Panel party cancelled

Unfortunately, as you already know, our traditional translators party scheduled for Friday 7 March has been cancelled. We work within a public sector organisation and have to respect the decisions that come from above, however we are aiming to organise another gathering later this year, probably for the International Translation Day (30 September). We will keep you posted and let you know in due course!

Shieva is back to the nest (well, not before enjoying a nice long holiday)!

Map of IranYep, that’s right, Shieva’s secondment will finish on Friday 21 March and after that she will return to The Translation Service! As you probably know, Shieva was seconded last December to work on a project to redevelop the newzealand.govt.nz website. Please read Shieva’s article about her secondment and give us your feedback on the new website!

Nevertheless, we won’t be seeing Shieva for a while yet. In fact, she is leaving for a 4 month holiday to learn Farsi in Teheran and spend some time in Berlin, Shieva’s hometown. How exciting! We all look forward to knowing more about her experience over the next few issues.

In the meantime, Shieva’s desk is ready for her return in August.

Jessica and her adventure in Rarotonga

After spending 10 days on the tropical island of Rarotonga, Jessica has come back fully recharged. She definitely didn’t go there to improve her Cook Island Maori knowledge; however there is a good reason why Jessica chose Rarotonga as her holiday destination. Perhaps many of you don’t know that Jessica owns her own fashion design company, Jessica Bloom. One of her friends decided to get married in Rarotonga and Jessica designed her wedding gown! If you think a friend’s wedding is a good reason to escape to a tropical island – even only for few days – admiring the outcome of your work is an even better one! And of course, diving in the clear sea, enjoying the nice weather and eating Italian pizza (?) for dinner too!

Do you have any news that you would like to share with us? Contact us and we will publish it in the next issue!

Alfonso