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COVID-19

With cases and hospitalisations low, access to new medicines, and high vaccination levels, it’s now safe to move on from the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system). 

From 11:59pm on 12 September 2022, the COVID-19 Protection Framework will be removed. 

Protecting lives and livelihoods remains the goal of the Government’s COVID-19 response. New Zealand is moving forward with certainty.

Visit our COVID-19 page for additional information.


Blind Citizens NZ is advocating for, and working towards New Zealand becoming a fully inclusive society, where blind, deaf blind 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 accessibility campaign messages here.


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

Founded in 1945, Blind Citizens NZ:

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.