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2014 Congress in Auckland



The next New Zealand Esperanto Association Congress and summer course will be at the St Francis Retreat, Hillsborough, Auckland from 15th to 21st January 2014.  


If you’re from outside Auckland, you can choose to stay on site at the congress venue (the food is superb!) or make your own accommodation arrangements. You can stay for the whole event, or just for a few days.

About the Congress

  • Teaching for all levels by an expert Esperantist from Nepal 
  • Talks, lectures, and conversations in Esperanto 
  • Excursions 
  • Entertainment and music in Esperanto 

A great opportunity for an intensive experience in the international language and ideal for all ages.

Approximate range of pricing and attendance options (exact pricing to be confirmed): day attendance from $25 per day to full-week attendance + accommodation/meals for $650.  

Registration will be available soon.

About the Location

The St Francis Retreat Centre offers retreat and conference facilities in a picturesque location about 20 minutes from the airport and is halfway between Auckland airport and Auckland City Centre.   The NZEA has held four congresses there on previous occasions and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the park gardens and the hospitality of the Franciscan Friars.   

The accommodation at the centre is all single rooms with shared bathroom facilities.  More details about the location and accommodation can be found on the St Francis Retreat Centre website

There are also several other motels in the area, a couple of the closest are: