National News

Energy Safety Warning For Weiss Heat Transfer Units

Energy Safety is warning consumers who have purchased some models of Weiss Heat Transfer Units that as from Friday next week, there will be a prohibition on their use and sale and advises consumers to immediately turn them off.

The models are: Weiss Heat Transfer Units FV 602, FV 603, FV 652 and FV 653 which were produced prior to May 2012.

They are known to have been sold through Mitre 10 outlets, but may have been sold at other retailers.

The units operate in ceiling spaces and move air through ducts to heat houses.

The manufacturer has announced a voluntary recall of these products produced before 2010.

“Energy Safety is pleased that the manufacturer has recognised the possible safety issues around these units and voluntarily recalled some of them.  Energy Safety’s prohibition on sale and use is extended through to the 2012 production year as a precaution to ensure that the manufacturer’s view that the issues were fixed at the 2010 production year can be substantiated by further investigation,” said Mr Wogan.

“There have been three recent instances of these units catching fire, and we are aware of a number of other incidents with them which we are in the process of investigating,” said Mark Wogan, Manager Energy Safety.

“We are satisfied that there is sufficient safety risk that we should step in and prohibit their continuing use and sale.

“Although the prohibition on using the units does not become formally effective until Friday 20 June (for administrative reasons), we urge consumers who know they have one of these units, or suspect they have one to immediately turn it off and seek advice from the manufacturer on 0800 208 008, or a registered electrician.

“It is up to the manufacturer to determine how it will deal with consumers who have purchased these units,” said Mr Wogan.

“The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring the units it sells are safe for consumers to use, and until we are satisfied that this is the case, the prohibition on use and sale will remain in force,” Mr Wogan said.

Energy Safety recommends that as with any electrical device, if consumers smell smoke or see fire they should immediately shut down the equipment and call the Fire Service.

International News
Northland News


Internet MANA Road Trip: Northern Leg

Internet MANA are going on a road trip, and we’re starting in the North!

Come along to meet Hone Harawira and Laila Harré, the leaders of Internet MANA. You will also hear from Kim Dotcom, local candidates & special guests.

This informal gathering is an opportunity for you to hear our vision and share your ideas for future.

Tuesday 15 July

Blessing and departure, Cape Reinga
Kaitaia: Te Ahu Community Centre, 6:00pm

Wednesday 16 July

Kaikohe: Memorial Hall, 6:00pm.

Thursday 17 July

Kerikeri: Turner Centre, 6:00pm.

Friday 18 July

Whangārei: Whangārei Intermediate, 6:00pm.

NZSL interpreters are booked for Whangārei session only.


Russell Birdman Festival

This is a 3 day free festival! All at Russell Wharf, Cass Street, Russell. The Russell Birdman Festival is in its 8th year of what is the zaniest and most Kiwi of all festivals in Northland.

To enter the Birdman competitions visit www.russellbirdman.co.nz. Great prize money to be won! You can also enter "The Drag Race" if you are a bloke and want to dress in a frock, heels, accessorised with a handbag.

Fri 11 July, 1:00pm-9:00pm

Friday features the hilarious Drag Race (for men in frocks), Mini Ironman (all ages), mural painting, fancy dress for kids and a street party.

Sat 12th 10:00am- 10:00pm

Saturday you have a spaghetti eating competition, dinghy races, WOK Cook-off, beach dig, Eggstravaganza, food and craft stalls, plus live music all day and our saucy pirates...

Saturday is the day of the famous Birdman Jump - great prizes and cash to be won! And the night time brings you the Elvis Ball at the Duke of Marlborough Tavern - there is no charge and a brilliant night had by all gyrating to our Elvis impersonator!

Sun 13th 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday - Musical Chair Madness, cake decorating, The Great Russell Race, and a kids fishing competition.



Auckland News

Come Along To The Storyfest This Saturday!

When: Saturday 12 July 2014 7:00pm sharp (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Where: Waipuna Conference Centre, 18 Waipuna Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland
Cost: $10.00 admission at the door

New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association presents Storyfest 2014 in Auckland. There will be some great individual performances. There will be prizes to be won!

Want to know about the Law?

When:  Wednesday 6th August to Wednesday 24th September (8 weeks)
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm (3 hours)
Where: Community Law Centre, Unit 9, Shop 27, Mangere Town Centre, Bader Drive, Mangere
Cost: $40.00 (total for 8 weeks course)

Law in a Nutshell is a course for anyone who wants to understand the law and their legal rights. Sessions will be presented by lawyers and legally trained professionals or experts. See flyer for all subjects that will be covered.

Interpreters will be provided.

Certificates will be provided if you go six weeks or more.

Registration:

Space is very limited so register now! Registrations will close on 30th July 2014 or when spaces are full.

Email your name and mobile number to debbie.cundall@deaf.org.nz or fax 09 820 5039.

Payment methods:

  1. Bank deposit or direct credit to Deaf Aotearoa (BNZ account number 02 0184 0363155 03). Please remember to put your name and course reference: TEC429.
  2. Visit Deaf Aotearoa Avondale office and pay cash or cheque to Debbie (no eftpos).

Pecha Kucha Night

When: Wednesday 16 July 2014
Time: Doors open 6.30pm and presentations starts at 7.30pm
Where: Town Hall, Concert Chambers, Queen St, Auckland CBD
Cost: Free entry

Special Town Hall edition in collaboration with the Waitematā Local Board.
 
Fun, fast and informative presentations from a diverse line-up of speakers who shape the beating heart of Tāmaki Makaurau .
 
We very much welcome the deaf community to come along to this unique engagement event  and have arranged NZSL interpreters to be present.  
 
See their website for more information!

What’s Happening At ADS?

ADS New Clubrooms – Sneak Peak

When: Tonight 11th July
Time: 8-9pm 1 hour only

Come along and have a look at the new space.

Deaf Club as usual upstairs from 7.30pm

Blessing Of The New Clubroom

When: Friday 18th July
Where: Auckland Deaf Society - downstairs
Time: 6.30 pm

There will be “Sign Singing” and prizes to be won.

Canteen: Open – come along and support KDEC. They will be running the kitchen and fundraising for their trip to Japan. Let’s see what they cook up in the brand new kitchen.

School Holiday Ideas


Hunt For Zoo Loot – Auckland  Zoo

When: 5th to 20th July
Where: Auckland Zoo
Time: 9.30am - 5pm
Cost: $12

Join the amazing hunt for Zoo Loot these school holidays. Pick up your very own treasure map, follow the clues and fill in answers as you go.

You'll earn fantastic Zoo Loot and go in the draw to win awesome prizes!

Website: http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/zoo-news/upcoming-events/july-school-holidays.aspx

Auckland Deaf Outdoor Adventure Club

What: Tramping in the Waitakere Ranges
When: Sunday 13th July
Meet where: Carpark on Piha Road, at the Upper Huia Dam Track
Meet when: 9.00 am for 9.30 am start
Organiser: Jonathan Anton (txt 021 0613 107 or email ant@xtra.co.nz)

It’s school holidays - so why not bring the kids, and head out into the great outdoors.

Track we are walking on: Upper Huia Dam Track
Time: 3 hours return
Difficulty: Medium

Please let Jonathan know if you are coming and if you wish to car pool.

Important: Bring warm and waterproof clothes. Drinks, morning tea and muesli bar


Waikato News
(include correction re last week's notice)


A ‘Fishy’ Experience – Animates

When: Friday 11 July, Thursday 17 July, Friday 18 July, 1-2pm
Where: “Animates” – 7 Bridge St, Hamilton
Cost: FREE

Head along to your local Animates store these school holidays for free sessions!

Thursday 17 July, 1 – 2pm

Introduction to fish: Learn all about the different types of fish, fun facts as well as how much to feed a fish. Also, learn the difference between cold water and tropical fish and the difference between fish and reptiles.

Friday 11 and 18 July, 1-2pm

Learning how to look after fish: Kids can learn how to set up, decorate and clean a fish tank, find out information on the types of water, signs to look out for in your fish as well as brainstorm cool names for their scaly friends!

20 spots are available per session and are available on a first come first serve basis. No bookings required.


Poultry and Pigeon Annual Show

When: Saturday 12 July, 12 – 5pm, Sunday 13 July, 9am – 12pm  
Where: Waikato Table Tennis Stadium,  Edgecumbe Street, Hamilton      
Cost: Adult: $5.00        under 16: FREE Door Sales Only.
Website: Waikato Poultry and Pigeon ClubWaikato Poultry and Pigeon annual show.
 
For those of you who keep chooks, ducks or pigeons, but are not necessarily into breeding or entering them into shows, this will be a great opportunity for you to see the different types of poultry breeds and varieties we have here in NZ. It will also be a great way of finding out which breeds/varieties that appeal to you and which breeders are doing well and breeding to and achieving the standard. This year we are pleased to be hosting the Dutch Breeds and Wyandotte breed clubs.
 
With 1200 chooks, pigeons and ducks on display, it’s definitely going to be a remarkable event.  It’s a sheltered event, in the middle of the school holidays – which makes it family friendly, and also an attractive option for a day out with the kids.

To add to the already large amount of officially entered and exhibited birds, there will be:
  • Pigeons and poultry for sale
  • Information stand
  • Freshly hatched chicks, something the kids love!
  • Trade exhibitors which will be selling poultry health and husbandry related products
So there is going to be something there for all that like poultry we plan on making it more than just a chook show, so we hope to see you there.
 

Chill in the Park

When: Friday 18 July, 11.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Elliott Park, Hamilton
Cost: $2.00
 
Play in the snow in Hamilton!


Disney On Ice Treasure Trove

When:
Friday 25 July 11am – 1pm, or 7pm – 9pm  
Saturday 26 July 11am – 1pm, 2:30 – 4:30pm, or 6pm–8pm
Sunday 27 July 10am –12pm, 1:30 – 3:30pm, or 5 – 7pm  
Where: Claudelands Arena,  Brooklyn Rd, Hamilton      
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Front Row $74.50, VIP $52.50, A Reserve $39.50 or B Reserve $29.50
Buy Tickets: 0800 842 538
 
This magical Disney On Ice show, that kiwi families have come to know and love, is back to our shores this year and is better than ever!

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove opens in New Zealand in July 2014 and will take audiences on a magical journey spanning 50 years of Disney’s famous well-loved animated films.

From the main Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to Tangled, this ice skating performance celebrates the heritage of Disney films with an all-new medley of Disney tales that will fascinate audiences. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove, in Hamilton on 25 July and travels to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch until 17 August.

Enter the worlds of your favourite Disney fairy tales- Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Belle, and Snow White. Set sail with Peter Pan, the always playful Tinker Bell and the cunning Captain Hook and his crew as they head on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek through the wilderness and wildlife of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Embark on a mischievous ride with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story and explore the magical and marvellous Wonderland with Alice and the Mad Hatter. This show is bound to take you on the journey of a lifetime.

Westfield Kids – Holiday Fun Programme

When: Friday 11 – Friday 18 July, 10:30am – 2:30pm every day (Includes Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Westfield Chartwell, Corner of Hukanui and Comries Roads, Chartwell, Hamilton      
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free

Calling all crafty kids! Westfield Chartwell has school holiday entertainment sorted. With an selection of activities, from perfect pencil case designs to apron design workshops, you’ll be entertained for hours!

The action at Westfield Chartwell these school holidays includes…

Week One: Apron Design

Join in on the FREE apron design workshop – where kids can unleash their artistic flair!

Monty will drop in to help the kids with their designs and may even pose for a few selfies from 10.30am – 2.30pm Monday 7th – Friday 11th July in Centre Court.

Week Two: Pencil Case Design

Join the fun at the free pencil case design workshop where kids can create their very own stylish pencil case just in time for back-to-school.

As an added bonus, if they draw a picture of “Monty the Monkey” and bring it along, they'll go into the draw to win a $50 Westfield Gift card and an awesome ‘Kids can cook’ Prize pack! If you're not already a member, join online or on the day to be in to win.



Bay of Plenty News

Hanga Poi/Poi Making

Where: Mt Maunganui Library, 398 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
When: Thursday 17th July from 10:30am to 11:30am
Cost: Free

What is a Poi? "Poi" is the Maori word for "ball" on a cord.

Make your own poi and learn how to twirl it to a single song!

Suited for 7 - 12 year olds. Materials supplied.

To book contact Tauranga City Library by phoning 07 577 7177.

Tauranga Art Gallery: July School Holiday Programme

Where: Corner Wharf and Willow Streets, Downtown, Tauranga
Website: Tauranga Art Gallery

When:
Monday 14 July from 10:00am to 11.30am 3 - 5 years
 / 1:00pm to 3:00 pm 6 - 8 years
Tuesday 15 July from 1:00pm to 2.30pm 3 - 5 years
Wednesday 16 July from 10:00am to 12pm 6 - 8 years
 / 1:00pm to 3:00pm 9 - 12 years
Friday 18 July from  1:00pm to  3:00pm 6 - 8 years

Participants will have fun exploring different texures and building up materials to create collograph plates for relief printing.
  • Children should wear old clothes to the class.
  • Classes will be limited to 15 or less.
  • The cost is $15 per child per studio session.
Phone: 07 578 7933 to make a booking. Enrolments will only be confirmed by a paid booking. Please let them know if you are booked in but unable to attend.

Tall Blacks Test Match

Where: ASB Arena at Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui
When: Thursday 17th July starts 7.30pm to 9:15pm
Cost: Gold $45.00 Silver $30.00 Bronze $22.00
Website: Tauranga City Basketball

Next test match will be on Saturday 19 July in Auckland.

What's On In Rotorua

Don't know what to do and looking for something to do?

Visit this link and to find heaps of information about what is on in Rotorua.



Taranaki News

Become Scam Savvy

Date: Thursday 17 July
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Location: Level 1, BNZ, Devon Street, New Plymouth
Cost: Free

Bronwyn Groot, Security and Fraud Co-ordinator at BNZ, will be giving a presentation.

Our world is full of people trying to take our money, not always legally. Among them are scammers.

We all need to understand how scammers work and always need to be on our guard.

This presentation is aimed to give you an understanding on how to protect yourselve.

Sponsored by BNZ, Positive Ageing and New Plymouth District Council.

Positive Ageing Meeting

What: General Meeting
Date: Friday 18 July
Time: 9.00am
Location: Meeting room, New Plymouth District Council (next to Council Chambers)

United Nations Enable
Human Rights Community Forum/Workshop

Date: Thursday 24 July
Location: Essex Room, Plymouth International,
Corner Courtney and Leach Street
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Come along and hear David corner – guest Speaker on the UN convention on rioghts of Persons with Disabilities.

BYO lunch. Tea and coffee supplied.

RSVP: Kirsty by Monday 21 July (027 2819740 or kirsty.linnell@idea.org.nz)

PODC AGM 2014

PODC Taranaki recently had their AGM for 2014

They are proud to announce that we have a change in committee positions.
  • President: Kelly Davy
  • Secretary: Nicola Earl
  • Treasurer: Catherine Trowbridge
All families are welcome to attend the meetings.
 
PODC Taranaki would like to thank Grazia Toon formally the president for PODC Taranaki for her dedication and commitment to PODC over the years.  She has been a mentor and is a wealth of knowledge for families coming through. I’m sure she will still attend meetings and family events in the future.
 
Also a big farewell to Grant Brewster who has been a huge part of PODC Taranaki he has always attended PODC Taranaki meetings, has shown an open heart to all families that attend and will be missed from the committee environment. They still hope to see Grant at their family events. He is taking some much needed time to rest and enjoy.

New Waves Workshop

Date: Friday 18 July
Time: 10.30am
Location: 74 Powderham Street (New Waves)

What is this workshop about?

  • Recognition of healthy relationships vs unhealthy/abusive relationships
  • How abusive relationships can develop
  • Building awareness and recognition of warning signals that relationships may be potentially developing to be unhealthy/abusive
  • The purpose of relationships in our lives and having healthy expectations regarding what they can and cannot do for us as individuals
  • How to build healthy relationship values
This event is in conjunction with New Waves and Taranaki Woman’s Refuge.
 
Contact Alex Nash for more information:
Email: alex@wavestaranaki.org.nz
Text: 027 815 0035
Cost: Free


Hawkes Bay News

Deaf Club Membership

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club have some Deaf people pay for their membership. There are still many more who have not pay for their membership. If you want to be a member of the Deaf Club please contact the secretary for a membership form.

Email: hbdeaf@clear.net.nz
Text: 027 859 3238

Deaf Club Mid Winter Dinner

Where: Hogs Breath Café, 49 Marine Parade, Napier
When: Saturday 26th July 6.30pm
Cost: From $20.00 to $40.00 plus
 
Limited seats so if you wish to come along you need to contact the HBDC Secretary email hbdeaf@clear.net.nz or text 027 859 3238 by Friday 18th July.

Women’s Health Programme

1st session: Sexual relationships and Relationship Health

When: Saturday 26th July
Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale
Time: 10.00am to 4.30pm

NZSL Interpreters will be there. Please bring a plate of food to share for pot luck lunch.

2nd session: Physical Health and Communication

When: Saturday 23rd August
Where: Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee road, Taradale
Time: 10.00am to 4.30pm

NZSL Interpreters will be there. Please bring a plate of food to share for pot luck lunch.

Please contact Lee for more information or to book your place. 

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

See flyer for more details about what will be talked about at each session.



Manawatu News

Manawatu Deaf Society

Club Night

When: Friday 11th July
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society, 55b Totara Ave, Palmerston North
Time: 7.30pm

Come along and watch the Blues vs. Chiefs on Sky!

Deaf Sports Central Biannual General Meeting (BGM)

When: Saturday 12th July
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society, 55b Totara Ave, Palmerston North
Time: 1.00pm

Social Club Pool (Home Game)

When: Sunday 13th July
Where: Manawatu Deaf Society, 55b Totara Ave, Palmerston North

We are playing against the Terrace Tavern. If you wish to join us, please bring a hot meal to share.

Manawatu Deaf Society 52nd Birthday Celebrations

When: Saturday 26th July
Where: Ashhurst Inn, 81 York Street, Ashhurst
Time: 6.00pm to 12.00am

If you wish to join us, for catering purposes please confirm your attendance by contacting either:
Jackie Davidson (email ajdavidson@xtra.co.nz or text 027 471 2217)
Susan Freemantle (email ross.susan@xtra.co.nz or text 027 696 1104)

Phillips TV For Sale

Flat Screen 37", HD Ready, Widescreen LCD TV, 7 years old $175.00. Goes very well. If interested please text Peter 021 067 7879

Manawatu Ideal Home Show

When: Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July
Where: Arena Manawatu, 61 Pascal Street, Palmerston North
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Cost: FREE

One of the largest and most popular home show in NZ! There will be 220 exhibitors!  This show brings the best in products and services for your home. Come along, take your time and check out all the stalls which ranges from kitchens, flooring, appliances, hearing, new buildings and many more!

And the best thing is, it's FREE entry.



Wellington News

Part Time Community Relations Officer Wellington

Hi, My name is Natalie, I am the new part time Community Relations Officer for Wellington.  I am over here from the UK and have been in Wellington since December. I am looking forward to meeting everyone so please come and see me for a chat and coffee.

Fundraiser For World Federation of Deaf Youth Camp

Candice, Zoe, Bridget and Jemma have organised a captioned movie of Transformers: Age of Extinction, on Tuesday 15th July at the Light House in Pauatahanui. Please arrive there early to grab your ticket.

StoryPlace Programme: Matariki

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington
When: Friday 6 June 2014, 10:30am – Sunday 3 August 2014, 2:15pm
Website: www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn

Part of Matariki - Aotearoa's New Year Festival.

A special part of Te Papa where preschool children (12 months-5 years), together with their caregivers, explore museum-related themes together through play and make-believe.

We're excited by developments in Early Childhood Education and are reflecting these with child-led and activity based sessions, facilitated by a trained StoryPlace host. And to top it all off, all the stories and songs we love now round out the end of each and every session.

These aren't the only developments we are excited about! Check out our website for more information to see what else is new.

Roller Derby: Brutal Pageant Vs Smash Malice

Where: Kilbirnie Recreation Centre, 101 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie, Wellington
When: Saturday 12 July 2014, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Website: www.richtercity.co.nz

Richter City's first home game of the season sees the ladies in leopard print, Smash Malice take on fallen beauty queens, Brutal Pageant. With fresh faces and new line ups, this bout is definitely one you don't want to miss!

With limited seating at the new venue, it will pay to buy tickets in advance through Eventfinda, or bring cash on the night. We also recommend bringing a cushion to sit on and get closer to the action.

It's Your Move - a Weekend of Board Gaming

Where: Wellington South Baptist Church, 284 The Parade, Island Bay, Wellington
When: Saturday 12 July 2014, 10:00am – Sunday 13 July 2014, 10:00pm
Website: www.boardgames.co.nz

It's Your Move is a weekend event of board and card gaming - 12/13 July 2014 in Island Bay, Wellington. Follow on Facebook.
The day starts at 10am and closes at 10pm.

Join us to enjoy:
  • A day or weekend of great games for all experience levels
  • Over $400 in prizes in multiple prize draws over the weekend.
  • Access to the library of over 200+ games from the BoardGames.co.nz rental library. You are most welcome to bring your own games- just make sure they are well named.
  • Onsite shop with a wide range of games available at sale prices with EFTPOS.
  • A venue with good parking and bus access, and take aways and a super market in walking distance.
  • Early bird special with 20% off day and weekend prices until 5th July and a special weekend price when booked online.

Long Shorts: The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child

Where: The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington
When: Tuesday 8 July 2014, 11:00am – Friday 18 July 2014, 12:00pm
Website: www.filmarchive.org.nz/now-showing

Part of Winter School Holiday Events and Activities

The New Zealand Film Archive, in partnership with Square Eyes - New Zealand Children's Film Foundation, are thrilled to present not one, but two award winning, animated films. These are based on the classic children's picture books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The Gruffalo: A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood… This animated classic tells the story of a mouse who outwits a fox, an owl and a snake by telling them about his imaginary friend the Gruffalo, a scary-sounding creature who proves to be far more real than the mouse expects.. His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back – and the voice of Robbie Coltrane!

The Gruffalo's Child: The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood… A visually stunning sequel to The Gruffalo which chronicles the story of the Gruffalo’s child who defiantly ignores her father’s warnings not to search for the Big Bad Mouse. After tiptoeing out into the snow, the little Gruffalo meets her new chums Snake, Owl and Fox. But does the massive mouse even exist? We’ll find out!



Nelson News

Sue Away On Annual Leave

When: 9th July – 16th July

If you require interpreter support please contact Cathy Gutschlag on 027 280 7395. Many thanks.

Zumba Classes At Hearing House Rooms

When: Tuesday’s 2pm-3pm
Where: Hearing House rooms 354 Trafalgar Square Nelson
Cost: $5.00

A great fun way to stay fit and healthy. For further information please contact Susan Peters on 021 939 415.

Light Nelson

When: Friday 11th-Sunday 13th July
Time: 5.30pm- 9.30pm 
Location: Queens Gardens, Central Nelson
Cost: Free
Contact: lightnelson@lightnelson.org.nz
 
A walk in the dark – an exhibition of light. Light Nelson is set to brighten up the winter with an outdoor gallery of brilliant light installations, clustered around the lily pond and massive trees of the city’s historic Queens Gardens.

In a collaboration of art, science and technology, over 30 artists let their creativity loose through a range of innovative media including laser technology, digital imagery, performance, music and poetry.

This new art event on the Nelson calendar thrilled thousands of viewers last year. It’s an irresistible mix: a garden walk in the clear dark night of winter with magic moments of illusion, beauty, interaction and fun. What's more, thanks to huge sponsor support, admission to Light Nelson is free!

Light Nelson builds on the move of contemporary art towards installation work and collaborative projects, with artists from different genres working together to produce multimedia works, as well as artists working with scientists, technicians and IT professionals to explore different ways of interpreting a subject.

This is an event unique to Nelson, combining our artistic talent and strong sense of community.

Art Expo Nelson

When: Friday 11th – Sunday July 2014
Time: Friday 10-8pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm
Where: Saxton Field Sports Complex, Saxton Road East, Stoke, Nelson
Cost: Adult $5, Seniors/students $4, Children free (0-15 years)

Art Expo Nelson 2014 is a three-day show promoting artworks from more than 100 Nelson/Tasman and South Island artists. Take this opportunity to choose from over 1000 artworks in one location. Unique and affordable art from the best of the region's painters, ceramists, sculptors, jewellers, glassworkers, photographers, and multi media talent.

With an onsite café to relax, chat, debate and deliberate over the surrounding art choices. This is a Nelson event art lovers must not miss!

Crossing Boundaries

When: July 1st to 31st
Where: World of WeareableArt & Classic Cars Museum, Cadilliac Way, Annesbrook, Nelson.
Cost: Adult $18 Children (5-14yrs) $10 Concessions for senior citizens, NZ students and families.
Contact: info@wowcars.co.nz
 
Crossing Boundaries' celebrates the pioneers, revolutionaries and rebels who pushed the boundaries of car design and wearable art.

The new WOW® Gallery display features 13 garments straight out of the newest WOW® Awards Show section, Weta Workshop Costume & Film. In addition, visitors also get to see an incredible selection of 68 garments from the very best of WOW’s collection - almost every one of them from the 2013 WOW® Awards Show. 13 of the 67 garments are from New Zealand designers – of which four are Nelsonians. These incredible designs come from as far afield as the Netherlands, India, the United Kingdom, China and the United States of America.

The Classic Car Gallery has also undergone a metamorphosis of its own and now highlights 10 feature cars in the display.

'Crossing Boundaries' exhibition ensures a gallery visit will be a fresh experience for all.


Canterbury News

Deaf Aoteaora Community Courses

Your local Community Relations Officer, Victoria Walters, is organising some courses for this year:-
  • Election
  • First Aid
  • Nutrition
  • Budget
  • Technology
  • and more to come
If you have any other ideas that you would like to learn, please contact Victoria, thank you.

Deaf Aotearoa And Society of Canterbury Social Event

What: KidsFest event – Mindball - FREE
When: Wednesday 16th July at 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Where: Hornby Library, Goulding Avenue, Hornby
RSVP: Nadia text 022 069 4259 or Victoria 021 324 828
 
The human brain is one of the coolest things around, it is a creative problem solving machine, and we all have one!
Come and test yours with this action packed game!
 
The aim of the Mindball game is to be more relaxed and focused than your opponent. If you are, the ball will move away from you into your opponent’s goal, therefore, you win by relaxing! A simple fun way to test your own concentration and focus against your friends or family, come along and have a go.

Launch of TV2 KidsFest 2014: The Christchurch Brick Show

This show features amazing LEGO models for all age groups in the new hangar of the Air Force Museum at Wigram. Enthusiasts and collectors will display their designs, collections and contraptions. Children will have also the opportunity to get hands on with a LEGO play area.
 
For children all ages.
 
When: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Where: Air Force Museum, 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram
Cost: Child $2.00, adults (required) $4.00 and addition for car parking – gold coin



Otago News

Brydee on Holiday

Brydee on holiday 10th – 18th July will not be available for any bookings.

Self Defence Course

When: Thursday 17th July
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Where: St. James Presbyterian Church Hall, 393 King Edward St, South Dunedin

Please RSVP to Deaf Aotearoa by Tuesday.



Southland News

School Holiday Fun

What: ILT Kidzone
When: 9-14 July 2014
Where: James Hargest College Senior Campus
Time: 10.30-3.30pm
Cost: $14.00 per person/per day
Website: www.iltkidzone.co.nz

Visit their website for information on how to buy tickets and check out the programme and activities available. We’ll see you these July holidays for family fun at this fabulous Southland event.

Bluff Community Market

What: Bluff Community Market
When: Saturday 12 July 2014
Where: Bluff School, Bradshaw Street, Bluff, Invercargill
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Offering a selection of crafts, produce, plants and food.

Stall holders include: Base Camp Venison Salami, Stewart Island Salmon, Extinct Wooden Toys, Wild Central Otago Honey, Rawleighs, and many local Crafters and Plant Growers.

Coffee Group

What: Coffee Group
When: 31st July 2014
Where: DRC Building, 192 Spey Street, Invercarcargill
Time: 10am – 11am