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6 new positions available with Deaf Aotearoa

Video from Lara Draper, General Manager for Adult and Senior Services. We have some exciting news! We are looking for 6 new people to join the Deaf Aotearoa team. These 6 positions are Facilitator roles and are available in different areas throughout New Zealand. The Facilitator works with Adults and … Read more

Improving access to 1737 for the Deaf Community

The 1737 Healthline is a free to access service (via text or phone) available to everyone within Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides brief counselling, support, and information to people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  1737 helps people who feel stressed, overwhelmed or just need someone to talk … Read more

iSign Announcement – Christmas & Holidays

The iSign office will close for Christmas on Thursday 23 December, 4:30pm, and reopen on Monday 10 January 2022, 8am. While the iSign office is closed, the Call Centre will look after all iSign bookings 24 hours a day from Thursday 23 December 4:30pm until Monday 10 January 2022, 8am. … Read more

Travel safely

Lots of people love to travel during the summer holidays. Remember that New Zealand roads are quite narrow and winding. You do not need to arrive at your destination in a hurry, so please take your time and follow the posted speed limits. Do not drink and drive. If you … Read more

Swim between the flags

When you go swimming at the beach, it is safest to swim between the flags. These flags are red and yellow. If you get caught in a rip, do not panic, keep yourself calm. Try to float on the water to a safe place, and raise your hand so that … Read more

Summer Safety

You can look after yourself during the hot summer days with these simple tips: Wear a sun hat Wear sunglasses Make sure you put on sunblock Find protection from the sun by going under shade such as an umbrella, tent, or under a tree If you go swimming, make sure … Read more

Happy Holidays from Deaf Aoteraoa

All the Deaf Aotearoa offices are closed from 2:00pm Wednesday 22nd December 2021. Offices will reopen on Monday 10th January 2022. During the summer break, you can still contact us for urgent support:Email: 0800 33 23 22 You can also make interpreter bookings with iSign:FREE text: 3359Email: 0800 … Read more

Deadline for Shirley McKenzie Scholarship coming up

It’s that time of the year. Deaf Aotearoa’s Shirley McKenzie Scholarship is currently open for applications. This scholarship supports Deaf people’s study opportunities. The deadline for the first round is next Tuesday, 30th November. If it’s too much of short notice, not to worry! The deadline for the second round … Read more

Healthline Text Service

Healthline New Zealand has launched a text service for Deaf and hearing-impaired people, and others who may have difficulty communicating verbally, to access information from the Healthline Disability Support Team.  This service text service will considerably improve people’s access to vaccine information, booking an appointment to get vaccinated or arranging transport to get vaccinated.  Until now, Deaf and hearing-impaired people and others … Read more

Vaccination Passes

If you have had 2 doses of the Pzifer COVID-19 vaccination you will be able to get a Vaccination Certificate/Pass. When the new Covid-19 Protection Framework, also known as the traffic light system, comes into effect, this vaccination pass will allow you access to more places. This will be perfect … Read more

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