Some of the items featured in the March 1981 (Vol. 18, No. 1) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:
- The commencement of a captioned news programme for the Deaf was the result of the many years of work and pressure by deaf New Zealanders.
- A full breakdown of Bruce McHattie and Daniel Beech meeting the Pope. Both men were in Rome attending the World Conference of the Deaf with its title ‘Deafness and the IYDP (International Year of Disabled People).
- 36 deaf people from various parts of New Zealand attended Paul Batten’s 21st party.
- A Deaf youth camp is organised during Waitangi weekend at Waikite Valley for deaf teenagers, with 43 in attendance.