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

1987
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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!
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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).

Original format:
VHS
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, DSC03-04-SPO87