NZ Deaf News: Summer 1989/90 (Vol. 23, No. 4)

Some of the items featured in the Summer 1989/90 (Vol. 23, No. 4) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:

  • The first national meeting for the NZ Sign Language Dictionary was a successful meeting with deaf agreeing on major issues concerning NZSL. NZAD will look at ways to fund the project and get it started. 
  • Sheila Gibbons is awarded ‘Outstanding Deaf Woman of the Year’.
  • The Taranaki Deaf Club is now to be known as the Taranaki Deaf Society Inc. 
  • The New Zealand Deaf Rugby League team will play against Australia in June 1990. Ten players were selected from Auckland, with four from Christchurch and five from Wellington. 
  • John Rua talks about his trip to Japan to present a Pou Pou (carved panel) to Expo 90 which he was involved in carving. 
  • For communication week, a video conference was set up between members of Wellington and Auckland Deaf Societies by Telecom. 
  • South Island VX beat the North Island Deaf XV 17-14, in the first Deaf inter-island rugby fixture since the 1960s, hosted in Wellington. 
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
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