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  1. 1987
    JOURNAL – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Journal: December 1987 (Vol. 1 No. 4)

  2. 1978
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Christchurch Basketball and Netball teams leave for Greymouth

    The Christchurch Deaf Mens Basketball team travel to Greymouth, accompanied by the Deaf netball team.

  3. 87-91
    Video — Donated by Susan Thomas Image of Susan Thomas

    News Review - Montage

    A collection of clips from the ‘News Review’ programme 1987-1991.

  4. 2006
    Video — Donated by Dan Hanks Image of Dan Hanks

    Last Friday night at Auckland Deaf Society before the rebuild

    Footage and interviews from the final Friday night at Deaf Club at Auckland Deaf Society before its long-awaited re-development in 2006.

  5. 1987
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    News Review now includes 'hand sign language'

    In 1987, News Review became the first New Zealand programme to incorporate NZSL in its production. The show ceased in 1991 and to date, there has not been a similar programme using Deaf presenters or NZSL in full.

  6. 1999
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Manawatu Deaf Society’s netball team talk about logistics...

    Members of the Manawatu Deaf Society’s netball team discuss the running of the team including fundraising and other logistics. This video is a good example of the natural language used during meetings in 1999 and is presented here unedited for this purpose.

  7. 1991
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 1985
    Video — Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury Image of Deaf Society of Canterbury

    Christchurch Deaf Club picnic at Amberley: Summer 1985

    Christchurch Deaf Club hosted its annual picnic at Amberley, north of Christchurch. As usual, there are games aplenty, with the Amberley swimming pool a perfect location to cool off.

  10. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    News Review: Ready, Set, Go!

    Susan Thomas takes the reins at the studio this week on ‘News Review’. The team recaps footage from the World Games of the Deaf which wrapped up on the Tuesday before. Watch records being broken, and some footage of our Kiwi athletes in action!

  11. 1998
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    First Test: New Zealand Deaf vs Australia Deaf Netball

    The grit! The determination! The hours of practice! Finally it’s game day for the first Deaf Netball New Zealand versus Australia in Manawatu. Watch highlights of the gameplay followed by expert post-match analysis and limbo shenanigans at MDS. Good times.

  12. 2001
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Manawatu Deaf Netball: 25th Year Jubilee!

    The Manawatu Deaf Netball Club celebrates 25 years of netballing adventures in June 2001 with stories, photos and even a cake!

  13. 1988
    Video — Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury Image of Deaf Society of Canterbury

    Black and White Fancy Dress Fundraiser for 1989 WGD Christchurch

    The Black and White themed Fancy Dress party at Christchurch Deaf Society on 28th May 1988 was a fundraiser for the World Games for the Deaf. Creative members dressed-up as prisoners, punk rockers, Spanish costume dress with bolero, nuns, waitresses, and rugby league players!

  14. 1978
    Video — Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury Image of Deaf Society of Canterbury

    Canterbury Deaf Club teams travel to Greymouth

    The Canterbury Deaf Club Basketball & Netball teams travels to Greymouth, with the ‘Deaf Boys’ playing against the ‘Hot Shots’ and winning 67-54.

  15. 1987
    Video — Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury Image of Deaf Society of Canterbury

    ‘News Review’ puts a spotlight on the New Zealand Deaf Games in Christchurch over the weekend of 23 – 26 October 1987

    The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf is featured on News Review, covering athletics, basketball, table tennis, lawn bowls and netball. The question, ‘Why have a Deaf Games?’ is put forward to competitors and officials! Footage also features the much appreciated ‘Canterbury Duck’ that Deaf kids had requested more of!

  16. 1987
    Video — Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury Image of Deaf Society of Canterbury

    Social Evening: Wrapping up the 32nd NZ Games for the Deaf

    The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf wrapped up with a presentation dinner-and-dance evening at Addington Raceway’s ‘Twiggers’ on Sunday 25th October 1987. A jam-packed evening with plenty of talking, sitting down, a buffet meal, dancing to live music, and group photos, with the venue closing 1.30am!