Fact sheets

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

    Contribute to improving New Zealand's social cohesion and support and the development of established and emerging ethnic communities - check out the Ethnic Communities Development Fund.Image of people at a conference

  • How Language Line works

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

  • Our Languages - Tō Tātou Reo

    Image of globe with Languages on itNew Zealand has three official languages: English, Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language.  According to Census 2013, English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Hindi are the most widely spoken languages in New Zealand.

  • Why Use Professional Interpreting?

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

  • I need a translator

    To translate is to convey the meanings of written words into another written language.Photograph depicting a working translator

  • Joining Language Line

    Fast track your organisation's access to professional interpreting at Language Line.Photograph of hands shaking


     


     


  • Booking an interpreter

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    For long appointments or special situations, book a professional telephone interpreter here.

  • Interpreters

    Interpreter education, ethics, professional development and access to relevant literature.Photograph depicting an interpreter talking on the phone


     


     


  • Contact Language Line

    Language Line has an enthusiastic team ready to help with questions, resources and training.Language Line logo

  • Ethnicity Matters - a guide to working with ethnic communities

    Anjena and Chamain Singh from Waikato

    This is a guide intended to help public sector organisations work with and respond to the needs of ethnic communities.

    It provides simple, easy and practical advice for policy staff about how to incorporate ethnic perspectives into the work of government. 

     Ethnicity Matters (PDF 524kb)