Whaikaha updates about changes to Purchasing Rules and EMS

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People has updated its webpage about the changes to Purchasing Rules and Equipment Modification Services (EMS), including NZSL and accessible formats, and answers to questions about transport, family carers, and EMS.

New report shows higher levels of reported drug use among disabled people

This week, a report called Drug Use in Aotearoa was released by the NZ Drug Foundation Te Puna Whakaiti Pāmamae Kai Whakapiri. The report draws on the latest 2022/23 data from the NZ Health Survey, wastewater testing, and the NZ Drug Trends Survey to paint a picture of drug use across the country.