Picture of the Archives New Zealand buildingSummer has given us some fine days here in the capital and welcomed us to our new office at Archives New Zealand. This has brought us closer to the rich textual tapestry of Internal Affairs – Archives New Zealand, the National Library and Government Information Services – the people who guard the books, publications, records, websites and other threads weaving through life in New Zealand. Please come and visit us any time you are in Wellington – we would love to meet you in person and show you around!

This month, we will hear from our dedicated and talented Chinese translator Jing through her Proust questionnaire. We will also hear from Bill who has lived the history of translation in New Zealand and kept abreast of innovations and changes in translation practice and technology over the past 30 years.

A last point to note is that we will be holding our annual translator gathering in Wellington at the beginning of March so pencil in Friday 7 March for this. More details will follow shortly once we have confirmed a venue. It would be great to see you all there!

Happy translating!

Q.R.