So . . . what is New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)?

It is:
• a visual-gestural language
• the language of the Deaf community
• a language separate from English,
ccapable of great subtlety in a visual mode
• a different structure from English
• unable to be used simultaneously with voiced English

What is sign supported English (SSE)?
It is:
• a combination of NZSL and voiced English
• signed in English word order
• borrows signs from NZSL
• signs words with the most meaning in a sentence