1. 1993
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    Sounds or Silence?

    In the early 1990s, due to a breakthrough in technology, cochlear implants were starting to become the norm. The Deaf community worldwide viewed cochlear implants as a device that disregarded the need for access to sign language. Others considered such devices a miracle. In 1993, ‘60 Minutes’ investigated this controversial topic in New Zealand.

  2. 1992
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    Deaf man misses out on winning a car, claims discrimination

    Holmes investigates the case of Wallace Williams, an Auckland Deaf man claiming he is being discriminated against. He won a contest at Hunters Plaza in Auckland for a car but was unable to claim the prize at the time because he could not hear the announcement that he was the winner.

  3. 1998
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    First Deaf graduate of Master in Business Administration

    Angela Sew Hoy shares her experiences of being the first Deaf graduate of a Master of Business Administration.

  4. 1997
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    The modern NZSL dictionary is launched

    The modern dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language has been launched, and the 'Tonight' crew visit Kelston Deaf Education Centre to see Deaf students and their NZSL tutors making good use of the resource.

  5. 2006
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    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.

  6. 1965
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    Washington Xth International Silent Games

    The New Zealand team attending the 10th World Deaf Games in Washington, USA, 1965.

  7. 1960s
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    Auckland Deaf Picnic at Orewa Beach

    Deaf people get together at John and Verna McRae’s place before heading to Orewa, Auckland for the Annual ADS Picnic.

  8. 1990
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    Prizegiving evening: 34th NZ Games for the Deaf (Auckland)

    The 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf, hosted by Auckland, concludes with a prizegiving and social evening at Auckland Deaf Society 1990.