We are now recruiting new interpreter trainees.
For more information on the current recruitment, please visit: http://www.interpret.org.nz/being-interpreter/interpreters-needed/
We also have quite a few podcasts available for download, that describe many aspects of being an interpreter with Interpreting New Zealand. Please feel free to have a listen: http://www.interpret.org.nz/category/podcast/
Interpreting New Zealand Service
Interpreting New Zealand is an independent, not-for-profit incorporated society established in 1993. We have two branches, Interpreting Wellington and Interpreting Canterbury. We provide interpreting or ‘spoken translation’ to support effective communications between non-English speakers and government agencies or private businesses.
We train, employ and provide professional community interpreters in some 70 languages
Our services are available around the clock, 24-hour, 7 days a week, including weekends and public holidays.
Interpreting New Zealand provides interpreters face-to-face (onsite) and by telephone, depending on our clients’ requirements and physical locations. That includes many North Island and South Island regions, in addition to the wider Canterbury and Wellington areas.
We particularly focus on the needs of refugees and new migrants. Our interpreters are usually native speakers of the languages they interpret. We also provide qualified NZ Sign Language interpreters for the Deaf.
Interpreters’ services are generally provided free to the non-English speaker by the agency that makes the booking. This reflects New Zealand’s human rights legislation and the health and disability code, which promote a person’s right to effective communication.