Kāpō Māori Aotearoa

Kāpō Māori Aotearoa (KMA) is the oldest and only national tāngata kāpō Māori (Māori blind, low vision and deaf blind) and tāngata whaikaha Māori (Māori disabled) led organisation in Aotearoa. Set up by kāpō Māori and their whānau in 1983, to provide a ‘safe’ forum to celebrate their indigeneity.

We are whānau inclusive and diverse: pan-ethnicity, pan-tribal, pan-age, pan-disability, and provide a dual role, as a kaupapa tāngata whaikaha Māori advocate and as a government contracted Māori health and disability service provider.

Our foundation is Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Māori version), guided by traditional and contemporary Kaupapa Māori values, principles, and practices, and we are a registered Incorporated Society, under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005. We are independent, governed by a board of five, who are elected by our members.

We serve tāngata kāpō Māori, tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau!