Using Hauora to turn Andrew’s life around

Michael Pulman – 5th June 2020 Physically worn down, depressed, close to giving up all hope and in desperate need for support. That was the life for Andrew Willoughby when Deaf Aotearoa came into his life. It had all come to head in Nelson Hospital. Facing a lengthy stay in … Read more

Thinking outside the box to get more Deaf New Zealanders into work

Michael Pulman – 27th May 2020 A willingness to think differently, finding new ways to upskill Deaf people, and supporting businesses is a key priority for the employment team at Deaf Aotearoa. For many businesses, hiring a Deaf employee often presents their very first interaction with a Deaf person and … Read more

Alan Wendt: The Interpreter

KŌRERO Alan Wendt: The Interpreter by Dale Husband | May 3, 2020 | 0  | 14 min read Alan Wendt, at the NZ Sign Language Awards, 2018. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ http://marktantrum.com) For many years, the Wendt name has been widely known in Aotearoa and well beyond because of Albert Wendt, a novelist and poet who brought a … Read more

Covid-19: Deaf Aotearoa condemns mockery of NZ Sign Language interpreters

The Prime Minister has personally thanked the New Zealand Sign Language interpreters that will be a familiar face to many Kiwis who follow the government’s daily covid-19 briefings. Six highly-skilled and experienced NZSL interpreters are working on the government Covid-19 response. They work seven-hour shifts and were rostered across a … Read more