March to Parliament 2024

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When: Thursday 7 March, 12pm – 3pm

Where: Departing from either Bunny Street or Midland Park, Wellington Central, and arriving at Parliament at 1pm

Who: Supporters of strong accessibility legislation that covers all areas of public life in Aotearoa New Zealand

Why: To encourage the Government to listen to disabled voices in their consultation process when reviewing the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill

RSVP: Now!

Event Overview

The March to Parliament aims to leverage World Hearing Day (3 March 2024) to ensure the voices of disabled people and those with access needs are heard by the New Zealand Government. We will emphasise the importance of being seen, heard and having our voices acknowledged.

Key Objectives

  1. Advocate for the removal of barriers affecting our communities.

  2. Advocate for a rewrite of the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill with enforceable standards, a regulator, a barrier notification system and a robust dispute resolution process.

  3. Showcase the resilience, vibrancy and diversity of our communities.

  4. Deliver to Parliament the petition calling for the drafting of a new Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill.

RSVP today!

Crowd marching down long tree-lined avenue - Rawpixel CCO

Marchers, Display Your Message on a Balloon!

Our March to Parliament promises to be a vibrant display of our resilience and tenacity. We're excited to announce the participation of the amazing Katrina Matich, a talented vision impaired balloon artist!

Now, we want to know: would you prefer a balloon bracelet, a balloon hat or a balloon baton? Your choice will add to the colourful spectacle of our united cause. Each balloon design will have a white heart balloon attached to it, designed to be written on with a short message of 3-4 words.

To order your balloon, please RSVP with your balloon choice or contact Isabelle by Thursday 22 February.

Please wear something ORANGE on the day, and don't forget to bring a water bottle. Sunscreen and masks will be supplied courtesy of Hearing New Zealand.

Download the Access Matters Aotearoa shareable social media logos and show your support online!

We look forward to seeing you at the March.