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NZSTI is the national professional association for translators and interpreters. As well as providing a networking forum, we represent our members’ interests by promoting continuing professional development, quality standards and awareness of the profession among government agencies and the wider community.

Mō te rōpū nei NZSTI

Ko te rōpū NZSTI ko Te Rōpū Kaiwhakamāori ā-waha, ā-tuhi o Aotearoa. I tua atu i te rōpū tūtakitaki, ka whakatairanga hoki mātou i ngā pūkenga o te mahi me ngā taumata o te mahi, ā, ka whakatairanga hoki i te ahumahi katoa ki ngā tari kāwanatanga me te hapori whānui.


Find a translator

Translators work with the written word and transfer text from one language to another. Translators work with a wide range of texts such as books, marketing material, official documents, subtitles, web pages and software.
Search our database of translators by language, region and/or area of speciality.


Find an interpreter

Interpreters work with the spoken word and communicate orally between two or more languages. Interpreting can be performed simultaneously, consecutively, whispered or over the phone.                                      
Search our database of interpreters by language, region and/or area of speciality.

Treaty Times 3

The Treaty Times Thirty project 

Treaty Times Thirty is an ambitious initiative to mark NZSTI's 30th anniversary by translating New Zealand’s founding document into 30 different languages.


Word for Word blog

Word for Word is NZSTI's online blog covering the translation and interpreting profession in New Zealand. 


Presentation at Auckland City Hospital
04 May 2023
NZSTI Auckland branch organised a presentation to the renal and palliative care teams at Auckland City Hospital on 28 February 2023 on issues relating to interpreting in medical consultations.
Auckland's fantastic coffee & chat events
09 Dec 2022
Read all about the Auckland branch's fantastic coffee and chat events that have proven popular with members!
Musings on being a volunteer
09 Dec 2022
NZSTI Auckland Branch President Hannah Burdekin shares her musings on being a volunteer and what it means to her.
MBIE compulsory module: ‘Interpreting in Aotearoa New Zealand: The Public Sector Context’
30 Sep 2022
MBIE is delighted to announce the launch of our compulsory module “Interpreting in Aotearoa New Zealand: The Public Sector Context”. This was previously called the ‘induction module’ and must be completed, alongside achieving NAATI certification, by all interpreters intending to work in the New Zealand Public Sector from 1 July 2024.
SLIANZ 2022 Conference
12 Sep 2022
Read about NZSTI Council Member Xuan Luo's experience and thoughts from the SLIANZ 2022 Conference



NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshops - 2 half day sessions

20 May 2023

If you are ready to sit the NAATI Certified Provisional Interpreter test but want to know what to expect and brush up on your skills, this workshop is for you!


Coffee & Chat

27 May 2023

55 Corinthian Drive, Albany Auckland 0632

Join your fellow translators and interpreters for another friendly Coffee & Chat event. This time we’re meeting in Albany! Come for a catch-up over a cuppa at the 55 Café in Albany at 9.15 am on Saturday, 27 March.


NAATI CPI test experience panel

30 May 2023

MEMBER ONLY EVENT. Is pressure rising as your NAATI test approaches? Talking to someone who has already been there can reduce that stress considerably. This panel aims to offer an opportunity to ask practical questions of those who have already sat the NAATI CPI test.


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