Disability community conversations

We’re coming to talk to you about Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services wants to talk with you about supports and services, and how well they work for you, your family and whānau.

A team, including the new Deputy Director-General Disability, Adri Isbister, is travelling to towns around New Zealand in September and October, and we want to hear about the services you use or provide and what we need to be planning for the next five years to make improvements.

Where are we meeting?

These community conversations will be held in regional areas as well as some main cities. View time and location details below to find out when we will be in your area.

If you can't attend the community conversations, join us for a livestream on this page on Thursday 17 October at 6pm. More details will be available soon.

How to register

Please register by either completing the registration form below, emailing your details to disability@health.govt.nz or by calling 0800 855 066.

If you have any questions, email: disability@health.govt.nz

What will we talk about?

This is a chance for you to meet Adri Isbister, and hear her vision for the Directorate and the future of disability supports and services. We also want to hear about the existing supports and services you or your whānau access or provide.

Thank you to those who have already shared their stories, experiences and ideas about disability supports and services.

We’ve used what you’ve told us to develop the first stage of a new strategy and want to know if we’re heading in the right direction.

Download a copy of our Draft Strategy Framework document.

This is also available in an Easy Read format.

We’re keen to hear your views and questions and we look forward to meeting you.

Community conversation details

The start time is the same for all sessions:

  • 9 am – 12 pm for disability providers
  • 1 pm – 4 pm for disabled people, their whānau and carers.
City/Town Date Venue Room
Auckland Wednesday 25 September Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, 63 Westney Road, Mangere Pukeko Room
Christchurch Tuesday 10 September Sudima Christchurch Airport, 550 Memorial Ave Tasman 1 & 2
Dunedin Wednesday 11 September Distinction Dunedin Hotel, 6 Liverpool Street The Exchange Room
Hamilton Friday 27 September Jet Park Hotel Hamilton Airport, 201 Airport Road Harvard Room
Napier Friday 4 October Crown Hotel, Vautier Room, 22A Waghorne Street, Ahuriri Vautier Room
Nelson Monday 9 September Honest Lawyer, 1 Point Road, Monaco Banquet Room
Tauranga Thursday 3 October Classic Flyers, 8 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui Boeing Room
Wellington Wednesday 4 September James Cook Hotel, 147 The Terrace Chancellor 3
Whanganui Tuesday 1 October The Avenue Kingsgate Hotel Wanganui, 379 Victoria Ave Function Room
Whangarei Thursday 26 September Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Cafler 1 Room

Don’t forget to register by either completing the registration form below, emailing your details to disability@health.govt.nz or by calling 0800 855 066.

Registration form

Please get your registration in at least 10 days before the event you wish to attend begins.

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