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.
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, NFDC1993-7-1-MJN