NZ Deaf News: 1969 (Vol. 6, No. 2)

Some of the items featured in the 1969 issue of ‘NZ Deaf News’ (Vol. 6, No. 2):

  • This editorial questions whether enough research is being done by health officials to combat the spread and effects of German measles (maternal rubella) and its link to deafness in New Zealand, one that rose significantly in the 1960s.
  • School News from across the country, reporting additional classrooms added to Kelston, a river picnic at Shortall’s farm for St Dominic’s staff and pupils and a rise in pupils at Sumner, as well as a visit from the Governor General.
  • Kelston School for Deaf alumni student Noel Coventry congratulated for his mid-distance running achievements, on track to head to the World Games of the Deaf in Belgrade.
  • Several acknowledgements from the New Zealand broadcasting corporation and ministers about the recent petition led by the Christchurch Deaf Club for better television programmes and captions for the Deaf Community.
  • The New Zealand Teaching Films to Help Deaf Children Society began screening films for the public to educate and raise awareness about raising and supporting Deaf children.
  • Deaf Education
  • Deaf Organisations
  • Deaf Sports
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