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LI Students Travel to Mount Maunganui

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It is always wonderful to see students making friends with students from other countries. It is such a great opportunity for them to practise their English together and to learn about each other’s cultures. These photos are from a trip that a group of friends from 6 different countries took together recently. One of the

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New Zealand adventures

3 out of 6 Adventures on World Must-do List are in New Zealand

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In an article published today on New Zealand news website Stuff.co.nz, Michael Gebicki, an Australian travel writer, named his six must-do world adventures. Three of the six are in New Zealand. Two are in Auckland and one of them is just a five-hour drive from Auckland, making it a great overnight trip for Languages International

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Hobbiton New Zealand

My Experience in New Zealand: Hobbiton

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While on my stay in New Zealand, it was crucial for me to visit Hobbiton. There I saw the astonishing landscape which was used in the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies. It was fascinating to learn the tricks, which were used to let the actors appear smaller or bigger. While walking through the movie set

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Must-see Videos of Extreme Sports in New Zealand

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New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world. Film-maker Devin Super Tramp spent two adrenaline-filled weeks here doing 14 different extreme sports. You can see the amazing things he did in the videos below. Languages International‘s partner Kiwiana Tours takes our students on weekend trips where they can try lots of these activities and others.

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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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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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A day in Middle-Earth

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Have you ever tasted the delicious raspberries and chocolate muffins they serve at The Green Dragon at the Hobbiton Movie Set? If you haven’t, then you should! They’re the best ones I’ve ever had! It was eight o’clock on a Saturday morning when we left Auckland heading to Hobbiton. It was good weather, despite the

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An amazing trip with dolphins

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You can see dolphins up close in the Coromandel. This is the next in our series of posts which our students have written about their experiences in New Zealand. The most awe-inspiring experience I have ever had in New Zealand is a boat trip to see dolphins. Even though it was winter, the weather was

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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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