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Delicious and Unique World of Aotearoa Cuisine and NZSL Marvels!

26 Apr 2024

This week, we explore New Zealand food and NZSL through the eyes of Hillmorton High students with the students from a Deaf school in Japan.

Welcome, food and language enthusiasts, to a journey through Aotearoa's vibrant flavours and the fascinating New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) world. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure and delve into the rich tapestry of NZSL's history and significance.

Flavours of Aotearoa, New Zealand
This week, our spotlight shines brightly on the diverse array of New Zealand's culinary delights. From traditional Hangi to iconic favourites like Marmite, Pies, and the beloved Kiwi classic, fish and chips, there's a treat for every palate.

Unlocking the Wonders of NZSL
As we feast upon the culinary wonders of Aotearoa, let us also celebrate the beauty and significance of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Join us as Starr, Lelia, and Sean unveil fascinating facts about this remarkable language, weaving a tale of resilience, cultural richness, and inclusivity.

Did you know NZSL boasts an impressive repertoire of 149 different handshapes, each conveying its unique meaning and expression? With approximately 23,000 people in New Zealand using NZSL, it's a vibrant language that continues to enrich its users' lives.

Yet, the journey of NZSL hasn't been without its challenges. From being banned in 1880 for a century to its eventual recognition as an official language of New Zealand, NZSL has overcome adversity to emerge as a powerful tool of communication and connection.

Until next time, kia ora and happy watching! 🍽️🤟