Dunedin with a French flair this week

Dunedin is getting a flair of France this week! #AllBlacksvsLesBleus

AF Dunedin will be at this Saturday’s farmers’ market, and we will try to give some French flair to this week’s market! We are looking for volunteers to help us!

So if :
– you are keen to come and spend the morning with us, helping run the stall, or
– you are a musician, singer, or mime, and are keen to give some very French performance for the Dunedin crowd, or
– you have some very French looking decorations for a stall, or a good sound system, that you are willing to lend us for this Saturday morning,

Then let us know! info@afdunedin.org.nz

Yesterday, Tamara Freeland in Year 10 won two premium tickets to the All Blacks v France match on Saturday. The tickets were won by Bayfield High School in a competition run by the Alliance Francaise Dunedin, and then Ms. McDonald gave them to the languages student who could accumulate the most points on the website Duolingo. Bravo, Tamara!

Pictured are Dr. Kim Cousins (Vice President of the Alliance Francaise), Ms. McDonald and Tamara Freeland.

If you haven’t got tickets to the Stadium, you can still come watch it with us in our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street!

Reminder – Rugby night at the Alliance Française

Watching a rugby game on your own is BORING!

Come and watch the All Blacks v France Games  at the Alliance Française Dunedin!

French and All Blacks supporters are all welcome, kids too!


  • 23 June, from 7pm (Bring some drinks and food to share, and a gold coin donation)

Where: Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (on 2nd floor, 15 Bond Street)

Bastille Day Raclette 2018: Register Now!

Samedi 14 juillet, 18h30 / Saturday 14 July, 6.30pm

Come celebrate our “French National Day” in style by enjoying a delicious winter Raclette. Please book your space now as places are limited.

Price includes full raclette cheese meal, charcuterie (cured hams), salad, dessert & drinks (wine or soft drinks) :
Complementary Kir offered by AF Dunedin included too!

Alliance Francaise Members $35.00
General Public $45.00
Children up to 12 – $1.00 for each year of their age
$5.00 discount per family or couple bringing a homemade dessert

There is a limit of 40 seats.

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


Reminder: Coming Up!

Coming up !

16 June: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

23 June: All Blacks v France rugby night at the Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (2nd floor, 15 Bond Street) – 6pm

7 July: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

14 July: Bastille Day Raclette Night ! Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (2nd floor, 15 Bond Street) – 6:30pm

Congratulations to Rachel McDonald!

Congratulations to Rachel McDonald, from Bayfield High School, for winning our competition to win 2 tickets to the All Blacks v France game of 23 June!

Rachel may organise a competition within her school, to give her tickets to one of her students! Well done Rachel!

Last chance to enter the rugby competition

Time to enter the rugby competition, if you have not already done so! To give you that much more chance, we have extended the time, and the entries will now close on 17 May!

All other conditions remain the same ! (See below)

Do you want to say “I was there…”? Then join the crowd at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 23 June, for the All Blacks v France game! The Alliance Française Dunedin gives you the chance to win two category A tickets to the game.

To win, you only have to answer one question: what year did the All Blacks and France play their first match?

The answer is somewhere on our website, you just have to look for it… and to send it to us by email at rugby@afdunedin.org.nz by 17 May.

The competition is for members and students only!

If you are not a member yet, you can still enter the competition by becoming a member before 14 May. Find more information on membership and its many benefits here.


To be eligible, participants must:

  • Be members or students of the Alliance Française Dunedin (or students’ parents)
  • Have paid their fees to the Alliance Française Dunedin before 14 May.
  • Be over 18 years old

A draw will be held on 19 May at the Alliance Française Dunedin, during the Alliance’s fortnightly breakfast, to select the winner among all eligible participants who will have answered the question correctly by 14 May.