National Pacific Disability Action Plan

Updated: 15 February 2024

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People is developing a National Pacific Disability Plan and wants to hear from Pacific disabled people and their aiga or whānau (family).

The National Pacific Disability Action Plan, co-developed with the community, will help guide changes to the disability support system and services for Pacific people that Whaikaha manages. By co-developing this plan with the community, we make sure that the Pacific community’s needs and goals guide important changes that understand and appreciate their culture.

Share your experiences with us

We are organising a series of talanoa (conversations/discussions) around the country and invite all Pacific disabled people and their aiga or whānau to come and share their experiences with us.

We want to know the challenges experienced by Pacific disabled people, what systems are currently working well or not so well, and how we can make the system and sector better for them and their aiga or whānau.

The information you provide will also enable Whaikaha to accurately reflect and advocate for the changes that Pacific disabled people and their families have been calling for.

The talanoa are supported by the leadership of the Pacific community. By attending these talanoa you will ensure the voices and experiences of Pacific disabled people and their families are heard, honoured, and reflected in our plan.

Upcoming Talanoa

If you cannot currently see a talanoa for your region here, they are still being planned and we will update this web page as they are confirmed.

If you are unsure if your region will be included, please contact us at pacificpeoples@whaikaha.govt.nz or text 4206.

Kai (food) will be provided at each talanoa.

Online survey – coming soon

As well as our talanoa sessions, a survey will be available online for Pacific disabled people and their aiga or whānau to share their experiences with us.

This survey will be available on this webpage with alternate formats when it is ready.

Contact us

If you have any questions, you can email us at pacificpeoples@whaikaha.govt.nz or text us at 4206.