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  1. 1996
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    Angela Sew Hoy: A Deaf Chinese New Zealander

    ‘Asia Dynamic’ catches up with Angela Sew Hoy, to find out what life is like as a Deaf Chinese New Zealander, navigating three different cultures in everyday life.

  2. 1982
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    Sign Singers: 'Oh What a Beautiful Day'

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

  3. 1981
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    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. 1984
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    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.

  5. 1996
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    A look into the new bilingual approach at Kelston Deaf Education Centre

    One of the goals of 1996’s Deaf Awareness Week was to better educate New Zealanders about New Zealand Sign Language, and as part of this, One Network News visited Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland. KDEC which has a new bilingual teaching method using both NZSL and English.

  6. 1995
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    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.

  7. 1996
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    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.

  8. 1988
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    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.

  9. 1992
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    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.

  10. 1988
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    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.

  11. 1981
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    Sign Singers: 'I Hear Your Hand'

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

  12. 1979
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    ‘Speaking’ shown on ‘The South Tonight’

    Total Communication is promoted on ‘The South Tonight’ by MOACOM, a newly formed influential group.

  13. 1982
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    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.”

  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. 1983
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    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.

  16. 1982
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    Sign Singers: 'Born Free'

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

  17. 1982
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    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.

  18. 1992
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    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.

  19. 1993
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    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. 1989
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    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.

  21. 1981
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    Sign Singers perform Silent Night

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

  22. 1993
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    Spotlight on Pasifika Deaf

    Tangata Pasifika visits Kelston Deaf Education Centre and meets with a number of Pasifika Deaf students part of the school’s transition programme, interviewing Rosie Amituanai and her family.