Disability Information Advisory Services

Disability Information Advisory Services (DIAS) provide independent information and advice to disabled people, their families, whānau, aiga, caregivers and providers and the general public.

They can tell you about Ministry-funded and non-Ministry funded disability support services, and how you can find them. This information may include:

The service is available to everyone, for free. You can visit a DIAS whenever you want.

Some DIAS organisations are regional, while others are nationwide.

Contact details

Altogether Autism
Street address 20 Palmerston Street, Hamilton
Postal address PO Box 146, Hamilton 3240
Phone 0800 ASD INFO (0800 273 463), 07 834 4744
Email info@altogetherautism.org.nz
Website Altogether Autism
Ambury Park Centre for Riding Therapy Inc
Street address 66 Wellesley Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland
Postal address PO Box 5914, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141
Phone 09 6340763
Email office@amburyparkcentre.org.nz
Website Ambury Park Centre
Autism NZ Inc.
Street address Ground Floor, 101 Molesworth St, Wellington
Postal address PO Box 12599, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
Phone 0800 AUTISM (288 476)
Email info@autismnz.org.nz
Website Autism NZ
Blind Foundation
Postal address Awhina House, 4 Maunsell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052

Private Bag 99941, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

Phone (09) 355 6900 or 0800 24 33 33. Fax (09) 366 0099
Email GeneralEnquiries@blindfoundation.org.nz
Website Blind Foundation
Barrier Free NZ Trust
Postal address PO Box 25064, Panama Street, Wellington 6146
Phone 04 9155848
Email office@barrierfreenz.org.nz vivrickard@barrierfreenz.org.nz
Website Barrier Free NZ Trust
Brain Injury Association
Postal address Eastern Bay of Plenty, PO Box 528, Whakatane 3158
Phone 07 307 1447
Email catherinet@drct.co.nz
Website Brain Injury Association
Carers New Zealand
Postal address Freepost 3739 / PO Box 133, Mangonui, Northland 0442
Phone 09 406 0412
Email info@carers.net.nz
Website Carers New Zealand
CCS Disability Action – Manawatu/Horowhenua
Postal address PO Box 143, Palmerston North 4440
Phone 06 357 2119
0800 227 2255
Email manawatu@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
Website CCS Disability Action
CCS Disability Action – National
Postal address PO Box 6349, Marion Square, Wellington 6141
Phone 04 384 5677
Email info@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
Website CCS Disability Action
CCS Disability Action – Waikato
Street address 17 Claudelands Road, Hamilton
Postal address PO Box 272, Hamilton 3240
Phone 0800 227 2255
Email waikato@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
Website CCS Disability Action
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Street address 1836–1848 Great North Road, Auckland
Postal address PO Box 15770, New Lynn, Auckland 0640
Phone 09 828 3282
Email national@deaf.co.nz
Website Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Deaf Society of Canterbury Inc
Street address 232 Armagh St, Christchurch
Postal address PO Box 13025, Christchurch 8141
Phone 03 379 8251
Fax 03 379 2919
Email chchdeafcan@snap.net.nz
Website Deaf Society of Canterbury
Disability Community Trust Eastern Bay of Plenty
Street address 14 Goulstone Rd, Whakatane
Phone 07 308 7742
Email b.d.callinan@actrix.co.nz
Disability Connect (Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect)
Street address 3b Olive Road, Penrose, Auckland
Postal address PO Box 13385 Onehunga Auckland 1643
Phone 09 636 0351
Email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz
Website Disability Connect
Disabled Citizens Society Otago Inc.
Street address 199 Hillside Road, Dunedin
Postal address PO Box 2038, Dunedin 9044
Phone 03 455 5119
Email info@cargillenterprises.co.nz
Website Disabled Citizens Society Otago
ENABLE New Zealand
Street address 69 Malden St, Palmerston North
Postal address PO Box 4547, Palmerston North 4442
Phone 06 353 5800
0800 362 253
Email enable@enable.co.nz
Website ENABLE New Zealand
Gisborne Riding for the Disabled Club Inc.
Street address 34 Main Road, Makaraka, Gisborne
Postal address PO Box 2239, Gisborne 4040
Phone 06 867 2570
Website New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association
Hearing Association Incorporated Southland Branch
Street address 126 Lett Street, Invercargill
Postal address PO Box 7069, Invercargill 9844
Phone 03 214 9154
Email hearingsouth@paradise.net.nz
Website Hearing Association New Zealand
Hearing Association Wellington
Street address 16 Kent Tce, Wellington
Postal address PO Box 19038, Wellington 6149
Phone 04 384 7017
Email info@hearwell.co.nz
Website Hearing Association Wellington
Horowhenua Stairway Incorporated
Street address 21 Durham Street, Levin
Phone 06 3679211
Huntington’s Disease Association (Wellington) Inc
Postal address PO Box 30420, Lower Hutt 5040
Phone 04 569 3252
Email jwiggins.wellingtonhds@hotmail.com
Website Huntington’s Disease Association
Huntington’s Disease Association (Christchurch) Inc
Street address Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford St, Christchurch
Phone 03 312 3612
Email lynne.switzer@paradise.net.nz
Website Huntington’s Disease Association
Huria Management Trust
Street address 4 Te Kaponga St, Huria Marae, Tauranga
Postal address PO Box 398, Tauranga 3140
Phone 07 578 7838
Website Huria Management Trust
Huria Management Trust
Street address 4 Te Kaponga St, Huria Marae, Tauranga
Postal address PO Box 398, Tauranga 3140
Phone 07 578 7838
Website Huria Management Trust
IDEA Services Ltd
Street address Level 15, Willbank House, 57 Willis Street, Wellington
Postal address P.O. Box 4155, Wellington 6140
Phone 0800 442 442
Email Contact us
Website IHC New Zealand
IHC New Zealand
Street address Level 15, Willbank House, 57 Willis Street, Wellington
Postal address P.O. Box 4155, Wellington 6140
Phone 0800 442 442
Email Contact form
Website IHC New Zealand
Independent Living Service (ILS)
Street address 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland
308 Te Irirangi Drive, Botany South, Auckland
Postal address PO Box 24042, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345
Phone 0800 625 100
Email info@ilsnz.org
Website www.ilsnz.org
Lakeland Disabilities Support Trust
Potal address Maketu Post 3189, RD9, Te Puke
Phone 07 533 2166
Email ronamorrison@gmail.com
Life Unlimited National
Street address 20 Palmerston Street, Hamilton 3204
Postal address PO Box 146, Hamilton 3240
Phone 0800 008 011
Email info@lifeunlimited.net.nz
Website Life Unlimited
Life Unlimited Store Gisborne
Street address 105 Disraeli Street, Gisborne 4010
Postal address PO Box 146, Hamilton 3240
Phone 06 863 2836
0800 008 011
Email info@lifeunlimited.net.nz
Website Life Unlimited
Life Unlimited Store Hamilton
Street address 20 Palmerston Street, Hamilton 3204
Postal address PO Box 146, Hamilton 3240
Phone 07 839 5506
0800 008 011
Email storehamilton@lifeunlimited.net.nz
Website Life Unlimited Store
Life Unlimited Store Tauranga
Street address 160 Devonport Road, Tauranga 3110
Phone 07 571 6351
0800 008 011
Email storetauranga@lifeunlimited.net.nz
Website Life Unlimited Store
Life Unlimited Store Rotorua
Street address 110E Lake Road, Rotorua 3010
Phone 07 349 2513
0800 008 011
Email storerotorua@lifeunlimited.net.nz
Website Life Unlimited Store
LifeStart
Postal address PO Box 35219, Christchurch 8640
Phone 03 379 6020
Email lifestartchch@xtra.co.nz
Māori Disability & Resources Centre
Street address 202 Milton Street, Beckenham, Christchurch
Postal address PO Box 22407, Christchurch 8140
Phone 03 337 8013
Email mdrc@xtra.co.nz
Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ
Postal address PO Box 24036, Royal Oak 1345
Phone 09 624 2148
Email form Contact MNDA
Website Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ
Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinsons Society of Canterbury Inc
Street address 314 Worcester Street, Linwood, Christchurch
Postal address PO Box 32135, Linwood, Christchurch 8147
Phone 03 366 2857
Email support@ms-pd.org.nz
Website Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinsons Society of Canterbury
Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ
Street address Level 2, 85 The Terrace, Wellington
Postal address PO Box 2627, Wellington 8140
Phone 04 499 4677
0800 463 675
Website Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ
Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ – Canterbury Branch Inc.
Postal address PO Box 80025, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440
Phone 03 343 4083
0800 463 222
Email mdacanty@xtra.co.nz
Website Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ –Canterbury Branch
National Foundation for the Deaf
Street address 205 Parnell Rd, Auckland
Phone 0800 867 446
Email enquiries@nfd.org.nz
Website National Foundation for the Deaf
New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association
Street address Unit 1, Harcourts Lakeside Centre, Discovery Drive, Whitby, Porirua
Postal address PO Box 58110, Whitby, Porirua 5245
Phone 04 234 6090
Email admin@rda.org.nz
Website New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association
Nga Kete Matauranga Charitable Trust
Street address  66 Yarrow St, Invercargill
Postal address PO Box 1749, Invercargill 9840
Phone 03 214 5260
Email admin@kaitahu.maori.nz
Website Nga Kete Matauranga Charitable Trust
Ngati Kapo o Aotearoa Inc
Street address 510 Market St South, Hastings
Phone 0800 770 990
Website Ngati Kapo o Aotearoa
Ngati Maniapoto Marae
Street address 51 Tupiri St, Te Kuiti
Postal address PO Box 337, Te Kuiti 3941
Phone 07 878 0028
Email maryannef@maniapoto.org.nz
Website Ngati Maniapoto Marae
Ngati Porou Hauora Inc
Postal address PO Box 2, Te Puia Springs 4048
Phone 06 864 6803
Website Ngati Porou Hauora
Northable (Northland Disabilities Resource Centre)
Street address 40 John Street, Whangarei
Phone 09 430 0988
Website Northable
NZ Care Group Ltd
Street address Level 8, 15–21 Dixon St, Wellington
Postal address PO Box 24445, Wellington 6142
Phone 07 850 2911
Email nzcare@nzcaregroup.co.nz
Website NZ Care Group
NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres
Postal address PO Box 1091, Invercargill 9840
Phone 0800 693 342
Email admin@nzfdic.org.nz
Website NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres
Otago Deaf Society
Street address 16 Manor Place, Dunedin
Phone 03 477 4885
Email peggyimak@actrix.co.nz

Parent to Parent New Zealand Inc.

Postal address PO Box 234, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 2340
Phone 07 853 8491
0508 236 236
Email national@parent2parent.org.nz
Website Parent to Parent
People First NZ
Postal address PO Box 9199, Marion Square, Wellington 6141
Phone 0800 20 60 70
Email mail@peoplefirst.org.nz
People First Southern office
Street address 41 Essex Street, Christchurch 8011
Phone 03 366 4210
Email south@peoplefirst.org.nz
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (NZ) Inc
Postal address PO Box 258, Silverdale, Auckland 0944
Phone 0800 479 743
Email ceo@pws.org.nz
Website The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Raukawa Trust
Postal address Private Bag 8, Tokoroa 3444
Phone 07 885 0260
Email info@raukawa.org.nz
Website Raukawa Trust
Raukura Hauora O Tainui
Street address 237 Commerce Rd, Frankton, Hamilton
Postal address PO Box 5158, Frankton, Hamilton 3242
Phone 07 846 1389
Website Raukura Hauora O Tainui
Sommerville Centre for Special Needs Wanganui Inc
Street address 45 Campbell St, Whanganui
Postal address PO Box 540, Whanganui 4540
Phone 06 345 0566
0508 787 7678
Email special@sommerville.org.nz
Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START)
Street address 541 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052
Postal address PO Box 91376, Auckland 1142
Phone 09 379 6364
Email support@start.org.nz
Website www.stuttering.co.nz
Support Providers Allied Network Trust (SPAN)
Postal address PO Box 146, Hamilton 3240
Phone 07 839 5506
Email judyp@life.nzl.org
Taranaki APEPSI Trust
Postal address PO Box 537, New Plymouth 4340
Phone 06 751 1444
Email q_mackey@hotmail.com
Te Kohao Health Kirikiriroa Marae
Postal address PO Box 7107, Hamilton 3247
Phone 07 856 5479
0800 483 5642
Email admin@tekohaohealth.co.nz
Website Te Kohao Health Kirikiriroa Marae
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki
Street address 41 Belmont Road, Paeroa, Thames
Postal address PO Box 33, Thames 3540
Phone 0508 468 288
Email general@hauraki.iwi.nz
Website Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki
Te Oranganui Trust Inc
Street address 39–41 Drews Ave, Whanganui
Postal address PO Box 611, Whanganui 4540
Phone 06 348 0476
Email info@teoranganui.co.nz
Website Te Oranganui Trust
Te Whanau Tokotokorangi Charitable Trust
Street address 48 Biak St, Rotorua
Postal address PO Box 1429, Rotorua 3040
Phone 07 3493228
Email tokotoko@xtra.co.nz
Tiaho Trust
Postal address PO Box 374, Whangarei 0140
Phone 0800 430 3406
Website Tiaho Trust
Tuhoe Matauranga Trust
Street address 57 Tuhoe Street, Taneatua
Postal address PO Box 116, Taneatua 3163
Phone 07 312 9670
Email tekaokaootakapau@xtra.co.nz
Website Tuhoe Matauranga Trust
Tui Ora Ltd
Street address 36 Maratahu St, Westown
Postal address PO Box 8119, New Plymouth 4342
Phone 06 759 4064
Email reception@tuiora.co.nz
Website Tui Ora Ltd
Tuwharetoa Health Services
Postal address PO Box 326, Turangi 3353
Phone 07 386 8832
Email info@tuwharetoa.co.nz
Website Tuwharetoa Health Services
Vaka Tautua – Manukau, Auckland Head Office
Street address Unit 7 / 586 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2025
Postal address PO Box 23 244, Hunters Corner, Auckland 2155
Phone 0800 825 282
Ph: (09) 250 1812
Website Vaka Tautua
Vaka Tautua – Henderson, Auckland
Street address
102 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland 0612
Phone 0800 825 282
Ph: (09) 836 6534
Website Vaka Tautua
Vaka Tautua – Wellington
Street address 2A Raiha Street, Elsdon, Porirua, Wellington 5022
Postal address PO Box 50 389, Porirua, Wellington 5240
Phone 0800 825 282
Ph: (04) 237 1096
Website Vaka Tautua
Vaka Tautua – Christchurch
Street address Unit 18 / 105 Bamford Street, Woolston, Christchurch 8023
Postal address PO Box 19 950, Christchurch 8241
Phone 0800 825 282
Ph: (03) 943 1683
Website Vaka Tautua
Western Bay of Plenty Disability Support Trust
Street address 219 Ngatai Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga
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