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!

  1. Claire Liddicoat

  2. Daniel Beech

  3. Dulcie McKie

  4. Edith Tabrar

  5. Gwen Rapley

  6. Hilary McCormack

  7. Irene Gordon

  8. Jane Huddlestone

  9. Janet Watt

  10. Jennifer Brain

  11. Jo Hussey

  12. Joan Bailey

  13. Kath Smith

  14. Keith Gordon

  15. Kevin Lawrence

  16. Lesley Schischka

  17. Maree Carroll

  18. Margaret Coutts

  19. Marilyn Welham

  20. Marion Butcher

  21. Patty (Noeline) Still

  22. Peg Makinson

  23. Phonse Carroll

  24. Ray Whiting

  25. Shirley Reid

  26. Shirley Withers

  27. Sue Nicholson

  28. Toni Rees

Reference number DN1984-21-2-MJN