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News Update 27 April 2021

In this update Some updated information for you on current matters impacting providers Vaccination roll out Covid extra-ordinary expenses Pay equity rates and the labour cost index Vaccination roll out Many thanks to Ray Finch who joined nearly 100 people for our zoom session on Friday. It was a comprehensive information and a very productive …

News Update 25 March 2021

In this Update: Vaccination Roll Out Information NZDSN/DSS Joint Work programme details Diploma Qualifications in Employment Support: 2nd Intake Ministry of Health Pay Equity process and timelines The Incorporated Societies Bill was introduced into Parliament last week COVID extra-ordinary costs reimbursement Vaccination Roll Out Information A range of information is now available on the Ministry …

News update – March 2021

Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2021. We acknowledge that this is a little over due, but like everyone else, the year to date has not been without its challenges as COVID 19 serves up some regular reminders of its continued presence. We have also been waiting in order to provide some substantive progress on …

Auckland Regional News Update-December 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 NZDSN Auckland regional news update No doubt 2020 will be a year for the history books. We have all been challenged this year but as with every struggle, some amazing growth can come out of it and next to all the challenges, positive growth has definitely taken place in the …

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About Us

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.

Become a Member of NZDSN

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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