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New Zealand Deaf Games

When is New Zealand Deaf Games?
Where is New Zealand Deaf Games?
What sports are there?
When will sport competition be confirmed?
What social events are there?
Where are the venues?
What is NZSL Hub?
Where can I find information about accommodation?

Sports at New Zealand Deaf Games

What is Aotearoa Turi?
What are the eligibility for Aotearoa Turi?
What is NZSL Games?
How can I play for Aotearoa Turi Shield?

How can I play for NZSL Games?
How do I register for both?
I already paid for Aotearoa Turi Shield and NZDG Fee, I decided I want to play for NZSL Games. Can I? How do I pay?

New Zealand Deaf Games

What is the New Zealand Deaf Games?

New Zealand Deaf Games is biennial National Deaf Sports tournament. Traditionally competing for the Aotearoa Turi Shield,  an interzone competition where three zones; Northern, Central and Southern go head to head. NZSL Games and NZSL Hub is new addition to the New Zealand Deaf Games.

When is New Zealand Deaf Games?
New Zealand Deaf Games is from 4th January to 8th January 2020. You can find draft programme here: Social Programme

Where is New Zealand Deaf Games?
New Zealand Deaf Games is in Wellington! More specifically in Kilbirnie area.

What sports are there?
You can find sports for Aotearoa Turi Shield and for NZSL Games

When will sport competition be confirmed?
We are aiming to confirm all sports by end of October. However we will announce that a sport is confirmed as soon as there are enough players/team to go ahead.

What social events are there?
There are many events going on: Have a look at Social Programme for more details

Where are the venues?
Most venues are in Kilbirnie area. Some of the major venues is the ASB Sport Centre, and NZSL Hub at Toitu Poneke, Kilbirnie park.

What is NZSL Hub?
NZSL Hub is new addition to New Zealand Deaf Games. A family friend venue to host social events, exhibitions. More information can be found at Social Programme

Where can I find information about accommodation?
We have booked Brentwood Hotel. More information can be found here: Accommodation

 

Sports at New Zealand Deaf Games

What is Aotearoa Turi?

Aotearoa Turi is a competition for Deaf and Hard of hearing. Players play as a team or individual for their Zones; Northern, Central, and Southern. A zone may have more than one team.

What are the eligibility requirements for Aotearoa Turi?

Any person who lives in New Zealand or have a New Zealand Citizenship with deafness of 55+dB in both ears are eligible to play in Aotearoa Turi competition.

What is NZSL Games?

Anyone; Deaf, Hearing, friends, families are eligible to play in NZSL Games. The aim of the competition is to foster inclusiveness of the Deaf community and NZSL community to promote and use New Zealand Sign Language.

How can I play for Aotearoa Turi Shield?
First you can go to Register! page to register by clicking on Create your account. The sports available can be found at Aotearoa Turi Shield When you finished registering, you can go back to Register! page and click on Aotearoa Turi Shield. You can play for as many sports as you like, just need to join each Aotearoa Turi sports clubs on the forms. When the sports are confirmed, you will allocated into your Zone Team.

 

How can I play for NZSL Games?
You need to have your own team ready. This team can be anyone; Deaf/Hearing families/friends, from anywhere across New Zealand (even International). When you got your team ready,  you can go to Register! page to register by clicking on Create your account. The sports available can be found at NZSL Games.  When you finished registering, you can go back to Register! page and click on NZSL Games. You can play for as many sports as you like, just need to set up teams.

 

How do I register for both
When you register to create your own account, the question:

“Do you want to play in NZDG”
Should be answered with “Yes I want to play both Aotearoa and NZSL Games”.

 

I already paid for Aotearoa Turi Shield and NZDG Fee, I decided I want to play for NZSL Games. Can I? How do I pay?
Yes you can play NZSL Games as well. On the original registration form you could play for both.

You can go back to registration form and change the question:
“Do you want to play in NZDG”
from “Yes, I want to play Aotearoa Turi” to “Yes I want to play both Aotearoa and NZSL Games”
This will show you a product saying “NZSL Games Registration (Aotearoa Turi)” which gives you a discount because you already purchased Aotearoa Turi registration.

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