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National

ShakeOut New Zealand

Sign language interpreter Jeremy Borland is the latest leading New Zealander to get behind New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill. Best known for being a valuable link to the Deaf community following the Canterbury earthquakes, Jeremy worked with the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management to produce this video in sign language. 
ShakeOut is New Zealand's national earthquake drill, happening at 9:15am, 15 October 2015. 
Register to take part at www.shakeout.govt.nz

Northland

Matariki Whanau Festival

Make sure you don’t miss the Matariki Whanau Festival this winter! There is an action packed day planned for our community to come together in the spirit of celebration.
There will be non-stop entertainment on the main stage from 1-6pm with headlining performances from J-Geeks and Tasty Brown supported by a raft of local talent for everyone to enjoy.
This year the festival will bigger and better with the addition of the Matariki Māori Market which runs from the Canopy Bridge and will feature: rongoa, weaving, traditional kai (including Hangi), ta moko, tamariki activities educational presentations and more!
So come along!
 
When: Saturday 27th June
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Where: Town Basin, Dent St, Whangarei
Cost: Admission is free

Glenburvie Community Market

Monthly community market - books, collectables, crafts, jewellery, models, plants, produce, toys, 2nd hand etc.
 
When: Saturday 27th June
Time: 9am – 1pm
Where: Glenburvie Hall, 236 Ngunguru Rd, Glenbervie, Whangarei

James Street Closure

James Street will be closed for work from Friday 26th June - Tuesday 30th June.
Please see the map for more details. 

Auckland

Fundraising for Kiwi Kampers

The Kiwi Kampers, Meghan and Adam will be selling American food: frankfurters, veggie burgers and chips to fundraise for their trip to America in July. Later on the night, we will be screening the Hammer film, a true story about a Deaf American boxer fighting for his rights, for a gold coin donation and selling popcorn and milkshakes. Raffle tickets for sale for great prizes. 
If you are twiddling your thumbs and have no plans on Friday, please do come and support them!
 
When: Friday 26th June
Time: 6pm onwards
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road
Costs: Normal ADS entry – Non-members $5, Members free.
              Film is a gold coin donation.

  
 

Auckland Deaf Youth Group

Auckland Deaf Youth Group are fundraising for young people of Auckland to attend next year’s Spirit of Adventure. There will be a sausage sizzle
Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser for Deaf Voyage Spirit of Adventure

Come lend a hand or support us by visiting us and buying some sausage sizzles! 

What: Help support us fundraise for some youth in Auckland to attend Spirit of Adventure: Deaf Voyage 2016
Where: Bunnings Warehouse Glenfield (corner of Wairau and Archers Road in North Shore)
When: Sunday 28th June 2015 (THIS SUNDAY!)
Time: 9am - 4pm

  

Quiz Night



Deaf Desi NZ have something exciting to announce on 10th of July which is a Indian quiz night so are you ready to have some knowledge about Indian culture? Come and learn about it!

It will cost $40 for group of 4 people which means $10 per person for those who want to participate. 

Canteen will be open as we be selling homemade lamb samosas, vegetarian samosas and hot chips also we will be having a raffle and great prizes will be won. 

PLEASE come along and have fun with us!
 
When: Friday 10th July
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road.
Costs: ADS Entry is $5 for non-members, free entry for members.
           Quiz is $40 for a group of 4 people which is $10 per person.

 

Free CODA Programme for Children

Check out the flyer below for more details.




 
South Auckland

Night Rides with the Edge – Rainbow's End

Night Rides are back – and just in time for the school holidays!
On Saturday nights 4th, 11th and 18th July make sure you get to Night Rides at Rainbow’s End!  When the sun goes down, the lights come on and the fun gets started.  This place has all sort of different rides there, it includes all the entertainment and you get to go on the rides as many times as you like!
When: Saturday 4th July, Saturday 11th July, Saturday 18th July
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Where: Rainbow's End – 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau City
Age: All ages
 
Tickets: Adult Night Rides Superpass – online:  $37.00 or Gate:  $40.00
               Child Night Rides Superpass – online:  $32.00 or Gate:  $35.00
               Kidz Kingdom Night Rides – 8 years old and under (until 9pm) - $21.00
 

TEC course

Deaf Aotearoa South Auckland just recently finished a 12-week course on learner licences. These students were committed to coming every week to study their learner licence with a Deaf tutor using NZSL, which is easier to follow rather just learning on your own with a learner licence book.  Good luck to them when sitting the Learner Licence test.
What next TEC would you like us to organise?  We want to hear from you. E.g. Banking? Insurance? Budget? Forklift? 
 
Please email Natasha.Cloete@deaf.org.nz or text 021 517 849
 


South Auckland Deaf Club


This Friday - South Auckland Deaf Club
When: Friday 26th June, 2015
Where: Papatoetoe Clubroom, 183 Great South Road
Time: 7pm onwards, You can bring children, but after 10pm there will be no children allowed due to the bar.

 
 


 
Waikato

Waikato Deaf Waka Ama Team!

Want to experience Waka Ama?   Want to be part of a Deaf Waka ama team?
You will learn: Waka ama competition skills, team work skills, water confidence and safety, fitness skills. 
 
Where: Nga Tai Whakarongo Waka Ama club.
Address: Roose Commerce Park: Grantham Street,  Hamilton.
When: Sunday 5th July
Time: 10am - 12pm
 
All welcome, let’s start the first New Zealand Deaf waka ama team!!
If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible, we need to know numbers.
 
Contact: Kayte Shaw (Community Development Kaituitui)
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz     Phone: 021 517 791

            

Chartwell Event Cinemas  - Free closed caption movies on Mondays

Next closed caption movie: San Andreas
When: Monday 29nd June
Time: 12.50pm and 6.20pm
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.

  
 

Stir It Up – Enabling Good Lives Presentation


Come along to the July “Stir It Up” to learn about Enabling Good Lives (EGL). Find out how Enabling Good Lives can support you to overcome barriers you may have, and to make independent choices in your life.
Guest Speakers: Jean Masters and Vaughan Mikkelson
When: Tuesday 14th of June
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa Office, Hamilton
Address: Federated Farmers Building, Level 4,169 London Street, Hamilton
 
All welcome – Deaf, hearing, Hard of Hearing
 
Afternoon tea, coffee and tea provided.
 
        
 
 
Bay of Plenty

Stir It Up

Where: The Sugar Plum Café, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Saturday 4th July from 10:30am till 12:30pm
Cost: Free     
 
Come, meet, make new friends in a casual way and have fun learning New Zealand Sign Language.
Everybody welcome – Deaf, hard of hearing, businesses, organisations, individuals.
Please let Sue Lessing know one week before to book your name down as she will need to inform the café how many people will be there.
Contact details on flyer.

      

TXT111

Have you as a Deaf or hard of hearing person registered with TXT111?
Already registered? Have you moved or do you have a different mobile number you will need to update your details online.
 
If your details are not updated, TXT111 emergency ambulance/police/fire will end up at the wrong address or your new number will not get through.
 
For more information, FAQ’s and to register/update details, click here
http://www.police.govt.nz/111-txt
 
Need support?  Contact your local Deaf Aotearoa office:
Email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 920 675
Address: Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
 
Share with your family and friends. If your family or friends do not live in Bay of Plenty, click here to find the nearest Deaf Aotearoa office to your home http://www.deaf.org.nz/contact

 
  

Tauranga City Council Tsunami Open Day – more information to follow

There will be some venues with open days in Tauranga with a specific time for the public to walk around and ask the staff questions about Tsunami’s.
 
Do you know what to do? Do you have questions? Are you ready?
 
Mark your calendar for Wednesday 8th July, from 4pm to 7pm which will be in Papamoa.
 
More information with NZSL interpreter availability will be shared next week Friday 3th July.

 

Whakatane

There are a lot of activities for the family/friends to do in Whakatane.
Visit this website which has 36 categories: http://www.whakatane.info/activities?gclid=CMX15r3FpMYCFZBlfgodspoAsw
 
for more information you want to know or is keen on doing something.

 

Rotorua

What’s on?
 
Colour the Night – Thursday 9th July from 6pm – 9pm.
Where: At the Arts Village


 
For more information, click here http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/colour-the-night/rotorua?utm_campaign=also-visited-events&utm_medium=click-through&utm_source=2015%2Fmatariki-kite-flying%2Frotorua
 
Matariki Kite Flying – Friday 10th July from 10:30am till 12pm.
Where: Rotorua District Library.



For more information, click here http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/matariki-kite-flying/rotorua?utm_campaign=also-visited-events&utm_medium=click-through&utm_source=2015%2Fcolour-the-night%2Frotorua
 
Rotorua Home and Leisure Show – Friday 10th July till Sunday 12th July from 10am till 5pm each day.
Where: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua.



For more information, click here http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/rotorua-daily-post-home-leisure-show/rotorua
 
 
 

 
Taranaki

Interpreter in Taranaki         

When available: Thursday 2nd July, 12pm – 6pm
                               Thursday 9th July, 10am – 4:30pm
                               Monday 17th August, 12pm – 6pm
 
To make a booking contact Marissa Lessing, Central Co-ordinator
021 677 803 (text only) 
central@isign.co.nz

Cochlear Implant Support Group Taranaki

When: Wednesday 1st July
Where: Barretts Lounge, Taranaki District Health Board
Time: 7:30pm
 
Sue Clare has set up a Cochlear Implant Support Group for the Taranaki region.
There will be tea, coffee and biscuits at the meeting. 
 
Could you please contact Sue and let her know of your interest.  Sue.clare@vodafone.co.nz
If you are interested in attending these meetings there is a $5 donation to cover expenses for the next twelve months.

Country Commotion

When: Saturday 27th June
Time: 6:30pm
Where: New Plymouth Club, New Plymouth

Performing Arts Collective presents their 2015 variety show featuring young local talent singing, dancing and modelling.

The show includes performances of both classic and contemporary country songs. There are some exciting new collaborations gracing the stage and it’s sure to be a fun evening for the whole family to enjoy.
 
The $10 tickets can be bought from Nirvana Retails above the Art Shop or at the door on the evening. Alternatively for bank transfers, contact the collective on www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsCollective and tickets can be held at the door. Show starts at 6.30pm and doors open at 6pm.

Price: $10
Contact: Keri Elvin
Phone: 06-753 8462
Email: performingcollective@gmail.com
Website: http://www.performingcollective.org
Booking Link: http://www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsCollective

The Bookbinder

When: Tuesday 7th July
Time: 7pm
Location: 4th Wall Theatre, 11 Baring Terrace, New Plymouth

Writer/Performer Ralph McCubbin Howell. Directed by Hannah Smith. Produced by Trick of the Light Theatre.

They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse getting lost in a bad one…
From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. The Bookbinder is an inventive one-man performance that weaves shadowplay, paper art, puppetry, and music into an original dark fairytale in the vein of Coraline and Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell.

The play was first performed in the back room of Arty Bees bookshop as part of NZ Fringe in Wellington and has since toured throughout New Zealand and Australia. It has played to sell out houses for every performance since its premiere, and received Best Theatre, Best in the Fringe, and the Tiki Tour Ready Award at the NZ Fringe 2014, and the International Excellence Award at Sydney Fringe 2014. It has wide appeal to audiences of all ages, but is best suited to children 8+.

Prices: $25 Adults $10 Students
Contact: Raewyn Greig
Phone: 0800 484 925
Emailinfo@4thwalltheatre.co.nz
Websitehttp://www.4thwalltheatre.co.nz
Booking Linkhttp://www.4thwalltheatre.co.nz/onat4thwall/whats-on/the-bookbinder.html

 

Hawkes Bay

Redefine Pop-Up Demo



Where: Cranford Hospice Shop, 126 Dickens St, Napier, Hastings
When: Thursday 25th June 2015, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Entry: Gold coin
 
Pop in for a demo in one of our five PSEC and Cranford Hospice Op shops and get some inspiration for creating your own redefine entry.
 
Learn how to “Rework” a garment, ‘Shabby Chic” a picture frame and be “Surprised” with what you can do with a book and its pages.
Other areas and dates are;
Wednesday 17th June PSEC - 14 Joll Rd, Havelock North 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 18th June Cranford - 306 Queen St West, Hastings 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 25th June Cranford - 126 Dickens St, Napier 11:30am – 2:30pm
Friday 26th June Cranford - 52 Ruataniwha St, Waipukurau 11:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday 9th July PSEC - Corner Gloucester & White St, Taradale 1pm - 4pm
 
Redefine is a competition and event that promotes shopping at op shops and the repurposing of old items in order to minimise waste. Entrants need to purchase an item from any Presbyterian Support East Coast or Cranford Hospice op shop and repurpose it according to one of six categories.
Remember Redefine entries close 31st July, with all entries received before 30th June going in the draw to win a $100 PSEC/Cranford Op shop voucher
Kindly supported by Fenwick Vintages, Calico Crafts and Isle of Bohemia



Scented Soy Candle Making Class



Where: Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, 1184 State Highway 50, Taradale, Napier
When: Saturday 27th June 2015 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Entry: $30.00 to book a place
 
Soy candle making is a gentle, satisfying craft enjoyed by both young and old. Learn how to make long lasting, scented candles for gifts or your home with this natural product, fragrances and colours and re-cycled containers. The amount of attention you apply determines the quality of the end result and you will go away from this demonstration with knowledge, inspiration, instructions and your own individual candle and melt. Places (only $30 each) are limited so email to diana@calicocrafts.co.nz to book your seat.

Magpie Market at Meeanee - Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts



Where: Meeanee Hall, Gavin Black St, Meeanee, Napier
When: Saturday 4th July 2015 10:00am – 2:00pm
Entry: Free
 
Other dates:
Sat 4th July 2015, 10:00am–2:00pm
Sat 1st August 2015, 10:00am–2:00pm  
Sat 5th September 2015, 10:00am–2:00pm  
Sat 3rd October 2015, 10:00am–2:00pm  
Sat 7th November 2015, 10:00am–2:00pm
 
The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held at the Meeanee Hall, Napier on the first Saturday of every month is an event not to be missed.
 
This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and collectibles stalls the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery, natural therapies and much, much more, and has highly experienced traders onsite who can assess your treasures, antique or quirky piece and maybe let you know if you are holding on to a fortune!
 
Bring the whole family and enjoy a coffee, tap your feet to the local buskers while you take in the atmosphere or watch one of the varied demonstrations/exhibitions which change monthly.
Market organisers are always on the lookout for fund raisers who wish to run a sausage sizzle and talented buskers so for more information please contact Di on 06 836 5340 or info@calicocrafts.co.nz
 
 
Manawatu

Manawatu Deaf Society Club Night

When: Friday 26th June
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society, 55b Totara Road, Palmerston North
Time: 7.30pm
 
Apologies for last Friday's where there were no power and the Pool championship was moved to Club Palmerston. The power at Manawatu Deaf Society clubrooms has now been restored.
 

Wanganui Floods 2015

There has been terrible flooding in the Wanganui area where the river went over its banks.
 
The Deaf community in that area are all fine with no damage to their properties.
Manawatu had a similar experience in 2004 when there was heavy flooding everywhere. This time it was much less than in 2004.
 
If any of you have had some flood damage in your property and have not been in touch with Deaf Aotearoa, please let us know.
 

Lunch Club / Get Together

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Palmerston North
When: Monday 29th June
Time: 12pm
Tea and coffee will be provided.
 
You all are welcome to join us for lunch and a catch up with what is happening and share stories about last weekend with the floods.


 
Wellington

The Big Birthday Party – light and sound show celebrates 150 years as our capital

On the 25th and 26th July, Wellington will celebrate 150 years as New Zealand’s capital with Capital 150.
 
To mark this special occasion, Wellington City Council is preparing to present an unforgettable show in
Parliament grounds for all New Zealanders to enjoy.
 
The Big Birthday Party, starting at 5pm, will be a two
hour celebration with music icon and top Kiwi bloke
Dave Dobbyn performing alongside the Orpheus
Choir, followed by an exciting video-mapping experience, as projectors play with the architecture of Parliament House while telling the Wellington story.
 
A 20 minute light and sound show will be repeated on the hour and half hour from 5pm to 9pm on the Sunday and the Monday evenings. Click here to read more…



Wellington Deaf Society’s 77th Anniversary

On 1st August, WDS will celebrate their 77th Anniversary. Join their celebrations. Join Wellington Deaf Society’s anniversary at a NZSL restaurant!



Saturday 1st August at 6pm, Dunlop Restaurant, CQ Hotels, Cuba Street, Wellington
 
$37 for two courses.
 
To book reserve a seat, please RSVP by 27th July 2015 to events@wds.org.nz
 
Did you know: CQ Hotels is the only known restaurant in NZ to provide their menu and service in NZSL.


 
Paradice - Wellington Outdoor Ice Rink & Tubing Slide
Where: Wellington Outdoor Ice Rink, Odlin's Plaza, 21 Cable Street, Wellington
When: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 – Sunday 19th July 2015
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
 
Paradice skates into the stunning Wellington waterfront this June with a spectacular brand new outdoor ice rink and a mega tubing slide! They will be creating a magical winter wonderland on Odlins Plaza, Cable St, from Saturday 20 June and operating daily until Sunday 19th July.
 
Whether you are a seasoned skater or a nervous novice, the Paradice Skating staff will be on hand to ensure a premium skating experience and share some tips on how to stay upright! Ice skating is an exciting activity the whole family can share, plus the rink is completely covered ensuring that rain or shine, skating is enjoyable.
 
The Mega Ice Slide is 40m in length, 3.5m high and boasts twin lanes, so you can challenge your mates or your mum to a race! The tubing slide is a thrilling activity that everyone can enjoy.
Visit website for further information and prices. http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/wellington-outdoor-ice-rink-tubing-slide/wellington-region

NZSL Art Tour: Rembrandt Remastered Exhibition - THIS SATURDAY!

Theresa Cooper is going to be tour guide for three New Zealand Sign Language Tours as part of the current Rembrandt Remastered Exhibition at NZ Academy of Fine Arts.
Full information in video below.
 
Dates and times:
Sunday 21st June, 2pm – 3pm
Saturday 27th June, 2pm – 3pm
Thursday 2nd July, 11am – 12pm
 
Booking is essential, please text or email Marianna with date and how many people.
Text: 027 727 3870
Email: Marianna.Churchward@vuw.ac.nz
 
The tour is free with the cost of the Exhibition entry fee


 
 
Nelson

Snow-capped Mountains 



We have seen some stunning views recently with all the snow that has capped the mountains. This photo was taken from port Motueka. Stay warm everyone!
 

Nelson Deaf Incorporated Midwinter Christmas Lunch 



A Big thank you  to all those that braved the cold weather and came to Nelson Deaf Incorporated Mid-Winter Christmas lunch at The Apple Shed in Mapua.
A lovely lunch and catch up with everyone was great.
 

Nelson Deaf Social at Suburban Club

Come along and socialise with the Deaf community and students that are learning NZSL. Dinners are at reasonable cost, nice warm surroundings at the Suburban club.
All welcome!
 
When: Friday 3rd July at 4:30pm to 8pm
Where: Suburban Club 168, Tahuna Drive, Tahuna.
 

Potluck and dinner and Games Night

NDC will be having a Potluck dinner and games night at Rachel's home, please bring a pot luck dish to share. There will be fun games too, if you require transport let Rachel know.
 
When: Saturday 18th July at 5pm
Where: At Rachel's home, please contact Rachel if you would like to come text 021 102 4400
 

Keeping in Touch KIT Day 

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 18th August time 9:30am - 2pm
Where: Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road, Motueka
 




 
Canterbury

TEC First Aid Courses

DEADLINE Friday 3rd July - next week!
There are two courses are coming up in July 2015, these are a great opportunity to gain the First Aid certificates for your workplace and add to your CV.

NZSL interpreters provided to both courses.

Comprehensive First Aid Course - two day course

Should I go on the course?
If your workplace has asked you to have a First Aid Certificate but you do not have one, or your certificate is old and expired (out of date) then this is a great course for you!

What will I get when I finish the course?
You will receive a NZ Red Cross First Aid manual book and a NZ Red Cross First Aid certificate.

When: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015
Time: Saturday – 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am to 3:15pm
Where: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton, Christchurch
Cost: $210 pp (your work could cover the cost - please advise me to give your boss a support letter



First Aid Revalidation - one day course

This is a great opportunity to refresh your First Aid certificate and keep yourself up-to-date.

Should I go on the course?
You need to have a current first aid certificate or from the expiry date you have received in the mail/post that says you need to complete the refresher within 3 months.

What will I get when I finish the course?
You will receive a NZ Red Cross First Aid certificate.

When: Sunday 12th July 2015
Time: 8:30am to 3:15pm
Where: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middelton, Christchurch
Cost: $120 pp (you work could cover this cost - please advise me to give your boss a support letter)

Community Support Worker Vacancy – North side of town.

We are working with an orgsanisation who have a vacancy available for a support worker supporting a deaf client. They need to have NZSL skills and relate well to people.
 
Hours will be between six to nine hours per week, the position will involve a daily life routines such as trips to swimming pools, community classes, the library and other duties during the day, transport can be provided if needed.
 
This position need to be filled as soon as possible and if you are interested in the position, please contact Victoria Green for more details:

Email: victoria.green@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 324 828
Skype: victoria.cro.christchurch

Deaf Society of Canterbury - Social Event – Gladiator

Who will be proven victorious when the battle begins?
Come and found out....
Kids and adults are welcome

When: Friday 26th June at 7pm
Where: 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch
Cost: Door entry - $5.00 adult and $2.00 child/ren
B.Y.O: Alcohol (small amounts)

See video clip of more details about Gladiator -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=floGUm4qj5A 

The profit of the event will go towards Katherine Hickson and Rachel Berry's World Federation of Deaf Youth trip in Turkey in July.
For more information, please contact Deaf Society of Canterbury office.

Canterbury Deaf Youth Event

Do you like climb up the wall?
Do you want to join our local Canterbury Deaf Youth, age between 13 - 30 years old to have some fun and making new friends?

Come on and join them for a Clip 'n' Climb!

When: Saturday 27th June
Time: 1pm
Where: YMCA Adventure Center, corner Waltham Road and Bryon Street, Sydenham

Please wear footwear, closed toes shoes and loose fitting clothes.

For more details, please visit their Facebook - www.facebook.com/CanterburyDeafYouth or email cantydeafyouth@gmail.com

 
Otago

First Aid Course

This course is for anyone who wants to learn basic First Aid or to refresh your First Aid Certificate if it has expired.
Interpreters will be there.
 
When: Tuesday 14th July
Time: 8am - 5pm
Where: St John, 17 York Place, Dunedin
Cost: Free
Tell Anna if you’re coming before 30th June. Spaces are limited so get in quick!

 

NZ International Film Festival
When: 30th July – 16th August 2015
Where: Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
Prices and schedule available on 9th July. Go to http://www.nziff.co.nz/2015/dunedin/ or ask Anna for more details.
 
Two films that may be of interest to the Deaf Community:
 
Marie's Story
Education and divine mission drive this 19th-century French pastoral drama: the true story of deaf-blind Marie Heurtin. Her life transforms with the discovery of language, due to the incredible persistence of a Catholic nun. 
(In French with English subtitles)
 
The Tribe
This strange and original multi-award winner from Ukraine employs a deaf-mute cast to enact its lacerating vision of teenage prostitution and gang war brutality in a Kiev boarding school.The censor’s classification is R18 violence, sexual violence, sex scenes, content may disturb.
(In Ukrainian Sign Language)

Where are We?

Anna is away from the office on Tuesday 30th June.
 
 
Southland

ILT Kidzone 2015 Tickets on Sale

The build-up to this year’s edition of ILT Kidzone is well underway with excitement building as July draws ever closer.
Festival director Sally Hayes says ILT Kidzone brochures have been distributed and tickets are on sale.
“ILT Kidzone 2015 will see the return of many favoured attractions to the James Hargest Senior Campus site.”
Hayes added that there are 170 activities to get involved with such as, Bungy Tramp, Clay Play, Incredible Edibles, the ever-popular Green Machines, Puddle Jumpers, Lego Land, Sand Land plus all new activities including the incredible new Spider Web.
“The Spider Web is all new and is sure to please all those that take on the incredible climbing challenge, it’s going to be great fun for all ages”
 
Volunteers for the 6 days of ILT Kidzone are being sought; those interested can visit the website:  www.iltkidzone.co.nz
 
The Southland District Council will be running special ILT Kidzone buses on Sunday 12th of July for $2 per person. The Northern Navigator leaves from Fiordland College, the Tuatapere Trail Blazer leaves from Tuatapere College, the Eastern Express leaves from Tokanui School and the Otautau Overlander leaves from the Ohai Marae.
 
South Invercargill and Bluff ILT Kidzone ticket holders can utilise a free bus service on Monday the 13th of July. Details of transport option are available from the event website.
Families are being urged to get in quick to secure tickets as demand is always high for the 1800 available for each day of ILT Kidzone.
 
Tickets can be purchased from the ILT Kidzone website, the Invercargill i-Site or until Friday the 19th of June, at any Southland District Council Office.     
 
ILT Kidzone and is held between the 8th and 13th of July at the James Hargest Senior Campus on Layard Street Invercargill.  


For more information, contact:
Sally Hayes
Events Co-ordinator
03 211 1800
sally@venturesouthland.co.nz
 

Smoke Alarms

It’s getting into the colder months here in Invercargill, more Fires and heaters are being used and you become at High Risk of Fires in the Home, we want to know you are safe.
 
If you don’t have smoke alarms at this high risk time of the Year, please make contact with Rebecca at the Office to make an appointment to see if you could get some Funding for some or at least talk through your options.
 
We will get a Fire Officer to assess your home and get them installed for you.
Keep Warm and Fire Safe Invercargill.
 
Information on the Healthly Home scheme is in the Office too, with great discounted Rates for those with Community Cards for Insulation of your Home.
 

It's Game Time

What: SIT Zero Fees Sharks vs Wellington Saints (Basketball)
When: Saturday 27th June 2015
Where: ILT Stadium Southland
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Costs   Adults $18, Students $13 Children $ 10
Come and support the boys as they take on the Wellington Saints in a home game. Grab something orange out of the wardrobe and head on down to ILT Stadium Southland and make some noise.
 

Glengarry Community Market

When: Saturday 27 June 2015
Where: Glengarry Shopping Centre (Eastside Baptist if wet)
Time: 9:30am - 1pm
Costs: FREE
Invercargill's number one community market with 30+ stalls every month including food, crafts, art, entertainment, free activities and more. Last Saturday of each month.
The Glengarry Community Market features a wide range of arts and crafts stalls, food stalls, fresh veges & fruit, entertainment and free activities including workshops, talks and activities for children. Every month there is something new to see, do and learn with a focus on eco friendly and sustainable ideas.
 
Visit our Facebook page for more information on what's happening each month www.facebook.com/GlengarryCommunityMarket
 
The Glengarry Community Market is held on the last Saturday of every month in the Glengarry Shopping Centre (or Eastside Baptist if wet). The market starts at 9.30am til 1pm. New stallholders always welcome.