The popular Sign Singers are the first act to perform at the 1981 Telethon Live at the Auckland Town Hall.
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.
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.
The Sign Singers perform ‘You’re My Sunshine’ at the 1985 Telethon.