Luckily for Som and Elaine this lion is stuffed

Wairarapa trip leaves good memories

By Nguyen Thi Hong Thanh  The sunset went down behind the mountains. We finished the trip to the Wairarapa and returned to Wellington. I had different feelings with each place we visited. All...
Serious Borey meets waste monster

Successful partnerships address waste disposal issues

The cooperation between Porirua City Council, Mana Community Trust and Keep Porirua Beautiful is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when a council builds meaningful partnerships with...
ELTOs after an e-day's work!!

ELTOs take environmental action

ELTO officials did their bit for sustainable development by volunteering with 1000s of Kiwis on eDay in September 2009. This annual event is an easy way for households and schools to dispose of old...
ELTOs meet H.E. Mr Nong Duc Manh, General Secretary of Vietnam’s Communist Party

Vietnam’s top politician visits New Zealand

The Intake 29 ELTO Officials from Vietnam were lucky to be studying in New Zealand when Viet Nam’s General Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee, H.E. Mr Nong Duc Manh, visited for three...
ELTOs practise English with the PM

ELTOs practise English with the PM

My name is Cao Thanh Diep and I work for the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam. I am lucky to be a government official chosen to study English in New Zealand in a programme named English...
Trelinnoe Park provides “an impression of heaven” for ELTO officials

Woodland garden an environmentally friendly business

The gardens, at Trelinnoe Park, 45 minutes out of Napier, were developed in the 1960s by brothers Brian and John Wills. ELTO official Bolormaa Borkhuu from the Ministry of Nature, Environment and...
OFFICIAL FROLIC: It’s all part of the New Zealand experience

From Asian summer to NZ ice and snow

In early July 2009 , 30 eager officials from Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, and Viet Nam left their warm climates and stepped off the plane in Wellington to our worst winter ever. Undaunted by the cold and...