Information Resource

Here are some websites of groups and associations you might find helpful:


Manawanui is the pioneer and leading facilitator of Self-Directed Funding in New Zealand.

At Manawanui, we believe that self-direction is a human moral right. We are driven by this belief and our four core values:

  • We make it easy
  • People are really important to us
  • We deliver delight
  • We challenge ourselves to go beyond
Life Unlimited

A charitable trust offering health and disability information. advice and equipment to enable you to live the life you choose.

Kimi Ora School

Kimi Ora School is a special needs school that enrols students from the Wellington region. It is a school that caters for a diverse range of students aged from five to twenty one years of age with high and very high complex special needs.  Kimi Ora means “seeking well being in health” or “to be made whole.” Our school offers an holistic approach to education, working with the family we aim to achieve the best for your child. The therapies of speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and music therapy offered on site, on an ongoing basis, add an extra dimension to your child’s education.  Our enrolment and information documentation is available in Te Reo and other languages as required.

Conductive Education

Conductive Education in New Zealand is supported by a national body. The NZ Foundation for Conductive Education (NZFCE) was formed in September 1993 by the groups providing Conductive Education around NZ.

The purposes of the Foundation are:

  • To promote and raise the profile of Conductive Education
  • To promote cooperation between the groups providing Conductive Education
  • To advocate for those involved with Conductive Education
  • To network with the disability community
  • To facilitate research into Conductive Education
  • To promote standards for Conductive Education in New Zealand
  • To support the establishment of new Conductive Education Centres throughout NZ where there is an identified need
Accident Compensation Corporation

Prevention. Care. Recovery.

Improving New Zealand’s quality of life

Rare Disorders NZ

Our mission

Amplify the collective voice to improve healthcare and wellbeing for people and their whānau living with a rare disorder


Help at home, your way

Mycare is the easiest way to find, manage, and pay for the in-home care services you deserve. With no joining fee, you can connect with thousands of pre-approved support workers, choose the local person who’s right for you, and deal directly with them to create a tailored care plan. These are some of the reasons why Mycare is the most trusted source of quality home care New Zealand has to offer.

Come Visit Us

If you know anyone that would like to know more about KaraHands, just contact us and we can chat further. While there is a ‘waiting List’ it doesn’t hurt to have a chat.