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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.

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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. 

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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.

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What's a disability information centre?

The centres work collaboratively to influence positive change and community growth across New Zealand.

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When your child becomes paraplegic

Lara and Hayden Heta share their experience of finding out their 7 year-old daughter had become paraplegic.

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Refusing to be seen as disabled

10 year-old Harper became paraplegic nearly 3 years ago after a gymnastics move went wrong. 

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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.

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Last updated on Friday, 4 June 2021

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