Find out about our upcoming community engagement events. Dates and times are subject to change.

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Engagement forums: Growing voice and safety

During May 2023 Whaikaha will be holding forums to gain input from the disability community and providers to gain your input into the design of two proposed new quality improvement services.

Find more information our Engagement forums: Growing voice and safety webpage


Coffee with Paula

These coffee catch ups are a chance for the community to raise any questions or have a chat with Whaikaha Chief Executive Paula Tesoriero face to face.

NZSL interpreters will be present and we're grateful to the Disabled Persons Assembly external URL for their help in facilitating these events. 

It's not required to register, but for catering purposes it would be great if people could indicate they are coming by emailing You can also email any questions for Paula in advance if you want to.

This section will be updated as coffee with Paula events are organised.

Online Q&A sessions

Our online community question and answer sessions are held via Zoom and are an opportunity for tāngata whaikaha Māori, disabled people and whānau to come together and learn more about Whaikaha and ask some questions.

These sessions will have NZSL interpreters, captions and will be recorded for people who are unable to make it.

To register email 

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our May hui

We will update this section when future Q&A sessions are organised.

Past Q&A sessions

Watch recordings of past Q&A Zoom sessions. 



Questions and answers from past hui

Purchasing Guidelines questions and answers

Questions from hui that relate to the Purchasing Guidelines. These include questions about the Purchasing Guidelines itself, using funding, working with Hosts and NASCs, Carer Support, and other related questions.

Whaikaha questions and answers

Questions from hui that are about Whaikaha. These include questions about Enabling Good Lives, Legislation, Whaikaha's people, working in partnership, children and education, and te Tiriti o Waitangi.