Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65.
They promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs.

They are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to ensure older people stay connected with their family, friends and community.

Local Age Concerns throughout New Zealand are the first port of call for older people in their communities. Age Concerns offer expertise and knowledge of all available services for older people as well as social activities.

Age Concern New Zealand (national office) provides national support to local Age Concerns. Age Concern New Zealand also informs the government and other national bodies on issues of concern for older people.

Alzheimers New Zealand represents people affected by dementia at a national level by raising awareness of dementia, providing information and resources for people affected by dementia, advocating for high quality services for people affected by dementia, and promoting research about prevention, treatment, cure and care of people affected by dementia.

There are 21 local Alzheimers organsiations that provide support, education, information and related services directly to members of their communities who are affected by dementia.

CCS Disability Action work with disabled people and communities to ensure decisions are made by disabled people.

A large part of their role is supporting people with disabilities to be ‘in the driver’s seat’ of their life, to achieve their own dreams and aspirations – by having the skills, confidence and resources to influence family, friends, colleagues, society and government.

With sixteen branches around the country, they provide frontline support and services, and create local awareness and education around disability issues.

Our Mission

To enhance the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy in New Zealand, by empowering them to make their own choices

Get Out There Programme

This programme is designed to get people with Cerebral Palsy engaging with their community. It is a voucher system that helps fund the part of the transport companies fare that is not covered by the Total Mobility Scheme.

The Society can supply vouchers to the value of approximately $200 per person (per 6 months) to approved applicants. The vouchers can be used for transport at the members discretion. This will equate to the average member being able to double the number of trips currently taken each year.

Sweet Louise provides:

  • An annual allocation of vouchers worth $500 to spend on their range of complementary and practical services. These include house cleaning, lawn mowing, wigs, massage and meal deliveries. All complementary services are approved by their Medical Advisory Board.
  • Monthly Member Meetings offer peer support and the chance to connect with others on the same journey. They also offer inclusive activities and interesting speakers presenting on relevant topics. Member meetings are available in locations across the North Island.
  • A wide range of information resources, both electronic and printed
  • A facilitated Men’s Group for partners/husbands (in collaboration with local Hospices, in some locations)
  • Practical support for children
  • Referrals to and collaboration with community organisations supporting families experiencing cancer

What we do

Child Cancer Foundation’s mission is that every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone.

We aim to reduce the impact of cancer by offering services to ensure children and their families are supported, informed and well cared for on their journey with cancer.

Family support

If you are a family looking for support please view a more complete explanation of our services in the family support section.

Our support services for families include:

    • Our People – Family Support Coordinators, Volunteer Branches and Health Professionals
    • Our Support Programmes – Personal Development Grants Programme, Beads of Courage®, Sharing Magazine, Family Places and Holiday Homes

Eldernet was established in 1997 as a direct result of the founders seeing the need for a comprehensive information service that focussed on issues concerning older people in New Zealand. The internet seemed to be the perfect way to make this information available and so, Eldernet was born.

With this impartial information,  older people, their families’ and professionals who work in this sector access to comprehensive information that enables them to make more informed decisions.

Disability Responsiveness New Zealand (DRNZ) is a social enterprise,
established to provide:
• education and training about disability responsiveness – to all
sectors of New Zealand society and
• Capability building opportunities – for disabled people.

Training provided by DRNZ assists disabled people through greatly
increased access to mainstream community-based and commercial
services. These services in turn benefit by engaging with and
providing goods and services to the one-in- four New Zealanders who
experience disability issues. DRNZ can assist you and your staff to be
confident that you know how to respond appropriately to disabled

For more information, contact DRNZ Managing Director: Pam MacNeill on
0274 575461 or e-mail – website

Driving Miss Daisy are offering a $5 discount per journey per car for every trip to and from any NZSO concert.

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is your national orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, they have charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings since 1947.

Today, the NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature and their reputation for artistic excellence attracts many of the world’s leading conductors and soloists each year. This year, the NZSO was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the prestigious Grammy Awards.

In their touring programmes each year the NZSO can perform more than 100 concerts in more than 30 different communities across New Zealand to audiences in excess of 100,000 people. They also nurture New Zealand’s best young musical talent through their Learning & Connecting programmes and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra.

Driving Miss Daisy are offering a $5 discount per journey per car for every trip to and from a Chamber of Music concert.

Chamber Music New Zealand is the largest presenter of top quality chamber music concerts throughout the country.

They exist to develop, nourish, and support New Zealanders to create and experience live chamber music.

What is chamber music?

Imagine being in a room with a group of really good friends. The conversation flows freely – one idea bounces off another, sometimes people take turns to speak, sometimes they all talk at once.

Chamber music has been called the music of friends, and it’s rather like a conversation – musically each voice is important and adds something to the whole. Unlike going to see an orchestra perform, chamber music ensembles are not led by a conductor.

People define chamber music by where it came from – music for small groups (ensembles) originally played in chambers or rooms rather than concert halls. Maybe we should define it by what it is – a musical conversation, which has the capacity to enlighten, entertain, enthrall and even surprise us at times.

Driving Miss Daisy are offering a $5 discount per journey per car for every trip to and from an Operatunity  concert.

Operatunity Daytime Concerts bring 8 different concert tours to 24 centres across New Zealand every year, performing nearly 200 performances. Tickets include a light lunch served after the show by the performers, and audience members love the family atmosphere, as well as the talent of our singers and musicians. Concert tickets are very affordable, and discounts are available for groups and full-season bookings.

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Our nationwide network of trained Automotive Technicians will get your vehicle sorted.

From  WoFs, CoFs, regos and simple replacements, to basic servicing, driver licencing and once-overs before you buy.

You’ll be surprised with all the things you can get done at VTNZ.

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