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Welcome to Firstport
Find out everything you need to know about disability in New Zealand on this national website. Firstport is your one-stop shop for information, support and advice for disabled people, their family/whanau and carers.
Funding for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Government funding is available for people who are Deaf or have hearing loss to help you communicate and live safely.
Funding for people with visual impairments
Financial help, equipment and support services provided by the government for people who are blind or have visual impairments.
What's a disability information centre?
The centres work collaboratively to influence positive change and community growth across New Zealand.
When your child becomes paraplegic
Lara and Hayden Heta share their experience of finding out their 7 year-old daughter had become paraplegic.
Refusing to be seen as disabled
10 year-old Harper became paraplegic nearly 3 years ago after a gymnastics move went wrong.
When your legs stop working overnight
Chelsea talks about how her life has changed after waking up one night to find her legs not working.
Last updated on Friday, 4 June 2021