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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

New iSign booking system

iSign are changing their booking system and there may be some differences in the confirmations, reminders and surveys that you receive when making bookings through iSign. The new booking system is purpose built and we have spent over two years developing and refining this to provide the best service possible. … Read more

Office of the Privacy Commissioner | Children and Young People’s Privacy project

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched a children and young people’s privacy project. This will ultimately consider whether the current laws and regulations protecting children’s privacy rights are working, today and in the future. All young people and children can expect that their information (things like their name, … Read more

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What are the New Zealand Sign Language Awards Categories?

NZSL Champion: Recognising passion and outstanding commitment to protecting, promoting, and preserving NZSL.   Youth Champion: A Deaf leader aged between 14 and 24 who motivates others and strongly advocates for NZSL.   Māori Champion: An individual or organisation promoting NZSL learning among te reo Māori users.   NZSL Local Champion: Recognising individuals’ outstanding contributions to promote, … Read more

Be. Leadership in Governance 2024 Information Session

We’re excited to announce that applications are now open for Be. Leadership in Governance 2024. This unique programme will help participants to further develop skills needed for governance roles and learn how to be effective and successful board members.   The 2024 programme consists of 10 sessions running from February … Read more