Introducing Donna

Greetings, my name is Donna Bailey. I am the new iSign Graduate Programme Supervisor based here at Deaf Aotearoa in Avondale, Auckland. iSign will soon be employing two full-time graduate NZSL Interpreters, and it will be my role to teach skills and encourage them to become high-quality interpreters. These roles are being advertised now, with interviews soon, and hope to see these roles starting in mid-March. I am looking forward to working in the Deaf community and providing a variety of opportunities for graduates to meet the community, learn and develop. … Read more

Civil Defence Centres and Shelters open from 7pm

Twenty-seven Civil Defence Centres and Shelters will be open from 7pm this evening to provide a refuge for families who need to leave their homes to shelter from Cyclone Gabrielle. Auckland Emergency Management has established centres or shelters in all Local Board areas across Tāmaki Makaurau. A further 12 community-lead … Read more

Official Government update – Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle will impact much of the North Island with severe gales, heavy rain and very large waves forecast from today through to Tuesday. This is expected to be an unprecedented and dangerous weather event. MetService has issued severe weather warnings for many parts of the North Island. Keep up … Read more

2023-02-10 Auckland Announcement

Kia Ora/Hello I’m Kerry Lotz, your new Adult Senior Facilitator at Deaf Aotearoa, Avondale office We want to let you know about emergency/weather forecast from Auckland City Council Please keep eye on weather for next 48 hours/2 days, cyclone coming from Sunday night onwards, creating more havoc on Monday and … Read more

Advice for Aucklanders Seeking help and support

Your wellbeing Asking for help is okay in these challenging times. It is understandable to feel sad, distressed, worried, confused, anxious or angry. For help with anxiety, distress, or mental wellbeing, call or text NEED TO TALK to 1737 orcontact one of the network of health and well-being providers including … Read more

Herbert Klein: Mental Health

Herbert Klein is a Deaf, British Sign Language (BSL) user and a mental health professional, from London, UK. Herbert has worked in Adult, Youth and Children’s Deaf Mental Health Services within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). He has over 32 years experience working in a wide variety of roles … Read more

AUCKLAND FLOOD UPDATE #26: 7th February 2023

Waste collection continues across the Auckland region The emergency response to the flooding in Tāmaki Makaurau is well into its second week and the focus remains on collecting flood damaged items from households as quickly as possible. We’re also keeping one eye on the weather forecast with a potentially significant … Read more

ACE ID requirements

Over the years, we have organised and provided various ACE workshops throughout Aotearoa New Zealand! We hope that you have enjoyed them. Every year, we ask you to fill out an enrolment form to be able to take part in ACE workshops. Now you will also need to provide your … Read more

Support Worker job opportunity

🧰 Job opportunity as Support Worker – 4 hours 🔨 VIA OUR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Support with a client with their everyday life:– Translate NZ or world news in NZSL– Take client to grocery shopping– Provide support with client’s life Do you want to know more about the job? Do you … Read more

Support Worker Coordinator job opportunity

🧰 Job opportunity as Support Worker Coordinator 🔨 VIA OUR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Duties: – Work with two Deaf people at a residential home – Support with their social planning and preparing for their outings and everyday living – Provide support to the clients to develop plans for everyday activities – … Read more