Some of the items featured in the June 1984 (Vol. 21, No. 2) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:
- Bruce McHattie, the foundation president of the NZAD retired after six years as the president. His efforts are listed and recognised in this issue.
- The subscription for NZ Deaf News has been raised to $5 after many years at $2, to cover its costs.
- During Deaf Awareness Week, half of the Independent Theatre of the Deaf crew members went touring the South Island – Christchurch, Dunedin and finally, Wellington for one week. Altogether, they gave 24 performances.
- A dictionary of TTY owners is being compiled by the co-ordinator of the NZ Deaf Communications Network. Thanks to the Telethon grants, there are now about 100 TTYs in the Auckland area alone.
- Results of Manawatu Deaf Society’s annual picnic, including its Mr Muscle competition!
- Dunedin hosts the NZ Deaf Sports Convention with 250 people competing in many different sports, the first time such an event was hosted in Dunedin!
- NZDSA organises a nationwide lottery to send a team to the Los Angeles World Deaf Games in 1985. Prizes consist of a car, Teletext TV, microwave oven. Tickets are $2!