Waitemata Auckland Translation and Interpreting Service (WATIS) is a division of Waitemata DHB Asian Health Support Service.
WATIS provides interpreting and translation services 24 hours a day, seven days a week for many languages, including sign language.
It may take longer to arrange an interpreter if there is a gender preference or it is for an uncommon language for the geographical area.
The languages available for interpreting/translation are:
Algerian, Arabic, Armenian, Bangla (Bengali), Belorussian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese (including Cantonese, Chiu Chow, Foochow, Hakka, Hokkien, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Teochew), Cook Island Maori (Rarotongan), Croatian, Czech, Dari (Afghani), Dutch, Ethiopian (Amharic), Farsi (Iranian, Persian), Fijian Hindi, Filipino, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Iraqine, Italian, Japanese, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Kuwaiti, Lao, Lebanese, Macedonian, Malay, Maori, Niuean, Pampango, Polish, Portugese, Punjabi, Pushtu, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Sign Language, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Sri Lankan, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tokelau, Tongan, Turkish, Tuvaluan, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yugoslavian.
(09) 839 0000
Freephone 0800 80 93 42 - Waitemata DHB residential areas only
Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 839 0000
Private Bag 93115