Working together is the fun part of Amazing Race

Amazing Race depends on good teamwork

Three ELTOs from Vietnam, Mai Tung Long, Tran Van Thang and Do Huy Duong recently enjoyed an Amazing Race held by the Student Association of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in Nelson...
Successful catch brings good luck for new year.

Fish for lunch

Salmon was top on the menu after the ELTO visited a salmon farm in Golden Bay. THI MINH NGUYET from Vietnam recounts the drama involved in landing the catch.  Do you know how to catch a...
ELTO Officials learn about local body governance from an expert – Mr  L Yule

Government officials from Asia meet important local politician

11 February 2010 Studies at the Eastern Institute of Technology for a group of government officials from Asia are not restricted to the classroom.   Last week they visited the Hastings...
Vu Khuong Thai  presents a gift to Don Clarke of NZAID

Social events mark the graduation of Intake 29

Intake 29 celebrated their graduation from ELTO at a farewell hosted by NZAID at their headquarters in Wellington on 30 November 2009.
Deryn and Ta with Fritzi at the Beach BBQ

Such a BBQ farewell party

By Vu Khuong Thai Finally these days have come, just a week left for us to be in New Zealand. Everyone is busy preparing for the final exams and packing their baggage. We all have kind of mixed...
Bolor outshines them all in her bright blue silk Mongolian national dress.

The International dinner through my eyes

While studying at the Eastern Institute of Technology, ELTOs were part of a big international student dinner. Phouva (Va) Samounty reports.
ELTO in NZ: “Friendship and good memories will be with us forever.”

Friendship between four countries

Orlaphim VONGCHANDY, an official from the Protocol department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR comments on her time in New Zealand.   I am very glad and lucky to study here in New...
Southida at the Sunday Market - the most important ELTO student destination.

To market to market on a Sunday

By Southida Vongpachit Do you know where is the first place an ELTO student will go on Sunday morning? Well! Sunday Market is the most important ELTO student destination to buy food.  ...
ELTOS share a special lunch at NMIT

My experiences at NMIT

By Tran Van Luan Today, I want to have a little bit of my own space to think of my memories and experiences about Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) to which I had a strong attachment.
Vu Khuong Thai: proud to be Carol Legge’s first second-generation ELTO student.

Second-generation ELTO student reunites with father’s tutor

By Vu Khuong Thai Before telling you the story about our beloved tutor Carol, I have to emphasise that life is full of surprises and coincident events. Many years ago, I met Dr Carol Legge during...