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NZSTI Conference 2022 registrations now open! Click here.

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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. 


Auckland Branch's in-person event held on 1 June 2022
13 Jun 2022
Auckland Branch held our first in-person event in a very long while on 1 June 2022. Check out the tips and strategies our members shared about their CPD.
Tax Tips & Tricks for Self-Employed T&I Professionals
10 Jun 2022
Catch up on tips and tricks from Jason Driscole, who covered plenty of ground in his presentation on accounting and filing a tax return for self-employed translators and interpreters on 12 April.
Interpreting during challenging times - AUT Research Study
07 Mar 2022
The main aim of study is to explore how interpreters coped with such significant challenges and what they did to maintain their resilience in challenging times and challenging situations.
‘Linguists at Lunch’ – a fantastic new online networking opportunity from NZSTI
10 Nov 2021
One of the few advantages of the pandemic has been the huge increase in online events, including for translators and interpreters. As a German-English translator, I’ve certainly attended my share of Zoom meetings, including ones organised by the NZSTI’s German counterpart, the BDÜ. Being able to join colleagues overseas virtually has been a real boon, but the downside is that they are often held at rather inconvenient times for us here in New Zealand – fancy a 5 a.m. start, anyone?
MultiLingual March/April 2021 is now online
20 Mar 2021
The go-to resource for language industry articles, news and insights.



NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshop - 3 and 20 June 2022

03 Jun 2022

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!


Warm Drafts: A writing workshop focusing on short forms to warm up and loosen your creative muscles

16 Jun 2022

A writing workshop with practical, on-the-spot exercises to limber up your creative side.


NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshop 25 June and 9 July 2022

25 Jun 2022

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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