Interpreters

  • Language Guidelines

    The Heritage and Community Language Celebration Guidelines (the guidelines) are a resource the Office of Ethnic Communities developed to support communities to celebrate and maintain their heritage languages.  The guidelines use plain language and give practical advice through the process of organising a language celebration.

  • 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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  • Joining Language Line

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  • Interpreters

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  • Contact Language Line

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  • Former Afghan Interpreters given New Zealand Citizenship

    The Council’s Kaumatua, Tame Pokaia, speaks at Kirikiriroa Marae during the Pōwhiri which preceded the Citizenship Ceremony

    On 22 June, 68 former Afghan interpreters and their families became New Zealand citizens at a very special ceremony at Kirikiriroa Marae, Hamilton.

    Over 200 people attended, including family, friends, Hamilton Mayor Andrew King, members of the New Zealand’s Defence and Police forces, local Iwi and city officials.

  • New Organisation Paving Way for Women Empowerment

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    A new women entrepreneur centre dedicated to developing ethnic women as successful business leaders is becoming a beacon of hope for many in Auckland.

  • 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: