New Zealand Deaf Games

The New Zealand Deaf Games are held every two years, and are held in various cities throughout New Zealand.

NZDGThree Zones; North, Central and South all compete in different sports for the Aotearoa Turi Shield.

The New Zealand Deaf Games was first held in Auckland in 1969, but it was not until the next year in 1970 at Palmerston North that the Aotearoa Turi Shield was introduced.

In the early days of the New Zealand Deaf Games, it was contested between the Deaf Clubs, or Deaf Societies. It was not until the 1990s that the format of the New Zealand Deaf Games changed to Inter-Zonal Championships.

Regular Programme:

(Subject to change)
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Deaf Sports New Zealand Biennial General Meeting
  • Lawn Bowls
  • 8-Ball Pool
  • Netball
  • Lawn Bowls
  • TenPin Bowling
  • 8-Ball Pool
  • Netball
  • TenPin Bowling
  • Indoor Football
  • Squash
Afternoon Deaf Sports New Zealand Biennial General Meeting
  • Lawn Bowls
  • 8-Ball Pool
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Lawn Bowls
  • TenPin Bowling
  • 8-Ball Pool
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • TenPin Bowling
  • Touch Football
Evening
  • Sports Delegate Meetings
  • Sports Delegate Meetings
  • Indoor Bowls
  • Basketball
  • Darts
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Indoor Netball
Awards Dinner
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