The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

    • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
    • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er et 3ème samedi du mois à partir de 10h30

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.

For more information, email


Reminder AGM!

Our AGM meeting is this Thursday 8 November, right after the Soirée Crêpes!

The committee will be elected at the end of the night!

If you are interested to join the committee, or would like to know more about what’s involved, please contact .

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday, from 6pm in our club rooms (15 Bond Street)

The silly season is upon us!

The Alliance Française Dunedin is having a special guest this year again, as père Noël has again accepted to take a break from his busy schedule and to come for a visit. He will be with us on 9 December, at the Broad Bay school. 

And as the year draws to a close, we will be having on pot-luck dinner on 21 December in the club rooms.

More details to come!!!

Reminder: Coming Up!

Coming up !

8 November: Soirée Crêpes + AGM

17 November: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

01 December: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

09 December: Meeting with Father Christmas, Broad Bay School

13 December:  Soirée Crêpes

15 December: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

21 December: End-of-year pot-luck

Alliance Francaise Dunedin – Dinner at Manaaki!

Erratum: A mistake made its way into last week’s Petit Potin – The dinner at Manaaki is not in August but this wednesday (31 October!)

Wednesday 31 October, 6:30pm, Harbour Terrace
(next to Hockey Fields)

Come enjoy a delicious meal whilst practising your french, at the newly refurbished Technique restaurant (now renamed Manaaki for Hospitality)

Please RSVP: , by 26 October.

Places are limited so get in quick!

“International Dinner Menu” 

 $25.00 per person for food

Countries represented:


Technique Training Restaurant

Job Opportunity!

Antipodes Travel, an Inbound Tourism company, is looking for a part time Administration employee at their Dunedin office.


This role involves a range of administrative tasks including accounts payable, general finance support, contracting and follow up, requesting rates from suppliers and other diverse support tasks.


The successful applicant would be joining a small office environment of primarily French Speaking employees (bilingual). Notions of French would be a bonus, however should the candidate not have command of the language, an outgoing personality would be of help.


Overall the position requires a very detail oriented personality that will fit well with existing staff members. At least 2 years experience in accounts and the tourism industry is essential.


Preferred skills:

  • Detail oriented & organised
  • Reliable
  • Sense of humour
  • Experience with computer systems requiring data entry
  • Experience in Xero (or MYOB), MS Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Experience with the Tourism Software Tourwriter would be preferred but not essential (training can be provided)
  • Adaptable & able to work as part of a team environment including different nationalities

Part time position with 15-20 hours per week offering flexible work hours to be discussed with the employer. Starting date: January 2019


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Send your CV and cover letter to before 15/11/2018.

Congratulations to Romain and Alice!

Our members and ex-committee member Romain Garby and Alice Harang had their baby last weekend . Join us to wish them “Felicitations”!


Voici Oscar, né le 21 octobre à 2h21. Magnifique bébé de 4.4kg. Tout le monde se porte à ravir, Arthur est très fier de son petit frère.

Keen to help and enter the committee?

Our AGM meeting is on 8 November, right after the Soirée Crêpes!

It is time for those keen to enter the AF committee and to make 2019 a great year for Alliance Française Dunedin to come forward! The committee will be elected at the end of the night!

If you are interested to join the committee, or would like to know more about what’s involved, please contact .

Looking forward to seeing all of you on 8 November, at our  Soirée Crêpes, from 6pm in our club rooms (15 Bond Street)

Many thanks!

Thanks to all of you who came to support you at the Quiz night! It was a really good evening, with many challenging questions!

Thanks to you, the Alliance Française Dunedin has raised $1,111. This money will go towards our education, cultural and social activities (scholarships and support for DELF Scolaire; new Regional Concours Oral for Year 9-11 students, etc.)

We say a very special thank you to all the local businesses who have kindly donated prizes to support our quiz night!

Quiz Night!!!

Get ready! Choose your partners wisely! We are having a quiz night!

Come and join us on 24 September at the Kensington for a good ol’ night of kiwi fun!

Invite your friends! Invite your family! No French skills required!!

For tickets, contact Kim ( or 0211 636 744) – Tickets are $30 per team (max 6 people per team)


If you wish to donate prizes, or are keen to help us get donations from local shops, let us know! (