• Pia, from Germany, talks about her first week in New Zealand

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    23 Sep 2016
    Hello my name is Pia, I am 19 years old and I am from Germany. In the next few weeks I will travel around New Zealand. I have been thinking about a gap year for a long time but I didn’t know where to go. After a while I chose New Zealand but if you want to know “why”, I have absolutely no idea. Do you know the saying “In New Zealand there are more sheep than people”? Well, that’s what...Read More >
  • 10 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland - For FREE!!

    1 Sep 2016
    If you’re studying English in Auckland, don’t let the cost of attractions stop you from getting out and experiencing all the awesome things the city has to offer. There are plenty of activities and events that you can enjoy without spending anything at all. Below we’ve listed 10 free activities in Auckland. Each of these will show you a different aspect of the city and give you plenty of opportunities to practise English! #1. Climb to the top of Mount Eden...Read More >
  • English New Zealand Professional Development - IELTS

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    22 Jul 2016
    English New Zealand offers a range of Professional Development opportunities both for member and non-member schools in partnership with Cambridge English and IELTS. An IELTS presentation by Clare McDowell will be held in Auckland on Thursday 4th of August. This workshop will focus on strategies for teaching IELTS listening and reading. Download further information and register at admin@englishnewzealand.co.nz by Friday 29th of July 2016. Read More >
  • Traditional Kiwi Food & Drink You Must Try

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    8 Jul 2016
    Although New Zealand is a small country, it is big on culture. New Zealand offers a range of outdoor activities, beautiful scenery and unique history. However, for New Zealanders or ‘kiwis’, food plays a key role in traditions and how we interact in everyday life.Read More >
  • Speak the language - a short guide to Māori words and meaning

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    24 May 2016
    Like many countries around the world, New Zealand has an indigenous people that called this country home far before European settlers arrived here. Māori are a proud and spiritual people, whose culture holds many great myths, legends and beliefs. Of those beliefs is a strong bond to the land and a community spirit that lives on today. Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) is rich and almost musical, especially during passionate speeches of welcome or thanks. In this blog, we’ll share...Read More >
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