Auckland News and Events

NZCFS Auckland Branch – Chinese National Day Celebration Banquet

NZCFS Auckland Branch - Chinese National Day Celebration Banquet Sunday, 16 October 2016 at 6pm,    早春二月VIP大包厢,Spring Tree VIP Premium Private Room,    100 Carlton Gore Rd, Newmarket. Limited spaces available RSVP to Henry Acland via email: … [Read more...]

Catch up for Chinese Moon Day

All NZCFS Auckland Branch members are invited to The Moon Day Catch Up Topic: China stories - share your stories about China over dinner at a Chinese bubble tea restaurant.   Date: 11th Sep Sunday Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Venue: Momo Tea, 3A Short Street, Newmarket, Auckland.  Mooncakes available. Food and drinks available at own cost. RSVP to Henry … [Read more...]

Lively Auckland Debate on China and The Pacific

The Auckland Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society took Patron Philip Burdon at his word when we hosted a rousing debate about a topic he had suggested at the 2016 NZCFS National Conference. He was more than ready to accept the challenge of adjudicating an event that provoked more interest than even he had imagined.The following report is from one of the … [Read more...]

Obituary for Cecil Fowler (29 June 1921 – 19 July 2014) + Memorial Meeting

Beloved Auckland member and Life Member of the New Zealand China Friendship Society, Cecil Fowler, died recently of cancer aged 93.  Not only Auckland branch, but the whole of the Society will mourn her passing as she epitomised all the values that the Society stands for - hard work, charitable assistance for the unfortunate and an innate compassion for those in … [Read more...]

Obituary of Isobel Easton-Thompson, 18 March 1921 – 2 June 2014

There was standing room only when Auckland members said farewell to our beloved Isobel Thompson who died over Queen’s Birthday weekend in her 94th year.   More than 150 friends and family came to the Friends House in Mount Eden Road, Auckland, to celebrate her long and eventful life.  Consul-General Niu reminded us how Isobel had been a friend in need for China when, in 1947, … [Read more...]


  Auckland branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society has been working with Miranda Naturalists Trust and the Auckland Chinese Consulate to garner support from China to protect the wetlands stopover of the Godwits on their long flight to the Arctic. Here is an update on their progress: Beijing’s Ministry of Forests has written to the Auckland branch promising to … [Read more...]

Spring Festival Dinner Auction on Wednesday

The Spring Festival Dinner is on this Wednesday 23 March 2011, 7pm at Royal Garden Restaurant, 3-7 Shakespeare Road, Milford, North Shore. There will be an auction in aid of Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Pictures displaying below are some of the items that will be auctioned on the night.. … [Read more...]