Get to know Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People, our role in Government and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Have your say
One in four New Zealanders identifies as disabled. That's a lot of lives we can make a difference in.
We want the voices of our disabled community to have a true part in shaping the future. If you are a disabled person, family/whānau member, friend or supporter, have your say.
Creating an online home for disability information
Our website is a 'living project', designed and built in collaboration with members of our disabled community.
We're committed to continual improvement, and following accessibility standards and guidelines. We are working hard and acknowledge that best practice for accessibility means adhering to:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- New Zealand Government Web Standards
We will update our community on improvements and our accessibility standards as we go.
More choices, more control over the life you want to lead. We're working with the disabled community to deliver change and give you more decision-making control around the support you receive.
What's happening in our community
Minister for Disability Issues Hon Poto Williams shares a message as we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Whaikaha Chief Executive, Paula Tesoriero, MNZM, is mourning the passing of Sir Murray Halberg.
We’re inviting the community to meet and have a cuppa with Whaikaha Chief Executive Paula Tesoriero on 30 November in Dunedin and 1 December in Christchurch.
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