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What's On with Merge NZ for NZSL Week 2024

NZSL Week is celebrated by New Zealanders each year in the first full week of May. This was established following the NZSL Act being recognised as an official language in 2006. This year's theme: "An Aotearoa Where Anyone Can Sign Anywhere."

Merge NZ is involved in the NZSL Week celebrations and you are invited to get involved too!

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NZSL at your workplace

Elevate your workplace experience with SignSnack!


Engage in an interactive one-hour session to learn New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) online for just $250, or opt for an onsite session at $350.


With unlimited staff attendance, empower your team with communication diversity.


Book now with Merge NZ and make your lunch breaks truly meaningful!


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NZSL for Teachers

Join our NZSL online courses! Choose the 3-week crash course or delve deeper with the 8-week session, designed for educators.


Explore school-related signs and foster appreciation for NZSL as an official language. Flexible scheduling, weekly handouts, and homework provided.


Let's bridge communication gaps and promote inclusivity in education. Enroll now for this transformative opportunity!


Register here:

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Launching a new service

NZSL for Water Safety

In partnership with Global Swim and Merge NZ, we're excited to announce our upcoming course: "NZSL for Water Safety."


Tailored for aquatic rescue team members and water activity leaders, this course equips participants with essential vocabulary and phrases for effective communication in water-related scenarios.


Stay tuned for updates as we prepare to launch this vital initiative. Watch this space for more details!


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NZSL for Emergency Services

Experience interactive learning with a qualified NZSL teacher in our 3-week online crash course for Emergency Service staff.


Learn essential emergency-related signs to communicate effectively with Deaf survivors/community members. Receive weekly handouts/homework.


Register here:


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NZSL for Health Professionals

The NZSL for Health online course is designed for Health Professionals. You will learn health-related signs that will help you communicate with your Deaf patients and clients who use NZSL.


There are two different levels to suit your needs:


You will receive handout/homework each week and certificate of attendance at the end of course*.


Register here:


From May/June and onwards

NZSL Onsite courses

Want to commit and learn NZSL longer? Sign up for a 8-week in person course in your home area either in Kerikeri, Waipu, Hamilton, Omokoroa, Tauranga, Lower Hutt (Pentone), Christchurch, Dunedin or Invercargill. The course fee is from $140 includes electronic handouts. If you cannot find any NZSL course in your area, join our MySign NZSL Online course.


There are different levels to suit your signing skills (from Beginners to Advanced (levels). 


Register here:

Downloadable NZSL Week 2024 Kit

Download NZSL Week 2024 branding kit, filled with images and digital material for you to use to promote NZSL Week. The NZSL Week logo and other images that can be used on your promotional material. 

* The images used in this Social Media Kit should not be changed in any way, i.e. colours changed, rotated, skewed or distorted. 

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