National News

Employment opportunities at Deaf Aotearoa

We currently have seven vacancies at Deaf Aotearoa:- For more information please click on the job you are interested in. You will find the advertisement and a link to the detailed job description. The advertistment will include the deadline, a contact person if you want to enquire more about the position and information about how to apply.
 

Nominations now open for the NZSL In Action Awards!

Deaf Aotearoa is looking for nominations and entries for the New Zealand Sign Language In Action Awards 2014. The awards acknowledge the significant contribution made by businesses, organisations, schools and individuals throughout the country in supporting both NZSL and the New Zealand Deaf community.

Some examples of what we are looking for…
  • A hard working person who has done good things to promote NZSL and Deaf Culture?
  • An organisation that has trained their staff in NZSL and Deaf culture
  • An exceptional teacher who teaches NZSL and is a wonderful advocate for the Deaf community
  • A Deaf young person that has shown leadership in setting up new initiatives and encouraging Deaf youth
  • An Interpreter who has really gone the extra mile to give greater access to education, work or other activities for Deaf people?
  • A television programme or print publication which has promoted NZSL
You can also think about what you have done that can be celebrated?
You can nominate yourself or nominate another person or organisation.
You can be Deaf, hard of hearing or hearing to enter or nominate someone
 
For more information about each award and the rules for the awards, please see our our website.

You can nominate someone by filling out our online form or by downloading a printable form. Nomination will close on Monday 31st March at 5:00pm. The winners will be announced during NZSL Week at the NZSL In Action Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday 17th May.
 

MAMMA MIA!

THE EDGE are pleased to announce that there will be a Sign Language Interpreted performance of everyone’s favourite musical, MAMMA MIA!, on Tuesday 11 March at 7.30pm at The Civic.

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!

The story unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! MAMMA MIA! is a global phenomenon.
 
Tickets are $45.00 for all Deaf patrons and their companions, and seats have been selected which will allow a great view of the interpreter and the stage. The interpreter for this performance will be Kelly Hodgins.

How to book tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase now, either through the Ticketmaster website (see instructions below) or by calling the group booking line on 09 970 9745.
 
To book online please use this link and make sure to enter the password SIGNED in the code box – this makes the Sign Language Interpreted seats available – and then tick the box indicating the Signed price.
 
THE EDGE hopes you will join us for this fantastic night out at The Civic!
 
Northland News

Northland Anniversary Day

Whangarei Deaf Aotearoa office will be closed on Monday 27th January.

Empty City: Northland Youth Theatre Summer Show

When? 24th January to 5th February (except Monday 27th January) from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Where? Old Recycling Centre, Pohe Island, Dave Culham Drive, Whangarei
How much? Tickets are $17.00 for adults or $12.00 for children and beneficiaries

An interesting story about Pied Piper of Hamelin, based in Whangarei and using Whangarei places.
 
If interested in going - please contact Alana about NZSL interpreters.

Whangarei Sub-Tropical Plant Fair

When? Sunday 26 January from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Where? Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Russell Road, Whangarei
How much? Free entry

A fantastic event for all gardening and plant enthusiasts this event will bring together the cream of NZ subtropical nurserymen and gardeners.

For more information please contact David on 09 437 7210.


 


Auckland News

Auckland Anniversary Day

Deaf Aotearoa Auckland Office will be closed on Monday 27th January 2014.

We will open as usual on Tuesday 28th January from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

If you need an interpreter please contact iSign:
Text: 021 545 273
Email: northern@isign.co.nz
Fax: 0800 438 474

Seafood Festival

When?
Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Where?
Halsey Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, Viaduct Harbour

How much?
$20.00 for adults, free for kids under 13
 
Auckland Seafood Festival is a three-day extravaganza of NZ’s best seafood, musical acts and cooking demonstrations.

Whether it’s the food, the music or the atmosphere you’re keen on, it’s a great day out with friends and family.

Sailing Regatta – Auckland Harbour

When? Monday 27th January from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where? Viewing locations include Bastion Point, North Head, East Coast Bays, Tāmaki Drive,
Orākei Wharf, Princes Wharf & Wynyard Quarter
How much? Free

In 1840, the first regatta marked the day that Auckland was made a city. It’s now NZ’s oldest sporting event, one of the biggest one-day regattas in the world and great fun for all. Go early - take the family and a picnic and you are set for the day.

International Buskers Festival

When? Friday 24th January to Monday 27th  January (this weekend!)

Where to see them?

Day shows:
  • Vulcan Lane
  • Downtown Shopping Centre
  • Customs Street
  • Princes Wharf
  • Quay Street
  • Viaduct Harbour
  • Wynyard Quarter
Night shows:
  • Market Square
  • Viaduct Harbour
Donations appreciated.
 
The 14th annual International Buskers Festival in Auckland’s Heart of the City hosts some of the most spectacular street performers on earth, performing comedy, magic, acrobatics,mime, contortion, stunts and dance.

Going Fishing? Stay safe on the rocks

Don’t put your life on the line if you’re fishing off rock platforms, particularly on Auckland’s west coast.

Remember to:-
  • wear a life jacket
  • check the weather forecast
  • never fish alone
  • wear trainers, not gumboots
  • never turn your back on the ocean
  • call 111 in an emergency


Waikato News

The Soak'n'Wet Carnival

When? Saturday 25th January from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Come down to Garden Place and get Soak’n'Wet with rides, water activities, games and much much more!

For more information, visit www.summeringardenplace.co.nz.


Bay of Plenty News

Deaf Aotearoa Office

Happy New Year to you all and wishing you all the very best for a great 2014!

Office closure

The office will be closed on Monday the 27th January due to Auckland Anniversary Day.

We will re-open on Tuesday the 28th January.

Service Coordinator

If you need to see Maureen Baker, the Service Coordinator, for support or need deaf equipment please email or text to make an appointment to meet.

Email: maureen.baker@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 540 194
Days: Monday to Friday (full day)

Employment Consultant

Heather Goodwin the Employment Consultant is here to support you in search for jobs, doing up CV's, any concerns at work. Please email or text to make an appointment to meet.

Email: heather.goodwin@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 923 131
Days: From 3rd February, her work days will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays (fullday).

V8 Jetsprints

When?
Saturday 25th January from 2:30pm to 10:00pm

Where?
ASB Baypark Stadium
81 Truman Lane
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga

Visit this link for more information and ticket costs.

Interisland Summer Festival Tauranga Harness Races

When? Sunday 26th January from 9:30am to 6:00pm
Where? Tauranga Racecourse, Cameron Road, Greerton.
How much? Adults $10.00, children 17 and under free.
 
There's something for everyone to enjoy.

Family picnics, local food, free kids entertainment and live music.

Visit their website for more information.

Eves Blue Lake Multisport Festival - Rotorua

When?
Saturday 25th January from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 26th January from 8:30am to 12:00pm

Where? Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Tarawera Rd, Rotorua

How much? Varies. See registration form for more information.
 
Fun days for the whole family with prizes up for grabs. Open to everyone and anyone, including first timers, beginners through to Olympic athletes. More information and registration form...

Saturday 25th January

  • 8:30am - Aquathon (Individuals or Teams) 5.5km run/800m swim
  • 11:00am - Kids Triathlon (kids under 12) 100m swim/2km off road bike/1km run or walk
  • 5:00pm - Open Water Swim 2km or 750m

Sunday 26th January

  • 8:30am - Sprint Triathlon (Individuals or Teams) 750m swim/16km road bike/5.5km run
  • 8:30am - Fun Run/Walk 5.5km


Taranaki News

Tenix Taranaki Cycle Challenge

When? Saturday 25 January
Where? Departs from TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

Cycling 150km around Mount Taranaki as an individual or in a team.

Contact: Events Taranaki
Website: www.eventstaranaki.co.nz
 
Keep an eye out for these cyclists!

Rover’s Run and Horsey Fun at Barrett Domain

When? Saturday 25th January from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Meet: Alba Street entrance, Barrett Domain, New Plymouth.
Grade: Medium
Other: Bring a doggy-doo bag and a lead
BBQ

Join New Plymouth District Council for a walk around Barrett Domain with your dog and enjoy a beautiful wetland area with indigenous vegetation and an abundance of bird life.

You will also have the opportunity to meet the Riding for the Disabled Association and get up close and personal with the horses.

Learn some husbandry techniques, visit the stables and explore the associated working farm.

Price: Free
Contact: 06 759 6060
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: enquiries@npdc.govt.nz

Te Rewa Rewa Dog Walk

When? Tuesday 28th January from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Where? Te Rewa Rewa, New Plymouth

Meet: By the dog pound, Rifle Range Road, New Plymouth.
Grade: Medium
Other: Bring a doggy-doo bag and a lead
BBQ

Join NPDC Senior Animal Control Officer Jim Aitken, the SPCA and a group of dedicated dog owners on this stroll with man’s best friend.

Hear about the rich history of the area and revegetation plantings.

If you don’t have a dog, don’t worry as there will be some four-legged friends from the pound and the SPCA that would love to have a walk – and even a new home!

Donations of puppy and kitten food will be gratefully accepted.

Prices: Free
Contact: 06 759 6060
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: enquiries@npdc.govt.nz

Family Twilight Walk to the Mangakotukutuku Falls

When? Thursday 30th January from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where? Mangakotukutuku Falls, New Plymouth

Meet: End of Maude Road, inland from Egmont Village.
Grade: Medium
Other: You’ll need some warm clothes in your backpack, a water bottle and some food to eat on the way and at the falls. Wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes and bring a torch.

Join DOC and the New Plymouth Tramping Club for a walk up the Maude Track to the Mangakotukutuku Falls. The walk begins with a climb across farmland then it’s into the park and on to the Maude Track. This walk will be about 1½ hours each way. To get to the start head up Kent Road (opposite the Lake Mangamahoe entrance), then turn right into Maude Road and park at the road end.

Prices: Free
Contact: 06 759 6060
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: enquiries@npdc.govt.nz

Big Bike Fix

When? Saturday 1st February to 10:00am to noon
Where? Wind Wand, New Plymouth

Bring your broken bikes and scooters to the Wind Wand. Basic repairs, new parts, adjustments and vital statistics diagnosed by professional bike mechanics. Supported by Bike Barn, Cycle Inn, Mitchell Cycles and Raceway Cycles and Mowers.

Prices: Free
Contact: Let's Go Team
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: letsgo@npdc.govt.nz
Website: www.letsgo.org.nz

Captioned movies

For information about captioned movies at Event Cinemas, check out their website. Select the New Plymouth cinema under "Where would you like to go?" and click "Find times and book". This will show all movies, so you will need to click the box next to "Closed Caption" which will show only the captioned movies.
 


Hawkes Bay News

Earthquake Commemoration Service

Where? Russell St South, Hastings
When? Monday 3rd February from 10:30am to 11:30am

A civic ceremony to remember the anniversary of the 1931 Earthquake. The bell in the clock tower will ring out at 10.46am, the time the quake struck, to signal the start of a period of silence. Survivors, families of survivors and all Hastings residents are invited to attend this ceremony. Pipers from the Hastings Pipe Band will play.

Waitangi Day

When? Thursday 6th February from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where? Farndon Park Domain, Corner of Farndon Road and Highway 2, Clive

The Waitangi Family Festival at Clive will celebrate its 15th annual event at Farndon Park. This is a family event that is held on Waitangi Day and situated close to where the Treaty signings took place in Hawke's Bay.
 
Having the Clive river run next to the domain gives up to 40 people the opportunity to board, paddle and experience our main attraction, the waka Nga Tukemata O Kahungunu, for free!
 
Councilor Henare O'Keefe welcomes all who would like to Hikoi (walk) with him from Waipatu Marae to our event at Clive.
 
There are awesome free rides for the kids like go carts, merry-go-rounds, big bouncy castles and water activities!
 
Come along and enjoy the wide variety of stalls from arts and craft, clothing and food to geneology and jewellery.
 
Every year this event hosts a range of Hawke's Bay's top and up-and-coming artists on the Waitangi Stage:
Pure Remedy, Colour Sway, Margo Wutts and the Architects, Ben Throp and the intimate strangers, Jackie H, Arahe Whaanga, Haumoana Sound System, Akina Vinyl Appreciation Society, 7-piece band Tropical Downbeat Orchestra, Music Machine,Professor Dynamite and the Banditos, Art Deco Line Dancers,Te Aute College, Irongate Kapa Haka Group, The Cook Island Drummers and plenty more!
 
So pack a picnic bring your deck chairs and the whole family along to the first public holiday of the year Waitangi Day. See ya there.


 


Manawatu News

Manawatu Deaf Society club night

When? Friday 24th January at 7:30pm

Where?
Deaf Club, 55B Totara Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North
 
Bring your family, friends, people you know who are learning New Zealand Sign Language, work colleagues to come along and catch up at the Manawatu Deaf Club. A good chance to mix and mingle!

Manawatu Deaf Society annual picnic at Ashhurst Domain

Manawatu Deaf Society held their annual picnic at the Ashhurst Domain on Monday 20th January which was Wellington Anniversary Day.

It was attended by over 50 people including families, friends and children. Activities involved were Gumboot Throwing, Piggy Back, Three-Legged race, Tug-O-War, and Water Balloons throwing. Lots of fun had by all with excellent weather.

People came from as far as Wanganui to Wellington joined the fun. This is where people get together for picnic and happens only once a year.

Manawatu Deaf Society would like to have it again around the same time in 2015.

Turakina Highland Games 150th Celebrations

When? Saturday 25th January from 8:00am to 12:00am
Where? Turakina Domain, Cameron Road, Turakina, Marton
How much? Adults $10.00 or free for children under 15
 
This is a celebration of all things Scottish. There will be many activities happening at this event including highland dancing, solo drumming, massed highland fling, hill race and childrens games and many more.

There will also be entertainment, market stalls, clan stalls, food and drink all day, haggis ceremony, evening BBQ meal and ceilidh with live band performing.
 
More information about this can be found on www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz.

Gypsy Fair Original

When?
Saturday 25th January to Sunday 26th January
From 9:00am to 5:00pm both days

Where? Kowhai Park, Anzac Parade, Whanganui
How much? Free
 
This is a famous fair that comes to a town only once a year, it features thirty gypsy families in interesting house trucks and buses.
 
There will be many different stalls ranging from wooden crafts, tarot reading, open home, crystals, herbal products, coffee, clothing, jewellery and many more.
 
There will be live music all day from their resident musician. Come along for a great day out.
 
More information about this can be found on www.gypsyfair.co.nz.

Hurricanes vs. Blues Preseason Game in Masterton

When?
Saturday 1st February
From 12:30pm to 8:00pm

Where?
Trust House Memorial Park
Dixon Street
Masterton

How much?
Adults $25.00
Child $15.00
Stand (Covered seating) $35.00
 
To buy tickets go to www.tui.co.nz/Events/Super-Rugby-Thanks-To-Tui-Brewery-2014.
 


Wellington News

Captioned movies

Captioned movie sessions until Wednesday 30th January.

Courtenay Place, Wellington City

American Hustle (2013) (M) (offensive language)
Daily:  12:30pm  3:15pm  6:00pm  8:45pm
 
Nebraska (2013) (M) (offensive language & sexual references)
Thu  Fri  Sat  Tue  Wed:  1:00pm  3:30pm  6:00pm  8:30pm
Sun  Mon:  1:00pm  3:30pm  6:00pm

North City Shopping Centre, Porirua

American Hustle (2013) (offensive language)
Daily:  5:45pm

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) (M) (violence)
Daily:  1:15pm  3:30pm  8:30pm

The Book Thief (2013) (PG) (violence)
Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun  Mon  Wed:  10:40am
 
Don’t forget to ask for your captioning handset when purchasing your tickets.

To be in the know of captioned sessions, join their Facebook page.

Free Home Energy Seminars

Made your New Year's resolutions? Now is a good time to find out how you can improve your home's energy use and save on power bills.
 
Wellington City Council is hosting free one-hour seminars this month and next at community centres, as part of the Council’s home energy saver programme.

The team from Home&dry (their service provider) will talk about the free home energy assessments available under the programme, and simple things you can do to make your home warmer, drier and easier to heat. They’ll also provide advice on insulation, lighting or double-glazing.

The seminars are on at:-
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm noon, Thursday 30 January, Churton Park Community Centre
  • 10:30am to 11:30am, Tuesday 4 February, Newlands Community Centre
  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Monday 10 February, Tawa Community Centre
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Thursday 13 February, Island Bay Community Centre
Whether you’re a homeowner or renting, everyone can take action to reduce energy costs. To book your seat, phone 04 499 4444 or email homeenergysaver@wcc.govt.nz. Please contact Shannon if you would like a NZ Sign Language interpreter.
 
Related links:
Businesses - Energy Efficiency Grants
Home Energy Saver Programme

Aztec Floortalk in NZ Sign Language

When? Thursday 30 January from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Where? Te Papa, Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
How much? Exhibition charges apply
 
This event is especially for the Deaf community.

Discover the fascinating and ultimately tragic story of the Aztecs with curator Lynette Townsend.

At 6.30pm, the floortalk will begin in Aztecs: Conquest and Glory, accompanied by sign language interpreter Wenda Walton.

Come early and meet Lynette and Wenda in Level 4 Espresso from 6pm.

Numbers are limited and bookings are recommended: email lucy.moore@tepapa.govt.nz or phone 04 381 7036 to make your reservation. Please pay on the day at the Information Desk, Level 2 or pay online.

Interpreted Play at Circa Theatre

When? Friday, 14 February, starting at 8:00pm

Kings of the Gym
By Dave Armstrong
Directed by Danny Mulheron
Starring Ginette McDonald, Paul McLaughlin, Richard Dey and Acushla-Tara Sutton

Suitable for audience members aged 15 and up.
 
Politically correct principal Viv Cleaver is transforming low-decile Hautapu High School. The only thorn in her side is the Phys-Ed department. Unfit Laurie Connor spends his days in the gym watching TV and gambling with his talented yet unambitious sidekick Pat Kennedy. But then student-teacher Annie Tupua arrives. Could this star netballer and born-again Christian prove to be the game-changer that Viv needs? As sparks fly and different players joust for position, the only winner on the day will be the audience.

A comedy in two halves, Kings of the Gym looks at the really important things in life: competition, compassion, Creation … and PE teaching. More information...
 
Circa is offering a discounted ticket price for the NZSL performance to members of the Deaf community aged 26 and up – tickets are $38.00. For people 25 years old and under, tickets are $25.00.  To book for the NZSL interpreted performance, email circa@circa.co.nz. Please advise that you would like seats in the designated area in view of the interpreters and the number of seats you would like. You can pay for your ticket on the night, but you must arrive by 7:30pm to pay and pick up your ticket.
 


Nelson News

Zumba 2014

Where? Suburban Club, 168 Tahuna Drive, Nelson
When? Friday morning at 10:30am and Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm
Cost? $5.00 each session

Zumba classes starts again on Friday 17th January at 10:30am, due to demand Zumba classes are now available on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm too.

Mapua Makers Market

Where? Mapua Hall, Aranui Road, Mapua
When? 26th January from 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
The Mapua summer Market is a show case of handmade goods, all individual and unique.

Annual Washbourn Gardens Gala 2014

Where? Washbourn Gardens, Oxford Street, Richmond
When? Nelson Anniversary Day, Monday 3rd February, 9:00am to 3:00pm
(postponed until Waitangi Day if wet)
 
Amazing stalls including: local arts and crafts, jewellery, food, toys, plants, cards and much more!
 
Family friendly fun: there will be a bouncy castle!
 
This is Richmond Playcentre fundraiser.

Nelson Deaf Aotearoa office to be closed.

  • Monday 3rd February: Nelson and Buller Anniversary
  • Tuesday 4th February: Sue is on annual leave
  • Wednesday 5th February: Sue is on annual leave
  • Thursday 6th February: Waitangi day
Please contact Cathy Gutschlag if you require interpreter support on 027 280 7395.

Nelson Motor Show

Where? Tahuna Beach Holiday Park (Parkers Cove entrance)
When? February 15th and 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm
How much? Adults $5.00, children under 15 years free
 
Nelson's biggest and best motor event! Come down to the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park and see the largest range of classic cars, vintage cars, hotrods, custom cars, works in progress and aircraft. Automotive related stalls and children’s entertainment. Guaranteed to be something for all the family.

Life line – Free Face to Face Counselling

Lifeline Nelson offers up to 10 free Face to Face counselling sessions with a Lifeline Counsellor.
 
Identify and explore new ways to move forward.
 
Email: lifelinenelson@lifelinenelson.co.nz
 


Canterbury News

Community Garden at Fitzgerald Avenue

  • Something to do during your spare time and like being outdoor?
  • Want to learn new skill?
  • Want to meet new people?
We are looking for some new faces to involve in a community garden at Fitzgerald Avenue on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm and will get some free vegetables in return for volunteering.
 
For more details please contact Della Buzzard by text 021 276 5545, email della.buzzard@deaf.org.nz or Skype della.buzzard.
 

Interpreters & Deaf: Working together

What do we expect from each other? What makes a good working relationship?
 
The Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand (SLIANZ) warmly invites Deaf people and interpreters to share their views about problems and positives in working together.
  • Do you ‘use’ or ‘work’ with interpreters?
  • What interpreter behaviour & attitude do you appreciate?
  • How can Deaf people make it easier for interpreters to do their job & role well?
  • SLIANZ Complaint Process – what for and how does it works?
Josje Lelijveld and Rachel McKee (SLIANZ Co-President) will lead the discussion.
 
When? Tuesday 28th January from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where? Blind Foundation Hall, 96 Bristol Street, St Albans, Christchurch

Parking available on site or on the street and refreshments provided.

Think.Sign.Connect course (Ashburton)

Discover New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and sign up for a 6 week Think.Sign.Connect. course.

NZSL is unique, versatile and fun.

Learn everyday conversational words and phrases at one of our personalised courses and overcome communication barriers.
 
Where?
School Hall, Tinwald School, 130 Thomson St, Tinwald, Ashburton

When?
Every Tuesday from 11th February to 18th March, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

How much? $195.00 per person (inclusive of GST)

For further information, please contact Lynette.SoutheyRay@deaf.org.nz or contact Becky Hatfield on 021 920 023.

Deaf Society of Canterbury event

What? Deaf Club social evening (details to be confirmed via Facebook)
When? Friday 31st January from 7:00pm
Where? Spreydon Bowling Club, 71 Domain Terrace (off Lincoln Road)

Useful website for parents: “Back to School”

A useful website for parents and their families of what would need to prepare for your children returning to school.
 
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/topic/school-age/back-to-school-school-age
 


Otago News

New Zealand Masters Games

When? Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th February
Where? Various venues around Dunedin
How much? Free to watch events

There are over 70 sports so there is something for everyone to watch from archery to wine tasting.

For more information about entering or watching events go to www.nzmg.com.

Stadium Market

When? Every Sunday
Where? Forsyth Barr Stadium
How much? Gold coin for parking, entry to market is free

Arts, crafts and food. For more information go to www.stadiummarket.co.nz.

Community Room Computer

The community room computer is available for the Deaf community to use during office hours.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Please contact Fi at the office to book a time.

If you need help using it please ask Fi and she will be able to help you.

Wednesday 29th January

Due to New Zealand Sign Language Week training Fi will be unavailable all day.

Michelle will be available from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Fax Machine

Fi has got a good price from Warehouse Stationery for the Brother 878 Fax machine.

For more information contact Fi at the Deaf Aotearoa Office


 


Southland News

NZSL Week in Invercargill

Interested in teaching NZSL taster classes?

Please, if you or anyone you know is interested in teaching a few taster classes throughout NZSL Week, could you please let Rebecca know. We really need more tutors. Training will be provided.

Interested in having a taste a of NZSL?

Registration forms are available for those interested in taking part in some taster classes during NZSL Week, from the Deaf Aotearoa Office or we can email the form to you.

For more information email Rebecca Petre, visit us at DRC Building, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill or text us on 021 554 905.

Southland Rodeo

When?
Sunday 9th February
(next month)

Where?
434 Oreti Beach Road
Invercargill
 
New Zealand's most exciting and thrilling sport.

A day out for the whole family.

Don't miss this one time event this year.
 

BNZ Surf to City fun run

When? 9th February (next month)

Where? Starts at Oreti Beach and ends at Queens Park
 
Start training for the Surf to City. You can run, you can walk, you can bike!
 

5th Annual Southlands Buskers Festival

When? Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February

The festival hits the streets and parks of Invercargill from Thursday evening .