Kia ora Tatou,
Hello to all of us,
In February this year, Deafblind Association of New Zealand Charitable Trust submitted an application to the Rehabilitation International Centennial Award. While the award recipients were announced earlier in the year, we have only recently received the physical items, which consist of:
A beautiful decorative fabric covered box with a deep blue and silver geometric pattern. The lid has a peacock feather design in gold, silver, and turquoise.
The box contains a white scroll tied with a shiny, deep red ribbon. The scroll is a certificate printed on white paper with a strong gold border. Both organisation’s names appear in gold lettering. The Rehabilitation International logo is also gold-coloured and the other writing is black. The text reads “Rehabilitation International confers the Rehabilitation International Centennial Award for significant contribution on Deafblind Association of New Zealand Charitable Trust. Given in Beijing, China, May 21, 2023. Signed, Zhang Haidi, President Rehabilitation International.
In a dark red box with gold hinges and lined with black velvet, there is a medal in gold effect of approximately six centimetres printed on one side with the Rehabilitation International logo of hands cupped under a leaf and the words “For a Better Life”. The veins on the leaf are tactile. The reverse has the RI logo again and around the edge is the name of the award.
No new events this week, but if you know of anything we should be including then please let us know. Event reminders are included below.
Links to other newsletters
This week’s issue includes how some of The D*List community mark this time of the year and the RNZ National interview with Disability Support Network chief executive Peter Reynolds discussing his disappointment that the new Minister for Disability Issues is outside cabinet.
Following is a link to have a browse of The D*List website or sign up to receive their weekly newsletter.
Be Seen be Heard be Connected Weekly Update
Please note, access to our weekly be Seen Be Heard Be Connected emails is also available on our website via our events page, at the following link.
As usual, event reminders and TellMe phone numbers follow.
Ngā mihi mahana,
Sarah on behalf of Amanda
Auckland Saturday 16th December, audio described performance of The Santa Claus Show ’23 by Tim Bray, with songs by Christine White– Book online or call The PumpHouse at 09 489 8360 or visit the theatre box office. Details were provided in 3 November update.
Auckland – Carols for Rescare Tuesday 19 December
Invitation from Kathryn Stevenson to join her at Rescare (7 Rebecca rise Weymouth, Auckland) around 3pm to sing/play instruments carols at a residential facility for adults with intellectual disabilities. Details were provided in 24 November update.
Office closure dates – Our office will be closing at midday on Thursday 21 December and reopening on Monday 8 January.
Wednesday 11 January at 5pm – Closing date for Oppenheim Tertiary Education Trust Fund
This financial fund is available to assist Blind Low Vision NZ clients who are enrolled in Tertiary education and in their second year or above. Students of any age and both full and partial clients can apply online via the Blind Low Vision NZ website at the following link.
Touch Compass presents AIGA at Auckland Arts Festival March 2024
AIGA (the Samoan word for family/whanau) is a World Premiere of a new ground-breaking Disability-led, Pasifika-led work of theatre exploring personal identity, life’s struggles and triumphs, family and desire. Details were provided in 24 November update.
25 to 31 May 2024, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland – International Council on English Braille 8th General Assembly
2024 Activity Deafblind International Youth Network (DbIYN)
Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October in Disneyland Paris.
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Ongoing – Entertainment with Able
Able is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a more inclusive Aotearoa, believing everyone should be able to access news, entertainment and culture. Funded by NZ On Air, they’re Aotearoa’s leading provider of media access services, including captioning services, subtitling and audio description.
Listings are available at the following browser links.
A link to Able’s website to subscribe to the weekly newsletter with listings and picks of the week follows.
Deafblind Association New Zealand access to TellMe
End of report and this week’s update.
Taringa Turi Kāpō Rōpū
Deafblind Association New Zealand