New Zealand Activities
  • 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 >
  • Did you know...?! 6 Quirky Facts About New Zealand

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    13 Mar 2018
    There’s no doubt New Zealand is the jewel of the southern hemisphere with its stunning mountain ranges, delightful beaches and beautiful native bush. This much is no secret, but there are a lot of quirky and unique facts about NZ that aren’t so widely known. Here’s a small selection you can impress your friends with. By most standards, New Zealand is a small country. It measures 2,227km from Cape Reinga in the far north, to Bluff, our southernmost centre. You...Read More >
  • Swimming in New Zealand

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    2 Feb 2018
    A large part of New Zealand’s natural beauty is our ever-inviting beaches and waterways. We’re a nation that loves to swim in the great outdoors, be it in the sea, rivers or lakes, but beautiful swimming holes and beaches can also be deadly if not treated with the utmost respect. Read on to learn how to stay safe each time you take to the NZ waters. What are the dangers of swimming at New Zealand beaches? On Aotearoa’s beaches, the...Read More >
  • How to Drive Safely on New Zealand Roads

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    2 Nov 2017
    Beautiful New Zealand is often explored by road, our most common mode of transport. As a visitor, familiarizing yourself with our different road rules and conditions is important to keep you and others safe on the road. Here, we’ve compiled some essential facts and resources to help you drive safely in New Zealand. Keep left at all times The main difference between driving in New Zealand and much of the rest of the world is that we drive on the left...Read More >
  • A Beginner's Guide To Rugby In New Zealand

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    1 Sep 2017
    Rugby is New Zealand’s national game and an excellent way to have fun with friends while improving your English. The All Blacks, our world-beating national team, are the ultimate, but kicking a rugby ball around with friends is where it all starts. The game can look confusing to newcomers, so here’s a very basic beginner’s guide to help you tell a ‘try’ from a ‘conversion’ and the ‘fronts’ from the ‘backs’. What On Earth Are They Trying To Do? The...Read More >
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