NZ Deaf News: June 1984 (Vol. 21, No. 2)

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!
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, DN1984-21-2-MJN