CommUNITY Weekly News

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National

REMINDER - Have You Voted?

For your vote to count, it MUST be received by the Chief Executive of Deaf Aotearoa Inc. by 12 noon on Friday 11th November 2016.

Remember - you must vote using the GREEN voting form.

Here are some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about voting and the AGM:

1.  I have received AGM papers in both email and mail, why?

This year we sent all members an electronic and hard copy of our AGM papers, to make sure as many members as possible receive this information.

2.  I haven't received papers in my email, why?

Emails were sent to all members.  Please check your email Junk/Spam folders.  Email sent on 20/10/16.  Please also check you have given Deaf Aotearoa your correct/new email address.  Update your membership details at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DeafAotearoaMembership or email national@deaf.org.nz 

3.  The voting paper doesn't look safe, easy to photocopy, possible fraud?

The new 'Members' Voting Paper' has a new title, is on green paper and has a unique number, so no fraud possible.

4.  Are the elections meant to be missing from the AGM Agenda?

The reason that 'Board Elections' is not on the Agenda is that all votes must be received and counted (with an independent person present) before the AGM.  The new Executive Board will be announced at the AGM.

5.  When can we expect to receive the annual and finance reports?

The Deaf Aotearoa Annual Report, including financial statements, will be available to members before the AGM and at the AGM.

6.  Proxy form not in AGM papers, why?

Proxy forms are needed to vote on remits at the AGM.  This year no remits were received.  A remit is a proposed change to the constitution.  There is nothing on the AGM Agenda for members to vote on.  So no proxy forms needed.

7.  Can I use email voting paper or do I need to use paper copy voting paper?

You can choose to vote on paper or email.  Up to you.  Must use GREEN 'Member's Voting Paper'.  If email voting, email to Becky, becky.hadfield@deaf.org.nz 

NZSL version of this information will be made available on Monday October 31st.
 

Job Vacancy - First Signs Team Leader



Under the direction of the General Manager – Services, manage the day to day operations of the First Signs service to ensure that services are provided without delay to the Deaf community. 

This role can be based in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington or Christchurch.

For more information and to apply, go to:

https://www.seek.co.nz/Job/32138898?_ga=1.264131272.513808476.1438214690

WFD Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf Children

The WFD is an international non-governmental organisation which promotes the human rights of deaf people worldwide.
 
An important part of their work is the promotion of the rights of deaf people, including deaf-blind people and deaf people with disabilities, to an education in their native indigenous sign language(s). The need for natural language acquisition in sign language is crucial for all deaf people.
 
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) commits governments to recognising the importance of sign languages and promoting their use.
 
The UN CRPD also entitles deaf people, on an equal basis with others, to recognition and support of their specific cultural and linguistic identity, including sign languages and deaf culture. Being allowed to develop their cultural and linguistic identities – including in educational settings – is a key right of deaf children.
 
Click below link for more information:
https://wfdeaf.org/…/wfd-position-paper-language-rights-dea…
 

Deaf Aotearoa Internship Programme 2017



This is an amazing opportunity – be sure to check it out! 

About this position: Youth Intern 

The position is for 30 hours a week, on a one year fixed term.
 
The candidate must be a school leaver with a “can do attitude” who is willing to learn all aspects of Deaf Aotearoa’s services and work with different teams across the organisation.
 
They will report to and work closely with the Youth Service Team Leader, as well as delivering the Youth Service and offering support to other service teams.
 
The candidate will be enrolled to study the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Well-Being as part of the intern programme, as well as a wide range of internal training.
 
The candidate must be willing to learn New Zealand Sign Language.
 
Applications close on Friday 18th November 2016.
 
For a full position description, please check the link on the flyer.
 
Please submit your CV and cover letter to Jake LaBerge (details on the flyer).
You are also welcome to make a video of yourself with an introduction and brief background about yourself.
 
Good luck!
 

Shirley McKenzie Scholarship 2016



Applications for the Shirley McKenzie Scholarships are now welcome!

Click below to view NZSL videos and download the application form. 
http://deaf.org.nz/services/scholarship

 

Interpreter Standards Project



 

 

Northland

Fireworks Spectacular – Toll Stadium



Where: Toll Stadium
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: Gates open 6pm
Cost: $10 Single
          $25 Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children, OR 1 Adult + 3 Children)
           Cash Only
If Raining: Postpone Sunday 6th November
 
Come along and watch fantastic fireworks display by Whangarei Lions Club.
 
No alcohol or personal fireworks allowed in the grounds.
 

Attitude - They Want To Hear From You



Do you have a funny disability situation you would like to share?
Or is there a disability issue you think needs more attention?
Or perhaps you have some tips for other parents raising kids with disabilities.
 
Attitude would love to share your story in a written blog on the Attitude website and will share it with their growing online community!
 
Submit a blog post below:
https://attitudelive.typeform.com/to/d9Dthd
 

Auckland

Job Vacancy - First Signs Team Leader



Under the direction of the General Manager – Services, manage the day to day operations of the First Signs service to ensure that services are provided without delay to the Deaf community. 

This role can be based in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington or Christchurch.

For more information and to apply, go to:

https://www.seek.co.nz/Job/32138898?_ga=1.264131272.513808476.1438214690
 

 

NZSLTA Mini Conference and Fun Quiz



Where: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, 3 Archibald Road, Auckland
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: 8.00am – 10.00pm
Cost: Current NZSLTA Member - $20
          Non-member - $25
Please fill out the registration form and pay by Friday 28th October.
 
These workshops are available only to fluent NZSL users.
 
Please see the timetable on the right for more information
 
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1151011421659403/
Fun Quiz event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/987679944677052/

CANCELLED - Relationship Health for Women Workshop

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. 

Please check the newsletter each week for any new updates.

Deaf Interpreters NZ – Quiz Night and Auction!



Where: RSA, 1136 Great North Road, Point Chevalier 
When: Saturday, 12th November
Time: 6.30pm till late
Tickets: $10 per person (teams of 4 people)
 
For more information please contact Roger.
Email: roger.wyrill@gmail.com



 

South Auckland

Job Vacancy - First Signs Team Leader



Under the direction of the General Manager – Services, manage the day to day operations of the First Signs service to ensure that services are provided without delay to the Deaf community. 

This role can be based in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington or Christchurch.

For more information and to apply, go to:

https://www.seek.co.nz/Job/32138898?_ga=1.264131272.513808476.1438214690

 

Make Your Home Fire-Safe Workshop



Where: Deaf Aotearoa South Auckland Office, Level 1, Westfield Mall, Manukau, Auckland
When: Saturday 5th November 2016
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
 
This workshop will be presented by Phil Faidley, Fire Officer.

  • Where fires start in homes, and why they start.
  • How to avoid a fire starting.
  • What to do if there is a fire - smoke alarms, escape plans, meeting places.
  • TXT111, alarms for deaf people, fire safety in public places, fire safety for children.

 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Natasha Cloete.
Email: natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 517 849

 

Waikato

Job Vacancy - First Signs Team Leader



Under the direction of the General Manager – Services, manage the day to day operations of the First Signs service to ensure that services are provided without delay to the Deaf community. 

This role can be based in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington or Christchurch.

For more information and to apply, go to:

https://www.seek.co.nz/Job/32138898?_ga=1.264131272.513808476.1438214690

 

Sunday Day Craft

Where: 41A Bouverie Crescent, Hamilton
When: Sunday 30th October
Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
 
Bring your unfinished projects (crafts, knitting, crochet etc.) and get some work done.
 
Bring your fitted sheets and you will be shown how to fold fitted sheets
  
Hot drinks and slices provided.
 
Contact Karyn for more information.
Email: pala.one@hotmail.com

Maori Art Work Shops for Waikato Deaf Community



Learn about Maori Art painting; patterns, designs, technique and styles of Maori painting. Also learn about Ta Moko (tattoo) and wood carving.
 
Maori Art tutors, Arama Davis and Danial Ormsby will work with you to create your own painting.
 
Where: ‘House of many colours’ (red shed), 718 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo.
When: Sunday 6th November
            Sunday 13th November
            Sunday 4th December
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: Free
 
Check out the website: http://www.karamaha.com/
 
If you are interested in going to the free workshops, contact Kayte Shaw.
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 517 791 (text or call)

Stir It Up



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! 
 
When: Tuesday 12th October 
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am 
Where: Café Agora, 13B Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton 
 
For more information contact Marissa Lessing. 
Email: marissa.lessing@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 516 399

Trees at The Meteor 2017

Come and create a Christmas tree for the ‘Trees at the Meteor’ competition. All welcome, just bring your ideas and creativity!
 
Second planning meeting: 
Where: Waikato Deaf Aotearoa Office
When: Monday 31st October
Time: 10.00am  
 
Competition when: Thursday 15th – Tuesday 20th December
Where: Meteor Theatre Hamilton, Corner of Victoria street and Anzac Parade
Deadline for entry: Thursday  8th December, 2016
Website: http://www.treesatmeteor.co.nz/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/treesatthemeteor/
 
2017 categories:
Trees of Awesomeness: Trees can be make of anything, just make it awesome!
Minitree: No more than 20cm high.
12 Trees of Christmas Challenge: You are given a list of 12 things you must make the tree from. 100cm high x 60cm wide
 
If you are interested in creating something with others from the Waikato Deaf Community contact Joanne or Kayte.
 
Joanne Klaver
Email: joanneklaver@hotmail.com
Text: 021 1859 354
 
Kayte Shaw
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 517 791

Workplace Health and Safety Certification



Where: Vision College, Main Reception Cnr Peachgrove & Ruakura Rds, Hamilton East
When: Thursday 1st December 2016
Time: 8.45am – 4.30pm
Cost: Free – NZSL Interpreters and refreshments provided
Bring: Your own lunch
 
This course provides an understanding of the legal requirements for Health and Safety in the workplace and a safe work ethic.
 
It covers: 
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Employee Participation Scheme
  • Training requirements
  • Hazard Identification and Management
If you pass the course:
  • You can add it to your CV to show you have knowledge of how to be safe at work
If you have an NZQA number, let us know so you can have these credits registered: 497; demonstrate knowledge of workplace Health and Safety requirements (level 1, credit 3).

Everyone is welcome - it doesn’t matter if you are working or looking for work.

If you are working but interested in this course, please check with your employer if you can attend as part of professional development.

Please note: minimum 5 people required, so book before Tuesday 22nd November 2016.
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Miiria Storey:
Email: miiria.storey@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 792 369

 
Bay of Plenty

Stir It Up



Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: Free – tea/coffee provided
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to learn and/or experience New Zealand Sign Language for FREE.
 
Come along and attend our monthly casual gathering.
 
A great setting for First sign families, whanau and/or friends of all ages. All welcome – Deaf, Hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations. Everybody welcome!
 
If you need more information or want to RSVP, please contact Sue Lessing.
Email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 920 675 

Employment



Do you need support in your workplace?
Support in communicating with work mates or boss?
Not sure of your rights around holidays, sick pay or entitlements?
Health and Safety issues?  Funding for interpreters for staff meetings?  
 
For any work related issues Deaf Aotearoa Employment Service is available for you and your boss in the Bay of Plenty area.
 
Please contact Colina for more information,
Email: colina.hoye@deaf.org.nz
Text:  021 923 131
 

Port of Tauranga – Cruise Ships



It’s this time of the year, the cruising season starts. There will be about 80 cruise ships visiting the Port of Tauranga. They come from Australia, the Pacific Islands, North America and Europe.
 
Click on the link for the timetable of cruises arriving and departing: http://www.port-tauranga.co.nz/cargo-and-shipping/cruise-schedules/
 
Pilots Bay is a great place for families / friends to take a picnic, let the kids have a swim / play and watch the ship cruise out of the harbor and the sun setting.
You can also watch the arrival of the cruise in the early morning.

 

Taranaki

Taranaki Deaf Youth

Where: Mayfair restaurant, 67-73 Devon Street West, New Plymouth 
When: Sunday 6th November
Time: 1.00pm
 
Come along and have a catch up with your Deaf friends or meet someone new. 
 
Madi will buy a pizza and fries for all to share.
 
You must pay for your own drinks.
 
RSVP by Friday 4th November. Please email Madi or send her a Facebook message.
Email: madisondavy@hotmail.com

Family Art at the Govett-Brewster

Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
When: Sunday 6th November
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Gallery Administration Office
Website: http://www.govettbrewster.com
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: mail@govettbrewster.com
 
Drop-in interactive art-making sessions for the whole family.

Call in on Sunday afternoons for free, family-friendly, hands-on, art making activities inspired by our exhibitions.

Stir It Up

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Where: WITT cafeteria, 20 Bell Street
When: Monday 7th November 2016
Time: Noon – 1.30pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Niki Jenkinson
Phone: 021 556 989
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
 
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.

All welcome - Deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations. Everybody welcome!
 
Click on this link for map to WITT http://www.newplymouthnz.com/Residents/Attractions-and-Recreation/Events-Calendar/6926_Stir-It-Up-Cafe

Positively Deaf – Raising Awareness Workshop



Where: Taranaki Disability Information Centre, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Cost:  Free – NZSL interpreters and refreshments provided.
 
What is Deaf culture?  How do you communicate with Deaf/hard of Hearing people? Have you wondered how Deaf people overcome barriers in their everyday lives?
 
Meet some Deaf people, become more Deaf aware and gain a valuable insight into Deaf culture.
 
This fun workshop gives you the opportunity to learn alongside Deaf people.  This will broaden your understanding and improve your awareness of the Deaf community.
 
This is a great opportunity to ‘open the door, look and see!’
 
For more information or to enrol in this course please contact Lisa Masters.
Email: lisa.masters@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 518 070
 

Maryanne Frechtling Talks About Age Concern Outings & Activities

“I enjoy going out with Age Concern as a group.  We talk about what’s happening in our community, we listen to speakers.  ‘Warm up Wednesday’ is where we sing and play instruments, win prizes, go on monthly outings.  I have a lot of fun and everyone participates.
 
On Thursday there is a drop in café at Age Concern premises from 10.00am-12noon.  This is a social morning for coffee, conversation and company.”

Hawkes Bay

Village Street Carnival 2016



Where:
 Havelock North Village, 12 Napier Road, Havelock North
When: Saturday 29th October
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Entry: Free
 
For another year Havelock North will deliver the best family day out that Hawke’s Bay has ever seen, chock full of events that the whole family will enjoy.

Stir It Up - Hastings



Where: McDonalds Hastings, 626 Heretaunga Street West, St Leonards, Hastings 4120
When: Monday 31st October 2016, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
            Monday 12th December 2016, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to learn and/or experience New Zealand Sign Language for FREE.
 
Come along and attend our monthly casual gathering.
 
A great setting for First sign families, whanau and/or friends of all ages. All welcome – Deaf, Hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations. Everybody welcome!

Hastings Christian School Big Market Day



Where: Hastings Christian School, Copeland Road, Hastings
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: 10.00am
Restrictions: All Ages
Entry: Free

Megawalk for CanTeen

Where: Mitre 10 Mega, 180 Prebensen Dr, Napier
When: Sunday 6th November
Time: 7.30am – 1.00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Website: https://www.mitre10.co.nz/local/MegaHB/MEGAWALK/
Cost: Adult 16+: $20.00
          Child 5 -15: $10.00
          Senior 65+: $10.00
          Family (2 adult & 2 children: $40.00
          Teams 4 members: $60.00
          Under 5s: $0.00
          Bus Pass: $3.00
Buy Tickets: 06 833 8100 - Additional fees may apply.
 
This is a social event now in its 9th year, designed to get people out for a walk along the Rotary Pathway. There are 4 events to cater to all fitness levels and physical abilities.
 
All proceeds raised go to CanTeen and are put towards the wonderful activities and camps they provide for their members.
 
These funds have gone into the vital services that CanTeen offers young people living with cancer and their families.

Manawatu

New Staff at Deaf Aotearoa Palmerston North



Deaf Aotearoa would like to warmly welcome Candice David who will be working in the Palmerston North Office.  Candice will be working part time as Facilitator.

Candice has previously worked in NZSL Tutor roles for both Van Asch Deaf Education Centre and Deaf Aotearoa.

Please make her feel welcome when you come and visit our office, introduce yourself and become familiar with each other. 
 
Candice has introduced herself in the video and looks forward to meeting with you all.
 

NZSL Family Camp 



Where: El Rancho, Waikanae Beach 
When: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November
Cost: Free
Register online: www.nzslbubstots.co.nz
 
Deadline: Tuesday 25th October 2016.
 
Any questions, please email: nzslplaygroup@gmal.com

 

Wellington

Job Vacancy - First Signs Team Leader



Under the direction of the General Manager – Services, manage the day to day operations of the First Signs service to ensure that services are provided without delay to the Deaf community. 

This role can be based in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington or Christchurch.

For more information and to apply, go to:

https://www.seek.co.nz/Job/32138898?_ga=1.264131272.513808476.1438214690

 

Pub Gathering - Wellington Deaf Society



Where: Supply Room, 105 Mana Esplanade, Mana
When: Friday 28th October
Time: 7.00pm
 
Wellington Deaf Society is having their regular Friday Pub Gathering.
 
All welcome to have a chat and have a drink together.
 
Have a look at their website and Facebook page for more information and to keep updated.
Website: http://www.wds.org.nz/
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/wgtndeaf/
 

Sky Show Fireworks 2016



Where: Wellington Waterfront
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: 9.00pm – 9.20pm 
 
Every year, Wellington's Sky Show lights the sky over Wellington harbour in a spectacular fireworks display to mark Guy Fawkes Night.
 
This is organised by the Council, has been done every year since 1995.
 
This is a popular event, so walk, bike or catch public transport (bus, train) into town early to grab a good spot.
 
If the weather outlook is not good, the postponement day is Sunday 6th November, 9.00pm - 9:20pm.
 
For updates please check their website or Facebook page.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wellingtoncitycouncil/events/ 
Website: Wellington City Council
 

Wellington Deaf Society Christmas Party 2016



Where: Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road, Ngaio
When: Saturday 10th December
Time: 6.00pm onwards, dinner will be served at 7pm
Costs: WDS Members $35
             Non WDS Members $40
             Children (5-14) $15
             Under 5 Free
BYO drinks
 
Wellington Deaf Society is having a Christmas Party, so let’s get together for dinner!
 
Children are welcome to join too!
 
If you wish to join please contact WDS by Friday 2nd December.
Please include any dietary requirements.
Email: events@wds.org.nz
 
If you remember at the old WDS clubroom at Marion Street, they had their famous spit roast buffet dinners where people piled food on their plates – this will be happening again this year.
  
If you do not wish to come for dinner, they will have a $10 door entry after 9.00pm. This will close at 11.00pm.
 
This will be the last WDS event for the year.

Nelson

Stir It Up

Where: Upstairs at Café Affair, 295 Trafalgar St, Nelson
When Saturday 12th November
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
 
This is a fantastic and fun opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and /or learn New Zealand Sign Language.
 
Everyone is welcome – Deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations.
 
For more information please contact Ali Kimberley.
Email:  Alison.kimberley@deaf.org.nz
Mobile:  021 518 331

Canterbury

Job Vacancy - First Signs Team Leader



Under the direction of the General Manager – Services, manage the day to day operations of the First Signs service to ensure that services are provided without delay to the Deaf community. 

This role can be based in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington or Christchurch.

For more information and to apply, go to:

https://www.seek.co.nz/Job/32138898?_ga=1.264131272.513808476.1438214690


 

Deaf Aotearoa Christchurch Office Closure



Deaf Aotearoa will be closed on Friday 11th November due to Christchurch Show Day. 
 
Deaf Aotearoa will reopen on the Monday 14th November.
 

2016 Bus to A&P Show Service



When: Thursday 10th – Friday 11th November
 
There will be a Red Bus special service running from the Bus Interchange to the A&P Showgrounds.
 
Cost: Each way - $5.00 adult, $3.00 child
Cash payment by Metrocard will be accepted (normal discount does not apply).
No transfers included.
 
Timetable:
Thursday 10th November
Departs from the Bus Interchange (Platform A) - every hour from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Returns from the Show - every hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm
 
Friday 12th November
Departs from the Bus Interchange (Platform A) - every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
Returns from the Show - every 30 minutes from 10.00am to 4.30pm
 

Employment



Are you looking for work?
Do you have a job but you need more support?
 
If you would like support, please contact Jared or visit Deaf Aotearoa Canterbury office.
Email: jared.flitcroft@deaf.org.nz 
 

Plunket and Family Planning Workshops



Plunket and Family Planning are doing an 8 week course on family care and women’s health. 
 
These workshops range from family preparation to how keep an “open and honest” relationship your kids. 

Please see flyer for all dates and times.
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Debra Jamieson.
Email: debra.jamieson@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 324 828

Otago

South Dunedin Street Festival



Where: King Edward Street, South Dunedin
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Contact: southdunedinstreetfestival@gmail.com
 
Gather family, friends and residents together to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment while celebrating South Dunedin.
 

Blueskin Community Market



Where: Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati, Blueskin Bay, Dunedin
When: Sunday 6th November 2016
            Sunday 4th December 2016
Time: 11.00am
 
Blueskin Community Market is held in and around the Art Gallery in Waitati – a 15 minute drive north from Dunedin city.
 
They have many stalls including organic produce, crafts, clothing, jams and pickles, car-boot, coffee, Indian food, and honey.
 
Waitati is a great destination for a day trip - shopping and lunch at the market followed by a visit to the art gallery (which is always open during market days), Blueskin Nurseries and a walk on Doctors Point beach.
 
You can also hire an electric bike from the gallery to explore the village, or cycle up to the Eco sanctuary. 

Plant Sale and Open Day





Where: Otago Polytechnic, Forth Street, Dunedin
When: Saturday 19th November
Time:  10.00am – 3.00pm               
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Website: Excite, Otago Polytechnic
 
It’s time to turn green for spring!
 
Enjoy a weekend plant shopping at the Plant Sale, which will be held rain or shine.
 
There will be a sausage sizzle and giveaways, so please join in.

The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show





Where: Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
When: Saturday 5th November, 10.00am – 7.00pm
            Sunday 6th November, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Adult - $10.00
          Gold Card - $5.
You can buy tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/The-Great-Kiwi-Home-Living-tickets/artist/2290913?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name
 
NOTE: Ticket prices increase to $15 on the door for adults.
 
For more information: https://www.odt.co.nz/the-great-kiwi-home-and-living-show  
 

Employment Service



Are you looking for work?
Do you have a job but you need more support?
 
If you would like support with finding work or require support with the job you have, please contact Rebecca or visit Deaf Aotearoa Otago office.
Email: Rebecca.Aitcheson@deaf.org.nz 

Southland

Cornerstone Church Carnival 

Where: The Hub, 9 Tay Street, Invercargill
When: Saturday 29th October
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Costs: FREE
 
Activities available – lazer tag, face painting, free food, battle arenas, under 5 playground, music, bouncy castles and more!
 

Stir It Up

Where: Deaf Aotearoa Office, 172 Queens Drive, Invercargill.
When: Monday 31st October
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
 
A fantastic opportunity for all to experience or/learn NZSL for FREE!
All welcome!!
Check out the flyer for all the dates and information etc.\



 

Raising Awareness - Deaf Perspective Workshop

WhereDeaf Aotearoa Office, 172 Queens Drive, Invercargill 
When: Monday 31st October 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
             Monday 14th November 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
             Monday 28th November 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
 
Thank you to those who came along for the first night – was a great turn out!

What is Deaf culture? How do you communicate with Deaf/Hard of Hearing people? Have you wondered how Deaf people overcome barriers in their everyday lives?
 
Meet some Deaf people, become more Deaf aware and gain a valuable insight into Deaf culture. This fun workshop gives you the opportunity to learn alongside Deaf people. This will broaden your understanding and improve your awareness of the Deaf community.
 
This is a great opportunity to 'open the door, look and see!' Everyone is welcome! 
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Rebecca Petre.
Email: rebecca.petre@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 554 905