Dyslexic font:

Who can access Mana Whaikaha?

To access Mana Whaikaha you need to:

  1. Live in the MidCentral DHB region, which includes these districts:

    Map of the MidCentral District Health Board region

    Click on the map to make it bigger

    • Palmerston North

    • Horowhenua

    • Manawatu

    • Ōtaki

    • Tararua

  2. Have a disability:

    • which is physical, intellectual, sensory or ASD, or a combination of these

    • that is likely to continue for at least 6 months

    • that limits your ability to function independently, to the extent ongoing support is required.

  3. be under 65 years old, in most cases.

      4. be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.


In addition, all children and young people in MidCentral with developmental delay are eligible for intensive early intervention support. It is recognised that early access to support can have a significant positive impact on future outcomes for disabled children.

 If you have mental health or age-related support needs, your local DHB can help.

What to do next

If you are looking for more information about what Mana Whaikaha offers, disability support or information on disability support, you can call us on 0800 626 255 or email admin@manawhaikaha.co.nz.


Find a Connector

Learn more about how Mana Whaikaha works