National News


Video Remote Interpreting

Do you visit Work and Income? ACC? Child Youth and Family?
Do you go to parent/teacher meetings at school? Do you visit health services?

Video Remote interpreting (VRI) is a free service for Deaf NZSL users who are meeting with hearing staff at a government agency. VRI uses computer video technology to access a qualified NZSL Interpreter on screen.

It is now available through government agencies, such as ACC and the Ministry of Social Development, at many locations around the country. You can find a full list of locations where VRI is available on the VRI website.

We are planning to run community workshops around the country to explain more about this service. Keep an eye out for presentation dates in a location near you!

Can you give the captioning campaign 2 minutes of your time?

They are trying to increase the amount of captioning broadcast in New Zealand for Deaf people. At present only 21% of free-to-air programmes are captioned. They would like this amount to increase over time until NZ reaches a much more reasonable rate, similar to the USA, UK, Australia and many parts of Europe.

To do this we need the NZ Government to introduce legalisation to make captioning mandatory. Research shows that until this happens, nothing improves. It was only when the countries listed above had captioning written into their Broadcasting and Telecommunication Acts did they finally get access, and these countries now have 100% captioning rates.

You can send a letter to Craig Foss, the minister for broadcasting. Simply visit their blog then click on the link provided. An email will open automatically. Just insert your name at the bottom and press send. If the link doesn’t work, just below the link, we’ve provided the letter for you to cut and paste with the appropriate email addresses.

Applications For The 2015 Inspiration Voyage Are Now Open

The Inspiration Voyage is for youth between 16 to 20 years of age who live with a physical challenge. Participants come from all over New Zealand to take part in a five day voyage aboard their purpose built 45m tall ship Spirit of New Zealand. Those who are interested in attending can be referred by organisations, schools and family. The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity to face challenges outside usual boundaries, gain confidence and achieve things that previously may have looked impossible. 

Participants have an amazing experience and this is one of their most looked forward to voyages. If you would like more information about this please see their website or read the booklet.

Voyage 656INS
16 February – 20 February
Auckland – Auckland

All travel is included in voyage fee

New NZSL Achievement Standards In Development

New achievement standards should see New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) more widely available in New Zealand secondary schools.

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Deaf community, NZSL teaching experts and NZQA, is developing achievement standards and assessment resources for NZSL, starting with the standards for NCEA level 1.

By 2017, standards for NCEA levels 1 to 3 will be available to all secondary schools.

The achievement standards will align with The New Zealand Curriculum and further enable students to gain the NCEA credits needed to study NZSL at university or develop a career using sign language.

NZSL teaching resource – Thumbs Up!

Check out an online NZSL teaching and learning resource called Thumbs Up! An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language.

Ready to Read e-books

The Ministry has launched six new e-books from the Ready to Read series. All e-books can be followed or read in English (text), audio and NZSL. The e-books are available for free from iTunes (for Apple devices) or Google Play (for Android devices). Search using the phrase ‘Ministry of Education New Zealand’. More e-books from the Ready to Read series will be available over time.

Gallipoli Volunteering Programme 2015

Volunteers are sought to assist with visitor services at Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015. This is a wonderful once in a lifetime opportunity to be at Gallipoli for Anzac Day 2015!

Conservation Volunteers, under the supervision of Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand and the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs, will manage visitor services team at the commemorative services. Join this amazing 13-day experience, as we assist with vital duties in caring for visitors to the Gallipoli commemorative services, as well as tour the Gallipoli battlefields and the vibrant city of Istanbul.  

The main tasks of the volunteer team are:
  • Welcoming
  • Assist ticket management
  • Conducting bus registrations
  • Providing information
  • Wrist banding visitors
  • Distributing information kits
  • Support to assisted mobility visitors
  • Distributing water
  • Assisting visitors with transition between services
  • Collecting surveys
  • Bus departures at end of services
  • and other duties in supporting visitors
For more information and to apply for this unique volunteer opportunity see their website.

When: 16th April to 29th April 2015
Website: www.gallipolivolunteer.org.nz
Cost: Check the website

Applications close on 27 August 2014.
Northland News

Documentary revisits NZ’s worst road disaster: Brynderwyn Hills

On February 7 1963, 15 people were killed (and 20 injured) after the bus carrying them back to Port Waikato, from Waitangi, crashed due to brake failure on its descent down the Brynderwyn Hills.

Passengers were on their way home from a visit to Northland, where the Queen had been in attendance at Waitangi Day celebrations.

It is still New Zealand's worst road accident.

Producers of TVNZ's Descent from Disaster have been in Whangarei and visiting places for filming.

Mr Sainsbury, a veteran television journalist and presenter will tell the story next year on TV.
 
If you or your family were involved in the bus disaster as relatives, friends, rescuers, witnesses, investigators or worked on the day of the disaster then the producers of TVNZ’S Descent from Disaster would like to hear from you on their facebook page: DescentFromDisaster.

Elections

Turned 18? Moved house recently? Can’t make it to Voting place? On holiday?

Alana has all the information you need to know and enrolment forms to register or update details. It is very important that you vote. Please visit Whangarei office.
 
A list of Northland candidates will be out next week so watch this space.

Zirka Circus

When: Thursday 7 August to Sunday 17 August
Where: William Fraser Memorial Park, Riverside Dr, Whangarei

Cost:

$29.00 to $40.00 for adults
$19.00 to $29.00 for children
Family pass (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children) $86.00

Show times:

  • Thursday 7th and 14th: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Friday 8th and 15th: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9th and 16th: 2:00pm - 4:00pm or 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Sunday 10th and 17th: 1:00pm - 3:00pm or 4:30pm - 6:30pm


Auckland News

Elections

What do you know about General Elections?
  • Who can enrol and vote?
  • How to enrol or update your details
  • Using the information pack
  • How to find out more information about local candidates
  • How does voting work
  • What to expect on Election Day
Make your vote count this September!

www.elections.org.nz

When: Friday 22nd August
Where: Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Registrars from the Electoral Commission will be there to answer any questions about the voting process.  NZSL interpreters will be provided.

Auckland Deaf Senior Citizens

What: Bingo
When: Wednesday 13th August.
Where: Auckland Deaf Society
Time: 1:00pm

The clubroom will be open and the canteen will be selling toasted sandwiches.

Contact your friends – perhaps invite someone along who does not have transport and bring them with you.

Touch Compass

Show

When: Wednesday 6th August to Sunday 10th August
Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland City
Cost: $20.00 concession to $35.00 waged (book here)

This is a great show that the Deaf community would enjoy. It is a dance show so it does not need to be interpreted into NZSL. It is recommended that you attend the show first before you go to the accessible forum below.

Reminder: Accessible Forum

When: Saturday 9th August at 2:00pm
Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland City
Cost: $5.00 (book here)

Touch Compass, the dance company doing the show, are organising an accessible forum. The show will be explained by curator Catherine Chappell and some of the performers, with a sign language interpreter.

Hairspray: NZSL Interpreted Performance

Hairspray is a really energetic and fun musical and it will have a NZSL interpreted performance on the 26th of August.

Melissa Sutton, a third year student studying to become an interpreter, is a part of the cast and she would love to see some familiar faces there!

To buy tickets for the NZSL interpreted performance click here and look for the NZSL interpreted option on Tuesday 26th August. You will need to enter the code NZSL to access seats reserved for the Deaf community.

See the flyer (to the right) for visual instructions on how to buy a ticket.

For any questions please email nicola.oddsocks@gmail.com.

Hairspray Characters

Hairspray Ticket Information


Travel Expo

When: Sunday 10th  August  2014
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Auckland
Admission: Free

If you’re thinking about rewarding yourself with a holiday this year, then Travel Expo is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for a tropical island escape, a holiday to the United States or a tour through Vietnam, this is a one-stop shop for everything travel related and with exclusive deals available on the day, there’s no better time to book your next holiday.

Hosted by Flight Centre, this extensive travel show will have information on destinations all over the world, along with travel presentations, information about touring, cruising, adventure travel, car hire, travel insurance and more!

They cater for all ages with interesting and informative travel presentations and face painting to keep the kids entertained.

Win!

Come along and register for your chance to win an amazing holiday for two to Bali, a cruise of Australia or a relaxing break in Rarotonga! And if you book your holiday on the day, you will also be in the draw to win your holiday back, to the value of $10,000!
 


Waikato News

Deaf Waikato Community Meeting

When: Friday 15 August from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: CCS Disability Room, 17 Claudelands Road, Hamilton

The agenda for meeting is brainstorming a new name for our group and activities for the September social event.

All Welcome!

Foodbank Discussion

When: This Sunday, 10 August, 11am
Where: St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 27 Abbottsford St (off Ulster St), Hamilton

You are invited to hear our Guest Speaker: Shirlee Bond. Shirlee will be talking about the Foodbank: What it does, how it works, how they can help. If you’re interested then drop in and have a listen. Everyone is welcome!


Winter Fun Ride Series

The Dynamo Events Winter Fun Rides is the perfect mid-winter warmer for you this August and yes, they have booked the coffee truck!

Do one or do them all, the choice is yours. Entering all three make the entry price a little bit cheaper and you’ll be increasing your odds to win spot prizes since they'll be giving them away each week.

Restrictions: All Ages
Website: www.dynamoevents.co.nz

Matamata

When: Sunday 10 August, 7:00am to 3:00pm  
Where: Matamata Club, 7 Waharoa Road East

Hamilton

When: Sunday 17 August, 8:00am to 2:00pm  
Where: Tamahere Community Hall, 21 Devine Rd, Tamahere

Cambridge

When: Sunday 24 August, 8:00am to 2:00pm  
Where: Leamington Primary School, Lamb Street, Leamington

Ocean Day

When: Saturday 9 August, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton
Cost: Free
 
Celebrate Shark Awareness Week at the Museum, learn about sharks and create some fishy arts and crafts. Drop in at any time and bring your lunch.



Bay of Plenty News

TEC: Elections

Rotorua

When: Thursday 14th August from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Rotorua District Library,1127 Haupapa St, Rotorua 3010
Room name: Huapapa Room, 1st Floor (there are lifts)

Tauranga

When: Friday 15th August from 2pm to 4pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
 
What do you know about General Elections? Make your vote count this September!
  • Who can enrol and vote?
  • How to enrol or update your details
  • Using the information pack
  • How to find out more information about local MPs
  • How does voting work
  • What to expect on Election Day
 Tea/Coffee will be provided
 
Please let Sue Lessing know if you are coming

Email: sue.lessing@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 920 675
Fax: 07 571 5932

Kawerau Big 3

Where: Firmin Field, Kawerau, (click for map)
When:
Friday 15th August, 5:00pm
Saturday 16th August, 6:00am through the day
Sunday 17th August, 6:00am to 4:00pm

Weigh in time is Sunday 17th August at 3:00pm.

This is a family event. The Kawerau Big 3 is a land based fishing and hunting competition.

You need to catch the heaviest boar, deer and snapper over the weekend.

Prizes will be handed out for team and individuals.

Sunday is Fun Whanau Day. There will be lots of fun games for the children.

For more information on costs and rules click here.

Walks

With the warm weather coming up and wanting to get fit again, there are some lovely walks in Waihi Beach, Te Puna, Tauranga and more. More information....

10 Pin Bowling League

Where: 10 Pin Bowling, 13th Avenue, Tauranga
When: Every Friday at 1:00pm to play three games

Playing in pairs, do you want to join the friendly league playing every Friday?

They welcome new members. Call Judy 07 543 4124.


Taranaki News

VRI at Taranaki Base Hospital

What: VRI has finally arrived at the Taranaki District Health Board.

If you have an appointment at Taranaki Base Hospital please let the hospital staff know that you require a VRI interpreter. You must book as early as possible, not one or two days beforehand.

Youth group activity: Rock climbing

Where: YMCA, 83 Liardet Street
When: Sunday 24th August from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Who: Youth ages 15-21 years with a physical disability.
Cost:  Free

Come and try rock climbing in the safety of the indoor climbing wall at the YMCA. The youth group is for anyone between the age of 5 and 21 with a physical disability.

Let them know if you would like to be a part of this upcoming opportunity.

Contact: rob.haveswood@sporttaranaki.org.nz

Disability Sport Schools Project

Where: At Schools throughout Taranaki
 
Another joint venture for ParFed Taranaki and Halberg! Rob and John will be heading into a school near you. The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the disability sports that are available to any student in Taranaki with a physical disability, which includes visual and hearing impairments. Look out for the team at your School!

Boccia

Where: Paritutu Bowls club
When: Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Starting: 12th August
 
Join us for a game of Boccia at Paritutu Bowls club on a Tuesday evenings throughout August and September. Starting on 12th August. We will be running a competitive league and also be playing socially. Come and give it a try!
 
Contact: Rob Haveswood
Phone: 06 759 09 30 ext 738
Mobile: 027 705 9595
Email:  rob.haveswood@sporttaranaki.org.nz
Website: www.sporttaranaki.org.nz


Win $500 worth of merchandise for a sport volunteer!

How: Nominate your sports volunteers
Where: thanks.lottovolunteers.co.nz


Personal Support Course

A one day course for families and whanau of people with disabilities
 
Where: Taranaki Disability Information Centre, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth
When: Saturday 16th August from 9:30am to 4:00pm
Cost: Free

Personal Support is designed for families and whanau at the beginning of their journey. Join other families for a very supportive day.

The course looks at stress, grief, building your support networks and family resilience. Participants leave the course feeling supported, with hope for a good life for their family member. 

To register online click here.

Alternatively, you can phone 0508 236 236 or email tereoh@parent2parent.org.nz
 


Hawkes Bay News

Health and Disability Advocacy Service

Donna Allan from the Health and Disability Advocacy Service will be visiting Hawkes Bay on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th August.

She is happy to meet anyone to want to discuss their experience with health services. You can share any good or bad things with her.

If you wish to meet her, please contact her directly to make an appointment:-
Text only: 027 233 4905
Fax: 04 570 0856
Email: dallan@hdc.org.nz

8 Pool at Hawkes Bay Deaf Club

Hamish Potts wants to start the 8 Pool group at Hawkes Bay Deaf Club again.

There is a form on the notice board at the Deaf club.

They will set the date as soon as possible when they have a full list of names.

If you want to put your name down for this group, please come to the Deaf club as soon as possible or let the secretary know so he can put your name on it for you.

Email: hbdeaf@clear.net.nz
Text: 027 859 3238
Fax: 06 844 9980

TEC Programme: Election September 2014

When: Saturday 16th August
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale
 
Interpreter will be there.
  • What do you know about the General Elections?
  • Who can enrol and vote
  • How to enrol or update your details
  • Using the information pack
  • How to find out more information about local MPs
  • How does voting work
  • What to expect on Election Day
  • Who is standing in your area
Make your vote count this September!
 
Have a read here and be prepared for Saturday’s presentation: www.elections.org.nz
 
Please bring plate of food for share lunch together.
 
Please let Deaf Aotearoa know if you are coming or not.

Text: 021 459 005
Fax: 06 844 1208
Email: lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz



Manawatu News

Manawatu Deaf Society

Manawatu Deaf Society Is closed this weekend.

The next events are:-

Club Night/Pool Championships - Men/Ladies

When: Friday 15th August
Where: Manawatu Deaf Club, 55b Totara Road, Palmerston North
Time: 7:30pm

Pool vs. Rongotea Tavern

When: Sunday 17th August
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society, 55b Totara Road, Palmerston North
Time: 1:00pm

What do you know about Elections?

When: Monday 11th August
Where: BNZ Business Centre, 203 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North
Time: 1.00pm

NZSL Interpreters will be there.

What do you know about Elections? We have a presenter from Elections who will be presenting at this workshop. You will find out more about who can enrol and vote, how to do this, find out more about local candidates and many more.

Coffee and Tea will be provided, everyone is welcome!

Consumer Workshop:
What do consumers want from their health system?

When: Monday 18th August
Where: Manawatu Golf Course, Centennial Drive, Palmerston North
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Midcentral DHB has started the process of engaging with stakeholders to understand the sort of health system we wish to develop.

They are inviting all consumers, patients, families, whanau and carers to come along where they can explore further what a unified health system means to you and others who use it, what the system could do to improve the patient experience and what consumers/patients want to se from their health system in the future.

NZSL Interpreters will be there.

Health and Disability Advocacy Service

When: Monday 11th August

Donna Allan, your Deaf Advocate, will be in Palmerston North on this day.

If you wish to meet with her, please contact her to setup a meeting, you can contact her by:
Email: dallan@hdc.org.nz
Text: 027 233 4905
Fax: 04 570 0856


2014 Turbos Squad Launch

When: Saturday 9th August
Where: The Plaza, 84 The Square, Palmerston North
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Turbos squad will be officially launched this Saturday! You can get a chance to meet the 2014 squad, Get new 2014 Turbo Poster and there will also be a signing session with the players!


Wellington News

Free Children's Magic Shows: Meet Edward the Magnificent!

Where: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria St, Wellington
When: Saturday 9 August 2014, 10:30am – 11:30am
Website: www.wcl.govt.nz
Cost: FREE!!

Welcome one and welcome all, come one and come all, see for yourself with your very own eyes the amazing magnificent free magic show just for you and your family by Edward the Magnificent.

Practice your magic words and prepare to be amazed, prepare to be wowed! You'll not believe your eyes! This free magic show is suitable for children of all ages.


Mana Wahine

Where: Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington
When: Wednesday 13 August 2014, 7:30pm – Saturday 16 August 2014, 8:40pm
Website: www.okareka.com

An all-female contemporary dance performance, Mana Wahine explores the essence of strength, power, integrity and beauty within women – a commanding work that will uplift the spiritual power and status of ‘the woman’ within us all.

World of Wearable Art (WOW) artistic director Malia Johnston joins Okareka Dance Company’s artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete to choreograph this powerful new work personifying the strength of women.

Ticket Information:

Adult: $40.00
DANZ Member: $35.00
Seniors: $35.00
Groups 6+: $35.00
Dance and Drama Students: $20.00
Students: $35.00


Water for West Bank Musicathon

Where: St John's in the City, Cnr Willlis & Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington
When: Saturday 9 August 2014, 10:00am – Sunday 10 August 2014, 10:00am
Website: www.stjohnsinthecity.org.nz

St John’s in the City and St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, are together organising a huge, 24 hour Musicathon at St John’s in the City to help make water available in Palestine.

In Palestine, water is only part of the long and disputed history of a land where peace is but an echo. In the dry summer months when Israel turns off the taps, water is delivered by tankers that navigate the military checkpoints that hinder daily life. The costs can triple and water is severely rationed by families with little income.

Without peace and control over the West Bank’s own water there is only one alternative – water tanks. The Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees is helping families build water tanks and share the possibility of peace.

We will be playing continuous music over a 24 hour period in St John’s Church, of a wide variety of types – classical, jazz, rock, folk, Christian and secular, amateur and professional, children and adults. The common ingredients are commitment, passion and enthusiasm!



Nelson News

Bruce Dron

Heather Dron would like to let you all know that her husband Bruce has gone to the Lord.

Bruce will surely be missed. He was such an icon in our Nelson Deaf community. He would have been 92 years of age this year, an amazing celebration of his life.

The funeral was held on Thursday 7th August at 12.30pm at Hope Community Church on Ranzau Road in Hope. A big thank you to all those that attended.

Are you Tech Smart?

Why is technology growing and changing?
 
Understanding data, 3G, 4G, smartphones, tablets, broadband, routers, cabinets and UFB.
 
Information from NZ Relay covering the topics:
  • Internet Relay
  • Video Relay Service (VRS)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
  • Mobile Text Relay (MTR)
  • TXT111
  • CapTel
  • The decline of TTY
This workshop will help you decide which smartphone, tablet or broadband you can purchase to access the communication services of your choice.
 
This is an exciting course that will make you tech smart and understand your devices and how they work, what to do and what not to do! Bring your mobile phone or tablet. Access to WiFi available.
 
When: 25th September
Where: BNZ Business Centre Room, 226 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: Free!

NZSL Practice Group

Where: 623 On the Rocks, 623 Rocks Road, Nelson
When: Monday August 18th and Monday September 15th
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

All welcome! :)

Navy Warship open to the public

When: Saturday 9th August from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Port Nelson, Vickerman Street, Nelson

The Navy's Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Rotoiti opens her doors to the Nelson community this weekend. Members of the public are warmly invited to come down and visit the ship.

At the Superyacht pontoon, Wakefield Quay, the crew of Rotoiti will be welcoming you onboard, so why not make the most of this chance to see New Zealand's Navy in action!

Inshore Patrol Vessels help defend New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), patrolling our coastline in support of other agencies, including NZ Customs and Ministry of Primary Industries (Fisheries).

http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/navy-warship-open-to-the-public3/nelson

Cherry Blossom Festival

When: Sunday 21st September 11:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Miyazu Gardens, Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival - a celebration of Japanese culture, music, food and the 38 year-old relationship between Nelson & our sister city Miyazu. Bring a picnic, enjoy the on-site food stalls or simply relax under the beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) trees.

This free event runs from 11.30 - 2pm and is proudly supported by the Nelson Miyazu Sister City Association & The Nelson Japanese Society.

http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/cherry-blossom-festival/nelson


Canterbury News

What do you know about general elections?

  • Who can enrol and vote?
  • How to enrol or update your details
  • Using the information pack
  • How to find out more information about local candidates
  • How does voting work
  • What to expect on Election Day
Make your vote count this September!

www.elections.org.nz

When: Tuesday 19th August
Where: Christchurch Deaf Aotearoa Office, 96 Bristol St, St Albans
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Please register with Victoria Walters, thank you.

A representative from Electoral Commission will attend to talk to you and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.

NZSL Interpreters provided.

Deaf Aotearoa TEC courses

Your local Community Relations Officer, Victoria Walters has made arrangements for TEC courses, please do keep your eyes out for its flyers and the dates of TEC courses, thank you.

Deaf Society and Deaf Aotearoa:
Deaf walking group

We have invited our local Deaf Refugee members who have came from Bhutan to attend our event. They will share their culture with us. Please come and enjoy Bhutanese green tea.

When: Wednesday 20th August at 9.30 am
Where: Blind Foundation, 96 Bristol Street, St Albans



Otago News

Deaf Support Services Meeting

When: Thursday 14 August
Time: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Deaf Centre, 68 Manor Place, Dunedin

Election Day Practice Vote

Practice going to poll and doing a “fake” vote.

When: Thursday 28 August
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: 82 Filleul Street, Dunedin

Captioned Movies

Captioned Movies are on at the new Reading Cinemas! To find times for captioned movies, come and visit the office, look on back page of Otago Daily Times or visit www.readingcinemas.co.nz.

Deaf Aotearoa will plan a movie outing for everyone to go together soon.

Hercules
Friday 8th 11:30am, 1:45pm
Saturday 9th – Wednesday 13th 11:30am, 1:45pm & 6:15pm

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Saturday 9th – Wednesday 13th 8:30pm

How to Train Your Dragon
Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th 4:00pm

Cost: $10.00


Southland News

Warning: False council survey contractors

Invercargill people are being warned by the council to keep their doors closed to individuals posing as council survey contractors. Some people have been visiting people's houses pretending to be a council survey contractor. They have offered to provide identification, and provided council pamphlets.

The council's current survey is undertaken by phone and there are no door-to-door enquiries. Police have been notified, and council advises members of the public who have been approached to contact either the police or the council.

Farmers market

Where: Scottish Hall, 112 Esk Street, Invercargill (New Venue)
When: Sunday 10 August
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Staff whereabouts

Rebecca will be away for training during Monday 1st September to Thursday 4th September.

If you have anything you need help with please be advised to get them done before I am away.

I will be back in the office on Tuesday 9th September.

Are you Tech Smart?

Understanding data, 3G and 4G, smartphone, tablet, broadband, router, cabinet and UFB.
 
Information from NZ Relay with topics:
  • Internet Relay
  • Video Relay Service (VRS)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
  • Mobile Text Relay (MTR)
  • TXT111
  • CapTel
  • The decline of TTY
This workshop will help decide which smartphone, tablet or broadband you can purchase to access the communication services of your choice.
 
This is an exciting course that will make you tech smart and understand your devices and how they work and what not to do!  Bring your mobile phone or tablet.  Access to wi-fi available.
 
When: October 15th 2014
Where: TBC
Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Free
 
You will have to confirm your place on this course.

RSVP times will be sent with an invitation once venue is confirmed.