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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.


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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.
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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.                                      
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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. 


Q&A: fair pay petition – let’s talk progress!
07 Sep 2023
On the evening of 6 September 2023, Carolina Cannard, with the support of NZSTI, hosted a virtual Q&A session addressing the pressing issue of fair pay for interpreters in Aotearoa New Zealand. The session focused on Carolina's fair pay petition and collection of interpreter testimonies, with valuable insights provided by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) representatives Ciska den Haring and Alison McDonald.
Lawyer’s opinion for reporting suspected or actual criminal activities
06 Sep 2023
A post on our forum brought up the question of our obligation as translators and interpreters to report criminal activities that we encounter in the course of our work. This was such an important question that NZSTI sought a legal opinion on the matter, which you can read in full here.
Brushing up your grammar
06 Sep 2023
Hannah Burdekin shares a tip on how to brush up on your grammar
1986 to the 2000s: How it all began – a brief history of NZSTI
17 Aug 2023
A brief history of NZSTI by Patrick King, former President, founding member, and Fellow of NZSTI
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.



Legal terminology toolbox for translators and interpreters

17 Aug 2023

This workshop provides an overview and suggestions on how to grapple with New Zealand legal terminology when translating and interpreting. Covering key considerations to keep in mind, examples and explanations of common terminology and useful resources to assist in providing accurate written and spoken target messages.


NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshops - 2 half-day sessions

02 Sep 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!


Q&A: fair pay petition – let’s talk progress!

06 Sep 2023

In this free online Q&A session, Carolina Cannard will answer members’ questions on the progress of her Fair Pay Petition and the interpreters’ testimonies that she has been collecting, and will clarify how the information contained in the testimonies will be processed and shared.


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