Before you apply


Please read Guidance Notes and make sure to give full descriptive answers about your access needs.

Check the information below - 'Making the online application', 'Getting an acceptable photograph' and 'Payment'

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How to apply (Puka Tono)

To make an application you need three things:

Any supporting evidence about your access and get them together. These are things like evidence of payments for disabilities such as letter from MSD, a letter from your doctor or the NGO who supports you in the community.  If you have a Needs Assessment from your Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) service, that will help us a lot.  Scan the documents as a single PDF file. If you need help scanning, please visit your local library. They can help with this. 

A passport type photo (see the information below)

Please prepare for the payment such as PayPal (Credit or Debit card), internet banking or cash. This is $30 for 3 years.


Making the online application

There are three pages on the form:

Page 1:  Complete your contact details*.  If you are applying on behalf of someone provide the contact                     details where information about the progress of the application and future communications can                     be sent.

                    *Please take a moment to check your details. There is a $10 card replacement fee if you enter the wrong information.

Page 2: Brief explanations for the applicant's barriers

Page 3: Upload the documents and a photo. Each upload button will hold only one document. 

Box 1 - Your supporting evidence or any documents from medical professionals (a single PDF)

Box 2 - Your ID such as a passport or drivers license

Box 3 - a photo of the applicant

Box 4 - a photo of validated Kiwiable Card (if you have)

Press "submit"


Getting an acceptable photograph

Most smart phones are able to take a good enough photo.  We are looking for a photo that shows the head and shoulders on a light background. 

We recommend you to leave some spaces above the head for adjustment. 


There are three options to pay. If you'd prefer to pay by internet banking or cash, close the browser. The application is stored safely. 

  •  Via PayPal, Credit/Debit Card - this is the last step in the online application.


  •  Bank transfer to Westpac Bank 

    • Account Name:  Hāpai Foundation 

    • Account 03 0767 0054960 017 (Westpac) - please note the applicant's name as particular, the family name as a reference


  •  Cash at our office: 21 Lodestar Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch​ (Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm) 

Please make an appointment before you come into the building. ​

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