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Blind Foundation - Join us and Let's Talk

Adele Vukula

We'd love to catch up over a cuppa, a bite to eat and have a chat. Join us for a Let's Talk event – coming to a town near you.

RSVP to Noreen Parker, 09 355 6920,

System Transformation of the Disability Support System

Adele Vukula

Sacha is working with the disability sector to design the transformed disability support system and will be doing live streaming question and answer sessions.

Crown / Māori Relations Hui

Adele Vukula

The Prime Minister has established a new Crown/Māori Relations portfolio. The creation of the portfolio shows the Crown’s commitment to a strong, ongoing and healthy relationship with Māori.

Have your say on the direction and priorities of this new government portfolio.

You can attend a hui or send your feedback to us directly. We need your thoughts and ideas by 5pm, Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Te Ao Marama (Māori Disability Advisory Group)

Adele Vukula

Disability Support Services within the Ministry of Health are seeking expressions of interest for new members of Te Ao Mārama, the Māori Disability Advisory Group. Te Ao Mārama is responsible for monitoring the implementation of Whāia Te Ao Mārama, the Māori Disability Action Plan, providing advice to Disability Support Services and in some circumstances to the wider Ministry of Health on the effectiveness of the plan in improving the lives of tāngata whaikaha Māori (Māori people with disabilities), and providing advice and support to the future design and implementation of the disability support system. 

Te Pou Workshops

Adele Vukula

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui November workshops.  Visit the Te Pou event calendar, here,  to view all events. 

ACC Assistive Technology Survey

Adele Vukula

We are seeking feedback for a research study into the value that assistive technologies offer disabled people. Assistive technologies are products and related services that help people take part in everyday activities.

BLENNZ Tangata Whenua Māori Representative Position

Adele Vukula

In accordance with Section 105A of the Education Act 1989 expressions of interest are being called to fill the Tangata Whenua representative position on the BLENNZ Board of Trustees. The term of this position is three years with the successful candidate taking office on the BLENNZ Board 8th December 2017.

Pure Delight Products by Tamara Nolan

Adele Vukula

Pure Delight products have been created by Tamara Nolan from Christchurch.  Enjoy Aromatherapy to relax you, plus dishwasher and laundry tablets that make life that little bit easier for those who live with a disability as well as those with busy lives. 

Biennial Conference 2017 ... Completed!

Adele Vukula

The 2017 Conference was a huge success with delegates attending from Australia, Canada and throughout Aotearoa. Members came together to awhi and manaaki throughout the weekend and enjoy workshops, presentations and performances. 

Blind Foundation Service Co-design Project

Adele Vukula

Could you partner with the Blind Foundation to redesign its services? The Blind Foundation has begun a new phase of transformation, to enable the achievement of the aspirational objectives outlined in the 2015-2020 strategic plan and to adapt to a changing world.