NFD Communicate: March 1993

Some of the items featured in the March 1993 (Vol 7. No. 1) issue of ‘NFD Communicate’:

  • Kevin Lawrence, who is competing in his third World Games of the Deaf – having had won a silver medal in the 1989 Games – is hoping to run under 2 hours and 30 minutes. 
  • The opening of Kelston School Marae. Students and Deaf adults spent four months transforming the classroom with carvings, a mural and tanemahuta tree. 
  • Sandi Legge from the Dunedin Welfare Office writes, “The New Zealand Education System is continuing to fail Deaf people. Many cannot read or write. Far too many do not have jobs”
  • The Auckland Access 2000 group farewells John Hunt, acknowledging his work on the need for more sign language interpreters and more TDD access. 
  • Chris Blum and Sarah Cameron talk about their experience with Friends of the Young Deaf in the UK, asking for anyone interested in helping them set this up in New Zealand, to please contact them. 
  • An update on the NZSL Dictionary project, with a $120,000 grant from the Lottery Grants Board. 
  • NZSLTA with 22 Deaf tutors from all over New Zealand organises a fundraising ‘The Deaf Defying Ride’ in Hamilton.

  1. Alistair Appleby

  2. Angela Sew Hoy

  3. Carl Ross

  4. Chris Blum

  5. Dean Kumar

  6. Doug Croskery

  7. Elizabeth Hines

  8. Fiona Smith

  9. Graeme Kennedy

  10. Jeff Went

  11. Jennifer Brain

  12. Jenny Kirk

  13. Jodie Saville

  14. John Hunt

  15. John Rose

  16. Kevin Lawrence

  17. Les Rose

  18. Linda Prouse

  19. Maureen Seth

  20. Megan Mansfield

  21. Mike Hines

  22. Pam Croskery

  23. Pat Dugdale

  24. Patreena Bryan

  25. Penny Went

  26. Robyn Carter

  27. Robyn Hunt

  28. Sarah Cameron

  29. Susie Ovens

  30. Tony Kuklinski

  31. Tricia Fitzgerald

  32. Wallace Williams

Reference number NFDC1993-7-1-MJN