DPA members are scattered throughout the country. Many are affiliated to regional groups called regional assemblies. They include disabled people and others such as family, other disabled people's organisations and disability service providers.
To support regional assemblies a group of disabled people called Kaituitui (or weavers who stitch together many threads of knowledge in their community) work throughout the country.
Kaituitui are also the link between regional DPA members and the national governance and management arms of DPA. Kaituitui ensure there is a meaningful flow of communication between the two groups so policies can be formulated and initiatives launched.
They also liaise with local authorities to represent the interests and aspirations of local DPA members.
If you want to contact a Kaituitui call us on (04) 801 9100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you their details.