I have always loved the irony in the name interpreter. For a group of people that strive to communicate clearly, we are called something that is pretty hard to define, and often confused. Surely, we have all had that conversation… “oh, you are an interpreter, what languages do you speak?” If not, I’m sure you […]
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Last time I came to Cambodia I made the mistake of leaving my hair long. As soon as I stepped off the plane, into the wall of heat and humidity, my hair sized up into what I will call an afro (others, less polite people, might say a bird’s nest). This time, being a quick […]
Often the most amazing ideas come from the most unexpected places. I find visiting zoos, botanic gardens, museums and other heritage sites is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. However, every now and then I like to explore other sites, ones you wouldn’t normally think about as being interpretively rich. For me, it’s like […]
That’s right everyone, I am going to do a Christmas post. Brace yourself for it and all you Grinches, that right now are saying in your head ‘bah humbug’, just try to enjoy it the best you can. There are a lot of Christmas stories out there. I can’t think of another time of year […]
I am a mountain biker. Ok, lets keep it relevant… I am a mountain biker and an interpreter. I started mountain biking in 2001, and it was love at first ride. I used to spend every spare daylight hour I had out on the trails around Wellington with my mates. I used to read all […]
We are all in for a treat this month. I would like to introduce guest blogger Amy Hughes, INNZ member and Group Manager of Visitor Engagement at Wellington Zoo. I think it is only appropriate this blog is called ‘Legend’, because that is what Amy is around the Zoo (Haha! Ok, I am just greasing up to the […]
I attended the INNZ Spring Workshop in Timaru to be inspired. To see things from other points of view, to network with like minded individuals, working in fields unlike mine. While working within the zoo industry is great, stepping out of that context and looking to bring in ideas from other types of organisations is […]