Northland NZDSA – Regional Information

Bev Smith

Northland Representative

0800 693 724 x 3
[email protected]

Northland Down Syndrome Support Group Trust
Northland Down Syndrome Support Group is a charitable trust for people with Down syndrome, their families and their teachers. Run by parents of children with Down syndrome of all ages, we support, advise, advocate, provide resources and have fun!

Facebook page: Northland Down Syndrome Support Group

Tiaho Trust

Provides disability services and advocacy for people with disabilities in Northland. We connect people with national and local agencies and support services for all disabilities

People First Whangarei

Meet last Friday of the month at the Whangarei Library

Parent2Parent Northland Support

Provided by putting parents in contact with volunteer Support Parents with a similar personal experience, including national or international matches for rare conditions.

Kind Hands Children’s Disability or Medically Fragile Respite Care

Support facility here in Whangarei. Ages 0-6

Northable – NASC

Disability equipment, health and disability information, LYNKZ adult vocational program.

Hardcore Dance Company

Run a dance class for people with different abilities

CCS Disability Action Whangarei

Support, advice and information relating to disability. Our services are community based and we have staff providing a variety of services for disabled people and their family and whānau and the wider community.

Child Health Center

Pediatricians, SLTS, OTs, etc

The Papermill

A fun, creative and safe environment where artists with disabilities craft beautiful products from natural and recycled materials.


Assists people with disabilities and impairments to find employment. Workbridge is a specialist nationwide employment service.

Greenways Trust

Based in Dargaville provides support for adults with intellectual disabilities, including residential housing, supported employment and community participation.

Kaurilands Skills Centre

A small rurally based Trust, which operates on 45 acres near Dargaville. It is home to 16 residential clients and three day programme clients. The Centre’s key focus is on paid employment.

Spectrum Care

Holiday programme held at Blomfield special school and residential care.

Idea Services Northland

Provide residential supported independant living and vocational services.

Health and Disability Advocacy Whangarei

Jigsaw North Awhi

Support families through counselling, education, family support and whanaungatanga.

Work and Income

Child Disability Allowance

Supported Living Payment

Community Services Card

Northland District Health Board Whangarei Hospital Services