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National



Apply For The NZSL Fund! 

The second round of the NZSL Fund is now open, closing 10:00am Friday 19th February 2016. If you have any questions, please contact nz_sign_language@msd.govt.nz to set up a Skype meeting.
 
NZSL Fund Policies and Criteria:
·         English: http://www.odi.govt.nz/documents/nzsl/nzsl-fund/2015-12-policies-and-criteria-nzsl-fund-round-2.doc
·         NZSL: https://youtu.be/CoFu6a8Bd30
 
Application form
·         English: http://www.odi.govt.nz/documents/nzsl/nzsl-fund/2015-12-application-form-nzsl-fund-round-2.doc
·         NZSL: https://youtu.be/ao_VV0Q41V0
 
Help with completing your application form
·         English: http://www.odi.govt.nz/documents/nzsl/nzsl-fund/2015-12-help-with-completing-your-nzsl-fund-application-nzsl-fund-round-2.doc
·         NZSL: https://youtu.be/KMg2ABy72k4
 

 

Northland

Ruakaka Surf Day 2016


Where: 
Ruakaka Lifesaving Club
When: Saturday 5th March
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
 
Would you like to have a go at surfing? Surfed before and want to do it again?
Tiaho Trust are hosting another ‘Ruakaka Surf Day for people with any type of disability.
Full assistance in the water will be provided and a beach chair will be available.
Wetsuits will be available for participants who don’t have one.
BBQ provided for all participants and volunteers.
 
For a registration form, contact:
Saffron Offen at Tiaho Trust
Call: 0800 430 3406
Email: saffron@tiaho.org.nz
 

Crafty Peoples Craft Market 


Where:
 Whangarei Club, 18 Rust Ave, Whangarei
When: Once a month – Saturday
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
 
Saturday 20th February2016, 9:00am–1:00pm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 9:00am–1:00pm  
Saturday 16th April 2016, 9:00am–1:00pm  
Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:00am–1:00pm  
Saturday 18th June 2016, 9:00am–1:00pm
 
Set up in May 2014, as a place for local artisans to sell their high quality handmade products, Crafty People is a vibrant and fun food and makers market. We pride ourselves on the quality, diverse and original products that are brought to the market by our stall holders each month.
 
We're calling for all crafters, artisans, foodies/produce growers and designers for the market. We're looking for stalls with quality NZ designed and made products to join our crafty family.
If you're keen or know someone, please get in touch with us by going to the website and applying for a stall: http://craftypeoplemarkets.blogspot.co.nz/  
 
If you aren't Arty, or Crafty, don't worry! Just come along and see what we have on offer!
 
Auckland

Deaf Aotearoa Executive Board in Auckland

The DAHL Executive Board are in Auckland on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February 2016 for meetings in the city.

On Friday night they are taking the opportunity to meet with the Auckland Deaf Community. (Please see video message from Executive Board President Robert Hewison below.)  The Board will be introducing themselves and sharing a little about the work they do.  They will then be staying to socialise with the community and join them in their Chinese New Year celebrations.

When: Friday 19th February

Time: 7:30pm onwards

Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral

 

Comprehensive First Aid TEC Course

Have you forgotten DRSABC? Or what to do to deal with a burn? Has your certificate expired? Contact Rachel to enroll in this Comprehensive First Aid Course, there are only 8 places available.
 
This course covers:
·         Assessment of emergency situations
·         Adult, child, and infant resuscitation and choking
·         Bleeding, shock, fractures, sprains and head injuries
·         Hypothermia, burns and poisoning
·         Medical emergencies, including asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy
·         How to manage complex medical and traumatic emergency care situations
 
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a New Zealand Red Cross First Aid Certificate.
 
When: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February
Time:  Saturday – 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday – 8:30am – 1:00pm
Where: New Zealand Red Cross
175 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland
Cost: Free
 
Please bring your own lunch and drink as this is not provided at the course.
 
NZSL Interpreters are provided.
 
If you are interested to enrol, please contact Rachel Berry as soon as possible to confirm your place at:
Email: Rachel.berry@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 512 943 

Barista TEC Course 

Want a barista job? You want to buy your own machine or business?

Learn about coffee’s history, heritage, and the effects on flavour due to provessing, blending and roasting. Master the espresso machine and learn basic maintenance. Cup coffee, tasting different blends and roasts. Learn to create all the espresso beverages on a coffee menu.

When: Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd April 2016

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm on both days

Where: Uxbridge Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick

Cost: Free, NZSL interpreters also provided

Tutor: Nadin Rathgeber

 

There are only 6 places available so if you are interested in this free course, please contact Rachel Berry at:

Email: Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz

Text: 021 512 943
 

TEC Courses in 2016

Every year Deaf Aotearoa runs TEC courses for the community. These courses can vary from a barista course to a forklifting course to a first aid course. The end result is that you’d gain a whole lot more skills and a certificate to put on your CV.

We want to deliver what you would like to gain. If you have any ideas on which courses you’d like to do, please contact your local Deaf Aotearoa office.

 

In Auckland, please contact Rachel Berry or Catherine Greyling at:

Email: Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz or Catherine.Greyling@deaf.org.nz
 

 

South Auckland

Kite Day

When: Sunday 21st February
Where:  Harbourview- Orangihina Park, Te  Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
Cost: Free
 
A free, fun family event.
Bring along your kite or come enjoy watching the big kites fly.
Enjoy free rides on the pirate ship and tea cups.
Older children will enjoy the boot camp obstacle course.
There will be prizes, plus a free sausage sizzle and ice cream.
 
More information about this event: http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2016/02/come-fly-a-kite/
 

South Auckland Deaf Club

When: Friday 26th February
Where: 183 Great South Road, Papatoetoe Clubroom.
Time:  7:30pm onwards
 
Come along and meet your friends or new faces at South Auckland Deaf Club. You can bring your children but only until 9:00pm.

NZSL Classes

Our basic New Zealand Sign Language course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language.  
 
By the end of the six week course in two hour sessions, you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and greet other people
  • Use finger spelling alphabet, numbers and time concepts
  • Demonstrate facial expressions, needs and wants
  • Have a basic conversation with other signers
Check out the flyer for more information and how to enrol. 
 
Waikato

Waikato Office New Staff

Hi, I’m Marissa Lessing a facilitator at Waikato office.
I’m looking forward to meeting you all.
  

Ideas for NZSL Week Waikato

We will be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of NZSL being one of New Zealand’s official languages. We are planning for NZSL week and need ideas for what events we should organise.
 
If you have ideas please email Marissa Lessing
Email: marissa.lessing@deaf.co.nz  
Text: 021 516 399
 

Chartwell Event Cinema Closed Captions Monday Movie 

In 2001 Derek Zoolander was the world’s top male supermodel. 15 years later, Derek, hansel and Mugatu are back! This time they will be joined by some really, really, ridiculously good-looking celebrities.
 
Movie: Zoolander 2 (M)
Date: Monday 22nd February
Time: 11:00am, 1:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:00pm
Length: 1 hr 50mins
Where: Chartwell Event Cinemas
Address: Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre, Cnr Hukanui & Comries Rd, Chartwell
 

‘Signing At The Cook’

The first ‘Signing at the Cook’ catch up for 2016 is here.
 
Come along and join in a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) social catch up. Enjoy using, learning and practicing NZSL with others.  All welcome; Deaf, hearing, Hard of Hearing - Everyone!  Children welcome if with an adult.
 
Date: Friday 18th March
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: The Cook Café and Bar (Social catch ups are downstairs, NZSL Quiz Nights are upstairs on mezzanine floor)
Address: 7 Cook Street, Hamilton East 
Cost: Free
 
For more information contact: Kayte Shaw – Community Development Kaituitui     
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz    
Mobile: 021 517 791 (text or call)
Phone: 07 211 4552  
 

Congratulations ‘At The End Of My Hands’ Team

January and February saw the North Island tour of Equal Voices’ bilingual performance of ‘At The End Of My Hands’, which had 2 hearing and 4 Deaf actors from the Waikato it in. The performancepresented a collection of stories for Deaf and hearing audiences, performed in both NZSL and English. The ‘At The End Of My Hands’ team travelled to Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton to performance their show. A huge congratulations to you all for a wonderful achievement. We can’t wait to see what’s next.
 
Check out some of the pictures from the performance attached.
Stay tuned to the Equal Voices Facebook page for more information about future performances: https://www.facebook.com/equal.voices/



  

 

NZSL Classes

Our basic New Zealand Sign Language course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language.  
 
By the end of the six week course in two hour sessions, you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and greet other people
  • Use finger spelling alphabet, numbers and time concepts
  • Demonstrate facial expressions, needs and wants
  • Have a basic conversation with other signers

Check out the flyer for more information and how to enrol. 

Bay of Plenty

TEC Programme  – Money Matters

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga

When: Thursday 3rd March f

Time: 9:00am till 12:30pm

Cost: Free


NZSL interpreters provided.

This is a course on setting financial goals, making a budget and how to manage debt.

Click on flyer for more information and contact Colina Hoye by the 22nd February to put your name down. 

  

TEC Programme – Basic First Aid

Tauranga

Where: Historic Village Hall, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga

When: Thursday 14th April

Time: 9:00am till 1:00pm

Cost: Free

 

Rotorua

Where: Rotorua District Library, Haupapa Room, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua

When: Friday 15th April 

Time: 9:30am till 1:30pm

Cost: Free

 

NZSL interpreters provided.

This is a 4 hour Basic First Aid course. This is good to have for home, work and when you are out. You will be given a certificate.

Click on flyer for more information and contact Colina Hoye by Wednesday 30th March to put your name down.

   
 

NZSL Classes

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Every Wednesday from 6:30pm till 8:30pm
2nd March
9th March
16th March
23rd March
30th March
6th April
Cost: $75.00 for 6 weeks
 
To enrol, contact Sue Lessing.
Email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 920 675
 
Our basic New Zealand Sign Language course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language.  
 
By the end of the six week course in two hour sessions, you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and greet other people
  • Use finger spelling alphabet, numbers and time concepts
  • Demonstrate facial expressions, needs and wants
  • Have a basic conversation with other signers
Taranaki

Interpreted Tour - Len Lye: Flora and Fauna


What
: Sense Art/Art Access
When: Monday 29th February
Time 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where:  Len Lye Centre
Cost:  Free entry
  
All welcome! Seeing and hearing dogs welcome too
 
The Govett-Brewster host’s descriptive touch and New Zealand Sign Language interpreted tours.
 
Hosting tours for people with hearing and vision impairments, at the start of new exhibitions.
Join Len Lye Curator Paul Brobbel for a tour of the exhibition Len Lye: Flora and Fauna.

TEC workshop – Deaf Hauora – Te Whare Tapa Wha

Being well, staying healthy, improving happiness and understanding culture.

Esther Tan from Tui Ora will lead this workshop on the Maori health models – Te Whare Tapa Wha – the four cornerstones of Maori health.  With its strong foundations and four equal sides the symbol of the wharenui illustrates the four dimensions of Maori well-being. Taha tinana (physical health), Taha wairua (spiritual health), taha whanau (family health) and Taha hinengaro (mental health).
 
When: Monday 29th February
What: Te Whare Tapa Wha
Where: Taranaki Disability Information Centre meeting room
             28 Young Street, New Plymouth
           
             and  
         
             Waka Ama 
             Ngamotu Beach, Ocean View Parade, Ngamotu

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Interpreter:  Ruth Metcalf
 

Waka Ama

Waka Ama is the story and traditions of the power of the Waka.  Taare Ruakere from Otaikokako Waka Ama Club will talk about the values and Tikanga; the set of beliefs associated with the practices and procedures to be followed and then you take the Waka’s out over Ngamotu waters.
 
What: Waka Ama
Where: Ngamotu Beach, Ocean View Parade, Ngamotu
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Interpreter: Ruth Metcalf
  

NZSL Week Celebrations, Events and Activities

We are now planning NZSL week celebrations, events and activities again and would like to hear the community’s thoughts on what events would interest everyone that we would consider organising for this year.

We will be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of NZSL being an official language of New Zealand.  Deaf Aotearoa will be planning larger than life celebrations to mark this anniversary.
 
If you have any ideas, please contact Niki

Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz 
Text:  021 556 989
 

COGS Public Meeting

COGS provides government funding to support community-owned and community-driven social services and projects that contribute to the development of vibrant and sustainable whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.
 
All welcome!
 
North Taranaki
 
New Plymouth
When: Thursday 25th February 2016
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
Where: Council Chamber; New Plymouth District Council, Liardet St

South Taranaki
When: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
 
Hawera
Time: 10.00 – 12.00pm
Where:  The Hall Lounge; 62-68 Albion Street
 
Stratford
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: TSB Chambers; 61-63 Miranda Street
 
Agenda

  • Report on the 2015 funding decisions
  • Identify local funding priorities for 2016
  • Presentation on Charities Services new reporting standards
  • COGS funding criteria and requirements in regards to;

o   Compliance with the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014
o   Funding for Outcomes
 
 
For further information contact:
Phone: 06 759 8246
Marion James marion.james@dia.govt.nz or Adrian Poa adrian.poa@dia.govt.nz
 

From Evelyn Kennedy – President of Taranaki Deaf Club

Here is a photo of my family in Wellington on a holiday and we decided to visit the CQ Restaurant - Cafe and Bar (223 Cuba St) for our evening meal.



CQ Restaurant - Cafe and Bar offered us a unique dining experience, which is the country’s first ever restaurant to launched their menu in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Meeting the Deaf staff, my family had fun learning to use sign to order their menu.
While out and about I learned there is also a cafe in Lower Hutt that also experience NZSL, unfortunately upon arrival we found it closed due to Waitangi holiday.

Name is Co-Ed Cafe (Coffee Educators) at 22 Kings Crescent.
 
I just wondered are there any other cafes/restaurants that gives opportunities for students or Deaf people to communicate together in NZSL, have fun and of course the opportunity to explore your part of New Zealand while on family travels.

Hawkes Bay

Poppy Making Activity 



Where:
 MTG Hawkes Bay, 1 Tennyson Street, Napier
When: Saturday 27th February
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Adults $10 / Concession $7.50 / Children under 15 years - Free
Website: http://www.mtghawkesbay.com/
 
To support our exhibition commemorating the centenary of the First World War we have a poppy making table in the Century Theatre foyer where you can make your own poppies. Write the name of someone you know who was a part of WW1, or of someone that you would like to commemorate with your poppy, then add your poppy to our poppy wall in the Octagon Gallery. Instructions and materials are provided. 

This activity runs for the duration of our exhibition and is a simple way to commemorate loved ones who went to war, in a display that will become more spectacular as each poppy is added. 
  

Black Barn Grower’s Market

Where: Black Barn Rd, Havelock North
When: Saturday 27th February
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Restrictions: All ages
Cost: Admission Free
Website: http://blackbarn.com/market.asp
 
New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 12 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer.
 
Open from 9:00am till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down Black Barn Road to the carparks and you’ll see the market under the trees beside the underground cellars.
 
Under a big ring of plane trees the canvas covered market has its own place nestled in the heart of the vineyard. Local growers, bakers and producers are either to bed late or up early getting the very freshest and the best produce ready for market to open at 9am. The market season opens with the new season’s asparagus, strawberries and artichokes and finishes as summer comes to an end with stonefruit, peppers and beans. As well as all the seasonal produce, the market is crammed with fresh baked breads, locally roasted coffee, flowers, meat, pickles, olive oil, organic veges, lavender products etc etc etc.
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Looking for Employment?

Where: Level 5, 215 Railway Avenue, Tower Building, Hastings, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand.
When: Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm. Thursday and Friday by appointment.
Restrictions: 16 years of age and up
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna (Email: katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 920 023) Lee Bullivant (Email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 459 005
Website: www.deaf.org.nz/services/employment
 
We can help make of update your CV and cover letter. Make a job search diary and register with recruitment agencies and prepare for interviews. Get you an interpreter for your interview and more. Come in and see Kat or Lee Monday – Wednesday between 9am-4pm. Or Thursday and Friday by appointment.
   

Logo Design Contest

Where: HB Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale, Napier
When: Entry Closes Thursday 31st March
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Contact: hbdeaf@clear.net.nz
 
To enter you must create a logo in a 5cm by 5cm box. (Logo must be in this box please). Maximum of three (3) designs can be submitted per person. Create and save logo design in jpeg or PDF format. Please email or post your entry form and design/s to HBDC, 22 Lee Road, Taradale or email to hbdeaf@clear.net.nz
 
HBDC committee will look at designs and will choose 3 top designs to put forward to HBDC AGM in May 2016 where the full attendance at the AGM will choose the best logo for HBDC Inc to use. We hope the people who did the top 3 designs will be at the May AGM so that the winner will be announced.
 

Manawatu

St Johns First Aid Refresher Course

When: Wednesday 30th March

Where: St Johns, 324 Church Street, Palmerston North

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

What to bring: Your First Aid Certificate, lunch and drink.

Contact: Lianna Kennedy (Email: lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz)

 

Interpreters will be there.

Those who have a current First Aid Certificate that needs to be updated this year can come along to this First Aid Refresher course. Your current qualification if it was issued more than 2 years ago or you need to learn first aid from scratch - this course is not the right course.

This year this refresher course will be provided by St Johns.  Our first aid skills need to be updated regularly and practiced.  This is to make sure we are doing the right thing in an emergency.  This workshop will include practical and theory to refresh our memory.  We will also learn the latest first aid technology and keep our confidence as a first aider. 

Want to know more about this workshop and what it includes, please refer to the flyer attached.

If you want to come along and do this workshop you need to complete a registration form before Friday 18th March, no late registrations will be completed.
 

NZSL Interpreted Events Coming Up In March in Wellington

The NZ Festival in Wellington has a number of fantastic NZSL interpreted events coming up for the start of March. Saran Goldie-Anderson will be interpreting for each NZSL interpreted performance.
 
Please help us spread the word by forwarding the below information and youtube link to your networks and interest groups.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4-GffOIqFQ Click on this NZ Sign Language youtube clip for details about each event.
 
Book your tickets by clicking here www.festival.co.nz/access. To get a seat close to the interpreter use the code ACCESSNZF. This will also give you the lowest possible ticket price for you and a companion. Tickets from $39!
 
The NZSL interpreted events are:

  •  ‘Te Po’ – NZ theatre production by Theatre Stampede and Nightsong Productions, Thursday 3rd March 7:30pm
  •  Do I belong here? – free artist talk by Chunky Move, 10th March at 1:00pm
  • ‘Complexity of belonging’ by Australian company Chunky Move, Sunday 13th March at 1:30pm

 Take a look at the rest of the NZ Festival programme here www.festival.co.nz  
   

Police Powers Workshop

When: Wednesday 24th February
Where: BNZ Partnership Centre, 203 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (please be there at 11:45am)
What to bring: Pen
Contact: Lianna Kennedy Email: lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz
 
We have organised a representative from the Palmerston North Police to come to this seminar.  The Police are very keen to have a better system in place for future dealings with the Deaf Community.  It will be the perfect time for you to come to this seminar to ask as many questions as possible.
 
For more information see flier attached.
 
If you want to attend this workshop there is a registration form that needs to be done before the day of the workshop.  You can download the form on the newsletter or visit the office to complete a form. I am happy to support you through the registration process if needed.
 

NZSL Classes

Our basic New Zealand Sign Language course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of New Zealand  Sign Language.  
 
By the end of the six week course in two hour sessions, you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and greet other people
  • Use finger spelling alphabet, numbers and time concepts
  • Demonstrate facial expressions, needs and wants
  • Have a basic conversation with other signers

Check out the flyer for more information and how to enrol. 

Wellington

NZ Festival – Interpreted Shows In Wellington

The Wellington Festival of the Arts will be starting up again very soon, and on offer are three interpreted events, as below. When we get more information we will share with you. Please note you need to purchase tickets to see Te Po and Complexity of Belonging.
 
What: Complexity of Belonging
When: Sunday 13th March
Time: 1.30pm
Where: St James Theatre - $39
http://www.festival.co.nz/2016/events/complexity-belonging/
 
What: Te Po 
When: Thursday 3rd March
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa - $39
http://www.festival.co.nz/2016/events/te-po/
 
What: Artist Talk – Do I Belong Here?
When: Thursday 10 March
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Upstairs at St James Theatre – FREE
 
More information about the events:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4-GffOIqFQ
  

Funtime Carnival

The Carnival is back in town, don’t miss your chance to ride the Sizzle, Ghost train and enjoy a trip on the carousel. See the sights from afar on the ferris wheel or have a go on the dodgems!
 
Where: Avalon Park, Taita Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt
When and time: Friday 19th February 6:30pm
    Saturday 20th February 11:00am
    Sunday 21st February 11:00am
Restrictions: All Ages.
Ticket Information: Door Sales Only
  

Teddy Bears Picnic

Hey kids and cuddly friends! Pack a picnic with your teddy and join the Teddy Bears Picnic.
Has your teddy ever done a triathlon? Piggy Back Race?
 
Have a picnic lunch in the park with a sausage sizzle for $1 per sausage.
                                
Entertainment, music, games, face painting, competitions, celebration Mr Bear and a bear hunt.
 
Where: Shorland Park, Wellington
When: Sunday 21st February
Time: 12:30pm
Costs: Free
 
Parents/Carers must accompany children
For more information and have a look at website.
http://islandbayfestival.org.nz/index.php/events/teddy-bears-picnic/
  

Stir It Up

Come along and have cuppa at the café.
All welcome – Deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, or organisations…
 
Please RVSP one week before before the sessions date.
 
Where: Little Café (next to War Memorial Library) 2 Queen Drive, Lower Hutt
When: Tuesday 23rd February
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Contact: Shannon Krogmann
Email: Shannon.krogmann@deaf.org.nz
  

Nelson

Catch Up At Suburban Club

This is a regular Nelson Deaf Community Event. It’s a great opportunity for hearing and Deaf to get together and socialise.  


Where: Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson

When: Saturday 27th February

Time: 5:30pm

 

Everyone is welcome.

Nelson Deaf Community AGM

Where: Suburban Club, Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
When: Saturday 23rd April
Time: 3;30pm (please be there at 3:00pm)
Contact: Rachel Summers 
               Email: nelsondeaf@gmail.com
               Text: 021 102 4400
 
We will be having dinner at the Suburban Club afterwards.  Please come support us.  We would love to see more people there and to give us feedback.
 

Volunteers Wanted

NZSL week this year will be held 9th - 15th May.  Deaf Aotearoa will be running some events around the region during that week and we would love to have some volunteers helping us.
The events will be approximately for 2 - 2.5 hours long and will be in Nelson, Richmond and Motueka.
 
If you are interested, please contact Jenny at the Nelson Deaf Aotearoa Office
Email: jenny.hennessy-o'connell@deaf.org.nz
 
Office Closure
The Nelson office will be closed next week, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th.  Alison and Jenny will be in Christchurch for training on these days.

Canterbury

Christchurch Rebuild Tour

When: Sunday 28th February 2016
Time: 1:00pm
 
Please meet outside the Canterbury Museum at 12:45pm
 
Seats are filling up fast, so book your seats early before they run out!

  

 

Southern Zone Deaf Rugby Poker Night

Where: Canterbury Deaf Society, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue
Cost: $5
Time: 7:00pm
When: 19th February 2016
 
Game starts at 8:00pm.
 
Top 3 get prizes
 
This is fundraising for Easter Weekend and there will be yummy food at the café.
  

Looking For Employment

Where: 96 Bristol Street, Deaf Aotearoa
When: Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm. Thursday and Friday by appointment.
 
If you are looking for a new job or are working but want a change in career.  Please contact Deaf Aotearoa and they can refer you to an assessor. Once you have been assessor, one of the appointed facilitator will work with you by updating CV, cover letters and looking for work.
   

Captioning on Prime

From 13th February captions will be available on some programmes on Prime! Great news that’s a fantastic start. Some of the programmes captioned will be:

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Unforgotten
  • Limitless
  • University Challenge
  • Elementary
  • NCIS New Orleans

http://able.co.nz/news/entry/blog-captions-now-available-on-prime
  

NZSL Classes

Our basic New Zealand Sign Language course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language.  
 
By the end of the six week course in two hour sessions, you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and greet other people
  • Use finger spelling alphabet, numbers and time concepts
  • Demonstrate facial expressions, needs and wants
  • Have a basic conversation with other signers

Check out the flyer for more information and how to enrol. 

Otago

Lantern Festival


When: 
Saturday 20th February
Time: 10:30am–5:00pm
Where: Dunedin Chinese Garden
Ticket Information: General: $9.00 Door Sales Only
For More Information: http://www.dunedinchinesegarden.com/events/chinese-garden/chinese-lantern-festival
    
 

Deaf Aotearoa Office Closure

Michelle and Rebecca are going to Christchurch for Staff Training. The office will be closed on Tuesday 23rd February and Wednesday 24th February. 
    

Captioning On Prime

Did you know that from 13th February captions will be available on some programmes on Prime! Great news that’s a fantastic start. Some of the programmes captioned will be:

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Unforgotten
  • Limitless
  • University Challenge
  • Elementary
  • NCIS New Orleans

 
This is some of the few programmes, want to find out more check out http://able.co.nz/news/entry/blog-captions-now-available-on-prime
   
 

NZSL Week

We are planning for NZSL week again this year and would like to hear the community’s thoughts on what events we should organise this year.

We will be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of NZSL being an official language of New Zealand so would like to celebrate with our community!
 
If you have any ideas, please contact:
Rebecca Aitcheson
Email: Rebecca.Aitcheson@deaf.org.nz Michelle.Sinclair@deaf.org.nz
Text:   021 276 5646    
 
Michelle Sinclair
Email: Michelle.Sinclair@deaf.org.nz
Text:  021 471033
   

Southland

Staff Whereabouts

Rebecca is away next Tuesday 23rd February and Wednesday 24th February, due to training.
For any emergencies please text Rebecca.
Text: 021 554 905
 

Camp Columba

All the best to those families that are away to join Otago Association for Deaf Children at Pukerau Family Camp, have fun meeting new families and likeminded people.
 
If you have any news you would like to share please don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca with your Feedback.
Email: Rebecca.petre@deaf.co.nz
 
Have Fun! Drive Safe.
 

Stir It Up

What: Casual catch up / Coffee Group
When:  Monday 29th February 2016
Where:  Pyramid Café, (inside the Museum)
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Costs: Your own costs
 
Please refer to flyer for the year’s dates.
Hope to see you all there for a catch up, and chat about upcoming events, courses, and just enjoy each other’s company.
 
All welcome!
 

NZSL Tutors

Thank you to those who have expressed their interests in being a tutor – more information to come.
 
We look forward to a bigger better 2016 NZSL Week.
 
If you have some ideas on activities or events you would like to do get in touch with Rebecca.
Text: 021 554 905
Email: Rebecca.petre@deaf.co.nz
 
We would like for it to be for all ages.
Volunteers are welcomed – if you are interested please contact Rebecca.