Guides

  • 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.

  • Previous funding rounds

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    Previous funding rounds success applicants by funding round.

  • 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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  • 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

  • The role of the Office of Ethnic Affairs in the workplace

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    By 2021 a quarter of the New Zealand workforce is expected to have been born overseas.

    This ethnic diversity offers huge opportunities to our economy, offering a rich resource of experience, skills and overseas connections which can add to New Zealand’s wealth

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is working to unlock this potential to help build economic growth. We provide practical advice and support to ethnic people in the business sector and work with other government agencies to provide equal access to government services.