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Advisory Group

The group is comprised of members from each of the "user" groups: Deaf, hearing impaired, deafblind and speech impaired, with the addition of a parent of a child with a communications disability.

The members of the Advisory Group are your points of contact should you have any concerns or frustrations (positive comments are, of course, always appreciated too). The group will provide NZ Relay and MBIE with feedback to help with optimizing the service for users. In this role they need feedback from the “users” of the service.

Role of the Advisory Group

  • Provide service feedback.
  • Provide technical feedback.
  • Offer suggestions to the Outreach Manager for possible promotional opportunities.
  • Provide feedback for possible product enhancements.
  • Optional - attend promotional events.

Paul Buckrell

Chairperson - MBIE MBIE Advisory Group
Email: paul.buckrell@consultel.co.nz
Postal: P.O. Box 2097, Wellington 6140
Ph: +64 4 499 3341
Mobile/Txt: +64 21 422 633

Andrea Cooke

Sprint’s NZRAG representative NZ Relay Advisory Group
Email: acooke@csd.org
Postal: PO Box 106900, Auckland 1143
Phone: 09 3079520
Txt: 027 484 2872

Jill Taylor

Executive committee for New Zealand Federation of Deaf Children Advisory Group
Email: deafchildren@xtra.co.nz
Postal: P O Box 13266, Johnsonville, Wellington 6440
Ph: 0800 332 324 (0800 DEAFCHILD)
 

Louise Carroll

Hearing Impaired Advisory Group
Email: louise.carroll@nfd.org.nz
Postal: P.O. Box 37729, Parnell, Auckland 1151
Ph: +64 9 307 2922
Mobile/Txt: +64 27 288 2785

Mike Hamill

Speech Impaired Advisory Group
Email: wandmhamill@slingshot.co.nz
Postal: 42 Lothian Cres, Strathern, Invercargill 9812
Ph: +64 3 216 2636
Txt: +64 27 627 3396

Kevin Stokes

Email: 2deaffrogs@gmail.com
Txt: +64 21 129 7189
 

Chris Sinclair

Deaf / Hearing Impaired Advisory Group
Txt: +64 22 247 4783
 
 

Victor West

Deafblind Advisory Group
Email: vwest186@gmail.com
Postal: 186 Mary Street, Richmond, Invercargill
Ph: +64 3 217 5036

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