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Special education

Special education in New Zealand is available for children with physical and/or intellectual impairments; hearing or vision difficulties; children who struggle with learning, communicating, or getting along with others; or who have an emotional or behavioural difficulty.

Information about Special Education in New Zealand (external website)

Local Services and Support

For advice and appropriate referral you can call the Special Education Information Line on 0800 622 222.

You can also get in touch with the local Special Education Office, Ministry of Education.

Central District Office

Garth Bennie
District Manager


1-3 Oxford Street
(cnr of Ferguson and Oxford Street)
PO Box 1154
Palmerston North 4440


Ph: 06 357 9245
Fax: 06 355 0503