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National

Deaf Aotearoa Internship Programme 2017



This is an amazing opportunity – be sure to check it out! 

About this position: Youth Intern 

The position is for 30 hours a week, on a one year fixed term.
 
The candidate must be a school leaver with a “can do attitude” who is willing to learn all aspects of Deaf Aotearoa’s services and work with different teams across the organisation.
 
They will report to and work closely with the Youth Service Team Leader, as well as delivering the Youth Service and offering support to other service teams.
 
The candidate will be enrolled to study the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Well-Being as part of the intern programme, as well as a wide range of internal training.
 
The candidate must be willing to learn New Zealand Sign Language.
 
Applications close on Friday 18th November 2016.
 
For a full position description, please check the link on the flyer.
 
Please submit your CV and cover letter to Jake LaBerge (details on the flyer).
You are also welcome to make a video of yourself with an introduction and brief background about yourself.
 
Good luck!

Shirley McKenzie Scholarship 2016



Applications for the Shirley McKenzie Scholarships are now welcome!

Click below to view NZSL videos and download the application form. 
http://deaf.org.nz/services/scholarship

Madison Davy – Finalist in 2016 Attitude Awards


 

Deaf Aotearoa is proud to announce we have one of our Youth from Taranaki a finalist in this year’s Attitude awards.
 
Madison Davy from Stratford, Taranaki is a finalist in the category, “Attitude Youth Spirit Award”.
 
Follow this link to see all the finalists and read all about Attitude Awards:
http://attitudelive.com/campaigns/the-attitude-awards-2016-finalists/
 
On Sunday 23rd October at 8.30am on TV1 there will be the programme showing all finalists of the Attitude Awards.  Watch this programme to see the filmed clip on Madison.  A film crew came to Taranaki and filmed Madison at home and at the local zoo hanging out with her Deaf Youth club friends.
 
Following the screening of the finalists on Sunday you “the viewer” have the opportunity to vote for Madison in the “People’s Choice” awards.  Once the video link is placed on the website, you will be able to see Madison clip and vote.  Need to keep an eye out.
 
Tuesday 29th November is awards night in Auckland at the ASB showgrounds.

Sunday 4th December at 8.30am highlights from finalist’s awards night will screen during Attitude programme on TV1.

Click on the link below to read Madison’s journey (page 11) to becoming a finalist for these awards.
https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/e-edition/south-taranaki-star/7967
 

Trustee Vacancy - Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for expressions of interest from people in the disability sector who are interested in joining their board of trustees.
 
Arts Access Aotearoa provides national leadership, on reducing barriers to accessing the arts.
 
Preference will be given to a potential trustee who has specific experience and knowledge of the barriers faced by disabled and / or Deaf people in accessing and participating in the arts.
 
If you are interested, please click the Expression of Interest document on the right for more information.

 

Interpreter Standards Project



 

Northland

Te Tai Tokerau – Northland Deaf Society 



Where: Northland Club, 8 Porowini Ave, Whangarei 
When: Saturday 15th October
Time: 4.30pm – 11.00pm
 
Come along to Te Tai Tokerau – Northland Deaf Club for another fun evening.
 
Topics for Discussion:

  • Northland Deaf Society 55th Anniversary 2017!
  • Alana and Vicki need Deaf Club Member’s help to find photos, videos and tell stories for 55th Anniversary
  • Christmas Dinner – final decision.

 
Alana will also give another of her famous quizzes! There will be a prize for the winner.
 
For more information please contact: 
Email: Northlanddeafclub@gmail.com  

PechaKucha – Harbour Marine Reserve 10th Anniversary





NZSL Interpreters provided

 
When: Wednesday 19th October
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Old Stone Butter Factory
             8 Butter Factory Lane
             Whangarei
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: Deaf Free
         Hearing $5
 
This PK is to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Whangarei Marine Reserve.
 
It’s hard to believe that the Whangarei Marine Reserve started from the initiative of Kamo High School Students 10 years ago.
 
Come along and see how our harbour marine life has grown and flourished.
 
Speakers - young and old, new  and experienced will present on this historic occasion.
 
All door sales go to allow one school in Whangarei to have a free guided snorkel experience in the harbour.

Swearing In Ceremony -  Mayor and Councillors

Where: Te Kotahitanga Hall, Forum North, Rust Ave, Whangarei
When: Tuesday 25th October
Time: Start 5.30pm sharp. Please be seated before. No latecomers.
 
NZSL Interpreted.
 
This is a ceremony where the Mayor and Councillors swear to do their best to be honest, hardworking representatives.  The Mayor will receive robes and chains of office.
 
Please come in tidy clothes. No jeans/t-shirts
 
Cup of tea will be provided at end of ceremony.
 
If you can’t come, you can watch the live stream on Channel North TV.
 
For more information please contact Carina De Graff (Personal assistant to Mayor and Deputy Mayor)
Email: carina.degraaf@wdc.govt.nz
 

Auckland

Auckland Disability Law - Community Evening





Where: Potters Park Event Centre, Auckland Deaf Society
When: Thursday 17th November
Time: 5.30pm
 
Judge Recordon currently sits on the Manukau Specialist Therapeutic Courts, including Family Violence, Youth Rangatahi, Pasifika and Mental Health Courts.
 
Phil works to place the person at the centre of the legal process. This is based on his experience as a Judge since 2003, and previously as a lawyer for 30 year practicing in Auckland in Family Law, Youth Law and Mental Health Law including 23 years as a District Inspector for Mental Health.
 
RSVP with your name and contact information.
Email: info@adl.org.nz
Text: 027 457 5140
Phone: 09 257 5140

Relationship Health for Women 



Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland
When: Saturday 29th October
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: Free – NZSL interpreters and refreshments provided.
 
This is the second workshop by Sunshine Prior about women’s health. This workshop will explain what healthy relationships mean: the differences between good and bad relationships, what abuse is and how to keep good relations between partners/spouses.
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Catherine Greyling.
Email: catherine.greyling@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 518 709
 

Accessibility Tools



Where: Deaf Aotearoa Auckland Office, 1836-1848 Great North Road, Avondale
When: Monday 17th October
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Free
 
This workshop will focus on how VIS and Mobile Text Relay services work, how they could be useful in your day to day life and how to use them effectively. Learn how to register for TXT111 and how to use accessible apps on your tablet or smartphone.
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Tom O’Neill:
Email: tom.oneill@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 540 448

South Auckland

Cover Letters Workshop



Where: Friendship House, Te Maunga Room , Level 2, 20 Putney Way, Manukau City 
When: Thursday 27th October
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm     
 
Want to know about cover letters? What are they? What does a cover letter require? If this sounds like you, then come along.
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Jane Crown.
Email: jane.crown@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 276 5772
 

Make Your Home Fire-Safe Workshop



Where: Deaf Aotearoa South Auckland Office, Level 1, Westfield Mall, Manukau, Auckland
When: Saturday 5th November 2016
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
 
This workshop will be presented by Phil Faidley, Fire Officer.

  • Where fires start in homes, and why they start.
  • How to avoid a fire starting.
  • What to do if there is a fire - smoke alarms, escape plans, meeting places.
  • TXT111, alarms for deaf people, fire safety in public places, fire safety for children.

 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Natasha Cloete.
Email: natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 517 849

 

Waikato

4 Seasons River Run/Walk 



Where: Matakanohi Reserve, Ann Street Park, Beerescourt 
When: Saturday 29th October
Time: 9.00am
 
Enjoy Waikato River while participating in a social fun run/walking event. 
 
There will be hundreds of dollars in spot prizes on the day.
 
Limited numbers so get in quick.
 

Achieving Greater Success - Secrets to Promoting Your Personal Brand



Where: Blind Foundation, 15 Liverpool Street, Hamilton
When: Friday 28th October
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: Free
 
NZSL Interpreted.
 
Come along and learn secrets of promoting yourself as a brand. Learn from successful businessmen Adam Martin (BNZ) Barry De Geest (Renaissance Group) and Selwyn Cook (New Zealander of the year – Local Hero 2016). 
 
You will learn their secrets that propelled them down the road of success. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your professional development.
 
Morning tea will be provided.

Please RSVP by Thursday 27th October, 5.00pm
Email: Vaughan.mikkelson001@msd.govt.nz 
Text: 029 201 2608.
 
This is event is being put on by Enabling Good Lives Waikato and Disabled Persons Assembly.
  

Waka Ama Demonstration Day at Deaf Games 2016

Where: Hamilton Lake (Lake Rotoroa - Lake Domain Drive) Note: Innes Common side of lake
When: Sunday 23rd October (Labour Weekend)
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: FREE - All welcome to come and try.
 
Life Jackets and paddles provided.
 
Waka ama is included in Deaf Games this year as a demonstration sport. Come and have go at Waka ama; All welcome - bring along yourself, friends and whanau.
 
There will be a BBQ and cake stall there, so bring along some coins to spend and help support Deaf Games 2016.
 
Waka Ama World Champion - Vesna Radonich will also be there. Come along to meet her.

Trees at The Meteor 2017



Come and create a Christmas tree for the ‘Trees at the Meteor’ competition. All welcome, just bring your ideas and creativity!
 
Brainstorming and ideas session
Where: Waikato Deaf Aotearoa Office
When: Monday 17th October
Time: 10.00am  
 
Competition when: Thursday 15th – Tuesday 20th December
Where: Meteor Theatre Hamilton, Corner of Victoria street and Anzac Parade
Deadline for entry: Thursday  8th December, 2016
Website: http://www.treesatmeteor.co.nz/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/treesatthemeteor/
 
2017 categories:
Trees of Awesomeness: Trees can be make of anything, just make it awesome!
Minitree: No more than 20cm high.
12 Trees of Christmas Challenge: You are given a list of 12 things you must make the tree from. 100cm high x 60cm wide
 
If you are interested in creating something with others from the Waikato Deaf Community contact Joanne or Kayte.
 
Joanne Klaver
Email: joanneklaver@hotmail.com
Text: 021 1859 354
 
Kayte Shaw
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 517 791
 
Bay of Plenty

CANCELLED - Content Streaming Services Workshop

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. 

This workshop will not be rescheduled.

CANCELLED - What is Alzheimer's Workshop

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. 

This workshop will not be rescheduled.

Disabled Persons Assembly Western Bay Of Plenty



Where: Blind Foundation, 160 17th Avenue, Tauranga
When: Friday 28th October
Time: 12.45pm (seated), start at 1.00pm – 2.30pm
RSVP: robyn@chesters.net.nz by Tuesday 18th October for NZSL Interpreters
 
DPA will be having their AGM and at the same time have invited Todd Muller, our local MP, who would like to hear from your views on how the government can help us achieve our local vision to make ‘Tauranga the Most Inclusive and Accessible City in New Zealand’.
Todd Muller will also share his thoughts on the role of Government in helping us achieve the vision.
 
Your feedback will be of much value.

Pyes Pa School Calf Club and Gala Day



Where: Pyes Pa School, Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga
When: Saturday 15th October
Time: 8.00am, Calf Club and judging
          10.00am – 2.00pm, Gala will begin
 
A great family fun day outing! Pyes Pa School will have all the usual activities as well as exciting attractions.
 
Mini Jeeps, Merry Go Round, Horses and their famous BBQ!
 
Classic Flyers will do a flyover at about 1.00pm 
 

Spring Home Show



Where: ASB Baypark Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Tauranga
When: Saturday 15th October from 10.00am – 5.00pm
            Sunday 16th October from 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Adults $10.00
          Children 13 and under, free
 
Free Parking.
 
Are you building or renovating? Do you want more information? Visit the Spring Home Show!
 
There will be:

  • 180 Exhibitors
  • Prizes to be won
  • Daily entry deals
  • Live cooking theatre
  • Kids’ corner 

For more information please visit the website: http://www.springhomeshow.co.nz/show-features

Taranaki

Madison Davy – Finalist in 2016 Attitude Awards


 

Deaf Aotearoa is proud to announce we have one of our Youth from Taranaki a finalist in this year’s Attitude awards.
 
Madison Davy from Stratford, Taranaki is a finalist in the category, “Attitude Youth Spirit Award”.
 
Follow this link to see all the finalists and read all about Attitude Awards:
http://attitudelive.com/campaigns/the-attitude-awards-2016-finalists/
 
On Sunday 23rd October at 8.30am on TV1 there will be the programme showing all finalists of the Attitude Awards.  Watch this programme to see the filmed clip on Madison.  A film crew came to Taranaki and filmed Madison at home and at the local zoo hanging out with her Deaf Youth club friends.
 
Following the screening of the finalists on Sunday you “the viewer” have the opportunity to vote for Madison in the “People’s Choice” awards.  Once the video link is placed on the website, you will be able to see Madison clip and vote.  Need to keep an eye out.
 
Tuesday 29th November is awards night in Auckland at the ASB showgrounds.

Sunday 4th December at 8.30am highlights from finalist’s awards night will screen during Attitude programme on TV1.

Click on the link below to read Madison’s journey (page 11) to becoming a finalist for these awards.
https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/e-edition/south-taranaki-star/7967

Royale Rumble – Youth

Where: Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace
When: Friday 21st October
Time: 7.00pm
What: U18’s party
Cost: Student $15.00
Due to popular demand, Zeal is excited to announce they are hitting New Plymouth on Friday 21st October and launching the biggest under 18’s party!
 
Featuring some of the finest talent emerging from all corners of NZ, Zeal have pulled together one EPIC line-up of the best emerging DJ's that NZ has to offer, alongside one HUGE visual and audio spectacle. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite young local DJ to win the opening set.
 
They're rolling out the red carpet, calling in the best photographers across the region and are working overtime to create this night into the BEST night of your life! Make sure you come dressed in white.
 
Limited tickets are available for purchase online via Ticketek. Alternatively, you can track down your school rep and buy authorized hard copies.
 
For more information visit: www.zeal.nz

Youth Sports Club 


 

Where: Sutherland park, 41 Fernleigh Street, New Plymouth
When: Thursday 27th October
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: Free to youth with a physical disability
 
A great opportunity to learn boxing and kickboxing combinations and ground control, while also focusing on anti-bullying messages, building confidence, self-discipline and respect. 
 
Parafed will cover those members with a disability and it will cost $5 for siblings.  This will be great fun and is something a bit different so don’t miss it.
 
To register please contact Tracy.
Email:  tracy@sporttaranaki.org.nz 
Text: 027 632 2911


Positively Deaf – Raising Awareness Workshop



Where: Taranaki Disability Information Centre, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth
When: Saturday 5th November
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Cost:  Free – NZSL interpreters and refreshments provided.
 
What is Deaf culture?  How do you communicate with Deaf/hard of Hearing people? Have you wondered how Deaf people overcome barriers in their everyday lives?
 
Meet some Deaf people, become more Deaf aware and gain a valuable insight into Deaf culture.
 
This fun workshop gives you the opportunity to learn alongside Deaf people.  This will broaden your understanding and improve your awareness of the Deaf community.
 
This is a great opportunity to ‘open the door, look and see!’
 
For more information or to enrol in this course please contact Lisa Masters.
Email: lisa.masters@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 518 070

Computer Workshops - Deaf Technology




When: Monday 17th October
            Tuesday 18th October
Where: BNZ, Taranaki Board Room, Level 1, 13-15 Devon Street
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tutor: Juan Richardson
 
Session 1 – Computers and Security
Session 2 – Basic Microsoft Office Skills
Session 3  Advanced Skills for MS Office and Photoshop
Session 4 – Social Media Safety
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Niki Jenkinson.
Email: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 556 989

Hawkes Bay

Hawke’s Bay Families of Deaf Children – The National Aquarium Event Update  



On Saturday the 8th of October the Hawke’s Bay Families of Deaf children attended an overnight camp in NZSL at The National Aquarium. This was organised by the Hawke’s Bay Families of Deaf Children Committee.
 
There was a special guest Zak Best who gave the parent’s / adults an insight into the life of a deaf child through to adulthood, as well as inspiring our children to reach for the sky and push the limits without letting their impairment hold them back. Wow! What an experience that was.  
 
There were scavenger hunts, team activities , sign language competitions, exploration, free play, educational talks in both English and NZSL, a delicious meal from Burger Fuel and lots of quality time spent with other families in the same community as each other.
 
This camp has strengthened the group, and it was evident that new friendships were made between the children and also the families.
 
A special thanks to Zak Best for attending, supporting, sharing and teaching us some NZSL and encouraging the use with our children. And last but not least the families and children who attended and the awesome committee for setting this event up.
 
If you would like to join the group or have questions please email hbfdcinc@gmail.com

Hawke’s Bay Anniversary 2016



Where: Hawke’s Bay
When: Friday 21st October 2016
 
The office in Hastings will be closed on Friday 21st and Monday 24th October (Labour Wekkend) and will re-open on Tuesday 25th October.

Tremains Teddy Bears Picnic



Where: Anderson Park, Kennedy Road, Taradale, Napier
When: Sunday 23th October
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Entry: Free
 
Tremains Teddy bears picnic is a fun day out for the whole family.
 
There is free registration for your teddies and free giveaways.
 
There will be many craft stalls, mahons amusements, stage shows and lots more.
 
Spin the wheel with prizes up to $600, all money raised goes to Hawke’s Bay the Diabetic Society.

Stir It Up - Hastings



Where: McDonalds Hastings, 626 Heretaunga Street West, St Leonards, Hastings 4120
When: Monday 31st October 2016, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
            Monday 12th December 2016, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
Contact: Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to learn and/or experience New Zealand Sign Language for FREE.
 
Come along and attend our monthly casual gathering.
 
A great setting for First sign families, whanau and/or friends of all ages. All welcome – Deaf, Hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations. Everybody welcome!

Royal A&P Show - Hawke's Bay Show



Where: Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Kenilworth Rd, Hastings
When: Wednesday 19th October, 8.30am – 5.00pm        
             Thursday 20th October, 8.30am – 5.00pm        
              Friday 21st October, 8.30am – 5.00pm        
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Family Pass (2 adults, 3 kids): $35.00
 Adult: $16.00
Child (6-13 yrs): $10.00
Seniors and Students: $10.00
Kids under 5 are free: $0.00
Door Sales Only

Website: http://showgroundshb.co.nz/hawkes-bay-on-show.php
 
This is an action packed three-day event. The Royal Show is the premier agricultural Show in New Zealand featuring animals of all shapes and sizes, hundreds of trade sites, Taste Hawke's Bay Pavilion, Animal World and Mahons Amusements.
 
The Hawke's Bay Show is when town and country are at the closest, it’s a great family event with entertainment for all ages.

The Original Gypsy Fair - HASTINGS



When: Saturday 15th October, 9.00am – 5.00pm
             Sunday 16th October, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Where: Windsor Park, Windsor Ave, Hastings
Restrictions: All Ages
Entry: Free
Website: http://www.gypsyfair.co.nz/

 

Manawatu

Stir It Up



Where: Deaf Aotearoa, 74 The Square, First Floor, Palmerston North
When: Wednesday 19th October
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Contact: Annette Scott (Email: annette.scott@deaf.org.nz or Text: 021 641 996)
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and/or learn New Zealand Sign Language for FREE.
 
Come along and attend our monthly casual cuppa at the café.
 
A great setting for First Sign families, NZSL students, whanau and/or friends for all ages!

MDS Social & Prizegiving



Where: Manawatu Deaf Society clubrooms. 55b Totara Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North
When: Saturday 19th November 2016
Time: 6.00pm
Cost: $20 members
          $30 non members
 
Deadline for confirmation is Monday 14th November.
 
Manawatu Deaf Society is organising a Social & Sports Prizegiving with a BBQ buffet.

MDS Christmas Dinner



Where: Manawatu Deaf Society clubrooms. 55b Totara Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North
When: Saturday 3rd December 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 2.00am
Theme: Blue
Cost: $40 members
          $50 non members
Deadline for payment and numbers is Friday 25th November.
 
Come along and join in the spirit of Christmas with the Deaf community.
 

MDS Children’s Christmas Party


When: Saturday 10th December 
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society clubrooms. 55b Totara Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Entry: $5
 
Please bring a gift for your child.
 
For more information please contact Manawatu Deaf Society.
Email: mds@actrix.co.nz
 

Wellington

Stir It Up



Where: Columbus Café, inside Mitre 10 Mega, Paraparaumu
When: Sunday 16th October
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
 
A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and/or learn New Zealand Sign Language for FREE.
 
Come along and attend our monthly casual cuppa at the café.
 
A great setting for First Sign families, NZSL students, whanau and/or friends for all ages!
 
All welcome – Deaf, hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations… EVERYBODY welcome!
 
For more information, please contact Shannon Krogmann.
Email: Shannon.krogmann@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021545288


Learning Technology at Noel Leeming Workshops



Noel Leeming will help you get the most out of technology and learn how use it smartly. Spaces are limited!
 
Mobile Phones & Tablets - including prepaid and contract plans and the benefits of both. Learn the Apple and Android devices, their differences and how they work.  Learn different style apps and how to download on both platforms.

Smart TV - we will cover what Smart TVs are and what they are capable of doing e.g. Apps/Browsing Internet, Mirroring Smart Devices, Differences between different TV Models like Full HD and UHD TVS, Inputs and Outputs as well as DVD and Blu-ray. 
 
Windows 10 - differences from older versions of Windows and benefits of having the latest technology, will also cover Office 2016 and how to use to create document and presentations. Also an overview of the major differences between Windows and Apple machines and which are better for different tasks.
 
Internet Safety - including common scams, internet security software and how to protect yourself in the online world.
 
Come along to this workshop and learn about technology.  This workshop for anyone who wants to learn, be smarter and have fun!
 
NZSL interpreters will be provided
 
Where: Noel Leeming, 31 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington
When:  Every Tuesdays, please check flier for dates of each topic.
             18th October 6.00pm - 7.30pm -  Mobile Phones & Tablets 
             25th October 6.00pm - 7.30pm -  Smart TV
             1st November 6.00pm - 7.30pm - Windows 10 
             8th November 6.00pm - 7.30pm -  Internet safety
Cost: Free
 
To enrol or for more information, please contact: Nicolette Janse van Vuuren.
Email: Nicolette.vanvuuren@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 677 453

Nelson

Close to the Heart Workshop



Bee Williamson, Community Education coordinator From Nelson Bays Primary Health, will present this course about how to prevent diabetes and look after your heart.
 
Where: St Mary's Parish Hall, 18 Manuka Street, Nelson
When: Tuesday 18th October
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Cost: Free - NZSL Interpreters and refreshments provided

Self Defence Workshop



This workshop consists of training to help positive and empowering decisions become a natural response in potentially dangerous situations.
 
Where: Hearing House, 354 Trafalgar Square, Nelson
When: Saturday 15th October
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: Free - NZSL Interpreters and refreshments provided
 
For more information or to enrol for any of these courses, please contact Jenny
Email: jenny.hennessy-o'connell@deaf.org.nz   
Text: 021 939 415
 

Canterbury

Nominations for Membership of the Canterbury DHB Disability Steering Group

Canterbury DHB is seeking suitably skilled and qualified people to become members of its Disability Steering Group (DSG). They are also seeking a Chair.
 
Having disabled people as members of the DSG ensures that the perspectives and needs of the wider disability community are taken into account.
 
The DSG is responsible for implementing Canterbury Health Disability Action Plan within the Canterbury DHB.
 
For more information or to apply, please click the document on the right.

Employment



Are you looking for work?
Do you have a job but you need more support?
 
If you would like support, please contact Jared or visit Deaf Aotearoa Canterbury office.
Email: jared.flitcroft@deaf.org.nz 

Fear Factor



Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
When: Friday 28th October
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
 
Deaf Society of Canterbury is working with Canterbury Deaf Youth group to create Fear Factor games!
 
Come along with your best Halloween costume and have some fun!
 
 

Interpreter Standards Project - Christchurch Event



Where: Deaf Society Of Canterbury
When: Saturday 29th October
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
 
What are the future “must haves” for NZSL interpreters?
 
Have your say!
 
Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/ErPYnj or email: catherine@greenwoods.nz

 

Otago

Labour Day Office Closure



When: Monday 24th October

Deaf Aotearoa offices will be closed on this day. The office will reopen on Tuesday 25th October.
 
Rebecca will be out of the office from Thursday 20th October, returning on Tuesday 25th October.

The Extravaganza



Where: The Oval, Princes Street, Dunedin
When: Saturday 22nd October - Monday 24th October
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Free Entry
 
There will be fmarket stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment and kid’s shows.
 
More information:
The Extravaganza - (Gypsy)
The Extravaganza - (Gypsy) Facebook Page

Happy 80th Birthday to Ron Dick

A very special Happy 80th Birthday to Ron!

 

Halloween Special Potluck



Where: Otago Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin
When: Saturday 29th October
Time: 4:30pm
Contact: secretary@deafkidsotago.org.nz
 
Come dressed up for an evening of fun!
 
This is a Potluck to acknowledge Peg Makinson, Barbara O'Neill and Alan Hughes for the years of service and commitment to the OADC.
 
They will be awarded with the first ever Life Memberships!
 
So please bring a plate to share, and be ready for some spooky games and treats!
 
New members most welcome!

Employment Service



Are you looking for work?
Do you have a job but you need more support?
 
If you would like support with finding work or require support with the job you have, please contact Rebecca or visit Deaf Aotearoa Otago office.
Email: Rebecca.Aitcheson@deaf.org.nz 

Southland

Stir It Up

Where: Deaf Aotearoa Office, 172 Queens Drive, Invercargill 
When: Monday 31st October
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
 
A fantastic opportunity for all to experience or/learn NZSL for FREE!
All welcome!
 
Check out the flyer for all the dates and information.
 

Raising Awareness - Deaf Perspective Workshop

WhereDeaf Aotearoa Office, 172 Queens Drive, Invercargill 
When: Monday 17th October 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
             Monday 31st October 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
             Monday 14th November 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
             Monday 28th November 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
 
What is Deaf culture? How do you communicate with Deaf/Hard of Hearing people? Have you wondered how Deaf people overcome barriers in their everyday lives?
 
Meet some Deaf people, become more Deaf aware and gain a valuable insight into Deaf culture. This fun workshop gives you the opportunity to learn alongside Deaf people. This will broaden your understanding and improve your awareness of the Deaf community.
 
This is a great opportunity to 'open the door, look and see!' Everyone is welcome! 
 
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact Rebecca Petre.
Email: rebecca.petre@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 554 905
 

Southland Deaf Community Meeting

When: Sunday 16th October 2016
Where: Invercargill Workermans Club, Esk Street, Invercargill
Time: 1.30pm
 
For all enquiries about this please contact below.
Roger Strong (President)
Email: roger.strong@xtra.co.nz
 
Phillipa Evans (Secretary)
Text: 027 216 0111