Some of the items featured in the January 1983 (Vol. 20, No. 1) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:
- The ‘Independent Theatre of the Deaf Inc’ (Sign Singers) has now become an incorporated society. Its main object is to create more awareness amongst hearing people.
- NZDSA decides to send John McRae and Margaret Coutts to Italy for the Congress on 15/16 January 1983 to try and bid to host the World Deaf Games in Christchurch.
- The highly active Manawatu Deaf Women’s group reports on their activities.
- A new Committee has been formed to promote Deaf Awareness Week. Representatives on this committee include the Combined NZ Deaf Societies, Auckland Deaf Society, NZ Association of the Deaf, Lions Clubs, Quota Club.
- Wellington reports on hosting the 27th NZ Deaf Convention, with about 250 attending the weekend’s activities, with full results.
- TV2 makes a pilot film which they hope to produce regularly next year for deaf audiences.
- Annette Hansen and George Hiri have been awarded an AFS scholarship and will be going to America for a full year’s study.