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News from Whaikaha

Acknowledging the passing of Stephanie Āwheto

Stephanie (Ngāti Ruanui/Taranaki descent) was the first trilingual (te reo Māori, NZSL and English) interpreter in Aotearoa and helped to create and modify signs to reflect Te Ao Māori.

King's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to all those who were recognised for their service to disabled people in the King's Birthday Honours 2024 list.

About Whaikaha

Get to know Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People, our role in Government and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Find out about the history of disability in Aotearoa New Zealand and the journey that led to our new Ministry.

Discover why we're transforming the disability system in line with the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) principles.