CommUNITY Weekly News

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National

WFD and SLLS Press Release

 

Watch the signed video here: https://vimeo.com/150755052


Tutors WANTED For New Zealand Sign Language Week 2016 Taster Classes


We are looking for people who are:

  • Confident giving public presentations
  • Fluent in NZSL
  • Deaf, hard of hearing, interpreters, families of Deaf children, etc
  • Passionate about Deaf culture, NZSL Week and teaching NZSL
  • Available for the month of May 2016
As a NZSL Week tutor you will have the opportunity to:
  • Gain work experience
  • Earn some extra money
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun being part of the biggest week of celebrations in 2016
How to apply?
If you are a new tutor:
  1. Complete the online application form: https://deafaotearoa.wufoo.com/forms/qgv1wyn0d6ejbg/ 
  2. Email your CV
  3. Email a NZSL video signing why you want to be a tutor (this is so that we can assess your sign language skills)
If you were a NZSL Week tutor in 2015:
  1. Complete the online application form https://deafaotearoa.wufoo.com/forms/qgv1wyn0d6ejbg/
  2. No need to send in CV or NZSL video

Applications close Friday 12th February.  No late applications will be accepted.

For more information or any questions contact your local Facilitator or email HR: kieran.pabla@deaf.org.nzb

Northland

A Gypsy Extravaganza


Where:
William Fraser Memorial Park,  Riverside Drive, Whangarei      
When: Saturday 16th January, 2016
            Sunday 17th January, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Admission: Free
 
Arts, Crafts and interesting market stalls - Herbal remedies & natural perfumes, heaps of funky clothing including revamped and retro, jewellery like you've never seen before - Sliver, Beaded, Ethnic! Crystals, massage, poi & trick stix fun, open 'Tiny Home' and more........
 
Readers - Tarot & Palm
 
Kids fun - face painting and hair braiding. Spin art and candle dipping. A PEDAL POWERED Merry go Round and Our Tropical Island Bouncy fun, plus a vertical bungy!
 
Healthy food options such as Sushi from Ana's Kitchen, Best Ugly Bagels, Lucky's Fresh Juice Joint, Havana Coffee Works, Jules Crepes or a little 'fair' indulgence such as tasty American Hotdog & Donuts, Candyfloss & Grannies Homemade Fudge....mmmmm, yum!
 
Our giant kaleidoscope is bound to be a hit with the whole family!
 
Throughout the day we have talented musicians playing sweet tunes for your ears, with kids shows running throughout the day - where your children can shine like 'Stars' and get involved!
 
- K2 the Power
- Ashton Family Clown Slow, fun for the whole family
- Hoola Hoop Show by Summer Spins as seen on NZ's Got Talent
- Puppet Show by Josie
- Tug of War and Sack Races
 
Unique Tiny Homes
 
We are aiming to be a sustainable event using all compostable & recyclable packaging to help reduce waste, working towards a 'Greener' event. Remember to pack your Refillable Water Bottles!
 
Another Roadside Attraction is a Charitable Trust, supporting musicians & performers. Local talent, Buskers, Street Performers, we invite you to make use of our stage. If you wish to play or perform please contact Mels on gypsyextravaganza@gmail.com - or roll up on the day - PA, mic and crowd supplied!! We look forward to meeting you!
 
 

Tikipunga Market

Sunday market every week rain or shine
 
Where: Corner Wanaka St & Denby Crescent, Tikipinga
When: Every Sunday
Time:  7:00am – 11:30am
 
Come along in the morning and bring some items to sell. See Angie at the entrance and she'll show you to a site.
 
General small stall $10.00
Larger stall $20.00
Food stalls $20.00
 
You can come earlier than 7:00am to set up - bring a table, tarp, chairs to sit on, umbrella or canopy for cover, set out your stuff and away you go.
 
Come and enjoy the fun whether selling or buying.
 
 

Senior Coordinator Vacancy 

The Northern Region of CCS Disability Action currently has a Senior Coordinator vacancy advertised, working with the Youth & Adults Team in Whangarei.

 

Please refer to the website for details on the above position, and how to apply: http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/regions/northern-region/vacancies

 

 

Auckland

At The End Of My Hands - Auckland Return Season

Stories for Deaf and Hearing Audiences - performances in NZSL and English
 
When: Friday 5th February - 7:30pm
Saturday 6th February – 7:30pm
 
All performances followed by an interpreted Q&A for audiences at 8:30pm  
Where: TAPAC Theatre
Address: 100 Motions Road, Wester Springs, Auckland
 
Auckland At The End Of My Hands information and NZSL videohttp://www.equalvoices.co.uk/blog/tapac-auckland-season-at-the-end-of-my-hands/
 
Auckland At The End Of My Hands Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/823694494422731/
 
BOOK TICKETS: http://www.tapac.org.nz/events-at_the_end_of_my_hands-100
 

Working Through the Body Work Shops - Inclusive Theatre

Free inclusive theatre workshops. Co-led by Deaf and hearing practitioners.
All welcome! No experience needed - come and have fun exploring physical storytelling and working through the body on stage. Great for Deaf and hearing performers and practitioners.
 
When: Thursday 4th February
Where: TAPAC Theatre
Address: 100 Motions Road, Western Spring, Auckland
 
Work shop one: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Work Shop two: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
 
Bookings essential: alex@equalvoices.co.uk
All information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/209126066088745/
 

Learners Licence TEC Course

This is a message to reach out to deaf community members who may be interested in being involved in a Learners Licence TEC Course.
 
Deaf Aotearoa provides TEC courses each year to the Deaf community that we think would help gain skills, but we want to make sure we provide what the community wants.
We have thought about setting up a Learners Licence course but we want to make sure we will have enough participants.

If you think you are interested, please contact Catherine Greyling.
Email: Catherine.Greyling@deaf.org.nz
 

Deaf Aotearoa Office

Welcome to 2016! Deaf Aotearoa is open for the year again, so if you wish to access our services, you can come in at any time between 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.
 

Youth Development Team Senior Coordinator Vacancy

The Northern Region of CCS Disability Action currently has a vacancy for Youth Development Team Senior Coordinator in Auckland.
 
Please refer to the website for details on the above position, and how to apply: http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/regions/northern-region/vacancies

 
South Auckland

Kids Fair

When: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January
Where: ASB Showgrownds, 217 Greenlane West, Epsom
Time: 10:00 – 5:00pm
All ages
 
Check out the website for more information: http://events.stuff.co.nz/2016/kids-fair/auckland/epsom
  

Amazing Maze ‘n Maize

When: Friday 15th January – Sunday 1st May, 2016 (see website for all dates)      
Where: 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
All ages
 
Check out the website for more information: http://events.stuff.co.nz/2015/amazing-maze-maize/auckland/karaka
  
 

Waikato

At The End Of My Hands - Hamilton Return Season

Stories for Deaf and hearing audiences, performance in NZSL and English.
 
When: Friday 12th February
Saturday 13th February
Time: 7:30pm
Interpreted Q&A session for audience 8:30pm
Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (University of Waikato)
Knighton Road, Hillcrest
Gate 2B
 
All information and NZSL Video here:
http://www.equalvoices.co.uk/blog/playhouse-theatre-hamilton-return-season-at-the-end-of-my-hands/
 
Book Tickets: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/academy/events/theatre/at-the-end-of-my-hands2
 
Face Book Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/145376092486221/
  
 

Working Through The Body Work Shop - Inclusive Theatre

Free inclusive theatre workshops. Co-led by Deaf and hearing practitioners.
All welcome! No experience needed - come and have fun exploring physical storytelling and working through the body on stage.
 
When: Wednesday 10th February, 2016
WORKSHOP 1: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
WORKSHOP 2: 6:30pm – 8:00pm                                                                    
Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts                                                   
Address: Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hillcrest.
 
The workshops are free, but spaces are limited so bookings are essential.
 
Reserve a place by emailing: alex@equalvoices.co.uk
All information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/923293791093974/
 

Tutors Wanted for NZSL Week 2016 Taster Classes

Applications are now open for NZSL tutors for Taster classes during NZSL Week 2016 (9th - 15th May).
 
Apply here! (includes NZSL video): https://deafaotearoa.wufoo.com/forms/qgv1wyn0d6ejbg/
 
For more information, see ‘national news’ of this newsletter.
 

Grandview Community Garden - Plot of Deaf Community

At the end of 2015, some members of the Waikato Deaf Community started a community garden plot at the Grandview Community Gardens, in Nawton. Now, after just 8 weeks - things are growing, including silverbeet, kumera, tomatoes, zucchini and peas. Some vegetables will be ready to pick soon.
 
It is FREE to become a member of the gardens!
 
Sessions at the garden are:
Tuesdays 8:30am – 10:00am
Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Sundays 5:00pm – 6:30pm
 
Check out Grandview Community Garden’s Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Grandview-Community-Garden-624290877593007/?fref=ts
 
If you are interested in joining the Deaf Community Garden Plot, contact Jean Masters:
Email: deaf@crosslight.org.nz
Phone: 021 243 8320
 

Hamilton Office Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: Open for appointment only (you must make appointment with staff)
 
If you want to use the community computer you must make a booking.
 
To make a booking: Text, email or visit Deaf Aotearoa.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Text: 021 526 399
Visit: Federated Farmers Building, Level 4, 169 London Street, Hamilton.
 
 

Bay of Plenty

Happy New Year!

The staff here wishes you a very Happy New Year and hope you all had a wonderful break.
Welcome back!
 

NZSL Week – Tutors Wanted!

A good way to get work experience, earn some extra money, meet new people and have fun being part of NZSL Week celebrations.
 
We are looking for tutors for Bay of Plenty. It’s open to Deaf, hard of hearing, interpreters, families of Deaf children and to those who are confidence teaching NZSL fluently.
Applications for tutors is now open: https://deafaotearoa.wufoo.com/forms/qgv1wyn0d6ejbg/
 
Deadline for applications close on Friday 12th February.
No applications will be accepted after the 12th February.
 
If you have a query, contact your local Deaf Aotearoa office or contact Kieran Pabla – contact details on advertisement.
 

Stir It Up

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Saturday 13th February
Time: 10:30am till 12:30pm
Cost: Free
 
Tea/coffee provided.
Cold drinks on sale from the Shabby Art shop opposite Deaf Aotearoa.
 
This is a get together to learn and/or get a taste of NZSL. For more information and dates, click on flyer.
 
Please let Sue know if you are coming.
Share with your family/friends.
  

Colour Splash


Ohope

WhereOhope Beach, Ocean Road, Ohope, Whakatane
When: Saturday 23 January from 12:00pm till 5:00pm.
Cost: Free
 
Mt Maunganui
Where: Coronation Park, Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
When: Saturday 30 January from 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Cost: Free
 
A free family fun time to enjoy with so much laughter, music and more!
Taranaki

Sunlight - Ihi Kōmaru


Our summer exhibition is a full workout for kids with plenty to educate the mind and activate the body! They can challenge each other to run to the Moon in the fastest time, discover how colour and light work in the colour mixing game, solve hidden puzzles with UV light, discover what the Sun sounds like and listen to some cool solar stories, including How Māui Slowed The Sun. Learning while having a great time - what could be better?!!

Competitions

Puke Ariki is looking for artists and storytellers to win some great prizes! Puke Ariki's competition to find the official bookmark for 2016 is now open. The designs will be judged in three age groups with the winner from each going on to become an official bookmark! The full competition details and design template can be found here. 

Young authors could win a fantastic trip for their family to visit Tiritiri Matangi Island Open sanctuary in Auckland and see Tamanui the Kōkako's descendants. All they have to do is write a short story (up to 200 words) about kōkako and illustrate it with a picture. The competition celebrates the launch of the children's book Tamanui: The Brave Kōkako of Taranaki, which highlights the work being done to bring bring kōkako back to the region's bush. Check out the website competition page for full terms and conditions. 
 

TDHB Visitor and Patient Survey

Please find below a link to a survey where you can share your thoughts in the review of TDHB Visitor Policy at the Hospital.
 
You will see there is one survey for those who have recently been a patient, and one for those with experience of being a visitor.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VisitorPolicyReview-Patients
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VisitorPolicyReview-Visitors
 
Your feedback would be most welcome.
 
The survey closes at the end of January.
 

Taranaki Down Syndrome Association Gala Day


What: 
Gala Day
Where: Pukekura Railway Park, Corner Liardet & Gilbert Streets, New Plymouth
When: Saturday 16th January
Time:   10:00am – late
 
Train rides, sausage sizzle, café, bouncy castle, cake stall, balloons, face painting & much more! A great day out for all of the family.

Taranaki Deaf Club New Year Social Get Together

What: Mix & Mingle
Where:  Holmes Café, 58 Mclean Street, Waitara
When: Wednesday 20th January
Time: 12:00pm

Come on down to Waitara to a Mix N Mingle on the 20th January at Holmes Cafe for lunch.

All Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing people are welcome.  We would love to catch up with your families and news.

Everyone is welcome.

For confirmed numbers please contact via Taranaki Deaf Club Face Book or text to ensure there is enough seating for everyone.
 
Lisa: 027 7842589 or
Evelyn: 027 346 2218

 
 Interpreter in New Plymouth


When:
 Monday 1st February to Wednesday 3rd February.
Book: bookings@isign.co.nz
Interpreter: Bernadette Cutelli

Hawkes Bay

New Zealand Sign Language Week - May 2016

This year we will be celebrating 10 years!
 
We are now looking for NZSL tutors to do taster classes across Hawkes Bay – is that you?
Each taster classes goes for 45 minutes. They can be available in work place, government departments, maraes, Medical organisations and schools.
 
This year we will have many taster classes so we need tutors now!
 
Please go here and fill out the application for online: https://deafaotearoa.wufoo.com/forms/qgv1wyn0d6ejbg/
 
Applications closes 12th February 2016. You need to be quick!
 
More information please contact Lee.
Text: 021 459 005
Email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz
 
 

Deaf Aotearoa’s Five Services 

Youth Services
Develop and identify positive Deaf Identity and leadership.
Transition Programme
Local, National and International Youth Group
 
First Signs
Support for parent with 0 – 5 years Deaf/ hard of hearing wanting to learn NZSL at home and or at pre-school centres.
 
Employment
Deaf job seekers to set up CV, career plan and be able to feel confident at job interviews.
Understand what work force is about, Deaf jobseekers need to understand and be ready when going into work.
Job search
 
Hauroa
Work with Deaf Service users to identify their specific needs and coordinate services to meet those needs.
Can be: access to Government/ Health services, Work and Income issues, tax issues, budgeting, housing/ accommodation, education/ Studying, equipment for home/ work, hobbies/ join membership of clubs, plus more.
 
Education and Engagement
Update news/ information
Educational programme
Events – get together
 
Deaf Aotearoa is here to assist and support any Deaf with their needs.  Please contact us to make a time.
The process is if you require our service, you will need to be assess by the duty assessor then after that the facilitator will work with you on your service plan.
  

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Programme for 2016

Every year Deaf Aotearoa plan to set up to 8 programme’s.  Here are the categories and some ideas we would like you to let us know what you like and what other courses you would like us to provide.
 
- Deaf Advancement
  What is Terrorism, Obtaining a Driver Licence (Learners, Restricted or Full)
 
- Deaf Employment Skills
  CV and cover letter, interview skills, work experience, work place safety etc
 
- Deaf Hauora
  Anger Management, Positive Parenting
 
- Deaf Technology
  NZ Relay, VRI, basic computer skills, set up email account, set up skype account etc
 
- Positively Deaf
  Tikanga (visit a marae and learn proticols etc), Set up a film group, Gardening
 
Thank you for your time and feedback. As soon as we have enough feedback we can let you all know what the programmes will be available, where and when. Please contact Kat with your choices and/or your ideas as soon as possible.
Email: katrina.puna@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 920 023

 

Summer Safety

Sunscreen - Don’t Get Burnt!
Slip into a long-sleeved shirt (dark colour top best protection from sun.)
You can buy clothing that have a UV radiation Protection Factor (UPF) rating.  Clothing with a UPF of 50+ give best protection and could be an ideal choice for outdoor workers.  Another good idea is to stay in a good shade area away from the sun.
Slop on plenty of good quality sun screen (filters both UVA and UVB rays) with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30, there are new one they have 50 plus.  Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every two hours.  Reapply more frequently if sweating or swimming.
Slap on a hat that can cover the back of neck, shoulders and front of your face.  This will help reduce the risk of sunburn to your face, ears and neck.  These are the most common places where we get sunburnt.
Wrap on a pair of close-fitting sunglasses. When buying sunglasses, look for the words 'good UV protection' on the label or swing tag.
 
Remember to always protect skin and eyes when you're in the mountains, or around reflective surfaces like snow and water, when UV levels are damaging.  More information please go here: http://sunsmart.org.nz/
  

Water – Be Alert And Be Prepared

Learn to swim, know how to survive and set rules for safe play in water. Always use safe and correct equipment. Know the weather and the water conditions before you get in.
Watch out for yourself and others, Always pay close attention to children you are supervising in or near the water. Swim with others, always swim between the 2 flags near the lifeguard house and in areas where lifeguards are watching.
Be aware of the dangers, enter the shallow and unknown water feet first and obey all safety signs and warning flags. Do not enter the water after drinking alcohol.
Know your limits, challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience. Learn safe ways of rescuing others without putting yourself in danger.  For more information please go here: www.adventuresmart.org.nz
 

Manawatu

Welcome Back!

Hope you all have had a wonderful holiday and having a great start to 2016!  You will notice there are still some changeovers happening in our local office and not yet fully completed, please bear with us.  We are trying to provide a better service as soon as you walk through our doors! Exciting times….
 

Stir It Up

What is this you ask? It’s a great opportunity for anyone to come along and learn NZ Sign Language, whether they Hearing or Hard of Hearing or Deaf it doesn’t matter, you are all welcome, bring your friends, family, work colleagues to come and have a cuppa at Deaf Aotearoa.  And what age you ask? We say any age is welcome!  So what are you waiting for?
 
Our first date is
 
When:  Wednesday 20th January
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, United Building, Level 2, The Square, Palmerston North
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  See flyer for more information.
 

Palmerston North Community Lunch

When: Tuesday 26th January (Because Monday 25th January is a holiday)
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, 74 the Square, Level 2 United Building, Palmerston North
Time: 12:00pm
 
Come along and share your holiday experience and also check out how the office layouts are changing/have changed! We look forward to catching up with you all!
 
Bring your own lunch, coffee and tea will be provided!
 

Wellington

At The End Of My Hands Performance

A theatre performance coming to Wellington in January called ‘At The End Of My Hands’. It’s a performance of stories for Deaf and hearing audiences – performances in NZSL and English, and has 4 Deaf actors from the Waikato. To see more information about this event, please see website, it also has a NZSL video: http://www.equalvoices.co.uk/blog/wellington-bats-season-at-the-end-of-my-hands/
 
Wellington performance dates:
When: Thursday 28th January, 7:00pm, Q&A 8:00pm
Friday 29th January, 7:00pm, Q&A 8:00pm  
Saturday 30th January, 7:00pm, Q&A 8:00pm  
Where: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington
 
Please see their Facebook event page for further details and instructions to book tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/188048884869057/
 
Working Through the Body Theatre Workshops for Deaf and hearing performers and practitioners:
When:   Wednesday 27th January
Where: BATS theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington.
 
Workshop one: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Workshop two: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
 
Bookings essential, please see link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/920974091290905/

Men’s Waka

Wellington Deaf Society is organising an event for the men, on the 14th February there will be a Waka event for all men to join along, learn about Maori history, values and culture. Then afterwards a ride in a waka across the waterfront. An interpreter will be provided. Afterwards, all are welcome to join at Bin44 Restaurant & Pub for a drink, a bite and chats.
 
When: Sunday 14th February
Where: Te Raukura (Te Wharewaka), Taranaki Street Wharf, Jervios Quay, Wellington
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: $52.50 per person
RSVP: hello@wds.org.nz, 022 024 5229
Maximum 12 men! Book now!
 

Family Summer Picnic

Wellington Deaf Society is having their annual family picnic! Bring along your picnic, drinks, sun screen, togs and your spirit of fun! We will have our egg’n’spoon race, tug-o-war and sack race!
 
There will be kayaks & SUPs available – costs apply.
 
When: Saturday 30th January
Time: 11:00am onwards
Where: Days Bay Pavillion, Days Bay, Eastbourne
 
Also bring some money along if you want to go on the Kayaks/SUPS - older kids may particularly enjoy this.

You'll be able to spot us, with our bright new yellow banner
 
For more information:
Email: hello@wds.org.nz 
Text: 022 024 5229

Nelson

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 16th January
Time: 5:30pm
 
Everyone welcome.
 

BBQ

Come for a BBQ and a catch up.
 
When:  Saturday 23rd January
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Paul Quintal’s home.
 
For address details contact Rachel.
Text: 021 102 4400
 
Bring your own drinks, meat and salad to share.
 
This is a Nelson Deaf Community event and everyone is most welcome.
 

Stir It Up

Come and support those in our community who would like to learn Sign language. This is a fun and informal event and everyone is most welcome.
 
When: Saturday 13th  February 
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Upstairs at Café Affair, 295 Trafalgar St, Nelson


 
Canterbury

Deaf Aoteroa Open for 2016

Deaf Aotearoa is now open. If you need Deaf Aotearoa support, please visit the Deaf Aotearoa office in Christchurch and one of our facilitators will be there to support you.
 

Summer Picnic

When: Sunday 17th January
Where: Halswell Quarry, Oval Picnic Area 1.
Entry from Kennedy Bush Road
Carpark is on Cashmere Road
Time: 11:00am onwards
 
Fun community picnic with games and activities in the sun, come along with your family and friends.
Deaf Club will provide BBQ Sausages and Bread for lunch.
 
Please bring your own salads, fruit and drinks.
 
Make sure you bring some sunblock as well.
            
 

SCIRT World Buskers Festival 

When: 14th – 24th January
Time: 11:00am – 11.59pm
Where: Hagley Park North
Price: Free/$10-$20.
 
For over 23 years now the SCIRT World Buskers Festival has been a highlight of the summer months and the events calendar in Christchurch and this year is no different. With over 60 performers, 650 shows, the return of some old favourites and the introduction of some of the most wild and wonderful performers we could find from all over the world.
 
For more information: http://www.worldbuskersfestival.com/scirt-busker-comedy-club  
 

TEC Course – Drivers Licence

If you are interested in learning how to get your driver licence, please come into Deaf Aotearoa and talk to one of our facilitators.

Christchurch Art Gallery NZSL Tours

Christchurch Art Gallery is open once again and are resuming their quarterly NZSL tours for the Deaf community. http://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/events/tours-with-a-sign-language-interpreter
 
They are offering four tours per year on their Wednesday late nights where the gallery is open until 9:00pm.
 
Tours are 45 minutes long and cover highlights of the exhibitions on at that time. A tour every 3 months is a great way to keep up to date with our changing shows on display.
 
Dates:
Wednesday 3rd February at 7:15pm (NZSL Interpreter Nichola Robertson)
Wednesday 4th May at 7:15pm (NZSL Interpreter Phillipa Shatford)
Wednesday 3rd August at 7:15pm (NZSL Interpreter Phillipa Shatford)
Wednesday 2nd November at 7:15pm with (NZSL Interpreter Phillipa Shatford)

Otago

Happy New Year and Office Hours

Michelle and Rebecca would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! We are looking forward to a fantastic year.
 
A reminder of our office hours:
Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday by appointment only.
 
Contact Michelle – 021 471 033, Michelle.Sinclair@deaf.org.nz
Contact Rebecca – 021 276 5646 Rebecca.Aitcheson@deaf.org.nz
 

Wings and Wheels Family Open Day

The event starts at 10am with carpark gates open at 9:30am and finishes at 4pm so come along and enjoy the live music as you shop at the 30 plus market stalls and amble amongst over 600 vehicles taking you back in time from 1900 right through to the 1980's classics. A picnic area will be set up and a wide array of delicious food will be available including gluten free options. You are also welcome to bring in your own picnic.
 
When: Sunday 17th January
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: Taieri Airfield, Dukes Road North, Mosgiel
Cost: Family $25 (2 adults, 2 children), Adults $10, Children $5 (6-16 years), Under 6's free
 
More Information: www.historicmotoring.co.nz
 

Stir It Up Dates For 2016

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 the café.
A great setting for First Sign families, NZSL students, whanau and/or friends for all ages!
Where: Excelsior Cafe, 152 Princes Street, Dunedin
Time: Wednesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am
 
Dates:
10th February 2016                            10th August 2016               
9th March 2016                                  14th September 2016
13th April 2016                                   12th October 2016
11th May 2016                                    9th November 2016
8th June 2016                                      14th December 2016
13th July 2016
 

Southland

Welcome Back

Hope you all had a good holiday season and are excited for a bigger, better 2016.
Please keep in touch and share some of your ideas of things you may be interested in for 2016 year.
Rebecca will be updating information in the CommUNITY Weekly newsletter and directly with those who are on her email address book list, regarding: TEC, coffee groups, and community events.
 
If you need to update your information, please contact me at the office to arrange an appointment to get things sorted.
 
Lots of exciting things happening in 2016 – watch this space.
 

Stir It Up

Our first Stir it Up for 2016 – same place, same time.
Check out the flyer for the dates for the year.
Hard copies have been sent to most on the mailing list, but if you require a copy let Rebecca know.
 
What: Stir It Up
When: Monday 29th February 2016
Where: Pyramid Café (inside the Museum)
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
 
Please note that Coffee and Cake etc. are at your Own Costs – Hope to see you there!
 

Office Hours

Rebecca’s office hours are as usual:  Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 4:00pm
 
NOTE: Rebecca is still in the old office at this stage, please text prior to coming into the office as the doors are still locked.
 
So pre-arranged appointments are required.
 
Thanks for your patience, we will let you know ASAP when we will be moving.