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Finding Supports

People access disability supports for many different reasons. The levels of support required may also change from time to time. Supports are provided to remove barriers, so that everyone can live a full life and participate in their community. ​

There is currently no central service in the Rodney District that provides information about local disability support. RICI is committed to filling this gap.


The vision of the New Zealand Disability Strategy is:

"New Zealand is a non-disabling society - a place    where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations, and all of New Zealand works together to make this happen."

This Directory is a work in progress. Some groups may be on pause, due to the pandemic. 

Local Support Groups

​Mahurangi Special Needs Support Group

Click on link - a private Facebook group for parents/families of young children with disabilities, to connect and support each other. 

The group also meet up for coffee

Venue: Bramble Café, at Matakana Country Park in Matakana.

Time: first Friday of the month

Contact: To chat or join the FB group, contact them via their FB/messenger.  

Autism Support Group


Venue: Mahu Presbyterian Church, 5 Pulham Road, Warkworth (downstairs lounge).

Time: Mornings for monthly meet-ups

Contact: email: Sandra at

Stroke Club

Venue: Totara Park Village, Mellwood Drive Warkworth

Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month

Contact: Lorna Crawford – Community Stroke Advisor Stroke Foundation, 027 896 5666


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Support for Family Caregivers

For information from

Carers NZ

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What is IF?

For information on Individualised Funding

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News on Carer Support Funding

The latest news on how it works and what to use it for.

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Funded Support

How Disability Support works and where/how to access it.

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Sourcing, maintaining and updating equipment. 

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Support Groups

List of local support groups in the Rodney District 

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Family Caregivers

Find out about the different services and supports available for carers. 

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Job Seekers

Are you keen to work locally and commute less? Do you care about people and want to make a difference?

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Community Support 

Public FB group - the groups and people who create our wonderful caring community in the Mahurangi. 

Senior Citizen Exercise Class

Aged Care

Aged Concern Rodney services. Based in Orewa

Grandmother and Grandson

Senior Citizens

Retirement Villages, Rest Homes and more - in Rodney

Leg Injury

ACC Information

What to do if you're injured in an accident. How a claim is made on your behalf.

Let's Work Together

"Alone, we can do so little;

together, we can do so much."  

Helen Keller

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