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New Zealand*

General Country Information
Capital: Wellington
Population: 4,252,277 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 1.75 million (208)
Telephone - mobile: 4.62 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 2.007 million (2009)
Internet users: 3.047 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.65
World Rank 2005/2006: 25

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
New Zealand Disability Action Plan (2014 - 2018)
(opens as Word Document, 250 KB)

Web Accessibility Policy Making: Perspective on New Zealand
Download the G3ict White Paper

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

17a Vancouver St, Wellington
Kingston 6021
New Zealand
Email: informed@accease.com
Tel: +64-4-974-5235+64-4-974-5235

Amputees Federation of New Zealand (AFNZ)
213A Bay View Road
St. Clair, Dunedin
New Zealand
Email: Lorrstan@xtra.co.nz
Tel: +64-3-455-6347+64-3-455-6347
Fax: +64-3-455-9547

Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (ABCNZ)
ABC NZ National Office, P O Box 7144,
Newtown 6242, New Zealand
Email: enquiries@abcnz.org.nz
Tel: +64-4-389-0033+64-4-389-0033
Fax: +64-4-389-0030

Brain Injury Association New Zealand
North Shore LIFE Centre,
3 William Laurie Place,
Albany, Auckland
Email: J.Glen@massey.ac.nz
Tel: +64-09-4145693+64-09-4145693
Fax: +64-09-4155643

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ)
1836-1848 Great North Road
Avondale, Auckland
PO Box 15770 New Lynn
Auckland 0640, New Zealand
Email: national@deaf.co.nz
Tel: +64-9-828-3282+64-9-828-3282
TTY: +64-9-820-5036
Fax: +64-9-828-3235

Disabled Persons Assembly New Zealand Inc. (DPANZ) - DPI National Assembly
Level 4 
173-175 Victoria Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
Email: gen@dpa.org.nz
Tel: +64-4-801-9100+64-4-801-9100
TTY: +64-4-801-9100
Fax: +64-4-801-9565

Enable New Zealand
P.O. Box 4547
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Email: enable@enable.co.nz
Tel: +64-6-353-5800+64-6-353-5800
Fax: +64-6-353-5876

IHC New Zealand Inc.
Level 15, Willbank House PO Box 4155
57 Willis Street
New Zealand
Tel: +64-4-472-2247+64-4-472-2247
Fax: +64-4-472-0429

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHFNZ)
81 New North Road
Eden Terrace
New Zealand
Email: resource@mentalhealth.org.nz
Tel: +64-9-300-7010+64-9-300-7010 / +64-9-300-7030+64-9-300-7030
Fax: +64-9-300-7020

MS Society of New Zealand (MSSNZ)
314 Worcester Street, Linwood,
Christchurch, New Zealand
Email: info@msnz.org
Tel: +64-4-499-4677+64-4-499-4677
Fax: +64-4-499-4675

New Zealand Spinal Trust
Private Bag 4708
8001 Christchurch
New Zealand
Email: info@nzspinaltrust.org.nz
Tel: +64-3-383-6881+64-3-383-6881
Fax: +64-3-383-7500

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB)

Awhina House, 4 Maunsell Road,
Parnell, Auckland 1052
New Zealand
Email: GeneralEnquiries@rnzfb.org.nz
Tel: +64-9-355-6900+64-9-355-6900 / +64-0800-243333+64-0800-243333
Fax: +64-9-366-0099

Workbridge Inc
Level 4, EMC2
5-7 Willeston Street,
Wellington, New Zealand
Email: christchurch@workbridge.co.nz
Tel: +64-04-913-6422+64-04-913-6422
Fax: +64-04-913-6432