French Good Sorts [fr]

Meet some of the many French residents in New Zealand who make us proud.

Anaëlle Busnel

March 2018

Meet Anaëlle Project manager at Dans le Noir ? (French for: In the Dark ?) Auckland. Dans le Noir ? is an international company offering patrons a unique experience by eating in complete darkness, guided and served by low vision or blind people?

The staff hiring and training in Auckland is being conducted by Dans le Noir? experts in partnership with the Blind Foundation. The Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s main provider of practical and emotional support for the 12,100 Kiwis who are blind or have low vision, enabling them to face their future with confidence.

Georges Michel

January 2018

As the volunteer chef d’îlot for the Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman-West Coast region, George Michel is part of an important network of links between the Embassy and the French community in emergency situations, such as the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

If you’re a French citizen in New Zealand and interested in becoming a chef d’îlot, see our guide (in French) for more information about the role and how to volunteer.

Faustine Tillard & Samuel Loussouarn – "My Little French Bookvan"

November 2017

Children’s literature specialists Faustine and Samuel drove across both islands over the course of six months with their "French bookvan" stopping by schools to promote French language in New Zealand.

Through their educational project, they aimed to encourage pupils to read!

On the road, they received support from InText Book company (based in Australia), the network of Alliance Française New Zealand as well as the NZ Association of French Teachers.

Dr Caroline Holden, Wellington

September 2017

Caroline Holden is a French GNS Science seismologist who doesn’t hesitate to tutor, in her own time, young interns working on different research projects.

She is also part of the team building France Aotearoa Science, Technology and Innovation (FAST!). This not-for-profit New Zealand Incorporated Society aims at fostering French-New Zealand scientific collaboration!

The first general assembly of the association will be held at Victoria University of Wellington on November 24th! If you want to register for this event, please contact :

Marie Monmont, Wellington

August 2017

Marie Monmont came from Lyon to Wellington as an experienced chef and chocolate-maker.

She started a family and her own chocolate business, Wildness. Partnering with the Department of Corrections, Marie’s social enterprise helps prisoners develop their business skills.

Nicolas Caviale Delzescaux, Wairoa

July 2017

Nicolas Caviale-Delzescaux is part of the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group, working to improve the local environment. The group won the Green Ribbon Awards 2017 supreme award for improving water quality in the Whangawehi, located in northern Hawke’s Bay .

Nicolas’ experience working for farming organisations in France gave him skills that helped the group succeed.

Dernière modification : 12/04/2018

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