International Students’ Common Housing Issues

Concerns over language have led some students struggling to find accommodation in the New Zealand city of Wellington. Students who apply for accommodation often find that they are being asked if English is their first language, experiencing difficulties if it is not. The situation means that there are some students who are having trouble getting accommodation before the academic year starts. Student unions are calling for the tenancy...

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Getting Into The NZ Swing Of All Language Related Things

Sign language is the US is somewhat different from that in NZ. This is something Rosemary Willingham learned on her return to NZ after years of living in the US. Language Of A Nation In order to get reacquainted and reconnect with her roots, Rosemary decided to learn the official languages of NZ. Taranaki Adult Literacy Centre is who she approached to find out all the information she required. In 2017 she enrolled for the last term of...

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Would You Place A Bet You Don’t Understand?

The online casino world is vast. There are so many new sites rearing their heads on a daily basis. In order to capitalize on an enormous market, and claim a piece of the clientele pie, casinos have to change and develop. English Is Not For Everyone While English may be the most widely used language in the world, there are many that don’t have a vast understanding of the language. Yes, they understand the basics, however, when it comes...

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The Best Online Teen Magazines Every Young New Zealander Needs To Read

Growing up as a young girl in the digital age can seem just a tad bit overwhelming, especially with social media and its many side thorns constantly harassing you at all angles. The comparison game seems to be on amongst young girls, especially young teen girls. Magazines seem to be pushing their own agendas and selling only one type of standard, or way of living. It is either you fit into the mould, or you don’t. What if you are...

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Five Business Idioms to Help You Flex in Business Meetings

Everyone wants to feel like they could step into a meeting and be able to hold their own on their English-speaking skills alone. Although some carry a rather robust and extensive vocabulary, enough to carry them through long days of business meetings and conversation. However, sometimes one may be looking to impress their new boss or stand out in a discussion or negotiation. In order to achieve this and grab the attention of those...

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Moving to New Zealand? Kiwi Dialect You Ought to Know

When it comes to the English language the most popular and most recognised English dialects are those from America and the United Kingdom. However, there are actually about 58 other countries that use English as their official language, each having their own unique dialects. One of those countries is the beautiful country of New Zealand located pretty much on the edge of the Earth. The kiwis do not only speak English but they also...

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