Kim Renner

Kim is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of English New Zealand, including membership services, generic marketing and arranging offshore agent workshops. Having worked in the English language industry since 1993, Kim has experience in various roles within the language school environment including management of sales and marketing. 

  • Guide to Māori Culture and Customs

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    3 Oct 2018
    Māori culture carries a strong sense of family (whanau) and pride in history and iwi (tribe) links. Important myths and legends are passed down through generations by way of oral storytelling and observing cultural and special customs. Here we look at some key aspects of the culture and the customs that define Māoridom. Respecting Tikanga (Māori Customs) Tikanga are traditional Māori customary practices, behaviours and values. They are considered a guideline for day-to-day life and need to be observed during interaction...Read More >
  • English New Zealand - New Board Members Elected

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    11 Jul 2018
    After a two-year term, Beth Knowles and Terry Leotta have stepped down from the English New Zealand Board. Tim Mahren Brown was re-elected and we welcome Darren Conway and Andrew Fisher. View the full English New Zealand Board Read More >
  • Language Schools New Zealand Celebrates Milestone

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    9 May 2018
    Guy Hughes and the team at LSNZ have recently celebrated 20 years of offering English language courses to international students. Following an overseas experience teaching English and studying Japanese, Guy arrived in Queenstown and decided to make it his home. He immediately realised with all the wonderful activities and tourism opportunities that it really needed an English language school. From a rented space and a one-man operation in April 1993, to its location now on the top of O’Connells Shopping Centre,...Read More >
  • Māori Myths and Legends Part 1 - How Māui Slowed the Sun

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    1 May 2018
    As with the indigenous people of many countries, New Zealand’s Māori have a rich tradition of storytelling that’s been handed down through the generations. Amongst the cherished stories are myths and legends which give us an interesting and sometimes magical take on the origins of Aotearoa and the earth’s creation. This oral history is retold by elders on maraes (Māori meeting house) and in classrooms around the country. One such tale is that of Māui and how he tamed the sun…...Read More >
  • 2017 English New Zealand Conference

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    3 Apr 2018
    The inaugural English New Zealand Conference, in November 2017, was a great success. Particular thanks go to our many sponsors, including Education NZ, Cambridge English Assessment and Uni-Care. A range of knowledgeable and skilled speakers, including keynotes Jill Hadfield, Charlie Hadfield, Marnie Watson, Partick Au, Dr Gad Lim and Martin East gave presentations on a range of English language academic, business and pastoral care topics. Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) provided a wonderful venue so the various attendees from New Zealand...Read More >
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