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  1. BIOGRAPHY
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    Patrick Thompson (QSM)

    Patrick Wikiriwhi Thompson was of Ngati Paoa/Ngati Whanaunga descent. Patrick was born into a traditional Māori family and boarded at Kelston School for the Deaf in the 1970s. Patrick was instrumental in organising the first National Hui for Māori Deaf in 1993. Throughout his career, Patrick acted as an advisor to many groups in the Māori and Deaf communities. Patrick was trilingual, and could communicate in NZSL, English and te reo Māori. He was a strong advocate for training and supporting more trilingual interpreters, and for empowering Māori Deaf people to have greater access to both mainstream society and Māori tikanga, and worked with a range of organisations to advance this goal. Patrick was awarded the Queens Service Medal (QSM) in 2013 for his services to Māori, and the Deaf community.

  2. 1998
    MAGAZINE, NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Communicate: Autumn 1998

  3. 2000
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    Deaf Association of New Zealand 2000

    A look at the work of the New Zealand Association of the Deaf, presented by Judy Bailey.

  4. 1996
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    Patrick Thompson discusses upcoming wānanga for Māori Deaf

    Patrick Thompson is interviewed on the ‘Marae’ programme, a bilingual Māori and English language current affairs show, about setting up a wānanga to enable Māori Deaf to access te reo Maori and Tikanga Maori.

  5. 2004
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    Patrick Thompson’s ‘Te Hēteri’ interview - unedited footage

    Unedited footage of Patrick Thompson’s ‘Te Hēteri’ interview at the famed Star Sign Cafe on Auckland’s Dominion Road in 2004.

  6. 2004
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    The experiences of Māori Deaf

    This segment from Māori TV’s Te Hēteri focuses on the experiences of Māori Deaf, catching up with Patrick Thompson, Whiti Ronaki, and Hemi Hema.

  7. 1999
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    Deaf Association opens its new Auckland office

    The Deaf Association of New Zealand opens its new offices on Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland in November 1999.

  8. 2001
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    Māori Deaf Wānanga

    Wānanga held in 2001, involving both Deaf and hearing Māori, focusing on NZSL skills, learning about community and culture as well as socialising and having fun.

  9. 1990s
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    Deaf kaumatua celebrates 50 years of life at Auckland Deaf Society

    The 50th birthday of Ivan Tamepo - a respected Deaf elder – is celebrated at ADS, with a karanga, powhiri, waitaia and celebrations in the back hall and upstairs clubroom.

  10. 1992
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    'See What I Mean'

    'See What I Mean' presents two real-life stories: the story of a family who were all born Deaf, and a journalist who loses her hearing. It offers positive advice about hearing loss as well as celebrating the New Zealand Deaf community.

  11. 1999
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    Mai Time features NZSL!

    Mai Time made one of their episodes accessible in NZSL to mark Deaf Awareness Week 1999. KDEC’s sign singing choir and Patrick Thompson made an appearance along with as did Rūaumoko Marae’s kapa haka roopu.

  12. 2004
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    Māori Deaf join foreshore hīkoi

    Māori Deaf participating in a hīkoi (protest march) in support of Māori claims of ownership of the New Zealand foreshore and seabed.

  13. 2004
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    Being Māori Deaf: Interview with Patrick Thompson

    Raw footage of an interview with Patrick Thompson attempting to connect with a Māori culture he was denied growing up. Patrick provides a voice for Māori Deaf, to grow understanding about the challenges they face, and to promote the importance of NZSL.

  14. 2004
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    The Māori Deaf world: Interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Stephanie Awheto and Michael Wi

    This raw, edited footage consists of interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Michael Wi and Stephanie Awheto - a trilingual interpreter, on topics relevant in the Māori Deaf world.

  15. 2004
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    Opening of the Advance Centre

    The opening of the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region, attended by Hon Ruth Dyson, Minister for Disability Issues, and Patrick Thompson - Māori Deaf leader.

  16. 2004
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    A Day in the Life of Rūaumoko Marae

    Insight into the preparations that go into a powhiri onto Rūaumoko Marae, and rare footage of the powhiri itself, followed by an interview with Patrick Thompson.