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Maori Resources

Some useful Maori Resources Māori Cultural Guidelines Handbook for Powhiri Mihi Whakatau Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment Whakamaua Maori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 Whatua-Summary-Report …

NZDSN Newsletter 1 September 2021

COVID-19 Update The Government confirmed that all areas of New Zealand, outside of Auckland and Northland, are now at COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Auckland and Northland will be staying at Alert Level 4 for the time being (up to two weeks for Auckland and a week for Northland, depending on tests around Warkworth). 49 new …

Latest update from NZDSN 26 August 2021

Funding We have been concerned about the lack of certainty being provided to members from MoH on surety and extraordinary payments so have been chasing the MoH.  Here’s the latest: Ensuring clear information and communication on this matter and other COVID related issues is a top priority for the Ministry of Health. We know how …

Covid 19 Morning Update 19 August 2021

Welcome to this morning’s update. The COVID situation is, as I’m sure you’re well aware, developing almost by the minute.  As of this morning, we have ten known cases, but everyone is talking about many more to come with the next official update due at 1pm. Yesterday, we focussed on an update from Ministry of …

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New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) is an incorporated society of member organisations which provide support to disabled people.

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What We Do

  • We provide a strong voice to government on matters of policy, service design, and legislation.
  • We promote innovation, quality services, research, and deliver a Provider Development Programme.
  • We ensure good communication with members, and support for regional networks.
  • We contribute to government working parties and reference groups.
  • We contribute to government working parties and reference groups.


We host a range of events to facilitate the sharing of knowledge within the disability sector.

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Our Services

Provider Development Programme

A series of workshops and training events showcasing best/next practice and innovation. Two workstreams are tailored for leaders and direct service staff. The programme also includes communities of practice and leadership mentoring opportunities, and is informed by an analysis of NZDSN member needs.

NZDSN Conferences

NZDSN hosts conferences that attract a wide variety of international and national keynote speakers and workstream presenteres covering the latest developments and innovations within the sector.

Regional Networks

NZDSN supports a series of regional networking activities providing opportunities for information sharing, which ensures providers are well-connected across the regions.

Workforce Development

NZDSN contributes to, and leads initiatives to develop and improve qualification pathways with the disability workforce as well as advocating for fairer remunerations.

Research and Quality Development Projects

These include things like the development of practice guidelines, and policy research.

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NZDSN members belong to a values-driven network of service providers and supporters committed to a social change movement that is focused on achieving inclusive lives and active citizenship for disabled people

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