Mahi Tika - Equity in Employment


Mahi Tika - Equity in Employment is an employment programme designed to increase opportunities for disabled people, who are significantly underrepresented in the workforce.

  • If you are a disabled jobseeker from across the Waikato region and are interested in taking part, fill in our Application Form and our team will then get in touch with further information. 
This project focusses on empowering disabled people in the Waikato region to be working or training in the industry of their choice and supporting them to become mentors to other disabled people.

It also focuses on developing relationships with industry partners that will improve workplace accessibility and promote the employment of disabled people.

This project has been developed in partnership with Waikato Tainui and aligns with the Enabling Good Lives principles.


Mahi Tika – Equity in Employment is funded by Trust Waikato and Te Ara Mahi, a part of the Provincial Growth Fund focused on regional skills and employment development with the aim of getting local people into sustained local employment.

The programme was launched by the Minister for Disability Issues, Honourable Carmel Sepuloni and Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoreiro in Hamilton on 28 September 2020. 


Keen to get learn more? Call or text your local Kaitiaki:

Tim Young 027 238 5812

Rodney Bell - Ngaati Maniapoto 027 238 5813

Contact the team for further information:

Or complete an Application Form  and our team will be in touch with further information.

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Mahi Tika Events

Mahi Tika - Equity in Employment Disabled Persons Information Session

An online information session for disabled people in the Waikato region who may be interested in participating in the programme.

When: Thursday 8 October 2020 from 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Where: Online
How: Complete this online Registration form and we will email you the Zoom details for the event.