Disability Information and Equipment Centre

Who are we?

The Disability Information & Equipment Centre - is a charitable trust providing accurate and up-to-date information on disabilities and the disability support services available in the Greater Wellington Region.This is a free community service.

We sell, hire and loan-on-trial a wide range of equipment and daily living aids. We are located on the Kāpiti Coast next to the Kāpiti Community Te Newhanga Centre, in Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu.  

So what is a disability?

A disability is an impairment which reduces one’s capacity to participate fully in any aspect of life and society.

 Our aim is to help provide:  “Choice and quality of life for people with disabilities”

Contact us for…..

  • Specialized knowledge about services including information on building access, education, employment, funding and finances

  • Joining or making a referral to the Total Mobility Scheme - We are agents for this scheme

  • Hiring and trialling equipment – shower stools, toilet seat raisers, walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and much more

  • Sourcing and purchasing equipment – hand rails, jar openers, scooters, walking canes, walkers, wheelchairs etc.

  • Travel, transport and recreation information

  • Community contacts, information about disability networking meetings, presentations to groups about the service

  • Access to a comprehensive Disability Support Service Directory

 Who uses our services?

  • People with Disabilities
  • Older Persons
  • Families / Whanau
  • Carers
  • Community Organizations
  • Health Professionals
  • Students & Educators
  • Government Departments
  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Employers
  • Local Authorities
  • Architects & Builders

The Disability Information Service and Centres are governed by a charitable trust and are affiliated with the New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres.  

Physical Address
15a Ngahina Street
Paraparaumu 5032
Kapiti Coast

Open Monday to Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
Postal Address
PO Box 23
Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast
5254
New Zealand


Phone Number
04 298 2914
0800 69 33 42