Workshops, Expos, Opportunities & More

Upcoming Events

Workshops, meetings and expos etc, held by the Cerebral Palsy Society, as well as disability organisations, charities and community groups around the country.

* Please note – events are subject to change. The Cerebral Palsy Society has no control over whether the the external events listed below go ahead or not.

AIGA – March 20-24

AIGA (Samoan for family/whanau) is a groundbreaking and emotional Disability-led Pasifika-led work of theatre told through the lens of the real-life journey of Lusi Faiva.

A collective creative ensemble of women, non-binary, disabled, non-disabled, Pasifika and Maori identities brings this quest for identity and belonging to life, artfully sharing their own experiences with and through Lusi’s.

AIGA is an Aotearoa story with universal resonance: an honest and heartfelt work that moves you, expands your empathy and consciousness and invites you to explore new perspectives of being. With a powerhouse creative team, this work features storytelling at its core; a story that will make you laugh, cry, think and feel – one that needs to be heard.

This production is R13.

All shows are accessible.

Te Pou Theatre
Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mount Lebanon Lane

Ticket info

Para table tennis in Christchurch

Join ParaFed Canterbury for an introductory, fun and inclusive 8-week Para table tennis programme.
Serve, Spin, Smash! is for disabled people of all ages and abilities, using adapted equipment and games to maximise confidence and enjoyment.
There are three initial sessions on the following dates, before the official programme starts in May.

ALL AGES: Tuesdays, 26th March, 2nd April, 9th April (6-7pm)

Serve, Spin, Smash!

JUNIORS (UNDER 19 YRS): Tuesdays, 7th May – 25th June, 5–6pm
ALL AGES: Saturdays, 11th May – 18th June, 11am–12pm (excluding 1st June)

Table Tennis Canterbury, 294 Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch


Register here

Halberg Games – 2024

The Halberg Games is a national sports tournament that spans three days and is open to athletes aged 8-21 with a physical disability or visual impairment.

This year’s event is on from April 19 – 21 at Kings College, Auckland.

The Halberg Games provides a unique experience for athletes to participate in a genuine games village setting that includes spectacular opening and closing ceremonies. Competing in regional teams, participants get to explore their competitive spirit, try their hand at new sports, and experience the thrill of victory.

A wide range of sports is on offer such as adaptive crossfit challenge, athletics, swimming, golf, gymnastics, wheelchair basketball, boccia, badminton, archery, rowing, pop tennis, wheelchair rugby, powerchair football, rugby, turbo touch, taekwondo, table tennis, ambulant football, and adaptive cricket – ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Registrations close March 31

Register today!

Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Survey

Recreation Aotearoa and the Department of Conservation (DOC) want to hear from you.  

They are conducting an online Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Survey and are asking people with disabilities, tāngata whaikaha Māori, whānau, friends and support persons about their aspirations and experiences in outdoor recreation. 

They want to know:  

  • What experiences people with disabilities have had in outdoor recreation, including barriers to participation  
  • What outdoor recreation activities people with disabilities would like to be doing 
  • What prior information is needed to prepare for recreation activities 

The survey will take five to 20 minutes to complete, depending on your responses. 

All completed surveys are eligible to win a $500 Visa Prezzy® Card. 

Survey closes 5pm, April 12

Survey info

Complete the survey

Join Our Online Community

It’s an important time to be connected. Connecting with your community is an incredibly powerful way to beat isolation at this time.

Join our online community today where you can speak with CPS staff, and other families around New Zealand who either have, or know someone living with Cerebral Palsy.

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Request A Call From Our Team

We’re here to help. If you’re feeling isolated or need support, our team is available to talk. Sometimes, having someone to chat with can make a huge difference during this time of isolation.

Why not request a call or email from the team today?

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