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Language professionals connecting Aotearoa New Zealand and the world

2024 NZSTI Conference - registrations now open

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

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.

 
Interpreters

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.

NZSTI Conference

NZSTI holds an annual 2-day conference at various centres around the country, attracting T&I professionals, industry stakeholders, academics and government agencies. Visit the conference website for full details.

 

MBIE support for interpreters

NZSTI has been working closely with MBIE to support interpreters in achieving the NAATI certification required to work with government agencies after 1 July 2024. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions here

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

Presentations by super-star Chris Durban
10 Jun 2024
The Auckland branch was very fortunate at our May meeting to have superstar French–English translator Chris Durban present in person on ‘Expanding your client base: Identifying, courting and winning the business you want’.
New Student Membership Category
05 Mar 2024
NZSTI is pleased to introduce its new membership category for students. This category is tailored to students who are currently studying at tertiary institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand and who are intending to join the translation and interpreting industry.
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.
Brushing up your grammar
06 Sep 2023
Hannah Burdekin shares a tip on how to brush up on your grammar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Event

NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshops - 2 half-day sessions

25 Jun 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! Zoom link emailed to registered participants prior to the workshop. Check your spam folder or email us (weekdays only) for assistance.

Event

NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshops - 2 half-day sessions

11 Jul 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! Zoom link emailed to registered participants prior to the workshop. Check your spam folder or email us (weekdays only) for assistance.

Event

NAATI CPI Test Preparation Workshops - 2 half-day sessions

20 Jul 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! Zoom link emailed to registered participants prior to the workshop. Check your spam folder or email us (weekdays only) for assistance.

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