Some of the items featured in the October 1969 Issue of ‘NZ Deaf News’ (Vol. 6, No. 4):
- The NZ Deaf News covers what a teletypewriter (TTY) is, and how it works. The equipment is deemed expensive at $199.50 plus shipping charges. It is expected to be many years before it is available in New Zealand.
- Taranaki Deaf community celebrates its sixth anniversary of the date Taranaki deaf folk started to get together.
- Manawatu Deaf Society members make a trip to Auckland for the Club’s annual ball, via three car loads of 15 members! Those in Kevan Funnell’s car had a particularly eventful trip, taking 12 hours instead of 8 hours with an issue before Taihape and running out of petrol at Te Awamutu!
- Michael Hope, a member of Christchurch Deaf Club, contributes a cartoon drawing of a ‘Moon Deaf Club’ to NZ Deaf News.
- A report on Noel Coventry and his manager, Malcolm Ward’s trip to the World Games of the Deaf in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in August 1969. Noel came 8th in the 10,000 metres and 5th in the 15-mile marathon event.