COVID-19

The New Zealand Government continues to put the strongest measures in place possible, to protect us all. As there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, it is therefore important for us to work together to slow its spread. On 12 August 2020 at 11.59am, the Government introduced two alert levels for the country. Auckland (Wellsford to Pukekohe) moved to Alert Level 3, while the rest of the country moved to Alert Level 2. Government will review the status of Alert Levels on 21 August. The status will remain in place until 11.59pm, Wednesday 26 August.

Our Blind Citizens NZ National Office (based in Wellington) remains open for business. Branches and Networks around the country continue to be in touch with our members, operating within the parameters in place for their respective part of the country. Most importantly they are contactable. You are welcome to contact our National Office for information on 0800 222 604.

For the most up-to-date information visit Government’s COVID-19 Website here https://covid19.govt.nz/

Here is the link for contact details https://abcnz.org.nz/contact-blind-citizens-nz/

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Blind Citizens NZ is advocating for, and working towards New Zealand becoming a fully inclusive society, where blind, deafblind and vision impaired people can lead rich, full and independent lives with confidence and dignity.

To support our work, we have created a social awareness campaign. The aim of the campaign is to educate the general public about some of the key issues faced by the blind community – and what they can do about it. It is based on the notion that…

“It shouldn’t be hard for our blind citizens to beat everyday obstacles”

To bring this idea to life, we wanted to exaggerate what it’s like for a blind person to negotiate everyday obstacles.

You can check out our campaign messages by visiting this link.


Blind Citizens NZ is a national organisation of, and for, blind citizens of New Zealand.

Founded in 1945, Blind Citizens NZ:

  • Blind Citizens NZ has branches throughout New Zealand.
  • Advocates on blindness-related issues.
  • Assists government and health agencies, local authorities, utilities and other organisations in improving services to blind people.
  • Provides opportunities for blind people to meet, socialise, and support each other by sharing information and experiences.

On this website you can:

Please feel free to look around and find out for yourself what Blind Citizens NZ is all about. We invite you to contact us and pass on any feedback and suggestions for improvement. Or if you register as a user of this website, why not post a comment in the discussion forum to see what others are thinking.