Hibiscus Coast News and Events

The last Hibiscus Coast Branch News

We are pleased to announce that Hibiscus Coast branch has donated $NZ 2002 to the Kathleen Hall/He Ming Qing Memorial Fund. This will make a significant contribution to fund a scholarship for another nurse to undertake tertiary nursing studies.. The branch wished to donate to a good cause the balance of the money, which their branch had accumulated over the years since it began … [Read more...]

Christianity in China – an illustrated talk by Bob Lawson

Bob Lawson, a pastor for the Elim Church in NZ, will give an illustrated talk on his observations on Christianity in China and his and his wife Maggie's travel experience in different parts of China.September 19th, at 3pm at St John's Catholic Church hall, 180 Centreway, Orewa, North Auckland.  For a location map, click HEREBob is from Auckland, had a background of working for … [Read more...]

Pat Moore to give a talk “The Romance of Tea”

Pat Moore, one of our branch members, will give us an illustrated talk on "The Romance of Tea". So do come to hear him, at 3:00pm, Saturday 18th April, at St John Catholic Church hall, 180 Centreway, Orewa, North Auckland. When asked to explain the title of his talk, he replied:  "The history of tea goes back many centuries and it has played a fascinating part in the War  … [Read more...]

Henry Acland to talk about his work in Chinese media

The next meeting of the NZCFS Hibiscus Coast branch, will be held on March 14, at the St John's Catholic church hall, 180 Centreway, Orewa, at 3:00pm.Henry Acland will give an illustrated talk on his time in China, with particular accent on his work in Chinese media.   The latter included working for Xinhua, China's equivalent of Reuters.Henry was 'our man in Beijing' for a … [Read more...]

Our next meeting: Account of ‘Diverse China Tour’ + ‘Inside Red China’ film

Saturday Nov 8th, 3pm at St John's Catholic church hall, 180 Centreway, Orewa, Auckland.  For a location map, click HERE The programme will be:An account by myself and Teri of our 'Diverse China' trip last year - 21 days through the minor ways of Central and Southern China.We will show the recently produced DVD of ‘Inside Red China‘, a 1958 film by then-Society members, Rudall … [Read more...]

Our next meeting: Brendan’s Shandan Bailie Story

Saturday Aug 23 at 3pm at St John Catholic church hall, 180 Centreway, Orewa, Auckland. We will have the pleasure of hearing Brendan Corbett recounting the story of his stay at Shandan Bailie School, Shandan, Gansu province.  Shandan Baillie School was founded by Rewi Alley and George Hogg back in 1944 [click the following link for the story of how they started the school … [Read more...]

Early Chinese immigration to NZ, difficulties faced by early immigrants, and the search for Chinese family roots

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, at Orewa, St John Catholic church hall, 180 Centreway, at 3pm. An illustrated talk by  Helen Wong: "Early Chinese immigration to New Zealand, difficulties faced by early immigrants, and the search for Chinese family roots" Gold coin donation for tea/coffee & biscuits.  Afterwards, we will retire for dinner at the … [Read more...]

Chinese medicine – a compassionate model.

Hibiscus Coast branch next meeting will be on Sunday, November 17th, at St John's Catholic Church Hall, 180 Centreway, Orewa, Auckland, at 3pm. Dr Joan Campbell will give a talk:   Chinese medicine, a compassionate model – A view of Chinese medicine from the inside out. Her presentation will explore the similarities and differences between two different models of health and … [Read more...]

‘Our NZCFS tour in SE China’ – a talk by Ian Henderson

HBC branch next meeting: Sep 1, 3pm, at St John Catholic church hall, 180 Centreway, Orewa: Ian Henderson summarises his talk: During the month of April, 2013, my wife Ruth and I went on the NZCFS South East China tour. We were away for 3 weeks and some of the highlights of the tour were:- Yongding where we saw traditional Hakka roundhouses (Tulou), some still in use … [Read more...]

“Lost in Translation” – An NZ Teacher in China

 Chris Thorne, an Intermediate school teacher, will talk about living, studying, teaching and travelling in China... "The misconceptions I had, and how travelling there changed my opinions of the country."  St John's Catholic Church Hall,  180 Centreway Road, Orewa 3.00pm Sunday, Sept 18th There will be refreshments and a gold coin donation   … [Read more...]

Hibiscus Coast Branch August Meeting

    Demonstration of Chinese Cooking By Ian Howat (ex-President of Hamilton Branch) Sunday, Aug 28th, at 3pm at Trish & Dickie's, 12 Millennial Way, Orewa $10 donation to cover cost of food … [Read more...]