Multicultural Marlborough’s interpreting seminar

Photograph of Diana Clark

Interpreting can be a lonely profession, so the opportunity to attend a professional development get together was welcome by a number of interpreters from around New Zealand.

Led by the Office of Ethnic Affairs’ Language Line Manager Diana Clark the meeting included a round table discussion looking at interpreting, privacy, confidentiality and ethics of professional interpreting.

Experts from around New Zealand also contributed ideas and discussion via video which triggered a wide range of questions and stories from attendees who included both experienced and beginning interpreters. Check out what the experts had to say.

The meeting, held in Blenheim, was initiated by local ethnic community organisers. Blenheim has seen a rapid growth of migrants including travellers and people coming in for seasonal work.