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National

International Week of the Deaf - Crowdfunding

To celebrate both the International Week of the Deaf (IWD) and WFD’s 64th Birthday, we have launched the IWD Crowdfunding Campaign.
Deaf children around the world deserve communication access, and studies show learning sign language at a young age is critical to their development. 
Join us in raising €6,400 to promote and advance human rights of deaf children.  Find out more about the campaign at https://donate.wfdeaf.org/  

 Because:
 ‪#‎WithSignLanguageRightsOurChildrenCan!
 #‎IWD2015
 ‪#‎InternationalWeekoftheDeaf2015

This crowdfunding campaign is made possible by our valued partners at Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
 
Happy International Week of the Deaf!
 

Northland

Staff on Leave

Glennis Walkinshaw will be on leave from 28th September - 12th October. If you have any problems or urgent matters you must contact Joy b y text.

Building Awesome Whanau Programme 

Please see attached information on the ‘Building Awesome Whanau’ programme and pass on to whanau/families who may benefit from this, it will be the last programme for 2015.

New Zealand Red Cross Hui 

Please find attached an invitation to the New Zealand Red Cross Hui about Refugee Services next week Tuesday 29th of September here in Whangarei.

Northable Events

Auckland

 

The John Maucere Show 

American Deaf Comedian will be in Auckland for the John Maucere Show!
This show is R18, so please do not bring your children.
 
When: Friday 25th September
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Potters Park Events Centre, upstairs clubroom in Auckland Deaf Society.
Admission: $5 per person (mobile eftpos is available at the door)
 
Bar and canteen will be open at 6.30pm. 

NZSL Tutor Training

NZSL Tutor Training is all NEW and linked to the TeachSign Website. It is open to non-tutors, new, experienced, and practising NZSL tutors; members and non-members.
Auckland dates:
When: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2015
Time:  Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 9am – 2.30pm
Where: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, 36 Copsey Place, Avondale, Waitakere.
 
NZSL Tutor Training Registration Fees:
Members: $30 per person, per weekend.
Non members: $65 per person, per weekend.
 
Register online NOW at: http://nzslta.org.nz/wb/pages/training/nzsl-workshop.php
Pay by: Friday 18th September 2015 by internet banking
12-3034-0696572-50 with your name (particulars), training (code), and city – AKL (reference)
Or post a cheque to NZSLTA.
 
No cash at the door, no late registrations, REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment.

Looking for Māori and their Whanau

Have you and your whanau experienced barriers to accessing health and disability services?
If so, be a part of a ground-breaking piece of research being undertaken by AUT:
 
Are you over the age of 18 years?
Do you have a disability (hauātanga)
Would you and your whanau like to share your overall experiences with accessing health and disability services?
 
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be eligible to participate in this research.
The purpose of this research is to look at the health and disability experiences of whānau hauā (Māori with disabilities) and their whānau (family).
So to gain insights and a better understanding of any barriers they face in accessing health and disability services within New Zealand.
 
If you and your whānau are interested and would like to know more, please contact Huhana Hickey at hhickey@aut.ac.nz or by cell/text 022 059 7752
 
Please forward it on if you think there maybe someone who you know might be interested in doing this research.

Cats – Sign Language Interpreted Performance

Following its triumphant return to London's West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical CATS is set to have audiences purring with pleasure when it comes to The Civic from 11th September
 
Receiving outstanding reviews from critics and bloggers alike, this new production extended its London season due to overwhelming public demand. Now audiences here will see the 2015 Olivier Award-nominated revival, which reunited the original creative team and brought Cats The Musical back to the West End after a 12 year absence.
 
Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is alive with highly entertaining feline characters and wonderful witty verse, as the Jellicle Cats come out to play in a larger-than-life junkyard on the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a new life.
 
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, CATS has enchanted more than 73 million people in over 300 cities around the world, winning numerous awards including Olivier and Tony awards for Best Musical.

Featuring a fantastical set, Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent score that includes the poignant hit song 'Memory', dazzling choreography and stunning costumes, CATS is a brilliant song and dance spectacular – you won't believe your eyes!
 
This performance on Thursday 8 October at 7.30pm at The Civic, Auckland, gives audio impaired patrons the opportunity to attend CATS with trained Sign Language interpreter Kelly Hodgins signing live during the show.
 
When: Thursday 8th October
Time: 7:30pm
Where: The Civic
Costs: Tickets $65.00
 
We have reserved 25 seats for audio impaired patrons with a good view of the sign language interpreter. These tickets are $65. To book, visit www.ticketmaster.co.nz and enter the offer code CATSSLI where indicated. A $5 service fee applies if booking online. To book over the phone, please call the Ticketmaster Groups Booking Line on 09 970 9745. A $11 service fee applies if booking over the phone.
 
Running Time
Act I -70 minutes
Interval - 20 minutes
Act II - 67 minutes
Times are approximate and subject to change

Pet Health Care Seminar

Please see flyer for more details.

NZSL interpreters will be available. 

Spark Centre – Open Day

Deaf arts facilitator, Rachel Coppage has been working there for a few years now. Some of the artists attending Spark’s programmes are Deaf and you can view their art work and buy them at the Open Day.
 
NZSL interpreting students will be there. 
 
Auckland Deaf Society is on site to provide fun NZSL tuition to everyone. 



 
South Auckland

New Time, New Place Workshops

To celebrate International Week of the Deaf – Monday 21st September – Sunday 27th September, you are invited to attend our ‘New Time, New Place’ workshop. We will cover topics such as:

  • how Deaf Aotearoa aligns with World Federation of the Deaf
  • a look back at Deaf education
  • how can we support Deaf children and their sign language rights
  • what are ‘hearing allies’
  • Mark Berry will share some of his experiences and new learning over the past year
  • what tips and stories do you have for parents of Deaf children?

 If you want to enrol in this TEC workshop, please contact your nearest local office:
 
South Auckland
Wednesday 30th September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Level 1, Westfield Manukau, Corner Great South and Manukau Station Roads, Manukau
 

TEC – Everything You Need To Know About Banking

PART ONE
When: Saturday 10th October
Time: 10:00am till 12:00pm
About: Cheques accounts
             Saving accounts
             Credit Card
             Overdrafts
 
How to keep your money safe and more
Where: Friendship house, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
Cost: Free NZSL Interpreters provided
RSVP: Monday 5th of October, 2015
 
PART TWO
When: Saturday 17th October 2015
Time: 10:00am till 12:00pm
About: Home Loans and How to Apply
            Term deposits and Interest Rates
             Investments
             Personal Loans
Where: Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
Cost: Free NZSL Interpreters provided
RSVP: Monday 5th October, 2015
 
To enrol please contact Natasha Cloete
Email: Natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 517 849
 

Learn How To Become a Stand-Up Comedian

John smith is a famous British Sign Language comedian from the United kingdom, he will share his personal experience on how he entertains and jokes with his friends and to the wider community.
 
John will be teaching you all about the art of being a stand-up comedian, how to build your confidence and engage with the audience as a local entertainer for future NZSL and comedy events.
 
When: Saturday 24th October, 2015
Time: 1:00pm till 3:00pm
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, Upstairs Boardroom
                164 Balmoral Road, Auckland
Cost: Free – Refreshments will be provided.
 
To enrol please contact Limka Groenewald:
Email: limka.groenewald@deaf.org.nz
 

Stir it up

When: 10th of October
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa South Auckland Office.
Where: Level 1, Westfield Mall, Manukau
Time: 10:00am till 12:00pm
 
Free entry
Contact Natasha Cloete if you wish to attend:
Email: Natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
  

Garage Sales

When: Monday 26th October
Where: 168 Russell Road, Manurewa
Time: 7:00am till 1:00pm
 
There will be a big variety of things for sale so go and have a look to see what they have!
 
Contact Limka Groenewald:
Email: lgroenewald@deaf.co.nz
 

Waikato

Trees at the Meteor

Time to start thinking of a 2015 entry for ‘Trees at the Meteor’ Christmas tree competition! 
Come along to a brainstorm session to get things started – all welcome!
 
When: Tuesday October 13th
Time: 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa office
Address: Federated Farmers Building, Level 4, 169 London Street, Hamilton.
 
Bring your best ideas!
Check out the website: http://www.treesatmeteor.co.nz/
Check out last year’s Waikato Deaf community entry: http://www.treesatmeteor.co.nz/gallery/1chxae63i1epsiv522mr7ystos90c2

 

Want to be part of the first Deaf Waka ama Team?

Waka ama Regional Sprints happening in December 2015. Let’s enter the first Deaf Waka ama team!

Come and train with myself (Vesna Radonich), and Steve Morgan (Coach), so we can work towards this amazing goal together…

When (2 dates): Sunday 27th September (training with Steve and talk about things involved in being part of the Regionals).
Sunday October 11th (training with Vesna and Steve)
Time: 10.00am
Where: Nga Tai Whakarongo Waka ama club
Address: Roose Commerce Reserve, Grantham Street, Hamilton
Bring: Water, lunch, comfortable clothes.
 
Check out event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1636032790014937/
 
If you want more information contact  Kayte Shaw:
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz  
Phone: 021 517 719
 

Waikato Community Garden for Deaf

Want to grow your own vegetables, or learn how to grow different vegetables?
 
Want to save money on grocery shopping?
 
Here in Hamilton, have community garden – free to be involved!
 
Best to start now, summer is coming, good time to grow vegetables.
 
If interested, contact Jean Masters:
Email: deaf@crosslight.org.nz   
Phone: 021 243 8320
 
Need to know numbers to start garden group. 

Bay of Plenty

New Time, New Place Workshops

To celebrate International Week of the Deaf – Monday 21st September – Sunday 27th September, you are invited to attend our ‘New Time, New Place’ workshop. We will cover topics such as:

  • how Deaf Aotearoa aligns with World Federation of the Deaf
  • a look back at Deaf education
  • how can we support Deaf children and their sign language rights
  • what are ‘hearing allies’
  • Mark Berry will share some of his experiences and new learning over the past year
  • what tips and stories do you have for parents of Deaf children?

 If you want to enrol in this TEC workshop, please contact your nearest local office.

Tauranga
Wednesday 23rd September at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
  
Rotorua
Saturday 26th September at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Rotorua District Library, 1127 Huapapa Road, Level 1, Rotorua

Office Closure and Staff

Deaf Aotearoa’s office in Tauranga will be closed on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd October due to staff training.
 
Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
Maureen Baker will be on annual leave from the 5th October, returning on Monday 9th November.
 
Further information will be shared on who to contact in her absence.
 
 

Stir It Up

Please note there has been a change of venue due to the closing down of The Sugar Plum Tree Café on Friday 25th September.
 
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Saturday 3rd October from 10:30am till 12:30pm
 
Tea/Coffee provided.
 
RSVP Sue Lessing Friday 2nd October
Click on attachment for more information and contact details.

TEC Eastern Link Toll

Tauranga
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Wednesday 14th October from 1:00pm till 2:00pm
 
Rotorua
Where: Rotorua District Library, 1127 Huapapa Street, Huapapa Room – level 1, Rotorua
When: Wednesday 21st October from 12:00pm till 1:00pm
 
Cost: Free and NZSL interpreter provided
 
A lady has been invited to do this presentation. This is your opportunity to get more information on how the electronic tolling works and how to pay.
To enrol for one of the presentations, contact Sue Lessing – click on flyer for more information and Sue’s contact details.
 
Whakatane Deaf community, if you are keen to attend either Tauranga or Rotorua, contact Sue to arrange petrol vouchers.
  

TEC Stroke

Tauranga
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Wednesday 14th October from 2:30pm till 3:30pm. This will be after the Eastern Link Toll presentation.
 
Rotorua
Where: Community House, Huapapa Road, Rotorua
When: Wednesday 21st October from 10:30am till 11:30am. This will be before the Eastern Link Toll presentation at the Library.
 
Cost: Free and NZSL interpreter provided
 
A lady has been invited to do this presentation. How much do you know about Stroke? Having concerns? This is a good time for you to ask questions.
Come to this important presentation and there will be activities.
 
To enrol for one of the presentations, contact Sue Lessing – click on flyer for more information and Sue’s contact details.
 
Whakatane Deaf community, if you are keen to attend either Tauranga or Rotorua, contact Sue to arrange petrol vouchers.
Taranaki

TEC Workshop – How to register for myIR: Secure Online Services

When: Wednesday 7th October
Where: BNZ, 1st floor, Taranaki Board Room
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Bring: Your laptops to set yourselves up with your own online login.
           IRD number and current email address
Tutor: Stacey Izett, Community Compliance Officer, Customer Services, IRD
 
Use myIR to:
 

  • View and updae your personal details and bank account
  • Request a personal tax summary and file an IR3
  • Check you Working for Families Tax Credits and Child Support
  • Get your student load balance
  • Access business tools including filing GST and employer schedules

And much more!
 

To enrol for this course please RSVP to:
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 556 989
 
If I do not get anyone signing up for this course I will have to cancel.

Stir It Up – NZSL Café

This is 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.
This is a great setting for First Sign families, NZSL students, whanau and/or friends for all ages.
 
When: Monday 5th October
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Western Institute of Technology Cafeteria, 20 Bell Street, New Plymouth
 
For more information please contact Niki:
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 556 989
 

The Lions Club New Zealand Child Mobility Foundation 10-10-10 Walk for Kids

What: 10km sponsored walk
When: Saturday 10th October
Where:  Opunake, Hawera and Inglewood.
 
Join Lions Clubs throughout New Zealand by walking so that children with Cerebral Palsy and like conditions can also have that opportunity.
 
For further details see www.lionsclubs.org.nz/childmobility.  All money raised goes to The Lions Clubs NZ Child Mobility Foundation.
 
Contacts: Opunake walk; Trevor Hurley teresa.dowd@farmside.co.nz
                  Hawera walk; Martin Berry mjalberry10@gmail.com
      Inglewood walk; Pat Julian juliansathome@xtra.co.nz
 
 

New Plymouth Basketball League Grand Finals

When: Saturday 26th September
Time: 10:00am with Senior Men’s Final at 4:30pm
Location: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

All senior teams in New Plymouth Basketball League will battle it out to try to win the grand final within their division.  Be prepared for some tough, exciting, nail-biting action!
 
Prices: Free Event
Contact: New Plymouth Basketball Association
Phone: 021 240 1574
Email: npbball@xtra.co.nz
Website: http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-2850-0-0-0

The Superstar Cricket Roadshow

When: Tuesday 29th September
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

The Superstar Cricket Roadshow is coming to New Plymouth!

Want to bowl against Martin Guptill? Take a photo with the Chappell Hadlee Trophy? Get free giveaways?
 
The New Zealand Post Superstar Cricket Roadshow is coming to New Plymouth and its bringing BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS players with it!

On Tuesday the 29th September you’ll have a chance to meet some of the stars of the game and even play alongside them. We’ve got some fancy indoor nets and plenty of other cricket activities for you to get involved in!

There will be a chill out area with coffee for Mum and Dad so drag them along too. They might even want to have a bat or a bowl?

There will be BLACKCAPS wristbands, posters and colouring in books for you to take away with you when you’re done too. 


Prices: FREE
Contact: Event Venues Team NPDC
Phone: 06 759 6060
Emailnpeventvenues@npdc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.npeventvenues.co.nz/

Hawkes Bay

Big NO in Amalgamation Referendum


 

The results came in from last Tuesday 15th September 4:30pm that Hawke's Bay residents have strongly voted “NO” to a proposal to amalgamate five local councils, a progress result released this afternoon shows.
 
It was announced today that voters in the Hawke's Bay have chosen not to amalgamate the Napier, Hastings, Wairoa, Central Hawke's Bay and Hawke's Bay regional councils.
 
About 66.18% of people (44,681) voted no compared to 33.55% (22,649) who voted yes.
 
Hastings District Mayor Lawrence Yule says he is disappointed with the results, was also surprised of high numbers of voters saying “No”.
 
Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says the voting was a waste of time and money.   
Small towns, Wairoa, Waipawa and Waipukurau voters are very happy about the results.
 
The people may have voted against one council, but this does not mean they don't want our leaders speaking with one voice. The division and bitterness of this amalgamation process have to be put aside. Our leaders need to start leading us - together.
 
We all know this is a great province, but Wairoa, Napier, Hastings and Central Hawke's Bay now need to work together to make it greater.
 
We need to fight for economic growth, for jobs, for development and for progress - for the whole of Hawke's Bay.
 

Bumps Bubs and Beyond Expo

Where: Hastings Sports Centre, 503 Railway Road, Hastings
When: Saturday 26th September 2015 10:00am to 4.00pm and
Sunday 27th September 2015 10:00am to 4.00pm
Entry: $5.00
 
Hawkes Bay's most exciting family expo - Proudly sponsored by Countdown Hastings!
Fun, shopping, information, education and entertainment all under one roof!
An awesome major prize pack up for grabs and lots of other spot prizes given away throughout the event.
 
Goody bags for the first 500 each day.
 
Lots for the parents to see, experience and do while the kids play on the supervised inflatable equipment or join the Tumbling Tots sessions.
 
Awesome food and great coffee available too.
 
For pre-event giveaways find us on Facebook and stay tuned to The Hits 89.5FM!
 

Keirunga Park Railway

Where: Pufflett Road, Havelock North. (Havelock North centre, Joll Street, to Tanner Street turn right then onto Keirunga Road then you see Puflett Road.)
When: every 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month 11.00am to 4.00pm
(Will be open all Labour Weekend – Friday 23rd October to Monday 26th October 11:00am-4:00pm)
Cost: Rides are just $2.00 per person, and a 12-trip ticket is $15.00. 
Please noted: Cash only. No EFTPOS available.
 
The Keirunga Park Railway is a popular 846 metre track operated by the Havelock North Live Steamers Club. The track winds its way around Keirunga Park, through tunnels, over viaducts and around scenic rock faces. Keirunga is rated in the top 5 best miniature railway tracks in the world.
 
Come along for a great day out with the family, bring a picnic, and have a ride on our club and visiting steam, diesel and electric locomotives.
 
See more at: http://www.hawkesbaynz.com/index.php/events/lifestyle/keirunga-park-railway-open-all-labour-weekend-2015#sthash.NmIYnvLb.dpuf

Manawatu

Daylight Savings

Yes, it will happen this weekend, finally we’ll get some more daylight at the end of the day! This will give us more chance to get outside more, do things we have wanted to do, play summer sports, have BBQs and more.
 
So this Saturday when you go to bed, put your clock forward an hour!!
 

Palmerston North Lunch Club

When: Monday 28th September
Where: Esplanade Park, Manawaroa St, Palmerston North
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
 
If the weather is stunning bring along your picnic chair or rug and lunch to join us at the Esplanade park, next to the café.  If the weather is cold, windy, wet then we will have the lunch club at the Deaf Aotearoa Offices.
 
Look forward to catching up with you.

French Cine-Club

When: Friday 25th September
Where: Square Edge, 47 the Square, Palmerston North
Time: 7:00pm
 
Yes another French movie with English Subtitles, this movie is called “Les Conquerants”, to find out what this movie is about, check it out on http://www.french.org.nz/cineacute-club.html
 
Film starts at 7:30pm but come and join for drinks and nibbles from 7:00pm.

 

Wellington

Beautiful BSL

Where: Little Theatre, Lower Hutt
When: 22nd October 2015
Time: 6:30PM
 
John Smith, visual comedian is going on a tour in NZ.
Come along and bring family and friends! Heaps of laughing!
 
Website: https://beautifulbsl.tidyclub.com
Email: Beautifulbsl@mail.tidyclub.com
 
If keen to purchase tickets, can go to their website and purchase tickets from there.
 
 

Stir It Up

Where: Little Café War Memorial Library, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
When: 29th September 2015
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
 
Come along and attend our monthly casual cuppa at the café. Staff there are familiar with little NZSL so you can order your cuppa in NZSL!
 
If you have any further queries, please contact Jake LaBerge:
Email: Jake.laberge@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 512 622
 

Learn How To Become A Stand Up Comedian

When: Wednesday 21st October, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Little Café, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
Cost: FREE—Refreshments will be provided
 
John Smith is famous British Sign Language (BSL) comedian from United Kingdom who will talk about his personal experience and how he made the transition from joking with friends to entertaining the wider community. Joh will be teaching you all about the art of being a stand-up comedian, how to build your confidence and engage with the audience as a local entertainer for FUTURE NZSL and comedy events.
 
Here is your opportunity!
 
If have any further enquiries, please contact Jake LaBerge:
EmailJake.laberge@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 512 622
 

Wellington Deaf Society Men’s Cake Competition

When: 3rd October, 2015
Where: Amesbury School, Churton Park
Time: 2:00pm onwards
 
All men are welcome to bake a cake without any help or assist from their wife, partner, girlfriend, daughter, etc and see if they will be the winner! There will be first, second and third prizes to be given. Rules apply!
 
Everyone is welcome to join, chat, catch up and check out man-made masterpiece, and see who will be the winner.
 
Please contact Riaan for the rules, entry and for more information, email Riaan on: rianicky@orcon.net.nz

Nelson

Nelson Home and Garden Show 2015

Gorgeous home improvements made easy! The Nelson Home and Garden show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to make transforming your house or garden.
Save money on the specials at the show, enter the draw to win prizes. It is all under one roof and there is free parking too.
 
When: Friday 9th - Sunday 11th October 2015
Where: Saxton Field Sports Complex Saxton Road East, Stoke, Nelson.
 
Cost: Adults - $6.00
          Under 16 - Free (Must be accompanied by an adult)
          Senior Special Friday - $3.00

Ten Pin Bowling

Where: Action Entertainment Centre, 30 McPherson St, Richmond.
When: Saturday 17th October
Time: 2:00pm 
Price: Adult - $12.90  
           Child - $9.90
 
Please let Rachel know by 10th October if you are coming or not. 
If you need transport please let Rachel know and she will organise for you. 

 Nelson Deaf Community Events
If you require any further information on any of the Nelson Deaf community events, contact the President Robbie Robinson:
Email: nelsondeaf@gmail.com
Mobile: 021 032 5218
 

Catch up at Suburban Club

Where: 168 Tahunanui Drive
When: Friday, 2nd October from
Time: 5:30pm onwards
 
Hope to see everyone there!
Canterbury

Learn How To Become A Stand Up Comedian

When: Monday 19th October, 2015

Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch.

Cost: FREE - refreshments will be provided.

 

John Smith is a famous British Sign Language, who will talk about his personal experience and how he made the transition from joking with friends and how to build up your confidence for your future NZSL and comedy events.

 

You must be enrolled to attend this workshop. Please contact Debra Jamieson at the Deaf Aotearoa office or

Email: debra.jamieson@deaf.org.nz

Styx Mill Walk  

When: On the 29th of September. 

Where: Go to Main North road, traffic lights turn left into Styx Mill Road and keep driving till see a little car-park. 

Time: Meet there 11:00am

 

Bring lunch so can stop and eat at 12:00pm.  Wear walking shoes, bring little bike if want for the children. Hopefully the weather is good! But if you’re not sure please contact Maria who has organised this event.

Mobile: 027 323 2072

Otago

Seafood Festival

Enjoy delicious food and entertainment for adults and children.
When: Saturday 26th September
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Port Otago, Port Chalmers, Dunedin
Cost: Adults $30 at the door, under 18s $10 and under 6 free

Daylight Savings

Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour on Sunday 27th September.
 

Where Are We?

Anna is out of the office Thursday 1st October through Tuesday 6th October.
 

Southland

Computer Course – TEC 1064

Rebecca is running a five week beginners Computing Course Run at Southern Adult Literacy.
 
It will run for 5 Weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Starting in Term 4 from October 12th 2015
 
If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact Rebecca:
Email: rebeccapetre@deaf.co.nz  or
Text: 021 554 905
 
Please note for you to attend this course you MUST Register.
I will email or post registrations to those who contact me. You must return before start date.
 
Interpreters will be available.  
 
Please see attached Flyer for all the details.
 

Stir It Up Invercargill

What: Casual Catch Up. 
When: 28th September 2015
Where: Pyramid Café (The Museum) Gala Street, Invercargill
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
 
Please note you will have to buy your own coffee and food if you wish to do so.
 
Please refer to flyer for more dates and details.
 

DRC Has Moved

DRC has now officially moved to their new premises- beside the Colonial Bakery on Gala Street.
 
The Doors are now locked and will require you to text or email to pre arrange an appointment with Rebecca Petre.
Email:  rebecca.petre@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 554 905
 

Annual General Meeting Deaf Aotearoa

All members are warmly invited to attend the Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand Incorporated 2015 AGM.
 
When:  Saturday 21st November 2015
Where: Otago deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin.
 
Members may submit remits to the Chief Executive by Monday 21st September
By Email: Erica.dawson@deaf.org.nz
Fax: 0800 332 332
Post: Deaf Aotaearoa National Office, PO Box 25436, Featherston Street , Wellington Central 6146
 
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TEC 1064 - Beginner Computer Course

Time is running out register now! 
 
Rebecca is running a five week beginners Computing Course Run at Southern Adult Literacy.
 
It will run for five Weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm starting in Term 4 from October 12th 2015.
 
If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact Rebecca:
Email: rebeccapetre@deaf.co.nz  or
Text: 021 554 905
 
Please note for you to attend this course you MUST register. I will email or post registrations to those who contact me. You must return before start date.
 
Interpreters will be available.  
 
Please see attached Flyer for all the details.