‘News Review’ puts a spotlight on the New Zealand Deaf Games in Christchurch over the weekend of 23 – 26 October 1987

1987
  • Deaf Sports
  • TV/Media
The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf is featured on News Review, covering athletics, basketball, table tennis, lawn bowls and netball. The question, ‘Why have a Deaf Games?’ is put forward to competitors and officials! Footage also features the much appreciated ‘Canterbury Duck’ that Deaf kids had requested more of!
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The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf is featured on News Review, covering athletics, basketball, table tennis, lawn bowls and netball. The question, ‘Why have a Deaf Games?’ is put forward to competitors and officials!

Footage also features the much appreciated ‘Canterbury Duck’ that Deaf kids had requested more of!

This was an important weekend as two hundred athletes competed for places in the New Zealand team for the 1989 World Deaf Games. The Aotearoa Turi Shield went to Christchurch. The Outstanding Sportsperson award went to Ricki Pointon (Wellington).

Produced by:
News Review
Original format:
VHS
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, DSC03-05-TV87