Christchurch Branch Newsletters

Christchurch Branch Newsletter – May 2017

May speaker: Details of our May speaker will be emailed to you soon. National Conference, 19 – 21 May 2017 REWI ALLEY “The Spirit Continues” PLEASE NOTE: the earlybird registration of $110 is extended to 16 May! It’s not too late to register for this great conference! With no travel or accommodation costs it’s the cheapest one you’ll ever attend! This conference will be a … [Read more...]

Christchurch Branch Newsletter – April 2017

April speaker:  this is being finalised at the moment, and details of the speaker will be emailed to you soon.   National Conference, 19 – 21 May 2017 REWI ALLEY “The Spirit Continues” Be sure to register for this great conference! With no travel or accommodation costs it’s the cheapest one you’ll ever attend! This conference will be a really special one – 2017 is the … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch Newsletter – March 2017

Next Meeting – 30 th March 2017 At the last minute Mayor Donna Favel of Ashburton was unable to be our February meeting speaker, so Eric Livingstone kindly stepped in and spoke on the life of Rewi Alley. Donna has agreed to fill the March slot. She graduated from Ashburton College and later went to live in Australia. She returned to Ashburton in 1997 and bought the Regent … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch Newsletter – Feburary 2017

Next Meeting – 23rd February 2017 Annual General Meeting: The first meeting of the year always includes the branch’s Annual General Meeting. Please give some thought between now and then as to whether you would like to stand for the committee. This is an opportunity to become more involved in our society’s activities. We are all committed to the NZCFS; here’s your chance to … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch Newsletter – January 2017

Next Meeting – 23rd February 2017 Annual General Meeting: The first meeting of the year always includes the branch’s Annual General Meeting. Please give some thought between now and then as to whether you would like to stand for the committee. This is an opportunity to become more involved in our society’s activities. We are all committed to the NZCFS; here’s your chance to … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch Newsletter October 2016

Monthly meetings of the NZCFS Christchurch Branch are held on the last Thursday of the Month (except January, September, November and December): 7.30 pm at the Rewi Alley Education and Cultural Centre (Wharenui School), 32 Matipo Street, Riccarton. October speaker: At this stage, speaker details have not been confirmed. We will advise details as soon as possible. Important … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch Newletter September 2016

Please Note: There will be no monthly meeting in September as we will have our China National Day Banquet (details below) on Sunday 2 October! Our next monthly branch meeting will be Thursday 27 October. China National Day Banquet Sunday 2 October 2016 As usual, proceeds from the banquet will go toward the He Ming Qing Nursing Scholarship programme in China, which for several … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch Newsletter August 2016

Monthly meetings of the NZCFS Christchurch Branch are held on the last Thursday of the Month (except January, September, November and December): 7.30 pm at the Rewi Alley Education and Cultural Centre (Wharenui School), 32 Matipo Street, Riccarton. Next Meeting – 25th August 2016 August speaker: Bradley Meredith Bradley Meredith is an engineering student at the University of … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch Newsletter – July 2016

Next Meeting – 28th July 2016July speaker: Stephen Hoare-Vance   Stephen Hoare-Vance grew up in Christchurch and after an initial session at Canterbury University in the late 1980s, returned in 2006 to finish off what he started. Majoring in Political Science, he ended up developing a focus on China and became involved in the NZCFS. Unsure of how it would turn out, but sure it … [Read more...]

NZCFS Christchurch Branch June 2016 Newsletter

Next Meeting – 30th June 2016June speakers: Autumn and Chris   Our speakers this month are Liang Shuang (Autumn) and Huang Xin (Chris), Mandarin Language Assistants (MLAs) at the Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury. Shuang is a student from Huazhong University, and Xin comes from China University of Petroleum. They arrived in Christchurch at the beginning of … [Read more...]

Christchurch Branch Newsletter – May 2016

Next Meeting – 26th May 2016  George has just returned from three weeks in China, visiting a wide range of locations and practising his beginner language skills.  He is going to share his experiences of the people and places including the buried army, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, minority groups, a kiwifruit co-op supported by the … [Read more...]