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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.


Tauranga
Friday 7th August at 10:00am – 12:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
To enrol, email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz
 
Rotorua
Saturday 8th August at 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Rotorua Library, Haupapa Room, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua
To enrol, email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz
 
Hawkes Bay
Saturday 8th August at 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale
To enrol, email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz
 
Christchurch
Monday 10th August at 11:00am – 1:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch City
To enrol, email: victoria.green@deaf.org.nz
 
Northland
Tuesday 11th August
Venue: Conference Room, Northable, 40 John Street, Whangarei at 10:30am - 12:30pm 
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, 1/A Deveron Street, Whangarei at 5:30pm – 7:30pm
To enrol, email: glennis.walkinshaw@deaf.org.nz
 
South Auckland
Thursday 13th August at 10:00am – 12:00pm and 6:00pm and 8:00pm
Venue: Manukau Westfield, Level 1, Cnr Great South and Manukau Station Roads, Manukau
To enrol, email: natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
 
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
 
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
Thursday 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

New Services, New You Workshops

Northland
Tuesday 11th August 
Venue: Conference Room, Northable, 40 John Street, Whangarei at 10:30am - 12:30pm 
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, 1/A Deveron Street, Whangarei at 5:30pm – 7:30pm
To enrol, email: glennis.walkinshaw@deaf.org.nz
Enrolments are essential

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. 


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.

Rotary Book Fair

A book fair with a huge range of fiction and nonfiction titles available! Stock up on books for winter reading. Support Rotary to support your community!
 
When: Friday 7th August (3pm – 8pm)
Saturday 8th August (9am – 2pm)
Where: Bay Sports Stadium, Harmony Lane, Waipapa, Kerikeri

Auckland

Defensive Driving Course

Do you have a learners or restricted licence? Want to reduce the time to get your full licence quicker?
 
The AA Defensive Driving Course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to be a smarter and safer driver.  You'll learn important defensive driving skills, such as assessing and identifying hazards, so you can reduce the risk of being in a crash.
 
The course takes 9 hours to complete and includes:
 
4 classroom sessions
1 in-car session
Access to the online driver training system
 
What it covers:
In class sessions - During the theory sessions we use a state of the art online learning system that shows real-life driving situations filmed on New Zealand roads.  The course has informative DVD's and discusses various scenarios, observations and hazards to improve understanding.
 
In car session - Helps you identify any bad habits you may have picked up and provides you with the skills and abilities to address them before you take your practical driving test.  The instructor will take you through a practice full licence test and give you advice on how to pass comfortably.
 
If you finish all the coursework and the practical drive within 60 days after the last classroom session, you'll get your certificate at the end.
 
When: 17th, 20th, 24th, and 26th August 2015
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Where: AA, 6 Carr Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland
Cost: Free
 
NZSL Interpreters will be present.
 
Only 10 places available. If you are interested to enrol, please contact:
Email: Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 512 943

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!



TEC Courses in Auckland
We are always on the look-out for any TEC courses that we think the Deaf community may benefit from. In the past year, we have had a Super Nutrition, Forklifting, Maori, Tech Smart for Senior Citizens, Tinnitus Support Group, and an RTW Licence Endorsement course available for the community.
 
Coming up is the Defensive Driving Course.
 
We try our best to meet the community’s needs, but it is not always possible if we do not know what you want.
 
If you have ideas for future courses that we can make available to you then please do let us know.
 
Remember, there are rules that we have to follow when setting up a TEC course, and they are:
  • All learners must be aged 16 years or older.
  • All learners must be a New Zealand Citizen, or a Permanent Resident, currently living in New Zealand.
  • All learners must not be enrolled in secondary school full time.
  • TEC cannot be used to teach hobbies.
 
If you have any ideas, or want to check if a particular course can be made available to you by Deaf Aotearoa, please contact Rachel Berry.
 
Email: Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz

 

All Blacks vs Wallabies
The deaf club will be open on Saturday for everyone who wants to watch the All Blacks play against the Wallabies!
 
The rugby kicks off at 10:05pm.
 
The bar will be open at 9pm with sign café.
 
When: Saturday 8th August
Where: Auckland Deaf Society
Costs: Free admission

 
 

New Zealand Deaf Games

South Auckland

New Services, New You Workshops

South Auckland
Thursday 13th August at 10:00am – 12:00pm and 6:00pm and 8:00pm 
Venue: Manukau Westfield, Level 1, Cnr Great South and Manukau Station Roads, Manukau
To enrol, email: natasha.cloete@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. 

 

Stir It Up
A reminder – Stir It Up is on again this Saturday!
Come along and attend our monthly casual cuppa. A great setting for First Sign families, NZSL students, whanau and/or friends for all ages!
 
When: Saturday 8th August
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa South Auckland office, Level 1, Westfield Mall, Manukau.
Costs: Free!!!
 
For more information, please contact Natasha Cloete.
Email: Natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
Phone: 021 517 849



 
  
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.
 

 
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. 


Deaf Waikato River Community – Logo Competition and Meeting

Deaf Waikato River Community would like to invite you to the Logo Competition and Meeting.
 
Bring your logo ideas and drawings and we will have a vote to choose the best one!
We will also have a meeting to make sure some plans get underway and things are sorted.
 
When: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: CCS Meeting Room
Address: 17 Claudelands Road, Claudelands, Hamilton
 
Please do come and support our community!

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?
  • Three day timetable or five day timetable?
 
When: Saturday 22nd of August
Time: 7pm
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
 

Stir It Up – Waikato

Come along to the August “Stir It Up” to have a chat and a relaxed, social catch up.
It could be an opportunity to teach people some NZSL, and meet a new staff member at the Hamilton Office!
 
When: Tuesday 11th of August
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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.


Chartwell Event Cinemas - Free closed caption movies on Mondays

Movie: Ant Man
When: Monday 10th August
Time: 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
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
 


Important August Dates for Hamilton Deaf Aotearoa

Please note some important August dates for the Hamilton Deaf Aotearoa Office.
 
From Monday 17th of August – Friday 28th of August, there will be some exciting building and changes happening in the Hamilton Deaf Aotearoa office.  During this time, there may be some changes in office opening hours, and limited access to the community computer.
 
Please contact staff at Hamilton Deaf Aotearoa prior to visiting the office to ensure that staff are available to see you.
 
Miiria Storey (Facilitator) 
Email: miiria.storey@deaf.org.nz  
Phone: 021 792 369                                                                           
 
Kayte Shaw (Community Development Kaituitui)
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz  
Phone: 021 517 791
 
We look forward to re-opening as normal on Monday the 31st of August, and welcome you to come and check out the exciting new changes in the office.
 

 

Bay of Plenty

New Services, New You Workshops

Rotorua
Saturday 8th August at 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Rotorua Library, Haupapa Room, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua
To enrol, email: sue.lessing@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 events.

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. 



NZSL Northern Camp


Where: 
Marsden Bay Christian Camp, 89A One Tree Point Road, One Tree Point, Auckland
When: From Friday 11th - Sunday 13th September
 
New Zealand Sign Language class students, are you interested to join the NZSL Northern Camp in September?
This fun camp will have a weekend full of signing and no voice is to be used. It’s a great way to learn faster, build up more confidence and
make new friends.
 
For more information, contact details and/or to book your name, click on the flyer.
 

FIBA Oceania Championship - Basketball



Where: ASB Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
When: Monday 17th August from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: Click here for ticket prices. http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/2015-fiba-oceania-championship-tall-ferns-vs-opals/mt-maunganui?utm_campaign=also-visited-events&utm_medium=click-through&utm_source=2015%2Fnew-zealand-mountain-film-festival%2Ftauranga
 
This is once in a lifetime opportunity to watch our Tall Ferns take on Australia – Opals on our home soil in the most important game in the four year Olympic cycle.
There is a mixture of players who will go head to head with the world number two Opals.
This game will also serve the qualifier for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
 
Go down to the game, wear black, cheer on our teams and be a part of history.
 
Before the finals there will be a Bronze medal game starting at 1:30pm and a Silver medal game at 4:30pm
 

Tauranga SPCA Cupcake Fun Day 

Where: Greerton Animal Shelter, 43 Alach Street, Greerton, Tauranga
When: Saturday 22nd August from 10:30am - 2:30pm
 
There will be a Fun Day for the family with so much to do at the given address above. Click on flyer for all the information.
 
Thousands of people will be joining forces with their spatulas to help raise funds for Tauranga SPCA on Monday 24 August.

Get your spatula working, bake some cupcakes and sell those cupcakes! 
There will be cupcake baking competitions for kids club members, teenagers and adults so why not make a day of it? There will also be prizes up for grabs! 

There will be cupcake stalls all around the Tauranga areas from 10:30am - 2:30pm at the Tauranga SPCA Shelter. Click here for more details of where the stalls will be http://www.taurangaspca.co.nz/cup_cake_day.html

Help the animals in need with Tauranga SPCA.
 

 
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. 


When will there be an interpreter in New Plymouth?

Tuesday 11th August
Monday 17th August
Tuesday 18th August
To book: bookings@isign.co.nz
 
Check with iSign first that the interpreter has not been cancelled and will still be in the Taranaki region on your booking date.
 
Text: 021 677 803
Skype: isign.central
Website: www.isign.co.nz
For Afterhours assistance phone: 0800 934 683 or
Email: info@thecallcentre.co.nz

Christian Fellowship – CFFD

What: Christian Fellowship meeting
Where: Blind Foundation, 129/131 Vivian St, New Plymouth
When: First and third Monday of each month
Time5:30pm – 7:00pm
Cost:  $3.00
 
Pizza, Prayer and Praise dates
August 17 - Pizza, Prayer & Praise  
August 31 - Pot Luck meal & DVD (5:30pm – 8:00pm Blind Foundation)
September 7 - Pizza, Prayer & Praise  
September 21 - Pizza, Prayer & Praise
 
Check out their website for more details: http://elevatecdt.org.nz/taranakicffd/
For more details contact Richard West: flourishwest@gmail.com


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

Link to last week’s article on Interpreter, Melissa Sutton

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/70605092/Theatre-play-showcases-three-official-languages

New Zealand International Film Festival



When: New Plymouth, 3rd – 20th September
Venue: Event Cinemas, New Plymouth
 
This year NZIFF have two films that have been of considerable interest to those in the Deaf community. 

Marie's Story
France 2014 | Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
 
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. 

“Ariana Rivoire is a revelation – showing what it’s like to be in, and then break out of, a world of total darkness and silence.” — Marsha McCreadie, Village Voice

PG cert | In French with English subtitles

The Tribe
Denmark/Sweden/USA 2014 | Directors: Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors

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.

 “One of those rare films that you can’t quite believe really exist, that demonstrate that cinema still has a few tricks up its sleeve.” — Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

In Ukrainian Sign Language without subtitles 
R18 violence, sexual violence, sex scenes, content may disturb

NZIFF are delighted to give you the opportunity to come along yourself, use one of these films as a unique fundraising opportunity or attend as a group at a discounted price. NZIFF have a wonderful line up of films in all genres so stay on our mailing list for early release information on those too.
 
Visit website for more information: http://www.nziff.co.nz/2015/new-plymouth/

Hawkes Bay

New Services, New You Workshops

Hawkes Bay
Saturday 8th August at 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale
To enrol, email: lee.bullivant@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. 


IRD Online Account

Last April we had a workshop on Changes with Child Support and Online IRD account.
We had about 17 people came to this workshop.
 
At the end we did not have time to encourage Deaf people to set up their own IRD online account.
 
With your online IRD account, you can easily access to see what you earn ever year (up to the past five years), see how much tax you pay, how much kiwi saver you have plus more. This is a very useful tool for everyone to have and it’s free.
 
If you need to set up your own IRD online account, please contact Deaf Aotearoa and make an appointment and we can assist you in setting up your account.

TEC Amalgamation Hawkes Bay

Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale, Napier
When: Saturday 8th August, 2015. 10:30am - 12:30pm
Entry: Free
Speakers: Amalgamate Hawkes Bay and Stuart Nash Labour MP
 
A NZSL Interpreter will be there.
 
Amalgamation means “combine groups together”
Hawkes Bay is looking at combining Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Waipawa and Waipukurau (Central Hawkes Bay) together into one council.
 
Do you think this is a good idea? Many people are saying “yes” it’s a good idea. Many people are saying "no" it’s not a good idea.
 
Voting papers will be sent out in the mail on August 24th and voting will close on September 15th at noon.
 
Deaf Aotearoa needs to make sure that everyone knows and understands what amalgamation means, and what could happen in the future if they choose to combine or not.
 
We invite you to come along on Saturday 8th August and see what they have to say. You are most welcome to ask them questions too. 
 
Then from 24th August you can vote "yes" or "no."
 
Please go to these links for more information:
http://www.amalgamatehawkesbay.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/stuartnash.napier
http://www.lgc.govt.nz/commission-news-and-contact-information/media-statements-and-speeches/hawkes-bay-amalgamation-proposal-to-proceed/
 
Please let Deaf Aotearoa know if you are coming to this meeting.
Text: 021 459 005 or
Email: hawkesbay@deaf.org.nz
 
Please check out the official flyer for more information and please mark this on your calendar.

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club Social Afternoon

Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale Napier
When: Saturday 8th August from 3:30pm
Entry: Free
 
Catch up with Deaf community members.
Catch up with news from Deaf Clubs/ societies and around the world.
Catch up about Deaf Sports.
Talk about setting up a Deaf Sport group as well as fun activities, games etc.
 
For more information please contact the Deaf Club:
Email: hbdeaf@clear.net.nz
Text: 027 859 3238
 
Manawatu

New Service, New You Workshop

Palmerston North
Wednesday 5th August at 10:00am – 12:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, Level 2, United Building, 74 The Square, Palmerston North
To enrol, email: lianna.kennedy@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 is a reminder for you if you want to come to one of those workshops to learn about the new changes at Deaf Aotearoa please contact Lianna to complete a registration form.

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

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. 

 
 
Wellington

New Services, New You Workshops

Wellington
Sunday 9th August at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Youth Room, Newlands Community House, Batchelor Road, Newlands
To enrol, email: shannon.krogmann@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.
 
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. 

  

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. 

 

Victoria Street Cycle Lane Opens

The new cycle lane begins in Dixon Street and connects with shared cycle and walking path in Karo Drive and through Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
 
This is to improve cycling infrastructure safer.
 
City Council will monitor to see how well it works. Can go to WCC website to get more information and leave feedback.

 

New Zealand Deaf Games

Nelson

Photos from New Services, New You Workshops

Check out the photos from Nelson's New Services, New You workshops which took place on Monday 3rd July!


 

Nelson Office Closed 

The Nelson Office will be closed from Wednesday 5th August, re-opens on Monday 10th August.
 
If you require an interpreter:
Text iSign: 022 123 4664 or
Phone: 0800 934 683
Or book iSign NZSL interpreting service on: www.isign.co.nz
 

Suburban Club Social Night

When: Friday 7th August from 5:30pm
Where: 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
 
Please come along and chat with the Deaf community, all welcome.

 

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 and table tennis.
 
When: Tuesday 18th August time 9:30am - 2pm
Where: Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road, Motueka


 
Canterbury

New Services, New You Workshops

Christchurch
Monday 10th August at 11:00am – 1:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch City
To enrol, email: victoria.green@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 you to understand 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 doing, why 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.

We need you to register for the workshop to make sure that we have enough space, resources and refreshments. We expect the workshops to be popular, and if demands is high we may need to limit number so please book early. If the 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. 


 
 

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.

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 Craft Group 

The last few months our group have more new members who joined us, everyone enjoyed the group and learning new skills and we are always welcome new people to join us!

You, your family or friends are most welcome to join our group to learn new skills, projects or finish off your project and we will be there if need support with your project.

When: Saturday 15th August
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

Please bring a plate to share for lunch, your project, eg knitting, crochet, quilt, sewing or anything you want to work on and gold coins for hot drinks, thank you. 

Arts Central Craft and Ethnic Food Market

Remember the Arts Centre Market? Many of our stall holders and ethnic food caravans used to be at the Arts Centre on weekends, and now they are relishing the opportunity to start again on a regular basis, especially as it's in the central city.
 
When: Every Saturday
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: 100 Peterborough St, opposite Peterborough Central Library.
Free Parking: enter off Kilmore St opposite the Town Hall
 
This site is becoming more and more lively! Try the taste of Lebanese, Thai, Cambodian or trendy Street Food, or settle for a packet of handmade FUDGE! Find the best in locally made art and craft for gifts and collectors. Experience Christchurch's cultural revival in the inner city: support and encourage local artists
 

 

Otago

New Services, New You Workshops

Dunedin
Thursday 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. 

Deaf Support Services Meeting

When: Thursday 13th August
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa office, Community Room
 

"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
 

DPA Meeting

When: Wednesday 12th August
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: McNab Reading Room, Third Floor, Dunedin Public Library, The Octagon.
 
Guest speaker is Dr Warren Forster from ACClaim Otago on their recent report to the UN on access to justice for injury disabled people.
 
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!
   

DRC (Disability Resource Centre) are Relocating

As of the 30th August DRC will be Located at their new Gala Street Premises – Beside Colonial Bakery.
Deaf Aotearoa Office will still be in the same place for the time being.
 
It is essential that if you want to see Rebecca you make arrangements via email and text to book your appointments as there will be no one to greet you at the front door. You will be locked out for security reasons.
 
Rebecca is available – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm.