NZ Deaf News: September 1981 (Vol. 18, No. 3)

Some of the items featured in the September 1981 (Vol. 18, No. 3) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:

  • The NZ Deaf Amateur Sports Association has a successful trip to the World Deaf Games, finishing 16th out of 34 countries. Robert Algie and John Ooteman both won medals.
  • Telethon for the Disabled raised $5 million dollars; funds can be applied for in October 1981.
  • Six people from Manawatu with three other advanced Total Communication class members sign sing a song, “To make a big man cry” at the Telethon 1981 in Palmerston North. 
  • The Taranaki Deaf Club members set up a display in New Plymouth Mall to inform the public of the Club’s existence and activities. They set up a TTY displacy which was a real attraction to the public!
  • A new branch has been formed as a sub-branch of Wellington Deaf Society – Hutt Valley Deaf Club. 
  • First New Zealand Deaf Women’s Conference 1981. 
  • Bruce McHattie, NZAD President, raised $1,245 through sponsorship for his 24 hour appearance at the Telethon Headquarter at the Town Hall.

  1. Ann Strange

  2. Barry Kirkland

  3. Bruce McHattie

  4. Daniel Beech

  5. Diane Burch

  6. Ed Sedon

  7. Janet Watt

  8. Jo Hussey

  9. Joan Fairbrother

  10. John Ooteman

  11. Ken Brain

  12. Lois Pope

  13. Lorraine Nilsson

  14. Marilyn Welham

  15. Marrion Butcher

  16. Mary Johnson

  17. Michael Hope

  18. Michael Rose

  19. Milton Reedy

  20. Pat Dugdale

  21. Pauline Sedon

  22. Peg Makinson

  23. Richard Townshend

  24. Robert Algie

  25. Robert White

  26. Susie Ovens

  27. Vernon Pope

Reference number DN1981-18-3-MJN