COVID update today

There will be a Covid update from Middlemore Hospital in Auckland today at 12.20pm and interpreters are provided. Deputy Director General – Andrew Old will be presenting at the meeting and will be on the usual platforms but not Kordia.

Attention Deaf Ākonga/learners in tertiary and vocational education:

The Ministry of Education has convened a collaborative group of disability and vocational education sector experts. The group is trying to help the Government understand more about the costs and barriers for disabled and Deaf learners to access the supports and equipment you need for tertiary study, especially for disabled … Read more

Disability, Deaf, and Mental Health institutional care hearing 11-20 July

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission will be holding our Disability, Deaf, and Mental Health institutional care public hearing from July 11-20, 2022. The public hearing will be live-streamed, including New Zealand Sign Language interpreters and audio described, captioned evidence. You can attend the hearing in Newmarket, Auckland.Address: Level 2, 414 Khyber … Read more

May 2022 Executive Board key messages

Kia koutou katoa, NZSL Week – Congratulations and well done to all the staff who worked hard to make this year’s NZSL Week a success. Also congratulations to all the NZSL Award winners. Have a look at our website and social media posts for photos and videos of the NZSL … Read more

Abuse in Care Royal Commission: Disability, Deaf, and Mental Health institutional care public hearing

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission will be holding our Disability, Deaf, and Mental Health institutional care public hearing from July 11-20, 2022. The public hearing will be live-streamed, include New Zealand Sign Language interpreters and audio described, captioned evidence.  Information about the hearing is available in Braille, NZSL, Niuean, Samoan, … Read more

May Executive Board updates on Strategic Directions

Honour the Treaty of Waitangi by partnering with Māori Turi. Developed the Kōhanga Reo NZSL videos and launched in NZSL week (in 3 days the video has been shared 241 times and seen by over 14,000 people) Ongoing work to support Māori Advisory Group – regular meetings of Tāngata Turi … Read more

Matariki – Living by the Stars

Yesterday Ko Taku Reo brought together the Māori Deaf community, staff and students to see a presentation by Dr Rangi Mātāmua. Jared from our Information and Resources Team attended – in this video he reflects on the day. Thank you Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education NZ, for the opportunity to … Read more

Abuse in Care: Wānanga for the Deaf community

Abuse in Care: Wānanga for the Deaf community

Join us for a conversation about the impacts that abuse in care has had on many Deaf people About this event The Royal Commission is heading to Dunedin | Ōtepoti to engage with a wide range of people on the Abuse in Care inquiry. We would like to have a … Read more

May 2022: DPO Key Messages

Congratulating Dr Jonathan Godfrey ONZM. The DPO Coalition congratulated Blind Citizens NZ’s representative Dr Jonathan Godfrey for being made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to disabled people, particularly blind and low vision people. Dr Godfrey received his award on the first day of the … Read more

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