Northland Anniversary Day
Whangarei Deaf Aotearoa office will be closed on Monday 27th January
Empty City: Northland Youth Theatre Summer Show
24th January to 5th February (except Monday 27th January) from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Old Recycling Centre, Pohe Island, Dave Culham Drive, Whangarei
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
Sunday 26 January from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Russell Road, Whangarei
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 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:
021 545 273
0800 438 474
Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Halsey Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, Viaduct Harbour
$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
Monday 27th January from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Viewing locations include Bastion Point, North Head, East Coast Bays, Tāmaki Drive,
Orākei Wharf, Princes Wharf & Wynyard Quarter
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
Friday 24th January to Monday 27th January (this weekend!)
Where to see them?
- Vulcan Lane
- Downtown Shopping Centre
- Customs Street
- Princes Wharf
- Quay Street
- Viaduct Harbour
- Wynyard Quarter
- Market Square
- Viaduct Harbour
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.
- 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
The Soak'n'Wet Carnival
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
Deaf Aotearoa Office
Happy New Year to you all and wishing you all the very best for a great 2014!
The office will be closed on Monday the 27th January due to Auckland Anniversary Day.
We will re-open on Tuesday the 28th January.
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.
021 540 194
Monday to Friday (full day)
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.
021 923 131
From 3rd February, her work days will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays (fullday).
Saturday 25th January from 2:30pm to 10:00pm
ASB Baypark Stadium
81 Truman Lane
Visit this link for more information and ticket costs
Interisland Summer Festival Tauranga Harness Races
Sunday 26th January from 9:30am to 6:00pm
Tauranga Racecourse, Cameron Road, Greerton.
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
Saturday 25th January from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 26th January from 8:30am to 12:00pm
Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Tarawera Rd, Rotorua
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
Tenix Taranaki Cycle Challenge
Saturday 25 January
Departs from TSB Stadium, New Plymouth
Cycling 150km around Mount Taranaki as an individual or in a team.
Keep an eye out for these cyclists!
Rover’s Run and Horsey Fun at Barrett Domain
Saturday 25th January from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Alba Street entrance, Barrett Domain, New Plymouth.
Bring a doggy-doo bag and a lead
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.
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Te Rewa Rewa Dog Walk
Tuesday 28th January from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Te Rewa Rewa, New Plymouth
By the dog pound, Rifle Range Road, New Plymouth.
Bring a doggy-doo bag and a lead
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.
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Family Twilight Walk to the Mangakotukutuku Falls
Thursday 30th January from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Mangakotukutuku Falls, New Plymouth
End of Maude Road, inland from Egmont Village.
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.
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Big Bike Fix
Saturday 1st February to 10:00am to noon
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.
Let's Go Team
06 759 6060
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.
Earthquake Commemoration Service
Russell St South, Hastings
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.
Thursday 6th February from 9:00am to 4:00pm
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 Deaf Society club night
Friday 24th January at 7:30pm
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
Saturday 25th January from 8:00am to 12:00am
Turakina Domain, Cameron Road, Turakina, Marton
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
Saturday 25th January to Sunday 26th January
From 9:00am to 5:00pm both days
Kowhai Park, Anzac Parade, Whanganui
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
Saturday 1st February
From 12:30pm to 8:00pm
Trust House Memorial Park
Stand (Covered seating) $35.00
To buy tickets go to www.tui.co.nz/Events/Super-Rugby-Thanks-To-Tui-Brewery-2014
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
(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)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Daily: 1:15pm 3:30pm 8:30pm
The Book Thief (2013)
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 email@example.com
. Please contact Shannon
if you would like a NZ Sign Language interpreter.
Businesses - Energy Efficiency Grants
Home Energy Saver Programme
Aztec Floortalk in NZ Sign Language
Thursday 30 January from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Where? Te Papa
, Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
. 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.
Suburban Club, 168 Tahuna Drive, Nelson
Friday morning at 10:30am and Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm
$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
Mapua Hall, Aranui Road, Mapua
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
Washbourn Gardens, Oxford Street, Richmond
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
Tahuna Beach Holiday Park (Parkers Cove entrance)
February 15th and 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tuesday 28th January from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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.
School Hall, Tinwald School, 130 Thomson St, Tinwald, Ashburton
Every Tuesday from 11th February to 18th March, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
$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
Deaf Club social evening (details to be confirmed via Facebook)
Friday 31st January from 7:00pm
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.
New Zealand Masters Games
Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th February
Various venues around Dunedin
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
Forsyth Barr Stadium
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.
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
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
Sunday 9th February
434 Oreti Beach Road
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
9th February (next month)
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
Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February
The festival hits the streets and parks of Invercargill from Thursday evening .