CommUNITY Weekly News

Hello <<Preferred Name>>, here is your CommUNITY Weekly newsletter from Deaf Aotearoa's <<Your local Office>> office.

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.

 
Auckland
Wednesday 26th August at 10:30am – 12:30pm (Senior Citizens only), 3:00pm –  5:00pm 
and 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Auckland Deaf Society, Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Auckland
To enrol, email: rachel.berry@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
Wednesday 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. 

 
  

Expression of Interest 

Deaf Aotearoa is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from individuals to serve on the iSign Experts Advisory Group (IEAG).

iSign provides booking and interpreting services that ensure Deaf people have full access to communication with and participation in the community. The purpose of the IEAG is to provide expert advice on iSign services to ensure that iSign continues to improve its services and that iSign interpreters remain at the forefront of the interpreting profession.

Click the flyers below for more information.

 
 

Northland

Getting Out There Expo

The Getting Out There Expo which Deaf Aotearoa took part in was a huge success! We had a large turnout of Deaf on both days which is great.
 
Tiaho Trust Facebook has some photos and information about the day if you are interested to look.
 
Link: https://www.facebook.com/TiahoTrust/media_set?set=a.731164170328493.1073741831.100003047506809&type=3

Next Deaf Club

The next Deaf Club event is on Saturday 19th September and we will have quiz night based on the International Week of the Deaf! So come along and enjoy.
 
When: Saturday 19th September
Time: 4:00pm onwards
Where: Northland Club, Porowini Avenue, Whangarei
 
Any questions please contact Vicki with email: 73.carter@gmail.com or text: 021 024 41602

Auckland

New Services, New You - New Date!

Auckland
Wednesday 26th August at 10:30am – 12:30pm (Senior Citizens only), 3:00pm –  5:00pm 
and 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Auckland Deaf Society, Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Auckland
To enrol, email: rachel.berry@deaf.org.nz

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. 


Accessible Performance: HEROES



Following the success of the NZSL and Audio Described performance of Jesus Christ Superstar and Once On Chunuk Bair; Auckland Theatre Company is proud to present the Accessible performance of HEROES at the Maidment Theatre.
 
HEROES is an "Achingly funny and wonderfully entertaining" play translated by one of the world’s greatest living playwrights: Tom Stoppard.

On the terrace of an old soldiers' home three World War One veteran’s wile away the day, chatting, reminiscing... and plotting their escape.

Gustave suffers from a crippling agoraphobia, Henri is afflicted by a gammy leg and Philippe periodically passes out because a piece of shrapnel lodged in his brain. Each of the men thinks the other two are crazy, and each may be right.
Directed by Alison Quigan and starring three of New Zealands greatest living actors: George Henare, Ken Blackburn and Ray Henwood. This will be the perfect Sunday afternoon comedy.

Auckland Theatre Company has subsidised all ticket prices for the members of the Deaf and Blind communities as well as companions and guests making all tickets $39 per person.
When: Sunday 20th September
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, Auckland CBD
Costs: $39 per person.
 
There will be a NZSL interpreted pre-show information session for Deaf audiences prior to the performance. Interpreters will be at the bar and box office to assist with purchases and picking up tickets. The performance will be preceded by a touch tour and a chance to meet the cast for the audio described audience.
To book tickets email boxoffice@atc.co.nz. Tickets are limited, early bookings are recommended.

The Velveteen Rabbit

We are excited to announce a new show based on the timeless book by Margery Williams called “The Velveteen Rabbit” that will be live on stage from 21st September – 10th October. 
It's truly a touching and heart-warm story about the children's love to their favourite toys. We can't wait to see that celebration of childhood, imagination and play live on stage.
NZSL interpreter is booked for this show, so we have NZSL shows times available which are the following:
Saturday 26th September – 2:00pm
Saturday 26th September – 5:00pm Gala
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.patronbase.com/_TimBray/Productions/TBVR/Performances

Auckland Deaf Youth Group Fundraising

Auckland Deaf Youth Group are fundraising to send Auckland youth to Spirit of Adventure with Deaf Aotearoa’s Youth Services next year.
 
They will be fundraising this Saturday so come along and buy a couple of sausages to support the youth’s participation!
 
When: Saturday 22nd August
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: The Warehouse, Westgate.

Human Rights and Wrongs in New Zealand - Public Lecture

An interesting public lecture will be held at AUT about Human Rights and Wrongs in New Zealand next Tuesday in the late afternoon. See the attached flyer for more details.

NZSL interpreters will be available at the lecture.








 

Auckland Deaf Outdoor Adventures Club

On Sunday 23rd August we will be going to Piha for a two and a half hours walk or more; it is a 4.5km track.
 
  • Maungaroa Lookout Track
  • Walk difficulty: Moderate (20 - 25 minutes uphill)
  • Meeting spot - park your cars on Marine Parade North next to or near house number 165
  • Two stream crossings - no bridge available
  • Bring your walking boots, towel, parka/raincoat, snack/water/lunch if possible
  • Meet there 9:00am and we will begin the walk at 9:30am
 
Please text Anna 021 666 813 to let her know if you are coming. We will arrange carpooling.
 
South Auckland

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.

 


When is the next South Auckland Deaf Club?

When: Friday 28th August
Time: 7:00pm onwards
Where: Papatoetoe Clubroom, 183 Great South Road, Papatoetoe
 
South Auckland Deaf Club is held once a month on the last Friday of every month.

 
 

New Services, New You South Auckland – Did You Miss Out?

If you missed last week’s Thursday TEC course – New Service New you in South Auckland not to worry! You can go Auckland Deaf Society next week on Wednesday and attend the workshop there.
 
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
 
Please email Rachel Berry: Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz or Natasha Cloete: Natasha.Cloete@deaf.org.nz if you want enrol in this TEC course.

 

Waikato

Deaf Waikato River Community - Fun Games!

Come along for some fun social games!
 
When: Saturday 29th August
Time: 11:00am
Where: Meet at Innes Common (near Hamilton Yacht Club)
Address: 147 Lake Domain Drive, Hamilton Lake
Bring: Lunch, and sun chair if you want.
 
Deaf and hearing welcome! Please, no children, adults only event. If raining, event will be cancelled.
Please let us know if you’re coming – send a message to Deaf Waikato River Community Facebook.
Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683782881855913/
Hope to see you there.
 

Ladies Craft Night Group

Bring your crafts and unfinished projects and get some work done!
 
When: Monday 31st of August
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
 

Waikato Deaf Sports Hui (Meeting & Social)

What: Come and chat about setting up sports teams for NZ Deaf Games on Labour Weekend in Hamilton 2016. 
When: Saturday 5th September 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Eastside Tavern & TAB
Address: Corner Of Grey Street & Cook Street, Hamilton East
Bring what: BYO meat for BBQ.
If interested, contact: Hemi Hema 
Email: hhema207@gmail.com
Text: 027 510 5108
 

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?
  • 3-Day timetable or 5 Day-timetable?
 When: Saturday 22nd of August
Time: 7:00pm
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
 

Chartwell Event Cinemas - Free closed caption movies on Mondays

Movie: Fantastic Four 
When: Monday 24th August
Time: 4:10pm, 6:20pm
Where: Chartwell Event Cinemas
Address: Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre, Cnr Hukanui & Comries Rd, Chartwell.
Remember: You must have your ‘I am Deaf” ID card.
If you don’t have an ‘I am Deaf’ card, contact Miiria Storey (facilitator) Email: miiria.storey@deaf.org.nz
Phone: 021 792 369
 

 
Bay of Plenty

Stir It Up

Where: The Sugar Plum Café, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: 12th September from 10:30am till 12:30pm
Cost: Free
 
The date, 5th September has been postponed to the 12th September. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
Share this wonderful opportunity with family, friends, work colleagues, school friends, students to meet, have a taste of sign language and learn.
 
It’s a relaxing group for all ages to attend.
If you are keen to attend please contact Sue Lessing for numbers of attendees to be passed on to the Café to reserve tables and chairs.
 
For more information and contact details, click on flyer.


 

Tauranga Arts Festival – The Mooncake and the Kumara

Where: Baycourt Theatre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga
When: Sunday 25th October starting at 7:00pm
Duration: 100mins (no interval)
 
NZSL interpreters available for this show only.
 
Blue Lagoon has kindly purchased 12 free Adult tickets for the performance, The Mooncake and the Kumara for the Bay of Plenty Deaf community.
Please contact Sue Lessing urgently to book your free ticket - first in, first serve.
 
Tickets can be purchased for Adults $45.00, Students $25.00
TECT card holders early bird offer ends 7th October can be purchased for $36.00 (Adults) and $20.00 (Students)
 
Visit this link for all the shows that will happen during the festival time from 22th October till 1st November.
http://www.taurangafestival.co.nz/festival-planner
 
For more information on the performance visit
http://www.taurangafestival.co.nz/downloads/tga-festival2015.pdf
The Mooncake and the Kumara is on page 12. It’s a story about two families, Maori and Chinese.
 
If you require more information, please contact Sue Lessing: 
Email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 920 675
Skype: deaf.aotearoa
 

Bay of Plenty Deaf Club

There will be no Deaf Club get together on the 29th August. This has been cancelled.
The next Deaf Club will be on Saturday 12th September.
 
Where: Club Mount Maunganui, 45 Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
When: Saturday 12th September from 11:00am – 5:00pm – 8 Ball Pool Tournament,
            from 5:00pm till midnight – social
 
Click on flyers for more information and contact details.
 


 
Taranaki

Govett Brewster Art Gallery - Access Art Sessions

The Access Art sessions will be starting up soon – centred on Govett Brewster’s Blind / vision impaired and Deaf / hearing impaired community’s exhibitions.
 
These workshops may already be full.  However if you are interested or have not confirmed a place on these accessibility tours please contact:
 
Louise Pether Louise.Pether@govettbrewster.com or
Therese O'Connell  Therese.OConnell@govettbrewster.com
 
The sessions schedule:
Access Art: Blind / vision impaired, deaf / hearing impaired communities
Saturday 22nd August at 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Len Lye's Jam Session
Saturday 19th September at 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Our Hearts of Darkness
Saturday 17th October at 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Len Lye: Four fountains
Saturday 21st November at 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Ngahina Hohaia’s works and collaborative weaving project
 

Our New Services – Deaf Aotearoa

Do you need support looking for a job?
Want to learn new skills?
Need a doorbell or equipment?
Want to meet Deaf Youth?
Want to learn NZSL?
 
Contact
Niki Jenkinson
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 556 989
 
Tania Stuart
Email: tania.stuart@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 540 198
 
Or you can make an appointment to visit the New Plymouth office and we can help you.


 

Able – Accessing Captions on your TV 

New updated booklets are now available in New Plymouth office

 

May Day

Click the flyer below for more information. Also, find attached a map of the TDHB and parking options.

 



 Craig Billing - Lyn Lye Centre here in New Plymouth

Craig Billing is a Deaf community member living in New Plymouth.  Here is his story behind his amazing photos he took.

 
 
Craig’s story: I always walk past  this place as it is interesting and as soon as the steel plates went up I thought “wow a mirror!”
 
As I went for a closer look I thought “wow it’s so amazing”  because of the lovely shape of the building and you can see different size of your own body in the mirror. It’s beautiful to see the back ground behind me and see the Clock Tower in the mirror too and other buildings and cars and people.
 
Background: The Len Lye Centre, built in New Plymouth, is the first museum in New Zealand devoted to a single artist.
 
Below: Some articles of interest about the new Lyn Lye Gallery.
http://www.lenlyefoundation.com/page/len-lye-centre/5/
 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/70540737/new-plymouth-welcomes-its-len-lye-centre-with-open-arms
 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/71025821/len-lye-centre-venue-for-film-festival

Interpreted Show – The Mooncake and The Kumara

Please be at the TSB Showplace by no later than 6.45pm for an explanation of the show from the Interpreters; Melissa and Joe.
 
If you miss this explanation you will not understand who the characters they are playing are.
 
Saturday 22nd August; show starts 7:30pm

 

Hawkes Bay

TEC Amalgamation Hawkes Bay

Thank you to those who came along to this TEC programme. I wish there was more Deaf people there because it was a very important programme.  We are lucky to have labour MP Stuart Nash who came along and spoke about why he thinks it’s not a good idea to have all councils – Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawkes Bay into one big council.
 
He also said this is what is happening in Auckland – they are now one big super city.  Stuart said it is not working in Auckland and he doesn’t want to see it happen in Hawkes Bay.
 
The feedback from the Deaf community was positive and they know what to do when we receive the voting papers in two – three weeks time.
 
Please read the voting paper carefully and tick only ONE (YES or NO).  The voting papers will be sent out from 24th August.
 
For more information please go to this website and read their comments.
 
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 need any assistance.
Text: 021 459 005 or
Email: hawkesbay@deaf.org.nz
 

TEC New Service New You

Thank you to those who came along to this TEC programme.  There were 10 people and I wish there was more Deaf people there because it was a very important programme for the Deaf Community to understand about the changes and new services from Deaf Aotearoa.
 
We would like to say thanks to Oliver Ferguson who is a Deaf Aotearoa Board member and came and assisted Lee with the presentation.
 
The feedback from the Deaf community was positive and we have had many questions plus sharing of experience among the Deaf service users. Deaf Aotearoa likes to see, the Deaf community work together, support each other, share concerns and share how you can achieve things plus more.
 
If you missed out and want to know what the New Service New You is about, please let Deaf Aotearoa know so they can assist you.
Text: 021 459 005 or
Email: hawkesbay@deaf.org.nz
 

Captions

New booklets have arrived at Deaf Aotearoa.  The booklets will explain how to use captions on your TV. 
 
It will explain how to use TV captions if using:
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For more information please go to www.able.co.nz
http://able.co.nz/captioning/how-do-i-access-captions
 
You can visit the Deaf Aotearoa office and pick up a booklet.
 
Manawatu

Cine-Club

When: Friday 28th August 
Where: FX Theatre, Square Edge, Ground Floor, 47 The Square, Palmerston North
Time: 7:00pm for drinks and nibbles then 7.30pm movie starts
Costs: Donation please
 
They screen French movies, this one has English subtitles.  The movie is called Tristesse Club (Fool Circle in English), it is a comedy by Vincent Mariette.
 
You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y509G-vH1UY
  

Pancake Breakfast & Family Church Service

When: Sunday 6th September
Where: Crossroads, 220 Church Street, Palmerston North
Time: Breakfast at 9am, Church Service at 10am
 
Ruth will be interpreting at the Church Service. Please share this information with other Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
 
If you want to go please text Ruth 022 050 7324 so they know how many pancakes to cook!


 
Wellington

REMINDER: 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. 

 

Stir It Up

Where: Deaf Aotearoa office In Lower Hutt – Shop 2 330 High Street
When: Tuesday, 25th August 
Time: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
 
Come along and attend our monthly casual cuppa at the café. EVERYBODY is welcome!
 
Please RSVP by contact Jake at 021 512 622 (Text only) or Jake.laberge@deaf.org.nz
 

Beautiful BSL

Where: Little Theatre, Lower Hutt
When: 22nd October 2015
Time: 6:30PM
 
John Smith, visual comedian is going on a tour in NZ.
Come along and bring family and friends! Heaps of laughing!
 
Website- https://beautifulbsl.tidyclub.com
Email- Beautifulbsl@mail.tidyclub.com
 
If keen to purchase tickets, can go to their website and purchase tickets from there or contact Anton Sammons to make an arrangement for purchase tickets.
 
Contact Anton Sammons – Anthonysammons@Gmail.com
 
 

Wellington Deaf Society

Part-Time Community Coordinator Position
 
Wellington Deaf Society is advertising part time job position as Community Coordinator which is a new position.
 
Please check the link for job description:
http://dogoodjobs.co.nz/jobs/community-coordinator-3/
 
To apply for the job, submit your cover letter and CV to secretary@wds.org.nz 

 
 

Help Improve Wellington Hospital (DHB) services for the Deaf community!

When: Sunday, 23rd August 2015
Where: Newlands Community Centre
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
When: Thursday, 27th August 2015
Where: Lower Hutt, TBC
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
Come and tell us, give feedback.
 
Everyone welcome!
 
Please RSVP to Joanne.Witko@sidu.org.nz or text 027 807 2858
 
If have any further questions, please contact Jake LaBerge:
Text: 021 512 622 or 
Email: Jake.laberge@deaf.org.nz 
 

Movies with Captions

Sessions for August 20th - 26th are listed below:
 
EVENT Queensgate Wellington
FANTASTIC FOUR
Monday: 2:40pm, 4:45pm, 6:50pm  
 
READING Courtenay Wellington
FANTASTIC FOUR (M) (violence)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tueday:  11:00  1:15  4:00  6:15  8:30
Wednesday:  10:45  1:00  3:30  8:30
 
SOUTHPAW (R16) (violence & offensive language)
Daily:  12:45  3:30  6:15  9:00
 
TRAINWRECK (R16) (sex scenes, sexual content, drug use & offensive language)
Daily:  12:30   3:15   6:00   8:45
 
READING PORIRUA
FANTASTIC FOUR (M) (violence)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:40  6:10
Sunday:  10:40 
 
SOUTHPAW (R16) (violence & offensive language)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  12:50  3:30  8:30
Sunday:  12:50  3:30  6:10
Monday:  12:40  3:20  5:50
 

 
Nelson

Get Together at Suburban Club

When: Friday 21sst August – 5:30pm onwards
Where: 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson. 
 
There is a cafe if you want to buy dinner. Hope to see everyone there. Please let Rachel know if you need transport. 
 

Keeping in touch KIT Day Changes 
You are welcome to come along and meet the Deaf children in our Nelson area, there will be fun activities which include Skating, Badminton, Table tennis.
 
When: Tuesday 1st September 9:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road, Motueka

Rory has just made two benches for 'Make Furniture'. They were recently sold to Deville's Cafe in New street, Nelson.

Well done to Rory for your amazing wood working skills.



 
 

Indoor Mini Golf
Nelson Deaf Community Inc are having a fun afternoon at indoor mini golf at Road Hogs.
 
When: Saturday 22nd August at 2pm
Where: Road Hogs 15 Selwyn Place Nelson
Cost: $6.00 per person children under 5 are free
 
If you require transport please contact the secretary Rachel:
Email: nelsondeaf@gmail.com or
Text: 021 102 4400
 
Canterbury

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.



Community Support Worker Vacancy – Change of Hours 
We are working with an organisation who have a vacancy available for a support worker supporting a Deaf client. They need to have NZSL skills and relate well to people.
 
Hours will be between now three hours per week, the position will involve daily life routines such as trips to swimming pools, community classes, the library and other duties during the day, transport can be provided if needed.
 
This position need to be filled as soon as possible and if you are interested in the position, please contact Christchurch Deaf Aotearoa Office.
 

John Smith Visual Comedy – NZ Tour – Beautiful BSL

British Deaf comedian John Smith will be travelling to New Zealand from England to provide three events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
 
He is a well-known comedian in England and he will have you laughing!
 
When: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Time: 6.30 pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch
 
If you would like to buy tickets now, go to: www.beautifulbsl.tidyclub.com
 

 
Otago

New Services, New You Workshops

Dunedin
Wednesday 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. 

Otago-Southland Family Day

You are invited to a great get together for parents of pre-schoolers who are deaf/hearing impaired.
 
When: Saturday 22nd August
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Balclutha Kindy, 1 Lanark Street, Balclutha
What to Bring: Lunch and any/food drink your child(ren) needs
Contact Deborah Kelly for transport issues or more information at Deborah.Kelly@minedu.govt.nz or 03 467 7941
 

Coffee Club Cancelled

This month’s Coffee Club on Thursday 27th August is cancelled because of the New Services, New You Workshop the day before on Wednesday. Hope to see you at the Workshop!
 

Care and Craft Open Day

Do you have contact with a lonely, elderly or not-so-mobile person who would appreciate the opportunity to have an outing once a week? Join us for a cuppa and chat, try some craft and play a game.
 
When: Thursday 27th August
Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Wakari Scout Hall Holyrood Ave, off Mayfield Ave
 
For more information contact Peg Makinson - 466 7407 or makinsonfamily@slingshot.co.nz
 

Dunedin Light Party Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Dunedin Light Party, a Halloween alternative held on Saturday 31st October. 100 – 200 volunteers are needed to staff heaps of activities happening starting at 5:00pm.
 
Contact Grant at granthardy1@gmail.com if you’re interested.



 
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. 

 

 

Glengarry Community Market

What: Community Market
When: Saturday 29th August 2015
Where: Glengarry Shopping Centre   (Eastside Baptist Church if wet)
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
 
Invercargill’s No#1 Community Market with 30+ stalls each month including: food, crafts, art, entertainment, free activities and more. It is held on the last Saturday of each month.

Something to read

Americas Next Top Model Season 22 has Nyle DiMarco – But what makes him so special?
He is pretty good looking and he is Deaf Check out this article:
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3184467/I-huge-advantage-America-s-Model-s-deaf-contestant-reveals-disability-helps-stand-crowd.html
 

NZSLTA Training Weekends 2015

Are you Deaf or hard of hearing and interested in teaching NZSL? Want to know more about TeachSign and NZSLTA? Check out the flyer for more information and registration details.