Ron Dick

Ron Dick

Much-loved life-long advocate Ron Dick passed away peacefully in Dunedin on the evening of June 3rd. Ron was a Life Member of the Otago Deaf Society, and worked tirelessly for Otago Deaf Support Services where he was on the committee for 27 years and was the treasurer for 17 years. … Read more

Budget 2020 in NZSL

Today, Thursday May 14th the New Zealand Government will release the Budget 2020. NZSL interpreters have been booked to interpret the Budget. The event will be broadcast in the normal TVNZ format on Parliament TV as well as on Kordia TV via Freeview Channel 200 or As in previous … Read more

Update from Oliver Ferguson – 9th April 2020

Tena koutou. It is very pleasing to see everyone in New Zealand staying in their own bubbles, keeping themselves safe. I would like to give thanks to the mainstream media for continuing to provide access for the Deaf Community by way of NZSL interpreters on the screen for Live TV. … Read more

Update from Lachlan Keating – 9th April 2020

Hello Deaf community, how are you all? It’s a brief message from me today. Thanks again to everyone out in the community working, volunteering and supporting your families and friends to say safe through the Covid-19 situation. Thank you again for all your hard work. Thank you to the interpreters … Read more

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

In January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed a new type of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from the World Health Organization. The likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of a widespread outbreaks remains … Read more

Measles Outbreak Update – 25th October

The vaccine that protects against measles is now available to Auckland babies from six months old. This is in addition to the 12-month and four-year-old scheduled MMR vaccinations Auckland children under five should receive. Babies aged from six months who are travelling to Auckland from outside the region can also … Read more

Measles Outbreak in Auckland – Updated video

If you’re pregnant, you may be concerned about your health during Auckland’s measles outbreak. If you have had MMR vaccination or measles in the past, you are considered immune to the disease It’s extremely unlikely that you will catch it. If you don’t know whether you’re immune, it’s important to … Read more

Measles Outbreak in Auckland – Updated video

You’ve probably heard there’s a measles outbreak in Auckland right now. This has led to high demand for the Measles Mumps Rubella, or MMR, vaccine. While it’s good news that so many people have been vaccinated in recent weeks, the vaccine supply now needs to be carefully managed. As a … Read more

Measles Outbreak in Auckland

You’ve probably heard there’s a measles outbreak in Auckland right now. Measles is a highly infectious and very serious airborne disease. It spreads quickly and easily to people who aren’t immune to it. If you’ve had measles before, have had at least one dose of the MMR vaccine or are … Read more