NFD Journal: June 1991 (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Some of the items featured in the June 1991 issue of ‘NFD Journal:

  • Susan Hamilton and Jeff Went presented a paper at the Combined Conference 1991 about their teletext submission to TVNZ and a meeting held at the Broadcasting Commission which highlighted difficulties deaf people had in receiving an adequate news service, and the lack of subtitled programmes in New Zealand. 
  • NFD and its representative groups met with the Minister of Justice in April 1991, seeking several things including recognition of NZSL as an official language of New Zealand; legalisation for interpreters to be legally recognised in court and police work, and for use in welfare, employment, education and health services; recognition of Deaf Culture and suitable training for staff in the court and legal system; Government departments and services to have appropriate technology installed; and support for the full-time interpreters course at ATI.
  • Workbridge is developed from a restructuring of the Rehabilitation League, to provide an employment service to people with disabilities. 
  • 8 New Zealand deaf people flew to London for an intensive three-week course on how to teach hearing people sign language. 
  • Angela Sew Hoy participated in the 1991 World Winter Games for the Deaf in Banff, Canada, with 16 nations present. New Zealand had the smallest team with Angela and her coach.

  1. Angela Sew Hoy

  2. Angus McDonald

  3. Claire Raisin

  4. Craig Becker

  5. Craig Nixon

  6. Dulcie McKie

  7. Eileen Smith

  8. Freda Pearce

  9. George Hiri

  10. Graeme Kennedy

  11. Hilary McCormack

  12. Jeff Went

  13. Jennifer Brain

  14. Jenny Kirk

  15. John Hunt

  16. Kathy Hassan

  17. Ken Jillings

  18. Kevin Pivac

  19. Kevin Stokes

  20. Linda Prouse

  21. Lindsay Jones

  22. Margaret Cooper

  23. Melinda Napier

  24. Ngaire Doherty

  25. Nick McNamara

  26. Pat Dugdale

  27. Paul Buzzard

  28. Phonse Carroll

  29. Rebecca Williams

  30. Reg Leach

  31. Robyn Carter

  32. Rodney Roberts

  33. Roger Strong

  34. Roy McKenzie

  35. Royce Flynn

  36. Sefton Barlett

  37. Shaun Ruffell

  38. Shirley McKenzie

  39. Shona McGhie

  40. Susan Hamilton

  41. Vanessa Creamer

  42. Warwick Flintoff

Reference number NFDJ1991-5-2-MJN