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Disability Action Plan 2019-2022: workshops

What should be in the new Disability Action Plan 2019-2022? The Office for Disability Issues and the Disabled Peoples Organisations Coalition are holding workshops to hear your ideas.

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The Office for Disability Issues and the Disabled Peoples’ Organisations (DPOs) Coalition are holding workshops to listen to ideas about what should be in the new Disability Action Plan (DAP) 2019-2022.  These workshops are part of a series to be held around the country.

The DAP is important as it is the government’s commitment to actions to implement the New Zealand Disability Strategy (2016-2026). This work builds on meetings held in 2018 by Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Disability Issues, to gather ideas from disabled people in Whangarei, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Invercargill, Rotorua and Hamilton.

ODI and the DPOs would love to visit each and every region, however out time and resources are limited. Please engage with us via phone, email, facebook or twitter if you are unable to attend one of the workshops.

The workshops will be held around New Zealand from November 2018 until February 2019. We will try and keep each workshop to one and a half hours. Full details about workshop dates and times will be published below as they become available.

People who can’t make the meetings may wish to provide their views online or by text or by making a video submission.

The workshops will start with a short presentation and then focus on listening to ideas about what should be in the new Disability Action Plan 2019-2022. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to or Text: 029 495 0010 , with the subject line: DAP Workshop and the date and time of the session. The workshops will have NZ Sign Language interpreters and hearing loops available. Please advise of any other accessibility needs you might have.

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Workshop Details
Date & time Venue Address RSVP to:

14 November 2018

2.30pm - 4.00pm

The Aurora Conference Centre

Level 1

56 The Terrace


RSVP for Wellington 14 November,

at 2.30pm email:

14 November 2018

6.30pm - 8.00pm

CQ Hotel


213 - 223 Cuba Street


RSVP for Wellington 14 November,

at 6.30pm email:

20 November 2018

2.30pm - 4pm

CCS Disability Royal Oak

Kauri Room

14 Erson Avenue

Royal Oak 1061

RSVP for Royal Oak 20 November,

at 2.30pm email:

20 November 2018

6.30pm - 8pm

Disability Connect

3B Olive Road

Penrose 1061

 RSVP for Penrose 20 November,

at 6.30pm email:

26 November 2018

2.30pm - 4pm

Papanui RSA

(the main bar room)

55 Bellvue Road

Papanui, Christchurch

 RSVP for Papanui 26 November,

at 2.30pm email:

29 November 2018

11am - 12.30pm

Dunedin Community House

Alexander McMillan Room

301 Moray Place


 RSVP for Dunedin 29 November,

at email:

3 December 2018

2.30pm - 4pm

Distinction Hotel

Carlton One Room

175 Cuba Street

Palmerston North

RSVP for Palmerston North 3 December,

at 2.30pm email:

4 December 2018

2.30pm - 4pm

Linden Social Centre

10 Linden Avenue, Tawa,


RSVP for Tawa 4 December,

at 2.30pm email:

5 December 2018

2.30pm - 4pm

Middlemore Hospital,

Ko Awatea Centre, Room 106

100 Hospital Road,


RSVP for Otahuhu 5 December,

at 2.30pm email:

February 2019

To be confirmed

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January - February 2019

Four further dates to be added    

 Please note that this list is being updated as dates are confirmed.


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