NZ Sign Language Week Resources

Created: May 9, 2024 at 3:34 PM | Updated: April 25, 2024 | By NZ Navigator Trust

Join the celebrations for NZ Sign Language Week this May

Every May, Deaf Aotearoa takes centre stage to organise New Zealand Sign Language Week, a vibrant celebration of one of the country’s official languages, alongside te reo Māori. 


New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week is not just a celebration; it’s a moment for the Deaf community to stand tall, embracing their identity and heritage. It’s a time to showcase the richness of NZSL and the diverse culture it represents. NZSL Week serves as a platform to dismantle barriers, dispel misconceptions, and foster greater inclusion. 

The vision for NZSL Week is clear: to elevate awareness and appreciation of NZSL and the Deaf community, while fostering empowerment and unity among its members. 

Explore the resources

Explore the resources and join the nationwide campaign to learn NZSL.  

Let’s come together, learn, and celebrate the vibrant tapestry of NZSL during this special week!