From market to table

Breakfast, lunch and dinner – three very important times of the day, especially for ELTO students far from home. In Wellington it is possible to find familiar foods. Passaya M.Pholsena from Laos...
Detective Bolor-Erdene Erdene-Orchir from Mongolia on the beat.

Learning from NZ policing practice

Detective Bolor-Erdene Erdene-Orchir was the only person from Mongolia on Intake 31, and also the only policeman. As part of the ELTO work experience programme he got an inside look at the New Zealand...
Ninh, Bounthavy and Viphavanh help spread the “GROW Wellington”  word.

GROW Wellington nurtures successful businesses

Workplace experience is a part of the ELTO program in order to help students learn about the working environment in New Zealand as well as exchanging experiences between countries. On Wednesday 10...
New Zealand: a trading nation

New Zealand: a trading nation

Trade policy is the theme for intake 31 of the ELTO programme, so the visit to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) was particularly significant.
Fireworks over Wellington Harbour, by Le Duc Anh

Spectacular fireworks over Wellington

By Le Duc Anh In Wellington, the fireworks show organized on Friday 5 November was seemingly one of the biggest events here that attracted an enormous number of people. In fact, it was the second...
Mr Hiep from Vietnam meets a Halloween character

Big Halloween in Civic Square

By Korm Saroeun On Sunday 31 October, my friends and I visited The Big Halloween in Civic Square, Wellington. This is the first time that had I joined such a very surprising occasion. Previously I...
Mr Komira, Mr Tong Deun, and Mr Du at the Reserve bank.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand visit

The ELTO visit to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) was an important workplace visit for three people in Intake 31 who work in finance in their countries: Mr Thong Deun Khamany from the Laotian...
Bounnavanh and San and their conversation buddy enjoy open day at Zealandia.

A lovely Saturday at Zealandia Visitor Centre

By Bounnavanh Khongmixay On Saturday 16th October, my conversation partner, San and I went to Zealandia Visitor Centre. Zealandia is a world-first urban sanctuary, with a vision to restore this...
Tik and San have no worries in the rain.

Never mind the weather

By Viphanvanh Chounlamany Many people told me that the weather in Wellington City is always changing and there are four seasons in a day.  For example in the morning you will see very beautiful...
San finds a slice of heaven at at  Te Papa.

Slice of Heaven at Te Papa

By San Nyunt Aung Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa an exhibition on at Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand. It is about the stories, people and events which had an impact on New...