Support and Government agencies and providers that can support you and your loved ones:
This website includes information on the role of Disability Services within the Ministry of Health, the disability support services funded by the Ministry of Health, current projects and programmes and information for those contracting with them. It also provides some useful links to disability support services not funded by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs promotes the wellbeing and development of Pacific peoples in New Zealand. They work to ensure that Pacific peoples can participate in and contribute fully to New Zealand's social, cultural and economic life.
The NZ Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations is an active network of social service organisations. It has been active over four decades and has a membership base of more than 130 organisations. The Federation's mission is to inform, inspire and advocate for a thriving voluntary welfare sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Carers NZ provide information, advocacy and support for family caregivers.
Le Va, Pasifika within Te Pou, is New Zealand’s national hub for Pasifika mental health and addiction workforce development, as well as national coordinator for the disability support services sector. They play a role in translating policy into practice for all three sectors at a national level, meeting local needs. A major focus is enhancing the responsiveness of mainstream services to better meet the needs of Pasifika communities. Their vision is clear - vibrant Pacific leadership and well Pacific families.
SendMoneyPacific is an Australian and New Zealand Government funded website that you can use to compare costs when you send money from Australia, New Zealand or the United States of America to Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu. SendMoneyPacific looks at the fees and foreign exchange rates charged for money transfer services. We publish this information for free on our website so people sending their loved ones money can get the best deal possible. SendMoneyPacific is not a money transfer service. It is a website that allows you to compare the costs for free.
The Pacifica Arts Centre enables this growth by providing a home for Pacific arts and culture of all kinds. It is a welcoming space, open to everyone, and supportive of cultural exchange and mutual learning. The centre is growing; from a small-scale volunteer based operation, to a medium-scale enterprise with paid staff, multiple projects and a diverse range of arts and cultural activity onsite. This is the home of Pacific Arts, reflecting the many Pacific in Aotearoa..
The Office for Disability Issues is responsible for promoting the implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, and monitoring actions to enable the participation and inclusion of disabled people in our society. They provide a focus on disability issues in government, lead cross-sector policy, and provide support to the Minister for Disability Issues.
Firstport Disability information and support services
Firstport for information about managing your disability, accessing funding and getting support for you, your whānau and caregivers.
Community Net Aotearoa is an information sharing resource for NZ community and voluntary groups. Here you'll find guides, news and tools for and by clubs, groups, charities, trusts, hapu & iwi.
Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind
The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind is New Zealand's primary provider of vision-related habilitation and rehabilitation services to blind, deafblind and vision-impaired people.
The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency set up to promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health and disability services; help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services; and improve the quality of health care and disability services. The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights applies to all health and disability services in New Zealand.