6 April 2006 is enshrined in the history of the New Zealand Deaf community as the historic day its language became an official language of New Zealand. Many members of the Deaf community and supporters travelled to the steps of parliament in central Wellington to witness the third reading of the NZSL Bill in person. NZSL interpreters were again present during the debate, which was broadcast live over the internet, with Deaf community members watching all around the country. After the third reading, the Minister for Disability Issues the Hon. Ruth Dyson, hosted a party at the Beehive for the Deaf community to celebrate NZSL becoming an official language.
The short video includes interviews with Deaf people reflecting on the implications of official status, and emphasises the positive impact it could have on Deaf children being able to access and learn NZSL.