NZ Deaf News: December 1980 (Vol. 17, No. 6)

Some of the items featured in the December 1980 (Vol. 17, No. 6) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:

  • The NZ Society for the Deaf has been re-named the ‘New Zealand Combined Societies for the Deaf’.
  • The Auckland Drama Club will be having their social which will involve a contest between sections for the best act. 
  • Work has been going on in preparation for the International Year of the Disabled Person (1981). Telethon 1981 will be for the disabled.
  • New Zealand players selected for the World Deaf Games in Germany in July 1981, with a B team also selected. 
  • Results of the 25th New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention. 
  • Stop Press! The first model of the TTY, the ‘Porta Printa’ MK 2 costs $1,000. This machine is completely portable and has a two inch paper print-out, which means that copy is kept of all conversations. 
  • TVNZ recently announced it would run a subtitled weekly news programme for the deaf which will start February 1981. The format will be based on the BBC programme ‘News Review’. Auditions for a presenter will be conducted in Christchurch shortly.

  1. Barbara Hazelwood

  2. Cheryl Anton

  3. Daniel Beech

  4. Diane Burch

  5. Douglas Ashley

  6. Jim Moody

  7. John Hunt

  8. John Mansell

  9. John McRae

  10. Kath French

  11. Ken Brain

  12. Laura Hunt

  13. Lorraine Nilsson

  14. Margaret Coutts

  15. Mary Johnson

  16. May Murray

  17. Michael Rose

  18. Morris Coutts

  19. Owen Gibbons

  20. Patreena Bryan

  21. Patty (Noeline) Still

  22. Robert Algie

  23. Robert White

  24. Robyn Crosbie

  25. Roy Williams

  26. Royce Flynn

  27. Susie Ovens

  28. Tony McGill

Reference number DN1980-17-6-MJN