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All Deaf Aotearoa offices are closed from 2:00pm Thursday 22nd December 2022.

Offices will reopen on Monday 9th January 2023.

Please check your local office for their opening hours in the New Year.

During the summer break, you can still contact us for urgent support:
Phone: 0800 33 23 22

You can also make interpreter bookings with iSign:
FREE text: 3359
Phone: 0800 934 683

Duty assessor team photo

Meet the Assessors!

We have a team of Duty Assessors, they are usually the first faces you see when you start the process of getting services from us!

gif of assessor team

- Joyce Stokell
- Gerry Lawley
- Lee Bullivant
- Dita Donaldson

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Other ways to contact us: (service support) (general enquiries) Freephone 0800 332 322

If walk-in, please check your local Deaf Aotearoa office's opening hours


We now have a Freetext service! Text us at 8223

This will make it easier for you to contact us! Your text will be received by one of the Duty Team – Lee, Joyce, Dita or Gerry.

This is open for any services support or general enquiries.

Duty opening hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4.30PM.

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Drop-in centre WELLINGTON (1)

Contact details:
Nikki Dawson
022 516 399 text only

James Takarangi-Berry
021 518 331 text only


Drop-in centre in Porirua (Wellington region)

Can come what for:

  • chat, meet other Deaf
  • learn more about Deaf Aotearoa and what we can support you with
  • can help with anything e.g. translate or explain to you what letter means, information and advice
When?: Thursday 26th January 2023
Time?: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where?: Te Rauparaha,

17 Parumoana Street,

Porirua City Centre,


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