Monday, February 28, 2011

Emergency Contact Numbers

Peter is able to be contacted on +64 9 489-3732 or
+64 0220 815 930 (24 hours)

The English Language Academy Number +64 027 230 9782 (24 hours)

Sunday, February 27, 2011


We have arrived.
We had a long trip leaving Thursday 2:30pm Japan time and arriving Friday 6:30pm New Zealand time (2:30pm Japan time). A 24 hour trip.

All the students went to their homestay families Friday night and have spent the weekend getting to know them. Tomorrow they start school.
I also spoke with Miku today. She arrived 2 weeks earlier. She is enjoying New Zealand and has a noteable improvement her English. She wants to stay longer.

We hope to have photos loaded tomorrow night of our trip.
Must have 1000 already just from the flight over.

We have had a warm sunny weekend with a temperature of 25C. Very nice.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Taking Money to New Zealand

You should take Yen to New Zealand. The exchange rate when converting to NZ$ is better and there are no extra fees.
You will need money for bus fares and shopping. Yen30,000 will be plenty.
If you plan lots of shopping a credit card is safe and exchange rates are good.