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

Founded in 1945, 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:

  • Access our publications such as our quarterly magazine Focus, recordings of our weekly telephone-based Feedback Line, and fact sheets, position papers, petitions and submissions.
  • Keep up to date with our work on issues affecting blind people and our advocacy in these areas.
  • Find out how you can support Blind Citizens NZ.
  • Keep in touch with local branch activities and what our members are doing.
  • Find national and branch contact information.
  • Join Blind Citizens NZ or renew your membership.
  • Register on the site and participate in the Discussion Forum.
  • Subscribe to email updates through our various email lists.

We really want this website to work for you as much as for us, but we also know how frustrating it is sometimes when you meet a new website for the first time. So if you're planning to visit us regularly, you might like to take a few minutes and read a full description of how to get the most from this website.

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.