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National

Passing of Professor Graeme Kennedy

Deaf Aotearoa is sad to share the news that Professor Graeme Kennedy passed away yesterday.
 
Professor Kennedy worked with many Deaf people on the first NZSL Dictionary. 
 
A celebration of his life is planned for Wednesday 1st June at 11.00am, Old St Pauls, Mulgrave St, Wellington. NZSL interpreters are being booked for this. 

NZSL Interpreting Standards Project

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI), on behalf of the New Zealand Sign Language Board, is pleased to distribute an advance notice of a contract opportunity which is enclosed.
 
The NZSL Interpreting Standards project will create an up-to-date status report on NZSL interpreting in New Zealand, and recommend options for the development of interpreter standards.
 
If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please get in touch. The procurement documents will be available on Monday 30th May 2016. It is important that you register your interest in order to receive the documentation when it is available, and also to receive any updates on the procurement process.

Petition Update

Did you see the OneNews story about Captioning on Saturday night?  https://youtu.be/C1dT4JASCzQ
 
Want to know more?
 
Petition
On Thursday 19 May, the New Zealand Captioning Working Group presented the captioning petition to Mojo Mathers, MP. The petition, with over 2,370 signatures, was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday 24 May and will now be referred to a select committee. The petition asks that the House of Representatives "legislate to ensure accessibility via closed captioning for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and other New Zealanders who need it, to access all broadcast, online and video mediums".
 
Petition: http://bitly.com/CaptionitNZPetition
Petition in NZSL: https://youtu.be/EPvms3khsWI
Press Release: http://www.captionitnz.co.nz/we-need-words-to-achieve-access/
 
Live captioning on Prime TV
To make sure that captions can be provided on some Rio 2016 coverage broadcast on free-to-air Prime TV, The National Foundation for the Deaf have underwritten $200,000. The Captioning Working Group have launched a fundraising campaign to recoup this money back to the NFD. You can help by texting GOLD to 4847. Wendy Youens, Able Chief Executive says "We're delighted to be working with the National Foundation for the Deaf to make coverage of the Olympics accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing viewers. Sports are an integral part of New Zealanders' identity, and we're looking forward to bringing one of our most important sporting events to communities that otherwise would not be able to fully participate".
 
Fundraising Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SRVsC2W77Q
 
Press Release: http://www.captionitnz.co.nz/new-zealand-we-need-your-help/ 
 
Who are the Captioning Working Group
The New Zealand Captioning Working Group is a collaboration of Deaf Aotearoa and The National Foundation for the Deaf and the Hearing Association New Zealand. We have been working together for 4 years to improve media accessibility with captioning.
 
For regular updates see CaptionitNZ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/captionitnz/

Northland

Working with Interpreters

When: Tuesday 7th June 
Where: Deaf Aotearoa 1A Deveron St, Whangarei
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cost: Free – light refreshments provided
 
Do you want to know about working with interpreters? Your rights when working with interpreters? 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.

 

Thank You!

Thank you to all of you who helped make NZSL Week a great success!
NZSL at The Library was great fun, and we saw 60 children enthusiastically signing.
Thank you to The Whangarei Central Library staff for your constant support of the Deaf Community. 

 
Glenn, Meredith and Sophia and Vicki our smiling volunteer and tattoo artist.
PechaKucha was a night to remember!
ONEONESIX was the perfect venue for the line-up of Deaf and hearing presenters.
Thank you to each of you presenters brave enough to stand up in front of a large audience and share your stories.
All in 6 minutes and 40 seconds!
Also thank You to
·         Alana for fabulous MC job.
·          Vicki volunteer extraordinaire
·         Matt for all your unfailing support, technological, emotional and constant smile
·         Boddhi from Food for Life,  delicious vegetarian food.
·         AUT students for driving all the way from Auckland to be with us
·         ONEONESIX
·         Creative Northland
·         iSign
 
 

Auckland

Home Front – Experiences of the First World War in NZ



Where:
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell
When: Opens 7 days a week
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
This exhibition focuses on life ‘at home’ during the First World War, it will explore how events half a world away shaped lives at home. The experience of loss was almost universal for those who remained in New Zealand during WWI. Uncertainty pervaded everything. Would sons, husbands, fathers, brothers live through the ordeal, or come home seriously injured? Some communities pulled together, others were pulled apart by differences of opinion regarding the support for the war effort and against the war.
 

Craft Harvest



Where:
Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell
When: Opens this Saturday, 28th May
Time: 8.00am to 11.45am
Hand-crafted goods are varied i.e. boutique-style children’s wear; handmade cards; soy candles; soft toys; felted scarves; bags; quilts, so on
 

Sign Language Interpreted Performance – Everest Untold

Where: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.
When: Thursday, 2nd June
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Ticket $15.00
 
Pre show meeting for Deaf attendees is held at 6.30pm at the Herald Theatre.
 
How to book the tickets
Online: www.ticketmaster.co.nz, and enter the offer code EVERESTSLI ($5 service fee)
Phone: 09 970 9745 ($5 service fee)
Email: groups@ticketmaster.co.nz
 
The story about two men who helped cut steps to the roof of the world covers their experience about climbing expedition in Mt Everest with Sir Ed Hillary. They are Sir John Hunt, British army officer who led the expedition and Kiwi man, George Lowe. It is an incredible story of friendship, rivalry, brotherhood, what it means to be a team, and what it means to be left behind.



Working with Interpreters

Do you want to know about working with interpreters?
Your rights when working with interpreters? 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: Potters Park Events Centre (Auckland Deaf Society)
When: Monday 30th May 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Cost: FREE - Light refreshments will be provided
 

South Auckland

NZ Relay Service

Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the extension of the CapTel relay service increases choice for hearing impaired or deaf people to make phone calls and live an ordinary life.
 
“The service previously ran from 8am to 9pm and is now being extended to run from 7am to 10pm.  This will make a real difference for people who have not previously been able to access the relay service.
 
Click to read more: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/more-choice-hearing-impaired-welcomed

Papatoetoe Deaf Club

When: Friday 27th May
Time: 7.30pm  onwards
Where: 183 Great South Road

Working with Interpreters - POSTPONED

Where: TBC 
When: TBC
Time: TBC
Cost: Free- Refreshment will be provided.

Do you want to know about working with interpreters? Your rights when working with interpreters? 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.

 

Your Right When Using Health and Disability Services

Where: Friendship House Ground Floor, 20 Putney way, Manukau City.
Tuesday: 7th June 2016
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Deaf Facilitator presenting: Anna Dubbelt
Cost: Free - Refreshments will be provided

Waikato

Waikato Māori Deaf Hui 2016 - Registrations Close May 31st

“Inspire motivation, create action - whaka oho oho wairua”
Let’s come together to create action for a strong and sustainable Waikato Māori Deaf community.

Dates: Friday 10th June – Sunday 12th June 
Times: Friday 10th (arrive 6.00pm onwards, dinner 7.00pm).
Saturday 11th (powhiri 9.30am – hui close 5.30pm, dinner 6.30pm).
Sunday 12th (Waka ama 9.30am – lunch and close 1.30pm)
Where: Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro, Cambridge (accommodation in lodge, hui in cultural room). 
Address: 601 Maungatautari Road, Cambridge (Lake Karapiro).
Cost: FREE - All accommodation, meals, hui and activities are covered. Petrol vouchers offered to participants to cover travel costs. 

Register attendance, or for more information contact:
Kayte Shaw (Community Development Kaituitui) 
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz 
Phone: 021 517 791

Registrations close May 31st 2016 - Registrations essential, as numbers must be confirmed for catering, activity and accommodation reasons.
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689055014693229/

Monday Closed Caption Movie

X-Men: Apocalypse (M)
With the appearance of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
 
When: Monday 30th May
Time*:  11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Length: 144min
Cost**: Free 
Where: Event Cinemas, Level 2, Westfield Chartwell, Cnr Hukanui & Comries rds, Chartwell 
*Times are subject to change without notice. 
**Proof that you are Deaf may be requested. 
 

Circus Quirkus

Circus Quirkus is a non-animal circus which will amaze you and your family with their incredible talents. It is a must see for the entire family!
 
When: Tuesday 31st May
Time: 12:30pm, 4:30pm and 7:00pm
Length: 90min
Where: Clarence Street Theatre
              59 Clarence Street
              Hamilton
Cost: Free - Limited tickets available at Deaf Aotearoa Waikato
 
Contact Miiria Storey to collect your free ticket (if there is still available), so be quick to reserve your ticket.
Email: Miiria.Storey@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 792 369
 

Captioning Access for Rio Olympics Games

NEW ZEALAND WE NEED YOUR HELP
 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities have been missing the full enjoyment of major sports events because of the lack of captioned access.
No live broadcast captions were available for the Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Cup or Commonwealth Games.
 
Today the Captioning Working Group, with members from Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf, launched a fundraising campaign to fundraise the required $200,000: see captioned video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SRVsC2W77Q&feature=youtu.be
 
To support and help reach $200,000 please text the word GOLD to 4847 to make a donation or donate online at www.nfd.org.nz/donate or
call for more information 0800 867 446 to support the provision of broadcast captioning for the thousands of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in New Zealand.
 

NZSL Week Event: Signing Hands at Chartwell

On Wednesday 11th May, Deaf Aotearoa Waikato had a stall inside Westfield Chartwell to celebrate NZSL week and
raise sign language awareness.
 
Comments received:
“Sign language is very cool”
 
My little girl (4yr old) since meeting you and the other ladies has decided she wants 
to learn to talk with her hands.  Found this out that night when she couldn't sleep, apparently
that was the reason. She learned that night how to spell out the first part of her name and
she was very disappointed to find out you ladies weren't there the next day. 
We hope you'll be back next year, maybe for longer this time.


Bay of Plenty

NZSL Week



NZSL Week came and went. It was a great success and celebrated throughout New Zealand.
The events for Bay of Plenty was enjoyed by all. Comvita was really an interesting visit and everyone learnt a lot about bees. The fun day went well, the weather stayed fine and lots of people got involved in fingerspelling and guessing how many lollies in the jar. Prizes were given out to the winners.
Taster classes at schools and businesses were enjoyed by all.  One school learnt the NZSL anthem.

 

Are there events/guided tours you wish to attend with an interpreter?
Contact your local office and let the facilitator know for next year’s NZSL Week. 

Working with Interpreters – TEC Programme

Last night the presentation, Working with Interpreters was delivered by iSign - Kellye Bensley and Alan Wendt which was very interesting. It was good for all to know more about working around/with interpreters, the new booking system and what’s coming up soon.
They will be doing the presentation all over New Zealand and check your local office for dates and times.
It’s worth going to, for your benefit.
 
Thanks Kellye and Alan who came from Wellington to deliver the presentation here in Tauranga.

TEC Programme – Introduction to Code of Rights and Self Advocacy

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Wednesday 1st June
Time: 1:00pm till 3:00pm
Cost: Free
 
NZSL interpreters will be there.
 
Emma from Health and Disability Advocacy on the Code of Rights, Self-Advocacy and making an Advance Directive will be doing a presentation.
Are you not sure of your rights? Not sure what self-advocacy means? What is an Advance Directive?
Come to this presentation and find out more and have your questions answered.
 
Click on flyer for contact details to book your name down.
See you there!
 

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Baywide Community Law is offering a free presentation about Health and Safety in the workplace.
What are your rights? What are your employers rights when it comes to the new Health and Safety Laws?
Who is responsible for Health and Safety while you are working? Any questions you may have.
 
NZSL Interpreter provided
 
When: Thursday 23 June
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa Office, historic Village

Taranaki

Taranaki Deaf Youth Event

When: Saturday 28th May
Where: YoGet, 61 Devon Street West, New Plymouth
Time: 12.00pm
RSVP: Madison Davy - 021 238 0454 - madisondavy@hotmail.com or Facebook messenger.
This is a good time to catch up with your Deaf mates and make new ones.  Please bring your own money to buy a sundae.

TEC 1123 - Deaf Advancement

Working with Interpreters
Do you want to know about working with interpreters? Your rights when working with interpreters? 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 Disability Information Centre Meeting Room, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth
When: Friday 10th June 2016, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Cost: FREE - Refreshments will be provided
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Niki Jenkinson:
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 556 989
 
Wills, Health and Your Rights
Wills/Power of Attorney - 11.30am - 1.00pm
Find out what an EPOA is, how to get one and what you need to think about when making one. Also, what you need to consider when making a will. Angela Solomon from Taranaki Community Law will present this workshop.
 
Health and Disability Advocacy, Rights and Complaints - 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Health and Disability Advocacy will explain how you can contact an advocate, how they can support you and what options are available to raise your concerns regarding a Health and Disability Provider. Also what the Code of Rights is and how to make a complaint, and your Consumer Rights. Kelly Davy from Health and Disability Advocacy will present this workshop.
 
Where: Taranaki Board Room, BNZ, Level 1
             13-15 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
When: Monday 20th June 2016, 11.30am - 4.00pm
Cost: FREE - NZSL Interpreter provided
          Bring your own lunch
 
Your Rights to Information, Employment and Special Education
Privacy/Access to Information
Find out more about your right to access personal information: how health agencies collect information, what they can do with it and when you are entitled to access your personal information.
Employment
Find out your minimum entitlements in employment, including the right not to be discriminated against. Find out what to do if things go wrong.
Special Education
Find out how the special education system works, including what all those acronyms actually mean and what your rights are if something goes wrong at school.
Angela Solomon from Taranaki Community Law will present this workshop.
 
Where: Taranaki Board Room, BNZ, Level 1
             13-15 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
When: Tuesday 21st July 2016, 9.00am - 3.00pm
Cost: FREE - NZSL Interpreter provided
          Bring your own lunch

 

Govett-Brewster Interpreted Tours

Govett-Brewster are very excited to announce that the Taranaki Deaf Club is sponsoring NZSL interpretation for a series of public events at the Govett-Brewster. They have received funding for this project from Creative Communities New Plymouth District. 
  • On Saturday the 4th of June from 10.00am – 1.00pm we are very excited to be hosting a cyanotype-making workshop led by local artist Andrew Beck. Make your own photographic print to take home for family and friends. This event will be NZSL interpreted. See the link below for more information about the event and how to purchase tickets.  
        http://www.govettbrewster.com/events/workshops/cyanotype-making-workshop?date=2016-06-04
 
  • Over two weekends in July we are welcoming New Zealand artists from the exhibition Emanations to the talk about their workLearn about the ideas behind the art and their engagement with the medium of cameraless photography.

Artists in conversation:  Lisa Clunie and Shaun Waugh
Saturday 9th July I.00pm- 2.00pm

Artists in conversation:  Anne Noble and Joyce Campbell
Saturday 30th July I.00pm- 2.00pm

Free Entry
These talks will be New Zealand Sign Language Interpreted.
 
Click on this link to read article in Taranaki Daily News: Interpreted  tour of Len Lye centre for sign language week http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/79919393/interpreted-tour-of-len-lye-centre-for-sign-language-week
  

Special Guests in Taranaki Office

On Wednesday 18th May we had very special guests arrive at our office.



Tyrone Thomas and Darius Thomas watch cousin Destyn Coleman-Mensouri “Sign Boy” teach ‘Just Learning to Sign Man’ how to use NZSL in everyday situations during NZSL week.
 
Nan; Karen Coleman with grandsons; Tyrone and Darius.  Destyn’s family came to the offices of Deaf Aotearoa Taranaki to meet with staff and watch NZSL videos of their grandson/cousin.  Nan happily took home posters of “Sign Boy” – her bragging rights!
 

How Much Is That Doggie in The Window – Sing/Sign Concert, NZSL Week

Top Kids pre-school, Inglewood signed to “How much is that doggie in the window” at the New Plymouth Sing/sign concert in Huatoki plaza.  Thank you to Clare McLaughlin, General Manager Hearing Dogs New Zealand for bringing Ruby along.
 

 

Hawkes Bay

TEC 1118 Working With Interpreters 

Where: HB Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale, Napier 
When: Wednesday 1st June 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023 or
                 Lee Bullivant lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or text 021 459 005
 
Do you want to know about working with interpreters?
Your rights when working with interpreters? 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.
 
For more information contact Deaf Aotearoa Hawkes Bay.

TEC 1119 Money Matters 

Where: HB Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale, Napier
When:  Wednesday 8th June, 15th June, 22nd June 2016
Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023 or
                  Lee Bullivant lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or text 021 459 005
 
This programme will be done in 3 sessions, Wednesday 8th, 15th and 22nd June 2016.
Do you want to know the difference between savings and an investment? 
What is Kiwi saver and what are the benefits? 
Budgeting & Debt management?
 
Then come along to this workshop!  This workshop for Deaf people will be presented by Joy Tomoana from MindfulMoney – Money Coach. An interpreter will also be supplied.
 
Please mark on your calendar now – this is an important presentation for everyone in the Deaf community.For more information contact Deaf Aotearoa Hawkes Bay.

New Zealand Deaf Games

Tina Brightwell who is Deaf and from Hawkes Bay is looking for any other Deaf or hard of hearing people from 15 years old and up that may want to play at labour Weekend in Hamilton.  Tina is trying to see how many and see if can make up a team to play for Central team.
If this is you, please contact Tina as soon as possible.
Email: maorigurlfromwaimarama@hotmail.com
 
More information about New Zealand Deaf Games – please check out this link: http://deafsports.nz/deafgames/
 
Deaf Sports New Zealand website: http://www.deafsports.nz/

  

Deaf Aoteroa Hawkes Bay Change of Postal Address 

New Postal Address:
Deaf Aotearoa Hawkes Bay
PO Box 15570
New Lynn
Auckland 0640

Or email hawkesbay@deaf.org.nz
 
Billing / Invoice
Deaf Aotearoa Finance Team
PO Box 15570
New Lynn
Auckland 0640
 
Or email
Finance@deaf.org.nz
 
For more information contact:
Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023 or
Lee lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or text 021 459 005
 

Hawkes Bay Office Booking Appointments

Community Computer
Important to book the community computer to make sure you have access to it. If you have a skype meeting or you need to contact someone at a certain time and day.
 
Because someone else may have booked it or they have come in before you and are using the computer when you need it.
 
It also helps Lee and I book our appointments and meetings so we can make sure someone is in the office at the time you need to use the computer.
 
See a Facilitator (Kat or Lee)
 
Important to book an appointment to see Lee or Kat as we have other clients to see as well.
 
Because you might come in and want to see Lee or Kat and we already have a client with us or Kat and Lee might be at a meeting or have an appointment at another place.
 
Please be considerate of other people and book an appointment to use the Community Computer and to see Lee or Kat. Please do not get angry as we have other clients and appointments to attend that have been booked.
 
For more information contact:
Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023 or
Lee Bullivant lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or text 021 459 005

Manawatu

Palmerston North Deaf Lunch Club

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Level 2, 74 The Square, Palmerston North.

When: 30th May

Time: 12.00pm
What to bring: Lunch (tea and coffee will be provided) 

Country Carnival Market

Where: Dannevirke A & P Showgrounds, High St, Dannevirke

When: Saturday 28th May 2016

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Visit this fantastic country market for a browse through clever local crafts and products. Pick up some fabulous Art for your wall and a delicious cupcake for a treat. Woodwork pieces, gorgeous jewellery and kitchen innovations also feature - you'll be tempted wherever you look! If your garden needs some new plants, the perfect ones are for sale here, and you can't possibly leave without indulging in some artisan fudge.

Mash Has Got Talent

Registrations Wanted!

Alan is looking for someone to join him in translating the English to NZSL as he is looking for a group of 3 people to join in small Talent Competition. He has a Maori lady with him and is keen to have someone with NZ Sign Language. The competition will be on Friday 29th July in Palmerston North. For more information or if you are keen, please see Annette at Deaf Aotearoa office or email her on annette.scott@deaf.org.nzShe has the papers that would like to be translate into NZSL.


Wellington

Deaf Advancement TEC course: Working with an Interpreter

Do you want to know about working with interpreters? Your rights when working with interpreters? 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: Johnsonville Community Centre. 
When: Friday 20th May
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm 
Cost: Free. 

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 First Signs families, NZSL students, whanau and or friends for all ages.
 

Where:Little Café (next to War Memorial Library)2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
When: Tuesday, 31st March 2016
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm.

All welcome! Deaf, Hearing, Hard of Hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations.
 
For more information please contact Shannon Krogmann.
Email: shannon.krogmann@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 545 288

 

Let’s Explore Afrika

Wellington Deaf Society  is  organised by Let’s explore Afrika. 
Join our Dine club and explore our tastebuds something new! 
Where: Afrika, 18 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 
When: 18th June
Time: 6:30pm
RVSP: Please visit website to book seats. By  15 June.
Email: hello@wds.com
Text: 022 323 4988

 

Monthly Japanese Movie – Samurai Banners

Monthly Japanese Movie: Samural Bannels
Is organised by Embassy of Japan in New Zealand
This movie provides English Captions. All welcome
 Where: Embassy of Japan
                Level 18
               100 Willis Street,
                Wellington 
Age:  16years age and over.
When: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Time: 5:45PM -  8:45PM
Ticket costs: Free
               
For more information check out the websites: 
http://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/culture_education/monthly_movie.htmlhttp://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/monthly-japanese-movie-samurai-banners/wellington#none
 

Nelson

Basic First Aid Refresher Course

When: Saturday 11th June
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Where: The Hearing House
 354 Trafalgar Square
 Nelson
 
This course will be run by New Zealand Red Cross and will cover Basic First Aid.  Space is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
Please complete the registration form and return to Jenny at the Deaf Aotearoa Nelson office by Monday 6th June.
Email: jenny.hennessy-o'connell@deaf.org.nz
 
Tea/Coffee will be available.  Please bring your own lunch.
Interpreters will be provided.

Stir It Up

This is a fantastic and fun opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and /or learn New Zealand Sign Language.
 
Where: Upstairs at Café Affair, 295 Trafalgar St, Nelson
When:  Saturday 11th June.
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
 
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

Interpreter in Nelson

Alisha Davidson will be in Nelson on Tuesday 31st May.  She will be available for appointments until 4.30pm.
Please book as per usual through iSign.

Canterbury

Onesie Party

Winter is coming and it’s getting cold. Dress up and be cosy in your best onesies at the Deaf Club! It will be lots of fun and there will be prizes for best dressed!
When: Friday 27th May
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
Time: 7:00pm

Deaf Advancement TEC Course - Community Law

For anyone who wants to understand the law and their legal rights. Sessions will be presented by Community Law.
 
When: Thursday 14th July to Thursday 1st September
Where:  Deaf Society Of Canterbury
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost: Free- eight weeks course, NZSL interpreters provided
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please email Hanna Deal: hanna.deal@deaf.org.nz
 

NZ Relay Service

Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the extension of the Cap Tel relay service increase choice for hearing impaired or Deaf people to make phone call and live an ordinary life.

“The service previously ran from 8am to 9pm and is now being extended to run from 7am to 10pm.This will make a real difference for people who have not previously been able to access the relay service.

Click to read more: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/more-choice-hearing-impaired-welcomed

Disabled Persons Assembly NZ

Guest speakers from Work & Income Canterbury will be giving a presentation about their organisation, explain the benefitsand allowance system, and what is available for people with disabilities and impairments.

Date: Thursday 21st July

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Where: Conference room (meeting Room 1) at the Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Central Christchurch

Please RSVP in by 5pm 19th July 2016 by email - dpachch@cyberxpress.co.nz or text on 022 155 6696

NZSL Camp

This is giving an opportunity of using NZSL in the real world interaction with NZSL tutors.  The camp activities may include a mixture of many different activities.

When: 16th September - 18th September

Where: Wooden Christen Camp- Woodend Beach Road, Woodend, North Canterbury

Costs: $110 per person

RSVP: 26th August

Contact: Josje on nzslsouthern@gmail.com or text on 027 427 2702

Otago

Deaf Advancement TEC course: Working with Interpreters

Do you want to know about working with interpreters? Your rights when working with interpreters? Who funds what? Then come along to this workshop to understand how our new booking system works. This workshop will be presented by Kellye Bensley and Alan Wendt.
When: Tuesday 14th June, 2016
Where: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: Free - NZSL Interpreter provided
RSVP: 10th June 2016
 
Light refreshments will be provided.
To register for this workshop or for more information contact Rebecca Aitcheson.
Email: Rebecca.Aitcheson@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 276 5646
 

Deaf Aotearoa Office Closed

The Otago Deaf Aotearoa office will be closed for Queens Birthday on Monday 6th June. The office will reopen on Tuesday 7th June.
 

Once Upon a Sunday: Matariki Tales

When: Sunday 5th June
Time: 2.00pm
Where: Children’s Storypit, Dunedin Library
Cost: Free
Celebrate Matariki with a host of star-filled stories by Kaitrin McMullan.
Make your own constellation, too!
 
For children of all ages.
 

Hear For You Playgroup

When: Every second Tuesday of the month (school term time only)
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Where: 68 Manor Place, Dunedin
Cost: Gold coin donation
Who: Children of Deaf Parents, Children with Deaf Siblings, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Contact: parentliaison@deafkidsotago.org.nz
 
Our playgroup is open to children under the age of 5 who have a connection to a Deaf person. For example, Children of Deaf Parents, Children with Deaf Siblings, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
 
A gold coin donation for tea, coffee and biscuits for adults. Please bring morning tea for your child. Our play group is parent led so set up and tidy up help is required.
 
See Facebook for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353805794775060

Otago Deaf Society/Sport AGM

President: Carolyn Dick
Secretary: Nicki Heal
Treasurer: Anthony Devereux
Committee: Geoff Taylor, Geoff Makinson, Crystal Skinley and Donna Joyce.

Thank you to Roger Strong and Philippa Evans from Invercargill for joining the meeting.

Southland

The New Zealand Federation For Deaf Children Inc.

What: The Conference & AGM

Where: Conference and Training Centre, 12 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630, Christchurch.

When: Sunday 5th June 2016

For more information email deafchildren@xtra.co.nz

All confirmation and travel details should be sent to those going for the weekend and have already registered.

Office Relocation

We will be moving Office shortly to The Blind Foundation, 172 Queens Drive, Invercargill.

There is still a bit of work to do but will be only a couple of more weeks until we will re-open.

Thank You all for your Patience, and hopefully you will not have to wait too much longer for a new and Exciting Community Hub.

 

For all general enquires and appointments please contact Rebecca.

Email: Rebecca.petre@deaf.co.nz 

Text: 021 554 905

Working With Interpreters – TEC 

What: iSign Roadshow – Working with Interpreters

When: Monday 13th June 2016

Where: Blind Foundation, 172 Queens Drive, Invercargill

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Do you want to know about working with interpreters? Your rights when working with interpreters? 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.

Contact Rebecca for all registrations to book your spot.

Text: 021 554 997

Email: rebeccapetre@deaf.co.nz
 

Stir It Up

What: Casual Coffee Catch Up

When: Monday 30th May 2016

Where: Pyramid Café – inside the Museum

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Everyone welcome, come along and have a casual catch up with some of the Locals, Learn some NZSL, and great opportunity to see what’s happening in the upcoming Months regarding Courses, Events.

Please note Coffee and Cakes etc are your own costs.

Hope to see you there!

Health and Safety

Anyone who may be interested in attending a Health and Safety course in Invercargill get in contact with Rebecca with your interest.

Email: Rebecca.petre@deaf.co.nz 

Text: 021 554 905

There is NZQA credits for those who pass their course. Great for your C.V!

Please note: in order to run any course I do need at least 8 people, and you MUST register before the course date.

If I have the numbers you will be contacted with more information and course details.

This is a one day course.

Personal Information

Just a reminder that Deaf Aotearoa no longer has anyone’s details/ contact information unless you are actively using our services.

No-one is recorded in Invercargill, so this means that if you know of anyone feeling like they are not getting the information about courses or events please let them know to subscribe to our newsletter, or check out Deaf Aotearoa’s Facebook page for what’s going on in your area.

You can sign up for the newsletter here.

Southland Deaf Community AGM

When: Sunday 21st June 2016

Where: Roger Strongs, 374 Chesney Street, Invercargill

Time: 10.30 am

BYO Plate, any enquires please get in contact with Roger Strong or Philippa Evans.