Translating Aotearoa is on the way!

Many of you may already know that we are launching a blog to interact with our freelancers and also to reach a wider audience. The big news is that the project has been approved by DIA and we are aiming to launch the blog by the end of this month! This is a great opportunity for all our freelancers to stay in touch with us; in fact you will be able to comment on the articles and receive a response from us or even from other freelancers!

The name that we have chosen for our blog is Translating Aotearoa. We hope that you like it!

Amy away

Our Chinese translator Amy Zeng will be on annual leave from Monday 14 April. Amy will be back on Monday 5 May.

Stefan in Auckland from 14 to 17 April – Friendly reminder

Just to remind you that our External Relationship Advisor Stefan Grand-Meyer will be in Auckland for a training course from Monday 14 April to Thursday 17 April. Stefan would love to meet you so if you are based in Auckland or you if happen to be there on those dates, do not hesitate to contact him on Stefan.Grand-Meyer@dia.govt.nz.

Easter break and ANZAC day

The Translation Service will be closed from Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April inclusive for Easter. We will be also closed on Friday 25 April for ANZAC day.

Last 3 months for Alfonso at The Translation Service

And finally news regarding myself, for a change. I have in fact decided to resign from my position at The Translation Service and to head back to Europe at the beginning of August, after roughly 1 year in this position and 4 and half years spent in New Zealand. It has been a difficult decision to make and I know from now that I will miss New Zealand and my job. However, life goes on and I am actually excited about getting closer to home. My last day at The Translation service will be Friday 25 July.

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