Party Time in Auckland – Rugby World Cup 2011 Opening Night

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This Friday, you can attend a HUGE, free event on Auckland’s waterfront.  The event is to celebrate the opening of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The 10-hour programme includes concerts by Kiwi music icons, the biggest fireworks and light ever show to be held in New Zealand, 20 waka (Maori canoes) and a mass haka

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L.I.nk Love – new articles about NZ from around the web

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This week CNN’s Destination Adventure series looks at New Zealand. They have some stunning photos. If you are not already in NZ, they’ll make you wish you were. If you’re here now, they’ll make you want to see as much of the country as you can. They also give some advice on several places to

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What to do in New Zealand

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View LandLopers Trip in a larger map Lonely-Planet-featured travel blogger, Matt Long has written quite a lot recently on his blog, LandlLopers, about his travels in New Zealand. While he was here he visited Waitomo, Rotorua, Christchurch, Wanaka and the West Coast, including Lake Matheson and Franz Josef Glacier. If you want to hear what

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Know Auckland like a local: the Insiders’ Guide

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Aerial view of Languages International’s Auckland school in the heart of downtown Auckland Want to know the best places to eat, shop, visit and enjoy near Languages International Auckland? In the Insiders’ Guide, well-known Aucklanders share their local knowledge with you. You’ll learn insider tips about different areas in the CBD: The Waterfront, Britomart, Queen

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Rare Kaka photographed in Albert Park

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This beautiful bird is a Kaka. It is native to New Zealand. The Kaka is is very rare, so we were surprised to find this one living in Central Auckland. It seems to have made its home just outside Languages International in Albert Park. One of our teachers, Tom, saw the bird last year and

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Rare Kaka photographed in Albert Park

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This beautiful bird is a Kaka. It is native to New Zealand. The Kaka is is very rare, so we were surprised to find this one living in Central Auckland. It seems to have made its home just outside Languages International in Albert Park. One of our teachers, Tom, saw the bird last year and

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How brave are you?

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Every winter mad Aucklanders go for an ice cold swim at Mission Bay. The Winter Splash event is organised by the Auckland City Council, and plenty of brave souls participate. This year the Splash takes place on 21 August between 10am and 1pm. It should be lots of fun. There will be roaming street performers

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New Zealand ranked 2nd most peaceful country in world

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New Zealand has been ranked the 2nd most peaceful country in the world. According to the 2011 Global Peace Index (GPI), the only country more peaceful than New Zealand is Iceland. The GPI ranks countries by their ‘absence of violence.’ It takes many factors into account including levels of violent crime, potential for terrorism, political

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New Videos of Languages International

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Take a look at our 2 new school videos. What do you think? Please let us know in the video comments on YouTube! The more views, likes and comments we get, the better the videos will do on Youtube, and the more students will discover Languages International. Please take 30 seconds to share your thoughts

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