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  1. 1987
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    News Review now includes 'hand sign language'

    In 1987, News Review became the first New Zealand programme to incorporate NZSL in its production. The show ceased in 1991 and to date, there has not been a similar programme using Deaf presenters or NZSL in full.

  2. 1991
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    NZSL Tutors attend an intensive City Lit Training course in London

    In the history of NZSL teaching, perhaps the most important development was when 8 NZSL tutors attended a two-week intensive teaching course in London in 1991. Watch this condensed version (taking from almost 29 hours of footage!) to get a sense of what the training was like.

  3. 1994
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    A Deafening Silence

    A ‘Frontline’ documentary that touches upon an on-going topic - Deaf Education - in the Deaf community, not only in New Zealand but worldwide as well. In 2019, the message remains as familiar as it was twenty-five years ago.

  4. 1991
    MAGAZINE – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Communicate: December 1991

  5. 1996
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Angela Sew Hoy: A Deaf Chinese New Zealander

    ‘Asia Dynamic’ catches up with Angela Sew Hoy, to find out what life is like as a Deaf Chinese New Zealander, navigating three different cultures in everyday life.

  6. 1987
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    'Deaf Book': First NZSL dictionary makes it to print

    Dan Levitt’s work on the first NZSL dictionary in 1985 popularised the name, ‘New Zealand Sign Language’. In this news segment, Dan describes the different between the English Signing System and NZSL.

  7. 1993
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Sounds or Silence?

    In the early 1990s, due to a breakthrough in technology, cochlear implants were starting to become the norm. The Deaf community worldwide viewed cochlear implants as a device that disregarded the need for access to sign language. Others considered such devices a miracle. In 1993, ‘60 Minutes’ investigated this controversial topic in New Zealand.

  8. 1993
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Work starts on the modern NZSL dictionary

    A look behind the scenes at the team creating the modern NZSL dictionary including interviews with Kevin Stokes and Graeme Kennedy.

  9. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Hunga Turi: Māori Deaf have their first accessible stay on a marae

    ‘Te Karare’ was present to witness members of the Māori Deaf community have their first accessible stay on Kokohinau marae.

  10. 1993
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Spotlight on Pasifika Deaf

    Tangata Pasifika visits Kelston Deaf Education Centre and meets with a number of Pasifika Deaf students part of the school’s transition programme, interviewing Rosie Amituanai and her family.

  11. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    The modern NZSL dictionary is launched

    The modern dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language has been launched, and the 'Tonight' crew visit Kelston Deaf Education Centre to see Deaf students and their NZSL tutors making good use of the resource.

  12. 2006
    Video — Donated by Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand Image of Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand

    NZSL becomes an official language of New Zealand

    On 6th April 2006, members of the Deaf community and supporters gathered on the steps of parliament to celebrate the NZSL Bill passing its Third Reading, becoming the NZSL Act (2006). This marked the end of a long journey to give NZSL official status in Aotearoa New Zealand. This footage was screened on TV3 that evening.

  13. 1994
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    NZ gets 8 more NZSL interpreters from the first AIT Diploma class

    The first graduates of the Diploma in NZSL Interpreting course will start working in the community, enabling Deaf people to achieve their rights to access a range of settings and services.

  14. 2000
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    Inside Out: The Art of Signing

    Inside Out produces a programme about New Zealand Sign Language, its value to the Deaf community as well as its artistic forms.