NZCFS 60th Birthday Tour – September 2012 – 24 days in China

Lake Karakol, west Xinjiang

 In 2012, NZCFS turns 60!  NZCFS 60th Birthday Tour itinerary detail is now finalised.  The tour follows the outline that is promoted below. To view the itinerary in full, please see the NZCFS 60th Birthday China Tour  flyer, and to view the route look at 60th Birthday Tour map.  The cost is $7490 for twin share accommodation. This cost includes all travel from your home town in New Zealand and return, all food, entry fees. It only excludes travel insurance, visa application fees, and … [Read more...]

Doctor/Psychologist Needed to help Orphanage near Xi’an, in China

Kids at 'Xingxing Aid for Street Kids

Baoji Xinxing for Street Kids In the course of project work, Dave Bromwich (NZCFS National Vice President – North Island) has twice visited a Chinese orphange that assists children who have been kidnapped or abandoned. They rehabilitate, relocate or care for the children as orphans.  The work done is fully recognised by the local Chinese authorities, with police often bringing street kids to the centre for care.  The centre is provided with a very adequate building and some running expenses by … [Read more...]

NZCFS Wellington Branch Mandarin Corner Annual Dinner 2011

In 2011 Mandarin Corner will be joining with the Wellington Chinese Language School to present the 2011 Annual Dinner on THURSDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2011, 6.30 – 8.30pm at DRAGONS CHINESE RESTAURANT, 25 TORY ST, WELLINGTON The dinner is supported by the Confucius Institute at Victoria University You are warmly invited to this first Joint Annual Dinner.  Your family and friends are also welcome! For further details, see the Programme and Menu. $30 per person ($15 for children), pay cash on arrival  … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter – November 2011

Nelson-Huangshi Chinese Garden Bridge

The full pdf is available at: NZCFSNelsonNovember2011.pdf    ~ Next meeting: 18 November ~   CHINESE AMBASSADOR VISITS NELSON for the official opening of the CHINESE GARDEN BRIDGE, our Branch Meeting and a tour of the city    BRIDGE OPENING at 2pm: His Excellency, Ambassador Xu Jianguo, and Nelson Mayor, Aldo Miccio, will officially open the bridge in Queen's Gardens at 2pm, and local iwi representatives will provide a blessing. The ceremony will signify the uniting friendship of the … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter – September 2011

The full pdf is available at: NZCFSNelsonSeptember2011.pdf ~ Next Branch Meeting ~ Friday, 30th September .. Hearing House .. 5:30 pm   FOCUS ON FAMILIES Our meeting will hear stories from two families, now living in our region, but with a close connection with China. THE ALBORN FAMILY STORY: Although their children were not born in Shanghai, Johnna and Brendan's three children, Finn and Jade (both 10), and Neve (3) have lived there all their lives until returning to live in Riwaka last … [Read more...]

November Chinese Film 中国电影

Life - movie

Date: Wednesday 23 November Time: 7.00pm – 9:30pm Venue: Committee Room One, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street 7-7:30pm –NZ Chinese Language Association National AGM 7:30 Feature Film—Life 人生 (105 minutes with English subtitles) Director: Wu Tianming; Starring: Zhou Lijing, Wu Yufang Adapted from the novel with the same title, this is a tragedy that occurs in “modern” China.  Through a vivid description of the frustrated life story of Gao Jialin, a high school graduate who is … [Read more...]

MANDARIN CORNER 汉语角 in November

3.15pm – 4.30pm Saturdays during school terms  Victoria University of Wellington 维多利亚大学, Seminar Room, 20 Kelburn Parade. Gold coin donation.  Open to all ages, all levels.  One to one or small groups. 5 November - Zisha Teapots 紫砂壶  12 November - Suzhou Gardens 苏州园林  19 November - Chopsticks 筷子  26 November - Chinese Silk 中国织绸 (Topics may vary subject to availability)   For more information phone Ellen Yang 04 4737558 or email mandarin.corner@gmail.com   3.15pm – 4.30pm … [Read more...]

NZCFS Wellington Branch November 2011 Newsletter

Dave Feickert

NEXT BRANCH MEETING Mr. Dave Feickert will speak on “From 'faster is better' to 'better is faster' in China and New Zealand” Dave Feickert is a coal mine safety adviser and also President of the Whanganui Branch of the NZ China Friendship Society. Since 2005 he has been advising the Chinese Government and coal companies and has submitted evidence to the Pike River Royal Commission. Dave won China’s Friendship Prize for Foreign Experts in 2009, along with another Kiwi, Lewis Dagger. Only 11 … [Read more...]

Rotorua Branch – Newsletter November 2011

Join us this year

GREETINGS TO ALL   It is hard to believe that another year has finished. The Committee would like to thank everyone for your support throughout the year. We have had many interesting speakers and last months meeting was very well attended with many interesting things coming forward which indicates another successful year.  Two suggestions came forward for venues for our end of the year luncheon and thanks to Norma Millard’s extensive enquires it has been decided that we will have our … [Read more...]

Rotorua Branch Newsletter – October 2011

Round Table discussions

GREETINGS TO ALL OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING WILL BE: DATE: Sunday 16 OCTOBER 2011 TIME: 12:30 PM - Start time for a shared lunch VENUE: ARTS VILLAGE (RAVE) in the Eric Bridgman Lounge This meeting will be a Round Table Discussion with all those attending participating. If you have any issue or topic you wish to discuss bring it along or if you like feel free to contact myself or any other committee member. Ideas for speakers, celebration of events, projects you would like supported, encouraging … [Read more...]