In the lead up to celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People are inviting the community to meet and have a kōrero (chat) and a cuppa with Whaikaha Chief Executive Paula Tesoriero MNZM.

Ōtepoti (Dunedin) afternoon tea
Where: Level 4 at the Alexander McMillan Suite, 301 Moray Place
When: 2.30pm - 3.30pm, Wednesday 30 November

Ōtautahi (Christchurch) morning tea
Where: St Martins Community Centre, 122 Wilsons Road South, St Martins
When: 10.00am - 11.00am, Thursday 1 December

NZSL interpreters will be at both events.

This is a chance for people to raise any pātai (questions) or just to meet Paula kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face). Wahiakaha encourage you to head along and be part of what will be the first of many of these type of community engagements around the motu.

Please circulate this to your respective networks. For catering purposes, it would be great if people could indicate they are coming by emailing