Face to face interpreting service
MBIE is establishing a new national model for agencies to access face to face interpreting services more effectively and efficiently across New Zealand.
The new model will be underpinned by a panel of up to 13 professional language service providers streamed by geographical location, language (community languages, te reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language) and where appropriate speciality (health interpreting, legal interpreting or no speciality). These providers have access to hundreds of interpreters, and will support approximately 200 languages. Agencies' participation is voluntary as is the case for telephone and video interpreting.