Nelson Branch Newsletters

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 4 – May 2017

The full pdf version of this newsletter is at Nelson Branch Newsletter May 2017 May Meeting Helene Wong Author of 'Being Chinese' Friday, May 26, 5:30 p.m. Jaycee Room, Founders Heritage Park Helene Wong will speak to our membership and our community friends at Founders Park/Jaycee Room. She will share her compelling life story written in her book, "Being Chinese", … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 3 – April 2017

 The full pdf version of this newsletter is at Nelson Branch Newsletter April 2017.   April meeting Taoist Tai Chi - Moving Meditation and Harmony for the Body, Mind and Spirit Friday, 28 April, 5:30 p.m.     Deb Knapp will give an overview of the background and history of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, talk about the international/national/local Taoist Tai Chi … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 2 – March 2017

The full pdf version of this newsletter is available at: Nelson Branch Newsletter March 2017   ~ March meeting ~ ~ Chinese Calligraphy ~ Friday, 31 March, 5:30 p.m. Mr. Shen Ming is now the Director of Cultural Section of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand. He will give an introduction on the basic knowledge about Chinese calligraphy by displaying how to use brush-pen and … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No.1 – February 2017

   XIN NIÁN KUÀI LÈ! Happy New Year!   We hope that members have had a restful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year and are now looking forward to the coming year. The Chinese zodiac year of the rooster officially began on 28 January and ends 15 February, 2018. You may well have guessed that this is a rooster or cock year from the decorations. As usual, we will be taking … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 10 – November 2016

  ~ November meeting ~ ~ The Cultural Revolution through English eyes ~ Friday 25 November, 5:30 p.m.   Dr Rose Kerr and husband Steven leave their UK home in November to spend the summer months in Nelson. She is Honorary Associate of the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge after retiring as keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 9 – October 2016

  ~ October 2016 meeting ~   China Friendship, Food and Cultural Delights   Friday 28 October 2016, 5:30 p.m.   In July this year, Jeanette Jones returned to China for what was to be a time of wonderful reunions, culturally rich and surprising hospitality and new friendships. It was an opportunity to share days in the lives of those people who have … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 7 – August 2016

~ August 2016 meeting ~ ~ Hidden Hong Kong ~ Friday 26 August, 5:30 p.m. 'What on earth are you going to do in Hong Kong for 18 days?' This was the usual response from friends before the Wilds and Marklands set off. The answer was '18 days may not be long enough'. You will not hear about Nathan Road, The Peak, Temple Street Night market, Ladies Market, Bird Market, but … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 6 – July 2016

~ July 2016 Meeting ~~ PP&L 2016 Delegates, Jifang and Rachel Reporting ~ Friday 29 July, 5:30 p.m. Once again, as in previous years, Nelson delegates made up a good proportion of the Prominent Persons and Leaders Tour (PP&L) when Jifang Black and Rachel Boyack went to China. This tour, somewhat shorter than those in the past, was arranged by the Chinese … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 5 – June 2016

~ June meeting ~ ~ 25th Anniversary ~ Friday 24 June, 5:30 p.m.This is our birthday, and we intend to have a party!This meeting will be different. There will be a look at branch history and an opportunity to hear anecdotes as well as a toast to the branch, its past, present, and future. It would be particularly interesting if members from the early years could tell us what … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 4 – May, 2016

~ May meeting ~~ Feng Shui – Chinese Harmony ~ Friday 27 May, 5:30 p.m. Rose Renton, who has a Feng Shui consultancy in Christchurch, is our speaker on this traditional philosophical system.Rose was born in Singapore to New Zealand parents and, although she left there when 2 1/2, she still has memories of her birth land. "Humidity feels like home and energy is … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter No. 3 – April, 2016

~ MLA INSIGHT & INSTRUCTION ~ ~ April meeting ~ Friday 29 April, 5:30 p.m. Over the last couple of years our membership has become acquainted with a number of Mandarin Language Assistants who, through the Confucius Institute, offer Mandarin language instruction to primary, intermediate and adult learners in our community.  Our April membership meeting will feature Emma … [Read more...]