NZSL Video Interpreting Service extending to weekends

Published: 08 April 2019

The service that allows people using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to phone others by using an interpreter will soon be available at weekends, the Government announced today.

The NZSL Video Interpreting Service provides an interpreter who translates to others on the phone or in person.

“The Video Interpreting Service is the most in-demand government-funded relay service and we know user groups are keen for it to be made more available,” Kris Faafoi says.

“It’s currently available 8am to 8pm on weekdays. From 1 July, this free service will also be available during the weekend and on public holidays. We hope that it will help improve people’s ability to connect with others and participate in their communities.”

View the full news release in English and New Zealand Sign Language on the Beehive website(external link).

Last updated: 08 April 2019