National News

Job Advertistment: New Zealand Sign Language Facilitator

In this role you will work within a trans-disciplinary team to support families/whanau with Deaf children aged 0-5, to develop New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and enhance effective communication and language acquisition.

This position is based in Wellington and is for between 10 to 20 hours per week.

Applications for this position close at 5pm on Monday 16 June 2014.

For further information, and to submit your CV and a cover letter, please email bridget.ferguson@deaf.org.nz. We also welcome applications in New Zealand Sign Language.

Announcement

Job Description

Introducing New Northern iSign Booking Coordinator

iSign has appointed a new booking coordinator for the Northern region (including Auckland and Northland). Her name is Jane Crown. She replaces the previous booking coordinator, Christie Mason, who left iSign to take up new opportunities.

Contact details for iSign for Northern region bookings are still the same. Email addresse, mobile number, text number, phone number, fax number, etc are all the same.

Jane lives in the South Auckland area, where she grew up. She is a mum to two children: a 18-year-old sun and a 14-year-old daughter. She hopes to meet the Deaf community soon.

Christie said she will miss working at iSign, but she will still be around in the Deaf Community. She wishes everyone all the best for the future.

NZSL Experts Advisory Group

A summary of minutes has been released in English and NZSL from the last New Zealand Sign Language Experts Advisory Group meeting held in Wellington on 11 March 2014.

You can watch and read all minutes here: http://seeflow.co.nz/nzsl-eag.

IRD Information In NZSL

The IRD has translated some of their information into NZSL, on the following topics:-
  • Business structures
  • Income and provisional tax
  • Expenses
  • Depreciation
  • Registering for GST
  • Record keeping
  • Working for Families Tax Credits
You can find all NZSL videos from the IRD here:-
http://www.ird.govt.nz/help/demo/sign-lang-vids/
Northland News

Northland Deaf Club Mid-Year Xmas

When: 14th June, 4:30pm onwards
Where: Kensington Tavern (next to Red Pizza)
 
Dinner will start at about 5.30pm when we are ready to order.

See you there, Vicki.


Taniwha Vs Blues

When: Friday 13th, kick off at 6.30pm.
Where: Toll Stadium, Whangarei.
Buy Tickets: 09 438 4743 ext 700

Tickets

Earlybird sales: Adults from $12 to $20, children from 5 to 14; $6 to $10, family of four $30 to $50
Game day sales: Adults $25 to $15, children $15 to $10, family of four $45 to $65.



Auckland News

Interpreted Theatre Show: Once On Chunuk Bair

Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) is proud to have been Auckland's flagship professional theatre company for over twenty years. Over this time ATC has been committed to making local live theatre accessible to all members of the community. We are now eager to extend this commitment to the members of the Deaf communities by offering NZSL interpreted performances of selected productions in our 2014 Acts of Faith Season.

They will launch our Accessibility Programme with a NZSL interpreted performance of The Lion Foundation Season of Once on Chunuk Bair written by Maurice Shadbolt and directed by Ian Mune and Cameron Rhodes.

Once on Chunuk Bair is a production of national significance about one day in the tragic Gallipoli campaign of 1915. It is an epic story of faith, courage and heroism.

Dan Hanks will lead the sign interpreting team. There will be a pre show talk in NZSL about the story and clarification of the signs for names and locations. Sign interpreters will also be available pre-show at the bar to assist with bar orders or box office requests.

Auckland Theatre Company is excited to present the pilot performance of the Accessibility Programme. We will offer free tickets to both Blind and Deaf patrons plus a companion to this performance. We welcome you to offer feedback after the show including  thoughts about the experience as a whole and what we can improve in time for Jesus Christ Superstar in November.

NZSL interpreted performance will be on Sunday 22nd June.

Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, Auckland City.

Pre-show talk for NZSL users will start from 3.15pm.
The performance itself will start from 4pm.


To book tickets ring 09 3093395 or email boxoffice@atc.co.nz. Tickets are limited, so book early.

NZSL Interpreted Theatre

What: The Whale Rider (by Witi Ihimaera)

When: Monday 7th July at  2pm and July 11th  at 10.30am.

Cost: Check www.timbrayproductions.org.nz for prices

Book now for The Whale Rider live on stage during the Term 2 school holidays!

3rd Auckland Deaf Poker Tournament

Our poker tournament is now only a month away!

When: 21st June 2014
Time: 12:30pm start
Where: Sammy’s Place, Main Casino Floor, Sky City Casino, Corner of Federal and Victoria Street

$100 Buy in ($85 + $15)
15,000 Stack, 20 min levels
Age 20+

Cash Prizes. Bar Food Available. Supports Welcome

Please remember to be responsible

For more information contact Ben Clifford deafpokernz@gmail.com.

Five Maori Painters

When: 9th June to 15th June, 10am to 5pm daily
Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
Cost: Free
Website: Auckland Art Gallery

Do you like art?

Senior artists Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Robyn Kahukiwa and Emily Karaka, along with next-generation painters Saffronn Te Ratana and Star Gossage, present fresh and fundamental approaches to contemporary Māori art. 

Included in the exhibition are significant historic examples of painted hoe (canoe paddle) and heke (rafter) from Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, along with work by 19th-century artist George French Angas.

Taonga and historic prints create a traditional context for the contemporary works.

Ladies Only: Cervical Smear

When: Wednesday 11 June, 9.30am-3pm
Where: Takanini Family Service Centre, 8 Oakleigh Avenue, Takanini
Cost: Free

Are you up to date? A female nurse from Well Women will be at the new Takanini Family Service Centre to provide free cervical smear tests. She is also able to search the register to check if you are overdue.

Booking details: No appointments are necessary but you are welcome to make one
Contact: Kyla Scott (kylas@familyservicecentres.org.nz)

Who’s Brave Enough For A Mid Winter Swim???

When: Sunday 22nd June, 1pm to 3pm
Registration: 1pm, swim 2.15pm
Where: Selwyn Reserve, Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay
Cost: Free

Have a mini Hawaiian holiday at this free Winter Splash family fun day in Mission Bay!

Come dressed in your best Hawaiian outfit.

Registration opens at 1pm, followed by the swim from 2.15pm.

There will be prizes, children’s entertainment and a free sausage sizzle.


Waikato News

“Keep It Clean & Green New Zealand” – Exhibition

When: Sunday 8 June – Friday 13 June, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Where: Inspirit Gallery and Studio,  360 Pencarrow Rd, Hamilton      
Restrictions: All Ages
Website: Inspirit Studio & Gallery

New Zealand artists with a passion for the New Zealand natural environment have created a diverse and unique range of mixed media work that reflect places in New Zealand sacred to them that they would like to see preserved & protected for future generations.

This exciting and topical group exhibition comes with a strong environmental message at a time when we are aware of how under threat our oceans, rivers, lakes and natural environment are. There are many committed individuals and groups working hard every day in New Zealand to preserve and protect our environment. We hope to highlight the importance of individual responsibility and this being a time to take positive action to live up to our Clean & Green reputation. Our collective future depends on the steps we take to care for and protect our unique paradise at the bottom of the world.

Nia Class – Dancing In Your Body’s Way

When: Friday 6 June, and Friday 13 June, 9:30 - 10:30am 
Where: Raglan District Union Church, 3 Stewart St, Raglan      
Restrictions: All Ages
Websites: Nia in Waikato , Nia with Nik , Nia New Zealand
 
First class free! Classes start from $8 with purchase of a concession card…  Experience moving with pleasure and joy in this playful class that reconnects your mind and soul to your body through Your Body's Way. No experience needed, no shoes needed either!
Read some of the testimonials from current students in the Waikato:
"After a couple of sessions of Nia I was feeling excited to go, and a couple of weeks later I was feeling excited to get up in the morning!! Something very new to me.” – Nicola.
I’m loving it - I find your enthusiasm and energy so contagious, it lifts all our own energy levels." - Susan, 61
"For me, Nia combines exercise with peace of mind which I carry into the rest of my life. I thought I moved freely until Nic got me really moving. Now I just want more!" Hana, 41

Careers Expo

When: Sunday 8 June, 10:00am–3:00pm - Monday 9 June, 9:00am–3:00pm 
Where: Claudelands Arena, Brooklyn Rd, Hamilton      
Restrictions: All Ages
Admission: Free
Website: The New Zealand Careers Expos
 
For young people seeking career advice the Careers Expo is the best opportunity to get face to face with recruiters, tertiary and training providers and advisors to help you plan your vocation pathway.

Whether you're leaving school or are trying to decide what and where to study next, you'll find information on which of New Zealand's industries need you and what they need you to know.

The 2014 Careers Expo will also have food, music and competitions to keep you energised during the day. The event is open to all and parents, guardians and whanau are welcome to attend.

There will also be presentations by experts, to help you make the most of your opportunities.

Exhibitors at the 2014 Careers Expo
  • Universities, polytechnics and tertiary institutes
  • Trade and Industry Training providers
  • Employers (advising on jobs and graduate skills in demand)
  • Government agencies for career advice and support
  • Entertainment and Activities
See you there!


Bay of Plenty News

iSign Manager Visiting Bay Of Plenty

James Bichan, manager of iSign, will be in Tauranga on Tuesday, 10th June. He would love to meet the community and hear your stories about access to interpreters, funding and any other comments you would like to share.

James is also an interpreter so will be using NZSL to communicate directly with you.

If you are available, please come to the Deaf Aotearoa office (Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga) between 4-6pm on Tuesday 11th June. James looks forward to meeting you and sharing your stories!

Civil Defence: Bay Of Plenty Emergency Management Group

Keep up to date before, during and after an emergency by subscribing to one or both of the emergency alert systems.

This is only for major emergency. The texting alert will not be used for weather alerts or minor localised incidents.

They cannot guarantee Emergency Alerts will reach you during an emergency if there is a failure with signals, internet, backlogs etc.

Do not reply on the texts as they will not be read or monitored and it will cost you money.

To subscribe your mobile number and email address to receive the Emergency Alerts visit this page:-
http://www.bopcivildefence.govt.nz/emergency-status/subscribe/

Bay of Plenty Deaf Club

Whakatane RSA Club on the 28 June is cancelled.

Change of venue for the 28 June will be at the Club Mount Maunganui at 5:30pm.

Click on flyer for more information and let BOP Deaf Club know if you are going so they can have numbers to book tables for dinner.

 


Papamoa Hills Night Walk

Where: Papamoa Hills Regional Park, Poplar Lane, Tauranga
When: Friday 13 June from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday 14 June from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $20.00
Age restrictions: From 13 years up. No under 13's.

Buy tickets before the walk. There will be no ticket sales on the night for safety reasons.

An amazing night walk through Papamoa Hills to Summerhill Trails to enjoy coffee and cake.

The walk is about 6km (1hr) and has beautiful views over Tauranga.

Entrants are returned by minivan to their vehicles.

Want to join the walk? Visit to buy tickets online:-
http://www.enteronline.co.nz/index.cfm?page=Home&searchType=Event

Buried Village Open Weekend

Where: 1180 Tarawera Road, Rotorua
When: Saturday 7 June from 9:00am to 4:30pm and Sunday 8 June from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Cost: Free

128 years have passed since Mount Tarawera erupted on June 10th 1886.

Buried Village is having an open weekend to commemorate.

Entry is free for the public for the whole weekend, and there will be entertainment for all ages.

Slam Rock

Where: Southern Trust Sportsdrome, Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua
When: Saturday 7 June from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

This is a speed-skating competition on roller skates.

The Sulphur City Steam Rollers are proud to present Slam Rock 2014. The city's first roller derby event!

For more information and ticket sales visit this link:-
http://events.stuff.co.nz/2014/slam-rock/bay-of-plenty/rotorua



Taranaki News

Deaf Advocate Visits New Plymouth

Donna Allan, Deaf Advocate, will be in New Plymouth on Tuesday 17 June and Wednesday 18 June 2014.

Send a text, email or fax to her to make an appointment.

Let Donna know by 12 June.

National Health and Disability Advocacy Service
Text: 027 233 4905
Email: dallan@hdc.org.nz
Fax: 04 570 0856

Good Home Mountainairs V Wellington Saints

Date: Friday 06 June
Time: 6:30pm
Location: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

Will the Airs Shoot Down the Saints? Will the Good Home Mountainairs rise to the occasion?

Come and see the new teams for the 2014 season, with the Taranaki home game.

Infants under five years are free if they sit on a lap of a parent.

Patrons 5 years to 17 years need to pay for a Child Pass.

Prices: Adult $15, Child $8, Family $40 *Service fees apply
Contact: Ticketmaster
Phone: 0800 111 999
Email: ticketnp@npdc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.basketballtaranaki.org.nz/

Home Work: Artists At Work

Date: Saturday 7 June
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Location: Main Exhibition Gallery, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth

Come and kōrero with our Home Work artists Julianne Lafferty, Wayne Roberts and Dale Copeland and watch them at work.

Prices: Free
Contact: Puke Ariki Front Desk
Phone: 06-759 6060
Email: enquiries@npdc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.pukeariki.com/

Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Society Club Open Weekend

Date: Saturday  7 June - Sunday 08 June
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Location:
Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Society Club Rooms, 82 Centennial Drive Paritutu, New Plymouth

Come and watch as club members meet to carve hard stone or stroll around our permanent display and maybe purchase a unique sculpture for your home, work or garden!

Prices: FREE
Contact: Liz Bridgeman - Club Chair
Phone: 0277 66 00 36
Email: tk.sculpture@ghmail.com
Website: http://www.tekupenga.com/

Art to Lunch: Taranaki Arts Trail

Date: Thursday 12 June
Time: 12.15pm
Location: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Administration Office, New Plymouth

All are welcome to join us for a talk about the inaugural Taranaki Arts Trail, a positive initiative to showcase Taranaki’s diverse and talented artists, makers and creatives. Meet Amanda Hewlett who will discuss the development of the trail, its role in the arts community and ideas for its future.

Free entry, coffee and tea provided, BYO lunch.

www.taranakiartstrail.co.nz

Good Home Mountainairs V Otago Nuggets

Date: Friday 13 June
Time: 6:30pm
Location: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

Will the Airs Shoot Down the Nuggets? Will the Good Home Mountainairs rise to the occasion?

Come and see the new teams for the 2014 season, with the Taranaki home game.

Infants under five years are free if they sit on a lap of a parent.

Patrons 5 years to 17 years need to pay for a Child Pass.

Prices: Adult $15, Child $8, Family $40 *Service fees apply
Contact: Ticketmaster
Phone: 0800 111 999
Email: ticketnp@npdc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.basketballtaranaki.org.nz


Hawkes Bay News

Sustaining The Art Of Moko

Where: MTG Century Theatre, MTG Hawkes Bay, Herschell Street, Napier
When: Wednesday 11th June 2014, 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Cost: Free Admission

Moko is now worn by many young Māori as a symbol of identity and ethnic pride, although it almost died out in the 20th century.

In the second Ten by Ten talk, Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku tells the story of the history of moko and its revival as investigated and documented by a Marsden-funded research team. The search for information led them to manuscripts and artefacts held by institutions across the world. Community participation was an essential part of this work. The pan-tribal team interviewed moko wearers and artists and examined the cultural and spiritual issues surrounding moko, including the controversy sometimes apparent in modern life.

MTG Hawke’s Bay has a diverse collection of taonga relating to the art of moko. MTG Hawke’s Bay will be opening its exhibition galleries from 6.00pm – 7.30pm for audience members to view prior to the talk, free of charge.

These lectures are free and open to the general public. However, to ensure a seat, please obtain a ticket at: www.royalsociety.org.nz/events

Enquiries: 04 470 5781 or lectures@royalsociety.org.nz.


Matariki: Celebrating Maori New Year At Te Aute College

Where: Te Aute College, State Highway 2, Otane
When: Friday 13 June 2014, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Entry: Free

Wrap up warm and join us for this annual mid-winter festival to celebrate the rise of the Matariki star cluster heralding the arrival of the Maori New Year. Light a candle lantern in thanksgiving for the harvest and new year planting season. There's soloists, bands, kapa haka and hip hop dancers. Enjoy a range of hot kiwi kai on offer. There's kiddies rides and slides and a spectacular fireworks display rounds off the night.

Free return buses will be operating from Porangahau, Takapau, Waipukurau and Waipawa.Contact us for details.

A huge thank you to Te Aute College for allowing us to bring this public event onto school grounds. Everyone welcome to this free event.

Thanks also to our funders the Lion Foundation, Te Puni Kokiri - Ministry of Maori Development and Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc.


Hawkes Bay Mud Run

Where: Morton Lake, 300 Omapere Road, Crownthorpe, Hastings
When: Sunday 15 June 2014, 9:30am – 1:00pm

This is the 3rd year of our iconic Hawkes Bay owned and operated fundraising event. Sensational course with lots of variety and Mud!

Situated in a natural ampitheatre, the course contains everything from a lake, an island, stopbank, shingle mountains, vineyard track, mudslide, camo crawl, bugzapper, mudder bar creekbeds, gentle hillsides.

The spectator viewing platforms are superb for those supporting.

A hot lunch pack is part of your entry fee if you enter online. Prices as follows:
  • 5 km Mud Run (1 lap) $50 Adult
  • 10 km Mud Run (2 laps) $50 adult
  • $30 (13-17 and students) doing 5 or 10 km
  • Mixed Team $90 - 10 km 1 male and 1 female doing 1 lap each
  • Kids race (8-12) 2km $20 starts at 10.30am
  • Late entry applies after 7 June, extra $10
See our website for more details and up to date information.

Registration entry form here:
http://www.123contactform.com/form-861947/HB-Mud-Run-Registration-Form



Manawatu News

Manawatu Deaf Society

Deaf Club is closed this Friday 6th June.

Matariki Dawn Ceremony

When: Tuesday 10th June
Where: Te Manawa
Time: 6.00am
 
Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars. It rises just once a year in mid-winter, for Māori people it means the start of a new year.
 
Traditionally it was a time to remember those who had died in the last year. But it was also a happy event, crops had been harvested and seafood and birds had been collected. They sing, dance and feast.
 
Food and hot drinks will be provided.

Voice Thru Your Hands

When: 10th June to 24th June 2014 (Tuesday fortnightly during school term)
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
 
Play games, activities, sign singing all using basic vocabulary from NZ Sign Language.

Fun and interactive way to learn for everyone.
 
For more information contact: info@voicethruyourhands.org.nz or text Ally 027 276 4590.

Crafternoon Tea

When: Every Friday
Where: Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Cost: Free
 
Come and enjoy some craft time with other local crafters and enjoy a cup of tea.

Bring some handiwork - all ages welcome, beginners to advanced welcomed!
 
This is held at the Sound & Vision Zone in the Central Library. Gather your friends to go check this out.




 


Wellington News

New NZSL Course At Victoria University

Victoria University of Wellington is offering a new Intermediate NZSL course, DEAF 802.

The course will extend intermediate (2nd year level) signers’ skills for everyday communication with Deaf people, by teaching more advanced vocabulary, grammar, and discourse skills.

Taught by Deaf lecturer Dr David McKee, and Dr Rachel McKee.
 
Course timetable:
Mon 3-5pm and Thurs 10-12pm (4 hrs per week) for 12 weeks

Teaching dates:
14 July to 24 August, and 8 September to 19 October 2014

Course catalogue and fees info:
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/deaf/202?year=2014
 
The prerequisite is DEAF201 or equivalent NZSL proficiency (approx 18-24 months of NZSL).

For enquires phone Rachel McKee 04 463 5626 or email rachel.mckee@vuw.ac.nz.
 
Enrolment deadline June 21st. Ph 0800 842 867 (option 4) for enrolment.

Comm-Clear Launch

When: Friday 20th June
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Where: Wellington Deaf Society clubroom, 32 Marion Street, Wellington

Comm-Clear is a world-wide mobile app that allows consumers (Maori, Chinese, German, Deaf, English and non-English) access to an Interpreter at the push of a button.

RSVP by 13th June or for further information: marketing@comm-clear.com.au or visit their website: www.comm-clear.com.au.
 
Please see flier of what will be included at the evening.

Nominations For The Wellington Airport Community Awards

You can nominate any not-for-profit group or organisation working in the interests of the community (including your own).

Nominations need  to be submitted under one of the following categories:
  • Heritage & Environment
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Arts & Culture
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Education & Child/Youth Development
Key factors considered during judging are: volunteer input, utilisation of resources, innovation and creativity, effectiveness of activities, impact within the community.

All groups nominated in Wellington will be invited to a Wellington Awards function hosted by the Mayor in early September.  

Nominations are open until 30th June 2014.

You can nominate online and read more information here about the awards:
http://www.wellingtonairport.co.nz/at-the-airport/our-community/community-awards


Nelson News

Nelson Harness Racing Club: Winter Cup Festival

When: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th June at 9.30am
Where: Richmond Park Racecourse, 354 Lower Queen Street, Nelson

Free Entry – Race books $2

Although racing is very important part of the weekend, its not just about the horses.

Bring the whole family for a fun day out!

K.I.T Keep In Touch Day In Nelson Tasman Area

When: Monday 23rd June

Where: MOTEC, Parklands School, Motueka
 
 

Mid-Winter Christmas Lunch

When: Saturday 28th June at 11am.
Where: Hangar 58 at 58 Collingwood Street Nelson

We are having our Mid-Winter Christmas lunch at Hangar58.

Please arrive at 11am for a drink and catch up. The cost of the lunch varies from $10-$28.

There is a visitor coming from the North Island to join us for lunch, we hope to see you there.

Let Rachel the secretary know if you require transport. After the lunch there is a table booked at the Suburban club. Raffle starts at 4.30pm then catch up and watch the Rugby game Crusaders VS Harricanes at 7.35pm.

All welcome to join.

Suburban Club Social Get Together / NZSL Practice Group

 Get together and catch up also NZSL practice group at Nelson Suburban Club at 168
Tahunanui Drive, Nelson at 6pm changed to be once a month. The dates are:
 
June – 18th 6pm-8pm


Canterbury News

Deaf Aotearoa Property News

Our previous office at Kilmore Street have been sold and we are currently looking for a permanent property until further notice.

Canterbury Deaf Youth Event

What: Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday 7th June at 11.00 am to 2.00 pm

Where: Van Asch Deaf Education Centre, meet at the Hall

Contact: www.facebook.com/CanterburyDeafYouth or cantydeafyouth@gmail.com for more information

Please bring your own lunch.

Comm-Clear Launch

You would be able to communication with hearing people anywhere, anytime with an interpreter on your mobile phone – a new app will be launched in New Zealand.
 
Do you want to find out more about Comm-Clear – please attend the launch to learn and ask question there.
 
When: Monday 23rd June at 6.00 pm
Where: Spreydon Bowling Club, 71 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
RSVP: 16 June to marketing@comm-clear.com.au for catering

Ferrymead Mitre 10 For Kids

Do you want your children to attend Mitre 10 DIY events to make something?

A tutor, Flip Leijten, will be giving a small workshop at each month on a Sunday from 11am to 12pm.

The workshop is designed and suitable for younger children in a age group 4 to maximum 12 years old.

Please bring old clothes and one parent/caregiver to help with your children’s project.
 
Enrolment are required to book as soon as possible as the workshop are fill up quickly!

Visit www.mitre10.co.nz/kids.

Maximum places available 20.
  • 6th July — Creator — memory tile (enrol 20th June)
  • 7th September — Builder — bird house (22nd August)
  • 2nd November — Decorator — paint terracotta pot (17th September)

SURFun Day – Off the Beach Blast

When: Saturday 7th June at 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm
What: Fundraising for SURF New Brighton
  • Market Stalls
  • Facepainting
  • Cake stalls
  • Fabulous food
  • Clothing
  • Books
  • Entertainment
  • and much more
More details at www.surfnewbrighton.co.nz.


Otago News

Otago Deaf Social Night Cancelled

Deaf Social night Friday 13th March is cancelled.

Magnet Young Deaf Leaders In Action Camp

Information about the camp is available from the office please come and see Fi if are interested.

Midwinter Christmas Dinner

When: Saturday 28th June

If you would be interested in coming to a Midwinter Christmas Dinner please contact Fi at the office.

Text: 021 276 5646
Email: fiona.murch@deaf.org.nz


Dunedin Midwinter Carnival

When: Saturday 21st June
Where: The Octagon
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: Free

Started in 1997 and featuring over a decade of lantern processions, the 2014 Dunedin Midwinter Carnival will once again dazzle participants of all ages. The theme for this year's event is 'A Winter Dreamland', referencing the surreal and enchanting world on the other side of the pillow. The event celebrates Matariki and the Winter Solstice (the longest night and shortest day of the year) – a great time for dreaming indeed.

LEGO

When:  Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm
Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Cost: Free

In this exhibition by the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, thousands of white Lego bricks await an audience to transform them into art.

Come build houses, robots, trucks and much much more all from LEGO blocks.


Southland News

Winter's Coming!

I encourage people who are in their own homes and have Community Service Cards to look into getting your home insulated and ready for the cold months. With the Healthy Homes Schemes you could be eligible to get insulated at a lower cost.

Those who are in rented properties may be eligible too. Your landlord would be responsible for paying for the cost.

It can make a huge difference to your health and lower your power bills. If you would like to explore this further come in and have chat to Rebecca.

Coffee Group

What: Coffee Group
When: Thursday 26th June 2014
Where: DRC Building, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
Time: 10am
 
Great to see so many at our last coffee group. Hope to see you all again!

Communicator/NZSL Tutor

There is an opportunity for someone to teach some NZSL classes in Invercargill.

Due to NZSL Week there has been a lot of interest from the public for learning NZSL.

If you are interested in teaching some classes please get in contact with Rebecca at the office.

Or if you know of anyone who would be interested please let them know about this opportunity.

The teacher will need some NZSL qualifications.

DCM Meeting

What: DCM Meeting
When: Sunday 20th July 2014
Where: Invercargill Workingmen's Club
Time: 2pm