Auckland – the perfect mix of city, nature, and good people

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Auckland is definitely one of the best cities that I’ve ever been to and I’m enjoying every minute of it! For me is the perfect mix of urban city, nature, and good people. Auckland is a beautiful city in the North Island of New Zealand. It’s the most populated urban area in this country, and

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3 Reasons You Should Go to Great Barrier Island

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I went to Great Barrier Island last weekend. I really recommend going there for three reasons. First of all, it takes four hours from Auckland by ferry.  If you choose to go by plane, it takes just 30 minutes to get there. While you are on the ferry, you can see many dolphins. They are

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Auckland Zoo

See a Kiwi at the Auckland Zoo

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I went to the Auckland Zoo to see a Kiwi after class last week.  It took about 30 minutes to get there from town by bus. I looked for the Kiwi’s enclosure and ran there as soon as I arrived at the gate of the Zoo. Closing time was five thirty PM. That’s why I didn’t have

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Fresh Thai Condiments at a Roadside Café in Bangkok

How to Cook Thai Food at Home in Auckland

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If you are a person who likes eating spicy food, this article will show you how to cook basic modern Thai food from six main ingredients, together with cooking some rice in a pot. Supermarkets for buying ingredients Usually, most Asian people buy food and sauces at an Asian supermarket. There are two Asian supermarkets

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Victor Francey Taekwondo Champion

Swiss Student Wins New Zealand National Taekwondo Championship

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English and Taekwondo in New Zealand make a great combination. Just ask our champion, Victor Francey! When you study English in New Zealand, there are lots of things you can do outside class to enjoy your hobbies, interests and passions.  For example, our students have joined rugby clubs and orchestras. They’ve volunteered to help the

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New Work Rights on Student Visas in New Zealand

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Work in New Zealand while you study. New Zealand’s Minister of Immigration has just announced changes that will give work rights to more of Languages International’s students. From December 2013 students granted a Student Visa for a course starting in 2014 will be able to work for up to 20 hours per week if: they are studying in a

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Muriwai Panorama

Don’t Miss the Wild Black Sand Beach at Muriwai

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Last weekend I was traveling with two of my friends Alexandra and Svetlana. We took a winery tour with Kiwiana Tours. After the wine tasting we went to see the black sand beach at Muriwai, on the west coast of the Auckland region. When we had arrived, the door of the bus opened and I

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Best English school 2013 Southern Hemisphere shortlisting

Languages International shortlisted for a Star Award

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We’re proud to announce that once again, we have been shortlisted for the Study Travel Magazine Star Award for the top English language school in the Southern Hemisphere. Languages International is one of 6 schools from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa to be nominated this year. Thank you to all our partners for their

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Sunrise at Mount Maunganui

Sunrise on Mount Maunganui

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I arrived in Mount Maunganui on Saturday night. The first thing that I did was look for a hostel to spend the night, and I found a hostel at a great price, and with free Wi-Fi. Mount Maunganui is a town in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, located on a peninsula to the north

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