Say hi to our NZSL Week Heroes, Sara and Theo

We are proud to showcase this year’s New Zealand Sign Language Week heroes, Sara and Theo. Both Sara and Theo are proud members of the New Zealand Deaf Community. Sara is a Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington teaching New Zealand Sign Language Studies as part of a Bachelor of … Read more

Community forum with Qiane Matata-Sipu – NZSL interpreters provided

Kia ora koutou I hope this email find you well. Some of your members and supporters may be interested in this community forum with Qiane Matata-Sipu (Te Waiohua ki Te Ahiwaru me Te Akitai, Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pikiao and Cook Islands) and with NZSL interpeters provided. We’re very excited to … Read more

Deaf Aotearoa offices will be closed

Next week, from Tuesday 13th until Thursday 15th April, all Deaf Aotearoa Facilitators will be in Christchurch for training. All Deaf Aotearoa offices throughout New Zealand will be closed. Most offices will be open on Monday 12th April and Friday 16th April. Thank you for your patience.

Executive Board update about President hand-over

The Deaf Aotearoa Executive Board recently had a Board Meeting and there are some changes to the Executive Board. Oliver Ferguson has been the Deaf Aotearoa President for the past 5 years and a member of the Executive Board for 10 years, but he has decided that it is time … Read more

Victoria Manning is moving on

Kia ora. I’m Victoria Manning, Deaf Aotearoa’s General Manager-Strategy. I’d like to let you know I have been offered a new job and so am resigning from Deaf Aotearoa. I’ve worked at Deaf Aotearoa for 6 years now and looking back it’s been a fantastic experience and I feel privileged … Read more

New Pepe Pānui e-newsletter

Deaf Aotearoa has a new e-newsletter called Pepe Pānui. This is a Māori name which translates to Butterfly Announcement. The old Community Weekly Newsletter has been discontinued as it is time for change. The new Pepe Pānui newsletter will only be distributed when there is news to be shared. Most … Read more

National Warning: Tsunami Threat downgrade

GNS Science has advised that the largest waves have now passed, and therefore the threat level is now downgraded to a Beach and Marine threat for all areas which were previously under Land and Marine threat. All people who evacuated can now return. The advice remains, for all areas under … Read more

National Warning: Tsunami Threat. Immediate evacuation required.

Friday 5 Mar – last updated 9:49 am A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.1 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. AREAS UNDER LAND AND MARINE WARNING: Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected in the following areas: The West Coast of the North … Read more

Draft Strategic Direction 2021 – 2030

Vision Deaf people have full access Mission Deaf Aotearoa is an advocate for positive change – Supporting the Deafhood journey of identity and culture. Values and Beliefs NZSL and Deaf culture are our mana People are at the centre of everything we do We communicate and collaborate with the Deaf community … Read more

WFDYS: New Opportunity! : Call for applications Advisory and Media team

WFDYS is very thrilled to announce that we are establishing two new groups / teams: Advisory Groups Social Media Team As part of our Action Plan 2019-2023, we are committed to increase the involvement and capacity building of young deaf people around the world independently advocating for their rights. We have … Read more

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