This year has been a very special year for us as our Breeze jingle has officially been translated into both our official languages - te reo Māori and now, the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).
According to the Census 2018, Stats NZ, there are approximately 4,599 deaf people who use the NZSL and around 23,000 people in total who use the language.
With the help of the Auckland Deaf Society, Robert and Jeanette from our Breeze Auckland team learned how to sign The Breeze Auckland jingle.
Auckland Deaf Society was first established in 1937 and has been a welcoming space for the Deaf/NZSL community ever since.
"Kia ora! We wanted to show our support for the deaf and hard of hearing community of Aotearoa, so with their help we took our 'famous' Breeze jingle and learned to sign it." - Robert & Jeanette.
"Thank you for your guidance and enthusiasm and thanks to all those people who join us at the end of our video. It was fun to learn and it's a beautiful and expressive taonga - New Zealand Sign Language. Ngā mihi"
Last month, Robert & Jeanette asked our Breeze listeners to join them to be part of our video.
We'd like to thank all who took out time to learn and send their videos to us.
To know more about the history of our iconic jingle and the journey to translating it to te reo Māori, click here.