'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.
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.
'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.
Auckland Deaf Society, about to close for a total building redevelopment, hosts a final social event: a Mardi Gras at the Deaf Club.
A glimpse into the Auckland Deaf Centre, showing Deaf people playing pool, badminton, reading, having coffee and talking in sign language.
Auckland Deaf Society President Kevin Pivac gives a tour of the Club’s building prior to its demolition and rebuild.
Footage and interviews from the opening night of the newly redeveloped Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms late August 2007.
Footage and interviews from the final Friday night at Deaf Club at Auckland Deaf Society before its long-awaited re-development in 2006.
Deaf members of the Auckland Adult Deaf Society clear the Balmoral Road property before construction of the main hall.
New Zealand team goes to XIV World Games for the Deaf in Köln, Germany in 1981.
The foundation stone ceremony for the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre 1958.
The Auckland Deaf Netball Club runs a social event to celebrate its first anniversary in 1976.
Friends of the Deaf prepare a float for the Auckland Carnival, 1956, along with some footage of the float parade.
Members of the Auckland Deaf Society and friends attend the annual picnic at Orewa Beach in March 1969.
The Sign Singers perform the famous carol 'Silent Night' for the Stars on Sunday programme.
On Auckland’s West Coast, Auckland Deaf basketball men train for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention in Wellington 1972.
Coverage of the Miss Deaf New Zealand competition, hosted during the 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf social evening at Auckland Deaf Society, October 1990.
Auckland Deaf community hold their annual picnic at Duders Beach, 1951.
The building of the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, followed by footage of the Balmoral Bowling Club, and the newly opened Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Members of the Auckland Deaf community welcome friends and competitors from nationwide for the annual Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952, and take a trip into Auckland City.
A group of Deaf people make a trip to the Helensville Hot Pools 1951.
Coverage of the Netball tournament at the NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1979.
The Battle of Whau: a drama by Kelston Deaf students for the opening ceremony of Kelston School for the Deaf, 7th November 1959.
During the Sports Convention, Deaf people travel to Motuihe Domain, on Motuihe Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, for a picnic.
A group of men from the ADS basketball club are seen chatting outside the Auckland Deaf Society Clubrooms.
New Zealand play Wales in the Deaf Rugby World Championship final 2002 at Eden Park, Auckland
Auckland Deaf Adult Society’s annual picnic takes place north of Orewa beach.
The Friends of the Deaf group man a fundraising stall at the Auckland Carnival in Western Springs, Auckland, January, 1958.
The Sign Singers perform the song 'I Hear Your Hand' for the Stars on Sunday programme.
An informal annual rugby game between teams of Deaf men, married and single, which was played on one of Kelston Deaf Education Centre’s fields.
The Sign Singers perform 'Oh What a Beautiful Day' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in February 1983.
Amateur footage of the Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest held at the Auckland Deaf Centre 1990.
Deaf people get together at John and Verna McRae’s place before heading to Orewa, Auckland for the Annual ADS Picnic.
News Review features Stephen Leach, an Auckland Deaf student studying at Gallaudet College (now Gallaudet University).
A group of Deaf men busily work on laying the foundations for the new Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, later to become the property of the Auckland Deaf Society.
During the first Deaf sports convention in Auckland 1952, a group of Deaf take a day trip to Orewa.
The 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf, hosted by Auckland, concludes with a prizegiving and social evening at Auckland Deaf Society 1990.
Fascinating footage from the Auckland Easter show 1958, including brief footage of Deaf visitors to the show.
The Deaf van Asch marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.
Interviews and coverage of the inaugural Deaf Rugby World Championships 2002.
The Sign Singers perform the song 'Born Free' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in June 1982.
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.
The Sign Singers perform ‘You’re My Sunshine’ at the 1985 Telethon.
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.”
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.
The popular Sign Singers are the first act to perform at the 1981 Telethon Live at the Auckland Town Hall.
The Auckland Deaf Society Netball team celebrates their 25th Jubilee in April, 2000.