Abuse in Care Royal Commission: Disability, Deaf, and Mental Health institutional care public hearing

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, include New Zealand Sign Language interpreters and audio described, captioned evidence.  Information about the hearing is available in Braille, NZSL, Niuean, Samoan, … Read more

Matariki – public holiday on Friday 24th June 2022

The Government has created a new public holiday for Aotearoa by passing the Matariki Public Holiday Act. From 2022, a public holiday marking Matariki will be held in June or July each year. The first public holiday to celebrate Matariki will be on Friday 24 June 2022. Matariki is the … Read more

ACE Survey 2022

Deaf Aotearoa would like to know your feedback about our ACE (Adult Community Education) workshops. We’d like to know how many people are interested in ACE workshops. See link to the survey – https://forms.office.com/r/65WyUNmeNW

Matariki – Living by the Stars

Yesterday Ko Taku Reo brought together the Māori Deaf community, staff and students to see a presentation by Dr Rangi Mātāmua. Jared from our Information and Resources Team attended – in this video he reflects on the day. Thank you Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education NZ, for the opportunity to … Read more

Abuse in Care: Wānanga for the Deaf community

Abuse in Care: Wānanga for the Deaf community

Join us for a conversation about the impacts that abuse in care has had on many Deaf people About this event The Royal Commission is heading to Dunedin | Ōtepoti to engage with a wide range of people on the Abuse in Care inquiry. We would like to have a … Read more

Emergency Mobile Alert

The 2022 nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is happening between 6-7pm on Sunday 22 May. Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted … Read more

NZSL Week Calendar Events

Did you know the NZSL Week website has an Events calendar, with a collection of NZSL Week events happening throughout New Zealand. This is a community calendar where you will be able to add your own events. There is a form for you to fill in all the information about … Read more

Why is NZSL Essential to you

This year’s NZSL Week theme is NZSL is Essential. There are many reasons why NZSL would be essential to you, so this is your opportunity to film yourself telling us why NZSL is essential to you. Your video clip can be a short explanation, or you could include a little … Read more

NZSL Week Pepeha Challenge

We are REALLY excited to launch a brand-new challenge for NZSL Week!!! ANYONE can be involved! Deaf or hearing, and of all ages – we invite ALL of you to give it a go!  So, what is it!? A NZSL Sign Singing challenge! Emmie Bensley, our NZSL Hero for 2022, has … Read more

April 2022 update from President Joanne Klaver

Kia ora koutou, I am Joanne Klaver, I am the Deaf Aotearoa President. The Executive Board met via zoom on the 5th March, we were not able to meet face to face because of the COVID protection framework level. In the December Board meeting, the Executive Board appointed Emmie Bensley … Read more

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