New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006

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Part 1 Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to promote and maintain the use of New Zealand Sign Language by—

(a)

declaring New Zealand Sign Language to be an official language of New Zealand; and

(b)

providing for the use of New Zealand Sign Language in legal proceedings; and

(c)

empowering the making of regulations setting competency standards for the interpretation in legal proceedings of New Zealand Sign Language; and

(d)

stating principles to guide government departments in the promotion and use of New Zealand Sign Language.