Friday, May 29, 2015

June's Newsletter

È pronta la Newsletter di Giugno!
You can read it online or download it by clicking the following link: 

Dates of relevance, among all other events:

6th of June: concert for the Festa della Repubblica (page 2)
12th June: La sedia della fortuna, Movie (page 3)
27th June: Colazione alla Dante

Also remember:

last day to register for the “Giochiamo in Italiano” program is the 29th of June e Pilates con Fiorella, every Tuesday and Friday

Buona lettura!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Italian school holiday programme for children, 7th-10th July, lunch included

Cari genitori,

Benvenuti al programma per le vacanze di luglio per i vostri bambini.
Vorremmo far diventare questi incontri degli appuntamenti regolari durante le vacanze scolastiche, stabilendo le date con anticipo.
E` una nuova proposta che risponde alle esigenze delle famiglie di mantenere la lingua e la cultura italiana ma che trovano difficolta` a far frequentare ai bambini la Dante durante l’anno scolastico, a causa del traffico, delle distanze di Auckland e delle numerose attivita` extrascolastiche.
Il Corso si svolgera` in 4 giorni, dalle 8.30 all’1.30 (o fino alle 3.30 per chi ne avesse bisogno) con pranzo incluso.
E` importante per noi ricevere un vostro riscontro  e vi preghiamo di girare l’e-mail ad amici e conoscenti italiani.
Grazie e a presto

La Cenerentola di Rossini for Dante Auckland members

Dear Members,

Once again you are able to book tickets through us if you wish to go to the opera with 10% discount and no booking fee(usually $8 per booking).
This wonderful production of La Cenerentola will be showing in Auckland at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre on:

Saturday 30 May
Wednesday 3 June
Friday 5 June

Or 1 matinee:
Sunday 7 June, 2.30pm.

Ticket categories are:
C-Res $49.50 (no discount applies for this category but you won’t pay the booking fee if you book with us)

10% discount applies to the following categories:
B-Res $74.50
A-Res $98.50
Silver $124.50
Gold $148.50
Premium $189.50

If you wish to benefit from this offer, all you have to do is email Valeria at
Please make sure you specify the category, the number of tickets and the performance date of your choice.
Payment will be due only after Valeria collects the tickets. You will be informed by email when this is done.

Deadline: Thursday28th of May, 1pm.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Italian Foodies at Ponsonby Central

From 25th to 31st of MAY get started with your ITALIAN AFFAIR

Just for this week, and only at PONSONBY CENTRAL

136/146 Ponsonby Rd
Auckland 1011
Come along and taste Italian Foodies' products for a unique experience that will delight you.
Present your Dante membership card with any purchase to receive a 10% discount.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Third film of the Embassy of Italy Film Series: Tutti i santi giorni/Every Blessed Day

Third film of the Embassy of Italy Film Series: FREE!!!
May 22, 6 pm, University of Auckland Arts 1 Building, Level 2, Room 220.
Tutti i santi giorni/Every Blessed Day (Paolo Virzi) (2013, 101 minutes)
(In Italian with English subtitles)
Virzi's intimate romantic comedy about Antonia and Guido, a strangely matched couple madly in love. The film through its nuanced, well grounded characters, tells the story of their painful ordeal. Antonia is a strong willed, volatile musician from Sicily (and responsible for the film’s soundtrack); Guido is a bookish, gentle ancient language expert from Toscana. They want to have a child and are willing to try almost anything, including a treatment that involves chanting barefoot on the snow and a visit to the pope’s gynecologist. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Today the EXPO 2015 opens in Milan

On 1 May, the Universal Exposition 2015 opens its doors to the public in the host city of Milan. A live concert by Andrea Boccelli on 30 April marked the opening. 

The area occupied by the Expo 2015 site is located about 15 km (about 10 miles) northwest of Milan and is organised into five thematic pavilions. 148 countries and many international corporations are contributing exhibits to the Expo.

The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. Expo 2015 will further develop themes introduced in earlier Expos in the light of new global scenarios and emerging issues, with a principal focus on the right to healthy, secure and sufficient food for all the world’s inhabitants.

Official site EXPO 2015