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National

‘Important – Changes to VRS and VRI’

From today, VRS and VRI services are now one service – VIS.  Watch these two videos for all the details.



6th WFDYS Junior Camp

Where: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

When: 11th – 17th April, 2017

Age: 13 to 17 years old
 

This is great opportunity for Deaf Youth all over New Zealand.

Link to application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WFDYSJnrCamp2017


You will be required to make a video of yourself. Start with an introduction and a little about yourself and then answers the questions. Upload your video and add the link in the text box at the bottom of the application and submit!


If you have any further questions about the camp or application process, please contact Jake LaBerge.

Email: Jake.Laberge@deaf.org.nz

Northland

Your Rights when Using Health and Disability Services Workshop

This workshop covers your rights to access health or disability services. When you visit your GP or dentist, what can you do if you are not happy with their services? How can you speak up? How to make your complaint?
 
You have a right to make a complaint if you are unhappy. This introduction to the Health and Disability Commission Act will explain what the rights mean to you as a consumer, and why we use the Act.
 
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, 1A Deveron Street, Whangarei
When: Monday 4th July
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Cost: FREE - NZSL Interpreters and refreshments provided
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Glennis Walkinshaw:
Email: glennis.walkinshaw@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 641 178

PechaKucha for NZSL Week – Thank you

PechaKucha night for NZSL Week was very successful and fun.
 
There are many people to thank for such an a great evening:
Alana Best – thank you for being a wonderful MC.
Matt Keen – Co-ordinator and technical genius
Deaf Aotearoa – For providing food and venue hire.
ONEONESIX – Supplying venue
Interpreting Students – Travelling from Auckland and presenting
Food For Life – Supplying delicious vegetarian food
Creative Northland – Supplying technical equipment
Company of Giants – Gigantic support
iSign – Providing interpreters
Channel North – Filming the evening
Vicki – Volunteer extraordinaire
All of the very brave presenters, sharing their stories
Tania and Harri who were behind and in front of the scenes.
 
We really appreciate your fabulous contribution to this fun night showcasing the Deaf world!

Auckland

Aotea Square Ice Rink and Ice Slide


When:
Monday 20th June – Friday 24th
Where: Aotea Square
Cost: Door Sales only
          Adult - $20
          Child (12 and under) - $15
          Ice Slide (three rides) - $7.50
          Ice Slide (five rides) - $12
 
Visit website for more information: http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/aotea-square-ice-rink-and-ice-slide/auckland#none

Youth

Movie Night

When: Saturday 2nd July
Where: Auckland Deaf Society
Time: 6.00pm
Cost: Free!
 
You are invited to a Deaf youth movie night at Auckland Deaf Society! Come along, there will be two movies shown. BBQ food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be sold.

Hearing Dogs

Hearing Dogs are looking for recipients to give hearing dogs to.
For more information please view the flyer or you can contact them directily.
Phone: 06 769 5000
Fax: 06 769 5400
Website: www.hearingdogs.org.nz

Twisting Balloons and Fun!

When: Tuesday 12th July
Where: Auckland Deaf Society Clubrooms
Time: 10.30am – 12 midday
Cost: $10 per person.
 
Do you want to learn how to make balloon creations? Come along to ADS and learn from Lisa. Anyone aged 6 years old to adult welcome. For more information please contact Julie-Anne before 8th July.
Email: events@auckland-deaf.org.nz

Studio Workshop with Rachel Coppage

When: Saturday 9th July 
Where: Auckland Art Gallery, Gibbs 1 Classroom 
Cost: $15 - booking through Eventfinda

South Auckland

Improve Your English Workshops

Grammar and Punctuation
Do you have difficulty writing in English? What is the difference between NZSL and English grammar? How can we understand written English better? Do you want to improve your basic grammar and punctuation skills? This course will help you improve your basic knowledge of English grammar and punctuation. You will learn nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions and conjunctions.

Comprehension and Vocabulary 
Do you have difficulty reading English? Have you always wanted to read a book and understand the story? This course will help you improve your basic reading and comprehension in English. You will learn how to become a more competent, reflective and critical reader.

When: Term 3 - 2nd August 2016 to 20th September 2016
             Term 4 - 18th October 2016 to 6th December 2016
              Every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm (2 hours)
Where: Friendship House, Te Maunga (Level 2), 20 Putney Way, Manukau City
Cost: FREE

Budgeting Workshop

Don’t know how to create a budget? Doug White from CAP Money will teach you all you need to know.

  • How to be more in control of your finances
  • How to improve your savings
  • How to budget correctly

This budgeting workshop will help you manage your finances better.
Please enrol by Monday 11th July 2016. Limited to 10 people.

Where: Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau City
When: 16th July 2016 and 23rd July 2016
Two Saturdays from 9.00am to 12.00pm
Cost: FREE – NZSL Interpreters  and refreshments will be provided
 
For more information or to enrol in this workshop, please contact Cheryl Skyperman.
Email: Cheryl.spykerman@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 668 228

Waikato

Self Defence for Women Workshop

Learn how to keep yourself safe. This workshop covers:

  • Body language
  • How and where to kick, punch and defend
  • How to defend yourself in an assault
  • Self-defence techniques
  • Relationship safety/behaviours
  • Early warning signs of an unhealthy relationship
  • How to recognise abuse
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Marissa Lessing:
Email: marissa.lessing@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 516 399

Stir It Up

This is a fantastic and fun opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and/or learn New Zealand Sign Language.
Coffee and Tea provided.
 
When: Tuesday 12th July
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost:    Free
Where: Deaf Aotearoa
              Federated Farmers Building, Level 4,
              169 London Street,
              Hamilton

 

Chartwell Closed Caption Movie

Me Before You 
A young woman falls in love with the man she’s caring for.
 
When:  Monday 4th July
Time*:  10.15am, 1:10pm, 6.15pm
Length: 110 minutes
Cost**: Free with ‘I am Deaf’ card
Where: Event Cinemas, Level 2, Westfield Chartwell, Cnr Hukanui & Comries rds, Chartwell
*Times are subject to change without notice.
**Proof that you are Deaf may be requested. 


 

New Zealand Deaf Games Hamilton 2016

New Zealand Deaf Games are being hosted in Hamilton this year (labour weekend). Come and enjoy getting involved in Deaf sports!
 
When: Thursday 20th – Saturday 23rd October 2016 (Labour Weekend)
Times:  See online timetable - http://deafsports.nz/deafgames/timetable/
Registration: http://deafsports.nz/deafgames/registration/
 
Check out all the information here: http://deafsports.nz/deafgames/
NZ Deaf Games Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewZealandDeafGames/
Contact: deafgames@deafsports.co.nz
Bay of Plenty

Do You Have a TEC Workshop Idea?

Deaf Aotearoa Facilitators would like your feedback on what kind of workshops you would like to have to develop your skills.
 
What do you find interesting? Which workshops do you find boring or not relevant? What day and time best suit you?
 
Feedback will help the Facilitators at Deaf Aotearoa to improve the workshops and also create workshops that interest you.
Contact Sue Lessing if you have any ideas or feedback.
Email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 920 675

Illuminart Greerton Village



Where:
 Greerton Village, 1263 Cameron Road, Tauranga
When: Friday 15th July
Time: 5:30pm till 8:30pm
Cost: Free
 
Go and celebrate in Greerton Village having a mid-winter light show. There will be lasers, glow show, shadow puppet shows, fire dancers, tethered glowing hot air balloons, mirror man and more.
 
Wrap up warm and take the whole family out to this free event. The festival kicks off with a lantern parade from Chadwick Road and Cameron Road intersection,
down Chadwick road to the Village square and along the walkway. 

Activities in the Bay of Plenty

Stuck on ideas for winter activities? School holidays are coming up soon too!
Check out the website below for some cool ideas.
http://www.bayofplentynz.com/main/walking-tramping/


  

Women’s Lifestyle Expo


Where
: ASB Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
When: Saturday 27 August from 10:00am till 5:00pm
           Sunday 28 August from 10:00am till 5:00pm
Cost: Adults $10.00, children under 12 free
 
Door sales only.
 
Get together with your women friends and have fun at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo
There will be more than 140 companies involved showing everything from jewellery and beauty to business products and information, crafts, fitness, food and wine sampling and much more!
 
Expo includes a new nail pamper zone, new hair styling lounge and a new bubbles lounge, plus the popular taste zone, NZ craft zone, fashion zone, goodie bags and more!
 

Taranaki

Photographer Displays Taranaki Photos from 29 Years Ago



Photographer: 
Glen Turner
Exhibition Title: Moments in Time; collection of 35 images
When: until Friday 8th July
Where: 12 Devon Street West, next to Huatoki Plaza, central New Plymouth
 
Click on link to read full article on exhibition http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/81539502/photographer-finally-displays-taranaki-photos-from-29-years-ago

Stir It Up

Where: WITT, 20 Bell Street, New Plymouth
When:  Monday 4th July
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and/or learn New Zealand Sign Language for FREE. 
Come along and attend our monthly casual cuppa at Deaf Aotearoa.
A great setting for First Sign families, NZSL students, whanau and/or friends for all ages!
 
For more information please contact Niki or come into the office.
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 556 989 

Time to Te Reo

Join the lunch time aiata sessions and practise your Te Reo.
This event is open to everyone.
 
Each session starts at 12.30pm and lasts 20 minutes.

Monday 4th July
Te Takapou Whariki, Puke Ariki

Tuesday 5th July
Voyage To The Deep exhibition, Puke Ariki

Wednesday 6th July
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Thursday 7th July
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Friday 8th July
Puke Ariki Library, Level1

Whanau Day - Saturday 9th July
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Come and learn Te Reo Maori for body parts while making a hei tiki neck pendant out of clay before following a Te Reo Maori Ruru trail around the museum!

Beauty in the Stars

When: Saturday 2nd July
Time: 7.00pm - 8:30pm
Where: New Plymouth Girls High School, New Plymouth

Photos of the universe taken from New Zealand by Stephen Chadwick, with live musical accompaniment by Jim Walmsley.
Cost: Gold coin - profits to assist the efforts of Crohn's & Colitis New Zealand
Contact Leith Robertson if yo have any questions.
Phone: 021 170 7470
Email: leith.robertson@vodafone.net.nz
Website:http://www.facebook.com/events/1682031682060758/

New Plymouth Observatory Public Session

When: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Marsland Hill, New Plymouth
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for juniors, $10 for families

Every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm (8.30pm during daylight savings), the New Plymouth Astronomical Society holds a public session at the New Plymouth Observatory on Marsland Hill, Robe Street, New Plymouth
 
If the sky is clear, this will include observations through the two permanent telescopes, and if the weather is calm, additional portable telescopes set up outside the observatory. If the weather is not clear enough for viewing, a talk will be given instead.

Cancellations and details of how to make private bookings outside of this schedule can be found on the society's Facebook page.

Contact Leith Robertson if you have any questions.
Phone: 021 170 7470
Email: leith.robertson@vodafone.net.nz
Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1682031682060758/

 

Hawkes Bay

Deaf Aotearoa Services

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Level 5, 215 Railway Avenue, Tower Building, Hastings
When: Monday – Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm. Thursday and Friday by appointment only.
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna (Email: katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 920 023)
                 Lee Bullivant (Email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 459 005) 

Come in and see Kat or Lee for more information about our services and how we can help you.

Hastings Scrabble Club



Where:
 Hastings War Memorial Library, Civic Square, Warren Street, Hastings 
When: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Please contact Yvonne if you have any questions.
Text: 027 629 6659
 

Justice of the Peace

Where: Hastings War Memorial Library, Civic Square, Warren Street, Hastings
When: Tuesday 5th July, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Website: justiceofthepeace.org.nz
 
A Justice of the Peace is available in the Hastings Library on Tuesday between 2.00pm - 4.00pm.
Having a Justice of the Peace help you is entirely free of charge. Justices are statutory appointees who receive no payment for their services to the community. If you are not sure whether a JP can help you please contact Kat or Lee.
 

Stir It Up Hawke’s Bay Hastings

Where: McDonalds Hastings, 626 Heretaunga Street West, St Leonards, Hastings 4120
When: Monday 29th August, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
             Monday 31st October, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
             Monday 12th December, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
           
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to learn and/or experience New Zealand Sign Language for FREE. Come along and attend our monthly casual gathering. A great setting for First sign families, whanau and/or friends of all ages.
 
All welcome – Deaf, Hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations. Everybody welcome!

Stir It Up Hawke’s Bay Napier

Where: Angkor Wat Kiwi Bakery & Café, 239 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier 4112
When: Wednesday 27th July, 10.00am – 11.00am
             Wednesday 28th September, 10.00am – 11.00am
             Wednesday 23rd November, 10.00am – 11.00am
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to learn and/or experience New Zealand Sign Language for FREE. Come along and attend our monthly casual gathering. A great setting for First sign families, whanau and/or friends of all ages.
 
All welcome – Deaf, Hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations. Everybody welcome!
 

Manawatu

Tribute to June Batten

Deaf Aotearoa is shocked and saddened at the passing of June Batten. 

June Batten passed away peacefully in her sleep at 9.20pm on June 26th at Palmerston North Hospital, after having a stroke on Friday June 24th.  Her family, including her brother Paul and son Reuben, was with her when she passed. 

We remember June as a wonderfully kind person, full of positive energy and always ready with a warm smile.

June was born in Levin and attended St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Feilding from 1959-1968.  She then went to St Mary’s College in Wellington for two years, before attending Sacred Heart College in Napier.  June has a younger Deaf brother, Paul, and two older hearing brothers. 

After leaving school, June worked as a nurse aide at Waipukurau Hospital (now Central Hawke’s Bay Health Centre).  June then lived in Sydney for about four years before returning to New Zealand and raising her family.  

June has two children, Fleur and Reuben, and six grandsons, who live on the Kapiti Coast.  June was very committed to her children and grandchildren, and loved spending time with them.  June also spent a lot of time looking after her mother, who also lives on the Kapiti Coast.

In her younger years June was involved in basketball, helping to set up a Deaf Women’s Basketball team to play in the NZ Deaf Games. June completed the Certificate in Deaf Studies Teaching NZSL, at Victoria University of Wellington in 1999. 

June was employed by Deaf Aotearoa in 2014 and was one of Deaf Aotearoa’s first staff members to provide the new First Signs service.  She rapidly grew in confidence and was passionate about providing this important service to deaf children and their families, supporting them to learn NZSL.    June was loved and respected by her colleagues and the families she worked with, and will be dearly missed.

June is well known and loved throughout the Deaf community.

Thank you, June Batten, for sharing your love and life with us all.  You will be sorely missed by your Deaf Aotearoa colleagues and the Deaf community.

Rest peacefully, June.

Wellington

Technology of Hearing Aids Funding

Wally Potts, an audiologist from Kenepuru Hospital, will share information about how to get hearing aids funded and how to use funding. He can advise about hearing aids in general, what they do, how they work and what benefit to expect from them. He will also talk about ways of getting funding, what the eligibility criteria are, and any aspect of audiology - how the ears work and how hearing loss is measured.

Where: Johnsonville Community Centre, Johnsonville. 
When: Wednesday 4th July
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Please enrol and pay by Monday 15th August 2016. 

For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Nicolette Van Vuuren. 
Email: nicolette.vanvuuren@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 677 453

Wellington Deaf Society’s Poker Championships

Where: Johnsonville Community Centre
When: Saturday 9th July
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
 
For more information please contact WDS. 
Email: hello@wds.org.nz 
Text: 022 024 5229


 

Become Emergency Smart

Learn how to be more prepared and able to help during an emergency. This workshop covers:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Information on Emergency Response expectations
  • Hazard awareness during an emergency and emergency management skills

Please bring your own lunch.
 
Where: Wellington Emergency Management Office
When: Sunday 24th July
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
  
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Matthew Dower.
Email: matthew.dower@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 632 336
 

Your Rights When Using Health and Disability Services

This workshop covers your rights to access health or disability services. When you visit your GP or dentist, what can you do if you are not happy with their services? How can you speak up? How can you make a complaint?
 
You have a right to make a complaint if you are unhappy. This introduction to the Health and Disability Commission Act will explain what the rights mean to you as a consumer, and why we use the Act.
 
Where: Johnsonville Community Centre
When: Sunday 31st July
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Shannon Krogmann.
Email: shannon.krogmann@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 545 288


 

Building Awesome Whanau

Building Awesome Whanau is packed full of great ideas, positive stories and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whanau. This toolbox is six sessions over six weeks for parents of 0-12 year olds. Deaf parents or parents of Deaf children are welcome.
 
Where: Johnsonville Community Centre
When: 31st August – 12th October
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Please enrol and pay by Monday 15th August 2016. 
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Shannon Krogmann:
Email: shannon.krogmann@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 545 288
 

Nelson

Working With Interpreters

Do you want to know about working with interpreters?  Your rights when working with interpreters?  Who funds what? 
 
Come along to this workshop to understand how our new booking system works.
This workshop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People will be presented by Kellye Bensley and Alan Wendt.
 
Where: Hearing House, 354 Trafalgar Square, Nelson
When: Tuesday 12th July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Free - Refreshments will be provided
 
For more information or to enrol, please contact Jenny.
Email: jenny.hennessy-o'connell@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 939 415

Nelson Deaf Community Winter Mid-Christmas Lunch

When: Saturday 9th July
Where: 623, 223 Hard Street, Nelson
Time: 11.30am – drinks, 12.00pm – lunch
The Nelson Deaf community  is having their mid-winter Christmas lunch!
 
If you wish to attend, please let Rachel Summers know by Saturday 2nd July.
Email: nelsondeaf@gmail.com
Text: 021 102 4400

Stir It Up

This is a fantastic and fun opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and/or learn New Zealand Sign Language.
 
Where: Upstairs at Café Affair, 295 Trafalgar St, Nelson
When:  Saturday 9th July
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
 
For more information please contact Ali Kimberley:
Email: Alison.kimberley@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 518 331
 

Catch Up at Suburban Club

This is a regular Nelson Deaf Community Event. It’s a great opportunity for hearing and Deaf to get together and socialise.  
 
Where: Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
When: Saturday 2nd July 
Time: 5.30pm
 

Canterbury

Community Law Workshops

For anyone who wants to understand the law and their legal rights. Sessions will be presented by Community Law.
When: Thursday 14th July to Thursday 1st September
Where:  Deaf Society Of Canterbury
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost: Free eight week workshop, NZSL interpreters provided
 
For more information or to enrol in this workshop, please contact Hanna Deal. 
Email: hanna.deal@deaf.org.nz


 

Barista Training

Do you like making coffee? Do you like meeting new people? Do you want to work in a cafe? Learn about the history of coffee, and the effects processing, blending and roasting have on coffee flavour. Master the espresso machine and learn basic maintenance over three days.
 
This course is limited to 12 people.
 
When: Monday 25th July, Tuesday 26th July and Wednesday 27th July
Where: Avonmore Tertiary Institute, 150 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Time: 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Cost: Free - NZSL Interpreters provided
 
For more information or to enrol in this course please contact Jared Flitcroft:
Email: jared.flitcroft@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 276 5033
 

'At The End of My Hands' Comes To Christchurch

Equal Voices Arts brings ‘At The End Of My Hands’ to Christchurch to share a bi-lingual performance of a collection of stories that explore Deaf culture, stories from deaf actors, and the history of NZSL. ‘At The End of My Hands’ is performance in New Zealand Sign Language and English without any formal interpretation needed. There will be a NZSL interpreted question and answer (Q&A) session with the cast and crew after each performance.
 
When:  Saturday 9th July – 2.00pm – 3.00pm performance (Q&A 3.00pm)
             Saturday 9th July - 7.30pm – 8.30pm performance (Q&A 8.30pm)
             Sunday 10th July – 2.00pm – 3.00pm performance (Q&A 3.00pm)
Where: Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch.
 
Ticket information coming soon (tickets $12 + booking fee)
Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/479530712242084/


 

Free ‘Working Through the Body’ Inclusive Theatre Workshops

Equal Voices Arts will be running two free inclusive theatre workshops to complement their Christchurch season of ‘At the End of My Hands’. These workshops are co-lead by Deaf and hearing practitioners and will be accessible to Deaf and hearing participants of any skill level. Learn about using your body on stage and expressing yourself through physical story telling.
 
There are two works shops to choose from (both the same)
Workshop One: Friday 8th July, 6.00pm - 7.30pm.
Workshop Two: Sunday 10th July, 4.30pm – 6.00pm.
 
Where: Isaac Theatre Royal (Gloucester Room), 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch.
Cost: Free
To register email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz email your name, which work shop you are going to).
 
Check out the workshops on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1747631705475637/
 

NZSL Communication Evening

For anyone who want to come along this event. They will provide fun activities and games. After that you will be socialise with other signers who are Deaf or hearing. Please bring a small plate to share and gold coin for donation.
 
When: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Deaf Society Canterbury

Otago

OADC Potluck

When: Saturday 2nd July

Where: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin

Time: 4.30pm

Come join us for a Potluck dinner!
This is a great opportunity to catch up and meet other families.
Bring something to share, we hope to see you there!
Please help out with tidy up afterwards thank you!

 

Working with Interpreters Workshop Feedback

It was fantastic to see 14 people brave the cold and turn up to this workshop on Tursday 14th June. It was great to see so many participants, keen to find out more and contribute to this valuable workshop.
Here is what some participants had to say:
“Bigger understanding, woohoo!!”
“Helpful, clear understanding now”
“Great to know understanding for Deaf rights”
“This is a really good opportunity to keep updated….”
“Great opportunity for Deaf community to raise common issues…”
“Great access to information and help”

 
 

Subtitles/Captions on TV

Do you want more subtitles/captions on TV or all of your TV programmes? Then you need to act now.
 
The committee is calling for the public to make submissions on the inquiry. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 28th July.
   
 Committee Chairperson Hon Ruth Dyson encourages the public to submit on the inquiry.
“I am very pleased to announce that the Government Administration Committee has resolved to conduct an inquiry into captioning. Captioning is also the subject of a petition which has recently been sent to our committee to consider. When recently in Australia on an exchange visit, the committee heard and learnt a lot about the provision of captioning there and will be able to put this information to good use when conducting the inquiry and considering the petition. We look forward to submissions, particularly from Deaf and hearing impaired people on these issues.”
 
Submissions should be made online using the website: www.parliament.nz
 
Or via post to: Government Administration Select Committee
                          Parliament Buildings
                           Wellington 6160
 
If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, this needs to be clearly stated, and a contact name, daytime phone number, and email address provided. Submissions generally become public are and published on the Parliament website. For further guidance on making a submission, please refer to the publication “Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee”, available on the website: https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/00CLOOCMakingSubmission1/263c1047d1e4d16913fb0c51b6692ca95631ee12
 

Otago Table Tennis Open



When:
 Saturday 9th July - Sunday 10th July
Where: Edgar Centre, Portsmouth Drive
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Cost: Free
Come along and support Otago Deaf player Emma Paton.

 

Richard Emerson’s Inspiring Story

Richard Emerson has just opened a new $25 million brick brewery in Dunedin.  Richard was born Deaf and his mother taught him to lip read to be able to communicate. Richard’s determined character meant he has followed his dreams and passion.

Check it out on the link: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/387718/brewers-success-born-determination-video

 

Southland

4th National Deaf Youth Camp

The date for the 4th National Deaf Youth Camp has been set!
 
Auckland Deaf Youth Group is hosting the camp in Hunua Falls, Auckland in January next year.
This camp is open to 18 – 30 year olds with any form of deafness.
 
For more information on how to register, please email the camp organizing committee: nationaldyc@gmail.com


Southland Parents of Deaf Children

Theme: Wild Wild West 
When: Friday 16th September – Sunday 18th September 
Where: Woodend Christian Camp, Woodend Beach Road, Woodend, North Canterbury. 
(40Kms from Christchurch) 
Costs: $110 (including accommodation food and fees)
RSVP: Sunday 28th August 

Contact Josje with your confirmation. 
Email: nzslsouthern@gmail.com 
Text: 027 427 2702


Article about Deaf Mother in NZ Women’s Weekly

An awesome article about Madz Meikle and her life as a Deaf community member.

You can read the full article here: http://www.womensweekly.co.nz/latest/real-life/deafness-runs-in-my-family-19297