For the Love

For the Love is a beautiful short film starring Deaf community members Michelle and Rob Sinclair. The film is a co-production between 3 independent filmmakers: Early in the production planning, the filmmakers contacted us at Deaf Aotearoa – and we are able to work with them to provide some cultural … Read more

iSign Graduate Program: May 2023

Hi Everyone! It’s us, the Graduate Interpreter Program here again. Thanks so much for coming to our recent ice cream evet at Deaf Club, it was a great turnout. Coming up next week soon is New Zealand Sign Language Week (HANDWAVES) We’ll be celebrating NZSL Week by visiting a few … Read more

Police Statement on 111 TXT notification

During routine testing of the registered 111 text service for people with hearing or speech impairments at 7:58 PM, Tuesday 25 April 2023, NZ Police inadvertently sent a test message to all registered users of this service. The message was labelled as a test message and asked users to acknowledge … Read more

Questions about the new Job Support Funds application form

As you may be aware, Job Support Funds are now administered through the Ministry of Social Development. This was previously through WorkBridge. As part of this process, they have a new Job Support Funds Application Form. The new Job Support Funds application form has some new questions to ask i.e. … Read more

There is still time to be counted in the 2023 Census

There is still time to be counted in the 2023 Census

There is still time to be counted in the 2023 Census – People who missed out on completing their census forms by Census Day, Tuesday, 7 March 2023, still have time to take part and be counted, Stats NZ said. Census Day is when every person in Aotearoa New Zealand … Read more

New Zealand Sign Language Course for Health Professionals

This course includes practical industry related vocabulary & phrases to help bridge the gap between health professional & patient. Health Pro 1 (3 sessions) Suitable for absolute beginners Wednesdays | 19/4, 26/4 and 3/5 | 8.00pm – 9.00pm OR Thursday | 27/4, 4/5 and 11/5 | 12.00pm – 1.00pm Health … Read more

Disability and Cancer Project – Whaikaha me te Mate Pukupuku

Te Aho o Te Kahu is working with the disabled community reviewing data and evidence on the incidence, experience and outcomes of disabled people with cancer to build our understanding of how we can improve cancer services for disabled people in Aotearoa. Disability and Cancer Project There is limited research … Read more

My Experiences, My Rights: Supports and Services

In 2008, the New Zealand Government signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A key aspect of the Convention is ensuring disabled people are supported to monitor the government’s implementation of the Convention in Aotearoa. As part of these efforts, our team of disabled researchers … Read more