In 1993, the name of the New Zealand Association for the Deaf was changed to Deaf Association of New Zealand and it was not only a big change for the organisation in 1993 who relocated to new premises at New Lynn, with the opening well attended by members of the Deaf community.
The Chief Executive Officer, Tricia Fitzgerald, applied successfully to the Auckland Saving Bank Charitable Trust for funding to buy larger premises. The organisation was previously at the McHattie House in Glen Eden. This only lasted for 3 years, before moving to the New Lynn premises. The McHattie House was opened on 9 May 1990.
Ceramic House in Totara Avenue, New Lynn, was opened on 18 June 1993 by the Minister of Justice, the Hon. Douglas Graham, to accommodate the National Office and the Auckland Branch Office. Speeches given by Jennifer Brain, Hillary McCormack, Daniel Beech, Mayor of Waitakere City – Bob Harvey, Tricia Fitzgerald (Chief Executive), Jeff Went and other officials.