What’s new this year?

We’re shaking things up for our NZSL Week Heroes! Jon Tai-Rakena will return for a second year as our Deaf hero for NZSL Week 2024. With Jon’s passion and dedication, we’re ready to showcase the beauty of NZSL like never before. From now on, our Deaf hero is going to have two years in the spotlight. 

Interested in becoming a future NZSL hero? Are you Deaf and fluent in NZSL? Step into the spotlight and raise awareness of NZSL and Deaf culture. Submit your expression of interest for 2025-2026, and join us in championing NZSL across Aotearoa. 

Let’s make history together!