All posts by Kathleen Matyn

Last Soirée Crêpes of the Year

Thursday 14th December, 6pm,  Alliance Francaise Dunedin, 15 Bond Street

Come enjoy the last Crêpes for 2017.
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Venez profiter de la dernière Soirée Crêpes de 2017.

Members $3 / General Public $5/ Children: 1$

November at Alliance Francaise Dunedin

November dates / Novembre en bref

4: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Bring something to share or $5. 10.30am-12.30pm
4: Belgian Night/Soirée belge, $20/$30. 6.30pm-late
9: Crêpes Night/ Soirée crêpes. $3/$5. 6-8pm
16: AGM + Beaujolais Nouveau
18: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Bring something to share or $5. 10.30am-12.30pm

All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details on FB Events.

Belgian Night 2017: Register Now!

Belgian Night / Soirée Belge

Saturday 4 November, 6:30pm / Samedi 4 Novembre, 18h30

Come enjoy a meal typical from Liège, Belgium. Please book your space now as places are limited to 40 seats. Price includes the meal (meatballs with a special sauce and fries), salad, Belgian waffles and Speculoos with tea/coffee & some beer.
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Venez savourer des spécialités de Liège, tels les boulets sauce lapin (ou chasseur) et les fameuses gaufres au sucre perlé. Nous aurons aussi des frites, de la bière évidemment et du Speculoos. Enregistrez-vous vite car les places sont limitées à 40.

Alliance Francaise Members $20.00
General Public $30.00
Children up to 13 – $1.00 for each year of their age

Please ensure your booking by paying in full into our bank account 03-09030389432-000. Include the word BELGIUM in the payment references and email treasurer@afdunedin.org.nz to confirm your details (nbr of members/non-members and children’s age).

Antipodes Travel recrute! Job offers at Antipodes Travel!

One of our partners, Antipodes Travel, has positions to fill urgently in Dunedin. We thought these could be of interest to you, as one of them requires French fluency! Check below or visit their website on: http://www.antipodes-travel.com/lequipe/

OFFRE 1  Administrative Support, part time

Company Antipodes Travel
Location Dunedin, Otago

Antipodes Travel, an Inbound Tourism company, is looking for a part time Administration employee at our Dunedin office.
This role involves a range of administrative tasks including accounts payable, general finance support, database update and other diverse support tasks.

The successful applicant would be joining a small office environment of primarily French Speaking employees (bilingual). He/she must be able to communicate in French.

Preferred skills:
– Detail oriented & organised
– Reliable
– Sense of humour
– Sound computer literacy with proficiency in Xero, MS Excel, Word & Outlook
– Experience with the Tourism Software Tourwriter would be preferred but not essential (training provided)
– Adaptable & able to work as part of a team environment including different nationalities

Part time position with 15-25 hours per week offering flexible work hours to be discussed with the employer.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

OFFRE 2  Travel Consultant, full time

Antipodes Travel, specialising in the French Speaking Travel Market, is looking for an experimented and talented Travel Consultant for our Dunedin Office. You will be responsible for managing enquiries and bookings, for both FITs and Groups. You will also participate in the development of new products and will liaise with travel agents and wholesalers.

Essential requirements are:

– Sound knowledge of New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands
– Sound knowledge of the Tourism Industry and the French Speaking Market
– Successful experience in sales for these destinations
– Must be fluent in French and English (speak, read and write).
– Excellent customer service skills
– Enjoy working independently as well as within a close knit team where initiative is expected.
– Handle pressure with confidence

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

For both positions, send your C.V. along with a covering letter to sandrine@antipodes-travel.com.

Public Notice of Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau

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 Public Notice for Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau 2017

Thursday 16 November at 6:30pm
(AGM start 7pm) at 15 Bond Street

Come be the first to taste this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. First glass for members is FREE.  Gold coin donation for non-members or subsequent glasses.

This will be followed by our Annual General Meeting. Please send your nominations for:

Officers:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Members:

  • up to 7 members

Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary by Monday 13 November 5pm with the names of 2 nominators (who must be members of the Alliance Francaise Dunedin) and the assent of the nominee.

Nomination forms will be available soon in a reminder or from the Secretary: Audrey Santana E-mail: info@afdunedin.org.nz / 021 189 0537

AF Events Coming Up

October dates / Octobre en bref

7: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Croissant + (unlimited) Coffee for $5. or bring something to share & $2 croissants available. 10.30am-12.30pm
12: Crêpes Night/ Soirée crêpes. $3/$5. 6-8pm
14: AF at Vogel Street Party.  3-5pm
21: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Croissant + (unlimited) Coffee for $5. or bring something to share & $2 croissants available. 10.30am-12.30pm
27: Lunch at Technique restaurant. 12-1pm. Please RSVP!
28: DELF/DALF Exams
Note: Belgian Night! Soirée belge! Postponed till November 4th

All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details on FB Events.

Alliance Francaise Dunedin Needs YOU!

Alliance Francaise Dunedin needs YOU! The AF Committee is seeking new members for the 2018 year (AGM held in November). If you enjoy participating in AF activities, why not join our energetic and efficient group of committee members? Being bilingual is not required. If you would like to be part of a dynamic team, please write to president@afdunedin.org.nz or talk to one of our committee members.
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L’Alliance Française de Dunedin a besoin de VOUS! Le comité cherche de nouveaux membres pour l’année 2018 (l’assemblée générale annuelle ayant lieu en Novembre). Si vous aimez participer aux activités de l’AF, pourquoi ne pas devenir membre d’un groupe dynamique et efficace? Etre bilingue n’est pas requis. Envoyez un email à Diana president@afdunedin.org.nz ou parlez à un des nos membres du comité.

AF Dunedin at the Vogel Street Party

We’re very excited that our application to take part in the Vogel Street Party celebrations on Saturday, October 14th has been accepted :-). We hope to see many of you there between 3 and 5pm!

We will be offering FREE pop-up French classes and entertain you with French Cancan!

If you can help us with the pop-up French classes, or if you’d like to help on the day just talking to people about what we do, or dancing the cancan with us, contact us at info@afdunedin.org.nz. For the Cancan, we are on the lookout for suitable long skirts, let us know if you have some!

Use our FB Event to say you are coming and to Promote it!

 

 

FAST!

 
France-Aotearoa Science, Technology and !nnovation (FAST!) Society Inc. 
invites you to an
Inaugural and Strategy Workshop

What is FAST! ?

FAST! is a newly not-for-profit New Zealand Incorporated Society. The purpose of FASTis to foster France-New Zealand scientific collaboration, stimulate communication, and enhance the exchange of technology and innovation between the two countries.

Inaugural and Strategy Workshop 

Fri 24 Nov, 2017
Victoria University of Wellington

Deadline to register: Fri 17 Nov, 2017
Register by filling up this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/KANMf6MW8gvw895s1

You are warmly invited to attend the official launch ofFAST!. This one-day workshop will develop a strategy so that FASTcan play a pivotal role in expanding the collaboration in Science and Technology between the two countries. The day will include keynote addresses, poster sessions from successful past and present collaborative projects, and will conclude with FAST!‘s first Annual General Meeting.
Workshop is free and in English.
Stay connected with FAST on LinkedInTwitter, and by emails.
FASTwelcomes all people engaged in Science, Technology and Innovation, from post-graduate students to senior scientists, engineers and managers, in France and in New Zealand.

AF Events Coming Up

September dates / Septembre en bref
14: Crêpes Night/ Soirée crêpes. 6-8pm
16: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Croissant + (unlimited) Coffee for $5. or bring something to share & $2 croissants available. 10.30am-12.30pm
18: DELF/DALF French Exams Information Night. FREE. 6-8pm
22: Lunch at Technique restaurant. 12-1pm. Please RSVP!
Belgian Night! Soirée belge! Postponed

All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details on FB Events.