Registered organisations supporting applications


Here is the list of registered organisations that can support you with the validation of your disability and barriers. Click on the link.

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Click the infographic below. You can download and free to print it.

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Processing with the NGO, 
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Processing with GP,
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How to apply (Puka Tono)

To make an application you need three things:

  1. A completed Validation of Disability & Barriers (VDB) Form or any documents provided by medical professionals that shows the applicant's access barriers 

  2. A passport-type photo

  3. Payment of NZ$30


Have you prepared them? 

Please read the following instructions before you apply.

Making the online application

Now that you have your VDB Form, a photo and payment you are ready to start your 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 enter 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

  • First Box - a VDB Form (PDF) or any documents from the medical professionals

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

  • Third Box -  a photo 

  • Press "submit"


Uploading VDB form (photo) - attach the first page in the first box, the second page in the fourth box.

Getting your VDB Form Completed

There are two ways that you can get your VDB Form completed:


  • Your doctor (GP) - they may charge for the service.

  • A registered NGO - see the current list on our webpage.

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If you need VDB form and neither of these ways are open to you, please contact us.

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 the adjustment. 


There are three options to pay:

  •  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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