Northland Deaf Club
Saturday 5th April at 4:00pm
Make your own Potato Head! Buy one Easter egg and start decorating.
Don’t forget your Easter egg for the competition! We will vote on which one is best and the winner will get a prize! See you there at 4pm.
Please see the following photos for a step-by-step example:-
Use the chocolate to glue the lollies on the easter egg.
You don’t have to do the same - just do what you like.
NZ Tax System And Benefits Seminar
Wednesday 9th April from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
ounty Room, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei
Get an overview on your tax entitlements and obligations including: Overseas Income, Working for Families, KiwiSaver, Child Support and Work Permits.
Get informed on business tax requirements when starting a new business and the Inland Revenue resources and services that are available.
Facilitated by Inland Revenue (IRD) Whangarei.
For more info and to register, please phone 09 470 3056 or email email@example.com
Mangonui Waterfront Festival
Saturday 5th April from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, Doubtless Bay, Far North
Kids: gold coin
Under fives: free!
70+ stalls, music, games, fun activities and challenges etc.
Live Theatre: NZSL interpreted sessions
The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna
$18.50 to $25.00 per person (plus $4.00 fee)
NZSL performances will be held on:-
Saturday 12th April at 5.00pm
Friday 2nd May at 10.30am
The Owl and the Pussy Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat...
Book your tickets online!
4 Boston Road, Mount Eden
Friday 11th April from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday 12th April from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Small bag $20.00
Large bag $60.00
Fill a bag with new and pre-loved women's work gear and casual gear.
EFTPOS and cash only. Please note bag purchase is required on entry and is non-refundable. All proceeds to Dress for Success Auckland.
Are You A Woman Aged Between 45 Years And 69 Years old?
Mobile Screening Unit
YMCA Mt Albert, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert
1st April to 25th April
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm
Have you had a breast screen? Not sure?
This is VERY important for all women.
Phone 0800 270 200 to enrol.
Looking For A Room To Rent
A Deaf matured aged international AUT student is looking to rent a room, close to AUT University from mid July till end of October 2014. He would prefer to live with sign language users. Contact Michelle
if you are interested in offering a room.
What: Mr Peabody and Sherman
(movie screened with subtitles)
Wednesday 9th April at 6:00pm
Event Cinemas, Westgate, Auckland
$15.00 per person (each family gets an awesome goodie bag)
The Discovery Foundation
are having a movie fundraiser to raise money for their children’s life skills courses with a private screening of Mr Peabody and Sherman
with subtitles for the hearing impaired.
The Discovery Foundation is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organisation dedicated to supporting children and teenagers with self-esteem, academics and the skills to face life's challenges head on. They run two programmes: Bridging the Gap for 8-12 year olds and Discovery for Teens for 14-18 year olds.
Goodie bags include: mini frisbee, pen, pencil, eraser, balloons, stickers, cardboard cars, calico re-usable bag and yummy treats. Spot prizes include: sports gear, vouchers and glow products.
For more information or to book, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ban Synthentic Cannabis Rally
Saturday 5th April
From 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Starts at Corbans Winery
Mount Lebanon Place
Wear a black T-Shirt to show your sorrow and bring white balloons for hope.
Hear testimonials of whanau that are living with the effects of family members who are addicited to synthetic cannabis and are living with the ongoing medical and health effect.
KDEC Art Auction
Thursday 15th May at 6:30pm
Kelston Deaf Education Centre
3 Archibald Road
If you have art that you are happy to donate, please drop it at the reception at Kelston Deaf Education Centre. Remember to put your name on it.
All proceeds go towards a new Marae and for the students to go to Japan this year
Contact: Sarah Cameron
Meet 2013 Master Chef Winner: Aaron Brunet
Where: Kitchen Things
, 11 Maui Street, Te Rapa, Hamilton
Wednesday 9th April from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
$20.00 for admission
$55.00 for admission with a copy of Aaron’s book
With the launch of his first cook book Aaron will be cooking up a storm in the ‘Kitchen Things’ Hamilton Cooking Theatre, where he will display his passion and talent for cooking superb food.
In his new book he opens the door to his life in beautiful laid-back Raglan and delivers his favourite recipes.
Be one of the first to get your hands on his brand new book, get it signed and learn some great recipes.
Phone 0800 289 849
to buy tickets.
The Waikato Home Expo In Association With The Waikato Show
Friday 11th April at 10:00am to Sunday 13th April at 5:00pm
Claudelands Arena, Brooklyn Road, Claudelands, Hamilton
$5.00 (door sales only)
After a hot, dry summer the focus of home-owners throughout the region is about to switch from outdoors to indoors with the onset of Autumn. The expo will be showing a variety of Autumn products and services for the home.
Visitors to the Home Expo
will have the chance to talk directly with designers, manufacturers and service providers, snap up one-off Home Expo prices and bookings before winter sets in. They will discover thousands of exciting new ideas and products for renovating building and decorating.
The Home Expo provides a unique opportunity for home owners to research, access wholesale prices and secure bookings for work to be completed under one roof, in one day.
The Home Expo is the feature event at this year’s Waikato Show. Visitors can be guaranteed a great day of entertainment, plenty of ideas and fun for the whole family. The Waikato Show has something for everyone an Enviro Expo; Sports Expo; Wellbeing Show; Showcase of Clubs; Cultural Village, Carnival and Food Court; Alpaca Show/farm animals and stage with live entertainment.
Cambridge Lions Trash And Treasure Market
Victoria Street, Cambridge
Sunday 13th April 8:30am to 1:30pm
The market has well over 100 stalls spread out on Victoria Street and Duke Street.
You will find everything from pieces of art to pieces of junk, and part of the fun is deciding which is the bargain.
If you want to browse interesting stalls, enjoy yummy food and coffee from the local Cafés, and hear bagpipes/drums, then it's the place to come.
Lake Karapiro, Cambridge
Saturday 12th April from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Enjoy the final days of Summer by participating in the TriMaori Sprint. There are plenty of activities for the whanau and family including 5km and 10km walk/ run events, children’s activities, healthy food, stalls, demonstrations and more!
NZSL Week Update
NZSL week is only five weeks away! There will be some events planned, so please keep the dates Sunday 11th May
and Sunday 18th May
open to join the events.
NZSL Week is for the Deaf community to celebrate! Watch this space for a pop-up café and more information about your favourite signs. There will be costs involved for some events. More information will be shared with you soon.
The free 45 minute taster classes for schools, medical and businesses are now open for registration
If you would like more information about NZSL Week, Taster Classes and more, please contact Sue Lessing
(text 021 920 675 or fax 07 571 5932).
Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Saturday 5th April from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Adults $6.00 per person
This event was postponed from the 15th March to the 5th April due to bad weather.
There will be different dances, food from all different people from the world. For the kids, there will be a magician show, pony rides, jumping castle and other activities. There will be a free storytelling tent. One lucky visitor will take home a mystery spot prize funded by ANZ Bank.
Maraetotara Reserve, Pohutukawa Ave, Whakatane
Saturday 19th April from 8:00am to 11:30am
See their website for more information
and costs for running/walking.
SPCA Pet And Family Fun Day
Saturday 12th April from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
There will be activities and fun for the whole family and more.
Dogs on a lead are very welcome.
Click on flyer and see what's on!
The Village Café
The new café at the Historic Village, The Sugar Plum Tree Café, is now open.
Opening times are:-
- Monday by appointment
- Tuesday - Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm
- Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Sunday by appointment and when there are events
Pop in at the café and meet Jeni, Emma and Brenda. The food is yummy!
For catering purposes you can contact Jeni Fountain.
An Introduction From Our New Interpreter Based In Wanganui
Hi, my name is Bernadette Cutelli but I prefer to be called B. I first learnt NZSL from Shona Beamsly and through her I learnt about the shortage of interpreters in the Wanganui/Manawatu/Taranaki area.
I studied Deaf Studies at Victoria University before moving to Auckland with my twin sister to study at AUT. While I was studying at AUT I knew that I would be moving back to Wanganui. We graduated with our Diplomas in July 2012.
I have been to New Plymouth a couple of times since I moved back to Wanganui in December and look forward to working with the Deaf community in Taranaki more often.
021 0240 4258
Book through iSign: email@example.com
Nationalwide Health And Disability Advocacy Service
Tuesday 8 April and Wednesday 9 April
The rights of the code are law in New Zealand. They are your rights. You should get good service from your doctor, medical centre, dentist, hearing service, physiotherapist. You not happy with them? See Donna Allan, Deaf Advocate, to talk about it.
Contact Donna Allan
(text 027 233 4905 or fax 04 570 0856) to make an appointment to see her.
Let her know by 3rd April.
East End Markets
Sunday 6th April from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Where: East End Markets
, New Plymouth
A true market place, all in one place, in a great location. A fun atmosphere for everyone, all ages and for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a place that is the people's Sunday.
Come and enjoy a coffee from Paris Plage and stroll through the fabulous stalls. There is something for everyone: buy some flowers, art, handmade soaps, or up-cycled furniture, all from a local suppliers.
East End Markets
is a place that brings the community together and helps the local businesses.
The market will be open from 8:30am to 3:00pm on the first Sunday of the month from November to May at East End Reserve. An indoor location is to be confirmed and will run June to October.
Contact: Zoe Harris
(phone 027 737 3095)
Taranaki MountainAirs Vs Manawatu Jets
Sunday 6th April at 3:00pm
TSB Stadium, New Plymouth
Children (5-17) $10.00
Families (2 adults + 2 children) $40.00
Under 5s free!
The first National Basketball League home game of the season! Bring the family to cheer on the Taranaki MountainAirs as they take on the Manawatu Jets.
Contact: Irena Brooks
(mobile 021 555 144)
Taranaki Home And Lifestyle Expo
Friday 11 April 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm (Two for one entry on Friday!)
Saturday 12 April 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 13 April 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
TSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth
Under 12 free!
New Plymouth District Council welcomes you to the Taranaki Home & Lifestyle Expo
Whether you are renovating or buying, landscaping or decorating, furnishing or building this is the show that will put you in front of the experts. With over 100 products and services in one location, over one weekend and 50 per cent new exhibitors this year – the expo is your one stop shop for turning your home and lifestyle dreams into reality!
Check out when fabulous kitchen demonstrations will take place by Jax Hamilton, Megan Hale and Micheal Self under the What's Cooking schedule on the website, browse the exhibitors list to see who will be at the expo giving professional advice and amazing show only specials and keep the kids entertained with giant rolling balls and the Mitre 10 Mega Bouncy Castle in the Kids Zone.
Contact: Marieke Elliott
(phone 06 759 6060)
Deaf Community Enjoying An Afternoon With Moho Mathers
From left to right: Barry Brewster, Grant Brewster, Maryanne Frechtling, Mojo Mathers and Tania Stuart.
“Hi! I’ve enjoy talking to you (Mojo) and I really find it very interesting hearing about your interesting stuff. Thank you”
— Maryanne Frechtling
Get Together Lunch At Hawkes Bay Deaf Club
22 Lee Road, Taradale
Every Wednesday from 10:30am
Coffee/tea free for HBDC members or $2.00 for non-members.
Come and meet with other Deaf and hearing people, have lunch and hot drinks with us, catch up with the news from around New Zealand and overseas.
For more information please contact Hawkes Bay Deaf Club
(text 027 859 3238).
Hawkes Bay Deaf Club Social Night
Easter (please do dress up for this Easter fancy dress party)
Saturday 19th April from 6:00pm
$2.00 per person (money will help pay for food for our grocery raffle)
You can bring own drink.
We will have beers and wine for $3.00 each.
Everyone is welcome, including families and friends.
For more information please contact Hawkes Bay Deaf Club
(text 027 859 3238).
Basketball Game: IMS Payroll Hawks Vs Taranaki Mountain Airs
Saturday 12th April at 7:00pm
Children $7.00 Adult $15.00
Pettigrew Green Arena
480 Gloucester Street
The IMS Payroll Hawks
want your support courtside as they work towards the all important championship final in 2014.
They believe their roster this year will not only excite you but entertain you and we want you along to enjoy the ride. Make sure you are at Pettigrew Green Arena early to enjoy all the pre game hype - giveaways and surprises for all.
Manpower Australia: "Thunder From Down Under"
Napier Municipal Theatre, 119 Tennyson Street, Napier
Monday 14th April from 7:30pm
$39.50 plus booking fees
How to buy tickets:
You can buy tickets online
(make sure to select Napier venue), use the NZ Relay service to contact 0800 842538 or go to Napier Municipal Theatre ticket booth.
This event is strictly R18. ID required.
For the first time in more than five years, the rumble of thunder will be heard Down Under when the Manpower Australia storm heads our way next April.
Direct from Vegas and a sellout tour of Australia, the No. 1 Male Revue Show in the World will bring their world class costumes, state-of-the art lighting and dynamic dance routines to venues the length of the country. The limited but intense season begins in Hamilton on the 9th of April and continues throughout the main centres and many of the provinces.
The handsome line-up includes our own home grown talents, Aiden and Dave. Aiden is recognisable as a Kiwi by the elaborate Maori tattoos that adorn his chiseled body. Dave has the lovable guy-next-door look about him and given that he cites his Mum as his favourite person, his looks are not deceiving.
In the last 20 years, the "Thunder from Down Under" has gone from humble beginnings in Surfers Paradise nightclub on the Gold Coast to a residency at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas. Manpower Australia has worked in over 15 countries to over 8 million women.
The troupe has appeared on numerous TV shows including Ellen, The View, Project Runway, 60 Minutes New Zealand, Drop Dead Divas, Today Show (US), The Morning Show (Aust), Entertainment Tonight and was voted one of "The 12 Top Sexiest Jobs in Las Vegas" by the E! Entertainment Network.
Manawatu Deaf Society
When: Friday 4th April from 7:30pm onwards
Where: 55A Totara Ave, Awapuni, Palmerston North
Tonight is BYO = Bring Your Own drinks. Come along and socialise, catch-up with friends.
Wanganui Deaf Community Lunch Club
When: Monday 7th April from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Where: Deaf Access Centre, 28 Churton Street, Wanganui
Bring your own lunch, we will provide coffee and tea. Come along to find out what is happening at Deaf Aotearoa and events that are coming up. Look forward to seeing you all there.
111 TXT And Video Remote Interpreting
We have completed our presentations in Wanganui, Levin and Palmerston North. A fantastic turnout! I was impressed to see you all turn up to learn about 111 TXT and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) which are very important.
We have some more workshops coming up very soon, so watch this space.
Earn Your Easter Treats
Monday 14th to Monday 21st April from 5:30am to 9:00pm
Where: cityfitness, 80 Pitt Street, Palmerston North
How much: Free
Age limit what: Must be 16 years or over
The cityfitness gym will be open to non-members! Go along and check out their facilities, you can also try them out. They have 65 classes a week.
During this open week they will have some nutritional information about all your Easter treats, so if you want to earn those goodies you'll have to work for them! :)
There will also have 5 minute health checks available, so why not go down and check it out and see what they have to offer.
Great Forest Event
When: Saturday 12th April from 7:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Matariki Forest, Waitarere Beach Road, Waitarere
Marathon - Run and Walk: $60.00
Half Marathon - Run and Walk: $45.00
10 km - Fun Run and Walk: $25.00
5 km - Fun Run and Walk: $10.00
This is New Zealand's number one off road marathon through the beautiful forest! Everyone can take part - all ages and all fitness levels and different distances available that you can choose from.
Last year there were 3,200 people involved in this event! They are hoping to achieve 4,000 this year. Can you help them achieve that? Enter online for this year's events!
NZSL Week Taster Class
We have under 66 taster classes available for the Wellington region, focusing on health providers, schools, and businesses. We need more taster classes for health providers
Please encourage your medical centre to register for a free 45 minute taster class! Email me
details of the medical centre you go to and I will send them a registration form.
If you are an organisation, school or a health provider and interested to grab the opportunity to have a fun and free taster class during New Zealand Sign Language week, please register online now
Wellington Deaf Society's AGM
Wellington Deaf Society is having their Annual General Meeting at their clubrooms next Saturday. Please join and show your support, please become a member.
Saturday 12th April at 1:00pm
Wellington Deaf Clubrooms, Ground Floor, 32 Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington
To become a member, please contact their Secretary
Follow Wellington Deaf Society on Facebook
Clocks Go Back This Weekend!
This Sunday 6th April the clocks go back one hour.
Nelson Women’s Centre
Personal safety skills for women and teenage girls
Thursday 10th April from 9:30am to 12:00pm
$5.00 (special workshop)
ACC Rooms, 47 Collingwood Street
In the face of too-frequent attacks on women, Fullpower offers this low-cost workshop for women of all ages. It covers ways to:-
- set and protect personal boundaries
- deal with sexual harassment or unwanted attention
- project an attitude of awareness and confidence
- use voice as a safety tool
- take charge of emotional triggers
- deal confidently with verbal aggression
- stop aggressive confrontations before they start, with a few simple habits
- use powerful physical self-defense skills that need little strength and no on-going practice
Run by Rona Sedman and a male-padded instructor from Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust.
Ring 03 546 7986 to book in or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know if you are interested to attend this morning self defence class, an interpreter can be available.
Nelson Deaf Incorporated AGM
Nelson Deaf Incorporated would like to invite you to the Nelson Deaf Annual General Meeting.
Sunday 13th April at 1:00pm
Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
Nelson Vintage Car Club: 50 Year Heritage Rally And Tour
11th to 17th April
Richmond Showgrounds, Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson
Saturday 12th April:
Vintage Rally Day. Starts at the A&P Showgrounds Richmond Park between 8:00am to 9:00am. Lunch stop is at Motueka Recreation Centre between 12:00pm to 2:00pm approx.
Sunday 13th April:
Gymkhana events and public open day at A&P Showgrounds Richmond Park. Come along and catch up on some history, see the old cars.
Motoring through the events, get up close and inspect these beautifully turned out vehicles.
Food stalls will be on site for drinks, lunches and snacks.
Entry by gold coin donation. On site car parking available. Enter from Lower Queen Street via gate near Croquet Club and Old Gum Tree.
Deaf Aotearoa Staff Absence
Your local Community Development Project Leader, Della Buzzard, will be away on leave from 7th April to 17th April. There will be a shortage of staff during her absence. If you need to see a staff member, please contact the staff member prior to visiting the office. Thank you for your cooperation.
Health and Disability Advocacy Service Information Evening
Thursday 10th April from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service Office
38B Birmingham Drive
- Do you have a hospital experience – good or bad?
- Want to talk more about it?
You are invited to an evening to share your stories of your experience with hospitals service.
(text 027 289 6419 or fax 03 348 6378) by 7th April.
Disabled Persons Assembly And Community Law Canterbury
Wednesday 7th May from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Aspire Canterbury, 314 Worcester Street, Linwood
You are invited to a Legal Services Forum to learn what services Community Law Canterbury provide for disabled community.
NZSL Interpreters and afternoon tea will be provided.
RSVP to Katrina
(text 022 0268 6733 or fax 03 366 8535) by 5th May.
A Deaf young man is looking for a room to board, non smoker and works full time.
He is happy to share food or own food and would like to move in soon as possible.
Please contact Victoria Walters
(text 021 324 828) if you would like to offer a room.
Food Show At CBS Canterbury Area
New Zealand largest and most successful culinary exhibition, every year many people taste and buy from a huge range of the very best food, drinks and kitchen equipment from New Zealand and around the world. They will have a various of events, eg free cooking demos from celebrity chefs, a great accommodation deals from Heritage Hotels and a heaps of money-saving show-only specials.
For more details of shows, timetable and ticket see their website
Deaf Society And Sports Meeting
Sunday 6th April from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Otago Deaf Centre
Peter and Allan to bring biscuits thank you. See you there. From Nicki Heal (Secretary).
Deaf Coffee Group
Friday 11th April from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Deaf Aotearoa Office
Bring a plate to share.
No Deaf Coffee Group on 18th April due to Good Friday and 25th April due to ANZAC Day.
Saturday 12th April from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Otago Deaf Centre
Nationwide Health And Disability Advocacy Service Visit
Tuesday 22nd April
From 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Otago Deaf Centre
68 Manor Place
Claire Raisin is visiting Dunedin.
Your hospital visit good or bad?
Come and share your stories.
Thank You From Hall Committee
A very big thank you to the team of volunteers from the Deaf community who came to the Deaf Centre working bee on Saturday 29th March. You did a fantastic job!
For those who did not come, you missed some delicious pumpkin scones, bacon & egg pie, banana cake to mention just a few of the goodies the team were rewarded with.
Thank you, for the biggest help on Saturday, to Robert and Michelle Sinclair, Allan and Christine Hughes, Nathan Hughes, Rodger Reid, Nicki Heal, Anthony Deveruex, Dwayne Stenton, Brendon Matheson, Geoffrey Taylor, Geoffrey and Rachel Makinson.
On Sunday thank you so much to Robert and Michelle Sinclair, Alan Hughes, Rodger Reid, Anthony Devereux and Nicki Heal for coming back to clean up the rubbish on trailer, garden weeds. Roof repair still halfway to go, which will be finished off in Easter Weekend.
From the Hall Committee (Alan Hughes, Rodger Reid, Robert Sinclair, Geoffrey Makinson and Peg Makinson).
NZSL Week Celebration
Saturday 10th May
Otago Deaf Centre, Manor Place, Dunedin (more directions and info at later date)
$20.00 per person (this covers petrol and a meal)
You have been invited to celebrate NZSL Week in style with an invitation from the Dunedin Deaf Aotearoa Office to join in a celebration with the Deaf Community. There will be some great entertainment and activities and even a special guest. Bring your own drinks.
The mini-bus fits eight people – so first in with payment, first served. Get in contact with Rebecca
at the office to arrange your spot. The RSVP deadline has been extended to Tuesday 8th April. This is your last chance!
The mini-bus be cancelled due to no interest.
Deaf Community Meeting
27th April at 2:00pm
May Day Expo
May Day Expo, Health and Disability Expo
3rd May from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Workermans Club (fully accessible, lift available)
- Free health checks, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc
- Free tote bags for first 1,000 visitors
- Free competitions, prizes and giveaways
60 exhibitors will be on hand to provide health and disability assistance, information and products at this fun day out.
Congratulations to Warren Stewart for completing his Beginners Computer Course!
Good luck for the future courses or employment you may choose to do.
If you have any local stories you may like to share please let me know