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National


Video Remote Interpreting

Do you visit government departments? Do you visit health services? Do you go to meetings at school?

Video Remote interpreting (VRI) is a free service for Deaf NZSL users who are meeting with staff at a government department, school or health centre. VRI uses computer video technology to access a qualified NZSL Interpreter on screen.

It is now available at many locations around the country.

You can find a full list of locations where VRI is available on the VRI website.

We are planning to run community workshops around the country to explain more about this service. Keep an eye out for presentation dates in a location near you!

Changes to Child Support

Changes to the Child Support scheme come into effect on 1 April 2015.

To understand what the changes are, Inland Revenue has produced a NZSL video. Watch to understand how the changes will affect families accessing Child Support.

Free information about health in NZSL

Do you know there’s a great New Zealand website full of free information to help Deaf people and those they care about stay well?
 
Run by the Health Promotion Agency and the Ministry of Health, www.healthed.govt.nz is the leading source of free New Zealand resources on a wide range of health topics.
 
Seeflow has been working in collaboration with the Health Promotion Agency and Cognition Education to develop NZ Sign Language translations for eight of their national health resources to be piloted. This selection is now available on www.healthed.govt.nz.
 
The pilot resources in NZSL include:

The resources were selected to provide a range of key preventative health information and to appeal to various audience groups. These health topics aim to create discussion and encourage sharing amongst the deaf community.

We’d really appreciate you sharing the website and these resources with your networks and colleagues.

The HealthEd team would like to know what people think about the NZSL resources to help inform future developments. Comments can be emailed to healthed@cognition.co.nz.

NZ Captioning Awards Nominations 2014

The Captioning Working Group are very pleased to advise that the New Zealand 2014 Captioning Awards recipient nominations are now being welcomed at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014CaptioningAwardsNominations
 
Captioning Award Categories are:

  • Advertising Industry Award
  • Broadcasting Industry Award
  • Individual Recipient Award
  • Telecommunications and Internet Award
  • Supreme Award

After you have nominated someone (it will only take a minute or two) they would very much appreciate you forwarding this link to your colleagues and your social media networks so those who use captioning can then submit their nominations.

Nominations will be accepted until 30th September at 5.30pm.

Search for a Support Superstar

Attitude TV have launched a nationwide search to highlight the work that support workers do and the difference they make to people's lives. There's some great prizes on offer so why not tell us who makes a difference in your life and why.

Here's a link to a blog post which explains the competition in more detail. There's not long left to nominate your Support Superstar! Nominations close Wednesday 10th September!

Northland

Whangarei office closed 4th to 23rd September

Glennis will be on annual leave from 5th to 23rd September. The Avondale office will be available for assistance.

Father’s Day at Kiwi North

When: Sunday 7th September from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
Adults: $10.00 (dads and children free entry!)

Free rides, sausage sizzle and more.

Northland Deaf Club: Quiz

We have a quiz for International Week of the Deaf. Please get a copy this Saturday. Complete the quiz and be in draw for a prize. Hand in at Deaf Club on 4th October. Vicki will pick the winner.

Alana is leaving Deaf Aotearoa

Alana’s last day will be on Friday 5th September. She has worked at Deaf Aotearoa for nearly four years and she enjoyed her time with us. She will work for Kelston Deaf Education Centre as their New Zealand Sign Language Tutor for the Northland region. Her new office will be at Manaia View School so she will still be around in Whangarei. We wish her every success in her future endeavours.
 
Auckland

Early voting has begun - get out and vote!

Did you know that this year, you can vote anytime from now until September 20th. By going before September 20th, you'll have the best chance of a quick and easy voting experience.

The Get Out and Vote campaign has helpfully collected all the information on where and when you can vote early:
  • North Auckland (including East Coast Bays, Hellensville, Rodney, North Shore, Northcote, Upper Harbour, Te Tai Tokerau)
     
  • East Auckland (including Auckland Central, Botany, Epsom, Maungakiekie, Mt Albert, Mt Roskill, Pakuranga, Tamaki, Tamaki Makaurau)
     
  • Central Auckland (including Auckland Central, Epsom, Maungakiekie, Mt Albert, Mt Roskill, Northcote, Tamaki, Tamaki Makaurau)
     
  • West Auckland (including Hellensville, Kelston, New Lynn, Mt Albert, Te Atatu, Te Tai Tokerau, Upper Harbour)
     
  • South Auckland (including Botany, Hauraki-Waikato, Hunua, Mangere, Manukau East, Manurewa, Maungakiekie, Mt Roskill, Pakuranga, Papakura, Tamaki Makaurau)

 

TEC Course: Are you tech smart?

When: Saturday 6th September, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland
Cost: FREE

Why is technology growing and changing?

Understanding data, 3G and 4G, smartphone, tablet, broadband, router, cabinet and UFB.

Information from NZ Relay with topics:
  • Internet Relay
  • Video Relay Service (VRS)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
  • Mobile Text Relay (MTR)
  • TXT111
  • CapTel
  • The decline of TTY
Tea/coffee facilities will be provided.

This workshop will help decide which smartphone, tablet or broadband you can purchase to access the communication services of your choice. This is an exciting course that will make you tech smart and understand your devices and how they work and what not to do!

Bring your mobile phone or tablet. Access to wi-fi will be available.

To find out more and to register for this event contact Lisa Alexander:
  • Email: lisa.alexander@deaf.org.nz
  • Text: 021 262 6410

NZSL Coffee Club

When: Saturday 6th September from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral
Entry: Free

The Coffee Club is a monthly, casual and interactive event for students, families, friends and supporters who know or do not know any NZSL. It's also a great place to practice your NZSL skills with an experienced NZSL tutor.

For more information email bookings@auckland-deaf.org.nz.



 

Deaf Deaf World

When: Thursday 18th September from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral
Donation: $5.00 entry
 
Northern Tutors Branch are excited to invite you to a silent evening where you will have an opportunity to use hands only to have a conversation with many different people in the room. You will be assigned to visit many different shops and you will have to think 'outside the box' and try to use gestures, pointing or use sign language you already know to order to purchase things (pretend shopping in reversed Deaf Deaf World). Sorry, there is no voice allowed for the whole evening!

The event will be held in Auckland Deaf Society's beautiful new community room and sign language hub. You can put your name in the draw to win prizes (free one hour of one to one tutorials with one of our sign language tutors).
 

Job Advertisement: Systems Administrator fluent in NZSL

A skilled System Administrator is sought after by a fast-growing ICT solutions and service provider in Auckland. The successful candidate will join an experienced team helping organisations and education providers navigate through the constantly evolving and challenging IT landscape. To be successful in this role you must be fluent in New Zealand Sign Language.

If you have excellent problem solving and organisational skills, a logical mind and attention to detail, then this could be the perfect organisation for you to flourish in.  You will be exposed to a vase technical range and encouraged to bring new ideas to the team.

More information...

 
Waikato

Diabled Persons Assembly AGM 2014

When: Friday 12th September, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: IBIS Tainui, 18 Alma Street, Hamilton

DPA New Zealand is a Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO) that includes all disability groups. We work in collaboration with others to achieve inclusion for all New Zealanders.

Our core function is to help engage the New Zealand disability community to listen to the views of disabled people and articulate these as we work with decision makers.

We want to turn our rights into reality so we can live in a country where every person is able to live and work, and simply be who they are.

Come to our annual meeting to learn what we do, who we help, meet our board members and mingle.

Kindly let Sripriya (email dpa.waikato@gmail.com or text 022 354 4567) know if you would like to attend by 1st September.

Refreshments will be provided.

EVENT Cinema Chartwell – Free and Captioned Movies

Free ticket only available to Deaf and Hearing Impaired persons only on Mondays for ‘2D’ movies. For 3D movies, please issue a Seniors ticket (excludes $1 glasses fee). Proper and valid Disability card needs to be shown to receive this discount.

Closed Caption sessions are available at EVENT Cinemas Chartwell on Thursdays (except public holidays, and school holidays). 

The schedule for the movie screenings are emailed to me every week.  So if you’re interested in having it sent to you, then please let me know.

2014 Father’s Day Drags

When: Sunday 7 September, 9am 
Where: Meremere Dragway, Meremere
Cost: Gate Entry $20 Kids Under 12 FREE Race Entry $35
Website: www.musclecar.co.nz 
Contact: American Muscle Car Club (Christine Miles 021 633 943 or Rob Scott 027 222 7105)

The American Muscle Car Club once again brings us one of the biggest events on the Drag Racing calendar. The event celebrates the best of Australia and America’s street legal machines with a Dial Your Own format of racing for all classes except for The MERLIN Top 8 Shootout who will run heads up to find the fastest Australian and fastest American V8 street machine in the country!  Burger Fuel are back with $1000 for 1st Prize in the Burnout Comp so get the skid wagon out!

All vehicles must be Street Legal in order to compete so WOF, Rego and Civil License is required. You’ll need a helmet and correct footwear and ensure batteries are securely tied down. Strictly NO slicks allowed. If your vehicle is Street Legal but runs faster than an 11.00 sec, you will need to present your drag racing license and tech/log book.  

Tune into 1ZB for cancellations if the weather looks dodgy otherwise, we’ll see you at the track! 
(RAIN DATE = SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2014)


Traditional Maori Healing Clinic

When: Saturday 6th September from 9:30am to 5:00pm  
Where: Kokiri Centre,  Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive, Raglan      
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Koha/ Donation for consultations – Rongoa range $10 - $20 per item
Contact: Chelita 021 0827 1653 or chelitaogier5@gmail.com

Te Waka o Matariki Tohunga and Healing whanau are pleased to be hosting a Hau Ora Clinic in the stunning tranquil environment of Raglan. Come and join us as we host this special event for Raglan and the surrounding community.

Our experienced and trained Kai Rongoa will be on hand for consultations along with a full range of Te Waka o Matariki rongoa. If you have ever been curious to experience Traditional Maori Healing in action then take a scenic drive out to Raglan and come and join us.

Nau mai Haere mai Tautoko mai whanau - we would love to see you! Let us welcome you into Spring and leave you feeling refreshed rejuvenated and relaxed. Mauri Ora!

Bay of Plenty

TEC: Are you tech smart?

This is a very useful and informative presentation not to be missed.

For date, time and venue please click on the correct local flyer, Whakatane or Rotorua, you wish to attend.

 

See you there!

NZ Red Cross Book Fair

Where: Red Cross Service Centre, Cnr Lake Road and Rangiuru, Rotorua (click here for map)
When: Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th September from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Great books, non fiction and fiction, NZ books, cooking, gardening, history, war, health, lovely children's books and more on sale.

Cost: From $2.00

Face Painting $2.00 outside under marquee

Sausage Sizzle $2.00

Fundraising to provide free Community Programmes and training for Disaster Welfare Support Team.

Spring Fling

Where: Te Puna Quarry Park, 200 Te Puna Quarry Road, Tauranga (click here for map)
When: Sunday 7th September from 10:00am to 4:00pm

A nice outing for the family and friends. There will be plant sales, you can find out more from the plant growers, garden art, demonstrations, music, Devonshire teas (scones will be baked fresh on site)and walks in the park.

Bethlehem Lions Community Market

Where: Bethlehem Town Centre, 19 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga
When: Every first and third Sunday of each month from 8:00am to 12:00noon.

There are 100 plus stalls and fresh vegetables and fruit on sale.

Celebration of 50 years of Kenworth Trucks in New Zealand

Where: ASB Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
When: Saturday 13th September from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Cost: Free

Nothing to do? Head off to ASB Baypark and stroll around all the 50 years of Kenworth Trucks.


 
Taranaki

Opening Night: Another World and Precious Cargo

When: Friday 5th September
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Location: Main Exhibition Gallery, Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth
Prices: Free

Join Puke Ariki Museum for the opening of Another World: Portraits From Ohura and Precious Cargo. All welcome, cash bar available.

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

Demonstration and Discussion: Precious Cargo Artist

When: Saturday 6 September
Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm (demonstration), 2.00pm – 3.00pm (discussion)
Location: Main Exhibition Gallery, Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth
Prices: Free

Join artist and furniture designer Tim Wigmore in conversation with carver Lyonel Grant about the ways they worked together on this stunning exhibition. And why not arrive early and watch Lyonel work, or linger a little after the discussion.


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

Tenderlink Taranaki vs Southland Stags

When: Saturday 6th September
Time: 4.35pm (gates open 2.30pm)
Location: Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth

Getting behind TenderLink Taranaki at Yarrow Stadium is best way to show your support of the amber and blacks. Each game day we take the field - not as a team of 22 players, but as an 110,000 strong army that stretches around the mountain from Mokau to Mokoia, Warea, to Whangamomona. We thrive on the commitment, desire and hunger of every single one of our loyal and passionate supporters.

Capture the feeling of game day at Yarrow Stadium and get behind us in our round four matchup against our rural rivals from the deep south - the Southland Stags. We have endured a great rivalry against the Stags in recent times and this clash is sure to be another rugged tussle.

Prices: GA Adult $12 Covered Adult $40 Uncovered Adult $20 Child $5 Service fees apply
Contact: Ticketdirect
Phone: 0800 224 224
Email: ticketnp@npdc.govt.co.nz
Website: http://www.taranaki-rugby.co.nz/
Booking Link: http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/83111/tenderlink-taranaki-v-bay-of-plenty-steamers

13th Latin America and Spain Film Festival

The Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain. It is also a non-profit event which aims to gather both Latin America and Spain, and other communities in New Zealand through the big screen.

Contact: Gallery Administration Office
Phone: 06-759 6060
Email: mail@govettbrewster.com
Website: http://www.govettbrewster.com
 
Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club: Big garage sale and sausage sizzles

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club is planning to have big garage sale and sausage sizzle in late October. They raised about $650.00 last year so this year we want to try and raise over $650.00.

How do we do that? We need you!  We want to ask if anyone have saleable (good) items for the garage sale. It can be small or big items. If you have something for us, please contact Deaf Club by text on 027 859 3238 or by email hbdeaf@clear.net.nz.

If you don’t have transport to bring the items to the club, contact them and they will try and get someone to come over and pick it up for you.

We need your support so come on and let make this one a great event.

For more information please contact the Hawkes Bay Deaf Club.

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club: Pool Night

There is a form on the Hawkes Bay Deaf Club notice board for those who want to put their name on to play pools at the Deaf Club. We are looking at having this either late September or in October.  At the moment there is only one name on it, we need more names please.

As soon as we have lot of names we then will organise the date and time for this pool night.

Contact the Deaf Club if you need more information 027 859 3238 or email hbdeaf@clear.net.nz.

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club: Membership

Reminder we are always accepting new and old members. Membership is $15.00  Please contact the Hawkes Bay Deaf Club for a membership form.

Text them on 027 859 3238 or email hbdeaf@clear.net.nz.

Manawatu

Manawatu Deaf Club

Club Night & Darts Championships Men and Womens Singles

When: Friday 5th September
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society, 55b Totara Road, Palmerston North
Time: 7:30pm

Games will start at 8.00pm sharp, please arrive earlier.

Manawatu Social Club Pool

When: Sunday 7th September
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society, 55b Totara Road, Palmerston North
Time: 1:00 pm

Please arrive earlier. We will be playing against the Manawatu Marine Bowling Club. 

Please bring a plate to share. The bar will be open.

Are you Tech Smart? Workshop

When: Thursday 18th September
Where: Kingsgate Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

This is a fantastic workshop with Christoph Blum presenting and teaching us about understanding your technology gadgets, how they work and what not to do. You can bring your smartphone or tablet with you as there is Wi-Fi available.

Check out the flier for more information.

Contact Lianna to let her know that you'll be coming!

Maori Culture Workshop

When: Monday 13th October
Where: Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitaane o Manawatu Marae, Maxwells Line, Palmerston North
Time: 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

A great day to be had, you will be welcomed with a powhiri and there will be some presentations about the Marae,  Flax, Cloak, Wood and stone carving as well as learning the kapa haka before the poroporoaki (farewell) at the end of the day.

Kai (Lunch) will be provided, if you want to come, please let Lianna know before 26th September for catering purposes.

New Palmy Sunday Market

When: Every Sunday
Where: 150 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North (Opposite Beds R Us)
Time: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

New market with great stalls selling fresh fruit & veges, eggs, clothing, bric a brac, food, coffee, plants, flowers, jams and more!

Wellington

TEC Course: Cash For Christmas

Where: Literacy Aotearoa, Level 2, 220 Willis Street, Wellington
When: Saturday 13th September from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The course will run on Saturday afternoons for a total of five weeks.

What to bring: ID (passport, driving licence etc). 
Note: This course is for NZ residents and citizens only.
 
This is a free course for members of the deaf community who want to improve their money management skills:
  • Know your money personality
  • Track your current spending
  • Saving and setting goals
  • Paying off existing debt
  • Avoiding future debt
  • Cost saving tricks
To register or need more information, please contact Natalie King:

Disability Elections Presentation

Where: ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie
When: Thursday 11th September at 2:00pm

Interpreters provided. IHC, CCS Disability Action, People First, DPA and NZDSN are delighted to invite you and your networks to a Disability Election Presentation. They have been most fortunate to secure the attendance of all the political parties currently in office.
 
This is an amazing opportunity for us all to hear and question people whose policies in the next Government will impact on the daily lives and wellbeing of disabled people and their families.

Hutt Valleys Disabled Resources Trust
Fundraising movie and dinner: Lunch Box

Where: Lighthouse Cinema, 52 Beach Street, Petone, Lower Hutt
When: Monday 15th September at 6:00pm
Tickets: Movie only $25.00 or movie and dinner $50.00
Website: www.hvdrt.org.nz
 
Please join us on Monday 15 September for our Movie Fundraiser Evening. This time we have made it even more exciting by having a 'Movie & Dinner' option. A great opportunity to treat yourselves to a good movie, great food and excellent company.

Little Creators Art Workshops

Where: Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington
When: Thursday 11th September from 9:45am to 10:45am
Tickets: $10.00 per child (to buy tickets phone 04 913 3740)
Website: www.capitale.org.nz
 
Learn about and be inspired by the sculptures on Wellington's waterfront. Experiment, learn and have fun with shapes, patterns, prints, colours, new materials and ideas while art teacher Karen Carey from Kids Art Lab helps you create your own original artwork in these weekly fun, theme based, hands-on and interactive art workshops.

Please note this workshop is specifically designed for children between the ages of three to six years old.

Pottery and Woodcraft Market

Where: Frank Kitts Underground Carpark, Under Frank Kitts Park, Jervois Quay, Wellington
When: Saturday 6th September, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Website: www.undergroundmarket.co.nz
 
Pots, bowls, furniture, mugs, and jugs, you’ll find them all and more at the Wellington Underground Market’s Pottery and Woodcraft Market.

Artists from around the Wellington region will be displaying their wares, so bin those old chipped serving platters and plastic plant pots for something fantastic and funky!

Maybe you’ll even find a retro casserole dish like Mum used to have!

Demonstrations and have-a-go sessions are also available, so be ready to get your hands dirty!

Hataitai Community Monthly Market

Where: Hataitai Bowling and Petanque Club, 157 Hataitai Road, Hataitai, Wellington
When: Every first Saturday of the month throughout the year 10:00am - 1:00pm
Website: www.hataitai.org.nz/community-market
 
Come and visit the market with family and friends. It is just 2 minutes up Hataitai Rd from the village. The Market is held monthly on the first Saturday of each month.
 
Always loads of hot food, drinks and freshly made bakery goods. Stalls cover items from preserves, toys, babywear, cosmetics, antiques, books, clothing, honey, ethnic food, bric a brac, plants, paintings, material, patterns and loads more.
 
We have a lot of creative and talented stall holders in our region.
 
Live music and you have also the chance to have a game of bowls on the green with your kids. Kids love being able to do something fun while parents check out the stalls.

Nelson

Nelson Provincial Museum Exhibitions World War One

Where: Corner Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson
When: August 18th to October
Cost: Gold coin donation to locals

This exhibition honours the centennial of the 'war to end all wars', World War One (1914 - 1919). By the end of the war almost 2,500 men and women from the province had served overseas. Most men were enlisted in the New Zealand armed forces, but some enrolled with the Australian and British forces, and a smaller number served as nurses and chaplains. Those left behind raised funds, made up parcels, wrote letters, and kept the province running - all the time fearful of a telegraphed message bearing news of death or injury of a loved one. More information...

NZSL Practice Group

Where: 623 On the Rocks, 623 Rocks Road, Nelson
When: Monday 15th September from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

All welcome :)

Nelson Deaf Incorporated invite you to play Ten Pin bowling

When: Saturday 20th September at 2:00pm
Where: Action Entertainment Centre, 30 McPherson Street, Richmond
Cost: $10.00 per person

Please let Cathy, Rachel or Wendy know by Sunday 13th September if you are coming or if you require transport.

Cherry Blossom Festival

When: Sunday 21st September from 11:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Miyazu Gardens, Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson

A celebration of Japanese culture, music, food and the 38 year-old relationship between Nelson and our sister city Miyazu. Bring a picnic, enjoy the on-site food stalls or simply relax under the beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) trees. This free event is proudly supported by the Nelson Miyazu Sister City Association and The Nelson Japanese Society. More information...

TEC course: Are you Tech Smart?

When: 25th September from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: BNZ Business Centre Room, 226 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Why is technology growing and changing?

Understanding data, 3G and 4G smartphones, tablets, broadband, routers, cabinets and UFB.

Information from NZ relay with topics:
  • Internet relay
  • Video Relay Service (VRS)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
  • Mobile Text Relay (MTR)
  • TXT 111
  • CapTel
  • The decline of TTY
This workshop will decide which smartphone, tablet or broadband you can purchase to access the communication services of your choice.
 
This is an exciting course that wil make you tech smart and help you understand your devices and how they work, what to and what not to do! Bring your mobile phone or tablet. Access to WiFi available.

Canterbury

South Island NZSL Camp: Cartoon Theme!

Want to join a fun weekend of all conversation, games into NZSL?

They will be having a workshops, drama, conversation, fun games and much more?

When: Friday 19th to Sunday 21st Setpember 2014
Where: Blue Skies Conference Camp, 12 Williams St, Kaiapoi, North Canterbury
Cost: $120.00 per person

Everyone is welcome – download information sheet for more details, enquiries and registration.
Otago

Otago Rescue Helicopter Visit

Come and learn about the Otago Rescue Helicopter and all the interesting things it does. If an emergency call comes in at the last minute it may have to be cancelled.

When: Thursday 11th September
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Heli Otago, Taieri Airfield, Stedman Road, Mosgiel
Cost: Free

Please RSVP to Anna and if you need transport please let her know.

Deaf Support Services Meeting

When: Thursday 11th September
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Otago Deaf Centre

King’s Karnival: Games and Fair

Come along to the Kings High School Fair for games, kids activities, food  and raffles.

When: Saturday 13th September
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Kings High School, 270 Bayview Road, Dunedin
Cost: Free entrance
Southland

Free workshop

When: 12-14 September
Where: Kelvin Hotel, Invercargill

A workshop for adult siblings of people with disabilities and their parents.

 

Are you Tech Smart?

Understanding data, 3G and 4G, smartphones, tablets, broadband, routers, cabinets and UFB.
 
Information from NZ Relay with topics:
  • Internet Relay
  • Video Relay Service (VRS)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
  • Mobile Text Relay (MTR)
  • TXT111
  • CapTel
  • The decline of TTY
This workshop will help decide which smartphone, tablet or broadband you can purchase to access the communication services of your choice.
 
This is an exciting course that will make you tech smart and understand your devices and how they work and what not to do!  Bring your mobile phone or tablet. Access to WiFi available.
 
When: October 15th
Where: Level 1, 84 Esk Street, Invercargill
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: Free
 
You will have to confirm your place on this course before 1st October 2014.
Email rebecca.petre@deaf.org.nz or text 021 554 905.

Coffee group

When: Thursday 11th September 2014
Where: DRC Building ,192 Spey Street, Invercargill
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
 
Please note there are some changes to Our Office and this may be the last Coffee Group held here at DRC as the building may be taken over by another business , some ideas to where you would like future Coffee Groups to be held would be great . Hope to see you there .

Deaf community AGM

When: Monday 22nd September
Where: Invercargill Workermans Club
Time: 1:30pm