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National

Job Vacancy Northern Region

The Northern Region currently has a vacancy for an Early Intervention Teacher in Auckland.
 
Please refer to the website for the position and how to apply: http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/regions/northern-region/vacancies.

Deaf Aotearoa seeking Board Members

Deaf Aotearoa Holdings Ltd is currently seeking four Board Members Nationwide.

To view the position description click here: http://deaf.org.nz/images/HR/Board_Member_Advertisement.pdf

To view the vacancy please visit: https://www.iod.org.nz/…/Looking-for-boar…/DirectorVacancies

NZSL Board Consultation Meetings – October 2015 

The NZSL Board, which had its first meeting in June 2015, has been working on a three year action plan for the promotion and maintenance of NZSL. The NZSL Board wants to share their priorities and actions with you and will be visiting 10 cities and towns this month, from 9 October to 29 October. Find out more about the NZSL Board; its roles and functions and give feedback on our draft three year action plan. More information will also be given on the second round of the NZSL Fund. The meetings are open to all - NZSL interpreter provided. Locations and times are available at: www.odi.govt.nz/nzsl-board-action-plan

     

Deaf Mental Health Mini Conference - Healthy Deaf Minds 

A one day mini-conference focusing on the mental health needs of the Deaf Community, and the tools required to deliver equitable mental health care for this linguistic community will be held in Auckland (20th November), Wellington (24th November), and Christian (30th November)
It will feature international expert Dr Brendan Monteiro, Consultant Psychiatrist at specialist Forensic Rehabilitation Services in the UK. Brendan has dedicated his career to developing Deaf mental health services to meet local community needs across the UK and Northern Ireland.
The conference program has been designed to meet the needs of 3 groups:
 

  • The Deaf Community
  • Mental Health/Health Clinicians, and staff working across the Justice Sector
  • Service Commissioners

 
Conference Outcomes
A conference with a Deaf mental health focus is a very rare event here in New Zealand. It will have many benefits including supporting the much needed development of Deaf mental health services and in connecting all those involved with this highly specialist area of practice including service users and practitioners.  
 
Below are some of the main benefits for those thinking about attending:
·         Increase awareness of factors which impact upon Deaf development, mental illness and recovery, including the place of communication in attaining positive treatment outcomes.
·         Develop understanding of the unique approach required when working with Deaf clients and their family/whanau
·         Provide an introduction to some of the tools which will assist in delivering positive outcomes for Deaf clients including links to ongoing resources for professional support
·         Identify training needs
·         Develop collaborative partnerships with the Deaf Community through which pathways to enhancing sector capability can be identified and further explored
 
What is CDMHP?
Voluntary group, The Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals (CDMHP) will be your hosts for this event. CDMHO is a group of Deaf and hearing practitioners with experience in Deaf mental health service deliver, policy and practice. CDMHP formed following specialist service closures in the Central Region in 2010.
 
CDMHP provides advice and cultural consultation to key stakeholders on the need to develop a national network of signing fluent Deaf mental health services, to support cultural capability across the health sector and beyond. 
 
For more information including the Flyer, Program, and pre-registration form please visit CDMHP website: www.cdmhp.org.nz (Please note that the Deaf community evening event will no longer be taking place).
 
Enquiries: dmhworkshop2015@cdmhp.org.nz 

Statement  by Deaf Aotearoa regarding Kingdom of Jehovah's Witnesses 

Read the full statement here.

NZSL video available.

Northland

Staff on Leave

Glennis Walkinshaw will be on leave from 28th September - 12th October. If you have any problems or urgent matters you must contact Joy b y text.

Building Awesome Whanau Programme 

Please see attached information on the ‘Building Awesome Whanau’ programme and pass on to whanau/families who may benefit from this, it will be the last programme for 2015.

Auckland

NZSL Action Plan 

The NZSL board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions. Come along to their consultation meeting to find out more about the NZSL board, and the next round of NZSL fund.
 
When: Monday 19th October
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Auckland
 
NZSL Interpreter provided.
 

NZSL Public Speeches 

Year Two BA students of interpreting and Deaf Studies are presenting their NZSL public speaking on two nights this month!
Come along and support the students.
 
When: Friday 9th and 16th October
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road.
 

Healthy Deaf Minds Conference 

The conference focuses on how Deaf people with mental health issues can be supported in New Zealand. It will be facilitated by Dr Brendan Monteiro, Consultant Psychiatrist from the UK. 
 
The program has been designed to reflect the needs of: 
1) The Deaf Community
2) Mental Health/Health Clinicians, Criminal Justice Workers, Corrections staff and Legal Representatives
3) Service Commissioners
 
The Coalition provides advice and cultural consultation in advocating for the development of culturally Deaf Mental Health services nationwide. 
For more information about the Coalition: http://cdmhp.org.nz
 
When: Tuesday 20th October
Time: 9:00am – 4:15pm (registration 8:00am)
Venue: Main Hall, Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland. 
Cost: $99 (professional), Free (Community Service Card Holders/Students)

Education Legal Seminar

Where: Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation
              2 Claude Brookes Drive (off Edmonton Road)
              Henderson
When: Tuesday 13th October
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
See flyer for more information.

“The Wall” Deaf Film Night

Mark Berry and the Yomma team created an award winning documentary.

They won the Best Feature Documentary at 2015 Toronto International Deaf Film and Art Festival in Canada.

Film duration is 70 minutes and English captioned

If you would like buy tickets, please contact Dylan Louie or Daniel Greenwood. They will be selling tickets at Deaf club this Friday. They will talk more detail about film so come and see us.

Please bring cash only or bank transfer only. Deaf club doesn't accepted cash withdrawals for Eftpos cards.

When: Friday 16th October
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Club, 164 Balmoral Road
Admission Prices:
Adult $15
Under 16 $10
Under 8 free

Mark Berry will be there in person to answer questions about his film.

Check out the trailer http://cinema.yomma.de/

 

 

South Auckland

New Zealand's Largest Lego Display

New Zealand’s Largest Lego Display

When: 24th – 26th October (it’s during the long weekend)

Time: 9am till 5.30pm

Where: ASB Stadium

Cost: Online booking $7

          Door sale $10 per session

          Under four years old free

 

For more information look on the website link

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2014/brick-show-lego-display/auckland/kohimarama
 

TEC – Everything You Need To Know About Banking

PART ONE
When: Saturday 10th October
Time: 10:00am till 12:00pm
About: Cheques accounts
             Saving accounts
             Credit Card
             Overdrafts
 
How to keep your money safe and more
Where: Friendship house, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
Cost: Free NZSL Interpreters provided
RSVP: Monday 5th of October, 2015
 
PART TWO
When: Saturday 17th October 2015
Time: 10:00am till 12:00pm
About: Home Loans and How to Apply
            Term deposits and Interest Rates
             Investments
             Personal Loans
Where: Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
Cost: Free NZSL Interpreters provided
RSVP: Monday 5th October, 2015
 
To enrol please contact Natasha Cloete
Email: Natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 517 849
 

Learn How To Become a Stand-Up Comedian

John smith is a famous British Sign Language comedian from the United kingdom, he will share his personal experience on how he entertains and jokes with his friends and to the wider community.
 
John will be teaching you all about the art of being a stand-up comedian, how to build your confidence and engage with the audience as a local entertainer for future NZSL and comedy events.
 
When: Saturday 24th October, 2015
Time: 1:00pm till 3:00pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, Upstairs Boardroom
                164 Balmoral Road, Auckland
Cost: Free – Refreshments will be provided.
 
To enrol please contact Limka Groenewald:
Email: lgroenewald@deaf.co.nz
 

NZSL Action Plan 

The NZSL board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions. Come along to their consultation meeting to find out more about the NZSL board, and the next round of NZSL fund.
 
When: Tuesday 20th October
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society
             Te Roopu Waiora Trust
             19 Charles Street
             Papatoetoe
 
NZSL Interpreter provided.
 

Waikato

Don’t forget – Time to Brainstorm for a New Christmas Tree!

Come and start creating a new Christmas tree entry for the ‘Trees and the Meteor’ competition.
 
When: Tuesday 13th October
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa Office
Address: Federated Farmers Building, 169 London Street, Hamilton
 
Bring your creative mind and best ideas. All welcome!
 
Tea, coffee and snacks provided.
 
Check out the website: http://www.treesatmeteor.co.nz/
 
Check out last year’s Waikato Deaf community entry: http://www.treesatmeteor.co.nz/gallery/1chxae63i1epsiv522mr7ystos90c2
 

Ladies Craft Night Group

Bring your crafts and unfinished projects and get some work done! This month – Bring a fitted sheet, will show how to fold a fitted sheet.
 
When: Monday 19th October 
Time: 6:30pm  - 9:00pm
Where: CCS Disability Action Building
Address: 17 Claudelands Road, Hamilton
Cost: Free! Tea, coffee provided.
 
Please come and support our community, Deaf and hearing ladies are welcome!
If you are interested, contact Karyn Palaone.
Email: pala.one@hotmail.com
 

Public consultation on the NZSL Action Plan 2015-2018

The NZSL Board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions, and invites you to attend one of their ten community meetings being held in October 2015.
 
When: Wednesday 21st October
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: CCS Disability Action, 17 Claudelands Road, Claudelands, Hamilton.
 
More information and NZSL Video here: http://www.odi.govt.nz/what-we-do/nzsl/nzsl-board-action-plan.html
 

BOON Street Art Festival

Come along and see Hamilton’s first street art festival.
10 artists, 10 walls, 10 locations.
 7 Waikato artists and 3 out of Towner’s.
 
When: Friday 30th October- Sunday 1st November
Where: In and around Hamilton’s CBD. A map of the locations will be available before the event.
Entry: FREE! All welcome!
 
Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/770134859763621/
  

NZSL Action Plan 

The NZSL board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions. Come along to their consultation meeting to find out more about the NZSL board, and the next round of NZSL fund.
 
When: Tuesday 21st October
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: CCS Disability Action
             17 Claudelands Road,
             Claudelands
 
NZSL Interpreter provided.
 

Bay of Plenty

BOP Deaf Aotearoa – New staff

Hi my name is Colina.
 
I am the new Facilitator at Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand for the Bay of Plenty branch.
Please come and meet me at the office Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm.
 
Thank you.
 

TEC Stroke and Eastern Link Toll 

There will be two presentations, Stroke and Eastern Link Toll in Rotorua on Wednesday 21st October.
 
To enrol for one of the presentations, contact Sue Lessing - click on flyer for more information and Sue’s contact details.
 
Whakatane Deaf community, if you are keen to attend, contact Sue to arrange for petrol vouchers.
 
Stroke 
Where: Community House, Huapapa Road, Rotorua
When: Wednesday 21st October from 10:30am till 11:30am. This will be before the Eastern Link Toll presentation at the Library.
Cost: Free and NZSL interpreter provided
 
How much do you know about Stroke? Having concerns? This is a good time for you to ask questions.

Come to this important presentation and there will be activities.
 
Eastern Link Toll 
Where: Rotorua District Library, 1127 Huapapa Street, Huapapa Room – level 1, Rotorua
When: Wednesday 21st October from 12:00pm till 1:00pm
 
Cost: Free and NZSL interpreter provided
 
This will be presented by a lady from the Eastern Link Toll.  This is your opportunity to get more information on how the electronic tolling works, how to pay and ask questions. 

 
 

Tauriko School – Agricultural Day and Gala

Where: 768 State Highway 29, R.D.1, Tauranga. Click here for map. School is near Caltex garage.
When: Saturday 17th  October
Time: 9:00am
 
A fun family outing! The animal judging will start at 9:00am.  A fun day filled with entertainment, food stalls, student prepared stalls and more.
Click here for more information: http://www.tauriko.school.nz/2246/pages/118-agriculture-day-gala-2014

      

Shakeout  Earthquake Drill

A friendly reminder, the National Shakeout will be on Thursday 15th October at 9:15am.

New Zealand will all come to a standstill when everyone, families, friends, work colleagues at home, office, shops, anywhere will take part of the Shakeout earthquake drill and to drop, cover and hold.

If you would like to come and have a look at the posters for more information, pop into the office.
 

 
Taranaki

Office Closed

New Plymouth office will be closed on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October due to staff in Palmerston North for training.


 
Rubbish and Recycling Collection Confusion

See article below on confusion with New Plymouth's new collection days and new utilities to be used.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/72592467/streets-lined-with-rubbish-and-recycling-following-collection-confusion

New Plymouth District Council manager of water and wastes Mark Hall said they expected some confusion during the starting days of the scheme, despite extensive communication to the district's residents in the past several months. 
Hall said residents could check their address on the NPDC website to double check when their new collection day would be and whether to put out glass or mixed recyclables. Click on the purple link to view.

 

Walking Group – Sport Taranaki

For people with Intellectual and/or Physical Impairment
What:  Walking group
Starts: Friday 9th October
When: Every Friday
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Where: Meet at the Wind Wand
 
Come and get together for Social Support and Exercise.
For more information contact Paras Kaushik:
Mobile: 021 022 58209

 

NZSL Lessons - Term 4

Beginners
Starting: Sunday 18th October
Duration: Eight weeks, every Sunday
Where: New Plymouth Library, Downstairs Kids Zone
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $90
 
Advanced
Starting: Thursday 29th October
Duration: Eight weeks, every Thursday
Where: Waitara Library
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Cost: $90
 
To confirm your placement on these courses please rsvp to the tutor:
 
Tutor: Lisa Masters
Email: lisa.masters2013@gmail.com
Text: 027 784 2589

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

This story is on Ruby, hearing dog and her trainer and about training of hearing dogs.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/72697861/working-with-people-and-dogs-a-great-fit

 
Little Ruby is a hit with the children

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/72526170/little-ruby-a-hit-with-the-children
 
Trained pooch Albert is Tom's new hearing guide
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11497644
 
Tom Wilkinson, 5 of New Plymouth with his new campion dog, Albert; from Hearing Dogs for Deaf people.   
Story on TV3
When: Monday 5th October. 
Time: 6:10pm  
http://www.tv3.co.nz/STORY-Monday-October-5-2015/tabid/3692/articleID/118659/MCat/4662/Default.aspx


 
Tom attending NZSL week 2015 activities, again with Sue and Huffin
 
 
Sophie from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People came to visit the New Plymouth office on Tuesday.


 

Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay New Staff

Hawkes Bay now has a new staff member. 
 
Hello my name is Katarina Puna, Kat for short. I am a new employee of Deaf Aotearoa and will be working alongside Lee Bullivant here in the Hawkes Bay office. I am looking forward in meeting and working with you all.
 
There will be a little introduction to meet and greet our new staff.
 
Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale, Napier
When: Wednesday 14th October 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Entry: Free
 
We will provide pizza for lunch.
 
Please note: The Deaf Community computer is still available when staff are in the office.
 
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Kat or Lee on:
Email:   lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz
            katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz
Text: Lee 021 459 005

NZSL Action Plan 2015 – 2018

Consultation Meeting
Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road Taradale
When: Wednesday 14th October
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Entry: Free
NZSL interpreter will be there.
 
The NZSL Board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions.
Find out more about the NZSL board and the next round of NZSL Fund.
 

Tremains 2015 Pink Fun Walks

Where: Civic Square, Eastbourne St, Hastings
When: Thursday 15th October 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Entry: $5.00 per person
Go here to purchase your tickets - http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/tremains-2015-pink-fun-walks/napier
 
Fundraising walks for Hawkes Bay women and their families living with breast cancer.
 
Get your family, friends or work mates together and dress in your best pink gear to raise funds for the Hawke's Bay Breast Cancer Trust.
 
This easy 4.5km twilight walk around the city centre - with fun activities on the way - allow people in Hawke’s Bay who want to celebrate breast cancer survivorship (for themselves or someone close to them), remember a loved one who has lost their personal battle, or just to support a fantastic cause, to join together for an evening of fun. The walks are easy enough for any age group and level of fitness and this year will see the addition of fun activities along each route, whilst retaining the pre-walk entertainment, costume judging and Zumba from previous years. There will also be food and coffee available at each venue for those coming straight from work to join the festivities. We are delighted that Tremains Real Estate has chosen to support our cause by coming on board as naming rights sponsor this year.
 
Merit prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best Dressed Woman
  • Most Outrageous Bra
  • Bravest male

As well as spot prizes for teams.
 

Office Closed

Office Closed - Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October due to Staff Training.
 
Office Closed - Friday 23rd and Monday 26th October due to Hawkes Bay Anniversary Holiday.
 

Manawatu

Deaf Aotearoa Palmerston North Office will be CLOSED

When: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October for Staff Training
             Monday 20th October – Staff working out of town
 
The office will reopen on Tuesday 20th October. 
 

Looking for a Deaf Tutor for Basic Computing Skills

We are looking for a Deaf tutor who would be interested in teaching a group basic computing skills. E.g. emails, internet, Skype video calling, word documents, uploading and printing photos to name a few.  This will be covered under Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
 
We would like to offer the Deaf tutor a role to teach the Deaf Community a few hours for a few weeks in 2016. If you are interested, please contact Lianna to discuss this opportunity.
Email: lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz or
Text: 021 278 8804
  

Wanganui Lunch Club

On Monday 5th October, our community welcomed Ann Hanley’s return from her three month holiday in Ireland.  As she has only been back in New Zealand briefly she struggled slightly to return back to NZ Sign Language, it was really interesting to see the different signs between Ireland and New Zealand. We had a lot of laughs.  Ann shared her experience and journey with us and we were enthralled with her stories!
 
Also it’s such a small world, even though Ireland is hours and hours away by plane she bumped into some Deaf New Zealanders on holiday over there also!  Thank you Ann for sharing your story, I know there is more to share so look forward to catching up with more stories to share next month!
 
She is happy to be back home to be with her family and lovely friends! We did miss you Ann.
 
Next Wanganui Lunch club will be held at Virginia Park, Wanganui on Monday 2nd November
 

Black Out Evening

NZSL Action Plan 

The NZSL board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions. Come along to their consultation meeting to find out more about the NZSL board, and the next round of NZSL fund.
 
When: Friday 16th October
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society
             55B Totara Road
             Palmerston North
 
NZSL Interpreter provided.
 
Wellington

Office Closed

Deaf Aotearoa Office in Lower Hutt will be closed on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October.
 
If need to contact or have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jake LaBerge.
Email: Jake.laberge@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 512 622

 

Pan – Captioned showing this Sunday 

This movie is organised by Wellington Association for Deaf Children (WADC) with Wellington Deaf Cinema Cub.
 
Here’s the link to buy tickets so people can click on it in the newsletter: https://wadc.tidyclub.com/public/events/3086-pan-open-captioned
 
Only few seats left!
 
Please buy tickets by this Saturday! Contact Erica Dawson if you have any issues, Email: wadc.events@gmail.com
 
If you are hearing or Deaf and you are over 18, you will need to purchase tickets, $14 each.
 
If you are hearing and you are under 18, you will need to purchase tickets, $14 each.
 
If you are Deaf and under 18 - free! You (or your parents) will still need to "purchase" tickets via the link and also become member (also free), but you won't be charged!
 
How to register/become member (gets you free WADC membership):
When you want to buy children tickets the site won't let you until you become a member. There is a link next to it. It is free a membership, so it is straight forward to register and once you register as member you can get a number of children tickets. 

Let me know if you have any trouble!

NZSL Board - NZSL Action Plan 2015-2018

When: Tuesday 13th October 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Johnsonville Community Centre, Room 5, Frankmoore road, Johnsonville
 
This community meeting would cover the work the NZSL Board has done and will be doing; information on the NZSL Board’s draft three year action plan and the next round of the NZSL Fund. The meetings are open to anyone interested and I believe a lot of people would find it informative.
 
The NZSL update also comes with a NZSL summary: https://youtu.be/GLgJXTow3rs
 
Thank you.

Nelson

Nelson Home and Garden Show 2015

Gorgeous home improvements made easy! The Nelson Home and Garden show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to make transforming your house or garden.
Save money on the specials at the show, enter the draw to win prizes. It is all under one roof and there is free parking too.
 
When: Friday 9th - Sunday 11th October 2015
Where: Saxton Field Sports Complex Saxton Road East, Stoke, Nelson.
 
Cost: Adults - $6.00
          Under 16 - Free (Must be accompanied by an adult)
          Senior Special Friday - $3.00

Ten Pin Bowling

Where: Action Entertainment Centre, 30 McPherson St, Richmond.
When: Saturday 17th October
Time: 2:00pm 
Price: Adult - $12.90  
           Child - $9.90
 
Please let Rachel know by 10th October if you are coming or not. 
If you need transport please let Rachel know and she will organise for you. 
Email: nelsondeaf@gmail.com
Mobile: 021 102 4400

NZSL Online Dictionary

NZSL Online Dictionary team is collecting signs for place names in your city and region. If you are a Deaf NZSL signer who has lived in Nelson-Marlborough area for many years, please come to a meeting to video your local place name signs. 
 
When: Thursday 29th October at
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00 pm, at Hearing House
Where: 354 Trafalgar St, Nelson.  
 
We will provide pizza and drinks, and a voucher for each person who takes part. 
If you can come, please RSVP to: rachel.mckee@vuw.ac.nz  
 
NZSL Board is having a community consultation meeting at 7:30pm afterwards. Please come to both meetings! 
 
Please visit the website and watch the video below. www.odi.govt.nz/nzsl-board-action-plan

Nelson Office Closed

When: Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October
 
Deaf Aotearoa staff will be away on training to Christchurch at this time.
 
In case of an emergency please contact Ruth Coburn:
Email: ruth.coburn@deaf.org.nz

Stir It Up

When: Saturday 17th October
Where: Upstairs Café Affair
 
Contact Alison Kimberley if you have any queries:
Mobile: 021 880 686

 

NZSL Action Plan 

The NZSL board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions. Come along to their consultation meeting to find out more about the NZSL board, and the next round of NZSL fund.
 
When: Tuesday 29th October
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Hearing House
             354 Trafalgar Street
 
NZSL Interpreter provided.
 
Canterbury

Learn How To Become A Stand Up Comedian

When: Monday 19th October, 2015

Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch.

Cost: FREE - refreshments will be provided.

 

John Smith is a famous British Sign Language, who will talk about his personal experience and how he made the transition from joking with friends and how to build up your confidence for your future NZSL and comedy events.

 

You must be enrolled to attend this workshop. Please contact Debra Jamieson at the Deaf Aotearoa office or

Email: debra.jamieson@deaf.org.nz


Deaf with Additional Disabilities Get Together

Come, get together, see your friends and make new friends!
There will be activities to do and fun.
When: 28th October
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
 
For more information please contact Kat:
Text: 022 323 1459.
 

Recovery Matters

This is a free workshop for DSC Members. The workshop will talk about stress and effects still ongoing from the Christchurch earthquakes, and will help you learn how to recover from the psychological effects.
 
After the workshop, we will have fish n chips. Bring your children, family and friends. Have a chat, relax and eat together. We will finish the day at 8:00pm
When: Saturday 10th October
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm
 
For more information, please contact DSC office.

 

Halloween Party

This is a partnership Halloween party with Deaf Society of Canterbury and Canterbury Deaf Youth. Dress up in your spookiest and scariest costume!
 
When: 30th October
Where: Deaf Canterbury of Canterbury
Time: 7:00pm
 
For more information, please contact DSC office or Canterbury Deaf Youth.




 

NZSL Action Plan 

The NZSL board would like your feedback on their priorities and actions. Come along to their consultation meeting to find out more about the NZSL board, and the next round of NZSL fund.
 
When: Friday 9th October
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
             80 Fitzegerald Avenue,
             Central City
 
NZSL Interpreter provided.

Otago

NZSL Board Consultation Meeting

This Sunday there is a community consultation meeting facilitated by the Office for Disability Issues on behalf of the NZSL board.
 
The consultation meetings will also be an opportunity for the NZSL community to find out more about the NZSL Board, its roles and functions. More information will also be given on the second round of the NZSL Fund. The meetings are open to all - NZSL interpreter provided.
 
When: Sunday 11th October
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Where: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place
 
Please see flyer and NZSL video for more information.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLgJXTow3rs
 

Stir It Up

Come along to our second Stir it Up! This is monthly event for the public to come along and experience and learn New Zealand Sign Language. Come along to enjoy a monthly casual cuppa at the Excelsior Café. All Welcome – Deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations. 
 
When: Wednesday 14th October
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: Excelsior Café, 152 Princes Street, Dunedin
 
Please RSVP to Anna.
 

Deaf Support Services Annual Meeting

When: Sunday 18th October
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place
 
 

Where Are We?

Michelle is out of office Monday and Tuesdays every week starting 12th and 13th October through 15th December.

Southland

Beginner Computer Course – TEC 1064

What: Beginners Computing Course
Where: Adult Literacy, 41 Leet Street, Invercargill
Starts: 12th October 2015 – Runs Mondays and Wednesdays for five weeks – mark these dates in your Calendar (see dates on flyer)                              
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
 
Thank You to those that have already sent in your Registrations
 
Time is running out! If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact Rebecca:
Email: rebeccapetre@deaf.co.nz  or
Text: 021 554 905
 
Please note for you to attend this course you MUST Register. I will email or post registrations to those who contact me. You must return before start date.
 
Interpreters will be available.  
 
Please see attached flyer for all the details.
 

Where are the Southland Staff?

Rebecca is away Thursday 8th October 2015 due to staff training.
 
You can contact Rebecca if there is an emergency:
Text: 021 554 90

Coffee Groups

Coffee group for this month has been cancelled due to the office being temporally closed.
 
Alternatively check out our Stir it Up dates for a casual catch up.
 
You must be aware that Stir It Up is at your own costs! Next dates for Stir It Up is on the flyer so mark these dates in your calender!
 
Hope to see you there!