Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Festival Italiano, some photos from Massimo

A day trip to Italy, without leaving Auckland

Italian cars and Italian men!
On the stage



Market shopping


Photos by Massimo Ciccioni

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rilevazione delle impronte digitali per il rilascio del passaporto biometrico e altre attività consolari in occasione del Festival Italiano ad Auckland (domenica 28 ottobre 2012)


Rilevazione delle impronte digitali per il rilascio del passaporto biometrico e altre attività consolari in occasione del Festival Italiano ad Auckland (domenica 28 ottobre 2012)

In occasione del Festival Italiano organizzato dalla Società Dante Alighieri ad Auckland domenica 28 ottobre presso la Freemans Bay Primary School (Wellington Street, Ponsonby), il Responsabile per i Servizi Consolari dell’Ambasciata, Sig. La Barbera Massimo, sarà a disposizione dalle 11,00 alle 16,00 per effettuare la rilevazione delle impronte digitali per i connazionali che prevedano di richiedere il rilascio del passaporto nel corso dei prossimi sei mesi. Si ricorda agli interessati di presentarsi muniti di documento in corso di validità e di due fotografie (40x35mm). Per ulteriori informazioni, si prega di contattare la Cancelleria Consolare dell’Ambasciata allo 04-4747176 oppure via e-mail: consolare.wellington@esteri.it
Nella medesima giornata sarà possibile l’effettuazione di altre attività consolari che richiedono di norma la presenza dell’interessato a Wellington. Per tali attività diverse dalla rilevazione delle impronte è assolutamente necessario contattare la Cancelleria Consolare dell’Ambasciata ai recapiti sopraindicati entro e non oltre la giornata di lunedì 22 ottobre 2012 in modo da consentire l’effettuazione delle relative attività preparatorie. Per questo motivo, non si potranno prendere in considerazione richieste pervenute oltre tale data, con la sola eccezione, naturalmente, di quelle relative alla rilevazione delle impronte.

Acquisition of biometric data for the issuance of biometric passports and other consular activities on the occasion of the Italian Festival in Auckland (Sunday, 28 October 2012)

On the occasion of the Italian Festival organized by the Dante Alighieri Society in Auckland on Sunday 28 October, at Freemans Bay Primary School (Wellington Street, Ponsonby), the Head of Consular Services of the Embassy of Italy to New Zealand, Mr La Barbera Massimo, will be available from 11am to 4pm to acquire fingerprints and other biometric data for the Italians who plan to apply for a passport in the next six months. Those who are interested shall present a valid ID and two photographs (40x35mm). For more information, please contact the Consular Chancellery of the Embassy at 04-4747176 or by e-mail: consolare.wellington@esteri.it
On the same day it may be possible to carry out other consular activities that normally require the presence of the person in Wellington. For such activities other than the taking of fingerprints it is essential to contact the Consular Chancellery of the Embassy at the address above no later than Monday, 22 October 2012 so that the necessary preparatory activities can be undertaken. For this reason, it will not be possible to consider requests received after that date, with the sole exception, of course, of those relating to the acquisition of fingerprints.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Win a flight to Italy and other wonderful prizes at the Italian Festival

In occasion of the Festival Italiano in Auckland, to be held at Freemans Bay School on 28 October 2012, we will have a very special raffle to raise money for the Dante Alighieri Italian School for children. Tickets will be on sale at the Festival, and you can also buy them at the Dante rooms from Monday 15 October, 1 for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Only 3000 tickets printed, be quick!

Thank you to our generous sponsors this year's prizes are:

First Prize: $2000 voucher from STA Travel

 Second Prize: $200 (4 x $50) restaurant vouchers from Gina's 

Third Prize: One bottle of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena valued at $180 from Aceto Downunder

Fourth Prize: one $150 gourmet hamper from Sabato

Fifth Prize: $50 worth of Giapo ice cream (5 x $10 vouchers)

Prize draw at the Festival Italiano, 28 October 2012, 3:30pm.
Winners, if not present at the draw, will be notified by telephone.

Buona Fortuna!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Dante’s End of Year PLAY!

Dante’s End of Year PLAY!

Ciao a tutti,
As you might know Matteo and five students are putting together a Theatre Play that will be on by the end of this year. We are looking for some props (see list below). If any of you can help us find or make these, please let your teacher know!

-       Two fake pigeons, preferably white. They can be made from plush fabric or from cardboard, doesn’t matter. What does matter is that they need to be light and easy to handle.

-    A rooster, preferably black. Same material as above.

-    A birdcage

-    A cigar butt

-    Clothes, men’s, ragged, to fit women actors.

-   A old coat

-   A curtained structure (behind which something will be hidden)

-   Woman dress, big enough to fit a man.

-  Shoes, woman’s – with heels (size: USA 10, UK 9, EUR 44)

-   A top hat

-   Fake mustache, black and bushy

-   A small suitcase

-   A drinks trolley.

-   A wig.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Spot the big tomato bus, and win!

There are two Metrolink busses with a big tomato running through Central Auckland these days.
If you spot one, take a photo and post it on the Dante FB group for the chance to win a prize! (Prize to be announced later on in the month of October, so watch this space!)

The winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on the eve of the Festival (27 October 2012), and can collect her/his prize at the Festival on the 28th.

Good luck!