NZSL Act 2006
In 2006, the NZSL Act was passed, making New Zealand Sign Language an official language of New Zealand. Find out more about NZSL Act 2006, its development and the review.
Report of the NZSL Act review
Read the Review report - New Zealand Sign Language Act Review 2011
Read the Cabinet paper - Review of the New Zealand Sign Language Act
Read a summary of the Review of the New Zealand Sign Language Act
Watch the summary of the Review in NZSL
Read the media release from the Minister for Disability Issues
A brief history of the NZSL Act
Read a brief history of the NZSL Act
Read the NZSL Act 2006 on Legislation website
Download the NZSL Act 2006 (PDF, 318 KB) [PDF, 327 KB]
Explanation of the NZSL Act in NZSL
The official, legal version of the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006 is the written, English one. The videos on this page present an explanation of the Act in NZSL with a transcript, so the wording may be presented differently or expanded upon in places.
Watch an explanation of the NZSL Act in NZSL