Upcoming Events

To view our upcoming events and seminars, please go to our booking system.

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Regional Networking Meetings

Please see the following dates and times for the regional network meetings being held throughout New Zealand in 2023.
These meetings provide a great opportunity for local providers to connect and network with others in their regions.
These are placeholder notices for members to save these dates, times and locations in your diaries for the Regional Networking Meeting being held around New Zealand.

Auckland – please book for these events here www.nzdsn.org.nz/events

Times/dates for these meetings below. These meetings will be face to face where possible but via zoom when necessary.

Wednesday the 5th April 2023 Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Venue: 74 Epsom Avenue, Auditorium/6EB-113

Wednesday the 28th June 2023 Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Venue: 74 Epsom Avenue, Auditorium/6EB-113

Wednesday 20th Sept 2023 Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Venue: 74 Epsom Avenue, Auditorium/6EB-113

Wednesday 29th November 2023 Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Venue: To Be advised.

Waikato – dates and times as below:

Thursday the 17th November 10.am – 2.00pm

Times/dates/venues will be advised in the new year.

Hawkes Bay – bookings for these events are not open at this time, please contact admin@nzdsn.org.nz for updates
Times/dates and venue will be advised in the new year.  

Lower North Island – please book for these events Here www.nzdsn.org.nz/events

Venue: Community Connections 5 Sheffield St, Paraparaumu or Zoom if required
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Nelson – bookings for these events are not open at this time, please contact Karen.Bailey@nmdhb.govt.nz for updates
Times/dates for 2023 as below. These meetings will be via zoom. Please email Karen Bailey Karen.Bailey@nmdhb.govt.nz for the links

  • Monday 13 February 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • Monday 11 April 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • Monday 12 June 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • Monday 14 August 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • Monday 9 October 11.30am – 1.00pm

Canterbury Networking Meeting – dates and times

Otago Networking Meeting – bookings for these events are not open at this time, please contact info@cct.org.nz for updates
Times dates and venue will be advised in the new year.

Any queries regarding the above events should be directed to admin@nzdsn.org.nz or 04 4734678

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD)

In Person

Tiaho Trust

Friday 2nd December 2022 10am – 2pm, Whangarei

For more information: 0800 430 3406
https://tiaho.org.nz or email arlene@tiaho.org.nz

Both In Person and via Zoom


Throughout November and December, either in person or on Teams, you can hear from:

Peter Sim: What you can do as a colleague of a person with autism to make the workplace more inclusive

When: Monday 21st November 2pm AEDT / 11am AWST

Where: APM South Melbourne office


Ellie Cole: What employers can do to support the employment of para-athletes

When: Monday 28th November 1pm AEDT / 10am AWST

Where: APM West Perth Office (56 Ord Street)


Ben Johnston: What are the barriers in the workplace that are faced by people with vision impairment and how can we overcome them?

When: Thursday 1st December 2pm AEDT / 11am AWST

Where: APM North Sydney office


Read more about our presenters here

Blind Low Vision NZ

Blind Low Vision NZ will be marking International Day of Disabled Persons through an article in our client newsletter, Kōrero (published on Thursday 24 November), a news article on our website, an intranet piece and through content on our social media channels. We will link back to the IDPWD website on all of these so that people can find out more information if they need.

Be sure to register for any event you are able to attend! If you can, get into the office to see the presentation in person!

Access Advisors

We are getting together with some friends to discuss the language used around disabilities. Even IDPWD can be problematic. Come along and hear some different perspectives on Disabled People vs People with Disabilities, access needs vs special needs, wheelchair user or wheelchair bound.
This free webinar will provide insight onto the complexities of language and the impact words can have.
Date: Monday 5th December
Time: 12 – 1.30pm
Tickets are available through Humanitix.


The TrailRider Fun Day is being held in association with Parafed Bay of Plenty on Saturday, 3 December 2022 to celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities.
People will be taking the trip on the day with friends and whānau or with the help of volunteers from our community, including the Bay of Plenty Volcanix development squad and Priority One.
There will also be some fun activities for all the family on the day. Come along to Hopukiore – Mount Drury Reserve from 10am to 5pm and check out how Te Kaiwhakatere – TrailRider works, along with some live music, adaptive yoga and CrossFit, and ocean activities and beach games on Mount Maunganui Main Beach.

Event Link : https://fb.me/e/2mOktkuX3

Spectrum Care

To celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities, Spectrum Foundation Group and Spectrum Care’s Advisory Team (aka ‘The A Team’) of people with lived experience of disability will be hosting a ‘Kōrero and Kai’ session for our head office staff.
The theme this year is ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world’, with a special focus on disability inclusive developments in employment, reducing inequality, and sport as an exemplar for inclusion.
It’ll also be an important opportunity to acknowledge that ‘not all disabilities are visible’.
Disabilities come in all shapes and forms, and just because something isn’t visible, doesn’t mean it’s not important or impactful.
An example of an invisible disability is neurodiversity. Neurodiverse people see, experience and interact with the world differently.
Our staff will be congregating on the day to hear from our Advisory Team about their disabilities and how they see the world, as well as some of their hopes for the future.
In line with Spectrum Foundation’s promise to ‘leave no one behind’, we’re also using the session to do our part in finding innovative solutions for and with disabled people to make the world more accessible and equitable.
We’re looking forward to having an open kōrero with our colleagues to discuss their innovative ideas! Ngā mihi, Spectrum Care

Care On Call International Day of Disabiled Persons

This year, would love to celebrate our clients and staff with lived experiences of having a disability. To prepare for this, we are opening a discussion about how we can improve the experience of our clients and supports workers with a disability – particularly from an accessibility point of view. 
See more in the attached flyer.
See more in the second attached flyer