All of New Zealand is now at ORANGE. Most Deaf Aotearoa offices will be open to the community and public.
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Media release: NZSL is essential to “Get Ready” for emergencies

Deaf people across Aotearoa New Zealand will now have access to comprehensive advice about emergency preparedness, with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week marking the launch of Get Ready in NZSL by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in partnership with Deaf Aotearoa. supports individuals, whānau, communities, schools and … Read more

Emergency Mobile Alert

The 2022 nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is happening between 6-7pm on Sunday 22 May. Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted … Read more


There is increasing evidence emerging on the long-term health impacts of COVID-19.  What is long COVID?  Long COVID is commonly used to describe symptoms that continue or develop from 3 months after you have had COVID-19 infection.  Most people with COVID-19 recover completely and return to normal health. However, some people … Read more

Deaf Aotearoa offices are closed to visitors

New Zealand is now in RED traffic light due to Omicron in the community. Our priority is to keep our staff and community safe, as well as others we work with including interpreters and other services. We are reviewing our current caseloads, interpreting bookings, ACE workshops and other services to … Read more

NZSL Week Community Events Grants

 Deaf Aotearoa is pleased to provide the opportunity for Deaf community organisations and businesses to apply for funding to hold NZSL Week Community Events, following the criteria set by the NZSL Board, which aligns with the NZSL Community Grants criteria. Deaf Aotearoa encourages Deaf community organisations and businesses to apply … Read more

Changes to the Traffic Light System

At 11:59pm on Friday 25 March 2022, our traffic light system is changing. At Red There will be no limits for a gathering outdoors with My Vaccine Pass. There will be a 200-person limit for gatherings indoors with My Vaccine Pass. You do not need to wear a face mask … Read more

Disability Consumer Leadership Development Grant

Consumer leadership development grants are intended for disabled people and their whānau to develop leadership skills to benefit themselves, their families/ whānau and/ or the wider disability community development activities. This grant is also available to organisations funded by the Ministry of Health to deliver Disability Support Services (DSS) or … Read more

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