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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Executive Board Update – 29th March 2020

Deaf Aotearoa’s Executive Board, CEO, Leadership Team and Staff are working hard, working long days and nights, working today, tomorrow and every day including weekends until the Covid-19 situation is under control. The Executive Board updated you yesterday, and there were some updates from some Facilitators as well. There will …

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Update from the Executive Board about Civil Defence Plan

We have been asked to release our “civil defence response plans” to Covid-19. The Memorandum of Understanding with Civil Defence ensures that Deaf Aotearoa is in regular contact with National Emergency Management Agency (formerly Ministry Civil Defence and Emergency Management). We want to clarify, there is no specific Civil Defence …

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