NZSL Videos

In this section are some video clips in NZSL with information of interest to Deaf people.

New Zealand Sign Language Board

Find out about the work of the New Zealand Sign Language Board and its members.

Find out about the New Zealand Sign Language Board 

Disability Action Plan 2014-2018

The Disability Action Plan sets priorities for action by government agencies. The actions require government agencies to work together with each other and with Disabled People's Organisations.

Watch the Disability Action Plan in New Zealand Sign Language  

New Zealand Disability Strategy

You can access New Zealand Sign Language interpretation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy by downloading video from this website, or by contacting Deaf Aotearoa to order the video on DVD.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

You can access New Zealand Sign Language interpretation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by downloading video from this website, or by contacting Deaf Aotearoa to order the video on DVD.

Go to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New Zealand Sign Language
Contact Deaf Aotearoa to request DVD

In October 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities released its Concluding Observations (or recommendations) from its review of New Zealand's implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Watch the video of the Concluding Observations in NZSL

Over 2010 and 2011, the Office for Disability Issues held public meetings on New Zealand's first report on implementing the UN Convention
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. You can watch a video of the discussion document produced for the meetings. 

Watch a video with NZSL on YouTube about the discussion document for New Zealand's report on the UN Convention

New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006

You can watch an explanation of the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006 in NZSL. These videos have captions. You can also read the transcript of the captions.

Watch a NZSL explanation of the NZSL Act 2006

Read a transcript of the NZSL explanation of the NZSL Act 2006 

Review of the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006

Over 2010 and 2011, the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006 was reviewed.

Watch a summary of the NZSL review 

 Watch videos with information about the review of the NZSL Act and find out about how to have your say in the review.

Watch Minister Turia invite feedback on the review of the NZSL Act - January 2011

Watch the ODI Director Jan Scown talk about how to go about providing feedback into the review - January 2011

Watch the ODI Director Jan Scown talk about where to send feedback and the due date

Watch Minister Turia announce the review of the NZSL Act - 30 April 2010

Development of the New Zealand Sign Language Bill

In 2004, some information about the New Zealand Sign Language Bill, how to make a submission to Parliament, and the process of legislation was presented in New Zealand Sign Language. These seven clips can be downloaded as separate files. There is also video with information about the Office for Disability Issues and the Minister for Disability Issues.

Go to NZSL videos - About the NZSL Bill 2004

Enabling Good Lives August 2011

You can watch a NZSL translation of the Enabling Good Lives August 2011 report. The Enabling Good Lives report presents a new approach to how disability supports are provided. It was produced in August 2011 by an independent experts group, which was commissioned by the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Tariana Turia. The Ministries of Health and Social Development are working with the experts group to test the Enabling Good Lives approach.

Go to NZSL videos on the Enabling Good Lives report August 2011

More government information in New Zealand Sign Language

Ministry of Social Development

Accessing our Services is about how we do our job to assist people when they need help. It talks about the different parts of the Ministry such as StudyLink, Child, Youth and Family and Work and Income services.

Go to the Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

A DVD in NZSL has been produced by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management with Deaf Aotearoa that has useful information on the types of disasters that can happen in New Zealand. It also provides advice on how to be better prepared.

Read more and watch the video at Deaf Aotearoa

National anthem

Deaf Aotearoa has produced a NZSL translation of the national anthem, both the English and Māori versions. There is also a resource on how to learn the national anthem in NZSL.

Watch the national anthem in NZSL

Ministry of Education

Thumbs Up! An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language, has been produced to support the teaching and learning of NZSL as an additional language in English-medium schools for students in years 7–8 working at curriculum levels 1 and 2.

Read more at Thumbs Up!

ACC services for the Deaf

ACC has produced a DVD on the services and support ACC can offer to people who are deaf. The DVD illustrates how ACC helped two deaf people to recover from their injuries and the support they received.

For a copy of the DVD, send an email to deaf@acc.co.nz or a fax to 0800 332 354.

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