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Sir Robert Martin KNZM's investiture

On Tuesday we celebrated with Sir Robert Martin KNZM after he received his award as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Sir Robert is the first person with a learning disability to receive this honour.

Interns on our NZSL team

The NZSL Board for the first time hired two interns, both members of the Deaf community. Their purpose was clear – to see what support Deaf youth really needed to help guide the Board with NZSL funding decisions.
NZSL video

The Watercooler: Life Stories by Deaf Youth

The Watercooler: Life Stories by Deaf Youth saw Monari Falepeau, Eric Matthews and Jon Tai-Rakena share their experiences of being young and Deaf.
News & Events

Round 5 recipients

Round 5 of the contestable process for community-driven initiatives was open from December 2018 to February 2019. The theme for Round 5 was ‘Creative Connections’.

Household labour force survey results - June 2020

Although the newly released wellbeing data shows that disparities continue to exist between disabled and non-disabled people, apart from loneliness and self-rated general health status, there have been improvements across all other domains of wellbeing compared to the previous wellbeing survey.

Advice on masks and face coverings during COVID-19

As the disabled community may be especially vulnerable or have specific needs when it comes to mask-wearing to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, we thought it would be useful to highlight information from the COVID-19 website around masks.

NZSL Fund Round 7 recipients

Thirteen NZSL community projects have been approved for grants from the NZSL Fund, totalling $395,800.20 for the 2020/21 financial year.
News & Events

Fourth round of survey now open

We’re running our survey – “How life is going for the disability community” again now that we have had some time to settle into Level 1 and would like you to take part.