Sandboarding in New Zealand

Sandboarding in the Bay of Islands

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Our student, Christoph, went to the Bay of Islands at the weekend with Kiwiana Tours and had a great time. They went sandboarding. “It was awesome. Wonderful. Unbelievable. I went as fast as I could. I wanted to hit the river. I’m a bit sore now but it was worth it.” he says. Watch Christoph’s video

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New Zealand is the Most Peaceful English-speaking Country

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New Zealand has been ranked as the most peaceful English-speaking country in the world. New Zealand came 4th in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index, after Iceland, Denmark and Austria. That makes New Zealand the safest destination for English learning. See the table below to find out how New Zealand compares with other English language study destinations. If

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Don’t miss the 5 best parks in Auckland

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When people hear about New Zealand, one of the first things that pops into their mind is the stunning places to visit. New Zealand has a strong focus on the environment. They ensure the natural essence of places is preserved to be enjoyed by everyone. One of the things that surprised me when I got to

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Swiss chocolate

A Visit to the Swiss Market in Auckland

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Once a year the Swiss community holds a Swiss Market in Auckland. This year our student Mok from Korea went along to experience the culture and food of his Swiss school friends. Find out what he thinks of Swiss food: Whenever we meet Swiss friends at Language international school, we often hear them say that “Swiss bread

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Jeremy holding his Phd

Our teacher Jeremy gets his PhD

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A huge congratulations to our teacher Jeremy, who graduated from the University of Auckland with a PhD in Philosophy last week! On graduation day all the graduands walk together from the university down to the town hall, where they receive their degree certificates at the graduation ceremony. The cars are stopped so that the graduands can

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Students learning English at Languages International

CELTA Course Starting Soon

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Starting on May 2nd, Languages International is running a four-week, intensive CELTA course at our Central Auckland school. There are still places available, but the course is filling fast. It’s not too late to get your application in. You can get more information and application forms from our website by clicking on CELTA. The Cambridge

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Unforgettable Maori Cultural Experience at Whakarewarewa

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Tewhakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao, what a beautiful name for an unusual village. The meaning of the name is “the gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao”. Three hundred years ago a warrior chief named Wahiao gathered an army to avenge the killing of his father. The Whakarewarewa Village, (the shortened version of its name) is a living

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