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Kids Christmas party this Sunday!

Do not forget! 

Santa is coming for a visit to Broad Bay School  (Roebuck Rise, Broad Bay, Dunedin) this Sunday (9 Dec)!

Rendez-vous on the 9th, at Broad Bay School, from 10:30am to 1pm!

Bring a plate to share, and a small wrapped and named gift for your child to put into Santa’s sack

Gold coin donation.

Christmas with the Alliance!

As is now the tradition, the Alliance Française Dunedin invites you to come and join us for 2 special Xmas events!

The Kids Christmas Party!

For all families (with and without children)

Santa is coming for a visit on the 9th of December, at Broad Bay School  (Roebuck Rise, Broad Bay, Dunedin)!

That is the perfect occasion for a shared picnic!

So rendez-vous on the 9th, at Broad Bay School, from 10:30am to 1pm!

Bring a plate to share, and a small wrapped and named gift for your child to put into Santa’s sack.

Gold coin donation

End-of-year pot-luck

We will be having our traditional Christmas pot-luck dinner on the 21st of December, from 6:30pm in the club room!

BYO drink and a plate to share!

Christmas fare and christmas dress-ups will be all very appreciated!

A Great Gift Idea: Antipodes Travel’s 2019 calendar!

Antipodes Travel, your French-speaking travel agent for New-Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, based in Dunedin, have released their 2019 calendar!

It is full of stunning photographs by Yoann Feuillet, and showcases the beauty of New Zealand’s and Australia’s landscapes!

A perfect Christmas gift. You can place an order by emailing

Price: one for $25, two for $45 and 3 for $60, postage included.


Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

2019 approche vite et Noël encore plus ! Vous cherchez une idée cadeau pour vos proches ? Antipodes Travel vient de publier un calendrier avec des photos de Nouvelle-Zélande et d’Australie prises par Yoann, directeur de l’agence, avec texte en français et premier jour de la semaine le lundi.

Extrait du calendrier :

Tarif : 25NZD par calendrier, 45NZD les deux, 60NZD les trois frais d’envoi compris dans le monde entier.

Pour le commander : contactez

A très bientôt !

Your new Committee

Your new Committee for year 2018-2019 has been elected!

  • President: Kim
  •  Vice President: Diana
  • Secretary: Sylvie
  • Treasurer: Dannie
  • Committee: Christiane, David, Humphrey, Jessica, Nicki and Nicolas.

Welcome to Jessica, Nicki and Nicolas!

A big thank you to Diana, who took on the president’s duties for several years, and to Kim, who has kindly accepted the president’s role for this year!

And a special thank you to John and Fabien, for their help while they were on the committee! You will be missed!

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!!!

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.