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  1. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Deaf man misses out on winning a car, claims discrimination

    Holmes investigates the case of Wallace Williams, an Auckland Deaf man claiming he is being discriminated against. He won a contest at Hunters Plaza in Auckland for a car but was unable to claim the prize at the time because he could not hear the announcement that he was the winner.

  2. 2009
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    Deaf protest against Advance Centre closure

    Deaf protest against shutting down the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region.

  3. 1997
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    Hunga Turi: Māori Deaf have their first accessible stay on a marae

    ‘Te Karare’ was present to witness members of the Māori Deaf community have their first accessible stay on Kokohinau marae.

  4. 87-91
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    News Review - Montage

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

  5. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    New Zealand Police Commissioner considers Deaf access to justice

    Two weeks after 'The Remand of Ivan Curry' screens on TV1, Police Commissioner John Jamieson meets with Jennifer Brain to work out better procedures for dealing with Deaf people in custody.

  6. 1972
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: 1972 (Vol. 9, No. 4)

  7. 1992
    Video — Donated by Sue Williams Image of Sue Williams

    The Remand of Ivan Curry

    A documentary outlining the case of Ivan Curry who, in 1988, was arrested and tried for the murder of his baby nephew. The documentary explores the case and in particular the plight of Ivan Curry who was remanded without bail for 15 months awaiting trial, as well as the difficulty Deaf people face navigating the justice system.

  8. 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.

  9. 1996
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Deaf Awareness Week 1996

    Deaf Awareness Week 1996 begins, with a spotlight on Des Barton, who finds the latest technology in hearing aids a great improvement. Angela Sew Hoy highlights that the week is aiming to raise awareness about Deaf people, their language and culture.

  10. 1996
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    Patrick Thompson discusses upcoming wānanga for Māori Deaf

    Patrick Thompson is interviewed on the ‘Marae’ programme, a bilingual Māori and English language current affairs show, about setting up a wānanga to enable Māori Deaf to access te reo Maori and Tikanga Maori.

  11. 1993
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    NZAD Newsletter, November 1993

    Jennifer Brain, the President of the New Zealand Association of the Deaf (NZAD) presents their monthly newsletter in NZSL.

  12. 1990
    MAGAZINE – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Journal: September 1990

  13. 1993
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    NZAD Newsletter, March 1993

    Signed version of the NZAD newsletter in March 1993.

  14. 1999
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    Mai Time features NZSL!

    Mai Time made one of their episodes accessible in NZSL to mark Deaf Awareness Week 1999. KDEC’s sign singing choir and Patrick Thompson made an appearance along with as did Rūaumoko Marae’s kapa haka roopu.

  15. 2004
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    The experiences of Māori Deaf

    This segment from Māori TV’s Te Hēteri focuses on the experiences of Māori Deaf, catching up with Patrick Thompson, Whiti Ronaki, and Hemi Hema.

  16. 2004
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    Opening of the Advance Centre

    The opening of the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region, attended by Hon Ruth Dyson, Minister for Disability Issues, and Patrick Thompson - Māori Deaf leader.

  17. 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.

  18. 2006
    Video — Donated by Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand Image of Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand

    NZSL becomes an official language of New Zealand

    On 6th April 2006, members of the Deaf community and supporters gathered on the steps of parliament to celebrate the NZSL Bill passing its Third Reading, becoming the NZSL Act (2006). This marked the end of a long journey to give NZSL official status in Aotearoa New Zealand. This footage was screened on TV3 that evening.

  19. 1993
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Sounds or Silence?

    In the early 1990s, due to a breakthrough in technology, cochlear implants were starting to become the norm. The Deaf community worldwide viewed cochlear implants as a device that disregarded the need for access to sign language. Others considered such devices a miracle. In 1993, ‘60 Minutes’ investigated this controversial topic in New Zealand.

  20. 1991
    MAGAZINE – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Communicate: December 1991

  21. 1998
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Hearing Dogs for Deaf people sets up in NZ

    A new scheme has begun, to train dogs to become hearing dogs for Deaf people, and also aims to have hearing dogs granted the same access rights as guide dogs for blind people.

  22. 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.

  23. 1995
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    Michael Wi, Māori Deaf

    Michael Wi, is profiled on ‘Marae’, where he shares his experience of growing up as Māori Deaf in a paheka-centric education environment, and learning as an adult about tikanga Māori, and marae protocols.

  24. 1995
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Teletext system

    During 'Deafness Awareness Week' in 1995, One Network News runs a news clip that highlights why Teletext is invaluable to the Deaf community. Patreena Bryan shares with us how captions give Deaf people equality.

  25. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    NZSL interpreting course begins

    The first NZSL interpreting course has recently started in Auckland, being led by Drs. David and Rachel McKee. We take a peek at one of their NZSL classes, and Rachel predicts the areas of work graduates will go into.