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. 

  1. Bill Katu

  2. Eileen Smith

  3. Fiona Smith

  4. Glenn Schischka

  5. Helen Williams

  6. Jennifer Brain

  7. John Hunt

  8. John Rua

  9. Kath Smith

  10. Keith Smith

  11. Kevin Lawrence

  12. Kevin Pivac

  13. Linda Prouse

  14. Malcolm Ward

  15. Nadia Baradi

  16. Nicki Morrison

  17. Patty (Noeline) Still

  18. Paul Gillespie

  19. Phonse Carroll

  20. Reg Leach

  21. Rodney Henwood

  22. Roger Strong

  23. Sheila Gibbons

  24. Stewart Smith

  25. Wallace Williams

Reference number MJN-DN1989-23-4