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  1. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Joan Bailey films Deaf performing at the Palmerston North Telethon!

    Local Manawatu Deaf people appear on Telethon to sign a song, after Joan Bailey films a range of Deaf people at their workplaces - a welder, spraypainter, seamstress, data entry clerk and joiner.

  2. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Deaf athletes visit Disneyland en route to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln!

    New Zealand athletes stopover at Los Angeles on the way to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln, and make the most of the trip with a visit to Disneyland!

  3. 1981
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers at Telethon 1981

    The popular Sign Singers are the first act to perform at the 1981 Telethon Live at the Auckland Town Hall.

  4. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Oh What a Beautiful Day'

    The Sign Singers perform 'Oh What a Beautiful Day' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in February 1983.

  5. 1983
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: July 1983

  6. 1984
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    You and Your Child - Deaf edition

    'You and Your Child' programme focuses on Deaf children, education and language and interview some parents about their Deaf children.

  7. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    New Zealand Deaf Games in Wellington 1989

    Coverage from the New Zealand Deaf Games in Wellington 1989, including athletics, long jump, discus, shot-put. The men’s basketball final saw Wellington competing against Christchurch, followed by a closing awards ceremony.

  8. 1985
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Telethon 1985

    The Sign Singers perform ‘You’re My Sunshine’ at the 1985 Telethon.

  9. 1980
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

    Footage by Sue Penman, of members of the Deaf community and their families attending the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf, and taking a tour of the school.

  10. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    World Deaf Games, Köln 1981

    New Zealand team goes to XIV World Games for the Deaf in Köln, Germany in 1981.

  11. 1986
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Te Aro Deaf students featured in ‘The Video Dispatch’

    Heather Campbell, a Teacher of the Deaf, talks about the need for Deaf children and their families to have access to language early in life. This episode screened during Deaf Awareness Week in 1986.

  12. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    van Asch students learn street theatre skills from Mr Moon

    After Mr Moon has been teaching Van Asch Deaf Education Centre Deaf students street theatre skills, they watch a performance from the Montreal Street Theatre at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington, in preparation for staging their own live performance.

  13. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Edited coverage of Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match

    Edited coverage of the Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match held in Auckland in 1989.

  14. 1981
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers perform Silent Night

    The Sign Singers perform the famous carol 'Silent Night' for the Stars on Sunday programme.

  15. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Christchurch WGD Men’s Basketball Final

    Crowd based footage of the Men’s Basketball final at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch, which USA won 127-56. This footage includes the warm up, edited highlights of the match, medal ceremony, team photos, and post-match socialising.

  16. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    News Review: Ready, Set, Go!

    Susan Thomas takes the reins at the studio this week on ‘News Review’. The team recaps footage from the World Games of the Deaf which wrapped up on the Tuesday before. Watch records being broken, and some footage of our Kiwi athletes in action!

  17. 1987
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Parents speak of their fears for the future of St Dominic’s School for Deaf Children

    Following the potential closure of St Dominic's, parents express their concerns at a community meeting for their deaf children’s future if they were to be mainstreamed into a local school.

  18. 1989
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Deaf Kiwis abroad!

    Deaf New Zealanders take timeout for some sightseeing during a trip to the first, week-long Deaf Way conference in 1989 in Washington DC, USA.

  19. 1987
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    'Spot On' visits a Deaf basketball training session

    The educational TV series ‘Spot On’, visits a Deaf basketball training session to catch up with Royce Flynn and Megan Mansfield, and understand how the sport is played by Deaf athletes, and controlled by a Deaf referee.

  20. 1981
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'I Hear Your Hand'

    The Sign Singers perform the song 'I Hear Your Hand' for the Stars on Sunday programme.

  21. 1989
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    16th World Games for the Deaf, Christchurch

    Opening ceremony and events at the 16th World Games for the Deaf, Christchurch 1989.

  22. 1979
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Trans-Tasman Games hosted in Christchurch, 1979

    Opening ceremony of the Trans-Tasman Games, Including a traditional Maori welcome for the Australian team.

  23. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    WDG Köln 1981 team returns home

    The NZ team returns from the XIV World Games for the Deaf, Köln, Germany 1981.

  24. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    NZ vs Sweden Men’s Basketball at WGD in Christchurch

    Edited crowd-shot footage of the men’s basketball heat at the World Games for the Deaf 1989, between New Zealand and Sweden. Sweden won the match 126-61.

  25. 1983
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    News Review - Deaf Student on Holiday

    News Review features Stephen Leach, an Auckland Deaf student studying at Gallaudet College (now Gallaudet University).

  26. 1989
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Interview with I. King Jordan about Deaf education

    The first Deaf president of Gallaudet University, I. King Jordan, is visiting Christchurch, New Zealand for the World Games of the Deaf in January 1989. Dr King Jordan is interviewed about the changes he has implemented at Gallaudet University, and Deaf education in NZ.

  27. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Born Free'

    The Sign Singers perform the song 'Born Free' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in June 1982.

  28. 87-91
    Video — Donated by Susan Thomas Image of Susan Thomas

    News Review - Montage

    A collection of clips from the ‘News Review’ programme 1987-1991.

  29. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Deaf young actor on 'Strangers'

    'Strangers' was a TVNZ-produced drama series, including one Deaf character played by 7-year-old Sonia Pivac. This short documentary is a brief look behind the scenes of the filming process.

  30. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Harmony'

    The Sign Singers perform 'Harmony' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in February 1983. They are introduced in sign language, in one of the first examples of a non-Deaf person signing on prime time television.

  31. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    News Review update on finals at 1989 World Games for the Deaf

    News Review presents a round-up of coverage of the 1989 World Games for the Deaf including a feature on a Deaf-blind wrestler, as well as the closing stages of games in the men’s football, volleyball and basketball.

  32. 1983
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Bruce McHattie encourages Deaf to donate at the Auckland Telethon

    Bruce McHattie from Auckland Deaf Society participates in the 1983 Telethon in Auckland, aimed at fundraising for a specific cause. Deaf people could be involved too, and make donations by calling a specific number via their TTY and state their donation.

  33. 1980
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

    Members of the Deaf community and their families attend the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf.

  34. 1983
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Dunedin 1983

    A good crowd gathers to the deep south, Dunedin for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in 1983.

  35. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Handheld footage of the closing ceremony of the 16th World Games for the Deaf

    Handheld footage from the stadium shows the closing ceremony of the 16th World Games for the Deaf held in Christchurch. Athletes parade into the stadium to witness closing speeches with their family and fans looking on.

  36. 1987
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    News Review now includes 'hand sign language'

    In 1987, News Review became the first New Zealand programme to incorporate NZSL in its production. The show ceased in 1991 and to date, there has not been a similar programme using Deaf presenters or NZSL in full.

  37. 1989
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    National Foundation for the Deaf promotional video

    National Foundation for the Deaf produce a promotional video explaining their role and the purpose of their member organisations.

  38. 1984
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers Perform at Dunedin Deaf Club

    The Sign Singers perform at the Dunedin Deaf Club in front of Deaf members and their friends.

  39. 1984
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: February 1984

  40. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Sailing'

    The Sign Singers perform the hit song 'Sailing' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in May 1982. Ian Watkins, introduces the group by saying “…and I’m delighted to welcome back to the programme the deaf sign singers.”

  41. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    News Review covers some difficult topics

    Ava Buzzard presents more news in NZSL during the weekly News Review TV show. This segment covered a news report that aired directly after partial coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch.

  42. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention Palmerston North 1981

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention hosted by Manawatu Deaf Club in Palmerston North, 1981.

  43. 1988
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    I'm Deaf, It's OK

    A day in the life of Gareth Griffiths, a ten year old Deaf boy.

  44. 1987
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    'Deaf Book': First NZSL dictionary makes it to print

    Dan Levitt’s work on the first NZSL dictionary in 1985 popularised the name, ‘New Zealand Sign Language’. In this news segment, Dan describes the different between the English Signing System and NZSL.

  45. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Spot On interview of Deaf actor in 'Strangers'

    'Strangers' was a TVNZ-produced drama series for children, with one Deaf character played by 7-year-old Sonia Pivac. Reporter Phil Keoghan, from ‘Spot On’, interviews Sonia about being the only Deaf actor in the drama.

  46. 1988
    Video — Donated by Tony Clews Image of Tony Clews

    First Deaf rugby league game between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney

    Historic first rugby league game between New Zealand and Australia, which took place in Sydney 1988 (Henson Park, Newton). Australia won 16–6.

  47. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    TVNZ coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf

    Professional coverage of the first few days of sports at the 16th World Games for the Deaf held in Christchurch in January 1989. Events are covered in detail and presented by the News Review weekly round up.

  48. 1984
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers perform on the “In South Tonight” programme – Dunedin 1984

    The Sign Singers tour the South Island for Deaf Awareness in 1984, and are invited to perform on ‘In South Tonight’ while in Dunedin.

  49. 1985
    Video — Donated by Victoria University of Wellington Image of Victoria University of Wellington

    First interpreting course graduation - 1985

    The Sign Language Interpreting course graduation ceremony September 1985, after 14 weeks training.

  50. 1989
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Deafblind Wrestler competes at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch

    Pier Morten, a Deafblind wrestler from Canada, participates in the 1989 World Games for the Deaf, in Christchurch.

  51. 1988
    Video — Donated by Tony Clews Image of Tony Clews

    Rugby league: NSW Deaf vs New Zealand Deaf Kiwis

    As a warm-up in preparation for their upcoming game vs the Australian Deaf rugby league team, the Deaf Kiwis play against the NSW Deaf rugby league team on 4 June 1988. The game was won by NSW, 18–8.

  52. 1986
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    The Magic Park

    In November 1986, film maker Ann Andrews organised a week-long drama workshop for six 13 year olds from Kelston School for the Deaf. The workshop concluded with the play, The Magic Park, written and acted by the students.

  53. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Early 1989: News Review of local and world events

    News Review segment focusing on New Zealand and world news including the collapse of a New Zealand company ‘Equiticorp’, an accident at a nuclear reactor in USA, Prime Minister David Lange discussing record high unemployment figures, as well as an earthquake in Russia, among other updates.

  54. 1984
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    National Sports Convention for the Deaf in Auckland 1984

    Jane Dent reports on the National Sports Convention for the Deaf held in Auckland during Labour Weekend in 1984. The footage screened on the 6:30pm news on Saturday 20 October 1984.

  55. 1989
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    The play 'Children of a Lesser God'

    This TV series (Sunday Magazine) looks at some of the projects young people are getting involved in. This clip is about acting in a play about Deaf people, in which Patty Still has been teaching the hearing cast NZSL for their roles.

  56. 1981
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    10,000 Miles Away - Gallaudet College life

    Stephen Leach talks about his experience at Gallaudet College in Washington DC, USA.

  57. 1981
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1981

    Interesting footage of the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in Palmerston North, 1981, filmed by Sue Penman.

  58. 1989
    Video — Donated by Richard Hay Image of Richard Hay

    Annual Picnic at Long Bay 1989

    Auckland Deaf Society’s annual picnic at Long Bay where members compete in the 100m sprint (and fake starts!) and the boys show off their bodybuilding moves.

  59. 1985
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    First sign language interpreting course

    An insight into the teaching and learning of those involved in the first sign language interpreting course in New Zealand 1985.

  60. 1980
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Demolition at van Asch, 1980

    Footage of the demolition of the ‘Main Building’ of van Asch College, April 1980.

  61. 1989
    Video — Donated by Kerry Titcombe Image of Kerry Titcombe

    16th World Games for Deaf - News Review segment

    News Review coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch 1989.