Official results for the 2023 General Election

The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2023 General Election. Party vote – main points The National Party has two fewer seats, Te Pāti Māori has gained two, and the Green Party has gained one more. Electorate vote – main points Four electorate results have changed since … Read more

Taking steps to make arts access happen

Accessibility is not a box-ticking exercise for Pascale Parenteau, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Education and Community Engagement Senior Manager. What she does must have a purpose and clear benefits. Pascale has dedicated the past 31 years of her life to music, education, and advocacy for accessibility in the arts. … Read more

Announcing your 2023 Westfield Local Hero

Congratulations to Natasha Jumelet: 2023 Westfield Local Hero

Congratulations to Natasha Jumelet from Deaf Wellbeing Society Inc. as your 2023 Westfield Local Hero for St Lukes! Westfield is proud to award a community grant of $20K to help Natasha and Deaf Wellbeing Society Inc. to continue to grow their impact in the local community. The 2023 Westfield Local … Read more

TVNZ confirms election night coverage, debate times and dates

TVNZ confirms election night coverage, debate times and dates

TVNZ will have extensive coverage across the election campaign, with live debates, full election night coverage, and comprehensive news and analysis. Live Debates TVNZ will host five live election debates during the election campaign, all live streamed on The first live Leaders’ Debate will take place between Chris Hipkins and Christopher … Read more

Press Release: Deaf Aotearoa Congratulates Victoria Manning MNZM On Her Re-Election To The World Federation Of The Deaf Board

Deaf Aotearoa, the leading organisation representing the deaf community in New Zealand, extends congratulations to Victoria Manning MNZM on her successful re-election to the prestigious World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Board for a second term. Victoria’s commitment to advancing the rights and interests of deaf individuals worldwide has been … Read more

NZSL more important than ever in an emergency 

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreters have been working hard this week to ensure Deaf people across Aotearoa New Zealand have access to critical emergency information.  This week’s heavy rain and thunderstorms, and the tragedy they have caused, have reminded us all of the importance of being ready for emergency … Read more