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Quick link: FAQ page for NAATI certification (interpreters)


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. 


Save the date: 30-31 July 2022 – NZSTI Conference 2022 is coming your way!
17 Nov 2021
Watch this space for more details and our call for proposals.
Update about Ezispeak
15 Nov 2021
Following MBIE’s public statement about Intellicomms Pty Ltd going into liquidation, NZSTI has sought clarification about the situation.
‘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?
List of NZTA-approved translators
29 Oct 2021
NZTA/Waka Kotahi has recently announced it will be postponing the application process to become an NZTA-approved translator (for driver licence translations) until late next year.
FIT Strategic Plan
13 Oct 2021
This Strategic Plan outlines how FIT will fulfil both its mission to be the global voice of its member associations and its vision of a united, sustainable, recognised profession to fulfil the expanding global need for translation.



AUSIT 2021 National Conference

19 Nov 2021

148 The Esplanade Scarborough Perth

With the theme of “Another Word, Another World”, it will be a hybrid event, with speakers and attendees able to participate in-person or virtually.


NAATI endorsed interpreter training options

09 Dec 2021

To help interpreters plan for the NAATI requirement, five educational providers will give short presentations about the courses they offer for interpreters, followed by Q & A. This event is organised by NZSTI but is open to all New Zealand interpreters.


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