News and media

IHC is the voice for intellectual disability in New Zealand. We regularly comment in the media on a range of topics to advocate and stand up for the rights of disabled people. We also share people’s stories through several publications, including our flagship magazine, Strong Voices.

We have a great resource for journalists with some tips on writing about disability and disabled people, including appropriate language to use.

If you have a media enquiry or want to tell your story, please email or call 027 807 7740.

'Fearless' photographers in new community exhibition
Media release
September 28, 2022
Finalists from new "Capture the Moment" photography competition for people with an intellectual disability on display in Hastings exhibition.
Disabled students 5,000+ times more likely to be restrained in residential specialist schools
Media release
September 13, 2022
IHC is urging the government to mandate the end of physical restraint in schools.
IHC looks to Ministry of Education to step up for disabled students at Royal Commission
Media release
August 17, 2022
IHC looks to the Ministry of Education to step up for disabled students at tomorrow’s Royal Commission of Enquiry to abuse in State Care.
Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet new IHC Patron
August 15, 2022
IHC is delighted to announce Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet as its new patron.
Exhibition sheds light on lives of people with disabilities
August 11, 2022
Multimedia exhibition showcasing the lives of people with disabilities opens in Hamilton on 13 August at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.
IHC Art Awards Winners Announced
July 29, 2022
Mark Warner from Auckland has won the IHC Art Awards for 2022 and a $5,000 prize.
Make it fair or meet us in court
Media release
July 15, 2022
IHC’s 2022 Inclusive Education Survey paints an incredibly grim picture for disabled students in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
NZ Post’s new stamps showcase artwork from IHC Art Awards
July 7, 2022
The four artworks selected for the stamp collection are by Matthew Tonkin (2021), Katie McMillan (2020), Malachi Oldridge (2019) and Charlize Wilson (2018).
The education system is set to fail quarter of new students
Media release
July 7, 2022
IHC says a report out today showing a quarter of all preschool children have developmental difficulties shows the broken education system must be fixed today.
IHC: Flawed system funding community programmes for disabled adults must go
Media release
July 1, 2022
IHC New Zealand is once again calling on the Government to overhaul an outdated system that determines what community programmes disabled adults have access to based on flawed assessments they were given as children.