29th January 2023 update

Hi I’m Lara from Deaf Aotearoa, I have some key information to share.

I hope the Deaf community are safe in the affected areas Auckland, Waitomo District, BoP, if you need support or info, there is a list of agencies and their contact details attached for you.

The NZ Relay service has extended their hours today and tomorrow 8am -8pm.

iSign is also continuing to take bookings, if interpreters are not able to travel then NZ Relay is available.

Today a community Info Hub has been set up in Mangere – community groups an agencies will be there to support, Deaf Aotearoa staff Joy, wearing Deaf Aotearoa top, will be there 11am – 1.30pm to support any Deaf or HoH people.

  • Māngere Memorial Hall, 23 Domain Road, Māngere Bridge

Tomorrow is Auckland Anniversary Day so the 2 Auckland offices, Avondale and South Auckland, will be closed, however Deaf Aotearoa is still open throughout NZ.

Our duty team can support you. You can contact Duty@deaf.org.nz or 8223 text, email, if you need any support or need info translation. We are here for you throughout.

NEMA will be having regular updates at 8am, 1pm, 4pm

iSign is working with NEMA and interpreters will be provided so you can watch them on the news or summary updates on Twitter and Facebook.

We hope you are all safe, that you are checking in on each other especially on senior citizens or those who live alone in our community – if anyone needs support please get in touch with us.

Please share this important information with others in the Deaf community, with your friends and family. Thank you and stay safe

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