Some of the items featured in the 1971 Issue of ‘NZ Deaf News’ (Vol. 8, No. 1):
- The opening of the Eddowes Memorial Village for Elderly Deaf on 27 October 1970. This was the first village for the elderly deaf ever to be established in New Zealand.
- Taranaki reports that it has been recommended by the Education Board that a class for deaf children be established at West End School, New Plymouth on 1 February 1971.
- Manawatu Deaf Society has a successful stall day at The Square, earning $162.00, selling sewing handicrafts, etc. Their cakes sold out in no time, with one person buying 18 jars of apricots and pineapple jam!
- Southland provides its first ever news snippet to NZ Deaf News, reporting that they met once a fortnight, had 20 members and played table tennis, bowls and darts.
- Friends of the Deaf replies to an article by NZ Deaf News in the previous issue covering an article written by Trevor Fear who resigned from his position as Welfare Officer.
- A full report on the 15th New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention held in Palmerston North with results.