1. 2009
    Donated by Sonia Pivac Image of Sonia Pivac

    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.

  2. 2004
    Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    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.

  3. 1999
    Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    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.

  4. 1997
    Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  5. 1993
    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.

  6. 1996
    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.

  7. 1996
    Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Patrick Thompson discusses upcoming wānanga for Maori 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.

  8. 1992
    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.

  9. 1995
    Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  10. 1998
    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.

  11. 1995
    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.

  12. 1992
    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.