See you soon Shieva!

Our Project Manager, Shieva Norusian, has been seconded to the Digital Engagement team within DIA until March 2014. After that, she will be on annual leave until August 2014, so don’t freak out if you don’t hear from her for a while – she’ll be back!

African adventure for Lisa

Lisa Spence will be away from 20 December until 22 January for her well deserved honeymoon! (Did you know that she got married in October?) She will be going to Kenya and Tanzania for an exciting African adventure with her husband Aaron. We’ll look forward to seeing the pictures!

25 years of excellence for Bill 

Our in-house translator, Bill Ashwell, has been recognised by the DIA Chief Executive, Colin MacDonald, for his long service at The Translation Service. Bill first worked for TTS from 1978 until 1985; he then returned in 1988 and has remained with us ever since. With his 40 years experience, Bill is a pioneer of the translation industry in New Zealand and we feel honoured and lucky to have him on board. We held a special morning tea for him on 29 November to celebrate this important event, which was attended by many of his current and previous colleagues.

We all feel safer with Stefan!

But Bill is the not the only one who has received an award this month! Stefan Grand has won the Health and Safety Champion award for his commitment, enthusiasm and involvement in being our H&S representative. Well done!

Bienvenue Adeline

Adeline Langlet joined our team at the beginning of November as a casual receptionist. She works every Tuesday afternoon and whenever Jessica is unavailable.

Adeline comes from France, more specifically from a small village in the lovely region of Brittany and she moved to New Zealand earlier this year with her husband. Another international addition to the TTS team!

Please remember that The Translation Service will be closed from 12:00 pm on Tuesday 24 December and will reopen on Friday 3 January.