Hawkes Bay News and Events

Steamed Pork Buns—Char Sui Bao

Thanks to Janet Kee for the demonstration. All ingredients are available from her shop, Hong Ke Long Chinese Mini-Mart at 13 Morris Spence Avenue, Onekawa, Napier  or from most Asian supply outlets.  The filling: Stir fry 500gm diced pork with one diced chopped onion. Add 2 tbsp each of Hoisin Sauce, Oyster Sauce and maltose (or honey).  Stir in approximately one or two … [Read more...]

NZCFS at Hastings Blossom Parade Market September 2011

Thank you Mike Earle, Lou Klinkhamer, Janet Kee, Lucy Yu, Maurice Beeby, Tom Paramore, Miranda Chan and Sally Russell  for putting together a NZCFS presence at the Blossom Parade Market Day.  We had fun, looked good, gave people Chinese names, raised money for our Guangxi projects and talked to lots of people about China and the Hastings’ Guilin Sister– City … [Read more...]

Meeting August 5th

Michael Wong will tell us about his family history and his journey to document this.                             Date:  Friday 5th August Time: 7.30pm Where:  Hastings District Council        Chambers in Lyndon Road. Hawkes Bay born and bred, Michael’s great-grandfather came out to New Zealand in 1896.    Michael has been a contributing      author for a book about … [Read more...]

Hawke’s Bay President’s Report for the year 2010

Highlights of 2010 include: Banquets to welcome the Year of the Tiger and celebrate China’s National Day. The International Cultures Day was held at Cornwall Park on 6th March, with many helping in both the overall organisation of the event and in our stall.   Thank you everyone. The film Two Women in Red Scarves was a charming insight into rural life in a mountainous … [Read more...]

Hastings Guilin 30th Anniversary Celebrations March 2011

Hastings and Guilin celebrated 30 years of their successful  Sister-City relationship, which was the first between a New Zealand and Chinese city.    The Guilin Performing Group had a full week visiting schools to perform, and public performances at the Opera House and Cornwall Park.  The Guilin City Delegation had formal talks with the Hastings District Council and business … [Read more...]

Banquet for China’s National Day – 1st October 2010

The next meeting of the Hawkes Bay Branch of the NZCFS will be: A Banquet at the Singapore Restaurant, Hastings Street, Napier on Friday 1st October 2010 at 6.30pm to celebrate China's National Day. The cost is $30 per person. BYO drinks. Please book your seat with: Sally & Mike on 06 877 6027. … [Read more...]

Chinese New Year Banquet – 5 February 2010

BANQUET to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the TIGER on Friday 5th February 2010 at 7.00pm at the Garden Restaurant (BYO), Joll Road, Havelock North Cost $25 per person RSVP to Sally by phone 06 877 6027 by Wednesday 3rd February 2010. … [Read more...]