Official results for the 2023 General Election

The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2023 General Election. Party vote – main points The National Party has two fewer seats, Te Pāti Māori has gained two, and the Green Party has gained one more. Electorate vote – main points Four electorate results have changed since … Read more

Tertiary sector experiences

Following the success of our International Week of Deaf People webinar, we were contacted and asked for more information from the young panelists about their experience of tertiary education. The four young adults met online again to reflect on their years of study. The video is a resource intended to … Read more

Taking steps to make arts access happen

Accessibility is not a box-ticking exercise for Pascale Parenteau, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Education and Community Engagement Senior Manager. What she does must have a purpose and clear benefits. Pascale has dedicated the past 31 years of her life to music, education, and advocacy for accessibility in the arts. … Read more

Peg and Tom Makinson

29th Sept 1937 – 6th Oct 2023 & 9th April 1933 – 5th Oct 2023 At this difficult time, we send condolences and aroha to their whānau and close friends. Peg Makinson was a wonderful advocate of the Deaf community in Dunedin and Otago. She cared deeply about Deaf children … Read more

Signing Santa at Westfield

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity to brighten up the season for the Deaf community? Become a Signing Santa with Westfield! This is your chance to create magical moments with Deaf children and adults by providing them with a unique experience incorporating NZSL. Paid training and a professional … Read more

Voting is now open

Early voting is now open: You can vote in New Zealand without needing a voting card. Simply visit your voting place, provide your name and information, and they will assist you in the voting process. Influence on Government: Your vote helps determine the government in New Zealand, which can have … Read more