Hawkes Bay News and Events

Hawkes Bay Youth Embrace China

Impressions and stories of recent trip to China  Saturday 3rd September 2016 at 4pm  St. Columba’s Church, Havelock North    Hawkes Bay Orchestral Society music exchange and Lindisfarne Football sports exchange.  To learn more about future cultural exchanges and about the New Zealand China Friendship Society -  please come along.    Musical interludes with Mrs … [Read more...]

Hawke’s Bay Concert – 24 May 2014

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James Lin Artist of the Month

for May at the Havelock North Function Centre, Te Mata RoadOpening and Demonstration by James LinFriday 2nd May 2014 at 7.30 pmHavelock North Function Centre, Te Mata Road All Welcome Gold Coin Donation  James Lin, graduated from the Fujian Art College, and studied Landscape Painting at the Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing under Professor Tie Sheng … [Read more...]

Hawke’s Bay Branch President’s Report for 2013

Our Society depends on the friendship and commitment of members and guidance from our Executive. So thank you to Mike Earle, Secretary; Dave Bromwich, Treasurer; Lou Klinkhamer, Vice-President; and Maurice Beeby, John Chen, Karen Cowley Janet Kee, Heiko Lade, and Sue Padfield for your hard work on our committee.  This year Heiko is stepping down to concentrate on his work as … [Read more...]

International Cultures’ Day Hastings

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Hawkes Bay Youth Orchestra Concert

Hawke's Bay Branch is working with our youth orchestra on a number of musical pieces including a special piece dedicated to Simon Deng Li, Honorary Patron of the NZ China Friendship Society Inc.  This piece has been written by Xi Yao, a young traditional Gu-Zheng musician and member of the Traditional Chinese Music School based in Hamilton.   The concert will be part of the … [Read more...]

Korean Professional Go player Kim Hyumwoo visits Hawke’s Bay

Go is known as Weiqi in China and Baduk in Korea and these two countries are the world leaders.  Come and see  Kim Hyumwoo demonstrate, and learn the basics of the game. Date:   10 May 2013 Time:   7.30pm     Free Entry Where:  Hastings District Council  Chambers in Lyndon Road.  Go is an ancient board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. … [Read more...]

Hawke’s Bay Branch President’s Report for the year 2012

A Society like ours only exists through friendship and commitment of us all as members and particularly through the executive. Last year was difficult for me and a big thank you to everyone who helped me out. Thank you to Mike Earle our Secretary and to Treasurer Dave Bromwich, Vice-President, Lou Klinkhamer, and to Maurice Beeby, Janet Kee, Heiko Lade, and Sue Padfield for … [Read more...]

International Cultures Day, 2nd March, Hastings

The world will again come to Cornwall Park in Tomoana Road, Hastings for International Cultures Day. The 2013 edition of this popular event will feature food from all corners of the globe while entertainers from local and visiting cultural groups will bring their own special style to the stage. Guest performers include the Sri Lankan Dance Academy from Wellington and the Garage … [Read more...]

Acclaimed Chinese Artist visits

Zhang Song Tao    Demonstration & Display  Date:   Wednesday 20th February 2013  Time:   7.30pm  All Welcome  Free Entry   Where:  Hastings District Council  Chamber in Lyndon Road.    Zhang Song Tao's artworks are often published in major Chinese and international newspapers and magazines, and are bought by Asian and foreign art lovers and collectors.  He is … [Read more...]

International Cultures Day, Cornwall Park, Hastings

The Wellington Dragon Dance Group are confirmed. They performed at the spectacular Wellington Chinese New Year festivities a couple of weeks ago and will be bringing the Dragon and their Lion Dances.   Please tell your friends, family and workmates to come along and experience performances from China, Sri Lanka, Tonga and Te Aute College to name a few. Try Philippine, … [Read more...]