Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


New Zealand Parliament to celebrate Sign Language week

New Zealand Parliament to celebrate Sign Language week


The New Zealand Parliament is undertaking a range of activities to mark New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) week, which is taking place from 12 to 18 May.

Each May, Deaf Aotearoa organises NZSL week to promote sign language and raise awareness about New Zealand’s Deaf community and they issues they face.

Speaker Rt Hon David Carter said it is important that the New Zealand Parliament recognises and celebrates one of New Zealand’s official languages.

On Tuesday 13 May and Wednesday 14 May, an interpretation of Question Time will be provided in NZSL. Viewers of Parliament TV will be able to see the interpretation as an inset in the corner of the screen and anyone visiting the Debating Chamber will be able to view the Sign Language interpreters on screens in the Chamber.

Tours of Parliament with a Sign Language interpreter will also be available throughout May giving users of NZSL the opportunity to discover our buildings, see what happens when the House sits and learn about New Zealand’s democratic processes.

“We want Parliament to be accessible to all members of the public and I welcome the opportunity for enhanced engagement with our Deaf community,” said Speaker Rt Hon David Carter.

Tours with a Sign Language interpreter will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday 13 May 12.15pm – 1.45pm (can be combined with a visit to the public gallery)

Wednesday 14 May – 12.15pm – 1.45pm (can be combined with a visit to the public gallery)

Saturday May 17 9.45am – 11.00am

Wednesday 21 May 9.45am – 11.00am

Saturday 24 May 9.45am – 11.00am

Wednesday 28 May 9.45am – 11.00am

Saturday 31 May 9.45am – 11.00am

Bookings for Parliament tours can be made via email tour.desk@parliament.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Election Day: National Win

With all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose.

Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party.

National ended the night on 48 percent, Labour 24.6 and the Greens 10. Though special votes might change the margins it is certainly a third term victory for Key defying the political gravity which usually hits parties seeking a third term. Increasing National’s party share is a remarkable political achievement...More>>

Overall Results | Live Results | Predictions |

 


Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries: Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters… Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens. More>>

ALSO:

Meddling: Aussie Liberals Embroiled In Key Campaign

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says. More>>

ALSO:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Big March: Call For An End To Domestic Violence

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament Monday calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand.. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Not-Especially New Plans: All Prisons To Become Working Prisons Under National

All public prisons in New Zealand will become full working prisons by 2017, and ex-prisoners will receive post-release drug addiction treatment if National is returned to government, says Corrections Spokesperson Anne Tolley. More>>

ALSO:

Māngere: "False Claim Of Matai Title" - Labour

National must explain why its candidate for Māngere Misa Fia Turner appears to be using a Matai title she is not entitled to, Labour’s MP for Māngere and Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. A Matai title is a legally-recognised ... More>>

ALSO:

CPAG Report: No New Zealand Child Should Grow Up In Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group's flagship policy publication Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy calls for cross party political agreement to underpin an action plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news