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Language professionals connecting Aotearoa New Zealand and the world

Questions about the NZ government's NAATI requirement for interpreters? Looking for the latest update from MBIE? Head to our FAQ page.

 

About NZSTI

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.

Translators

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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.

 
Interpreters

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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. 

NZSTI NEWS

Working with rainbow communities: Questions of safety, allyship, and ethics
15 Feb 2024
Read NZSTI Auckland committee member Alejandra Gonzalez Campanella's article on the topic of ‘Working with rainbow communities: Questions of safety, allyship, and ethics’, with a focus on the pre-conference workshop and panel discussion dealing with that theme. Find links to useful resources to help you improve your knowledge and skills in this area.
Course review: the AUT Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Terminology
15 Feb 2024
Could you instantly distinguish arthrosis from arthritis, or a gastrectomy from a gastrotomy? What about interpreting the alphabet soup that is medical abbreviations or understanding the standard parts of a patient discharge summary? This article has some tips on how to improve your knowledge.
Report on the 2023 AUSIT Conference
19 Dec 2023
NZSTI member Alejandra González Campanella recently attended the AUSIT Conference 2023. Here, she shares her thoughts on the presentations and organisation.
Making the most of your summer
12 Dec 2023
With the festive season approaching, now is the time to think about how to make the best use of your summer and plan for your post-holiday return to work. Summer can mean a slowdown in business as clients take their holidays and offices are closed, so it’s a good time to catch up on tasks on your to do list and make sure you are ready for 2024. Here are some suggestions for a relaxing and productive summer.
Brushing up your grammar
06 Sep 2023
Hannah Burdekin shares a tip on how to brush up on your grammar

UPCOMING EVENTS

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AI-Powered Translation for Professional Translators and Interpreters

02 Nov 2023

This AI-powered translation webinar is designed to bridge the gap between AI's promises and its real-world applications for professional translators and interpreters. Unpack the myths, explore opportunities, and learn how AI augments – not replaces – our capabilities. Gain insights into how you can effectively navigate and leverage AI.

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NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshops - 2 half-day sessions

10 Feb 2024

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!

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NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshops - 2 half-day sessions

17 Feb 2024

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!

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