Deaf Society of Canterbury

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

1987
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).

  1. Ava Buzzard

  2. Barry Kinnaird

  3. Bill Tindall

  4. Brenda Te Maari

  5. Della Buzzard

  6. Denise Godman

  7. Gwen Rapley

  8. John Lovell

  9. Kat Witko

  10. Kevin Stokes

  11. Lorraine McGill

  12. Lynette Swan

  13. Megan Mansfield

  14. Nadia Baradi

  15. Nicki Morrison

  16. Polly Fechney

  17. Rachel Locker McKee

  18. Robert Cameron

  19. Sheree Currie

  20. Shona McGhie

  21. Susan Thomas

  22. Tony (Anthony) Walton

  23. Wally Arthur

Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury
Produced by News Review
Original format VHS
Reference number DSC03-05-TV87