WREMO partnered with New Zealand Red Cross to translate ‘Now is the Time: Your Earthquake Planning Guide’ into in 15 languages so that our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities around the Wellington Region can have equal access to this important preparedness information.
Each of the 15 languages had a volunteer translation team of three native speakers who worked together to translate the Guide. The teams then went through a community consultation process to check for comprehension with non-English speaking members of their communities. This is a world first, using citizen translators.
This project has been supported by a global crisis translation team, INTERACT, who have presented this case study at several conferences around the world. More on the volunteer experience is available on the New Zealand Red Cross Website
To print in booklet format:
1) Download the pdf file to your computer
2) Open file from saved location
3) Select print options and select booklet (Page Sizing & Handling)
4) Select Paper size to A3
5) Click Print
We are also working on a Te Reo version, however as this went through a different process we will be aiming to launch this version is during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), 10 – 16 September 2018.