In 2020 DPA launched Mahi Tika – Equity in Employment. The programme 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. 


Mahi Tika, Provincial Growth Fund and Trust Waikato logos