Aotearoa Turi

The Aotearoa Turi Shield is awarded to the winning zone at the New Zealand Deaf Games.

It was first awarded in 1970 to the Deaf Club or Deaf Society with the most points from all sports competed in the InterClub New Zealand Deaf Games competitions.

From 1996 the Aotearoa Turi Shield was awarded to the winning Regional Zone due to difficulties faced with the smaller Deaf Clubs and Societies being unable to form numerous teams to compete with the much larger and dominant Deaf Clubs and Societies.

Aotearoa Turi Shield competition is only open to Deaf and Hard of Hearing players with 55dB or greater in both ears.

The following sports are available at New Zealand Deaf Games Wellington 2020 Aotearoa Turi shield competition. Subject to registration numbers:

3×3 Basketball

Badminton

Basketball

Darts

Eight Ball Pool

Futsal

Golf

Lawn Bowls

Netball

Squash

Table Tennis

Ten Pin Bowling

Touch Rugby

Swimming

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