NZSL Board New Zealand Sign Language Board / Te Oranga Reo Rota

New Zealand Sign Language Board

For the promotion and maintenance of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL); a strong, vibrant language, recognised and embraced by New Zealand society.

Latest NZSL news

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  • NZSL Board

    The purpose of the NZSL Board is to promote and maintain NZSL by ensuring the development, preservation and acquisition of the language, and to provide expert advice to government and the community on NZSL.

  • NZSL Strategy 2018-2023

    This Strategy guides the work required by the NZSL Board from 2018 to 2023 to maintain and promote the use of NZSL by Deaf people and other NZSL users.

  • NZSL News

    A round-up of news about the NZSL Board, the NZSL Fund, recent Government releases and media coverage of interest to the NZSL community.

  • NZSL Community Grants

    Community Grants support NZSL community-led projects that strengthen NZSL in the home, within whānau, hapū and iwi, and within the Deaf…

  • About NZSL

    New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is crucial to many Deaf people's ability to learn, communicate and participate in society. The language is vital to the expression of deaf culture and identity. 

  • A guide to working with NZSL interpreters

    Advice on how to work with NZSL interpreters to ensure equitable access for Deaf people, including how to book one and what your responsibilities are when booking NZSL interpreters.