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Disabled New Zealanders Must Have A Seat At The Cabinet Table

Monday, 17 June 2024, 11:06 am | NZDSN

Politicians and parties were challenged to give disabled New Zealanders winnable positions on party lists, and seats at the cabinet table in the opening address of the New Zealand Disability Support Network national conference this morning. More >>

Whaikaha Review The Only Option For Disability Support Change

Friday, 31 May 2024, 1:40 pm | NZDSN

NZDSN’s budget analysis found that while Whaikaha appears to have received a 20% increase in departmental funding, it’s likely to be a release of contingent funding for implementing Enabling Good Lives, or a transfer of funding from the Ministry ... More >>

10% Budget Funding Boost Needed To Maintain Disability Services

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 1:59 pm | NZDSN

The government must deliver a 10.4% funding boost to keep disability support providers' heads above water and maintain support for vulnerable New Zealanders, says NZ Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. More >>

Nervous Budget Day Wait For Disability Community

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 5:27 pm | NZDSN

Minister of Finance Nicola Willis’s various pre-budget announcements haven’t offered many reasons for optimism for the disability support sector. More >>

Only The Government Can Fund Pay Equity For Disability Care And Support Workers

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 6:58 pm | NZDSN

The Government must urgently confirm it will fund pay equity for disability care and support workers, said New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. More >>

NZDSN OPINION: Where Is The Independent Body Awarding Funding To The Disabled Sector?

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 5:38 pm | NZDSN

Without an independent body looking out for their interests, disabled New Zealanders’ only chance of a meaningful increase in the quality of their care, is the politicians. More >>

10% Funding Increase Needed Just To Meet Rising Disability Sector Costs And Support Frontline Workers

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 1:42 pm | NZDSN

“We would welcome any efficiencies that can be made in service procurement and contract oversight, which would save costs for Whaikaha, suppliers and ultimately, the taxpayer. But any savings made must be put back into frontline disability services,” ... More >>

Disability Providers Welcome Paula Tesoriero As Ministry Of Disabled People CEO

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 7:46 pm | NZDSN

Disability providers have great hopes for the new Ministry of Disabled People and are encouraged by the appointment of Paula Tesoriero, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. “Ms Tesoriero did sterling work for the disabled ... More >>

Disability Providers Need Funding To Match Care Assistants’ Pay Boost

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 1:14 pm | NZDSN

The significant pay increases set to be awarded to nurses and care assistants working for DHBs will need to be matched with government funding for support workers and nurses working for disability providers. Without that full funding, it will be very ... More >>

Vaccine Mandate An Important Layer Of Defense For Disabled Kiwis

Monday, 11 October 2021, 5:51 pm | NZDSN

“A vaccine mandate for health and disability workers is an important move to protect disabled people from COVID-19”, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. NZDSN represents a network of not-for-profit organisations and some ... More >>

Sleepover case update: Implications for providers and staff

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 3:28 pm | NZDSN

You will be aware that a ruling has been determined by the Court of Appeal regarding the Sleepover Case. While this ruling is very significant, it’s important to remember that – at this stage – it only directly relates to one employee, Mr Dickson, ... More >>

Nationwide Disability Support Network Launched

Thursday, 15 April 2010, 10:01 am | NZDSN

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) was officially launched today, 14 April 2010, by the Minister for Disability Issues, Tariana Turia, with the Wellington event complemented by regional launches in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston ... More >>

Disability support provider network announced

Thursday, 3 December 2009, 2:37 pm | NZDSN

Thursday 3 December 2009 marks the beginning of a sea change in New Zealand’s disability support sector as it signifies the inception of the New Zealand Disability Support Network (or NZDSN). More >>




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