We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

5th National Māori Deaf Hui

A national Māori Deaf Hui was held 2-5 June 2017 near Whangarei at Whakapara Marae. There were up to 80 attendees and approximately 64 of them were Māori Deaf. Nearly 50% of the Māori Deaf who attended the hui were young Māori Deaf (rangatahi).

System transformation

Work to transform the disability support system is under way with a co-design team holding a series of workshop. Read about what's happening.
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These outcome areas will contribute to achieving the vision of the New Zealand Disability Strategy.