Monyroth and ELTO conversation buddy ready to see glow worms in the dark

Glow Worms in Otari Gardens

By Chendamonyroth Phauk On Friday, 15 October 2010, I went on a trip to visit glow worms at night in the Otari Gardens in Wilton, Wellington with other ELTOs and our conversation buddies. We took a...
Safely on dry land

Winery visit, dinner and BBQ all memorable occasions

The sixth week in Napier was wonderful for Long Haykampoul from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cambodia and his ELTO colleagues. They had many interesting workplace visits and a long-awaited...
Off-road adventurer Nam pauses for a cuppa

My day of going off-road in Hawke’s Bay

By Nguyen Dang Nam Last weekend, I was invited to take part in an off-road adventure in Hawke’s Bay with a group of New Zealanders. It was my first time so I was a little bit scared and I didn’t...
Intake 30 and 31 get together in Vientiane

Lao government officials prepare for NZ

Within days of landing back in their home country Lao PDR Intake 30 ELTOs were at a social gathering to meet Intake 31. Held at Vientiane College on 29 June 2010 and orgainsed by Catherine Wood who is...
Wellington city from Matiu/Somes Island.

Matiu/Somes, an island refuge in Wellington Harbour

Just 20 minutes from the shores of New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, is an island – Matiu/Somes. One sunny Sunday in May ELTO Intake 30 went there with their conversation partners on the Dominion...
ELTO Intake 30 members visit the Ministry of Culture and Heritage

ANZAC day in New Zealand

On ANZAC Day, 25 April 2010, Kokaneath Chhim from Cambodia joined the public at a memorial service in Wellington. She writes about this special day. We went to the National War Memorial at 10.30 in...
The fabulous melodies of Myanmar were especially enjoyed at the new year party.

A very happy new year party

By Bui Thi Minh Nguyet   The most memorable experience that we had in our fifth week in Wellington was an impressive ceremony to welcome Laos’, Cambodia’s and Myanmar’s New Year at the St...
ELTOs learn the culture of the Maori people

Natural resources bring economic benefit and enjoyment

On the ELTO Intake 30 visit to Taihape, Taupo and Rotorua, Amaraa Amarjargal from Mongolia reflects on how New Zealand uses its natural resources and what her country can learn from that.
Thrill-seekers enjoy the jet boat ride.

Dream theatre

A four day trip from Hawkes Bay to Taupo and back left unforgettable dreamlike memories in Ye Min Myat’s mind. He describes the experience. On 18 February, 2010, ELTO Intake 30 left the...
Deryn, Uyen and Minh Phuong show off traditional Vietnamese dress

Vietnam’s stall attracts interest at night market

After less than a week back in Wellington the Vietnamese Intake 30 ELTOs were busy behind a stall at Wellington’s Asian night market. Bui Thi Minh Nguyet, was there. Vietnam’s stall attracted...