NZCFS at Hastings Blossom Parade Market September 2011

Lucy and Janet at the popular Chinese name stall

Thank you Mike Earle, Lou Klinkhamer, Janet Kee, Lucy Yu, Maurice Beeby, Tom Paramore, Miranda Chan and Sally Russell  for putting together a NZCFS presence at the Blossom Parade Market Day.  We had fun, looked good, gave people Chinese names, raised money for our Guangxi projects and talked to lots of people about China and the Hastings’ Guilin Sister– City connection.           … [Read more...]

Hawke’s Bay September Newsletter

Yum Cha

  NEXT MEETING:   Yum Cha Come and celebrate National Day Cost $25 per headFund raising for Guangxi Projects Book your place now.Phone Sally or Mike on 877 6027Date:  Sunday 9th October Time: 12 noon Where:  Napier Roast, 64 Carlyle St    Napier    LAST MEETING:  Katya Williams, Relationship Manager for commercial clients at the ANZ National Bank, spoke to us on the ANZ in China, its banking network, the possibilities for trade and how the bank can assist its clients. The ANZ has … [Read more...]

Hawke’s Bay August Newsletter

Katya Williams

NEXT MEETING: Katja Williams from the ANZ in Hastings is talking on commerce and trade in China from the bank’s  perspective. Katya is a  Relationship Manager for commercial clients at the ANZ National Bank, and is Vice President of the Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce. Katya comes from Detmold, Germany and worked as a trader for Deutsche Bank in London before coming to New Zealand.  She has worked in the finance sector as well as 8 years in manufacturing  leaving as General Manager with 4 … [Read more...]

Christchurch Branch September Newsletter

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September Newsletter PDF Monthly Meetings PLEASE NOTE: there is no September meeting   October Meeting Speaker: John Gould Rainwater Harvesting and Sustainable Rural Development in Gansu Province (details to come).   Branch News IMPORTANT NOTICE: there will be no meeting in September, as we are having the National Day banquet on 2 October – see banquet details in this newsletter. We are updating and checking the accuracy of our membership database at the moment, so you can … [Read more...]

National Notebook September 2011

From Left to Right: Mr. Liao Hui,  Qing Boming from Youxie and Laytee George observe a class at Kaitao Intermediate, Rotorua.

Welcome to a High-level Delegation from Beijing Auckland Branch had the honour of welcoming a high-level delegation from Beijing at a dinner on Tuesday, 4th September 2011.  The delegation was led by Mr Liao Hui, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) [the Chinese equivalent of the US Senate] and also President of the China-Oceania Friendship Assoc. (COFA). National President Eric Livingstone was unable to attend as he is in … [Read more...]

Speech by Dave Bromwich At Beijing Youxie Forum

Dave Bromwich Speaking at Beijing Youxie Forum

The following speech was delivered by Dave Bromwich, NZCFS Vice President at Beijing International Forum on People to People Friendship, September 6-8 2011 “New Zealand China Friendship Society’s Experience of International Cooperation” President of Beijing Youxie, fellow delegates.Pengyoumen, Nushimen, Xianshengmen, Nimen hao I bring you greetings from New Zealand China Friendship Society President Eric Livingstone, and all our members in New Zealand. I am very honoured to attend this … [Read more...]

Beijing International Forum on People to People Friendship

Madame Li Xiaoqiang, Executive Vice-President BPAFFC, opening

Hosted by Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (BPAFFC) on September 6-8, 2011, this forum had a total of 85 delegates from 25 countries in attendance.  The forum was to commemorate the 30th anniversary of BPAFFC’s foundation.  New Zealand China Friendship Society was represented by Vice-President Dave Bromwich and Christchurch Branch committee member Deborah Rhode.  For Deborah, it was a chance to meet some old friends from BPAFFC and from around the world who had … [Read more...]

Auckland branch welcomes high-level delegation from Beijing

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Auckland branch had the honour of welcoming a high-level delegation from Beijing at a dinner on Tuesday, September 4th 2011.  The delegation was lead by Mr Liao Hui, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) [the Chinese equivalent of the US Senate] and also President of the China-Oceania Friendship Assoc. (COFA). Auckland President George Andrews stood in for National President Eric Livingstone who had issued the formal invitation … [Read more...]



5.30pm., Sunday 2 October 2011 Red Bowl Restaurant 57 Mandeville Street, Christchurch       Come along and mark this special occasion with an evening of good food and good company. Bring your friends! Only $27 per person, $270 per table (BYO) Proceeds to the He Mingqing Scholarship Limited to 100. No door sales. Bookings close Friday 30 September Further information: Dave Adamson ph 389 1376   … [Read more...]

Rotorua Branch Newsletter-September 2011


GREETINGS TO ALL OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING WILL BE: DATE: Sunday 25 September 2011 TIME: 12:30 PM - Start time for a shared lunch VENUE: ARTS VILLAGE (RAVE) in the Eric Bridgman Lounge  This month our Guest Speaker is Wendy Chen Wendy is a full time Mandarin Chinese Language teacher at Rotorua Boys High School. She will be speaking to us about “Teaching New Zealand Teenagers.” Wendy will explain how she goes about teaching Mandarin to teens and the differences between teaching in China and … [Read more...]

“Lost in Translation” – An NZ Teacher in China

Chris Thorne

 Chris Thorne, an Intermediate school teacher, will talk about living, studying, teaching and travelling in China... "The misconceptions I had, and how travelling there changed my opinions of the country."  St John's Catholic Church Hall,  180 Centreway Road, Orewa 3.00pm Sunday, Sept 18th There will be refreshments and a gold coin donation   … [Read more...]

Mid-Autumn Festival Evening

moon cake

You are cordially invited to attend a Mid-Autumn Festival evening. Please join hosts Rewi Alley Academy and the Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury for the 2011 Mid-Autumn Festival. Saturday, 10th September 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm Rewi Alley Memorial Hall, 32A Matipo St, Riccarton RSVP to Alvin Liu— or 341-7108 by 7th Sep 2011. Rewi Alley Academy Rewi Alley Chinese School Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury   … [Read more...]

NZCFS Signs Cooperation Agreement With Beijing Bailie University

NZCFS Vice President Dave Bromwich and BBU President Yu Lin signing

On September 3rd 2011, NZCFS Vice-President Dave Bromwich represented NZCFS at the formal signing of an agreement with Beijing Bailie University (BBU). BBU President Yu Lin signed for BBU at a meeting attended by vice-presidents and department leaders of BBU, and William Qiu from Christchurch Branch executive of NZCFS. The agreement outlines specific areas of activity including two way academic exchange and reception of visitors and delegations, and promotion of NZ and BBU as centres of … [Read more...]

NZCFS Wellington Branch September 2011 Newsletter

Ambassador Xu Jianguo

NEXT BRANCH MEETING HE Mr Xu Jianguo, PRC Ambassador will speak on “China’s Economic Outlook and Peaceful Development” Mr. Xu Jianguo was born in October 1955 and is a native of Zhejiang Province. Mr. Xu holds a Bachelor's degree of Engineering and Law, and his professional and academic careers have spanned the following positions. From 1972-1978, Mr. Xu worked in the Cixi Machine Tool Plant in Zhejiang Province. From 1978-1993, Mr. Xu studied and worked in Zhejiang University as Deputy … [Read more...]