People First New Zealand Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi is a Disabled People’s Organisation run by and for people with learning (intellectual) disability.


People First NZ:

  • speaks up about things that affect people with learning disability
  • speaks up for change to make things better.


People First NZ teaches people with learning disability about self-advocacy.

Self-advocacy is about: 

  • knowing your rights
  • speaking up for your rights in your life, our community and to government. 

There are many People First NZ groups around New Zealand. Groups meet every month.

Group meetings are a safe way to: 

  • learn about your rights
  • speak up about things that are important to you.

Groups are where you can become a member.

To be a member of People First NZ you need to:

  • have a learning disability
  • be 18 years old or over.

It does not cost any money to be a member of People First NZ.

Contact us to find out about a People First NZ meeting near you.

People First NZ also has an Easy Read translation service called Make it Easy that uses words and pictures to make information easy to understand. 
We also run courses for people with learning disability that services can contract us to deliver.
As well as an online web app.  
Learn with Us Web App


Adult / Pakeke

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Mon – Fri 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided

Injury support services
Disability support services


Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

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173/175 Victoria Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

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Street Address

173/175 Victoria Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

Postal Address

P.O. Box 9199
Marion Square
Wellington 6141

This page was last updated at 10:12AM on April 17, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by People First New Zealand.