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Ministry of Disabled People

Working in partnership with disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori (Māori disabled people), and their families and whānau to transform the lives of disabled New Zealanders.


Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People commissions and delivers disability support services with a clear mandate to transform the way they are delivered. Visit the Whaikaha website to learn about:

Whaikaha supports:

  • other government agencies to incorporate disability perspectives and needs into their own policies and services — this way, they can meet their own responsibilities to disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori
  • the Minister for Disability Issues to lead the direction in how disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and their whānau are supported to have greater choice and control over their lives and realise their full potential.

Support and services for disabled people

Whaikaha has a mandate to transform the disability system in line with Enabling Good Lives principles.

Principles — Enabling Good Lives

This work starts with the effective delivery of the Disability Support Services.

Support and services — Whaikaha




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