Barrier Free New Zealand Trust

Barrier Free NZ Trust - Updated July 01 2017

Barrier Free NZ is currently offline as we redevelop our website to more comprehensively showcase our services, and to ultimately deliver a better user experience.

Despite this online absence, we continue to be extremely active in the national market as we partner with the public and private sectors to advocate, train and consult in universal design. With nearly 25 years of experience, Barrier Free NZ has a comprehensive track record and a solid reputation.

We believe that accessible buildings, spaces and transport are essential in order to facilitate an optimal lifestyle for all people. To create those environments requires commitment, investment and expertise.

At Barrier Free NZ, we work at the intersection of user needs, commercial realities, regulatory requirements and aesthetic drivers to assist in creating those environments.

If you require advice, training or advocacy regarding universal design, or you have a project you would like us to be involved with, please feel free to contact us.

For matters related to the Education and Advocacy services provided by the Trust, or financial and administrative matters, contact our CEO, Lorraine Guthrie, or 021 029 16314

For technical guidance on accessibility and/or a universal accessibility assessment, report and/or opinion, contact our Technical Manager - Samantha Owles 021 448 143 (Christchurch based)

Roger Hopkins (Wellington based) can be contacted either directly or by sending your emailed request via

The Barrier Free Advice Line. 021 448 143 or you can email