Disability Support Advisory Committee

The Disability Support Advisory Committee is chaired by Rob Vigor-Brown.  DSAC advises the Board on the disability support needs of the Lakes district population and priorities for use of the health funding provided.  

Meetings for the 2018 year commencing 10.00am are normally held in the Rotorua Hospital Boardroom, Pukeroa Hill, Rotorua unless otherwise stated.


2019 July Abbreviations

DSAC Terms of Reference

19th February - Taupo Hospital

7th May

6th August - Taupo Hospital Library

5th November

Meetings for 2019

18th February

6th May

5th August

4th November

Click here for DSAC 2019.08.05 Public Agenda


Community and Iwi Representatives on DSAC


Colin Cockburn has been re-appointed as a community representative to DSAC. Colin says his life experience of living with a chronic disability gives him the experience to help progress the work of DSAC in promoting disability awareness. He also serves on the Taupo District Council’s Mobility Access Reference Group. Colin says as he is in regular contact with other disabled people he feels he can offer them a voice on DSAC. 

New community representative appointee to DSAC Cherie Reinders has a background of enrolled nursing, community support and social work roles. She worked as an Enrolled Nurse at Tauranga Hospital (1988-97) and Cantabria Rest Home before moving to become a community support worker at Karldon Trust. Cherie has a particular passion for health and disability issues.


Iwi governance body representatives: Sue Westbrook (primary - pictured at left) and Rauroha Clarke (alternate) share the Te Roopu Hauora O Te Arawa (TRHOTA) representation on DSAC. Mere Maniapoto (primary) and Leeann Loughlin (alternate - pictured at right) share representation for Te Nohanga Kotahitanga o Tuwharetoa (TNKOT).


24/07/2019 1:32 p.m.
Beryl Harris