Stats NZ – Modernising our approach to the 2028 Census

Introduction Data can change lives. Data tells us information about how we live and support each other, makes government services better, and helps the economy grow. Stats NZ is Aotearoa New Zealand’s official data and statistics agency. We create high-quality data and statistics about our country and the lives of … Read more

Cervical Screening – How to do the HPV self-test

This guide will help you collect your own vaginal sample. If you are unsure about anything or have any difficulty with the test, ask your healthcare provider for help. If you choose to do a self-test you will be given a test kit with detailed instructions on what to do. … Read more

Cervical screening — your test, your choice

HPV and cervical cancer Almost all cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus is very common and is spread by intimate skin-to-skin contact or any sexual activity. Almost all adults will have HPV at some stage in their lives. While most cases of HPV usually clear up … Read more

Clarifications on Purchasing Rules for Flexible Funding

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People is providing clarifications to support disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau to apply the Purchasing Rules for flexible funding supports. The clarifications have been informed by the feedback received from our community and providers. Whaikaha recognises we have a lot to learn from … Read more

New Zealand Sign Language Board appointments

The Ministry congratulates three new appointees to the New Zealand Sign Language Board. The trio – Erica Dawson, Kim Robinson and Monica Leach – were approved by Cabinet on Monday, 6 May. They were put forward by Minister for Disability Issues Louise Upston after a nominations process organised by Whaikaha … Read more

What People Can Buy with Disability Funding: Purchasing Rules

This document describes what government disability support funding (funding) can be used to buy. It is for people using: Disabled people who can make choices about how they use their funding are more likely to buy goods and services that make their lives easier and/or better. These purchasing rules aim … Read more

Panui – May 2024

Update about the Crown Response Work Programme records project and setting up of a Ministerial Group to support the Minister 16 May 2024 This pānui/newsletter is from the Crown Response Unit – the team that responds to recommendations from the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry. We will issue … Read more

Toi Mai: Barriers to diversity in the Aotearoa tech sector summary

Introduction Tech is a fast-growing and high-value sector in Aotearoa. With increasing labour demands and competitive salaries, tech has the potential to provide stable, high-paying jobs to an increasingly significant proportion of New Zealand workers if we can capitalise on strong global demand for tech products and services. We know … Read more

Netsafe Helpline

Netsafe is an independent non-profit organisation that provides free and confidential support to people in New Zealand. We provide practical tools, education materials, and advice to prevent and manage online harm.  If you are concerned about the immediate safety of you or someone else, please call 111.  The Netsafe Helpline  … Read more