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Korean - Introductory 2

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

This course is for those who already know the Korean vowels and consonants. The course will cover how to organise conversations according to the situation such as at a restaurant, at a Korean shop, for writing letters or emails in Korean, for finding direction etc. Cultural experiences in this class will include items such as playing Korean traditional musical instruments, singing a song, Korea games and Korean under-floor heating system will expand your knowledge about Korea. It will be useful and fun!

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15PD hours

Business Writing for ESOL [ESOL Upper Intermediate/Advanced]

5 weeks x 3 hours

From $69.00 incl. GST

Focus on the purpose of your writing and write more effectively and confidently in a range of situations. [ESOL Level 4+] [Discounted fee of $69 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2 (held in Karori)

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

Course held at the Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori. For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [Please see the Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 course description for an indication of what is covered]. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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16PD hours

English in the Community: Johnsonville - Elementary (ESOL Level 2)

8 weeks x 2 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Join our elementary informal English language groups at the Johnsonville Community Centre and improve your English skills, make new friends and find out more about your community. [Free course for NZ citizens and residents - for non-residents the course fee is $99].

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French - Introductory 1 - Intensive

5 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

An intensive French course for complete beginners and travellers who wish to speak and understand French at a basic level. Once you have completed this course you can progress to French Introductory 2.

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Samoan - Introductory 1

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of Samoan. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $99 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Ngā ture whakatakoto (The foundational rules of Māori Language & Grammar)

4 weeks

From $69.00 incl. GST

Looking to learn some Māori language, but needing some extra grammar and structure? Nau mai kuhu mai! Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $69 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $99.

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Te Reo Māori - Intensive Wānanga

2 days

From $95.00 incl. GST

An opportunity for beginners, or those with a little te reo, to take part in an intensive language and cultural experience over two consecutive Saturdays. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $95 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $170.

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16PD hours

Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

This 8 week course is for beginners who have no prior knowledge of te reo Māori or Māori culture. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179. CLICK ON "SHOW ME MORE DATES" FOR LATER OPTIONS! If courses are full, please add your name to the waiting list as we may be able to set up additional courses if we have sufficient interest.

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16PD hours

Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [Please see the Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 course description for an indication of what is covered]. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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16PD hours

Te Reo Māori - Introductory 3

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed te reo Māori - Introductory 2 recently or have equivalent knowledge. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $89 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Write

15PD hours

Business Writing for ESOL [ESOL Upper Intermediate/Advanced]

5 weeks x 3 hours

From $69.00 incl. GST

Focus on the purpose of your writing and write more effectively and confidently in a range of situations. [ESOL Level 4+] [Discounted fee of $69 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

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Crime Writing - An Introduction

6 weeks

$149.00 incl. GST

Have you always dreamed of writing compelling fiction about murder, mayhem and where to put the body? Join successful crime author Cat Connor as she shows you where and how!

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Writing for Children

1 day

$105.00 incl. GST

Want to write for children but not sure where to start? Be guided through exercises to generate and expand your ideas and find out more about children's book genres and publishing.

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Look

Photography - Beginners

4 wks + field trip [5 sessions]

$139.00 incl. GST

Learn the fundamental skills and theory of good photography and get the best results from your DSLR camera (fully manual-capable only). Includes a Saturday field trip.

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Photography - Travel

4 wks + field trip [5 sessions]

$130.00 incl. GST

Planning a trip around Aotearoa? Unhappy with the photographs from the last one? Get the skills to turn disappointing holiday snaps into stunning travel photographs. Includes a Saturday field trip.

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Photo Editing and Retouching

4 weeks

$110.00 incl. GST

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to edit, retouch and manipulate photographs (a working knowledge of Photoshop is required).

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Make

Mosaic Design

4 weeks

$135.00 incl. GST

Create something beautiful for your home and garden. Discover the delights of mosaic design and learn how to use materials such as broken tiles, china and shells to make a mosaic frame, pot plant holder or other simple objects.

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Jewellery Making - Beginners

3 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

A hands-on opportunity to learn the skills to create your own jewellery, using sterling silver and copper. All materials provided. Please note that attendance at the first session is compulsory.

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Car Maintenance - The Basics

1 day

$99.00 incl. GST

Get to grips with basic maintenance of your vehicle, find out what to look for in the event of a breakdown and more.

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Drawing for the Raw Beginner

4 weeks

$110.00 incl. GST

Always wanted to know how to draw but never had the chance to learn? Join our experienced tutor and get confident with the basics of drawing.

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16PD hours

Sewing - All Levels

8 weeks

$180.00 incl. GST

Sewing skills and techniques for beginners and more experienced sewers.

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Visual Diary for Backyard Travellers

1 day

$90.00 incl. GST

Keen to have a unique and personal memento of your travels? Find out how with rapid drawing and painting techniques you can create something special.

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Patterns from Favourite Garments

1 day

$99.00 incl. GST

Bring along your much-loved clothes, make a pattern and get useful tips, techniques and sizing rules. Not for beginners to sewing.

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Patternmaking Basics: Make a Pair of Trousers that Fits in a Day

1 day

$99.00 incl. GST

A one-day workshop where you'll create a pattern for a pair of trousers that fit and flatter. Not for beginners to sewing.

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Limestone Carving with Oamaru Stone

1 day

$125.00 incl. GST

Discover the delights of Oamaru stone and complete at least one carving.

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Wood Carving

1 day

$125.00 incl. GST

A hands-on workshop where you'll begin to develop your carving skills. Some materials provided.

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Calligraphy - Italic Script

1 day

$109.00 incl. GST

An inspirational workshop where you'll leave enthused about calligraphy and its practical day-to-day use.

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Watercolour Basics

4 weeks

$145.00 incl. GST

A chance to experiment with watercolour paints and different sorts of paper - no experience needed and all materials provided.

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Jewellery Making Intensive - Bracelet Workshop

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Design, forge and fire your own modern chain link bracelet and advance your jewellery making skills working with sterling silver. All materials provided.

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Jewellery Making Intensive - Stone Setting

1 day

$155.00 incl. GST

Expand and refine your jewellery skills whilst handcrafting a modern cabochon-style ring. Most materials provided.

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Harakeke (Flax Weaving) Workshop

1 day

$125.00 incl. GST

Always wanted to learn the art of raranga and weave flax? This intensive one-day workshop, suitable for both beginners and those with some experience, will teach you the basics along with the tikanga around flax weaving.

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Sewing - The Basics

1 day

$109.00 incl. GST

Want to learn to sew quickly? Get the essentials in this one-day workshop and take away your own lined bag, lots of ideas and skills to carry on sewing!

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Coffee Brewing - The Basics

1 day

$140.00 incl. GST

Ever wanted to know what goes into the perfect cup of coffee? This full-day workshop will give you all the info and skills you need to make the perfect cup of coffee and much more. All ingredients provided.

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Lampshade Making

½ day

$79.00 incl. GST

Liven up your living room or bedroom with your own drum lampshade - get that professional finish, even if you have no previous sewing experience.

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8.5PD hours

Woodwork - The Basics

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

A fast-track opportunity to learn the skills you need to get started in woodworking (no second-hand timber allowed - materials provided).

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Crochet for Calmness

4 weeks

$110.00 incl. GST

Crochet is great for settling the mind and encouraging relaxation. Learn to do basic stitches, read patterns and complete projects in a relaxed and friendly space – left handers very welcome.

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Cross Stitch - Pop Culture

½ day

$75.00 incl. GST

Cross stitch is back! Join our short workshop where you’ll learn the basics as you stitch a trio of figures from pop culture: Harry Potter, Star Wars or Dr Who. All materials provided.

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Leather Craft - Beginners

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

A one-day workshop learning techniques of leather working where you’ll be able to create a project of your own. All materials provided.

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Pottery - Throwing: Beginners

8 weeks

$335.00 incl. GST

A course for beginners where we'll cover clay preparation through to throwing of basic forms. All materials provided. (Held at Wellington Potters' Centre, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

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