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Learn 25 Signs for NZSL Week

Friday, 10 May 2013, 5:08 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

To celebrate New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week (13-19 May), Deaf Aotearoa is calling on all New Zealanders to learn 25 NZSL signs. More >>

Last Call for NZSL in Action Award Nominations

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 5:13 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Nominations close on Saturday, 30 March for entries into Deaf Aotearoa’s 2013 New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) In Action Awards. More >>

Deaf community affected by Teletext Closure

Friday, 14 December 2012, 4:39 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

New Zealand’s Deaf community will be greatly affected by TVNZ’s decision to drop its Teletext magazine service. The service, which was introduced in 1984 primarily to supply Deaf people with greater access to news and information, will be disbanded ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Response to Deaf MP Funding Row

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 4:32 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa Chief Executive Rachel Noble is not surprised by Parliament’s Speaker ’s refusal to fund support for the country’s first Deaf MP, Mojo Mathers. More >>

Deaf Aotearoa Congratulates NZ’s First Deaf MP

Saturday, 10 December 2011, 5:36 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa Congratulates NZ’s First Deaf MP Deaf Aotearoa hopes the appointment of the country’s first deaf Member of Parliament will raise the profile of deaf people and deaf issues to a wider audience. Mojo Mathers, who was 14 on the Green ... More >>

DVD in Sign Language to Help Deaf Cope With Grief

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 4:10 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

A new DVD in New Zealand Sign Language will help Deaf people in New Zealand learn ways to cope with grief and loss in their natural language. The resource, “Change, Loss and Grief” was launched today (Wednesday, 12 October) as part of Mental Health ... More >>

Symbolic Gestures Do Not Support Deaf

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 10:39 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Five years on the passing of the New Zealand Sign Language Act (2006), the Deaf community remains powerless and voiceless. The 2006 NZSL Act has just been reviewed. Deaf Aotearoa Chief Executive Rachel Noble says the review points out nothing new and offers no ... More >>

Deaf Aotearoa NZ & Outward Bound Continue Partnership

Friday, 6 May 2011, 3:49 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

As New Zealand Sign Language week enters its fifth year, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand and Outward Bound have announced that they will continue to offer a unique Outward Bound course designed for people who are deaf or hearing impaired. More >>

Debut Performance For World Renowned Deaf Comedian

Thursday, 9 April 2009, 1:55 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

One of the world’s best known Deaf entertainers John Maucere is joining the 2009 NZ International Comedy Festival line-up with his inaugural New Zealand performance on 4 May. More >>