NZ Deaf News: March 1976 (Vol. 13, No. 4)

Some of the items featured in the March 1976 (Vol. 13, No. 4) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:

  • NZ Deaf Sports team tour of Australia – a team of 30 deaf players representing New Zealand left on 25 December 1975, playing netball, table tennis, basketball, golf - playing at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The formal Trans-Tasman ceremony was on 9 January 1975.
  • The tables turned on the Canterbury Deaf Club’s single and men’s married game, with the singles finally beating the married men 7-0, the first time they’ve won in 5 years. 
  • The establishment of a national body is considered important as the main function of this group will be to direct Government representation or communication on our behalf. It will, hopefully, give deaf people an united voice that the Government will listen to. 
  • Annual picnic results from Auckland Deaf Society, Waikato Deaf Club, Manawatu Deaf Society and Christchurch Deaf Club. 
  • An article on Total Communication used in Melbourne Deaf education. Many people seemed keen to see TC introduced in New Zealand, with the high language level of deaf children at Victoria a great incentive!
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
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