Making Northland Accessible

Share your feedback by 11:59pm, Sunday 26 February 2023


Accessibility is when everyone can access places, services, and information with ease and dignity.

Many people in our communities have disabilities and access needs. People with access needs include people with disabilities, older adults, whanau with young children, and people with language difficulties. 

The four Northland councils are working together to support accessibility in Te Tai Tokerau.

We want your input as someone who has experienced barriers to accessibility. And we want you to participate in the way that best suits you. There are some options below for you to choose from. Printed copies are also available upon request from our customer service centres and libraries. If none of these options suit, you can email or call into your local council service centre anywhere in Northland for more information.


Further information

Make a group submission

If you are part of an access needs or disability support group and you would like to submit as a group, we can help you to arrange that. Email or call Zac on 0800 920 029.

Email, post, or video

You can email your written submission or attach a video or drawn submission and send to You can drop off your written or drawn submission to your local council service centre, or post it to:

Far North District Council,
Private Bag 752,
Kaikohe 0440.
C/O Strategy Development

What if none of these suit?

If none of these suit, call Zac on 0800 920 029 or email and let us know what would work for you instead.

What do councils actually do?

Check this link out to see what district councils do(PDF, 72KB).

Check this link out to see what Northland Regional Council does(PDF, 190KB).

This map of Northland(PDF, 103KB) shows you the area that each council covers so you can find your local council.

I'm not based in the Far North.

You can contact any of the Northland councils about this project as it is a regional approach. 

  • Northland Regional Council - Kyla Carlier 0800 002 004
  • Whangarei District Council - Claire Wilson 0800 932 463
  • Kaipara District Council - Gail Fotheringham 0800 727 059
  • Far North District Council - Zac Whitsitt 0800 920 029

This map of Northland(PDF, 103KB) shows you the area that each council covers so you can find your local council.