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.
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.