Government to address child abuse system failings

1st December 2022 The Government is adopting the majority of recommendations from an independent review into the actions of government agencies leading up to the death of 5-year-old Malachi Subecz, Minister for Children Kelvin Davis announced today. Following Malachi’s murder at the hands of his caregiver in 2021, Dame Karen … Read more

Waiata in NZSL

Turi Māori experience barriers in accessing te ao Māori. The NZSL Board has committed to a five-year plan to establish a Rōpū Kaitiaki to provide cultural advice to the NZSL Board to dismantle these barriers Hui across the motu have happened to get an understanding of what Turi Māori want … Read more

Media release: NZSL is essential to “Get Ready” for emergencies

Deaf people across Aotearoa New Zealand will now have access to comprehensive advice about emergency preparedness, with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week marking the launch of Get Ready in NZSL by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in partnership with Deaf Aotearoa. supports individuals, whānau, communities, schools and … Read more

Local advocate calls for greater engagement with language

Local advocate calls for greater engagement with language

Not enough people in Tairāwhiti understand or are familiar with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), a community support worker says. NZSL is one of the official languages of this country. It is used by deaf people and those linked with them, such as people who have deaf relatives or interpreters … 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

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