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New Zealand gateway for disability information, services, and support

Our Firstport website is a reliable and trustworthy source for anyone searching for disability information, advice and support in New Zealand.

In a world where there is an abundance of information online, Firstport acts as a gateway, linking people to services they’re looking for.

The name reflects a navigation theme: navigating the website, the jargon, the services available, the products in the marketplace, and where to go next.

It’s a 'first port of call’ — a place to start.

Visit Firstport, New Zealand’s disability information website

Read how we re-launched Firstport in 2022 with input from New Zealand's disability community

Firstport facts

Firstport was:

  • built on the Common Web Platform (CWP), the official web platform for the New Zealand Government

  • developed with funding from the Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People)

  • developed together with the New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres

  • launched in November 2017 to replace the WEKA website

  • relaunched in August 2022.