1. 1999
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    Wellington Deaf Basketball Club 50th Anniversary

    Wellington Deaf Basketball Club celebrated their 50 years anniversary by competing at the national Deaf Basketball Tournament held over Queen’s Birthday weekend 1999. A range of teams took part - men’s and women’s representing the regions. The games are followed by some celebrations at Wellington Deaf Society.

  2. 1992
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    Canterbury plays Wellington ‘Lions’ in a close match of rugby league

    The Wellington ‘Lions’ Rugby League team assembled at the Randwick Club to welcome their Canterbury opponents. After the match, players and supporters enjoy the Randwick hospitality before moving on to a private venue.

  3. 1999
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    Rodney’s Deaf Saturday

    Rodney Roberts takes us through the typical Saturday of a Deaf Wellingtonian, with the Manawatu Deaf boys playing a game of rugby (and being well beaten 47 to 7), before taking us on a tour through a Wellington Deaf Society event to farewell an international interpreter.

  4. 1989
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    Edited coverage of Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match

    Edited coverage of the Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match held in Auckland in 1989.

  5. 1991
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    Canterbury beats Wellington in a game of rugby league

    A game of rugby league between the Canterbury and Wellington boys in 1991. The game was played at Hampshire Park, Christchurch on 11 May 1991. Canterbury beat Central, 42-26, followed by a post-match social and further celebrations at DSC.

  6. 1989
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    NZ vs Sweden Men’s Basketball at WGD in Christchurch

    Edited crowd-shot footage of the men’s basketball heat at the World Games for the Deaf 1989, between New Zealand and Sweden. Sweden won the match 126-61.

  7. 1989
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    Christchurch WGD Men’s Basketball Final

    Crowd based footage of the Men’s Basketball final at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch, which USA won 127-56. This footage includes the warm up, edited highlights of the match, medal ceremony, team photos, and post-match socialising.

  8. 1991
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    Good old fashioned fun at the Christchurch Deaf Society’s picnic

    Footage of the 1991 Christchurch Deaf Society's picnic day held at Spencer Park. On a progressively windy day the local Deaf community gathered to enjoy traditional Deaf community games including tug-of-war, egg throwing, welly throwing, and some less common games such as a dress-up relay.

  9. 1991
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    Northern Deaf XV vs Southern Deaf XV

    Northern Deaf XV vs Southern Deaf XV held at Linton Military Camp near Palmerston North on 31 March 1991.

  10. 2000
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    Central Zone holds onto the Shield!

    Footage of all three men's games of the 2000 National Deaf Rugby Championships at the Canterbury Rugby League Stadium, combined into one clip. Includes pre-match Deaf cheerleading display.

  11. 1992
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    First National Deaf Sevens tournament

    The first National Deaf Sevens tournament was held at the Linton Military Camp, located just south of Palmerston North, where the Central boys won a points-based competition.

  12. 1992
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    The beginnings of Easter Deaf Rugby: Northern Region vs Southern Region

    The third game of 15-a-side Deaf rugby tournament in New Zealand: Southern Region seek to avenge their earlier defeat to the Northern Region.

  13. 1991
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    Let the battle begin! Wellington vs Auckland Deaf rugby league at Lower Hutt

    The Wellington Deaf rugby league team host their Auckland rivals in Lower Hutt. The match was closely fought!

  14. 1995
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    Second test: New Zealand Deaf vs South Africa

    The first ever International Deaf Rugby Test Series was held in New Zealand in 1995 between New Zealand and South Africa. South Africa won the series 2-1.