New Zealand Activities
  • Must Do Summer and Winter Activities in Dunedin and Queenstown

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    5 Feb 2019
    If you are coming to study English in New Zealand and choose to live in either Dunedin or Queenstown, then you’ll experience very distinct seasons throughout the year. We thought we’d share what we consider must-do activities for each season in each location.Read More >
  • Our Top 6 New Zealand Summer Destinations

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    1 Dec 2018
    Summertime in New Zealand has a very distinct feeling. Often referred to as the ‘kiwi summer vibe’ it is usually the time directly after the Christmas rush when the weather begins to settle in to predictable blue-sky days and many New Zealanders take their summer holidays and travel away from home to stay as close to the water as they possibly can — be it a beach, lake or river. If you are fortunate enough to experience a Kiwi Christmas —...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 >
  • 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 >
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