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INTERNeX New Zealand: New Interns

Hey guys,

There are 3 new interns working for INTERNeX and we would like to introduce ourselves to you! So here we are.

Celeste Brinkman

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My name is Celeste Brinkman and I am one of the 3 new interns of INTERNeX.
I am 18 years now, but will be 19 very, very soon!! (BIRTHDAY PARTY)

I am a Leisure Management student at the NHTV in Breda, The Netherlands and I am currently in my third year out of four. I used to live with my parents in a village near Nijmegen (the city that has the ‘vierdaagse’ where people walk 50km every day for 4 days in a row, but also comes with 7 days of parties and lots of beer!!). When I went to study in Breda, I eventually wanted to get a dorm there and live on my own because I had to travel 3 hours a day by train to get to school.

I always wanted to go travelling around the world and see as many places as I can. So when I have been told on school that I could do an internship abroad, I was going CRAZY!!!! I had to leave The Netherlands and go somewhere, ANYWHERE. Never thought I would go to basically the other side of the world but hey, here I am, writing my first blog for INTERNeX in New Zealand!

Another thing I really like is music, bands and live concerts. Music basically takes over my life and I used to go to concerts at least 10 times a year (I was always broke because of buying concert tickets). I just like the feeling when you’re at an arena and the artist comes out and singing and dancing along to the songs all night long. So basically I like expensive things, concerts and travelling.

I hope to learn as many things as possible from this internship and also meet a lot of new people from everywhere around the world. I am super excited to meet all of you. It is a crazy thought that I’m 18.115 kilometres from home, but I have been enjoying every second of it so far. When I arrived after a 35 hour plane ride, I was jetlagged for almost a week but that did not stop me from seeing Auckland. In the first week, I have been walking around a lot and get to know the place. Knowing where I am staying and how everything works, just settling in a bit. I am excited to also go travelling around the country, and I definitely will! I can’t wait to get this adventure started and hopefully help you to make sure you have an amazing adventure as well!

Mark Faes

Hello everybody! My name is Mark Faes, I am 22 years old and I am an International Leisure Management student located in Breda, The Netherlands. I am in New Zealand for my internship at INTERNeX New Zemarkaland, which is part of my third year.

I live with my parents in
a small village called Boxtel (near to Eindhoven). I love to play football and futsal and going out. Besides that I like going to festivals and other events and I got a season ticket from the football club PSV Eindhoven.
My main goal during our internship is to help you as much as possible, to learn a lot of new people, explore New Zealand and creating some memories for the rest of my life!

Hopefully you all will have a great time here in New Zealand, looking forward meeting you!!

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Joyce Hijmans

Hii guysssssssssss,

My name is Joyce Hijmans, 19 years old and come from a very, very, very little village called Hank in the Netherlands. Because people from the cities always make fun of my little village and always say ‘hey farmer’… was this MY moment to get out of that world. So from now on I can call myself ‘new intern for INTERNeX NEW ZEALAND!!!’

The reason why I’m on the other side of the world is because I want to develop myself on my independency, because in my village the food is ready on 5 ‘o clock and my laundry is always clean, thanks mom I love you. But with my age I had to do this on my own. I just had to go on an adventure just like the Hobbit. Since I’m on my third year of my study Leisure management I thought this company would fit my study well. I want to learn as much as possible about organizing trips and promoting them.

I’ve been here for two weeks now and I have to learn sooooo much. Learn everything about INTERNeX and Nomads hostel because I work there as well behind the reception. But I’m sure that I will be fine in a few weeks.

The other thing I definitely want to do is TRAVEL. I want to see as much as possible while I’m here in New Zealand. I already made some trips here in Auckland. I’ve already seen joyce 1every shopping street

there is, visit some amazing parks, walked to the museum and already visit Mount Eden which was AMAZING. The view is so good up there. I also made some really long walks because I get lost all the time. Last Friday I had my first trip to Waiheke Island. I went there to do a zipline and that was awesome too. So I did a few things already in my first two weeks. I’ve made a to-do list too and I’m not leaving this country before I did all these things. I want to visit: Rotorua, Hobbiton, Bay of Islands, Waitomo, Cathedral Love, Rangitoto and Maori village. It’s a very long list but I’m definitely going to do all these thing.

Meanwhile this blog is way too long already which describes what kind of person I am. Always talking too much!! Anyways now you all know a bit more about me and I’m looking forward to meeting you. See youuuu xoxo

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Event in Auckland July 2015

Hello Guys and Girls!

Everyone here in New Zealand is getting cold as ice, which means that we need to plan some fun activities to get ourselves motivated and prevent ourselves from getting depressed! 😥 Therefore I have made a small list of things to do in Auckland in July 🙂

World Press Photo Exhibition

A lot of you guys probably heard of this exhibition before! It is in the news almost every year because of the impressive pictures, and this year the exhibition comes to Auckland!

For more information about this amazing Exhibition, take a look here!

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Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream

Okay, now be completely honest. Who didn’t get even a little excited when you saw this?! DISNEY ON ICE. I don’t think it gets any better. This amazing show will be performing in Auckland from Friday the 24th of July until the 26th in the Vector Arena.

For ticketing and the correct dates and times, take a look here!

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Scrapbooking & Crafting Expo

Yaaay it’s time to get creativeee!! This weekend the Scapbooking & Crafting Expo will be on! They have classes, seminars and workshops that you can book yourself into free demos, competitions, displays, ideas etc. So basically this will be a whole weekend full of creativity!

Wanna get creative? Take a look here!

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NZIFF New Zealand International Film Festival

The NZIFF is an annually returning festival in the winter. They bring all different kinds of movies from all over the world to Auckland to show to you! You can watch the movies on 6 different locations and is definitely worth a visit if you are a big fan of movies!

Want to watch a nice movie? Take a look here for more information!

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Aotea Square Ice Rank

Are there any ice skating lovers on here? Because now is your chance to enjoy some ice skating right in the city centre of Auckland. The Ice Rink is open from 10am in school holidays and 12pm on any other day until 10pm for 7 days a week! At night the lighting gives you a warm feeling as if you are in winter wonderland!

Get Frozen, Let it go, and build a snowman! For more information look here!

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Opening of the Ski-season

Kia Ora guys and girls!

As you all do or do not know, the ski season is about to be opened in the South Island. The first ski area to be opened will be Mt Hutt in Canterbury on the 12th of June, followed by Coronet Peak and Cardrona in the Queenstown and Wanaka areas. This seems like an amazing opportunity for you guys who are located in the south island or for the ones that are going to travel there!

Don’t worry if you are not going there anytime soon, because the ski-season last year lasted 128 days! And for you guys who are not going to the south island at all: INTERNeX is organizing a ski-trip in the North Island. More information about that will follow soon!!

Don’t forget that if you have ANY questions (also those not related to skiing) you can contact us via Facebook or via e-mail (pr@internexnewzealand.com).

We hope you are enjoying your time in New Zealand and we would love to receive some updates about how your stay is so far!

PR Team INTERNeX New Zealand

INTERNeX New Zealand: Anzac Day 2015

Good evening everybody!

The weekend is over, it’s Monday again (boo!), but that means that it is time for another blog post (yaaaay!). You probably wondered why so many people are wearing poppy flowers on their jackets right now. That is because upcoming Saturday the 25th of April, it is Anzac Day, and the poppy flower is a symbol of remembrance.

Anzac day is the day that New Zealanders commemorate the day that the Australian and New Zealand army corps landed at Gallipoli, Turkey during World War I in 1915. This National Holiday remembers all the New Zealanders that served their country in wars and conflicts. This is a very big day in New Zealand, and especially this year as it is the 100 year anniversary!

The most impressive service of that day would be the Dawn Service, starting at 6AM on the Court of Honour at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, where loads of people will honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and any other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved.

Take a look at the link below to see what kinds of activities are organizes for Anzac day! http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/whats-on/war-memorial/anzac-day-commemorations

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INTERNeX New Zealand: The new PR team

Kia Ora Everybody!

Since a few weeks, we have a new INTERNeX PR Team, and we thought that today would be the right day to introduce ourselves to you all so that you know who you are talking to via e-mail and Facebook! This year, the PR Team does not consist of 2 interns, but 3! And we are now introducing ourselves!

Esmerlin Cepeda

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My name is Esmerlin Cepeda and I am a 23 year young girl that was born in the Caribbean on a little Island called the Dominican Republic. Even though I have lived almost my entire live in the mostly cold but very friendly Netherlands, I enjoy going back to my motherland every year and discover the unique places.

My parents have always encouraged me to discover the world, learn more about cultures and build new friendships with people who speak different languages. They have always support me when it comes to making my own decisions and that is why I am here on the other side of the world called New Zealand.

For my studies, International Leisure Management at the NHTV university of Breda, it is a part of your Esmerlingraduation track to go on an international internship of seven months in total and work for company in your working field. I choose Internex, because it is not just making sure that our costumers are located somewhere on a farm, home stay family or New Zealand company. It is about engaging with them, learn them about the amazing culture of the inhabitants and becoming their friend. It is even more fantastic to show them what New Zealand has to offer and building memories together to take back home.

My personal goals for this journey is to learn of course more about how it is to work for a foreign company which mostly focusses on interacting with foreigners. I also want to develop my self on different aspects to become a better team player and eventually have the ability to take on the role of a great, efficient and respected project leader in the future. But overall I just go with the flow to collect awesome memories and adventures work wise and on a personal level.

Joyce de Ruiter

My name is Joyce and I am 19 years old. For the next coming months, I will call New Zealand my home. For now I am already enjoying it a lot, and I hope you will too.

I am a student in Leisure Management back in the Netherlands, and I am working for INTERNeX as part of my internship. Together with the rest of the team, we hope we can make your stay here unforgettable. We will be helping you out with booking trips, activities and any issues regarding to your stay here. I hope you learn a lot during your farmstay/internship, and that I learn a lot from working for INTERNeX .

Now a bit about myself. I live on my own now in Breda, but I am born and raised in Arnhem. A town famous for its role in world war II. I love to play field hockey with my friends, and to go out in the weekends. Besides that I am kind of a shopping addict. On sunny days I like going to festivals or the park with friends and some drinks.

I hope you will have a great time here in NZ, just like we do already. Looking forward meeting you all!

Joyce

Yoran Draër

Hi Everybody! My name is Yoran Draër, and I am an International Leisure Management student in Breda, The Netherlands. I am currently in my third year, and I am doing my internship at INTERNeX New Zealand.

One of my passions in life is to travel, which is one of the main reasons to do my Internship that far from home. The main reason for me to be here, is to keep all of you updated on Facebook and WordPress. Besides that, I am the person you will most probably be talking to if you want to book a trip of any other kind of activity.

My main goal during our Internship is to keep all of you satisfied and to help you as much as possible!

Yoran

Fun facts about the Netherlands!

Since all the interns are from the Netherlands, we thought it would be nice to have a little list with fun facts about the Netherlands so that you will get to know our culture and way of thinking!

  1. Our national dish is herring with chopped raw onions and pickles. The Dutch consume approximately 12.000.000 kilograms of herring every year, which means every person eats at least 5 fish.
  2. 70% of the world’s bacon comes from the Netherlands!
  3. The highest point in the Netherlands is only 323 meters above sea level. 25% of the Netherlands is below sea level, and 50% of the Netherlands is less than 1 meter above sea level.
  4. The Netherlands is the first country to legalise same sex marriages in 2001!
  5. 86% of the population speak English as a second language.
  6. The Netherlands is the worlds largest exporter of cheese, but secretly we prefer to eat it all by ourselves!
  7. On average, each person bikes 900KM per year, and we even have special bike paths all over the country! Besides that, we have more thatn 18.000.000 bikes in the Netherlands, which is more bikes than inhabitants!
  8. On Birthdays, we congratulate everyone at the party, not only the birthday-boy or girl.
  9. We love putting chocolate sprinkles on our toast. YUMM!
  10. The Netherlands and Holland are not the same! The Netherlands is the name of our country, but Holland is only a part of the Netherlands. Holland is the western part of the Netherlands where our capital city Amsterdam and other cities such as Rotterdam and The Hague are situated.

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Charity Event for Christchurch victims!

Hey All!

 
No plans for this week so far and want to to something helpful? How about helping the Christchurch earthquake victims while having fun?
On Thursday, 14th April there will be a great concert with some great regional Kiwi musicians. Amongst others LUKE HURLEY, MURRAY HADOW, CAITLIN SMITH and many more will play there. Check out there Facebook Profile or write an email to the INTERNeX PR-Team for more information. The nice thing about this event is that your entrance and everything you spend this evening goes to the Christchurch Earthquake appeal fund.

 
And attentaion ladies! You will get a fashion presention of Jenny Lyn Walker.The Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and you can buy the tickets at the entrance for 10 bucks. They will also provide you with  some cheap drinks and snacks the whole night.
The event takes place at 24 St Benedicts Street in Newton/Auckland, which is close to the city centre. Check out the following to see how to get there.

http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&q=24+st+benedicts+street+newton+auckland&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=24+St+Benedicts+Street,+Auckland+1010&gl=nz&ei=I4qjTbCuKZCqrAew9JjrAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBoQ8gEwAA

Lets do it, lets enjoy this wonderful music event while doing something really meaningful. Lets go and enjoy the Christchurch Earthquake Fundraising Gig.

Caroline & Paul

PR-Team INTERNeX