Race Relations Day and the Baha’i New Year
International food for sale from different countries. Dance, music, arts and crafts from around the world. “I am Aoteaora” is the theme this year.
Race Relations Day coincides with the Baha’ i New Year so it celebrates all cultures and communities all over the world.
Forum North, Saturday 22nd March, 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Acrobatic Show on a Sailboat
Circus, dance and theatre on a sailboat! They are using the mast, boom, rigging and other parts of their sailboat as a stage to show their acrobatic prowess.
First show “Sailors” is a story of navigational manoeuvres that pokes fun at the mishaps of maladroit navigators and second show “Between Wing and Island” is a duet story.
March 28th and 29th
Starting 7:00pm, 30th starting 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
At Town Basin, Whangarei.
Pecha Kucha at Butterbank Factory
Wednesday 26th March. $5 entry.
Come and listen about arts!
15th May 2014
Kelston Deaf Education Centre
3 Archibald Road, Kelston
If you have art that you are will can donate please drop it into the Kelston Deaf Education Centre Reception (remember to put your name on it)
All proceeds go towards a new Marae and for the students to go to Japan this year
Contact: Sarah Cameron
Fundraising for Deaf Marlins - Mosaic Art
12pm – till you finish
Grey Lynn, 2 Sefton Ave
$50 (if you cant afford this but still interested then contact Pia)
email@example.com or 0212538541
You will learn how to make Mosaic art for beginners only
You can make a gift for you family or friends
This is funding for the Deaf Marlins
OPEN ARTS DAY 2014 – Corban Estate
A full day of arts action, all free!
Saturday 29th March
10am – 10pm
Corban Estate Arts Centre flings open the doors of our thriving arts hub for just one day. Lots to see, hear, do, excite and enjoy. Performance groups, Pacific Arts and Culture, Open Artist Studios, Artists working in their studios, art exhibitions, films and movies, artists’ market and the Coffee Studio cafe.
There will be an interpreted talk at 11am by a glass artist, Galia Amsdel and to meet 3 onsite artists
More Information ceac.org.nz
Rachel Coppage (021 0263 3932) will be onsite all day and be happy to show you around the Centre.
Watch the space for more information next week about performance groups that will happen in the afternoon.
Tonight - ADS community meeting
Friday 21st March
Starts at 7:30pm,
Explore the possibility of changing our trading name (Auckland Deaf Society Inc).
Why should we? Come along and discuss! All welcome.
Any question please contact: Sonia Pivac
3rd Auckland Deaf Poker Tournament
21st June 2014
Sky City Casino, Sammy’s place,
Main Casino Floor, Corner of Federal and Victoria Street
$100.00 buy in ($85.00 plus $15.00)
- 15,000 stack, 20min levels
- Age limit: 20+
- Cash prizes
- Bar/food available
- Supporters welcome
Bar Food Available. Supports Welcome
Please remember to be responsible
For more information contact Ben Clifford
Exciting Things To Do At MOTAT!
805 Great North Road, Western Springs
Every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Tactile Dome is an all time MOTAT favourite. In total darkness you can explore tunnels inside a purpose built dome using only your sense of touch and direction - a real challenge! Check out other MOTAT favourites like the cool Mirror Maze and see if you can find your way through the baffling labyrinth.
Clue Busters Weekend Experience
Baron Von Schultz, nefarious cat burglar and collector of Antiquities is up to no good ... and only you can stop him in this exciting new trail. Become a Secret Agent for the day as you track down clues and use your wits to solve riddles and stop the Baron's dastardly plan!
Clue Busters is a fun trail suitable for the whole family. The trail runs weekends and is free with your normal MOTAT admission. No Bookings necessary.
Please note: Clue Busters is not available during school holidays
NEW Community Relations Officer
Hello, my name is Susitina, and I am the newest addition to the family here at Deaf Aotearoa Hamilton.
As the ‘CommUNITY Relations Officer’, it is my job to assist you with things that you need from
the community, and within
the community; to raise awareness, and to help build your confidence further. I am here to help however I can.
But I need to know who my Deaf community are… So PLEEEEASE… come in to the office, introduce yourself to me, and tell me how I can help you… “LET’S TALK”…
If you would like a one-on-one chat, you will need to make an appointment. Thanks J
Look forward to meeting you all eventually.
My hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 9am – 3pm
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile (021) 540 193 - Fax (07) 856 2047
Balloons Over Waikato – Party On 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014, 7:00am–6:30pm
Thu 27 Mar 2014, 6:00am–6:30pm
Fri 28 Mar 2014, 7:00am–8:00pm
Sat 29 Mar 2014, 7:00am–9:00pm
Sun 30 Mar 2014, 6:00am–9:00am
Innes Common, Hamilton Lake and Waikato University, Hamilton.
***Please note: The above times are only the starting times of the morning flights/events and the finishing time of evening events. For exact times and further information about where the balloons will be making an appearance, please visit their website at: www.balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz
or visit their Facebook page.
The Council is celebrating 150years, and the University is celebrating 50years, so it’s PARTY ON!!!
If you’re an early bird, go and experience a beautiful sunrise and watch the balloons set off. Or if you’re more of a night owl, then don’t miss Hamilton’s biggest night, the ASB Night Glow at the Waikato University, with music and fireworks!
This Festival is a well-known major event for the general public of both the Hamilton community, and the Waikato region. So come join the fun, bring along the family and PARTY ON!!!
Waikato Deaf 8 Ball Club: Hangi
Sunday 6th April (pick up at 4:00pm)
46 Hukanui Road, Chartwell, Hamilton
Fundraising for Waikato Deaf 8 Pool Team's trip to Australia.
Hangi Box $10.00
Hangi Combo $15.00
• Deep fried bread
• Curry Mussel
• Steamed Pudding
Please pay before Wednesday 2nd April.
Contact: Hemi/Rachel (email@example.com)
NZSL Week 12th - 18th May
In the recent newsletter, a flyer of the Focus Group was sent out.
I will be holding a PowerPoint Presentation on this Focus Group meeting, one evening in the week to share new information for NZSL Week.
Watch this space next week for a confirmed date and time in Tauranga and Rotorua.
BOP Deaf Club
When? 29th March at 10:30am
Where? 1335 paradise Valley Road, Rotorua
There is a cost to this event.
This is a fun activity for the family doing a maze.
Click on flyer for more information and contact details.
Saturday 22nd March from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga
Gold coin entry for Adults. Children free
This is a family day of fun with food, games, music, activities and workshops.
Walk the Lakes
Saturday 22nd March, 9:00am for 10:00am walk start
Recreational Oval at The Lakes, Tauriko
This walk is for free and you will not be in for prizes.
Or you can make a $10.00 donation and be in to win prizes. You have to be there to win after the dance performance.
Two options: 3km or 6km walk
11.15am there will be a Magic Show and a dance performance - Wizard of Oz Characters.
For added fun, dress up as your favourite Wizard of Oz character!
This is for everyone to attend, young, old, friendly dogs on leashes and it's pram/stroller friendly.
What's on in Tauranga
If you want to know more, click on this link downtowntauranga.co.nz/whats-on
Surf: Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Surf Taster
Saturday 22 March
9.00am to 11.30am
New Plymouth Surfriders Club, Fitzroy Beach, New Plymouth
Puke Ariki is teaming up with Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and New Plymouth Surfriders Club to provide free surf taster lessons for people of a range of abilities. Please bring togs, towel and a wetsuit if you have one. The Club will provide boards, spare wetsuits and anything else required. Limited places available, bookings are essential, phone 06 759 6060.
Puke Ariki Front Desk
[People holding powder paints to celebrate Holi (Festival of Colors) in Ahmedabad, India]
Holi - The Festival of Colours
Saturday 22 March
11:00am to 2:00pm
East End Reserve, Fitzroy, New Plymouth
New Plymouth Indian Community invites everyone to celebrate Holi - The festival of colours, love and happiness in New Plymouth.
Everyone welcome!! Wet or dry, Holi will go ahead.
East end Reserve is in Fitzroy behind the Fitzroy Surf Club. Take Nobs Line from Devon Street East to get to the venue.
It will be fun day for all ages so don’t miss-out and bring everybody from your family and friends. There will be colours, music and lots of joy. Food will be available for $5 at the venue.
PLEASE please RSVP by Tuesday the 18 March to organise food and drinks for everyone.
$5 for Food
New Plymouth Indian Community
Ashwani - 0211425561, Jasleen - 7695737
ITU World Cup Triathlon Sprint
Sunday 23 March
Varies, New Plymouth
Watch Elite Triathletes at their best!
Keep an eye on the ITU website for more event information.
New Plymouth District Council
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE ALTHLETES!
Breakfast with Dame Susan Devoy DNZM CBE
Friday 4 April
7.00 to 9.00 a.m.
St Mary's Peace Hall, Vivian Street, New Plymouth
New Plymouth invite you to enjoy breakfast with Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner. Breakfast proceeds to local education projects to assist vulnerable children and UN Women.
027 255 4412
Aotea Regional Whakataetae
Saturday 3 May
Doors open at 8.00am
TSB Stadium, New Plymouth
Te Kura Matalini O Taranaki (WITT) 2014 proudly presents this years Kapa Haka Festival.
Early Bird tickets 06.03.2014 – 31.03.2014
Children 5-17 years $5
Under 5’s free with paying Adult Free
01.04.2014 – 03.05.2014
Children 5-17 years $15
Under 5’s free with paying Adult Free
MOJO MATHERS in Taranaki
Come meet MP, here at the office, 28 Young St, New Plymouth
Tuesday 25 March
Looking for work
Remember when you look for a job on Trade me or Work and Income Job Search, do make sure that you apply for the job straight away.
Some time they don’t have a closing date, if some one put a good CV through, they will get a job interview straight away. If they like that person they will give that person the job.
If you do check online every day, make sure you apply yourself or you can tell me straight away and I will apply for you. Also do check your email every day as we may send you suitable job ads so you can decide if you want to apply or not.
email me every time you have apply for a job. I need this to put it in your folder.
always remember to record on your job search sheet. When you have next meeting with Work and Income, you can show them what you have been doing.If you don’t have the job search sheet, let me know and I will forward you a copy.
Work and Income is asking everyone to record what they do every day so they know that they are looking for work. It will look s good if you do this.
For more information please contact Lee
Mark in your calendar
Hawkes Bay Deaf Club Lunch get together.
22 Lee Road, Taradale Every Wednesdays From 10.30am
Bring your own lunch and catch up with the news from the Deaf community. Tea and coffee available for members, non members $2.00 per drink.
Lee from Deaf Aotearoa NZ works here at HB Deaf Club every Wednesday from 8am.
Hawkes Bay Deaf Club AGM22
Lee Road, Taradale
Saturday 17th May 2014
Door open 1.30pm Meeting start 2.00pm sharp.
Membership is $15.00 per member. Membership must be paid before meeting start if you wish to vote.
Please contact HBDC for membership form. Fax 8449980 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring donation of grocery items for our raffle prize - 1st prize big Grocery hamper and 2nd prize small Grocery hamper.
Bring plate of food for afternoon tea and supper.
After the meeting we can have a social evening to celebrates New Zealand Sign Language week.
Community Cohesion Workshops
We have had great attendance at 2 workshops we have held so far and it's been a very interactive workshop with small presentations, hands on activities, lunch and learning about Positives and Negatives in our everyday lives! The most recent workshop we had a theme "St Patricks Day" and had participants dressing up and enjoying the workshop. We are looking forward to the next workshop which will be held on Monday 14th April, flier for this workshop will be coming soon - the theme for the next workshop will be "Easter"...watch this space!
REMINDER - Text 111 and VRI Workshop
Two more workshops for Text 111 and VRI coming into your area. Lianna Kennedy will be presenting. We will be having lunch club on the same day so pack up your lunch, we will provide Tea and Coffee!
Monday 24th March
Community Link - Work and Income NZ, Corner Salisbury and Durham Street, Levin
10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Monday 31st March
Deaf Aotearoa, 74 The Square, Level 2 United Building, Palmerston North
10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Hope to see you there!
Marton Harvest Fair
Saturday 22nd March
Marton Park, Follett Street, Marton
9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Jax Hamilton who was on Master Chef will be demonstrating Harvest Home recipes! There will be live entertainment, great stalls, fantastic food and family fun for all.
Festival of Culture Palmerston North
Saturday 22nd March
The Square, Palmerston North
0.00 am to 4.00 pm
Come along to this free annual event - it promises to be more exciting and energetic as ever! This event celebrates our art, culture, lifestyle in our community and will have entertainment, food, music, arts and craft and a cultural cuisine show!
Bring along your family and friends and enjoy the festivities!
Movies by Moonlight
Friday 28th March to Saturday 29th March
College Street Normal School Field
Time: See Flier attached
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $15.00, Single $5
Want to do something different?
Bring your picnic rug, your family and friends and enjoy an evening under the stars at the big outdoor screen cinema. Come early to grab your spot and enjoy the pre movie entertainment.
To check weather and whether this event will go ahead please check facebook to find out or contact them on 09 307 0101.
Food drinks and tickets are available on site but only accepting CASH.
NZSL Week Focus Group
Have your say!
How do you want to celebrate NZSL Week in Wellington? Deaf Aotearoa is calling for people in Wellington to join a focus group to explore and share ideas about how the Deaf community in your region can make NZSL Week 2014 a celebration of NZSL and Deaf cultural pride.
Wellington Deaf Society clubroom, Ground Level, 32 Marion Street, Wellington
Friday 28 March 2014
After this Focus Group, a meeting will be organised to help plan activities and events for NZSL Week 2014. The meeting will be held outside working hours and refreshments will be provided.
The bar will be open (cash only) and pizza will be provided. Please let Shannon know if you have any dietary requirements (Gluten-free, etc).
Shannon Out of Office
Wellington Community Relations Officer, Shannon will be away from Tuesday 25th March until 9th April. Please contact Karen or Stephanie if you need help.
They can be contacted by email or text:
021 677 453
021 677 403
“Hands On” Expo
Want to be a Builder? Want to be a Social Worker? Come to this expo!
This Careers Expo is for students and the community to encourage participation and decision making about job options and other career displays.
There will be competitions and fun! Everyone is welcome.
When: Thursday 27th March 2014
Where: Te Rauparaha Arena (same area as Porirua swimming pools), Porirua.
Time: 9am – 7pm
Deaf Aotearoa will be there! Come and say hello! Please see flier for more information about this expo.
Green Recycling Bags Delivery
A new supply of green recycling bags will be delivered to your place soon – but please make sure you use the green bags for recycling, not for general rubbish. Together Wellington City residents recycle about 12,000 tonnes of materials a year.
General rubbish must go out in yellow Council bags, available from most supermarkets and dairies.
If you have trouble remembering whether it is a green crate week, or the week you need to put out bags or wheelie bins, you can check by using our search tool
- just type in the name of your street: When your search results come up, there’s also an iCalendar file that you can use to get reminders on your mobile or desk-top calendar – or a traditional-style calendar you can print.
Starting this week, we’ll be delivering packs of 52 green bags to about 26,000 Wellington City households over the next two months. The bags should be used for all recyclables except glass. As usual, properties that have a Council wheelie bin won’t receive green bags.
TV-Takeback Offer Ends Soon
If you’ve embraced digital television and still have an analogue television set on your property that you want to dispose of responsibly, then be sure to take up the $5 TV Takeback offer that ends soon.
Drop off your old TVs for $5 - offer ends 31 March
Older television sets contain materials that can be harmful if they find their way into soils and waterways, but could have a useful second life when they are recycled.
Most of your old TV can get a second life:
Until 31 March, you can bring your old TV to the ewaste drop-off at the Southern Landfill recycling centre or the RemarkIT Solutions premises in Grenada North for just $5; after this, the $20 fee will apply.
For more information, phone Wellington City Council (04) 499 4444 or visit the website
Saturday 22nd March 2014
Founders Heritage Park 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
Welcome to MarchFest, Nelson New Zealand's beer flavoured festival- a celebration of music, food, fun and of course.. proper beer.
The 7th MarchFest promises to be the best yet!
15 BRAND NEW LOCAL BEERS ~ MUSIC FROM IVA LANKUM, THE EASTERN, Lindon Puffin, Adam Page, Tom's Field and The Electric Fleas.
$39 at the gate.
Tahunanui School Gala
Sunday 23rd March, 11am- 2.30pm
Tahunanui School 69, Muritai Street Nelson
A great day out offering food, drinks, prizes, games, activities and rides that will entertain the whole family.
This year we are proud to re-run the insanely funny Mascot Race.
Other fun activities include a 30m downhill water-slide, obstacle course, plate smashing, mini hot rods, ferris wheel, water walkers, chair-o-plane, horizontal bungee, dunking chair, coconut shy, hoopla, tombola, blast bouncy castles and the lucky prize wheel.
Stalls include wacky hair, face painting, raffles, toys, clothing, books, white elephant, cakes and sweets, craft, plants and seedlings, and the great art and leisure silent auction.
The silent auction closes at 1:30pm. All auction viewing is from 11:00am in the school library.
Food on offer includes BBQ, hot chips, nachos, hot ham sandwiches, nachos, butter chicken, cakes and sweets, desserts, sandwiches, candy floss and Pomeroy's Coffee, and much much more.
Don't miss this fantastic day - it is definitely one for the calendar!
Nelson Womens Centre
Special $5 Workshop: Personal Safety Skills for Women & Teenage Girls
Thurs 10 Apr, 9.30am-12noon
(run by Rona Sedman & a male-padded instructor from Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust).
Held at the ACC rooms, 47 Collingwood St. Ring 546 7986 to book in, or email
In the face of too-frequent attacks on women, Fullpower offers this low-cost workshop for women of all ages. It covers ways to:
* set & protect personal boundaries
* deal with sexual harassment/unwanted attention
* project an attitude of awareness & confidence
* use voice as a safety tool
* take charge of emotional triggers
* deal confidently with verbal aggression
* stop aggressive confrontations before they start, with a few simple habits
* use powerful physical self-defense skills that need little strength & no on-going practice
Please let me know if you are interested to attend this morning self defence class, an interpreter can be available.
Nelson AGM ( date for your diary)
Nelson Deaf Inc. Would like to invite you to the Nelson Deaf Annual general meeting.
Sunday 13th April 2014 at 1pm
Nelson Suburban club 168 Tahunanui drive Nelson.
A special thanks
To all those that came to celebrate Rachel’s 3oth “Hollywood theme Party”
Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service
Do you have a hospital experience – good or bad?
Want to talk about it?
You are invited to an information evening to share your stories.
Thursday 10th April
5.30 to 7.00 pm
38b Birmingham Drive, Addington, Christchurch
to Claire Raisin by 7th April - email@example.com or text 027 289 6419, fax 03 348 6378
Arts Access Aotearoa
You are invited to Arts Access Aotearoa’s Arts for All Christchurch Network meeting to discuss accessible for all disabilities at all arts in Canterbury areas.
Friday 4th April from 2.30 to 5.00 pm
Education Room, Court Theatre
to Claire Noble, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 802 4349 by 2nd April.
If you require an NZSL interpreter, please let Claire know by Wednesday 26th March.
Deaf Society of Canterbury Event
Wearable Art Dress Up
Friday 28th March from 7.30 pm
71 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
Bring your creativity skills, we will provide materials for you to use and please be there at 7.30 pm sharp.
Work in pairs teams and the audience to chose the winners!
– 5 hours per week
Supervision one of their students who has high health needs during lunch time period at playground.
24th March at 1.00 pm
See attached flyer for more contact details.
Bring your family and friends along to the Woolston Gala for a fun filled day with free entertainment, free children’s rides, gumboot throwing and much more!
Saturday 2nd March (if wet, postponed to Sunday 23rd March)
11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Woolston Park, Ferry Road, Christchurch
Thank you from the Highlanders
The Highlanders Players would like to thank the Otago Deaf Community for creating a Sign for the Highlanders
Apology from Senior Sergeant Brian Benn
Senior Sergeant Brian Benn has apologised for having to cancel the Police Station Visit last Thursday night.
He was unexpectedly called out of town for a serious family emergency but is working with Fi to organise a new date for the visit.
iD Dunedin Fashion Week Fashion Shows
When:4th and 5th of April
Where: Dunedin Railway Station
Escape to New Zealand's underground fashion capital and celebrate iD Dunedin Fashion Week's 15th anniversary!
For more information got to www.idfashion.co.nz
Guided Tours of First Church
When: 24th Mar 2014 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: First Church of Otago, Moray Place
Contact: Anne Thomson 027 4675488
Anniversary Day guided tours of First Church, especially for Dunedin locals. Display of archives relating to Chinese in Otago.
Women’s Lifestyle Expo
When: 5th and 6th April 10:00am -5:00pm
Where: Lion Foundation Arena, Edgar Centre,
With more than 140 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and much more!
Training Dates Are as Follows , ALL must attend as there are some changes this Year.
Thursday 27th March 2014
DRC Building, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
You will help plan Activities and Events during NZSL Week 2014.
Meeting will be outside Working Hours and refreshments will be served .
Contact Rebecca at the Office or email@example.com
If anyone is Interested in purchasing a Entertainment Book ,Including over $20,000 worth of valuable 2 for 1 and up to 50% offers from many of the best restaurants, arts, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more please contact Rebecca at the office and I can help with the link as this is a fundraiser for Fuel Fitness and kids Travelling to Show Case National Dance Competitions and Aerobics Nationals .
Thanks for your Support .
Mindy is a sweet girl and needs a very special home.
Mindy is Deaf and needs someone who has the patience to teach her with hand signals.
Mindy will be quite dependant on her new owners to guide and help her through her life .She is a Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog and is 12 months old
Mindy loves kids , is good with cats and other dogs . She is vaccinated, microchipped and registered .
If you can find it in your heart to be Mindy’s Guide through life contact Rebecca for the Details .