CommUNITY Weekly News

Hello <<Preferred Name>>, here is your CommUNITY Weekly newsletter from Deaf Aotearoa's <<Your local Office>> office.

National

Introducing a New Workshop - New Services, New You

This workshop will be provided across the country. It explains the restructure of Deaf Aotearoa, our new service model and what that means for you. You will be able to meet some of the Leadership Team and Executive Board members who will be there to answer any questions you have. There are lots of exciting changes but we understand that you want to know more about them. This is your chance to come and hear what we are doing, why we have made changes and how you can benefit. It is a good opportunity for you to ask your questions directly to people who can answer them for you.
 
Some locations have different times available to choose from. If you want to attend one of these times, please contact your local office to complete an enrolment form and book your place as soon as possible. We need you to register for the workshop to make sure that we have enough space, resources and refreshments. We expect these workshops to be popular, and if demand is high we may need to limit numbers so please book early.
If these workshops are full and we need to arrange more workshops then we will.
 
*NOTE: Venue/date/time may be subject to change depending on number of attendees, if in doubt please contact your nearest local office or check the Facebook event.

 
Taranaki
Tuesday 18th August at 11:00am – 1:00pm and and 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Taranaki Disability Information Centre, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth
To enrol, email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
 
Hamilton
Tuesday 25th August at 10:30am – 12:30pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Boardroom, Level 5, 169 London Street, Hamilton Central
To enrol, email: miiria.storey@deaf.org.nz

Auckland
Wednesday 26th August at 10:30am – 12:30pm (Senior Citizens only), 3:00pm –  5:00pm 
and 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Auckland Deaf Society, Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Auckland
To enrol, email: rachel.berry@deaf.org.nz

Invercargill
Wednesday 26th August at 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: DRC Building, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
To enrol, email: rebecca.petre@deaf.org.nz
 
Dunedin
Wednesday 26th August at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin
To enrol, email: anna.hurd@deaf.org.nz

Click the enrolment form below to download a copy. Please return the form to your local office as soon as possible. 

 
  

Northland

Mangonui Craft Market



Come along to the community craft market where there is a whole range of goods that includes: Local olive oil, Kauri products, Paua and shell products, Jewellery, Knitting, Books, Aprons, oven mitts, Fresh local produce and free range eggs, Homemade jams and pickles and more!
 
When: Every Saturday until Saturday 24th October
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Mangonui Hall, 132 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui.

 

Auckland

New Services, New You - New Date!

Auckland
Wednesday 26th August at 10:30am – 12:30pm (Senior Citizens only), 3:00pm –  5:00pm 
and 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Auckland Deaf Society, Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Auckland
To enrol, email: rachel.berry@deaf.org.nz

This workshop will be provided across the country. It explains the restructure of Deaf Aotearoa, our new service model and what that means for you. You will be able to meet some of the Leadership Team and Executive Board members who will be there to answer any questions you have. There are lots of exciting changes but we understand that you want to know more about them. This is your chance to come and hear what we are doing, why we have made changes and how you can benefit. It is a good opportunity for you to ask your questions directly to people who can answer them for you.
 
Some locations have different times available to choose from. If you want to attend one of these times, please contact your local office to complete an enrolment form and book your place as soon as possible. We need you to register for the workshop to make sure that we have enough space, resources and refreshments. We expect these workshops to be popular, and if demand is high we may need to limit numbers so please book early.
If these workshops are full and we need to arrange more workshops then we will.
 
*NOTE: Venue/date/time may be subject to change depending on number of attendees, if in doubt please contact your nearest local office or check the Facebook events.

Click the enrolment form below to download a copy. Please return the form to your local office as soon as possible. 


Youth Night at ADS

Due to a high demand, “A Minute To Win It” is back again this week. Auckland Deaf Youth Group has created lots of homemade activities to compete with other teams. Come and join in on the fun!
 
Food and drinks provided.
 
When: Friday 14th August
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society Clubroom
Cost: $2 entry
 

Avondale Library Hours

This is an exciting development that has come about as part of Auckland Council’s new Long Term Plan for the next 10 years. From August 29th, our library will open on both Saturday (10.00am-4.00pm) and Sunday (12.00pm-4.00pm). The new opening hours mean that people in areas close by to Avondale library will now have the option of finding a 7-day a week library open near them.
 
For more information on opening hours, visit the Auckland Libraries website http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/About/locationandhours/Pages/locationandhours.aspx or download our new Auckland Libraries’ mobile app from your phone’s app store.

South Auckland

AMI Insurance – TEC Course

This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and get clear answers from AMI about insurance.  A NZSL Interpreter will be there. 
 
We have two dates for this course and each night cover different topic.
 
27th August from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
House and content insurance, are we covered enough?  It is a perfect opportunity for people who own a house or planning to buy house and will soon need to have house insurance.  Are we over-insured or under insured?  For your home if anything goes wrong.
 
3rd September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
This will be a preview of what we talked about last week and then we will talk about content and car insurance to make sure you fully understand how to be fully covered or have 3rd party. 
 
Where:  Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
 
To enrol, please email or text Natasha Cloete, all the information is attached.
Or you can pop in our office and put down your name for this course. You can come to both or just one, whatever best suits you.
 

NZSL Encounters at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has teamed up with New Zealand Sign Language interpreting students​ who will interpret Auckland Zoo's animal encounters on four Saturdays over the coming months.
 
NZSL​ Encounter Schedule:
8th August, 12th September, 10th October and 14th November.
 
For each day, the schedule for NZSL encounter is below:
Elephant – 12:00pm
Orangutan – 12:30pm
Native Reptiles - The Islands – 1:15pm
Spider Monkey – 2:00pm
Tasmanian devil – 2:30pm
Tiger – 3:00pm
Seal – 3:30pm
 
Come along and be part of the exciting conversation with the animals!

Teacher Aide Project

The Manurewa Parenting Hub is commencing their 2015 “Return to the Workforce” project for parents who currently receive the Sole Parent Support benefit. They are able to employ 23 Teacher Aides to work within the following schools:
Hillpark School, James Cook High School, Leabank Primary School, Manurewa West Primary School, Papatoetoe West School, Randwick Park School, Roscommon School and Rowandale School. The work is during normal school hours.
 
The positions are for a 40 school week fixed term period commencing Monday 12th October 2015 until Friday 23rd September 2016. This project is partially funded by Work and Income through MSD Flexi Wage in the Community. At the end of the project, all successful applicants will be assisted by Work and Income staff to find other employment. There is no guarantee that the teacher aide positions will continue after the end of the project.
 
Successful applicants will be required to work with teachers and students in a classroom environment to assist students with literacy and numeracy skills, prepare teaching resources and other duties as requested by the school. A job description and training will be provided by each school. The rate of pay will be $15.60 per hour.
 
The successful applicants will work 15 hours per week in schools commencing 12th October 2015. Successful applicants will be able to participate in study towards the NZQA Teacher Aide Certificate with study commencing February 2016.
 
All successful applicants will be required to complete a satisfactory police vet and be available for interviews on Monday 7th September – Thursday 10th September 2015.
 
If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please contact Jane Crown at: Jane.Crown@deaf.org.nz to arrange a visiting time to any of these schools listed below.
 
Wednesday 19th August at 11am – James Cook High School
Wednesday 19th August at 1pm – Leabank Primary School
Wednesday 19th August at 2pm – Papatoetoe West School
Thursday 20th August at 9am – Manurewa West Primary School
Thursday 20th August at 10am – Rowandale School
Thursday 20th August at 11am – Randwick Park School
Thursday 20th August at 12pm – Hillpark School
Thursday 20th August at 1pm – Roscommon School
 
Completed applications may be “posted” in the Teacher Aide Applications Box at each school office.
 
Applications close Wednesday 26th August 2015 at 12 noon.
 

 
Waikato

New Services, New You Workshops

Hamilton
Tuesday 25th August at 10:30am – 12:30pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Boardroom, Level 5, 169 London Street, Hamilton Central
To enrol, email: miiria.storey@deaf.org.nz
Enrolments are essential.

*NOTE: Venue/date/time may be subject to change depending on number of attendees, if in doubt please contact your nearest local office or check the Facebook event.

This work shop explains the restructure of Deaf Aotearoa, our new service model and what that means for you. You will be able to meet some of the Leadership Team and Executive Board members who will be there to answer any questions you have.

Click the enrolment form below to download a copy. Please return the form to your local office as soon as possible. 


Ladies Craft Night Group

Bring your crafts and unfinished projects and get some work done!
When: Monday 31st of August
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: CCS Disability Action Building
Address: 17 Claudelands Road, Hamilton
Cost: Free! Tea, coffee provided.
 
Please come and support our community, Deaf and hearing ladies are welcome!
If you are interested, contact Karyn Palaone, email: pala.one@hotmail.com

New Zealand Deaf Games – Meeting in Hamilton

We are making some changes… and we want your feedback.
What do you think?
  • New Zealand Deaf Games in January?
  • Separate competitions for CODA, Interpreters and other friends of the Deaf?
  • 3-Day timetable or 5 Day-timetable?
When: Saturday 22nd of August
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Brian Perry Sports House, Hamilton. 
Address: Akoranga Road, Hamilton 3240 (Sport Waikato Building)
 
For more information about the proposed changes visit Deaf Sports New Zealand website (NZSL video there): www.deafsports.co.nz
Also, visit Deaf Sports New Zealand Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/deafsportsnz?fref=ts
 

Waka Ama in Hamilton  - Change of Date

Come along to learn: Waka ama competition skills, team work skills, water confidence and safety, fitness skills 
When: Sunday 16th and 30th  August (not 23rd of August like previously planned)
Time: 10:00am  - 12:00pm
Where: Nga Tai Whakarongo Waka ama club.
Address: Roose Commerce Park - Grantham Street,  Hamilton.
Bring: Warm change of clothes (might get wet), water bottle, snacks if needed.  
If interested, please contact: Kayte Shaw - Community Development Kaituitui
Phone: 021 517 791 Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz Skype: danz.kayte.shaw

 
 

Chartwell Event Cinemas - Free closed caption movies on Mondays

Movie: The Gallows
When: Monday 17th August
Time: 7:10pm
Where: Chartwell Event Cinemas
Address: Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre, Cnr Hukanui & Comries Rd, Chartwell.
Remember: You must have your ‘I am Deaf” ID card.
If you don’t have an ‘I am Deaf’ card, contact Miiria Storey (facilitator): Email: miiria.storey@deaf.org.nz Phone: 021 792 369
 

Darlene presents at Age Concern

On Friday, 26th of June, Darlene Russell visited ‘Age Concern’ in Hamilton to present to a group senior citizens there. Darlene talked about her life and what it was like growing up being Deaf. She shared some pictures and videos of her Waka ama experience in Hamilton, and also taught some NZSL to the group. Darlene’s son, Dale, who is currently studying to be an NZSL interpreter joined Darlene and shared his story about growing up with Deaf parents, and about his current studies at AUT University.  
 
The group at Age Concern really loved Darlene’s presentation. They learnt a lot, asked lots of questions, and many are keen to learn more NZSL. Well done to Darlene for her presentation. We encourage more people like Darlene to get out there and share their stories and experience, as it really helps raise awareness in the general public about Deaf culture, language and life.
 
Hand waves for Darlene!!
 
Bay of Plenty

New Services, New You

Last week, Tauranga and Rotorua had workshops, New Services, New You explaining the new structure which Deaf Aotearoa is providing now for better services to the Service Users.
The PowerPoint workshops were interesting with having the attendees questions answered and the outcome is very positive.
 
Thank you to those who have attended and Deaf Aotearoa is looking forward to working with everyone.
 
 

Tauranga Arts Festival - The Mooncake and the Kumara

Where: Tauranga Arts Festival, Durham Street, Tauranga
When: Sunday 25th October at 7:00pm
 
NZSL interpreters will be provided
 
Blue Lagoon will be donating some free tickets for the Deaf community in Bay of Plenty to attend the interpreted show in October – The Mooncake and the Kumara
Get your name in as first come first serve quickly for free tickets. Ticket costs will be announced later.
Email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz or
Text: 021 920 675
 

Women’s Lifestyle Expo



Where: ASB Arena at Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
When:  Saturday 29th August from 10:00am till 5:00pm
             Sunday 30th August from 10:00am till 5:00pm
Cost: Adults $10.00 per person
          Children under 12 years: Free
 
Plan a ladies outing and visit New Zealand’s special event for women.
There will be more than 140 companies involved from jewellery and beauty to business products and information, crafts, fashion, fitness, food and wine sampling and much more! Have fun!

New Zealand International Film Festival – Tauranga

Where: Rialto Tauranga Cinema, 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga
When: From Thursday 20th August till Sunday 13th September
 
There will be some different spoken language International films with English captions shown.
Here are the movies which will be showing with English captions:
 
Category: Big Night
The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
The Assassin
The Lobster
Embrace of the Serpent
Sherpa
 
Category: Aotearoa
Crossing Rachmaninoff
Ever the Land
The Price of Peace
 
Category: World
The Second Mother
Measure of a Man
Far from Men
Saint Laurent
Phoenix
Rams
Umrika
Tehran Taxi
Mia Madre
Black Souls
Latin Lover
Our Little Sister
When Marnie was there
 
Category: Fresh
Girlhood
Tangerine
Victoria
 
Category: Framing Reality
The Look of Silence
 
Category: Arts and Music
Around the Wold in 50 Concerts
 
For more information, screening dates and times, ticket prices and more – visit this link
http://www.nziff.co.nz/assets/sm/upload/k4/k0/ok/7a/NZIFF15_THP_210715-1.pdf

 
 
Taranaki

TEC: New Services – New You  

Deaf Aotearoa has made some changes to improve the services we provide to Deaf people and to make our organisation strong and sustainable.
 
Why are we doing this? What are the changes? How is it achieved? What does this mean for you?
 
Tuesday 18th August at 11:00am – 1:00pm and and 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Taranaki Disability Information Centre, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth
To enrol, email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
Enrolments are essential.
 
The workshop explains the restructure of Deaf Aotearoa, our new service model and what that means for you.  Please check flyer for more complete details.

*NOTE: Venue/date/time may be subject to change depending on number of attendees, if in doubt please contact your nearest local office or check the Facebook event.

Click the enrolment form below to download a copy. Please return the form to your local office as soon as possible. 


Taranaki Career Expo



Date: Sunday 16th August - Monday 17th August
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm Sunday and 9:00am - 3:30pm Monday
Location: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

To provide an opportunity for students and the wider community to access training and career information to help them decide on their career paths.
 
Prices: Free to Visitors
Contact: Anne Russell
Phone: 027 244 7779
Email: taranakicareerexpo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.taranakicareersexpo.com

Taranaki Community Law – Free interpreter services available!


Taranaki Community Law is pleased to announce if you require their services; these will now be fully funded for an interpreter.  They will however require advance warning – they suggest 1-2 weeks. 
 
They are also offering a free service “Enduring Power of Attorney”.  This can be very expensive at a lawyer’s office – so keep this in mind.  Everyone should have one of these in place.        
  
Their Hawera office is on the move – 56 Disraeli Street - is their new premises.  Please see attached flyer for their locations around Taranaki and office hours.
 
*Watch this space for Education courses run through Taranaki Community Law – these will also be held with an interpreter; fully funded.




Naki Meet and Eat

What: A get together for people with Disabilities
Where: Blind Foundation, 131 Vivian Street, on the one way.
When: Last Friday of every month
Next date: 28th August
Time: 5:30pm
Contact: Jason 027 6675068 - evenings 06 753 6448
               Steven Hills 06 759 0946
               Ironside text: 027 262 9420 will collect and drop off, must book first.

Tai Chi – New Activity at YMCA 

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Starts: 13th August
Cost: Gold coin donation
Where: YMCA, 83 Liardet Street
Website: www.ymcataranaki.org.nz

 
Hawkes Bay

Deaf Aotearoa Resources

Just a reminder that Deaf Aotearoa has great resources for the Deaf and hearing community.
Some are free and some you can borrow to use or read/watch at the Deaf Community Access room.
 
The resources available are DVDs, magazines, pamphlets, NZSL resources/ links, interpreter services plus more.
 
You can also visit our website and visit the Deaf Aotearoa shop for more resources.
http://www.deaf.co.nz/resources
http://shop.deaf.org.nz/
 
Contact or visit us if you need more information. 
Email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 459 005
 

Takapau Community Market

Where: Takapau Town Hall, 37 Charlotte St, Takapau – 90 km from Napier (1 hour 20 minutes’ drive)
When: Saturday 15th August, 2015 at 9:30am – 12:30pm
 
Come for coffee or hot chocolate, a toasted sandwich, Maori Bread and more... Even some crystals, dream catchers and readings. Plants for your garden, wood art, knitwear, jewellery, toys, linen, and lots of new and used items not mentioned. Never too early to start Christmas shopping or treat yourself.
  
For information and stalls contact:
Hirani Maaka 027 4350 966 or
Denise Cox 06 855 8285

ITM Cup 2015 - Magpies v Northland



Where: McLean Park, Latham St, Napier
When: Sunday 16th August, 2015 at 4:35pm
Entry: Child from $5.00 to $30.00 and Adult from $10.00 to $30.00 (depends on where you want to stand or sit)
 
The Magpies first home ITM cup match of the season and pending the Bay seeing off the Ranfurly shield Heartland challengers could be a chance for the Taniwha to get their hands on the shield for the first time since 1978.

Manawatu

Requesting Interpreters for Meetings at Government Organisations

We would like to ensure that when you have a meeting at Work and Income NZ, hospitals, GPs (Doctors), specialists, court case, police and more, please make sure that you advise them to request an interpreter, if you have a “I am Deaf” card, their contact details will be on there, if you do not have a “I am Deaf” card please notify Lianna who will be able to assist you with getting one.
 
We also have iSign business cards that you can take to give to the person to contact with iSign to book a NZSL Interpreter. You can also request a preferred interpreter, in the event they are available.  If they are not available then they can either reschedule another time or use another interpreter who is available.
 
It is very important that we raise awareness at government organisations that this is important to ensure every Deaf/Hard of Hearing can access all information.  It is not recommended for family members, friends and other people to communicate for you because this is sending the wrong information, also you will miss out vital information. 
 
If you are unsure, you can contact Lianna to discuss this with you or contact iSign directly.
 

Deaf Aotearoa Membership

If you know anyone who would like to receive our weekly newsletter and/or Talk Hands magazine (published every three months) please direct them to our website http://www.deaf.org.nz/support-us/membership to download the membership form and send it to the local Deaf Aotearoa office, or they can come in and collect a form from us.
 
Computer Use at Deaf Aotearoa Palmerston North
You will be aware that we have a community computer at our office for you to use.  In the future you will need to book when you wish to use this; you can book for a maximum of one hour.
 
This is to ensure that the computer is used fairly by everyone.  You can use the computer to update your CV, do cover letters, send emails, create newsletters/fliers and much more!
 
You can either text Lianna on 021 278 8804 or email on lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz to see if the date and time you wish to use the computer is free and to have it booked, or you can come in and put your name down on the weekly booking which is on the computer desk.
 

New Service, New You Workshop

We had our workshop last week. It was great to see the community members come along to learn about the changes and why the changes occurred, what service is available, how the process will work etc. There were quite a few questions asked which was good because they were learning more and getting familiar with the new services.  We have had positive feedback from this workshop and we look forward to working with you all to achieve your goals!
 
If you are still unsure and wish to know more, please contact Lianna:
Text: 021 278 8804 or
Email: lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz to setup a time to meet. 
 
There is also a NZSL Version on our website which is http://www.deaf.org.nz/news/298-a-new-era-for-deaf-aotearoa
 

Mamma Mia Show in Palmerston North

Mamma Mia show is performing at the Regent, Palmerston North from 14th August until 29th August 2015.


 
Wellington

Self Defence Course for Ladies

Wellington and Manawatu* ladies welcome!
 
When: Saturday 22nd August 2015
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville
 
Self Defence is for every woman or girl regardless of age, size, fitness, mobility or strength. Every woman or girl is able to learn effective skills, techniques and strategies that will help keep her safe.
 
Females will learn to think confidently, speak strongly and use self defence skills when necessary.
 
They will learn ways of dealing with unsafe situations including:
  • How to deal with being followed
  • Obscene phone calls or txts
  • Acquaintance and stranger attacks
  • Sexual harassment
  • Getting out of grabs and holds
  • How to think their way out of threatening situations.
The course style is participatory, practical, fun and empowering. It includes discussions, games, physical sessions and role-plays.
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, please bring your own lunch. Interpreters will also be provided.
 
*we have funding to cover up to two vehicles travelling from Manawatu – please contact Lianna to organise transport.
 
Please complete TEC enrolment form attached if you wish to attend. Click the enrolment form below to download a copy. Please return the form to your local office as soon as possible. 


 
Contact Jake for further information. 

 
 

Welcome to Wellington Deaf Aotearoa Office - Jake LaBerge 

Hello, my name is Jake LaBerge. I am the new facilitator at Deaf Aotearoa office in Lower Hutt. If you are looking for service or to set up workshop, send news/videos for CommUNITY weekly news, you can send or contact me. I look forward to work with you. Thank you

 

Learner Licence for Motorcycle

Jake will be setting up a workshop for anyone who is keen to learn to get learner licence on a motorcycle. If you are keen to learn and if you know anyone in the community who is keen as well, please contact Jake:
Email: jake.laberge@deaf.org.nz

 

NZ Deaf Short Film Festival Tickets 

A reminder to remind you all that the deadline is on the 16th. Please go to the website and fill out a form for the awards and dinner night.


 

Deaf Café

The Deaf Café is for everybody! There will be hot tea and coffee as well as cakes and biscuits! 
Click the flyer for more information.

 

New Zealand Deaf Games

We are making some changes… and we want your feedback. 
What do you think?
  • New Zealand Deaf Games in January?
  • Separate competitions for CODA, Interpreters and other friends of the Deaf?
  • 3-Day timetable or 5 Day-timetable?
When: Tuesday 18th August 
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Pelorus Trust Sports House
Address: Akoranga Road, Hamilton 3240 (Sport Waikato Building)
 
For more information about the proposed changes visit Deaf Sports New Zealand website (NZSL video there): www.deafsports.co.nz
Also, visit Deaf Sports New Zealand Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/deafsportsnz?fref=ts

 
 
Nelson

Welcome to Nelson Deaf Aotearoa Office - Ali Kimberley 

Hi, my name is Alison Kimberley. Most people refer to me as Ali. 
 
I am pleased to have begun employment with Deaf Aotearoa. My role is Facilitator for First Signs and Youth. 
 
My daughter, who is now an adult, was born deaf so I have enjoyed involvement with the deaf community for many years. 


 

Keeping in touch KIT Day Changes 

You are welcome to come along and meet the Deaf children in our Nelson area, there will be fun activities which include Skating, Badminton, Table tennis.
 
When: Tuesday 1st September 9:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road, Motueka
 
 



Indoor Mini Golf
Nelson Deaf Community Inc are having a fun afternoon at indoor mini golf at Road Hogs.
 
When: Saturday 22nd August at 2pm
Where: Road Hogs 15 Selwyn Place Nelson
Cost: $6.00 per person children under 5 are free
 
If you require transport please contact the secretary Rachel:
Email: nelsondeaf@gmail.com or
Text: 021 102 4400
 


 
Canterbury

Do You Need Assistance with Employment or are You Looking for Employment?

Do you have:
  • any issues at work
  • are looking for work
 If you need some support, please visit the Christchurch Deaf Aotearoa office.

Deaf Aotearoa Community Weekly Newsletter

Do you find hard to find your local news when you received our weekly newsletter?
Do you find our newsletter too long until you found your local?
 
There are other options that you can find your local news:
  • click "Christchurch" it will scroll down to your choice of local news, or
  • when you subscribe in our website, please make sure you click 'Canterbury'
If you need assistance with Community Newsletter - please visit the Christchurch Office.

New Zealand International Film Festival - Worlds of Silence

The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event covering the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand during the month of August from 7th to 23rd. 

A programme will be presented around NZ and Christchurch will be showing international films either with captions in English or no captions.

There will be two international films with a theme of "Worlds of Silence" for deaf community at Hoyts Northlands mall in Papanui.

More information on Marie's Story and The Tribe films, please see the flyer.

When: 
Saturday 15th August – 8:45pm
Sunday 16th August – 8:00pm 
Monday 17th August – 3:30pm

For more details about New Zealand International Film Festival - please see http://www.nziff.co.nz/2015/christchurch/ 

Deaf Sports New Zealand - TONIGHT!


Deaf Sports New Zealand would like to invite you to attend a meeting to see what they are making changes for our annual New Zealand Deaf Games, please see flyer for more details.

When: Friday 14th August at 8:00pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch


Deaf Short Film Festival - TICKETS EXTENDED TILL 16th August

Have you got your ticket yet? The sale for the ticket have been extend until 16th August 2015 - be quick to purchase your tickets!
 
Deaf Short Film Festival are selling festival tickets for $80.00 and this will include a free screening of your choice.
 
More information on the website - http://www.nzdsff.co.nz/tickets-and-merchandise/purchase-of-tickets/
 
If you need more information, please contact the committee team on - enquiry@nzdsff.co.nz
 
Otago

New Services, New You Workshops

Dunedin
Wednesday 26th August at 10:00am – 12:00pm 
Venue: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin
To enrol, email: anna.hurd@deaf.org.nz
Enrolments are essential.

*NOTE: Venue/date/time may be subject to change depending on number of attendees, if in doubt please contact your nearest local office or check the Facebook event.

Mark your calendars for a new workshop! Deaf Aotearoa has made changes to improve the services we provide to Deaf people. This workshop will explain the restructure of Deaf Aotearoa, our new service model and what that means for you. A member of the Leadership team will be there for questions. Refreshments and interpreter provided.
 
Click the enrolment form below to download a copy. Please return the form to your local office as soon as possible. 

Otago-Southland Family Day

You are invited to a great get together for parents of pre-schoolers who are deaf/hearing impaired.
 
When: Saturday 22nd August
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Balclutha Kindy, 1 Lanark Street, Balclutha
What to Bring: Lunch and any/food drink your child(ren) needs
Contact Deborah Kelly for transport issues or more information at Deborah.Kelly@minedu.govt.nz or 03 467 7941
 

Where are We?

Michelle is out of office on Friday 21st August.
 

Otago Deaf Society Incorporated Annual General Meeting

When: 23rd Sunday August, 2015 at 10:00am
Where: 68 Manor Pl, Deaf Centre, Dunedin
 
AGENDA
Please come early at 10:00am for read paper before start meeting start 10:30am
 

 
Southland

New Services, New You Workshops

Invercargill
Wednesday 26th August at 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: DRC Building, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
To enrol, email: rebecca.petre@deaf.org.nz
Enrolments are essential.

*NOTE: Venue/date/time may be subject to change depending on number of attendees, if in doubt please contact your nearest local office or check the Facebook event.

This workshop will be provided across the country. It explains the restructure of Deaf Aotearoa, our new service model and what that means for you. You will be able to meet some of the Leadership Team and Executive Board members who will be there to answer any questions you have. There are lots of exciting changes but we understand that you want to know more about them. This is your chance to come and hear what we are doing, why we have made changes and how you can benefit. It is a good opportunity for you to ask your questions directly to people who can answer them for you.
 
Some locations have different times available to choose from. If you want to attend one of these times, please contact your local office to complete an enrolment form and book your place as soon as possible. We need you to register for the workshop to make sure that we have enough space, resources and refreshments. We expect these workshops to be popular, and if demand is high we may need to limit numbers so please book early.
If these workshops are full and we need to arrange more workshops then we will.
 
Click the enrolment form below to download a copy. Please return the form to your local office as soon as possible. 

 

Pot Luck Tea

To be held to farewell Roger Strong before he leaves to represent New Zealand in the Deaf Lawn Bowls team in Northern Ireland.
 
What: Pot Luck Dinner
When: 21st August 2015
Where: Georgetown Bowling Club, John Street, Invercargill
RSVP: Philippa Evans to let her know if you are coming.
 
Wear something Green as the theme for the night is Irish!

Coffee Group
When: Thursday 20th August 2015
Where: DRC Building, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
 
Hope to see you there!

Glengarry Community Market

What: Community Market
When: Saturday 29th August 2015
Where: Glengarry Shopping Centre   (Eastside Baptist Church if wet)
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
 
Invercargill’s No#1 Community Market with 30+ stalls each month including: food, crafts, art, entertainment, free activities and more. It is held on the last Saturday of each month.