CommUNITY Weekly News

Hello <<First Name>>, here is your CommUNITY Weekly newsletter from Deaf Aotearoa's <<Your local Office>> office.

National

Waitangi Day

Next Friday 6th February, all Deaf Aotearoa offices will be closed to observe Waitangi Day.

TXT 111 Outage

The TXT 111 system stopped working for 14 hours on Wednesday 14th January.

Representatives from Deaf Aotearoa, The Hearing Association and The National Foundation for the Deaf met with the New Zealand Police who told us that they were most unhappy with the outage.

IBM holds the contract to provide the TXT 111 server which they have sub-contracted to a third party. There were maintenance issues with the TXT 111 server as well as its back up server. IBM is now working to address this issue.

The Police are considering a number of options to make sure that, if a failure occurs again, they have a work-around solution. This could be a text or email message to let the 1,500 people registered with the service know they need to use a different way to contact 111 and to not use the TXT 111 service at that time.

Please note that if your TXT 111 message has gone through, is you will receive a message back almost immediately  If you have not received a text message back within a short space of time please contact 111 in a different way.

Northland

Māori culture workshop

Reminder that Richard Peri is coming to Whangarei.

When: Wednesday 4th February
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Manaia PHO
Cost: Free

Workshop is perfect timing

Same week as Waitangi Celebrations

Remember all welcome.

Deaf community meeting

Come to Deaf Aotearoa office and have a chat about TEC workshops and what you are interested in

Also what is the best way for us to communicate

When: Monday 2nd February
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

See you here.

Waitangi weekend

Come and celebrate possibly the most important day on the New Zealand calendar.

For details of Waitangi weekend events please see the attachment.

Opens on Thursday 5th February with main events on Friday 6th February.


 
Auckland

Call for Pacific representative

Auckland and Waitemata District Health Board’s Disability Advisory Committees are calling for nominations for a Pacific representative to join the committee.
  • Have you got experience of people with disabilities and/or older people in our community?
  • Would you like to make a positive difference in their health care?
Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards are seeking applications from interested people from the Pacific community to be a representative on the Disability Advisory Committee, a joint Board committee of both DHBs.

The Board Committee provides governance for the DHBs’ work to support and lift the health of the disability and older adult communities.  Candidates need to be passionate about promoting inclusion and participation of people with disabilities and older people in society, maximising their independence and be able to speak for the views and interests of the Pacific communities across Auckland and Waitemata DHBs.

The successful representative will be expected to demonstrate the following attributes:
  1. Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact the health of Pacific disabled people and/or older adults
  2. Ability to convey this understanding and knowledge to non-Pacific people at a governance level
  3. Demonstrated leadership and representative voice on behalf of disabled people and/or older adults of the Pacific communities
  4. Experience in a governance or strategic role
  5. Active community member
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
If you are interested in applying or proposing a nominee, please Rachel Berry at Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz for the application forms.

Auckland Deaf Society Events

On Friday 6th February, Auckland Deaf Society will be closed due to the Waitangi Day Public Holiday. However, they will be open on Thursday 5th February for the usual end of week socializing.
 
On Friday 13th February, the theme will be “Black Friday”, so dress up in black! SLIANZ will also be presenting about their new website, so come along if you are interested.

MOTAT Children’s Day

Celebrate Children’s Day at MOTAT with free entry for all children under 17 on Sunday 1st March.
 
Bring the whole family along for a FUN-tastic day out and enjoy celebrating the day that is all about your children!
 
With truckloads of fun activities including:
  • Petting zoo
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Blacksmith
  • Lollymaker
  • Little flick
  • Face painting
Please note: all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

South Auckland


Have you seen the new electric trains yet?

Auckland's new electric trains are faster, quieter and now running on lines near you.

Auckland's new electric trains are now in service on the Eastern Line to/from Manukau and the Onehunga Line to/from Onehunga. Soon they will start regular services on the Southern Line to/from Papakura.

For your safety, you need to know that railway overhead wires carry 25,000 volts. That is 100 times more powerful than your home power supply.

Everyone, especially children and young people, needs to know never to muck around train tracks or overhead wires. You will not get a second chance.

Make sure you and your family get home safe every time.



CAP budgeting course

This is a course for learning how to be more in control of your finances, improve your savings and budget the correct way.

When: Saturday 28th February and 7th March
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Westfield, Manukau

See the attachment. Please RSVP by Saturday 21st February.

Keeping healthy: Labtests presentation

A representative from Labtests will come in to give a presentation about how to understand your blood screening test results. The presentation will last two hours and will include time for questions and answers.

You may have low iron, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc and want to understand more about it.

When: Wednesday 4th February
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau City

For more information, please contact natasha.cloete@deaf.org.nz.

Please RSVP before 30th January if you are coming.

Waikato

Raglan casual coffee and chat…

When: Wednesday 11th February from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Black Sand Café, 17 Bow Street, Raglan

Susitina Cook and Kayte Shaw from Deaf Aotearoa will be in Raglan for a casual coffee and chat with the Raglan Deaf community.

So come along and grab a coffee with us. Your first coffee will be free!

We can’t wait to meet with the Raglan Deaf community and chat about ideas for what you all want to see happening in 2015.

For more information contact your Community Relations Officer, Susitina Cook.
Email susitina.cook@deaf.org.nz or text 021 540 193.

Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service

Anna Dubbelt wants to talk to you about your rights when receiving Health or Disability service. For example: going to the doctors, nurse or dentist. She will explain your rights to make sure you get fair and equal treatment when going to health services. So come along and have a confidential chat with her.

When: Thursday 12th February from 1:00pm 2:00pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Level 4, Federated Farmers Building, 169 London Street
Cost: Free

For more information contact your Community Relations Officer, Susitina Cook.
Email susitina.cook@deaf.org.nz or text 021 540 193.

Deaf Waikato River Community:
First meeting for 2015

When: Wednesday 18 February from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Richo, corner of London and Anglesea Streets, Hamilton
Cost: Free

You could bring a donation to help with coffee, milk and sugar. Or bring your favourite drink but no alcohol please.

Please come and join us, hope to see you there!

Visique Rose Optometrist Hamilton – VRI Training

Congratulations to Visique Rose Optometrists for completing their Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) training. The training also included information about Deaf culture and NZSL.

If you need your eyes tested, visit Visique Rose Optometrists, 38 Lake Road, Frankton, Hamilton or phone 07 847 3195. Remember to ask them to book a VRI interpreter for your appointment. You can make an appointment through their website.

Website: www.roseoptom.co.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/roseoptometrists
Twitter: www.twitter.com/roseoptom



Music Therapy for Deaf Community

Are you Deaf? Ever wanted to join a band or play an instrument?

The Neurogenesis Music Trust run music therapy sessions in Raglan and Hamilton, and want to introduce music to the Deaf community and start a Deaf band!

Want to know more? Contact your Community Development Kaituitui, Kayte Shaw.
Email kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz, text/phone 021 517 791 or phone 07 211 4552.
 
Bay of Plenty

Waitangi Day

Please note the office will be closed on Friday 6th February for Waitangi Day.

The office will open on Monday 9th February.

Deaf Aotearoa's Employment Consultant

  • Are you looking for a job?
  • Do you need support in doing your CV and cover letter?
  • Do you need support at work?
Heather Goodwin is here to support you and she is a sign language user.

To make an appointment or to ask for more information contact Heather: Please share this information with others who don't have computer access.


Night Market

Where: Bayfair Shopping Centre, Corner Maunganui and Girven Roads, Mount Maunganui
When: Every Sunday from 5:30pm till 11:00pm

Bayfair Shopping Centre holds its popular night market every Sunday night and there is plenty of free parking on the upper levels of the car park or outside the shopping centre.

There are stalls of all kinds, music and more.

If you would like more information and would like to hold a stall click here for contact details.

Waitangi Day

Morning service - Tauranga

Where: Hopukiore (Mount Drury), Marine Parade, Mt Maunganui
When: Friday 6th February from 6:30am till 8:30am

A community dawn service to remember those who died in the war.

Festival - Tauranga

Where: Blake Park, Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
When: Friday 6th February from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Cost: Adults $10.00 - Children $5.00 - Whanau pass (2 adults, 2 children) $20.00
 
Now in it' third year, Tauranga He Iwi Kotahi Waitangi Day Whanau Festival is an event for the whole family.

There will be all sorts of live music. There will be market stalls, food trucks, free bouncy castles, free face painting and competitions. Bring an umbrella and the whanau, relax and enjoy.

This is a charity and community focused event. People are invited to bring along non-perishable food items which will be donated to Tauranga's Women's Refuge.

This year, all funds will go to the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club and the Remove the Rena Charitable Trust.

Rotorua - Kiwi Culture Day

Where: Ngongotaha Rail Park, 12 Taui Street, Ngongotaha, Rotorua
When: Friday 6th February from 10:00am till 3:00pm

Free Family Day celebrating Kiwi Culture Day (Waitangi Day) in Ngongotaha.

Free family entertainment including bouncy castles, train rides, entertainment and local Fire Brigade display.

Baybus

This is the latest news of Baybus services. Visit www.baybus.co.nz/news for information including bus services on Waitangi Day.
 
Taranaki

NZSL classes for Term One

New Plymouth

Level 1A for Beginners
When: Sunday 1st February
Where: New Plymouth Library
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm noon
 
Level 3
When: Wednesday 4th February
Where: New Plymouth Library
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Waitara

Level 1C
When: Thursday 5th February
Where: Waitara Library
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
 
$90.00 for eight weeks of sessions (1.5 hours per session.)
 
Tutor: Lisa Masters
Mobile: 027 784 2589 (text message only)
Email: lisa.masters2013@gmail.com

Te Tiriti O Waitangi Panel Discussion

When: Wednesday 4th February
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Puke Ariki Foyer, New Plymouth

Join local speakers Wharehoka Wano (facilitator), Dion Tuuta, Michael McLeod, Mayor Andrew Judd, Puna Wano-Bryant, Kura Denness, Jonathan Young MP and Michael Riley for a panel discussion on the status of Te Tiriti o Waitangi post-settlement.

Prices: Free
Contact: Puke Ariki Front Desk
Phone: 06 759 6060
Email: enquiries@npdc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.pukeariki.com

Waitangi Day 2015

When: Friday 6th February
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Puke Ariki Landing, New Plymouth

This community event will feature an outdoor stage entertainment programme and will provide a fun and safe environment to learn more about the Treaty and community cohesion. The performer programme is yet to be announced but will include a range of local performances.

A 'Kids' Zone' will provide free activities for children of all ages, some of which will be designed for education about  and commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

There will be a range of food stalls available with a selection of food and beverages including a Hangi.

This event is sure to be a great family day out!

Prices: Free
Contact: NPDC Events Team
Phone: 06 759 6060
Website: www.npdc.govt.nz

Tupare Waitangi Day Garden Fair

When: Friday 6th February
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Tupare, 487 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth

Garden walk from 8:30am. Garden fair from 10:00am. Tupare House tours at 11:00am. Relax and enjoy the entertainment and displays. Bring a picnic to the river flat and enjoy the splendour of Tupare.

Prices: Free Entry
Contact: Clare Mewse
Phone: 0800 736 222
Email: regional.gardens@trc.govt.nz
Website: http://www.tupare.info/

Waitangi Weekend Festival

When: Friday 6th to Saturday 7th February
Time: 11:00am start
Where: Oakura Pa, Oakura

Two great events planned for Waitangi weekend 2015!

Oakura Pa

When: Friday 6th February from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Where: Oakura Pa, Oakura (across from Corbett Park)
Cost: Free

There will be a wide variety of activities and entertainment to suit the whole family, including:
  • Kapa haka
  • Hangi
  • Live music (national and local)
  • Seaside markets
  • Powhiri and marae experience

St Mary's Cathedral

When: Saturday 7th February at 6:00pm
Where: St Mary's Cathedral, New Plymouth
Tickets: $35.00 per person

The weekend finishes off at the with an evening event featuring great International and National bands.

The line-up includes:
  • The Eastern (Lyttelton)
  • Sive (Ireland)
  • Albi and the Wolves (Auckland)
  • Sonic Delusion (New Plymouth)
  • Glass Boat (New Plymouth)
  • Special performance by Te Kohikohinga Kohatu (Taranaki)
At 4:00pm there will be food provided at the Cathedral Café.

Contact: Morgana James
Phone: 021 036 4165
Email: waitangifest.taranaki@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/745207055557608/
Booking link: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/waitangi-festival-weekend/taranaki 
 
Hawkes Bay

NZSL presenter wanted for Hawkes Bay newsletter!

Every Monday the Hawkes Bay office submits information about local news and events for the Deaf Aotearoa newsletter. At the moment Lee signs the video. Maybe it is time to have someone fresh? We are looking for someone who has good signing skills to sign our weekly news and events. Is this you? If so, please contact Lee Bullivant. Every week we have about two to four news items to add into the newsletter. It will take about one to two hours. Please let me know if you have good signing skills, are free on Monday and want something to put in your CV.

VRI: Video Remote Interpreting

Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale
When: Saturday 7th February from 10:30am to 12:30pm

The is a refresher course so Deaf people can understand more about VRI.

Topics to be covered include:
  • What is VRI?
  • How is VRI different from Video Relay Service (VRS)?
  • Where is VRI available?
  • How to book VRI
  • Understanding about using relay services on your mobile phone
Today VRI is available at the Work and Income offices in both Napier and Hastings .

Come along and find out more about this wonderful free service.

We need you to let us know where you think it is best to have VRI so the Deaf community can use the free VRI service in future.

Health and Disability Advocacy Service

Donna Allan, Deaf Advocate, will be visiting Hawkes Bay on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th February. If you have any issues or want more information about your rights in the health system, Donna is the best person to talk to. If you need to see her, please contact her for an appointment. Her contact details are: text only 027 233 4905, fax 04 5700856 or email dallan@hdc.org.nz.

First aid TEC course

Recently Deaf Aotearoa sent out a flyer to Deaf workers about our first aid course.  This course is on Saturday 21st February. It is an all-day course and we will have two New Zealand Sign Language interpreters there.

We recommend that Deaf workers learn and get a two-year first aid certificate. Having a first aid certificate is useful for any workplace. This course normally costs over $100.00 per person. Luckily we have funding to cover the costs for up to ten people to get their first aid certificates.

This course is limited to ten people – so far we have three registered.

Please can you let me know as soon as possible if you are coming or not. We want to invite Deaf workers first then after that we can invite Deaf people who are not working.

Manawatu

Manawatu Deaf Society

Club Night

Every Friday, Manawatu Deaf Society is open to everyone. The doors open from 7.30pm.

This year there have been some new changes.  There will now be a door entry fee of $5.00. However, if you are a member there is no charge.

Long term, it would be cheaper to become a member of Manawatu Deaf Society. If you want to become a member, you can contact them using the following:

Fax: 06 355 1501
Email: mds@actrix.co.nz or
Post: Manawatu Deaf Society, PO Box 1975, Palmerston North Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4440.

Annual Picnic Day

When: Sunday 1st February
Where: Ashhurst Domain Park, State Highway 3, Ashhurst
Time: 11:00am

This was changed from last Sunday 25th January. We hope to see a great turnout this Sunday.

Bring some ice for your drinks (as it will likely be a very hot day), sun block, outdoor games and an umbrella. There is a BBQ there if you wish to have a BBQ.

BYO food and drink.

Warm Dry Healthy Home Workshop

When: Monday 16th February
Where: BNZ Business Centre, 203 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North (next to Cathedral Church)
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (please arrive at 12:50pm to be ready for the presentation to start at 1:00pm)

This workshop will talk about seven easy steps to a warm, dry and healthy home. Renters and home owners on a tight budget can take steps to make their homes healthier and cut power bills. Too good to be true? No, not using Eco Design.

Palmerston North City Council's Eco Design Advisor, Nelson Lebo, will share seven low cost and high performance strategies to make your home cosier while maybe saving money on power.

Coffee and tea will be provided.

For more information and to register please contact Lianna by:
 

Gypsy Fair Original is back in town!

When: Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February
Where: Railway Reserve, Main Street, Palmerston North
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: Free

This is a famous and popular fair that comes to town only once a year, featuring thirty Gypsy families in interesting house trucks and buses. Come along and check them out.

Wooden crafts, tarot reading, palm reading, leather, crystals, herbal products, lucky star coffee, funky clothes, silver jewellery, food, candy floss, glassblowing, merry go round, hip accessories, tattooing, piercing, hand painted crafts, folk art, face painting and lots more.

Live music all day, come along for a great day out!

Wellington

Family bike skills fun day

Where: Waitangi Park, 107 Cable Street, Wellington
When: Saturday 31st January from 9:30am to 1:00pm
Website: http://pedalready.org.nz/events/family-bike-skills-intro/
 
Bring your kids along to this three-hour bike skills intro course at Waitangi Park. They will learn basic bike skills to improve their riding confidence and prepare them for summer cycle adventures. Your children will have the opportunity to practice these skills with different drills and fun bike games!

This course is open to the first 30 children to register on the day; children must be aged 7-13 and should bring their own bike, helmet, snacks and drink.

Registrations can be made in person from 9:30am with the Pedal Ready cycle skills instructor present on the day, and the fun will kick off at 10:00am!

Te Rā o Waitangi: Waitangi Day celebrations

Where: Waitangi Park, 107 Cable Street, Wellington
When: Friday 6th February from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Celebrate Te Rā o Waitangi at Waitangi Park with music, kai, and kapa haka. Dance to headline act Majic Paora’s blend of soul, r‘n’b and reggae and get your hips swaying to The Modern Māori Quartet who describe themselves as “four good-looking, suave Māori guys crooning a mix of modern day and classic songs in Te Reo and English".


Festival of the Elements

Where: Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua
When: Friday 6th February from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Website: http://www.elementsfestival.org.nz/
 
Kia ora! Porirua’s iconic Festival of the Elements just has to be the best place in the Wellington region to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Waitangi Day on Friday 6 February in 2015.

This multi-cultural event is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest Waitangi Day celebrations, regularly attracting in excess of 30,000 people. It’s a double celebration in 2015, as we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Porirua’s city status.

There’s something for everyone in our programme featuring, everything from choral music to reggae, from poetry to the national skate jam, from traditional dance to circus acts and all points in between. There’s heaps of cool stuff for kids in Art Action! and mega-fun in the pool with our Get, Wet, GO! Programme.

Gypsy fair

Where: Beach front, The Esplanade, Petone, Wellington
When: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2015 (from 9:00am both days)
Website: http://www.gypsyfair.co.nz/
 
A popular famous fair that comes into town only once a year, featuring thirty Gypsy families in interesting house-trucks and buses. Come check out these fabulous homes.

Wooden crafts, tarot reading, palm reading, leather, crystals, herbal products, LuckyStar coffee, funky clothes, silver jewellery, food, candyfloss, glass blowing, merry go round, hip accessories, tattooing and piercing, hand painted craft, fork art, face painting and lots, lots more.
Nelson

Belgium Deaf Couple

On Tuesday a Deaf couple from Belgium came to visit the Nelson office.

They were travelling around New Zealand and Australia.

It was interesting to see the different language styles.

We found the one-handed alphabet a bit tricky but we did manage to communicate well.

Welcome to New Zealand, Linda and Fruencis. Have a wonderful journey!

Nelson/Buller Anniversary Day and Waitangi Day

The Nelson office will be closed on Monday 2nd February for Nelson/Buller Anniversary Day.

 All Deaf Aotearoa offices will close on Friday 6th February for Waitangi Day.

New Zealand Sign Language classes in Nelson

New Zealand Sign Language – Level 1A

When: Every Wednesday from 11th February to 1st April (eight weeks)
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tutor: Cathy Gutschlag
Fee: $100.00

Learn basic NZSL conversation skills and begin to understand and develop NZSL grammar. Develop the use of facial expressions and improve visual and spatial awareness. Open to adults and college students

New Zealand Sign Language – Level 2A

When: Every Tuesday 10th February to 31st March (eight weeks)
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tutor: Rachel Summer
Fee: $100.00

Learn more NZSL conversation skills and develop your grammar skills. This course is designed for those who have completed levels 1A to 1D. Open to adults and college students.

For any queries about either classes above please contact Jo Johnston, Community Education Co-ordinator, by phone 03 544 6099 ext 870 or email ace@waimea.school.nz.

TEC course in New Zealand Sign Language

Would you like to learn more NZSL, improve your conversation skills and develop your grammar skills? If you are interested please contact Susan Peters on susan.peters@deaf.org.nz or text on 021 939 415.

Nelson Buskers Festival

When: From Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st January

Nelson Buskers Festival brings you award-winning street performers from around the world.

Come and join us at the top of Trafalgar Street for action-packed, mind-blowing shows from Bendy Em, Becky Hoops, Pancho Libre, Eddy Eighty and Vinyl Burns.

Our festival is family focused and free to attend. Please show the performers how much you appreciate their amazing talents and skills by tipping the buskers' hats.
Canterbury

Multicultural Cultural Bites

Ashburton District are hosting a Multicultural Bit Festival for everyone to have the opportunity to taste and see their multicultural from all various of cultures.

When: Waitangi Day, Friday 6th February from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Baring Square East, Ashburton
Cost: Free
More details: http://www.multiculturalbite.co.nz/

New Zealand Sign Language Week: Ideas for events

Your local Community Relations Officer, Victoria Green, is looking for some ideas for events during NZSL Week. Please send any ideas you may have to Victoria Green. These events will be happening during the week of Monday 4th to Sunday 10th May 2015. I look forward to your ideas.

Happy Craft Group: New date for 2015

Do you have a new goal to learn a new skill for the new year?
E.g. knitting, crochet, quilting, other craft skills?

Our Happy Craft Group has been running for a couple of years now. They would love to have new faces who would like to learn, meet new friends and share a plate.

Experienced knitters or crafters are welcome. Please bring your knitting or crochet needles and wool or other project(s) you are currently working on or nearly finished.

When: Saturday 21st February at 10:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Botanical Gardens (by the children's playground), Armagh Street
Who to contact: Victoria Green (email victoria.green@deaf.org.nz or text 021 324 828). She will pass your messages onto the group.

Bring your lunch, picnic chair or rug and your projects.
 
Otago

Waitangi Day celebration

When: Friday 6th February
Time: 11:00am
Where: The Octagon, Dunedin
Cost: Free

This will be a fun, family-focused festival for the whole community to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi 175 years ago. There will be music, cultural groups, food stalls and entertainers.

New Zealand Sign Language In Action Awards

Do you know of someone, an organisation, business or school that deserves an award? Or maybe you would like to nominate yourself? There are ten awards to be given out at the New Zealand Sign Language In Action Awards this year. The awards will be held in Wellington on Saturday 9th May.

Visit this link to find out more about the awards. There are NZSL videos explaining each award. Or come into the office to find out more.

Get your nomination form in before Friday 27th February and you will go in the draw to win the NZSL In Action Awards Gala Package. You can do it online or contact your CRO Anna Hurd for a hardcopy.

The Gala Package offers:

  • Two tickets to the awards dinner
  • One night's accommodation, including breakfast for two (if required)
  • Return domestic air travel for two to Wellington (if required)
  • Transfers from Wellington airport to your hotel and back (if required)
To contact Anna Hurd email anna.hurd@deaf.org.nz or text 021 276 5646.

Video Remote Interpreting

See an example of how VRI works. Come along to look and ask questions.

We will book a VRI interpreter so you can see what it’s like.

When: Thursday 5th February
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Work and Income, Dunedin Community Link, Corner Castle and Saint Andrew Streets

Please let us know if you are coming so we can confirm numbers.

Meet us outside the Work and Income office at 12:50pm. Do not be late!
Southland

Deaf community meeting

When: Sunday 1st February
Where: Invercargill Workermans Club, 184 Esk Street, Invercargill
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30pm

Breast cancer information available

We have information for women on breast cancer. Please come into the office to have a look and take home a free booklet or pamphlet to read.

You can also borrow a DVD with information in NZSL.

If you would like a booklet or pamphlet but you are unable to travel to the office, please get in touch with Rebecca so she can send some information out to you.

Tutors wanted for NZSL Week taster classes

Just a reminder to those who are able to help out this year during NZSL Week to complete your applications by Friday 30th January. If you need support filling out your application please contact Rebecca at the office.

I have emailed some of you that applied last year so please check your email for information.

New tutors are welcome to apply. For more information go to www.nzslweek.org.nz.