Key messages from WFD

TRANSCRIPT: Both: Kia Ora Craigo: I’m Craigo Anton: I’m Anton. This video is about hosting the next WFD Congress. Craigo, what was your role at the WFD Congress? C: My role as an OM, ordinary member.  There were two of us, Joanne and I, who went on behalf of New … Read more

Who will be going to Jeju, South Korea?

Check out this video to see who will be going to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Congress and the WFD Youth Section camp in Jeju, South Korea. More information about the WFD Congress can be found on their official website:

May 2023 Executive Board key messages

Kia ora koutou, Joanne President Deaf Aotearoa Executive Board Key messages Have some news coming soon about our WFD delegates. Keep an eye out for more updates.

February 2023 DPO Coalition Key Messages

Select committee submission in December. The DPO Coalition presented to the select committee on the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill in December. This provided an opportunity for Coalition members to expand on points raised in the submission. The Select Committee noted the robustness of the DPO Coalition’s submission where its … Read more

November and December 2022: Key Messages from DPO Coalition

Minister for Disability Issues. The DPO Coalition met with Hon Poto Williams, Minister for Disability Issues. The Coalition thanked the Minister for her proactive response to the concluding observations made by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They then discussed how to implement the recommendations … Read more

September 2022: 10 Key Messages from DPO Coalition

Office for Seniors. The DPO Coalition held a workshop with the Office for Seniors. They identified several common issues that affect both disabled people and people who are aging. They discussed the “Better Later Life” Action Plan, and some key actions including: The Office for Seniors will continue to provide … Read more

July 2022: 10 Key Messages from DPO Coalition

United Nations Examination of New Zealand’s implementation of the Disability Convention. In August New Zealand was examined by the United Nations on how it is implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The DPO Coalition appointed a delegation of five people and two meeting assistants … Read more

Acting CEO Announcement

Kia ora Deaf community, want to let you know that Lara Draper will be Acting CEO from Wednesday 17th to Monday 29th August. This is because Lachlan Keating, Deaf Aotearoa CEO, will be going to Geneva, Switzerland. Lachlan has been asked by the DPO Coalition to support the delegation (group) … Read more

June 2022: 11 Key Messages from DPO Coalition

Establishment Unit, new ministry for disabled people (name since confirmed Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People). The DPO Coalition is very pleased that Whaikaha – the Ministry of Disabled People was launched on 1 July. At our June meeting the DPO Coalition met with Justine Cornwall, Director of the Establishment Unit … Read more

May 2022 Executive Board key messages

Kia koutou katoa, NZSL Week – Congratulations and well done to all the staff who worked hard to make this year’s NZSL Week a success. Also congratulations to all the NZSL Award winners. Have a look at our website and social media posts for photos and videos of the NZSL … Read more