Canterbury Deaf Youth

Canterbury Deaf Youth

Youth Leaders

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About us

Canterbury Deaf Youth is a deaf youth group made up of Deaf and hard of hearing leaders, providing activities and social events for deaf and hard of hearing youth aged 13-24 years old. Sometimes we also have activities and events for older youth and the deaf community. Through CDY, we have opportunities to meet and make new friends with people that are similar to you!

Professional Association
Membership References

Deaf Society of Canterbury

How are we Deaf friendly?

We provide activities and social events for deaf and hard of hearing youth aged 13-24 years old. Sometimes we have social events for older youth and deaf community too.

All of our leaders know and communicate in NZSL and sometimes even voice for those who do not understand sign language.

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Deaf Senior Citizens

Barbara Herrick

Chairperson

den_bar@xtra.co.nz More details
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  • Hugh Penman
  • txt: 021 102 8766
  • Fax: 03 331 7607

About us

We provide Club Day once every last Monday of the month for Seniors age from 60 years onwards.

We have internal activities as well as external outings.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We have membership for the Senior Citizens, Deaf members can attend with their hearing partners.
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Deaf Society of Canterbury Inc.

Jane Haigh

Club Administrator

chchdeafcan@snap.net.nz

03 379 8251

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About us

Deaf Society of Canterbury or Deaf Club is one of a network of Deaf Clubs around NZ. We provide a venue for culturally Deaf members of the community to meet and share their common language (New Zealand Sign Language), culture, history, sporting and recreational activities.

We are a membership organisation and our membership is free and open to anyone around NZ who is Deaf or has an interest in Deaf community. Members receive a regular newsletter and we organise a range of activities and social events for the community.

We also support local Deaf groups with governance, legal status, finanical reviews, fundraising, etc.

Professional Association
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We are part of a network of Deaf clubs around NZ. We are also a member of SCANZ (Sporting Clubs Assocation NZ)

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Deaf clubs helps to maintain the social/cultural network/bond between the members and the Deaf community, through recreational/social activities and specific project. NZSL is the main mode of communication at Deaf club.

How are we Deaf friendly?

DSC (Deaf Society of Canterbury) is managed by a Board of Deaf members of the Canterbury community.

Three part-time staff are a mixture of Deaf and hearing. All hearing staff use NZSL, have undergone Deaf Awareness training and have experience working in the Deaf sector.

DSC works closely with Deaf Aotearoa in Canterbury/Westland areas and we often deliver projects jointly.

Our clubrooms are closed at the moment after the Christchurch earthquakes but we are committed to setting up new fully accessible clubrooms as soon as possible for use by the Deaf community.
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Deaf Women's Group Canterbury

Carol King

avocariver@yahoo.co.nz

Text 027 349 3574

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  • Carol King
  • txt: 027 349 3574
  • Fax: Margaret Berry - 03 383 3510

About us

We provide a Women's Group get together once a month in the first week between 10am-2pm.

Professional Association
Membership References

Under Canterbury Deaf Society Membership once a year.

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Deaf Group

How are we Deaf friendly?

All Deaf Women's Group.
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Greening the Rubble Project

Rhys Taylor

anneandrhys@clear.net.nz More details
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About us

Charitable project in Christchurch currently hosted by Living Streets Aotearoa and soon to be hosted by Greening the Rubble Trust.

Joint activity with Deaf Aotearoa at 191 Fitzgerald Avenue (between Gloucester and Armagh Streets) building and managing a temporary community food garden.

Volunteers active on Tuesday mornings and other times.

Professional Association
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Advised by NZ Assocation of Landscape Architects on other sites, but this particular project is designed by its volunteers.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Community garden project
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KiwiAble

Rachel Mullins

Inclusive Communities Coordinator, Christchurch City Council

rachel.mullins@ccc.govt.nz More details
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About us

KiwiAble is the brand of the  Inclusive Communities Role at the Christchurch City Council. KiwiAble aims to:

- increase opportunities for sport Recreation & Leisure for disabled people in Christchurch

- reduce barriers to participation for disabled people

How are we Deaf friendly?

KiwiAble has been in Christchurch for over 15 years.  It is overseen by the Inclusive Communities Coordinator at the Christchurch City Council.

Based on the principles of inclusion, KiwiAble is committed to adopting an approach that supports participation and access for disabled people.

KiwiAble has two main areas:

- the KiwiAble Leisure Card – a scheme that is FREE to join which provides discounted recreational opportunities to over 30 facilities for disabled people.

- the KiwiAble Recreation Network- a network of disability community agencies, organisations and individuals that have an interest in recreation, sport and leisure.

Want more information? Contact Rachel
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Relax and Be Radiant

Jill Penn

021 269 7424

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About us

I give Reiki or massage.

The massage I give is for relaxation, a great way to reduce stress and feel good. (My massage is gentle; for relaxation, not deep tissue massage).

Reiki is a Japanese, hands on healing. It is good for:-
  • healing after surgery or injury
  • feeling calm, sleeping well at night
  • feeling happier when depressed or sad
  • reducing stress

Professional Association
Membership References

Reiki NZ

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Annette Hobby Massage Tutor - Christchurch & Gilly Rae Head Massage Tutor - Melbourne

How are we Deaf friendly?

Level 2 NZSL

Bookings can be made by text message or email.

I have many Deaf friends.
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South Island Deaf 4 x 4 Club

Colin Williams

Chairperson

s.i.deaf4x4club@hotmail.com

027 227 0182

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About us

Our club started 2005 under “Deaf 4 x 4” and then 2008 changed the club name to “South Island Deaf 4 x 4 Club”.  Our club is under the Deaf Society of Canterbury and New Zealand Four Wheel Driving Assn (NZFWD).  We have 10 or more members and we also have 4 x 4 trips especially in the long weekend.  Eg. Queen’s birthday, Labour Weekend,  Show Weekend and Xmas holiday.  The committees organised a trip and its good experience learning different grades driving 4 x 4.  We also join the hearing 4 x 4 club having and wild mud fun too.  While out on any 4 x 4 trips, enjoying the scenery of forest, lakes, views of mountains.  Also we always have a nice picnic or dinner out in the scenery as it’s so beautiful and amazing.

Professional Association
Membership References

NZFWD Association and Deaf Society of Canterbury

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Trip co-ordinator is responsible to make sure all trucks are fully equipped before going out on trips. Also training we have a workshop once or twice a year.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We use NZ Sign Language as it is easier communication and understanding.

Committees have their meetings once every month, AGM once a year and also BBQ fundraising to help towards our trips.
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Talking Hands.

Milli Hobbs-Graham

021 441 064 More details
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Introducing New Zealand Sign Language to hearing babies and children.



Through singing a selection of children's favourite songs and nursery rhymes, set to funky music and supported with NZSL you will:



- Have great fun whilst you teach your baby how to effectively communicate with you, before they can even talk!
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- Enjoy the benefits of less frustration as you and your child are able to understand each other!



- Enjoy a great music class with the added benefit of learning New Zealand's 3rd official language.



- Using signs actually increases the rate of verbal development and at the same time, dramatically enhances the parent/child bond.



- Talking Hands provides a structured activity with funky music that helps babies and pre-schoolers to develop mentally, emotionally and verbally.



PHONE 021 44 10 64 for more information.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Talking Hands is designed for hearing babies  however, Talking Hands is ideal for parents who want to support their hearing children in the hearing world as in combines both signs and music! This marrying the hearing world with the deaf world.
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