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  1. 1990
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    Opening of the Bruce McHattie House

    The ceremony and speeches to open McHattie House, used as the national office for NZAD.

  2. 2006
    Video — Donated by Dan Hanks Image of Dan Hanks

    Mardi Gras celebrations

    Auckland Deaf Society, about to close for a total building redevelopment, hosts a final social event: a Mardi Gras at the Deaf Club.

  3. 1996
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    A look into the new bilingual approach at Kelston Deaf Education Centre

    One of the goals of 1996’s Deaf Awareness Week was to better educate New Zealanders about New Zealand Sign Language, and as part of this, One Network News visited Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland. KDEC which has a new bilingual teaching method using both NZSL and English.

  4. 2003
    Video — Donated by DEAFinitely Youth Group Image of DEAFinitely Youth Group

    The first Wallace Williams Comedy Evening kicks off!

    The first ever Wallace Williams Comedy Evening kicks off in 2003, as a fundraiser for Deaf Youth to attend the WFD Congress in Montreal, Canada.

  5. 2002
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Auckland Schools for Deaf: 60th Reunion

    Weekend celebrations are kickstarted with a Māori Deaf kapa haka group to perform a haka powhiri. Vintage teachers such as Les Bury briefly summarise their experiences of working in Deaf education over the years.

  6. 2006
    Video — Donated by Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand Image of Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand

    NZSL becomes an official language of New Zealand

    On 6th April 2006, members of the Deaf community and supporters gathered on the steps of parliament to celebrate the NZSL Bill passing its Third Reading, becoming the NZSL Act (2006). This marked the end of a long journey to give NZSL official status in Aotearoa New Zealand. This footage was screened on TV3 that evening.