Invitation to the Disability Action Plan workshops

Invitation to the Disability Action Plan workshops

The Office for Disability Issues and the Disabled Peoples’ Organisations Coalition are holding workshops to gather your ideas about what should be in the new Disability Action Plan 2019‒2022.

The Disability Action Plan will document the government’s commitments for the next four years to implement the New Zealand Disability Strategy.  To gather your views, we are running a series of workshops building on regional meetings held in 2018 by Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Disability Issues.  ODI and the DPOs would love to visit each and every region, however our time and resources are limited.

If you decide not to attend a workshop please tell us your views we also invite you to feedback by text, video or using our online feedback tool. If you would like us to phone you, book a time by phoning or texting us on 029 495 0010.

Go to for more details on the ways you can be involved and an updated list of workshops.

Alternatively, ODI has made an accessible online consultation tool available to gather your ideas about the Disability Action Plan at

RSVP: subject: DAP Workshop with the city, date and time or Text/SMS: 029 495 0010.

About the workshop

The workshop will have New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreters.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Please pass this invitation to anyone in your network who may be interested in attending.


Agenda for the workshop

1 hour and 30 minutes approximate duration

The workshop will start with a short presentation and then focus on listening to ideas about what should be in the new Disability Action Plan 2019-2022.

  1. Introductions and welcome
  1. Opening presentation – This will include a short introduction to the Disability Action Plan, the Disability Strategy and the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  2. Input from workshop participants – Hear from participants about their priorities for the new Disability Action Plan.  Small groups brainstorm, prioritise and report on their top 5 actions.
  3. Tea break – During the break the priorities will be summarised on poster paper.
  4. Reporting back – Participants from each table will report back on their table’s three top priority ideas.
  5. Closing remarks


Workshop Details

Date & time

City & venue


RSVP to:

26 November 2018

2.30pm – 4pm

Christchurch – Papanui RSA

(the main bar room)

55 Bellvue Road


RSVP for Papanui 26 November, at 2.30pm


29 November 2018

11am – 12.30pm

Dunedin Community House

Alexander McMillan Room

301 Moray Place


 RSVP for Dunedin 29 November, at



3 December 2018

2.30pm – 4pm

Palmerston North – Distinction Hotel

Carlton One Room

175 Cuba Street

Palmerston North

RSVP for Palmerston North 3 December, at 2.30pm






4 December 2018

2.30pm – 4pm

Wellington – Tawa

Linden Social Centre

10 Linden Avenue, Tawa,


RSVP for Tawa 4 December,

at 2.30pm



5 December 2018

2.30pm – 4pm

South Auckland – Otahuhu

Middlemore Hospital,

Ko Awatea Centre, Rm 106

100 Hospital Road,


RSVP for Otahuhu 5 December, at 2.30pm



February 2019

To be confirmed


To be confirmed shortly

RSVP once the date and time is confirmed

January – February 2019 – Four further dates to be added


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