Disability Issues

Wed 25 May 2016
| Disability Issues

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the first round of consultation on the development of a new disability strategy for New Zealand has been a great success.

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the New Zealand Defence Force team on their success at the 2016 Invictus games in Florida. The Invictus Games are a Paralympic-style sporting championship for wounded, injured and sick military servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.
Thu 12 May 2016
| Disability Issues

I am delighted to be here with you this afternoon in Hawera to open CCS Disability Action’s new site. A warm welcome to everyone here this afternoon.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says submissions are overwhelmingly supportive of New Zealand joining an international treaty that will make more published works available to people with a print disability.
Wed 6 Apr 2016
| Disability Issues

On World Autism Awareness Day I hosted a breakfast to celebrate the experience of New Zealanders with autism and the diverse talents and skills that people with autism can bring to New Zealand society.

Thu 3 Dec 2015
| Disability Issues

Hi Everyone

As Christmas rapidly approaches I want to thank you for the warm welcome I have received from the disability community this year and for the contribution each of you has made to creating a more accessible and more inclusive New Zealand.

Fri 30 Oct 2015
| Disability Issues

Commerce Minister Paul Goldsmith today released a discussion document which seeks feedback on whether New Zealand should join an international treaty aimed at making more published material available for people with print disabilities.

Tue 20 Oct 2015
| Disability Issues

Attitude Group

Fri 25 Sep 2015
| Disability Issues

As we move into warmer weather and prepare for daylight saving on 27 September, I’ve been thinking about Disability Issues.  It’s just one year since I took on the role as Minister for Disability Issues and what a journey it’s been!  I’ve found the sector to be engaging and vocal – always pushing the Government for better outcomes for disabled people.  Their activity has helped me understand the importance of giving disabled people more control and choice in their lives, more opportunities to work and greater accessibility to their communities.

Wed 1 Jul 2015
| Disability Issues

“Today I announced 14 New Zealand Sign Language Fund grants for community projects that will make a difference for the thousands of kiwis who use the language every day."