Some of the items featured in the July 1988 issue of ‘NFD Journal:
- Lobbying by the NFD family table has increased the interpreters fee from $13.70 to $25.00 per hour.
- Laurie Schischka’s 12 metre yacht, with a crew consisting of 80% of deaf people, wins the points prize in the second division of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Competition Races for 1987/88.
- NZAD presents its annual report to NZAD, with the past year being a time of reorganisation with its decision to take responsibility for its own administration from NFD, with the highlight of the year being the long awaited, long overdue opening of the Living Skills Centre.
- World Deaf Games: On or Off! The journal reports that it could not bring any special announcements on this issue, but that the Chairman of the organising committee, its Executive Officer and Margaret Coutts have all been ‘seen smiling broadly and are confident that the games will go on’.
- The NZFDC reports that it does not have any direct say in the administration of Kelston or van Asch and it is for that reason that they have supported Auckland School for Deaf Society’s case for a Board of Governors to be established for Kelston.
- TTY devices being advertised for sale between $440.00 to $660.00.