We are pleased to announce that our conference for 2016 will be held early July at Orakei marae in Auckland. We will make sure that all details are sent out to you before the end of the year, because of this we will be having workshops early next year for PD but also to prepare us for our conference.


We would love to get your feedback about the workshops which will have a Maori culture and language focus aiming to give interpreters more confidence in Maori settings, and will also help prepare us for the conference next year at the marae. Your feedback will help to shape these workshops and will be hugely appreciated.

You can find the survey here:


Facilitated by Anna Dubbelt.
Presenters: Darlene Thornton (Australia), Dr David McKee (Wellington), Dr George Major (Auckland). 
Note-taker: Rachel Coppage.

Thirteen Deaf people attended and four hearing people attended (including the presenters).


Anna Dubbelt introduced the day with a brief mention of the purpose, ie: following on from the Connect Spring Workshop in December 2013 with Nicholas Padden-Duncan from the UK, to focus on exploring pathways to a qualification for Deaf Interpreting in NZ. She acknowledged the presenters and also the funders, namely: the NZSL Board; Waitakere Rotary; donations from interpreters and one Deaf person.

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SLIANZ Conference 3-5 July 2015: Novotel, Christchurch

For those who couldn't make it to our annual conference this year, or if you would like a comprehensive recap of the amazing workshops and presentations, here is a Conference report by Lynx and Jenn Gilbert 

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You can view the 2014 AGM minutes  here and download a Proxy form for voting (members only)

We hope to see you at the SLIANZ conference in Christchurch this weekend!!

Conflict and Communication

Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters

Wellington, 27-28 June 2015


A reminder that Registrations for the conference opened in April, so register now to join your friends and colleagues for a great weekend in Wellington!

With the appropriate theme of the conference it is a great opportunity to visit the World War I commemorative displays and locations in the capital city.

The EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applies until midnight (NZ time) on FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015

Standard fees will apply from  Saturday 30 May 2015.

Conference website

link to registration

click here for a taster

april 2015 newsletter 130x << The April edition of our SLIANZ newsletter is available here

Interpreters in an Evolving World

Registration is now open for SLIANZ CONFERENCE 2015 
Early Bird Registrations will close 29 May 2015 so be sure to get in early!!
Register here


More information can be found at SLIANZ CONFERENCE 2015

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