It’s clearly the beginning of a fresh new year here in Wellington – the sun is out, the streets quiet, the cafés closed and the gyms full.  It seems that it’s now time to launch into the goals that we set ourselves for the new year.

The Translation Service is starting the year with our move from Lambton Quay to the Archives building on Mulgrave Street on 21 January. The new location offers us a much better front desk area for greeting the public and it brings us closer to other parts of Internal Affairs. Please drop by and visit us in our new office whenever you are down this end of Wellington.

This month’s newsletter features Kamolwan, one of our longest-serving Thai translators, as well as a range of links, articles and information. We’d also like to briefly review the role of a reviser since this is a crucial step in ensuring the quality of translations and it is a role that is often misunderstood.

Finally, I’d like to warmly congratulate our editor Stefan on his upcoming wedding to Eddy on 31 January! We all wish you both the very best for your future together and a truly exciting and remarkable wedding in the great outdoors – the Rangipo Desert!