NFD Communicate: March 1994

Some of the items featured in the March 1994 (Vol. 8, No. 1) issue of ‘NFD Communicate’:

  • The first National Hui for Māori Deaf was in Auckland on the weekend of 19-21 November 1993. 
  • Telecom offers Deaf customers using a TTY to contact them via a free 0800 service. TTYs were then for sale between $572 to $1050!
  • Deaf people and their driving licences. In 1962, a long running battle begun with the Ministry of Transport to have the hearing test for drivers of private motocars deleted from motor drivers regulations. This was dropped in 1984. 
  • The Hearing Association promotes its ‘hearing problem’ counter cards for display in shops and offices. 
  • Sandra Smith and her observations on Signed English and TC. 
  • Patty Still takes her NZSL students to visit Wrey Jury’s neatly sculptured garden via a ‘Mystery Drive!’
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, NFDC1994-8-1-MJN