• 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 >
  • Getting Used to the Culture of New Zealand

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    16 Mar 2016
    New Zealand is a mix of cultures and ethnicities so you might find the way we act, socialise and do business is a quite different to what you are used to in your own country. Your New Zealand study experience is a great opportunity to learn and immerse yourself in a new culture so don’t forget to keep an open mind!Read More >
  • Festival Safety this Summer

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    21 Jan 2016
    There are many wonderful events happening no matter where you are, and it's easy (and cheap) to travel to the festival you want to attend. Big ones this summer and beyond include Rhythm and Vines, Rhythm and Alps, Laneway, WOMAD, buskers festivals, and more.Read More >
  • Merry Christmas!

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    24 Dec 2015
    The English New Zealand office will be closed from 24 December 2015 and will reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2016. We wish you a happy festive season and the very best for 2016. Read More >
  • Welcome Magdala and Stefanía

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    22 Dec 2015
    English New Zealand would like to welcome two more participants in the Great Study Bloggers Tour of New Zealand initiative – Colombian students Stefanía Ramírez Gutíerrez and Magdala Mora Fuentes.Read More >
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