About us

  • Who we are

    We're leading a true partnership between the disability community, Māori and the Government. Find out how we're working to transform the disability system and honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  • Our whakapapa

    We're a new Ministry, but our history goes back many years. Find out about some of the key moments in Aotearoa's past and how they led to Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People.

  • Enabling Good Lives

    The national roll out of Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a key program of work for our new Ministry. Find out how the EGL approach seeks to ensure disabled New Zealanders have greater choice and control over their lives and supports.

  • Office for Disability Issues

    The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is a strategic and whole-of-government focused policy team. Find out about their role in our new ministry.

  • Policy, strategies and action plans

    Our new Ministry will inherit several strategies and action plans that transfer with the Office for Disability Issues and Ministry of Health Disability Directorate. Find out what they are and what they cover.

  • Our plan for this website

    We're in the process of creating an online home for all New Zealanders that need access to disability information. Find out what we're doing to make that a reality.

  • Finding our names

    Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People are the first two names in our three name journey. Learn about how we got there and our plans for adding a NZSL name in the future.