We are moving

Interpreting New Zealand’s Wellington staff are moving on 30 January 2015 from 12:00 pm to Level 5, 186 Willis Street (see map below).

Our postal address and phone numbers remain the same.

We will continue to take calls and bookings for interpreters during the move, but we may be operating in “after-hours” mode some of the time. You may need to leave a voicemail, in which case we’ll call you back as soon as we can. If it’s not urgent, you can contact us as usual by e-mail or via our website:
request@interpret.org.nz
www.interpret.org.nz/book-an-interpreter/

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How Are We Doing?

Thanks for telling us how we’re doing

As we do every year, we asked our customers to provide feedback on their experience working with our interpreters. For two months from 11 August to 10 October 2014 our interpreters went to their onsite engagements armed with feedback forms and stamped addressed envelopes. We very much appreciate the time people took to fill out and send back the forms, and once again we are delighted to report that our customers are very pleased with the service we offer. We are especially grateful to those who provided comments, and have followed up whenever any concerns were raised – just a couple of minor ones this year. Grateful thanks to everyone who contributed – a summary of the results is below.
If you would like to provide feedback at any other time, please feel free to e-mail us at info@interpret.org.nz, or fill in the form on our website: http://www.interpret.org.nz/feedback/

Summary of responses

Total number of responses received: 466
All indicated that they would use the same interpreter again.

how are we doing

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Interpreters Need

Interpreters needed

Interpreters Needed

Interpreters Needed

Recruiting now for our next introductory interpreting course starting in July 2014
We offer: Full training and excellent hourly rate.
You should be:
1. Available during working hours.
2. A NZ citizen or holder of a permanent residence status.
3. Proficient in English and any of the following languages:

• Assyrian
• Burmese
• Cantonese
• Chin
• Cook Islands Maori
• Fijian
• Fijian Hindi
• Greek
• Japanese
• Karen
• Kiribati
• Turkish
• Urdu
• Khmer
• Korean
• Nepali
• Russian
• Samoan
• Sinhalese
• Somali
• Tagalog
• Tigrinya
• Tamil
• Tokelauan
• Tongan
• Tuvalu
• Vietnamese

Successful applicants will be required to complete the introductory interpreting course and pass an assessment before being employed on a casual basis.
To find out more and to fill in an application form, visit www.interpret.org.nz/become-an-interpreter/ or call (04) 916 2462.
Applications close Friday 27 June 2014.

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Access Radio Interview – Accuracy

Interpreting fully & accurately with Sanying Huang

  • Introducing an interpreter & his/her language
  • Main area(s) of work
  • Why accuracy is vital, and what it means
  • Specific challenges with their LOTE
  • Interpreting story, relating to accuracy
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Access Radio Interview – Confidentiality

Keeping everything confidential with Uialatea Stephen Thomsen

  • Introducing an interpreter & his/her language
  • Main area(s) of work
  • Why confidentiality is vital, and what it means
  • Specific trust/confidentiality challenges with particular community
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