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Useful websites

Captioned Movies

Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults like to attend movies together.  See the latest listings in your area at Captioned Movies

Deaf 111 Text Service

You can signup to be able to text our emergency services in the event of requiring emergency assistance.

Hearing Aid Batteries

Need to order or get replacement Batteries for your child's/children's Hearing Aids? 

JRMcKenzie Trust Deaf Development Fund

The purpose of the Deaf Development Fund (DDF) is to support projects and endeavours that contribute to the development of the community of people in New Zealand who identify themselves as Deaf (including children).  

DDF especially funds projects that may not fit criteria of larger funding sources.  Grants may be made to both groups and individuals.

Ministry of Education

Logo Ministry of Education NZThe Ministry of Education provides funding, services and support for children with special education needs.  

Ministry of Health

Logo Ministry of Health NZIf your child has a hearing loss, find out how to catch it early and what services are out there to help.  See their website at :

New Zealand Relay Service

New Zealand Relay (NZ Relay) is a telecommunications service for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-impaired. 

You can use NZ Relay to make telephone calls to family, businesses, government ministries - anyone who has a phone.

Online New Zealand Sign Language Dictionary

A multimedia multilingual (Māori/English) for help with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Based out of Victoria University in Wellington, it was developed to help all users of NZSL.  

Learn NZSL online

Learn NZSL online logoLearn NZSL is a free learning portal on New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Watch, learn and practise how to use NZSL in common situations, shown as nine topics; within each topic, you’ll find plenty of videos, resources and exercises to keep you busy. Go through the topics in sequence to get the full story of Learn NZSL.

Success for Kids with Hearing Loss

Success for Kids with Hearing Loss is an American website with a number of resources for both parents and professionals of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

They have a newsletter that you are able to sign up for, as well as a place for professionals to sign up for a membership. 

There are Professional Development podcasts for those interested in more.

Video Remote Interpreting

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) provides deaf people access to a NZSL interpreter for communication with government agency staff when a face-to-face interpreter is not available.  

See more at http://www.vri.govt.nz/

WINZ Financial Assistance

Logo Work and Income NZWork and Income NZ provide assistance to support the extra care required for caring for deaf or hard of hearing children.  Please see their website for more information.