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

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