What's On with Merge NZ for NZSL Week 2019

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. 

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

Information what Merge NZ will do during the NZSL Week 2019.
NZSL Week 2019

Wednesday, 8th May 2019

NZSL Fun for pre-schoolers

NZSL Fun for pre-schoolers:
Join the free NZSL event for little children at Capital-E in Wellington. From 11am to 12pm. NZSL interpreter will be there.

The address is 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington.

Karen Carey 


Mon - Sun, 6 - 12 May 2019

Learn NZSL with animals signs

Bring the kids along and let them discover up to 13 animal signs around the Auckland Zoo.


There will be NZSL lessons everyday from 1pm to 1.30pm. As well in the weekend at 11am, 2pm & 4pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Motions Rd, Auckland



Thursday, 9th May 2019

NZSL Performance at Westfield Albany

Late night shopping NZSL performance and teaching with Merge NZ. On stage at centre court (next to food court) performances at 6:30, 7pm and 7:30pm. MC, and celebrity guest.

Not to be missed out!

219 Don Mckinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland



Saturday, 18th May 2019

NZSL Crash Course

For the first time, Merge NZ is launching a NZSL Crash Course, perfect for people who have a busy schedule. Topics covered include greetings, numbers, name of languages, food & drink items. This crash course will be held in Auckland Central from 9.30am to 3.00pm on 18th May and 1st June. You can pick one date to suit you the best. Costs are $90 for the day which includes morning tea and handouts to take home.

Register here:


Friday, 10th May 2019

NZSL App "Baobab' release

Baobab Storybook app in NZSL. This app was made in partnership with Merge NZ and Gallaudet University in the US.

Download app:


From June and onwards

Register for a 6 or 15 weeks course

Learn NZSL in a 15 week course close to your home area in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga or Christchurch. The course fee of $230 includes electronic handouts.

If you cannot find any NZSL class in your area, join Merge NZ' MySign NZSL Online course for $99 for 6 weeks. There are different levels to suit your signing skills (from Beginners to Advanced levels). 

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