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.

  • News

    Find out what's happening in our Whaikaha community and keep up to date with the latest press releases.

  • System Transformation

    Transforming the disability system in line with Enabling Good Lives (EGL) principles is a key program of work for our new Ministry. Find out how deploying 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 team. Find out about their role in our new Ministry.

  • Strategies, action plans, policies and guidelines

    Our new Ministry inherited several strategies and action plans that transfer with the Office for Disability Issues and Ministry of Health Disability Directorate. We also have a number of policies and guidelines which inform the work that we do. Find out what they are and what they cover.

  • Reports to the Minister

    Find a list of reports Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People provided to the Minister for Disability Issues organised by month.

  • 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.