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

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. Getready.govt.nz 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

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

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

Your questions answered in NZSL – Booster & Omicron

Why is a booster needed? So I understand that some people are feeling frustrated that they’ve already had two vaccines and now we’re asking you to also get the booster. For Omicron the booster is really important, because over time our immunity does wane and so by having the booster it … Read more

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