Interpreting New Zealand

Interpreting New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that trains and provides professional interpreters, in some 70 different languages, to work onsite (in person) or by telephone. Our interpreters travel to different regions of New Zealand and handle calls from within the country and overseas. Our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including public holidays.

Agencies using our services meet the costs involved, so that the interpreter is free to non-English speakers. Trainee interpreters are generally native speakers of the language other than English, and are recruited from local refugee and migrant communities. We also provide sign language interpreters for the Deaf.

In addition, we advocate, where appropriate, for the rights of interpreters and speakers of other languages.

Visit the Interpreting NZ website for more details.

Projects 2011
Training courses for new interpreters

Interpreting New Zealand is running two introductory interpreting courses in Wellington and two in Christchurch during 2011 to boost the numbers of trained interpreters available, particularly for languages in high demand by new groups of migrants and refugees.  Interpreting New Zealand’s training and assessment criteria ensure that those who need interpreters will get trained professionals working on their behalf:  interpreters who are skilled in both their own language and English, who interpret fully and accurately, who abide by a code of ethics and who understand and stay strictly within the boundaries of their role.

Details of the training course dates and application forms are available on our website:  www.interpret.org.nz

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