Nelson deafblind network

Nelson Contact(s)

Amanda Stevens

0800 450 650

0272 450 650

We welcome deafblind and whānau/friends to regular meetings.

Potluck lunch 4 August 2020Nelson Network meeting 4 August 2020

Nelson Deafblind Network gathered at Amanda’s for a casual shared lunch last Tuesday. The food was lovely, and the conversation and company even better! We have decided to meet the second Wednesday of each month and are sorting out transport and contacting each other for planning. Our next meeting is at Amanda’s on Wednesday, 9th September.

Amanda has set up a Nelson contact group, like the ones for Auckland, Napier, and New Plymouth. Onwards and upwards for deafblind across the country!

Potluck lunch 30 September 2019

You’re invited to a potluck lunch at Amanda’s, 11am to 2pm, Monday 30 September.  Transport will be provided. In addition to an opportunity to have a chat and enjoy a meal together, Tracey from Nelson Hearing Association will be here to answer any questions and share lunch with us.

RSVP to Amanda,, 0800 450 650.

Potluck lunch 29 July 2019

You’re invited to a shared lunch at Brian & Stella’s, 12 noon, Monday 29 July. Transport will be provided. It’s a chance to chat and enjoy a meal together.

RSVP to Amanda,, 0800 450 650.

Helen Keller Day Celebration – 24 June 2019

Gathering after lunch at Amanda’s

Amanda with Jenny, her assistant

Monday, 24 June 2019 – Helen Keller Day Celebration Invitation

You’re invited to lunch at Amanda’s, Monday 24 June, at noon. Transport and food provided, so the cost to you is nothing but the fun is much. Enjoy the Nelson sunshine, good food, and conversation with your peers. Family/whānau and friends welcome! RSVP no later than 9am Monday 24th to Amanda, 0800 450 650,

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

You’re invited to afternoon tea at Amanda’s, Tuesday, 2 October, at 2 p.m. Enjoy the Nelson sunshine, good food, and conversation with your peers. Family/whānau and friends welcome!
Brian will bring his Daisy Player. If you want a hand with yours, bring it along.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018– Helen Keller Day Celebration at Nelson City Council

Jenny, Joan, Caroline, Amanda                       Amanda talking with NCC staff

Great expectations!                              Yummy truffles

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 – Helen Keller Day Celebration Invitation

Tomorrow we will spend a couple of hours in the entryway of Nelson City Council, serving truffles from Melrose House and information about deafblind to anyone coming into the NCC offices. The staff at the Council have been most helpful in arranging their foyer to suit both their customers and those interested in learning about deafblindness.

Friday, 18 May 2018 – Update

Our next meeting is Wednesday, 30 May at 2:30p.m. Please call or email to find out the venue. We will be showing high vis vests with our new logo on the front as well as our website on the back with the word deafblind in larger print. We will also share ideas about how to strengthen volunteer driving opportunities in our area, including police checks for volunteers. Afternoon tea is a must of course and Amanda will demonstrate Alexa, a new voice operated device.

Friday, 1 May 2018 – Update

Our meeting on Wednesday was attended by 13 deafblind, support people, and whanau. The vests were modelled and comments were around their usefulness. “Alexa” was demonstrated with some wanting more information. Kaye Ellison, Deafblind Coordinator, Blind Foundation, also demonstrated the minicom system, meeting some who identify as deafblind where they had not been known to each other before. We hope good support will come of this! When all the gadgets had been investigated we had a good ol’ chat and tucked into the home baked afghan biscuits and peanut brownies – thank you Peter – fruit from Kaye, and cameo creams donated by an “unknown kind person”. We’ll keep you posted about what’s happening here in Nelson regarding Helen Keller Day on 27 June.