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:

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

Public Notice of Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau


 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:


  • 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: / 021 189 0537

Alliance Francaise Dunedin Lunch at Technique Restaurant

Friday 27 October, 12pm, Harbour Terrace
(next to Hockey Fields)

Come enjoy a delicious meal whilst practising your french.
Places are limited so get in quick.
Please RSVP:  / Audrey 021 189 0537

Cookery Level 4 Students’ Lunch Menu – “Around the World in One Sitting”

Three courses – $15.00

 Starters – $6.00

  • Golabaki (cabbage rolls stuffed with pork, beef and rice cooked in tomato soup)
  • Hungarian red bean soup with fresh bread -V
  • Pulled pork taquitos with chipotle ranch dipping sauce

  Mains – $10.00

  • Deep fried ravioli with a fresh tomato sauce and baby spinach salad -V
  • Chicken and chorizo paella with broad beans, snake beans and Jerusalem artichokes -V option available
  • Thai chicken coconut and eggplant curry with steamed rice

 Desserts – $5.00

  • Pavlova with yellow jack fruit ice cream and a web of spun sugar
  • Baklava, raspberry coulis and pistachio ice cream
  • Pecan and walnut butter tart with salted caramel sauce



Technique Training Restaurant

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.

DELF / DALF French Exams Preparation Sessions – REGISTER NOW

The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. If you are interested in sitting the DELF/DALF exams on Saturday 28th October 2017, then you will benefit from attending the following Exam Preparation Sessions:

Session 1 (S1) Expression écrite (Writing) Monday 16 October 6-8pm Venue to be confirmed $50
Session 2 (S2) Expression orale (Speaking) Saturday 21 October 2-4pm Venue to be confirmed $50
Session 3 (S3) General Monday 23 October 6-8pm Venue to be confirmed $50

It is not compulsory but strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions in order to achieve the greatest success in your exams.

For an enrolment form click DELF Preparation Session – Enrolment Form, or for more information please contact Marine Brianne: / 021 130 9484 or

Enrolement Form for the DELF Exam itself on October, 28th:  DELF Application Form


Alliance Française French Classes – Term 4 – ENROL NOW!

Registrations are now open for all Alliance Française Term 4 French classes.

Did you know research shows that learning a foreign language can lead to better critical thinking skills, improved problem solving skills as well as greater memory, mental flexibility and increased cultural awareness.

We have classes for all levels and age groups.

Check out our website for more details or email: or call David Moir: 03 487 9776 / 027 689 5051

Note: Adult evening classes start week beginning 8th October / All other classes resume week beginning the 16th October.


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 or talk to one of our committee members.
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 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 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!




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:

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.

DELF / DALF French Exams Information Night

Monday 18th September, 6-8pm
Alliance Française Dunedin, 15 Bond Street (Top Floor)

Have you ever wanted to get an official French Qualification for your French language skills?

We can help!
Come to our free information evening about our upcoming exams:

  • DELF tout Public – (for adults) Levels A1-B2
  • DALF – ( for adults) Levels C1 -C2

The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.

Let us know you are coming on our FB Event or email