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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

Deaf Aotearoa Welcomes Government’s Announcement on Disability Support System Transformation, Expected to Boost Opportunities for Deaf Community

Deaf Aotearoa is pleased to see the Government’s recent announcement, by the Ministers for Disability Issues and Health, regarding reforms to New Zealand’s disability support system and the establishment of legislation to ensure access for Deaf and disabled New Zealanders. Deaf Aotearoa Chief Executive, Lachlan Keating, says the Government’s planned … Read more

Terms of Reference on the Constitution Committee for Deaf Aotearoa

Tena Koutou, my name is Jasmin Taylor, and I am on Deaf Aotearoa Executive Board. This video is about Terms of Reference on the Constitution Committee for Deaf Aotearoa. Purpose of Constitution Committe is to review both DANZ Inc Constitution, and DAHL Constitution. Make sure both constitutions are aligned and consistent. Also … Read more

Key messages from Executive Board

AGM information will be released soon, and we want you to make sure your membership and contact details are up to date to ensure that you will receive them. Please check. https://www.deaf.org.nz/get-involved/membership/ We have 3 board members vacancy, If you are interested in nominating for DANZ executive board please email … Read more

Executive Board Update – April 2021

Kia ora, tena kotou As continuing the tradition for Presidents of Deaf Aotearoa, I will share the key messages after each Board meetings. Executive Board had a meeting on 27th/28th March in Wellington, 2 days, lots of discussion and actions. Last year AGM, President Oliver announced stepping down after next Board meeting. … Read more

Deaf Aotearoa congratulates Mark Berry on his success as WFDYS President

Deaf Aotearoa wishes to acknowledge the outstanding work of retiring World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section president Mark Berry. Mark served on the WFDYS from July 2015 and became president in 2017, before retiring on 27th March 2021. Mark previously served on Deaf Aotearoa’s Executive Board from 2011 to … Read more

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

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

Annual General Meeting 2020 Agenda

Annual General Meeting: 10.00am December 5th, 2020 Deaf Society of Canterbury, Christchurch Agenda Opening: Karakia Board introductions – Oliver Ferguson, Deaf Aotearoa President Apologies Approve and accept previous minutes Annual Report Statement of Accounts and Auditor’s report Confirmation of auditor and solicitor Membership Levies Confirmation of Proxy Votes Remits Closure … Read more

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