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National

Deaf Aotearoa Membership

Are you a member of Deaf Aotearoa?
Not sure if you are a member?
Maybe your address / email has changed?
 
If you want to be a member of Deaf Aotearoa, please fill out Membership form, MEMBERSHIP IS FREE:

 
Deaf Aotearoa AGM and Executive Board Elections soon! We do not want you to miss out on information. Your say is important! 
 
To make sure you get 2016 AGM papers/information, you must give us completed Membership form by WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST.

Caption Movies Email List

Want to know which upcoming movies will have captions in your area?
 
Subscribe to the CANZ e-mailing list. Send your name and email address to subscribe@captionmovies.co.nz
 
Website: http://www.captionmovies.co.nz/

Northland

New Workshop to Discuss Draft Disability Strategy

When: Thursday 11th August
Where: Forum North Conference Centre
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
 
There will be workshops around the country, and everyone is welcome. NZSL interpreters will be provided.
 
Join the Conversation are developing a new disability strategy for New Zealand that will guide the direction of government agencies on disability issues for the next 10 years.
Their first phase of the conversation with Kiwis on building a new disability strategy was a great success.
 
They listened carefully to what disabled people said was most important to them and have drafted a new strategy, and are now holding a fresh conversation until 21st August 2016 to find out if the draft strategy is on the right track.
 
You can register for a workshop in your region by visiting the Workshops page.
 
If you can’t make it to a workshop or there isn’t one near where you live, you can still provide your feedback on the draft strategy via an online survey, uploading a video or sending us an email. Visit the Survey page.
 
You can subscribe to the eNewsletter here: http://jointheconversation.nz/contact/subscribe/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nzofficefordisabilityissues/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nz_odi

Hearing Dogs NZ Need Recipients

Hearing Dogs NZ has been providing Deaf and hard of hearing people with hearing dogs since 1998.
 
Hearing dogs are alert 24/7 and are specially trained to respond to smoke alarms, door knocks, alarm clocks, text messages, baby monitors and many more sounds.
 
Because of their unique and important job, Hearing Dogs are legally allowed into any public place or public vehicle with their handler. This includes: restaurants, doctors, dentists, shops, beaches, cinemas, hotel, buses, ferries, domestic and international flights, ships, taxis, trains, etc.
 
Hearing Dogs will give you

  • Enhanced self-confidence, self -esteem and sense of well-being
  • Companionship
  • Greater independence
  • Increased security
  • Reduced stress
  • Social interaction
  • New interest and responsibilities
  • Moderate, regular exercise

 
All recipients must fit and accept the criteria for owning a hearing dog.
If you are interested, visit http://www.hearingdogs.org.nz for more information and how to apply.

Auckland

Computers & Smartphones Workshop

Learn how to use computers and smartphones like a pro – this course will cover things like emails, MS office software, social media and Skype over three classes.
 
Where: Avondale Library, 93 Rosebank Road, Auckland
Meet at Deaf Aotearoa Auckland Office (1836-1848 Great North Road,
Avondale, Auckland) at 9.30am. We will then walk across to Avondale
Library at 10.00am.
When: 11th August, 18th August and 25th August
Three Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.00am
Cost: FREE - NZSL Interpreters provided
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Tom O’Neill.
Email: tom.oneill@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 540 448

Auckland Art Gallery Events

Interpreted Building Tour
When: Saturday 6th August
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: FREE – Just turn up


 
Interpreted Family Activities 
When: Saturday 6th August
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: FREE – Just turn up


 
Interpreted Curators Talk
When: Sunday 7th August
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: FREE – Just turn up


 
Interpreted Studio Workshop
When: Sunday 7th August
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Cost: $15 + $1 admin fee – Please book through Eventfinda 

South Auckland

Student (learning) Councillor in NZSL



Parenting Workshop - Building Awesome Whanau

Building Awesome Whanau is packed full of great ideas, positive stories and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whanau. This toolbox is six sessions over six weeks for parents of 0-12 year olds. Deaf parents or parents of Deaf children are welcome.
 
Limka Groenewald will be presenting this workshop. You will receive a workbook.
Please enrol and pay by Friday 22nd July 2016.
 
Where: Friendship House, Te Maunga Room
             Level 2, 20 Putney Way, Manukau City
When: 3rd August – 14th September – Every Wednesday for six weeks
Cost: $25 per person (normally $75)
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Limka Groenewald:
Email: limka.groenewald@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 517 587

Working With Interpreters

Do you want to know about working with interpreters?  Your rights when working with interpreters?  Who funds what? 
 
Come along to this workshop to understand how our new booking system works.
This workshop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People will be presented by Kellye Bensley and Alan Wendt.
 
Where: Deaf Aotearoa South Auckland office
When: Wednesday 24th August
Time: 11.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: Free - Refreshments will be provided
 
For more information or to enrol, please contact Natasha.
Email: natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 517 849

Waikato

Free Basic Excel Workshop

Free how to Microsoft Excel course for budgeting.
 
When: Tuesday 16th August
Time: 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Where: Wintec Hamilton City Campus, Room number DLG.27
Cost: FREE
Meet where: Café Mavis and Co (Mavis made to order) on Nisbett street opposite Ward Street Warehouse at 2:40pm.
 
Limited spaces so sign up before Monday 8th August.
 
For more info or to book please contact Nisha Appanna.
Email: Nisha.appanna@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 516 399


 

Stir It Up

A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and learn new Zealand Sign Language for free.
 
All Welcome.  Deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations; everybody.
 
Coffee and tea provided. 
 
When: Tuesday 9th August 
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm 
Cost:  Free 
Where: Deaf Aotearoa Waikato, Federated Farmers Building, Level 4, 169 London Street, Hamilton 
 
For more information contact Marissa. 
Email: marissa.lessing@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 516 399 
 

Workshops with NZSL Interpreters Provided

Mark your calendar for these upcoming workshops with NZSL interpreters provided.
This is a great opportunity for you to attend and learn new skills. 
 

Self Defence for Women
When: Saturday 20th August,
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: Free






 
Parenting Toolbox Course: Building Awesome Whanau
When: Tuesdays starting 13th September for 6 weeks
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $25 per person
 


For more information and to enrol contact Marissa Lessing
Email: Marissa.lessing@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 516 399
 

First Aid Workshop 

This workshop will offer:
  • Skills to help someone in a medical emergency.
  • Skills to add to your CV.
If you already have a first aid certificate but it has expired because it is older than 2 years, you are welcome to attend this workshop.  
 
Only 6 spaces available!
 
When:  Monday 12th September 
Where: 82 Naylor Street, Hamilton East  
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm 
Cost: Free (Normally $165.00) 
 
Morning and afternoon tea provided, but please bring own lunch. 
   
For more information or to enrol please contact Marissa Lessing before 24th August
Email: Marissa.Lessing@deaf.org.nz  
Text: 021 516 399
 
Bay of Plenty

HMNZS Te Mana Charter Parade



When:
Saturday 30th July
Time: 11.00am
Where: Downtown Tauranga
Start: Waterfront, to Wharf Street to Library in Willow St, Tauranga
Admission: Free
 
Come see the Ship's Company of HMNZS Te Mana exercise her charter with Tauranga City.
 
HMNZS Te Mana is a frigate of the Royal New Zealand Navy. The Navy is celebrating her 75th birthday in 2016.
 
Drums will be beating, bayonets fixed, swords drawn and colours flying. Over 100 sailors will march from Tauranga's waterfront, up Wharf Street and form up outside Council Officers on Willow Street.

Careers And Business Expo



Where: 
ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Baypark, Tauranga
When: Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August
Time: 9:00am till 3:00pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Colina Hoye
                 Email: colina.hoye@deaf.org.nz
                 Text: 021 923 131
Get inspired. Get proactive. Get involved. This is the event you need to attend to help shape your future.
 
This is the expo with many varied, exciting career and training opportunities.

This is for anyone of all ages to attend. Please contact Colina Hoye if you are keen to attend and she will book a NZSL interpreter for the Friday session only from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Play in the Bay

Where: REAP House, 21 Pyne street,Whakatane
When: Thursday 4th August
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Cost: Free
 
NZSL interpreter provided
 
Looking to keep fit, find a new hobby, or just want to get into shape?
Play in the Bay can show you what is available in the Bay, whether it’s walking, cycling, running, sailing, or many other activities.
 
Join Sport Bay of Plenty to find out what is on your back door step and how you can join in.
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Colina Hoye.
Email: colina.hoye@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 923 131

Deaf Technology Workshops

For more information or to enrol, please contact Colina Hoye.
Email: colina.hoye@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 641 996


Deaf Hauroa Workshops

Come and learn about illnesses and diseases that can affect everyday people. What can you do to improve your health and wellbeing?
Do you know someone who suffers from diabetes or epilepsy, a parent or partner with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?
 
Find out where you can get support so you don’t have to suffer alone.

For more information or to enrol, please contact Colina Hoye.
Email: colina.hoye@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 641 996

Taranaki

Working with Interpreters Workshop

Do you want to know about working with interpreters?  Your rights when working with intrpreters?  Who funds what?
 
Then come along to this workshop to understand how our new booking system works.  This workshop for Deaf people will be presented by Kellye Bensley and Alan Wendt.
 
Where: Taranaki Board Room, BNZ, Level 1, 13-15 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
When: Tuesday 9th August
Cost: FREE – refreshment will be provided.

Mitre 10 MEGA Ladies Night

When: Thursday 11th August
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: Mitre 10 MEGA, 5 Vickers Road, Waiwakaiho, New Plymouth, New Plymouth
Cost: $5 tickets

Mitre 10 MEGA is taking ladies DIY to a whole new level! Join in an evening of inspiration, education and entertainment in-store!

Over 35 suppliers attend with a range of stalls/products and Mitre 10 staff will do various demonstrations.
 
Special guest Lynda Hallinan is booked in! She is a gardening legend and a foodie who runs Foggydale Farm in the Hunua Ranges.
 
Each ticket holder gets a glass of bubbly, nibbles and a goodie bag. All ticket sales go to two local charities: Taranaki Neonatal Trust and Taranaki Women's Refuge. They also do an SPCA food collection so feel free to bring along a can of pet food on the night. 

Get your tickets NOW (limited numbers).

Where can you buy them?
In store at Mitre 10 - 10 St Aubyn Street
In store at Mitre 10 MEGA - in the Valley
Call to book - 06 759 4399
 
Click on link for more information: https://www.mitre10.co.nz/local/MegaNewPlymouth/

Stir It Up Café

Where: WITT, 20 Bell Street, New Plymouth
When:  Monday 1st August
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and learn new Zealand Sign Language for free.
 
All Welcome.  Deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations; everybody.
 
For more information please contact Niki.
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 556 989
Visit: Deaf Aotearoa, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth 4310

Justice of the Peace Service Desks in Taranaki

Puke Ariki
When: Saturday 30th July
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm
Location: Level 1, Puke Ariki Library, New Plymouth
 
Inglewood
When: Monday 1st August
Time: 10.00am - 12.pm
Location: Inglewood Library, Inglewood
 
Puke Ariki
When: Saturday 6th August
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm
Location: Level 1, Puke Ariki Library, New Plymouth

Inglewood
When: Monday 8th August
Time: 10.00am - 12.pm
Location: Inglewood Library, Inglewood
 
Puke Ariki
When: Tuesday 9th August
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm
Location: Level 1, Puke Ariki Library, New Plymouth


Puke Ariki
When: Wednesday 10th August
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Location: Level 1, Puke Ariki Library, New Plymouth
 
Bell Block
When: Wednesday 10th August
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm
Location: Bell Block Library, Bell Block
 
Puke Ariki
When: Saturday 13th August
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm
Location: Level 1, Puke Ariki Library, New Plymouth
 
Do you need to have your signature witnessed, make a declaration, swear an affidavit or affirmation, or have originals or copies certified? A Justice of the Peace will be on hand to help.
 
Cost: Free
Contact: Puke Ariki Front Desk
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: enquiries@npdc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.pukeariki.com
 

Hawkes Bay

Employment and Online Services Workshop Update


Contact: Kat Puna – Email: katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or Text:  021 920 023
                 Lee Bullivant – Email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 459 005
 
The second employment and online services workshop on Wednesday with yet another great turnout.

Lee and Kat covered interview questions and answers and a great discussion period with participants who shared their experiences.

A big thank you to the Deaf community for your support.

Deaf Aotearoa Services

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Level 5, 215 Railway Avenue, Tower Building, Hastings
When: Monday – Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm. Thursday and Friday by appointment only.
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna (Email: katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 920 023)
                 Lee Bullivant (Email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 459 005) 

Come in and see Kat or Lee for more information about our services and how they can help you.

Deaf Employee Receives Award – ‘Hawke’s Bay Taupo & Eastland Toyota Staff Award

Where: Hawke’s Bay
When: Saturday 16th July
 
With great pleasure we would like to announce and congratulate Darren Dunstan on receiving ‘Groomer of the year’ award.
 
Darren has worked for Hawke’s Bay Toyota for 10 years - what a great milestone.
This is an outstanding achievement and a great example for the Deaf community.
 
Through your hard work, attention to detail and commitment you have received this award which acknowledges your great work ethic.
 
Thank you Hawke’s Bay Toyota for the photo.

Manawatu

Manawatu Deaf Society

Manawatu Deaf Society clubrooms will be closed tonight (Friday 29th July). It will be open again next Friday 5th August at 7.30pm.
 
For those of you going out to celebrate MDS 54th Anniversary dinner tomorrow, have an enjoyable evening. After the dinner, you are most welcome to join with the others to watch the rugby at the Manawatu Deaf Society clubrooms at 7.00pm.


 

Passing of Susan Evelyn

Susan Evelyn passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday 26th July. Aged 71, she was the cherished wife of the late Mick, and much loved mother and mother in-in-law of Ruth and Mark, Jonathan and Suzanne, Rachel, and David.
 
Friends are invited to attend the service for Sue at the Fielding Funeral Chapel.
Address: 282 Kimbolton Rd, Feilding
When: Monday 1st August
Time: 2.00pm
 

NZSL Interpreted Workshops

A reminder to those who have filled out the TEC Enrolment form for your interest in Deaf Hauora and Deaf Technology workshops – the dates and times are below.
 
Apple Smart Device
Where: Noel Leeming, 245 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North
When: Wednesday 3rd August
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm







 
Common Types of Cancer
Where: Cancer Society, 504 Featherston Street, Palmerston North
When: Thursday 4th August
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
 
Spaces are filling up fast! See you there.


 

Manawatu Gorge Steam Excursion



Interested in going for a train ride through the Manawatu Gorge?
 
Where: Palmerston North Railway Station, Matthew Ave, Palmerston North
When: Sunday 7 August
Time: 9.00am – 1.40pm
Cost: $65 for Adult, $40 for child.
Email enquiries: rod@steamrail.org.nz
 
Fielding Steam Rail invites you to a leisurely trip through the Manawatu Gorge to Woodville and back.
 
The train will consist of our own four red 1940 vintage carriages and 1927 Wab794 ex-NZR Steam Locomotive that have been restored at our base in Fielding.
 
The train will depart from Fielding and travel to Palmerston North to pick up more passengers. Our locomotive will swap ends for the run through to Woodville.
 
The Manawatu Gorge Railway line has two tunnels and offers a view of the State Highway showing it clinging to the cliff and bridged by many small bridges.
 
At Woodville you can watch the locomotive run around the balloon loop to hook up to the other end of the train.
 
We will return to Palmerston North Railway Station, the locomotive will swap ends for its run back to Fielding.
 
Departs Fielding: 9.00am 
Departs Palmerston North: 9.45am 
Arrives in Woodville: 10.30am 
Departs Woodville: 12.00pm 
Arrives in Palmerston North: 12.50pm 
Arrives in Fielding: 1.40pm

Wellington

Free Screening of Doglegs

Disabled Persons’ Assembly NZ (DPA) is holding an exclusive (and free!) screening of Doglegs for the Wellington disability community, as part of the 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival. 
 
Doglegs is a documentary about a group of disabled people in Tokyo who have started their own wrestling club to battle each other, as well as the able-bodied.
 
This is a Japanese film so English subtitles will be provided.

When: Sunday 31st July
Time: 5.45pm
Where: Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki streets). This is a
 wheelchair accessible venue.
 
To reserve your ticket please contact:
Text: 027 404 6593
Email: gen@dpa.org.nz.

Amazing Race 

Wellington Deaf Society has organised an Amazing Race! Register now!
 
Where: Meet at Little Café, Queen Street, Lower Hutt
When: Saturday 6th August
Time: 2.00pm
Cost: $10.00 per team
 
All ages welcome.
Car and mobile phone required.
Prizes to be won
 
Contact WDS for more information: hello@wds.co.nz


 

Your Rights When Using Health and Disability Services Workshop

Where: Johnsonville Community Centre, Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville. 
When: Sunday 31st July
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Presenter: Anna Dubbelt – Deaf from Auckland
 
This workshop covers your rights to access health or disability services. When you visit your GP or dentist, what can you do if you are not happy with their services? How can you speak up? How can you make a complaint?
 
You have a right to make a complaint if you are unhappy. This introduction to the Health and Disability Commission Act will explain what the rights mean to you as a consumer, and why we use the Act.
 
For more information or to enrol this course please contact Shannon.
Email: Shannon.krogmann@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 545 288
 
All welcome!

Learn How to Use Microsoft Word

Where: Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St, Wellington.
When: Saturday 6th August
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
 
NZSL Interpreter provided
 
Introduction to Microsoft Word includes the screen elements, save, open and close, cut and paste, formatting, font, spell checking and printing, etc.
 
Anne Haddon will present the workshop. Come along and have fun! Limited space available, please book early.
 
For more information or enrol in this course lease contact Nicolette.
Email: Nicolette.vanvuuren@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 677 453
 

Building Awesome Whanau Workshop

Building Awesome Whanau is packed full of great ideas, positive stories and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whanau. This toolbox is six sessions over six weeks for parents of 0-12 year olds. Deaf parents or parents of Deaf children are welcome.
 
Nicolette will be presenting this workshop. You will receive a workbook.
 
Please enrol and pay by Monday 15th August.
 
Where: Johnsonville Community Centre Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville
When: 31st August - 12th October - every Wednesday
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: $25 per person (normally $75)
 
NZSL Interpreters and refreshments provided.
 
For more information or to enrol this course please contact Shannon.
Email: Shannon.krogmann@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 545 288 
 

Wellington Deaf Society Community Meeting

Wellington Deaf Society is organising a community meeting.
 
Where: Johnsonville Community Centre, Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville.
When: Saturday 30th July
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30PM
 
For more information please visit the Facebook page.

Nelson

Discover New Ways to Communicate Workshop

Discover more ways to communicate with your family, friends and community using technology. 
Paul Palmer from Southtec NZ LTD will demonstrate ways you can communicate using technology.  Bring your mobile phone and practise as you learn.  This course is specifically designed for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
 
Where: St Mary's Catholic Church, 18 Manuka Street, Nelson City
When: Monday 8th August
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Free
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Alison.
Email: Alison.kimberley@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 518 331

Catch Up at the 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 30th July 
Time: 5.30pm

Canterbury

Canterbury Deaf Youth's July Event

Compete in minutes to win it! Homemade games put together by CDYG to test your ability to really win it in a minute! Come for a day of fun, baking and including in a real winter’s treat!
 
All Deaf youth welcome!
 
When: Saturday 30th July
Time: 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury

Deaf Society of Canterbury Olympics

Deaf Society of Canterbury have organised an Olympics event where you can challenge yourself physically and mentally!
 
Come along to have fun!
 
When: Friday 19th August
Time: 7.00pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
 
For more information please contact:
Text: 022 323 1459
Email: events@deafsocietyofcanterbury.co.nz
 

Gender Switch 

This event is a fundraiser for Katherine Hickson who is going to study Frontrunners at Denmark.
 
At this event, you can dress up like the opposite gender!
 
For example: Men dress like women, and women dress like men!
 
When: Friday 5th August
Time: 7.00pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
Costs: $5 entry per adult, gold coin entry for kids.
 
For more information please contact:
Text: 022 323 1459
Email: events@deafsocietyofcanterbury.co.nz
 

Otago

Otago Family Whanau Day

When: 6th August
Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Where: Casanova Kindergarten, Raglan Street, Oamaru (just off the main highway-plenty of parking down Raglan Street)
Who: Families and friends of our Deaf tamariki
Bring: Your own lunch. We will provide hot drinks and a wee snack.
 
Emma Paton is a young Deaf adult who will talk about her life, a speech language therapist from MOE will talk to the group, and Michelle Sinclair from First Signs will have games and activities for the adults and children!
 
For more information and if transport is required please contact Deb Kelly.
Phone: 03 467 7941 ext 37941
Mobile: 027 807 0811
Email: Deborah.Kelly@education.govt.nz
 

Women's Street Smart Free Self Defence 2 Day Workshop

When: Saturday 27th August – Sunday 28th August
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm (starts 10.00am sharp)
Where: Forsyth Barr Stadium Level 2a, 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Age: R13
Cost: Free
To register: http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/womens-street-smart-free-self-defence-day-workshop/dunedin
For more details contact Charlie (S.A.F.E Self Defence & Close Quarters Combat).
Telephone: 09 536 6367 
Mobile: 027 368 9245 
Email: info@selfdefencecourses.co.nz
 
The Women's Street Smart workshops are a friendly, educational environment. So what sort of things can you expect to learn at this two day workshop?
 
You learn the vital parts of the body - parts of the body that are vulnerable and easy to attack
Learn how to defend yourself against slaps, punches, pushes & grabs 
Learn to defend yourself against headlock's, hair grabbing, wrist grabs 
Learn how to defend against static knife hold-ups 
Learn how to defend yourself against choke holds 
Learn how to block an attack confidently 
Learn how to use your hands, legs, knees & elbows 
Learn to defend yourself against many other types of attacks with confidence 
Learn Awareness, Avoidance and De-Escalation skills plus loads more!
 
Each of the techniques are easy to learn, easy to remember and easy to execute
 
This is the sixth year that these free workshops have been running for the community, all you need to take with you is a positive attitude, comfortable clothing, a drinks bottle and towel plus something to eat during the breaks.
 
Please note that the workshop takes people out of their comfort zone and can be both physically and mentally demanding at times.

Blueskin Community Market

When: Sunday 7th August
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Where: 1 Harvey Street, Waitati
Cost: Free
 
Blueskin Community Market is held in and around the Art Gallery in Waitati, 15 minute drive north from Dunedin city.
 
There are 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.
 
Hire an electric bike from the gallery to explore the village, or cycle up to the Ecosanctuary.
 
Check out the new designer clothing shop recently moved across from the market. More details for Blueskin Community Market can be found on Facebook.
 
 

Wanted: Dehumidifier 

Could anyone loan a dehumidifier to Otago Deaf Centre Hall committee for a week or so to dry out the back storeroom?
 
Please contact Peg Makinson.
Phone: 03 466 7407
Email: makinsonfamilynz@gmail.com

 
 

Southland

New Maori Story App for Deaf Community



“Rūaumoko - The Rumbling Voice” 
is the first ever digital book created for deaf Māori students.
 
The story of Rūaumoko helps deaf students connect with their whakapapa and makes them feel powerful and valued.
 
It was made with the help of Ministry of Education, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, CORE Education Ltd, and KIWA Digital.
 
You can view the story by downloading the app which is available on the App Store and Google Play.
 
The app is free. Please note: this is a very large app, needs lots of storage.
 
Website: http://www.kiwadigital.com/showcase/ruaumoko-the-rumbling-voice/

Southland Deaf Community Meeting

When: Sunday 31st July
Where: Invercargill Workermans Club – (Downstairs)
Time: 1.30 pm
 
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Roger Strong or Phillipa Evans.
Text: 027 216 0111
 

4th National Deaf Youth Camp

The date for the 4th National Deaf Youth Camp has been set!
 
Auckland Deaf Youth Group is hosting the camp in Hunua Falls, Auckland in January next year.
This camp is open to 18 – 30 year olds with any form of deafness.
 
For more information on how to register, please email the camp organizing committee: nationaldyc@gmail.com


Southland Parents of Deaf Children

Theme: Wild Wild West 
When: Friday 16th September – Sunday 18th September 
Where: Woodend Christian Camp, Woodend Beach Road, Woodend, North Canterbury. 
(40Kms from Christchurch) 
Costs: $110 (including accommodation food and fees)
RSVP: Sunday 28th August 

Contact Josje with your confirmation. 
Email: nzslsouthern@gmail.com 
Text: 027 427 2702