Decision-making Focus Group: Volunteers wanted

Has someone ever been appointed to make decisions for you or someone you know? Have you or someone you know ever needed support to make a decision? If so, would you be willing to share your views at a focus group hosted by the Wellington Deaf Society?  Te Aka Matua … Read more

Deaf Lens – An interview with Chris Sinclair

Daniel: Hi Chris, are you well? Chris: I’m good, and how are you? Daniel: I’m good thank you. Daniel: Thank you for your time to videocall with us to discuss Deaf Sports Daniel: Chris, you are the Deaf Sports New Zealand President, and recently you went with the New Zealand … Read more

Cheryl Spykerman – Staff Spotlight March 2024

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Cheryl Spykerman! TRANSCRIPT: Hello, my name is Cheryl. I work as a Child & Youth Team Leader, and my office at Deaf Aotearoa is in… Hawkes Bay! It’s a beautiful place. When I first started working for Deaf Aotearoa, I was in Auckland … Read more

Banner for The Great Piractical Rumbustification. A play by Margaret Mahy, adapted for the stay by Tim Bray.

Tim Bray Theatre Company is committed to making theatre accessible to all.

Discount price access tickets are available to Deaf audience members for NZSL interpreted shows. What We Offer For NZSL interpreted performances a trained interpreter, situated on the side or centre of the stage, interprets the dialogue during the performance using New Zealand Sign Language. The actors perform in spoken English while the … Read more

NZ Royal Commission COVID-19 Lessons Learned

Tell us your story The COVID-19 pandemic affected all of us, and New Zealanders – both here and living overseas – were asked to undertake extraordinary actions throughout its duration. The Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19 Lessons Learned I Te Tira Ārai Urutā is looking at what can be … Read more

Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival

Enjoy 18 days of unforgettable theatre, music, dance, cabaret, kōrero and more from Aotearoa and beyond. Come and share in our annual celebration as we bring Auckland to life with culture and creativity, from 7–24 March 2024.  We believe everyone should have access to extraordinary arts. Our award-winning Access & … Read more

Aotearoa Festival of the Arts

This post has been reshared from: Events for people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing at the New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020 | Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts Events for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Most Access tickets are $20. If an event has a … Read more

An update on the NZSL Amendment Bill

This post has been reshared from the original web page at In January 2024, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Whaikaha officials met with the new Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Penny Simmonds to discuss her priorities regarding the NZSL Act. Minister Simmonds has decided not to progress the … Read more

Whaikaha at Waitangi 2024 – Meeting Turi Māori at Waitangi

This post was shared from Whaikaha’s e-newsletter sent on Friday 26th January 2024. You can subscribe to Whaikaha’s e-newsletter here: Te Rā o Waitangi 2024 – Meeting Turi Māori at Waitangi E ngā rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou katoa,  Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People is excited and honoured to be … Read more

Natasha Cloete – Staff Spotlight January 2024

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Natasha Cloete! TRANSCRIPT: Hey! Happy New Year 2024! I hope you all had a good holiday. Maybe some of you worked through the holidays, but still, it’s great to enjoy summer in December and January! Getting together with your friends etc. I’m sure … Read more