About the Survivor Experiences Service

What the service is  The Survivor Experiences Service provides a safe, supportive, confidential place for survivors of abuse in care, and their whānau, to share their experiences.  The Service exists to support survivors and whānau in their healing. It is available for people who were abused in state, faith-based, or … Read more

Youth Plan: Voice, Leadership, Action

The aims of the Youth Plan: Voice, Leadership, Action (Youth Plan) are: the voices and perspectives of young people are listened to, valued, and embedded in decision-making at all levels; and the mana of young people is uplifted, and young people are enabled to lead their own lives, have their … Read more

Pānui newsletter July 2023

3 Jul 2023, 09:00 Kia ora koutou, This pānui newsletter is about how you can contact the Survivor Experiences Service. How to contact the Survivor Experiences Service The Survivor Experiences Service is now available for people who were abused in state, faith-based, or other forms of care, as well as … Read more

Pānui newsletter June 2023

29 Jun 2023, 09:00 Kia ora koutou, This pānui newsletter provides an update on the independent redress system, the Survivor Experiences Service and improvements to survivors’ access to records. An update on the independent redress system On Monday 19 June, a pōwhiri was held at Waiwhetū marae to welcome the … Read more

Government commits $600,000 to flood recovery

The Government is contributing $600,000 to help residents affected by the weekend’s violent weather with recovery efforts. Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have been in the Buller district this afternoon to assess flood damage and support the local response effort. They have announced … Read more

Deaf communities to get better emergency information

Deaf communities will have improved access to emergency information as the result of a new agreement signed today, says Civil Defence Minister Hon Kris Faafoi. Mr Faafoi says the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand will provide a foundation … Read more

Working With An Interpreter

The Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand have released a series of videos about working with interpreters. These videos have information in English and NZSL: Tips for Deaf presenters working with NZSL interpreters  Tips for hearing presenters working with NZSL interpreters

Hazards and what to do to be better prepared

Information on the hazards we face in New Zealand and advice on what to do to be better prepared is presented in New Zealand Sign Language and captions in a series of videos available on YouTube. Watch these NZSL videos on hazards and emergencies in New Zealand. Make an emergency … Read more