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Hire The Best New Zealand English Voice Actors Online

Want to hire a professional Kiwi voice actor? Here's where you'll find the perfect one! Have a listen to voice samples below. Invite your chosen narrators to send you proposals and get them straight into your inbox! Then simply hi...

Hire The Best New Zealand English Voice Actors Online

Want to hire a professional Kiwi voice actor? Here's where you'll find the perfect one! Have a listen to voice samples below. Invite your chosen narrators to send you proposals and get them straight into your inbox! Then simply hire your favorite voice artist and fund the project. Your payment will be held securely. Release funds when you're happy with the job. Learn more →

Hire The Best New Zealand English Voice Actors Online

Want to hire a professional Kiwi voice actor? Here's where you'll find the perfect one! Ha...

Hire The Best New Zealand English Voice Actors Online

Want to hire a professional Kiwi voice actor? Here's where you'll find the perfect one! Have a listen to voice samples below. Invite your chosen narrators to send you proposals and get them straight into your inbox! Then simply hire your favorite voice artist and fund the project. Your payment will be held securely. Release funds when you're happy with the job. Learn more →

Marshall S.
English (New Zealand)
New Zealand
local time
(4)
Top Rated

Hi there! My name is Marshall and I’m a professional New Zealand voice actor. Full time professional voice ove...

Positive Light Professional
Starting at $100
Chloë E.
English (International)
English (Australian)
English (British)
English (New Zealand)
New Zealand
local time
(6)
Top Rated 24h Delivery

Hi there! My name is Chloë. I started out with vocal storytelling in 2014, when I trained professionally as a ...

Approachable Articulate Conversational
Starting at $100
Sara L.
English (Australian)
English (New Zealand)
United Kingdom
local time
(9)
Premium Top Rated 24h Delivery

I’ve got your Australasian needs covered! Aussie dad, Kiwi mum and eight years in London training and working ...

Conversational Friendly Quirky
Starting at $200
Andrew J.
English (New Zealand)
New Zealand
(2)
Top Rated 24h Delivery

I’m warm, conversational New Zealand voice actor. I have an upbeat, relatable Kiwi accent that lends itself t...

Conversational Kind Trustworthy
Sini M.
English (British)
English (New Zealand)
United Kingdom
(4)
Top Rated

Hi, I’m Sindi, a professional voiceover with 20+ years studio experience. I record in both my natural Kiwi/New...

Sassy Fun Salesy
Tameka V.
English (New Zealand)
New Zealand
local time
Premium

Hi there! I’m an New Zealand / Niuean currently based in Auckland, NZ (soon to be London, UK!). I’m a professi...

Warm Trustworthy Authoritative
Starting at $250
Naomi B.
English (New Zealand)
New Zealand
local time
Premium

Kia ora, I’m a New Zealand English voice actor. I have a warm and sophisticated voice that leans into corporat...

Conversational Trustworthy Warm
Starting at $150
Chanisha S.
English (American)
English (New Zealand)
United States
local time
Good Value

Hi there! I’m a professional English language voice actor. I grew up in New Zealand and now live in the US. I’...

Upbeat Friendly Conversational
Starting at $75
Esmée M.
English (International)
English (British)
English (New Zealand)
New Zealand

A compassionate, calming, and colourful voice. Hi there! I’m a half-Kiwi 🇳🇿 half-Brit 🇬🇧 based in Auckland, NZ...

Warm Friendly Conversational
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New Zealand English voice overs: what you need to know

New Zealand uses three languages: English, Maori, and Sign Language. Only Maori is designated a de jure official language. Over 96% of the population speaks English, compared to just under 4% for Maori. This is in addition to regional languages (such as Samoan and Tongan) and immigrant languages (such as Chinese and Hindi).

The population of New Zealand stands at 4.8 million people.

Language History

New Zealand was first settled by Polynesians, who established a distinctive Maori culture. The country was mapped by  James Cook in 1769, although this didn’t lead to an immediate influx of British settlers.

The 1840 Treaty of Waitangi brought New Zealand into the British Empire. But the Maori translation of the text used a weaker term for ‘sovereignty’ so that the Chiefs signing it were misled. It was only after the New Zealand Wars of 1843 that British settlement began in earnest. And the first discoveries of gold reserves took place.

New Zealand English is therefore one of the newer variants of the language. The first dictionary documenting New Zealand word usage was published in 1979.

Close Relations

New Zealand English is closest to Australian English, particularly when it comes to pronunciation. It also has influences from Ireland, Scotland, and Southern England, as well as Maori.

English is a member of the Germanic language family.

Did you know:

New Zealanders are affectionately known as ‘kiwis’. Kiwis are a native bird – and a Maori word that’s been adopted by English speakers.

Accents and Voice Over Tips

There are slight regional differences in accent. The South Island had a higher level of immigration from Scotland, which may have contributed to this. All accents are mutually intelligible.

Maori speakers often have accents that are distinct from English speakers. They may also use more Maori words in conversation.

Distinctive New Zealand patterns of pronunciation are a rising intonation at the end of sentences. This can make statements sound like questions. Merging vowels can make words like ‘pin’ and ‘pen’ sound like homophones.

Did you know:

New Zealanders invented the tranquilizer gun, seismic ‘base’ isolators (rubber and lead blocks which minimize earthquake damage), electric fences, the fastest motorbike in the world, freezer vacuum pumps, stamp vending machines, wide-toothed shearing combs, and the electronic petrol pump. Not to forget the bungee jump!

Words per minute

The average rate of speech for New Zealand English is 150 words per minute. Please use this as a rough guide when creating your script, but bear in mind that context, audience, and information density all play a role.

In practice, this means slowing it down for children. Giving people time to digest complex information. And considering how emotion would affect your character’s rate of speech.

 

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