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Fieldworkers Network

The Fieldworkers Network meetings are for anyone working in the disability field. It is designed to be an opportunity to network with like minded agencies, share ideas, and work collectively on projects. 

The meeting dates for 2017 are:

  • 2 February
  • 3 May
  • 3 August
  • 1 November

Meetings start off with a cuppa and a catch up then we have a guest speaker.

If you wish to attend these meetings or have any information you would like dispersed to this group email  .

Health Education Resources

To order health education resources in Otago/Southland contact:

Judy Sibbe - Resource Coordinator. Public Health South.
Private Bag 1921 Dunedin 9054 Main Block. Level 2 Wakari Hospital Taieri Road. Dunedin 9010
Phone: 03 476 9870 / Fax: 03 476 9858

Barrier Free New Zealand Trust

Barrier Free NZ Trust is committed to ensuring that the built environment is made as accessible as possible, currently this is been achieved nationally through a significant focus on:

  • Education and training of council staff, designers
  • Involvement with several of the Canterbury rebuild Anchor Projects
  • A free of charge accessibility advice helpline (thanks to funding from Think Differently)
  • Development of accessibility design tools and best practice guidelines

From the smallest project or piece of advice, to comprehensive design reviews, the

Barrier Free NZ Trust gets involved wherever an opportunity presents itself to make a positive difference and get New Zealand one step closer to being a fully accessible country that everyone can enjoy, regardless of ability. 

The Barrier Free New Zealand Trust comprises of individuals with experience in the design and construction industry, local government and the disability sector.  

For further information please contact either:

Disability Information Service phone 03 471 6152 or email or

Barrier Free New Zealand Trust hotline on 027 225 5334 any time between 10am-3pm Weekdays (new window)

Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

Phone (03) 479 0265 (Dunedin)
Toll Free: 0800 555 050A free service, independent of public and private health and disability systems.Information/support to consumers of health and disability services who are unhappy with the quality of service they have received. Group talks and training on the code of rights/advocacy.


Be. Accessible is a New Zealand social change initiative and a holistic framework for accessibility with a mission to create a truly accessible country for us all.

Be. Accessible is managed by the Be. Institute, a social enterprise that aims to work across all sectors and communities throughout New Zealand. The belief is that every person has their part to play in the creation of accessibility regardless of how big or small the change. (new window)

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