Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People Announces Flexibility to Pay Family Members Using Carer Support and/or Individualised Funding is Permanent:

Whaikaha is pleased to confirm that its more flexible approach for disabled people to engage family, whānau and aiga to provide supports is here to stay.
When other household whānau members can provide support for disabled people, it financially recognises their mahi aroha, work performed out of love, and makes it easier to ensure needed support is available. Most importantly, decisions about who is being paid to provide support and when are made directly by disabled people and their families, whānau and aiga.