Hamilton News and Events

Coming Events: Feb 2017

Please note these dates in your diary now:  Saturday 11 February 2017 Chinese New Year of the Golden Rooster – Concert at Clarence Street Theatre. This year we were honoured to have our sister city Wuxi send a very talented team of artists to feature at our concert and next year our sister city Chengdu will be sending us a team of performing artists (all teachers from the … [Read more...]

NZCFS Hamilton Branch’s “Year of the Fire Monkey” Celebration

The Hamilton Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS) has had a long history of participation in 'things Chinese' from the establishment of the Sister City relationship with  Wuxi City in Jiangsu Province, China, in 1986 by previous Mayor of Hamilton, Sir Ross Jensen, to their role in the Chinese Garden Trust in 1988 which developed the Chinese Garden in … [Read more...]

NZCFS Hamilton Branch End of Year Function Sunday 27 November 2016

The NZCFS Hamilton Branch's End of Year Function (Sunday 27 November 2016) will be held at the Canton Hong Kong Restaurant in Hamilton. Please note this in your diary now. A reminder and further details will be send out in mid November. … [Read more...]

Monday 15 August 2016 Free Public Talk “ China’s Food and Environment.” 5-30pm – 7.00pm at the Exhibition Hall, Hamilton Gardens.

This talk will be presented by E.N.Anderson (Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, University of California, Riverside). Please refer to attachment for further details. We hope you may be able to attend our meeting and the public talk at the Hamilton Gardens.China food and Environment details … [Read more...]

Wednesday 24 August 2016 General meeting 7 -9pm at The Lady Goodfellow Chapel Lounge at University of Waikato.

Our guest speaker will be Parekawhia McLean, CEO of Waikato Tainui, speaking on the experience of her first visit to China, accompanying Mayor Julie Hardaker on her recent Sister City visit to Wuxi and Chengdu. All welcome. … [Read more...]

Sounds and Sweet Airs that give Delight and hurt not

“Sounds and Sweet Airs that give Delight and hurt not”Shakespeare , as usual, thus aptly described Hamilton Mayor’s monthly Friday lunchtime concert at the Civic Reception Lounge recently.The concert, introduced by Hamilton Mayor, Judie Hardaker, was given by two very talented Chinese musicians, Chen Xiyao (Yao) and Zhang Yi (Johnny), who delighted the audience with sometimes … [Read more...]

Kathleen Hall Fundraising Dinner, Sunday 3 July 2016

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Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey Concert in Hamilton.

Dear members and friends,The traditional Chinese Spring Festival commences this year with New Year Day on 8 February and ending with Lantern Festival on 22 February. This year our Branch (assisted by, Waikato Weekly Chinese News, the Chinese Student Association of Waikato Region and Hamilton City Council) is organising a Celebration Concert for the Chinese Year of the Fire … [Read more...]

Tauranga Arts Festival (22 Oct – 1 Nov 2015)

Love between the rowsA story of cross-cultural love in 1920s New Zealand will be performed at the Tauranga Arts Festival on Sunday, October 25 using four languages – Cantonese, English, te reo Maori and New Zealand Sign.The Mooncake and the Kumara by Mei-Lin Hansen is based on the meeting of her Chinese grandfather and Maori grandmother in a Horowhenua market garden and the … [Read more...]

New Zealand Chinese Language week

Hamilton Events :5th to 13 th of SeptemberClick Here for NZ Chinese Language Week PosterClick here for a description of the events … [Read more...]

Kathleen Hall Fundraising Dinner: Sunday June 21st at 6pm

Kathleen Hall Fundraising DinnerSunday June 21st 2015 at 6pm at Victors Place Restaurant, 158 Ward Street, Hamilton.All proceeds go to the He Ming Qing (Kathleen Hall) Memorial Scholarship, which supports three nursing students from poor rural areas in China to enable them to complete their studies and return to work in their community.Kathleen Hall was a famous New Zealand … [Read more...]