Update from Lachlan Keating – 9th April 2020

Hello Deaf community, how are you all? It’s a brief message from me today. Thanks again to everyone out in the community working, volunteering and supporting your families and friends to say safe through the Covid-19 situation. Thank you again for all your hard work. Thank you to the interpreters … 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

Executive Board Update – 29th March 2020

Deaf Aotearoa’s Executive Board, CEO, Leadership Team and Staff are working hard, working long days and nights, working today, tomorrow and every day including weekends until the Covid-19 situation is under control. The Executive Board updated you yesterday, and there were some updates from some Facilitators as well. There will … Read more

Update from the Executive Board about Civil Defence Plan

We have been asked to release our “civil defence response plans” to Covid-19. The Memorandum of Understanding with Civil Defence ensures that Deaf Aotearoa is in regular contact with National Emergency Management Agency (formerly Ministry Civil Defence and Emergency Management). We want to clarify, there is no specific Civil Defence … Read more

Update from the Executive Board about COVID-19

Hi, I’m Craig Findsen, Executive Board member. How are you? Hope you are healthy, at home, working or doing DIY projects, or spending time with family. The EB will be updating you regularly during the Covid-19 situation. The EB want to make sure you all know about the work that … Read more

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

In January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed a new type of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from the World Health Organization. The likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of a widespread outbreaks remains … Read more

Triennial General Meeting 2019 Agenda

Triennial General Meeting: 10.00am November 16th, 2019 Brentwood Hotel, Wellington Agenda Opening: Karakia – Sam Te Maari Opening & Introductions – Oliver Ferguson, Deaf Aotearoa President Video message from Dr Joseph Murray, President, World Federation of the Deaf Apologies Confirmation of Proxy Votes Approve and accept minutes of 2016 TGM … Read more

Measles Outbreak Update – 25th October

The vaccine that protects against measles is now available to Auckland babies from six months old. This is in addition to the 12-month and four-year-old scheduled MMR vaccinations Auckland children under five should receive. Babies aged from six months who are travelling to Auckland from outside the region can also … Read more

Measles Outbreak in Auckland – Updated video

If you’re pregnant, you may be concerned about your health during Auckland’s measles outbreak. If you have had MMR vaccination or measles in the past, you are considered immune to the disease It’s extremely unlikely that you will catch it. If you don’t know whether you’re immune, it’s important to … Read more

Measles Outbreak in Auckland – Updated video

You’ve probably heard there’s a measles outbreak in Auckland right now. This has led to high demand for the Measles Mumps Rubella, or MMR, vaccine. While it’s good news that so many people have been vaccinated in recent weeks, the vaccine supply now needs to be carefully managed. As a … Read more