Dunedin News and Events

Welcome to MLAs

WELCOME TO MLAs MLAs (Mandarin Language Assistants) from the Confucius Institute are working in our Dunedin and Clutha Schools. Dunedin Branch of NZCFS (New Zealand China Friendship Society) welcome them with a favourite walk and dinner. Goals: to make MLAs welcome and introduce them to our Society in Dunedin as a support and resource to introduce our members to the … [Read more...]

CHINA 10: NZCFS Dunedin Branch Get-Together 10 December 2016

Come and meet those who have been to China this year – and see their 10 best pictures or stories - relax and share. NZCFS Dunedin Branch members bring your partners and family. Food provided (BBQ and Chinese). Non members - $5.  5.00 -7.00pm Venue: St John’s, Roslyn (ask the NZCFS Dunedin Branch Secretary if you need directions). RSVP We welcome back President Paul … [Read more...]

Moon Festival September 2016

The NZCFS Dunedin Branch will celebrate Moon Festival on Wednesday 14th September 2016 with a meal at Wong Gok Restaurant, 282 Moray Pl, Dunedin. A chance to celebrate the festival and Chinese Language week. Branch members have an opportunity to welcome  members of the current language course. So - join us for a meal. 7.30pm $25 If coming, contact committee member Annie Zong … [Read more...]

Archaeology: the China-Dunedin Connection

NZCFS Dunedin Branch - August 2016 Meeting   Wednesday  17 Aug 2016  Archaeology:  the China-Dunedin Connection Speaker: Dr Anne Ford, Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Otago "Archaeology in the Middle Kingdom". Anne will discuss her research on understanding how the first state level societies/dynasties developed along the Yellow … [Read more...]

Mandarin Language Course Term 3 2016

Interested in learning Mandarin?  Beginner class or intermediate conversation class.  Contact Martha now about the TERM 3 COURSE beginning 17 August “Please send me info about the NZCFS Mandarin Course” (for those not at school or University Mandarin course).Send to the Course Facilitator, Dunedin NZCFS Branch member Martha Bell: bell3patman@orcon.net.nz 021 067 1858 … [Read more...]

Photographer’s Tour – Presentation by Paul Wheeler

Interested in photography?Interested in visiting China?Interested in seeing people and places in China you may not have been to? Interested in developing China NZ friendships?You will enjoy our July presentation fromPAUL WHEELER   PHOTOGRAPHERPaul Wheeler…. Dunedin musician, photographer and many other skills. He participated in the NZCFS PHOTOGRAPHERS TOUR to China in … [Read more...]

“My China and the Mushroom Connection” Thursday 5 May

Dunedin NZCFS Presents:    My China and the Mushroom ConnectionDunedin NZCFS branch member Dr Ian Hall is the New Zealand expert on truffles and other mushrooms that grow on the roots of trees.  His tai tai also works with mushrooms and is a professor of their cultivation in Tibet.   At times theirs is a long distance marriage.  Ian will take us on a journey that will show us … [Read more...]

Southern Clams – The China Connection

DUNEDIN NZCFS PRESENTS:SOUTHERN CLAMS – THE CHINA CONNECTIONWed March 30.  Our Guest Speaker will be Roger Belton of Southern Clams – over 15 years developing relationship with China from their base at Blueskin Bay.  Also branch member Miao Zhang (marine scientist who works for Roger); and maybe some clam chowder!  (a great website here: http://www.nzclams.com/)All Saints … [Read more...]

Welcome Walk and Dinner for MLAs

WELCOME TO MLAs MLAs (Mandarin Language Assistants) from the Confucius Institute are working in our Dunedin and Clutha Schools.Dunedin Branch of NZCFS (New Zealand China Friendship Society) welcome them with a favourite walk and dinner.Goals:to make MLAs welcome and introduce them to our Society in Dunedin as a support and resourceto introduce our members to the MLAs – young … [Read more...]

Dunedin 2016 AGM and New Year Dinner

FEBRUARY MEETING AND AGM                      and CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEARWednesday 10 February.Our guest speaker is NZCFS National President Dave Bromich.  Dave B has had long experience in China, particularly in developing rural cooperatives and more recently has been studying new models in developing sister city relationships.  He will share his insights on our NZCFS theme … [Read more...]

Mandarin Lessons for Beginners

The Dunedin Branch of NZ China Friendship Society (NZCFS) is running an eight week course in Mandarin for beginners, or those with a few greeting phrases (ni hao) who want more.THURSDAYS  6PM starting on OCTOBER 1 2015 for eight weeks. One hour lessons.Venue: St John's  Anglican Church Hall 373 Highgate,  Maori HillCourse cost: $20     Members of NZCFS free. … [Read more...]