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National

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:
 
Auckland
Monday 21st  September at 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Downstairs club room.
 
Palmerston North
Monday 21st September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Hancock House, Blue Room, 77-85 King Street, Palmerston North
 
New Plymouth
Monday 21st September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Taranaki Disabiity Information Centre Trust, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth - Meeting Room
 
Whangarei
Tuesday 22nd September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Northable Conference Room, John Street, Whangarei
 
Hamilton
Wednesday 23rd September at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, Federated Farmers Building, Level 4, 169 London Street, Hamilton
 
South Auckland
Wednesday 23rd September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Level 1, Westfield Manukau, Corner Great South and Manukau Station Roads, Manukau
 
Tauranga
Wednesday 23rd September at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
 
Wellington
Wednesday 23rd September at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands
 
Invercargill
Thursday 24th September at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: TBC
 
Hawkes Bay
Thursday 24th September at 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Venue: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale
 
Nelson
Thursday 24th September at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Hearing House, 354 Trafalgar St, Nelson
 
Christchurch
Thursday 24th September at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzergald Avenue, Christchurch
 
Dunedin
Thursday 24th September at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin
 
Rotorua
Saturday 26th September at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Rotorua District Library, 1127 Huapapa Road, Level 1, Rotorua

For more information about IWD please check out this website: http://wfdeaf.org/whoarewe/international-week-of-the-deaf

Northland

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.

Whangarei
Tuesday 22nd September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Northable Conference Room, John Street, Whangarei

TEC Courses

We are always on the look-out for any TEC courses that we think the Deaf community may benefit from. We try our best to meet the community’s needs, but it is not always possible if we do not know what you want.
 
If you have ideas for future courses that we can make available to you then please do let us know.
 
Remember, there are rules that we have to follow when setting up a TEC course, and they are:
  • All learners must be aged 16 years or older.
  • All learners must be a New Zealand Citizen, or a Permanent Resident, currently living in New Zealand.
  • All learners must not be enrolled in secondary school full time.
  • TEC cannot be used to teach hobbies.
 
If you have any ideas, or want to check if a particular course can be made available to you by Deaf Aotearoa, please contact Glennis Walkinshaw.
Email: glennis.walkinshaw@deaf.org.nz
 
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:
 
Auckland
Monday 21st  September at 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Downstairs club room.
 

Zoo Gives Thumbs Up to Sign Language Interpreters

Auckland Zoo is delighted to have New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreting students now interpreting at some of its animal encounters as part of an exciting new four-month trial.
 
Third-year students from AUT’s Bachelor of NZSL–English Interpreting are bringing keepers’ animal encounter talks to life for the Deaf community every second Saturday of the month until the middle of November. The new initiative has come about through the zoo’s team leader of Animal Experiences, Lana Laurenson.
 
Lana came up with the idea after observing a family signing to other family members while having an impromptu chat with a zookeeper in the zoo’s lorikeet aviary. “I thought, why don’t we do that?!
 
At our scheduled daily public encounters keepers share a lot about our animals, what’s happening with their species in the wild and actions we can all take to help them - often sharing their own personal stories and experiences, in a really compelling way. It’s this kind of sharing that can really build on people’s connections and appreciation of wildlife, and it just seemed a real shame that we weren’t making these accessible to everyone,” says Lana.
 
The organisation BE Accessible put Lana in contact with AUT staff and what started as a possibility, quickly became reality. AUT NZSL Interpreting Programme Leader George Major says there has already been a lot of interest from the Deaf community via social media about the new initiative, and a lot of support for these students as well. Dr Major says for their degree, the students are required to do 50 hours interpreting observation followed by 50 hours of practical interpreting experience in a wide variety of community settings.
 
Having the zoo be part of this for the first time is just fantastic. “We are so lucky to be working with the zoo on this initiative - it’s such valuable practice and experience for our students, and at the same time we get to support this important trial for making the zoo more and more accessible to the Deaf community in the future.”
Students will be interpreting the zoo’s animal encounters on: 
12th September
10th October and 
14th November
 
For a full schedule of Saturday encounters visit www.aucklandzoo.co.nz
For more about learning NZSL visit www.aut.ac.nz


 
Barista TEC Course
Thinking of a barista job, or buying your own coffee business? Then this is the course you need!
 
The first thing a potential employer will ask you to do is to make them a coffee – if you don’t do it well, you probably won’t do the job!
 
This course will give you complete insight into coffee history, heritage, and the effects on flavour due to processing, blending and roasting. You will learn and use all functions of the espresso machines, machine maintenance, you will cup coffee to taste different blends and roasts, and you will learn the professional preparation and presentation of all espresso beverages on a coffee menu.
 
This course contains at least six hours of practical hands on time, a full course booklet is provided, all course materials are included, and on course completion, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
 
When: Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm on both days
Where: Uxbridge Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick
Costs: Free
 
NZSL interpreters are provided.
 
This course is only limited to 8 people, so if you are interested in this free course, please contact Rachel Berry at:
Email: Rachel.berry@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 512 943
 

Whanau Day



Te Pou Theatre Company out in West Auckland are having a Whanau Day with lots of storytelling and performances.
 
They are having one of the children's stories interpreted into NZSL and wanted to invite Deaf children and families to come along to see this story. The story will be 'The Three Legged Cat'- by Margaret Mahy.
 
When: 12th September
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (NZSL story at 10:30am)
Where: Te Pou theatre 44a Portage Road, New Lynn
Cost: Free
 

Little Signing Hands at the Zoo

21st – 27th September is the International Week of the Deaf! We are celebrating early with a trip to the zoo.
 
NZSL interpreters will be at various areas throughout the day.
 
Meet us at the front entrance to the Zoo and we will all head in together to find a spot for some morning tea around 11:00am. Pack some lunch and plenty of water!
 
We will play some games, learn some NZSL about animals and the Zoo then we can wander around the Zoo using NZSL and visiting all the animals together.
Hope to see you all there!
 
When: Saturday 12th September
Time: 10:30am
Where: Auckland Zoo – Western Springs
 
NZSL Interpreters will be at the following areas:
 
Elephant: 12:00pm
Orangutan: 12:30pm
Native Reptiles – The Island: 1:15pm
Spider Monkey: 2:00pm
Tasmanian Devil: 2:30pm
Tiger: 3:00pm
Seal: 3:30pm
 
Please contact Natasha or Karishma to let us know you are coming!
Natasha: 021 517 849
Karishma: 021 518 709

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 23rd September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Level 1, Westfield Manukau, Corner Great South and Manukau Station Roads, Manukau

Stir It Up – Change of Time 

Stir It Up this Saturday this Saturday will run from 9:00pm – 11:00am.  We are doing it earlier so that everyone has a chance to go to Auckland Zoo interpreted encounters starting at 12:00pm.  There will be New Zealand Sign Language interpreters at the Zoo.

 

When:  12th September

Time:  9:00am – 11:00am

Where:  Level 1, Manukau Westfield Mall at Deaf Aotearoa Office.



NZSL Encounters at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has teamed up with New Zealand Sign Language interpreting students who will interpret Auckland Zoo’s animal encounters on this Saturday 12th September.  Come on down and bring your families and enjoy! Rain or shine!

 

When:  12th September

Time:  Be there before Elephant show at 12:00pm.

Where:  Auckland Zoo – Motions Road, Western Springs

 
Ambury Farm Day

Give the kids a taste of life on a farm!

Come and join some gumboot throwing, enjoying the bouncy castles and sheep shearing.  This date not to missed, bring your whole family and friends!.

 

There will be live entertainment and lot more.

 

When:  Sunday 4th October 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where:  Ambury Regional Park, 43 Ambury Road, Mangere Bridge

Cost:  Free entrance, rides cost extra.


 

Waikato

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.
 
Hamilton
Wednesday 23rd September at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Deaf Aotearoa, Federated Farmers Building, Level 4, 169 London Street, Hamilton

Waikato Deaf Ladies Netball Team

Are you interested in playing netball in 2016?
We need to set up now to prepare a team ready for Deaf Games next year in Hamilton.
 
If interested contact:
Aroha: 022 079 6002 or
Bonnie: 021 081 71667

Signing at the Cook

This month is a general social catch up. Come along and enjoy celebrating New Zealand Sign Language, plus the week of 21st – 27th of September is International Week of the Deaf!
 
When: Thursday 24th September
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: Cook café/bar
Address: 7 Cook street, Hamilton East.
 
All welcome! Deaf, hearing, Hard of Hearing, people learning NZSL, Everyone! Children welcome if with an adult
 

Deaf Waikato River Community Notice - Community Meeting

When: Wednesday 16th September, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: CCS Meeting room
Address: 17 Claudelands Road, Claudelands, Hamilton
 
See flyer for agenda
 
We will see you there!
 

Waikato - Waka Ama NZ Foundation Coaching Course

This covers skills and techniques to become an effective coach and an introduction of getting started and the paddling stroke.
 
When: Saturday 10th October, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Sport Waikato, Brian Perry Sports House, Wintec Rotokauri Campus 
Address: Akoranga Road Hamilton 3200
 
Course delivered by: Corrina Gage 
 
Need to bring: BYO lunch - Coffee and tea provided.
 
If you are interested, please let me know so your name can be added, and an interpreter can be organised. 
 
Deadline: 27th September.
Contact Kayte Shaw:
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz or 
Phone: 021 517 791


 
Chartwell Event Cinemas - Free closed caption movies on Mondays

Movie: Southpaw (R16)
When: Monday 14th September 
Time: 8:30pm
Where: Chartwell Event Cinemas
Address: Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre, Cnr Hukanui & Comries Rd, Chartwell.
Remember: You must have your ‘I am Deaf” ID card.
 
If you don’t have an ‘I am Deaf’ card, contact Miiria Storey (facilitator):                                      
Email: miiria.storey@deaf.org.nz 
Phone: 021 792 369

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

Maori Culture TEC - Tauranga and Rotorua

Come to this interesting Maori Culture workshop which will be presented by Richard Peri from Auckland.
 
Please contact Sue Lessing on or before 23rd September to put your name down and let her know which one you will be attending - Tauranga or Rotorua.
 
NZSL interpreters will be available at Rotorua’s presentation. 
 
Click on flyers for date, time, venue and Sue’s contact details.

  

 


Dangerous Goods Course

Where: IC Industry Driver Training LTD, 14 Bell Road, Western Heights, Rotorua
When: Wednesday 30 September from 9:00am till 1:00pm
Cost: $50.00
 
This course with NZSL interpreters will give you the skills to understand the handling of dangerous goods.
 
This course costs $252 but you only have to pay $50
 
Click on flyer for more information and let Sue Lessing know as soon as possible to put your name down and to arrange the payment of $50.




 
Taranaki

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:

New Plymouth
Monday 21st September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Taranaki Disabiity Information Centre Trust, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth - Meeting Room

For more information about IWD please check out this website: http://wfdeaf.org/whoarewe/international-week-of-the-deaf

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
 


Justice of the Peace Service Desk

When: Saturday 12th September
            Saturday 19th September
Time:  10:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Level 1, Puke Ariki Library, New Plymouth

Do you need your signature witnessed, make a declaration, swear an affidavit or affirmation, or have originals or copies certified? A Justice of the Peace will be on hand to help.
Prices: Free
Contact: Puke Ariki Front Desk
Phone: 06 759 6060
Emailenquiries@npdc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.pukeariki.com
 

Taranaki Fashion Art Awards

When:  Saturday 12th September
Time: 7:30pm
Where: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

Get ready for a captivating night full of fashion, choreography, lighting and music!

The Fashion Art Awards is a Taranaki wide and community based event. It allows an opportunity for the young and not so young fashion art designers throughout the whole of Taranaki and many other areas of New Zealand, to showcase their talents by designing and assembling garments using a range of recycled fun and funky fashion materials. It also gives the opportunity for dancers, singers, aspiring models, hairdressers and makeup artists to take part in a large production.
 
Prices: To be released closer to the event
Contact: New Plymouth Event Venues
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: lois.daryl@clear.net.nz
Website: http://www.taranakifashionartawards.co.nz/
 
 

ITM Cup Port Taranaki Bulls vs. Waikato

             

When: Friday 18th September
Time: Kick-off 7:35pm (Gates open 6:00pm)
Where: Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth

Catch the Port Taranaki Bulls in action against Waikato in the ITM Cup. A fantastic evening of top-class rugby action plus fun for all the family! There will be:

  • T-shirt cannon
  • Kiss Cam and Kids Cam on the big screen.
  • Half-time entertainment.
  • Family Zone with face painting and bouncy castle.
  • Big Ferdie on the field.

Ticket Prices*:
Covered Seating - Adult $35, Child $5, Family $75
Uncovered Seating - Adult $20, Child $5, Family $45; Family $45
Family Zone (Blocks A and B only) - 1 Adult and 1 Child $16, Additional Child $5, Additional Adult $17.50
General Admission - Adults $10, Child $5, Family $25
*Booking Fees are additional

Conditions of entry can be found here.

Prices: Adults from $10 (GA) to $35 (Covered Seating); All Child tickets $5, Family Tickets from $25
Contact: Event Venues Team NPDC
Phone: 06 759 6060
Emailnpeventvenues@npdc.govt.nz
Websitehttp://www.npeventvenues.co.nz/
Booking Linkhttp://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/
 
 

Hawkes Bay

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.

Hawkes Bay
Thursday 24th September at 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Venue: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club Facebook

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club has now set up a Facebook page. Make sure you check it out!
“Hawkes Bay Deaf Club Inc.”
 
We hope to have more information and event details on there soon.
Please share with others.
 

Blossom Ride 2015

Where: Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Kenilworth Rd, Hastings
When: Sunday 13th September 2015 10:00am – 2:00pm
Entry: $10.00 per person (Children 10 and under free)
 
Make sure you get on your bike for the 2015 Hastings Blossom Ride on Sunday September 13th at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.
 
The 2015 Blossom Ride is a great event for families and leisure cyclists. You can choose between a 13.5km and 20km route with both stopping at Zepplin Cafe in Clive for lunch deals and entertainment.
 
The ride starts and ends at the Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show in the Waikoko Gardens and registrations open from 10:00am, ride out at 11:00am.
 
Registration is easy - simply turn up on the day to enter and be in to win spot prizes.
For $10 (children 10 and under are free) you get entry to the ride, eligibility for great spot prizes, entertainment and deals at Zepplin Café in Clive.
 

St Patricks's School Spring Gala

Where: St Patrick's School, 24 Riverbend Road, Napier
When: Saturday 19th September 2015
Time: 10:00am
Entry: Free
 
There will awesome things like: white elephant, books, clothes, tombola, raffles, ice creams, BBQ, games and fun for all the family.
 

 

Manawatu

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:

Palmerston North
Monday 21st September at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Hancock House, Blue Room, 77-85 King Street, Palmerston North

For more information about IWD please check out this website: http://wfdeaf.org/whoarewe/international-week-of-the-deaf

Contacting Deaf Aotearoa Palmerston North

Just to remind you that we no longer have fax. If you want to send us a fax you need to fax it to 0800 329 332 (it is free).  Make sure you add the staff name and office (e.g. Lianna Kennedy Palmerston North) so the person responsible receiving your email will forward it to the right staff member.
 
Also should you wish to contact the following staff, make sure you have their correct text/email details:
 
Lianna Kennedy
Text: 021 278 8804
Email: lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz
 
Annette Scott
Text: 021 641 996
Email: annette.scott@deaf.org.nz
 

Next Palmerston North Community Lunch Club

When: Monday 28th September
Where: The Esplanade, Palm Drive, West Palmerston North
Time: 12:00pm
 
The weather is getting warmer so hopefully on Monday 28th September we will have a stunning day and meet at the Esplanade near the Café!
 
Bring your own lunch and drinks. 

If the weather is cold, wet, windy then the venue will be at Deaf Aotearoa!
 

 

Wellington

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.

Wellington
Wednesday 23rd September at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands
 

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.
 
 

First Aid Course

Do you need to take First Aid Course before your First Aid Certificate expires? Deaf Aotearoa can provide a TEC Course for those who need to take First Aid course to get certificate.
 
Contact Facilitator Jake LaBerge
Email: Jake.laberge@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 512 622
 


NZSL Dictionary- Place Signs

Victoria University of Wellington's Online NZSL Dictionary plans to expand the Dictionary by adding place sign names across New Zealand.  Deaf Studies Research Unit team may be visiting your area to collect the place signs which will be added to The Online Dictionary of NZSL database.
 

Nelson

Nelson Deaf Community Forth Coming Events

If you require any further information on any of the Nelson Deaf community events, contact the Secretary Rachel Summers:
Email: nelsondeaf@gmail.com
Mobile: 021 102 4400
 
Walk to the Centre of NZ 
Where: Meet at the car park on the corner of Hardy St and Milton St.
When: 19th September
Time: 11:00am
 
Please bring walking shoes and a bottle of water. After the walk we will go to a cafe for lunch. We will decide together on the day which cafe. 
 
If you really need transport please let Rachel know and she will organise. 
 
We hope to see you all there.
 

Catch up at Suburban Club

Where: 168 Tahunanui Drive
When:  Friday 2nd October
Time: 5:30pm onwards.
 
Hope to see everyone there. Please let Rachel know if you need transport so she can organise for you.
 

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. 
 
 
Canterbury

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.

Christchurch
Thursday 24th September at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzergald Avenue, Christchurch

Deaf with Additional Disabilities Get Together

Come, get together, see your friends and make new friends!  There will be activities!
 
When: 23rd September
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: At Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue
 
For more information, please contact Kat, dscevent@snap.net.nz or text at 022 323 1459

 

Pink Night

Dress up in pink, play some games, wearable arts and win some prizes!
 
When: Friday 25th September
Time: 7:00pm
Where: At Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue
 
For more information, please contact DSC office.



 
Otago

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.

Dunedin
Thursday 24th September at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin

Coffee Club

Come along for a chat and a cuppa!
 
When: Thursday 24th September
Time: 10:00am
Where: Deaf Aotearoa office community room
Please bring a small plate to share.
 

Access For All – Dunedin

A public forum to discuss access in Dunedin. Hosted by CCS Disability Action and the Disabled Persons Assembly with the support of the Dunedin City Council.
 
When: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Clarkson Room, Regent Theatre, The Octagon (Take the lift to the First Floor)
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreters will be present.
The Forum will start with morning tea. RSVP to Alana Draffin by Friday, September 18th, 2015 for catering purposes. Contact (03) 4796 881, e-mail: Alana.Draffin@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
 
 Spirit of Adventure Trust

If you’re interested please see Michelle for more information.



 
Southland

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.

Invercargill
Thursday 24th September at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: TBC

Beginner 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
 
Click here to view the NZSL video.