May 2022

Kia ora koutou katoa!
Welcome back to the TechCommWire. President Katie Haggath starts us off with a bang (or a boom). We encourage you to enter the Plain Language Awards and keep an eye out for our upcoming webinars. Let's Tech Communicate brings us a variety of helpful and practical communications tools, and we tell you a bit about some of the opportunities we can offer you if you'd like to get more involved with TechCommNZ.

From the President

Katie is thrilled to spotlight some cool news this month – our industry is predicting a boom, the Plain Language Bill is in its second reading, and we're locally famous at Weber University (or at least received an honourable mention). And congratulations to Luke Pivac for publishing his first book!


Technical communication calendar

Make sure you've signed up for webinar notifications. Enter the Plain Language Awards! Explore great resources from New Zealand Sign Language Week and Global Accessibility Awareness Day.


Let's tech communicate

Are you on the lookout for some speech-to-text or subtitling software? Maybe you're interested in a font that's perfect for dyslexic readers, or maybe you need an easy, reliable way to translate your content into te reo Māori. Does your workplace mindset need some nourishing? We've got you covered with some great options in this edition of Let's Tech Communicate.


Your 2022 TechCommNZ board

Get to know your 2022 board.


Calling board members, branch co-ordinators, mentors and featured technical communicators

If you're looking for ways to share knowledge or grow your leadership skills, TechCommNZ has plenty of opportunities for you.


Plain Language Bill update

Thank you for helping us support the bill. There were a lot of submissions, all available now online. Let's keep our fingers crossed!