The Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand

We are a national professional association which represents and advances the profession by informing members and consumers, and promoting high standards of practice and integrity in the field.

Looking for an Interpreter?

Find professionals who are trained to facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people.

Information for Interpreters

Do you want to become a sign language interpreter?

We’ve got information to steer you in the right direction.

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)

29 days until WASLI Conference in Paris begins! We have 30 registrations available and once this is reached we are sold out. πŸ’«

Nigel Howard tells us why he loves coming to WASLI conferences. ... See more


Advert: Two full-time permanent NZSL interpreters, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Auckland.

There's a job advert at KDEC for 2 full-time permanent NZSL interpreters - Check out the link and apply!

Committee nominations 2019-20 term

Nominations for 2019-2020 committee positions are now open for election at the AGM on Sunday 7th July 2019. We will be electing a new secretary, treasurer, and between 4-6 committee members.

Secretary and Treasurer roles are ideally held for two consecutive one-year terms. General committee members can choose to stand for a period of either one or two terms.

AUT - Auckland University of Technology

#AUTUNI NZSL lecturer, Thora Huebner, shares with us her reasons for learning the language, differences between New Zealand and German sign languages, and challenges facing the community.

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Registration is now open for SLIANZ Conference 2019: Interpreter role-call: taking stock in a changing world. For details and registration form, head to

Contact form and emails

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Membership renewal

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We will be sending out invoices for membership renewal during March. The deadline for making payment is the 10th of April, to enable us to manage the administration and production…