Noeline (Patty) Still (born 1932) received the M.N.Z.M in 2003 for her involvement in many activities and initiatives within the Deaf community. Patty was recognised for her efforts in promoting New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) through her teaching of NZSL, and her work raising public awareness via her performances with the Christchurch Silent Singers group. Patty was actively involved in the Deaf Society of Canterbury as Editor of the monthly newsletter and as Chairperson and Secretary of the Deaf Senior Citizens Club. Also recognised was her selflessness in supporting Deaf people with their literacy needs and visiting older Deaf people when they were ill.
Inside Out produces a programme about New Zealand Sign Language, its value to the Deaf community as well as its artistic forms.
During one of the first New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952, a group of Deaf take a day trip to Orewa.
The Deaf community gather in Christchurch for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in Labour Weekend, 1975.
News Review coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch 1989.
The Christchurch team travel to Palmerston North for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention on Labour Weekend, 1976.
Members of the Canterbury Deaf community make for a picnic on a lovely day, with tug-o-war and running races.
Footage by Sue Penman, of members of the Deaf community and their families attending the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf, and taking a tour of the school.
This TV series (Sunday Magazine) looks at some of the projects young people are getting involved in. This clip is about acting in a play about Deaf people, in which Patty Still has been teaching the hearing cast NZSL for their roles.