This page provides links to information for ethnic communities in languages other than English.

Multilingual Information Network

The Multilingual Information Network is a system of trusted partners (Information Facilitators) who work with the Office of Ethnic Communities to help share important government information to New Zealand's ethnic communities.

Videos about COVID-19 and Alert Levels

Our team has made videos in a variety of languages about issues relating to COVID-19. Please share these with your communities and people that might find them useful.

Ethnic Communities Development Fund unites against COVID-19 - last updated 28 May 2020

COVID-19 Foreign Nationals Support Programme - last updated 24 July 2020

COVID-19 Audio about Life at Level 2 - last updated 8 June 2020

COVID-19 Helplines and staying safe – last updated 5 May 2020

COVID-19 Information about staying safe – last updated 3 April 2020

Telephone interpreting services

Language Line closed permanently at 6pm on Monday 30 September 2019.
Ezispeak is the new provider for government telephone interpreting services. Ezispeak can be contacted at 0800 453 771 or link)

If you need an interpreter when calling a government agency or helpline: call the agency you want to talk to, ask for a telephone interpreter, say the language you want, and wait.


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