Picture of a wind vaneThis month has been an eventful one! Windy storms several weeks back followed by earthquakes that have shaken the capital causing some minor damage and closing our office for a day while the building here was checked. On the brighter side, we are lucky to be able to welcome our new front desk administrator, Jess, who is featured in this month’s Proust questionnaire below and Alfonso will be returning from Italy this coming week – this coming week is also Cook Island Maori Language Week so we’d like to say thank you to the Cook Island Maori translators who play such a great role in representing their culture and keeping the language flourishing. Further down in this update, our senior translator Bill will give us an account of the NZSTI conference in Tauranga and there is also some more information about selective translations as well as the next five of the ten golden rules for translation.

Best wishes for a safe and prosperous month ahead!

Quintin Ridgeway