Become a Member

Kāpō Māori Aotearoa has disabled, able-bodied, Māori and Non-Māori members. You're welcome to join us.


There are two types of memberships:

General and Tangata.

To become a member, complete the online registration form(s):

General Membership  - there is no fee

Tangata Membership  - there is an annual fee.

If you would rather provide a koha please go to this page


General membership is free, benefits include:

  • Receiving the Kāpō Māori Aotearoa quarterly panui (newsletter) - He Pūrongo

  • Participating in Kāpō Māori Aotearoa initiated activities, events and training programmes

  • Peer support e.g. kāpō, age, gender, sighted, partner and whānau

  • Access to current information about health and disability services.

Tangata membership is voluntary and has an annual fee. The annual Tangata (financial) membership subscription is $20.00 (18 years and over).  To be eligible for delegate registration package 1 for our current Hui Taumata 2023, payment of 2022 and 2023 membership subscriptions is required.

Membership benefits include:

  • All General Membership benefits

  • Tangata Member subsidies

  • Hui Taumata 40th Anniversary 2023 

    *     Delegate registration package #1 – KMA Tangata (financial) members’ only.

    *     Commemorative T-shirt or polo shirt.

  • The right to nominate, elect and vote members of Te Kahui Tumuaki (National Executive Board) at the General Meeting

  • The opportunity to be elected and hold office on Te Kahui Tumuaki

  • Have input into the Strategic Planning of the Society

  • The ability to choose how your annual fee can be invested into the Society under the Three Kete of Knowledge Investment Plan.

In accordance with the Society's Constitution, Te Kahui Tumuaki retains the right to decline an application.


KMA is a registered charity (#CC 492600) which entitles KMA Tangata (financial) members to claim a tax reimbursement from the IRD. Click here to Contact Us, for more information.



I was told about Kāpō Māori Aotearoa by whānau who are also members.  I have Keratoconus and after over ten years of jumping through hoops and talking to the wrong people, my whānau urged me to get support, so I referred myself to Kāpō Māori Aotearoa.

It's been one of the most enjoyable journeys thus far, I am now more independent, have a greater sense of self and the incentive to share the growth gained with others in my community.