Disability Issues

Thu 13 Apr 2017
| Disability Issues

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a new provider for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programmes, previously run by IDEA Services.

Fri 7 Apr 2017
| Disability Issues

I’d like to acknowledge the Deaf Studies Research Unit here at Victoria University. For over 20 years, the Deaf Studies Unit has shown commitment and leadership in its efforts to raise the profile of NZSL through research, teaching and development. Thank you Professor Wendy Larner for your warm welcome.

Mon 27 Mar 2017
| Disability Issues

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the New Zealand Special Olympics team should be extremely proud of its outstanding results at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Graz, Austria.

Wed 8 Mar 2017
| Disability Issues

A new plan to improve outcomes for disabled Pasifika people is being welcomed by Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner.

Faiva Ora, which means Work for Life, is a five-year improvement plan developed by the Ministry of Health.

Wed 30 Nov 2016
| Disability Issues

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner have congratulated the winners of the Attitude Awards, which recognise the exceptional contributions made by disabled New Zealanders.

Thu 20 Oct 2016
| Disability Issues

Today I spoke to the Workbridge Annual General Meeting about some of the exciting things they have been doing and what is happening in the disability sector. Workbridge is at the forefront of helping people with all types of disability, injury or illness into work.

Thu 20 Oct 2016
| Disability Issues

Today I spoke to the Workbridge Annual General Meeting about some of the exciting things they have been doing and what is happening in the disability sector. Workbridge is at the forefront of helping people with all types of disability, injury or illness into work.

Thu 13 Oct 2016
| Disability Issues

I am delighted today to celebrate the success of the athletes who have completed the training programme as ambassadors for Special Olympics New Zealand.

Thu 7 Jul 2016
| Disability Issues

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the partnership between the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) and Victoria University, School of Design is making the most of 3D printing to improve the lives of amputees.

Wed 15 Jun 2016
| Disability Issues

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulates Robert Martin as the first person with a learning disability to be elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.