Legal Recognition of Sign Languages in Asia Pacific 2022

In 2019, The Nippon Foundation approached Deaf Aotearoa about providing advice on the legal recognition of sign languages, and how countries in the Asia Pacific region could work towards having their own sign languages legally recognised. The Nippon Foundation funded a workshop in Wellington in February 2020 which included representatives … Read more

Public Holiday on 26 September to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II

New Zealand will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a State Memorial Service and one-off public holiday on Monday 26 September, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. “As New Zealand’s Queen and much loved Sovereign for over 70 years, it is appropriate that we mark her life of … Read more

NZSL Act Consultation 2022

Consultation on potential changes to the NZSL Act 2006. The New Zealand Sign Language Board fully endorses the review of the NZSL Act and recommended the review in its 2019 annual report to the Minister for Disability Issues. Introduction The Ministry for Social Development (MSD) and the Office for Disability … Read more

Barista job opportunity in Ponsonby, Auckland

🧰 Job opportunity in Ponsonby, Auckland – Barista 🔨 VIA OUR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Barista Job – Ponsonby, AucklandFull time – 40 hours per week, 7:00AM to 3:30PMThe role is working alone with no supervision Do you have the skills for the job? Have been trained and completed a Barista course? … Read more

Nelson Region Emergency notice

In the Nelson region, there has been plenty of rain which is making the situation dangerous. It is recommended that you stay home. If you can work from home then you should work from home. Please do not go out for a drive around to look at the damage. We … Read more

Acting CEO Announcement

Kia ora Deaf community, want to let you know that Lara Draper will be Acting CEO from Wednesday 17th to Monday 29th August. This is because Lachlan Keating, Deaf Aotearoa CEO, will be going to Geneva, Switzerland. Lachlan has been asked by the DPO Coalition to support the delegation (group) … Read more

Government’s Cost of Living payment

Kia ora,Are you aware about the Government’s $350 payment? This is for helping out with living costs. Cost of living means prices have gone up. For example, petrol, food, rent/mortgage. If you earn under $70,000, you are a New Zealand Tax Resident over 18 years old and you do not … Read more

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

Job opportunity in Otahuhu, Auckland – Freezing Workers

🧰 Job opportunity in Otahuhu, Auckland – Freezing Workers 🔨 VIA OUR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE They are looking for staff with different roles, e.g. packing meat boxes, lifting heaving boxes and knife work as well as cutting meat. You would need to have experience in meat and bone cutting with knife … 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

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