Dunedin News and Events


27 OCTOBER Traditional Chinese Music A meeting for those who would like an introduction to Traditional Chinese Music - A Beginners Guide ….   Learn about the instruments, the traditions, the voice. An opportunity to share with those who have been learning about this fascinating art, and if you wish, a chance for some hands on experience. One of our guest presenters … [Read more...]


Dunedin Branch of New Zealand China Friendship Society presents:   CHINA   HERITAGE PARKS     and    IMPRESSIONS SANJIE LIU   A visual presentation by Jenny Christensen and Alan Bennington Following their participation in the 2012 NZCFS Photographers Tour SAT 1 SEPT 7.00 pm Venue: Dunedin Wesleyan Church. 22 Stafford Street, opposite ‘My Mate John’s’ Plus display of … [Read more...]

Dunedin Branch Planning Meeting, Meal & Film Sat July 28

Dunedin Branch Planning meeting and meal Sat July 28 Relax with Chinese movie “The Flowery March” If you love (or hate) “Masterchef” you’ll enjoy this one. See a review here: http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/trust-serves-up-tasty-offering-with-chinese-film/1018734/ Haixin’s home 6.00pm Welcome to come. Contact sec. for info/to confirm … [Read more...]

Dunedin Branch July Meeting

Dunedin Branch    Planning meeting and meal   Sat July 28   Relax with Chinese movie “The Flowery March” If you love (or hate) “Masterchef” you’ll enjoy this one.   See a review here:  http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/trust-serves-up-tasty-offering-with-chinese-film/1018734/ Haixin’s home 6.00pm      Welcome to come. Contact sec. for info/to confirm … [Read more...]

June Visitors

In 1989, Rewi Alley asked Tom Newnham to write the story of the New Zealand nurse, Kathleen Hall. Baoding was the closest city to the village of Songjiazhuang, where Kathleen had worked, and it was there that Tom met Madam Ma Baoru in the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office. He asked about He Ming Qing, Kathleen’s Chinese name. She was a little surprised that he wanted to find out … [Read more...]


60TH ANNIVERSAY    NZCFS CELEBRATES Committee members Colin and Vivienne are attending the National Conference and 60th anniversary celebrations in Auckland May 19-20. One of the official guests there is Liu Guozhong, Assistant Principal at Shandan Bailie School. He is joining us in Dunedin as our official guest at Dunedin’s  NZCFS 60th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday 5 … [Read more...]


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Dunedin Dumpling Evening

FRIDAY MARCH 16       Join us for a hands on learning experience. Expert Tutor Ivy Deng, assisted by visiting scholar Dongmei, will teach us how to make CHINESE DUMPLINGS Friday 16 March  6.00 pm Venue:  Home of Haixin Jiang, 265 Pine Hill Rd Up the hill toward Dunedin Nth motorway; look for the sign turning right to Pine Hill.  Ph 4737288                          Cost: … [Read more...]


In February the Dunedin Branch of NZCFS  held its AGM. It was a short business meeting. Officers elected: President – Steven SpelmanSecretary: Colin ChildTreasurer: Viv ChildOur work over the past year was highlighted in the President’s Report. … “our first full year has seen us grow from a mere handful (7) of local people, to a membership of 16 (9 yet to renew) with a total of … [Read more...]

Dunedin Branch December Meeting

COMING UP: SATURDAY 17 DEC  3.00PM CHINA TOUR INSIGHTS   NZCFS ‘Prominent Persons Tour’ 27 Oct – 5 Nov 2011.Colin and Viv Child were nominated to represent Dunedin Branch of NZCFS on this tour.   Colin and Viv have designed their presentation around five main themes and will be inviting your thoughts and contributions also in an interactive presentation about their … [Read more...]

Michael Stedman Talk

The Branch is very excited to host a "Talk in China" by Michael Stedman. Michael Stedman ( M.D. of Natural History New Zealand Documentaries Film Company), will talk on how his company operates in China. How was NHNZ able to gain access to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake when no other foreign film crew was allowed entry? The talk will be held in Otago University Burns 3 … [Read more...]