A lot of people are not aware that there is a 111 text service available – 111 TXT.

For now, 111 TXT is only for people who are deaf, hearing or speech impaired.

To have this service you must register with the NZ Police.

 

This involves setting up a 111 TXT account with the NZ Police. This can be done on-line.

It’s easy; 4 simple steps will get you registered. Then in an emergency, they know you’re deaf, hearing or speech impaired.

Just go to the website:

http://www.police.govt.nz/111-txt/how-register-111-txt