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2WAYS Community Engagement in New Zealand

2WAYS Company Limited, based in Christchurch, specialises in customising New Zealand study and tour packages for Catalan, Spanish and Chinese clients.

2WAYS indicates East and West; Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere; human and nature; individual and society; give and take; import and export; work and holiday…the balancing way to be happy, creative and willing to share with others.

We are Catalan New Zealander and Chinese Kiwi. Therefore the brand 2WAYS highlights our heritage, origins and values. Our various experiences in the local community is the advantage of our clients.

In a people-orientated business, having people working for you who are widely and deeply involved in the community from which the clients learn and benefit definitely makes the difference. It's what you can rely on from 2Ways when you choose study, travel and experience life in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Come with 2WAYS, learn English faster and enjoy your holiday more in New Zealand!

Photo: Ellen Yule & Amelia Homs Ferrer
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Ellen with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at Chinese Conference in 2005.
Helen Clark is the Head of United Nations Development Programme from 2009 to 2013.

2WAYS Co., based in Christchurch, specialises in customising New Zealand study and tour packages for Catalan, Spanish and Chinese clients.

2WAYS indicates East and West; Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere; human and nature; individual and society; give and take; import and export; work and holiday…the balancing way to be happy, creative and willing to share with others.

In a people-orientated business, having people working for you who are widely and deeply involved in the community from which the clients learn and benefit definitely makes the difference. It's what you can rely on from 2Ways when you choose study, travel and experience life in Christchurch, New Zealand.

www.newzealand2ways.com

With a big support from Kiwi fellows, Ellen initiated Asian Line at Citizens Advice Bureau (Christchurch) on 1 July 2003, offering free and confidential information and advice about education, immigration, housing, employment, tax, health care and other issues for the local Chinese community on Wednesdays.

Amelia greeted New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at a Christchurch conference in 2005. Hola!Helen Clark replied instantly.

(from left to right) Amelia, Ellen, Vivian, Sue and Iris competed in 10km Walk/Run in Hagley Park, Christchurch on 13 November 2005 for fundraising for women NGOs. “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)

Together with other volunteers of Police Kiosk in Christchurch Cathedral Square, Ellen expressed gratitude in farewell party for Sandra Manderson, Canterbury District Police Commander on 17 September 2007 before she takes on her new job for New Zealand Embassy in USA.

Amelia voluntarily broadcasts in Spanish Programme, Christchurch Community Radio PLAINS FM96.9 on Saturday.

Ellen as an interpreter helped the local Chinese-speaking voters in New Zealand national election 2005.

Amelia with her photos at Christchurch Diversity Canvas 2006

Photos taken by Ellen at Christchurch Snapshots Exhibition 2005

Amelia introduces Spanish culture, language, food, wine and sightseeing to Kiwis.

Ellen shared cultural awareness with staff at New Zealand Work and Income (Christchurch) in 2004.

Amelia participates in Christchurch Inter-culture Assembly

Ellen interviews police constable Rakesh Naidoo about community safety education.

Amelia finds out the charm of Maori fashionable clothes made of the New Zealand native flax.

Ellen and Amelia shared food and chat with neighbours in Neighbourhood Week 2006.

Working bees - international volunteers gave a hand to plant grapevine in a Canterbury vineyard in 2006.

Amelia volunteers her waiting time in Christchurch Hospital and knits a bit a piece of patched blanket for the people in need, such as the senior, the low income family or the homeless.

Together with other volunteers, Ellen plants pohutukawa - New Zealand Christmas tree on the beach.

Amelia and Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore (1998-2007) raised fund for Women Refuge in 2006.

Ellen delivered a presentation about Tibetan Antelope volunteer project that she worked for in 2000 at Christchurch Hillview Christian School in 2003.

Amelia supports Peruvian fundraising party in July 2007.

Ellen attended Quarantine Training organised by New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) at Auckland international airport in 2002.

2Ways organsied a Diverse Taste Lunch in Neighbourhood Week 2007.

Mr. Geoff Ward, Ambassador of New Zealand in Madrid is as friendly as Kiwis in a 2.5-hour meeting with Ellen and Amelia on 31 Jan. 2008.

Amelia supports the local Samoan artist's painting on the hand-made paper.

Ellen joins the Christchurch (NZ) Ethnic Women's Network (CEWN).

2Ways participate in Earth Hour in Christchurch, New Zealand - the first city in the world switchs off lights at 8pm on 29 March 2008. Instead of burning candles at home, Amelia and Ellen join a thousand Canterburians for a environmental movie (the 11th Hour) in Cathedral Square.

Ellen steps on board of Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior in Lyttleton Harbour in March 2008.

Amelia plants 35 Canterbury native plants and shrubs in the Styx Reserve, Christchurch in May 2008.

A peaceful ceremony was hold on 11 September 2009 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The 5-ton steel from the site of World Trade Centre collapsed on 11 September 2001 in terrorist attacks was gifted from the City of New York City to the City of Christchurch, NZ to be used as a tribute sculpture to firefighters.

The sculpture stands opposite the Christchurch Central Fire Station on the banks of the Avon River, near the historic site of the former Tautahi Pa. There were important Maori cultural and spiritual issues to be considered in placing a sculpture made from a site of death near this significant life-giving site.

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