Health Professionals

  • How Language Line works

    Find out how Language Line, the professional telephone interpreting service works for you.

  • Why Use Professional Interpreting?

    Ensure your business is conducted appropriately. Find out about the growth of a global phenomenon, interpreting.

  • I need a translator

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  • Contact Language Line

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  • Access to services following the Christchurch terror attack – key contacts

    The following organisations can provide you with support.

  • We need to understand each other this Race Relations Day

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    The theme of this year’s Race Relations Day – ‘O tātou iwi, ō tātou ahurea, ō tātou reo – Our people, our cultures, our languages’ – is poignant and appropriate, says Anita Balakrishnan, Director, Office of Ethnic Communities.

  • Director's Update - 20 March 2019

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    Salaam alaykum. Tēnā koe.

    I have been spending time in Christchurch, meeting the brave and grieving people affected by the terrible events of last Friday. I’ve also connected with the Christchurch City Council and key central government agencies. What is noticeable is the effort and willingness among communities and government to develop coordinated responses in the short and long term for Christchurch’s communities. And the consensus that this must be led by communities for it to succeed.

  • Director's Update - 16 March 2019

    Our thoughts remain with those of you who are affected following yesterday's attack on the Muslim community.

  • Diversity is a real strength for New Zealand

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    The media has recently reported on comments by an Imam in Auckland.  These comments have drawn expressions of concern from the Human Rights Commissioner and the Minister for Ethnic Communities.  You can see their statements here:

  • Interpreter?

    Language Line

    Do you know someone that needs an interpreter?

    Language Line can provide interpreters over the phone in 44 Languages.

    To get an interpreter, any member of the public can call or visit an organisation that has access to this service, just state the language needed.

    Language Line is available from Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm.