Outdoor Accessibility Survey

Recreation Aotearoa and the Department of Conservation are doing an online survey about the outdoor recreation activities people with disabilities and tāngata whaikaha Māori would like to be doing, and the experiences they’ve had in the outdoors. Providers of outdoor recreation activities and spaces currently have little information about the experiences … Read more

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Family-Centered Early Intervention Deaf/Hard of Hearing (FCEI-DHH)

“Ubuntu” is illustrated by the story of an anthropologist who studied the customs of an African tribe. The anthropologist decided to play a game with the children of the tribe. He placed a basket of candies at the foot of a tree stating that the first to reach the tree … Read more

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Landmark Ombudsman opinion sheds light on lack of education in NZSL

Christchurch, New Zealand – February 28, 2024: In response to a comprehensive 14-page opinion from the Office of the Ombudsman, highlighting historical shortcomings from the Ministry of Education, Deaf Aotearoa and Deaf Children NZ are demanding immediate action. The opinion, released today, reveals systemic failures in the Ministry of Education’s … Read more

Ministry of Education’s unreasonable omissions in NZSL in education strategy

Representatives from a Deaf Disabled People’s Organisation (Deaf Aotearoa), who advocate for the rights of Deaf people in New Zealand, have raised concerns about the Ministry of Education’s (the Ministry) strategy to progress New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) in education. Deaf Aotearoa believes that the ‘Development Map for NZSL in … Read more

New Zealand Sign Language Camps with NZSL4U

NZSL4U are excited to announce that three NZSL camps will be held in Hamilton, Kapiti, and Christchurch. These camps provide a unique opportunity for individuals to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of NZSL, learn new skills, and connect with the Deaf community. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate … Read more

Shingles vaccine

Shingles is a painful blistering rash. Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk of developing shingles. The best protection against shingles is immunisation. When to get the shingles vaccine The shingles vaccine is recommended for anyone aged 50 and over. At age 65 Shingles vaccination is free for 12 … Read more