Merge NZ in the Media

After decades of crusading for NZ's Deaf community, Auckland woman honoured as 'local hero'

TV One News  (New Zealand - Social Issues) - 13 February 2019

 

 

The New Zealander of the Year will be announced tonight and as part of it, a number of local heroes have been recognised.

One of them is Aucklander Victoria Lessing, who has been Deaf her whole life and has spent 20 years raising the profile of New Zealand Sign Language. Two years ago, her passion developed into a company called Merge NZ more..

 

Sign Language courses signing their way to the Bay

SunLive (News online newspaper) - 11 January 2019

 

Starting in the New Year, Merge NZ is bringing New Zealand Sign Language to the Bay.

Merge NZ is a Deaf lead social enterprise that was established in 2017, with a proportion of their profits being given back to more..

Ordinary Kiwi women finalists in Women of Influence awards

Stuff (Lifestyle online newspaper) - 29 July 2018

 

 

There's a multiple gold medal-winning athlete, a secretary of defence and an acting coach to Hollywood stars among the finalists announced today in the 2018 Women of Influence Awards.

 

Sophie Pascoe, Helene Quilter and Miranda Harcourt join 83 New Zealanders shortlisted not only for their achievements but their positive influence more..

TVOneNews_Photo.jpg
WOI_post.jpg

Spreading the word about Sign Language

Local Matters (Auckland's North Local Newspaper) - 11 June 2018

Although NZ Sign Language has been one of the country’s three official languages since 2006, it is still a new concept to the general population and many misunderstandings are still prevalent.


That is something that social enterprise NZ Merge was set up… more..

Let's Normalise New Zealand Sign Language

Torbay Newsletter (North Shore, Auckland) - May 2018

NZ Merge , a locally owned company, is on a misssion to normalise New Zealand Sign language (NZSL). this Deaf-led company is celebrating NZSL Week (7th - 13th May) by teaching NZSL at schools, public libraries, businesses/organisations and community groups.

 

12 years ago, in 2006, the NZSL Act was passed in New Zealand and NZSL… more..

Sign Language Giving Babies a Head Start

Verve Magazine (Lifestyle magazine, Auckland) - 15 March 2018

For deaf people, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is the form of communication predominantly used. It not only includes hand signals and gestures, but is also made up of extensive facial expressions, body movements, non-manual signals... more..

Deaf entrepreneur recognised for company promoting NZSL

Stuff, Harbour News (North Harbour News, Auckland) - 24 October 2017

Making sure New Zealand Sign Language is accessible to all is an aim of a north Auckland finalist in this year's Attitude Awards.

West Harbour resident Victoria Lessing, was announced as one of three finalists in the Attitude Entrepreneur Award category for her business Merge NZ, which… more..

New Zealand Sign Language at Playcentre

Playcentre Journal - month? 2017

Although NZ Sign Language has been one of the country’s three official languages since 2006, it is still a new concept to the general population and many misunderstandings are still prevalent.

That is something that social enterprise NZ Merge was set up…
more..

    Connect with us

    Contact us

    MONDAY - FRIDAY

    8:00am - 9:00pm

     

    SATURDAY

    8:00am - 4:00pm

    Email addresses

    Mobile (voice): 021 0771584

    Text only: 021 29 39 8989

    • instagram_grey
    • twitter_grey
    • facebook_grey
    • youtube_grey
    • Linked_grey

    24 St Benedict Street
    Eden Terrace
    Auckland, New Zealand

    Opening Hours

    © 2017 by Merge NZ Ltd.