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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. … 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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Update from the Executive Board about COVID-19

Hi, I’m Craig Findsen, Executive Board member. How are you? Hope you are healthy, at home, working or doing DIY projects, or spending time with family. The EB will be updating you regularly during the Covid-19 situation. The EB want to make sure you all know about the work that … Read more

Triennial General Meeting 2019 Agenda

Triennial General Meeting: 10.00am November 16th, 2019 Brentwood Hotel, Wellington Agenda Opening: Karakia – Sam Te Maari Opening & Introductions – Oliver Ferguson, Deaf Aotearoa President Video message from Dr Joseph Murray, President, World Federation of the Deaf Apologies Confirmation of Proxy Votes Approve and accept minutes of 2016 TGM … Read more

Deaf Aotearoa Triennial General Meeting

In November Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand Incorporated will be holding their Triennial General Meeting in Wellington. If you are Deaf and a member of Deaf Aotearoa you should have received either an email or papers in the post to inform you about the meeting and how to nominate yourself or … Read more

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