Deaf Society of Canterbury

Social Evening: Wrapping up the 32nd NZ Games for the Deaf

1987
The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf wrapped up with a presentation dinner-and-dance evening at Addington Raceway’s ‘Twiggers’ on Sunday 25th October 1987. A jam-packed evening with plenty of talking, sitting down, a buffet meal, dancing to live music, and group photos, with the venue closing 1.30am!
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The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf wrapped up with a presentation dinner-and-dance evening at Addington Raceway’s ‘Twiggers’ on Sunday 25th October 1987. A jam-packed evening with plenty of talking, sitting down, a buffet meal, dancing to live music, and group photos, with the venue closing 1.30am.

Athletics, basketball, golf, lawn bowls, netball, table-tennis were all featured at the Games. Squash, golf, volleyball, football and badminton were either cancelled/or did not count towards Aotearoa Turi shield points. The Aotearoa Turi Shield went to Christchurch with 18 points (bowls – 3 pts, table tennis 10 pts, basketball 8 pts). Second place was Auckland with 15 points (bowls 1 pt, table tennis 6 pts, athletics 5 pts, netball 3 pts, basketball 1 pt) with third place going to Manawatu (11 pts). Wellington came in fourth with 7 points. Waikato, Taranaki, Otago, Hawkes Bay did not gain any points.

Note: There would be no NZ Games for the Deaf in the following year – Labour Weekend 1988 – to allow athletes to prepare for the World Games for the Deaf in January 1989. The Outstanding Sportsperson award went to Ricki Pointon (Wellington).

  1. Ava Buzzard

  2. Barbara Herrick

  3. Carolyn Berry

  4. Doug Croskery

  5. Eric Blum

  6. Harry Hanley

  7. Janet Watt

  8. John Ferguson

  9. Lee Bullivant

  10. Norman Norris

  11. Owen Gibbons

  12. Pam (Pamela) Croskery

  13. Patty (Noeline) Still

  14. Paul Buzzard

  15. Peter (Popeye) Berry

  16. Peter Downie

  17. Sam Te Maari

  18. Sue Penman

  19. Susan Thomas

Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury
Original format VHS
Reference number DSC03-04-SPO87