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The next Families Virtual Gathering is on 1st October:

The next virtual Zoom family gathering will be on Thursday 1st October from 11.30am till 1pm. The speaker will be Mark Benjamin of SAMS (Standards and Monitoring). Mark is involved in the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) programme and he will talk about all aspects of EGL. He will also talk about the core elements of […]

Official NZ COVID19 mask exemption certificates:



As agreed at the last Zoom meeting we are now holding these meetings once per month instead of once per week. The next Zoom gathering is Thursday 3rd September 11.30am till 1pm. Our speaker will be Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner, Human Rights Commission. Paula will discuss disability rights particularly from a COVID19 lockdown perspective. Issues Paula will […]

Mask exemption cards (for those who cannot reasonably wear a mask in public)

Here is a useful resource for those who are unable to wear a mask in public due to their disability.  This resource contains sample “cards” which you can show to supermarket staff, police, or those who might question you in public.  The sample cards are “cut outs”  – the left side is front facing and […]


Here are the ordering pathways to access PPE during Alert Level 3 lockdown in Auckland: Provider organisations – order through DHB Individualised Funding users – order through Manawanui (regardless of who your IF Host Agency is) – phone 0508 462 427 ‘Informal’ support users (those who have Carer Support only) – order through either Taikura […]