Nelson News and Events

Nelson Branch President’s Report – February, 2017

  The Nelson Branch President’s Report, as presented by President Ferry van Mansum at the AGM on 12 February, 2017, is also available as a PDF at: NZCFSNelsonPresidentsReportFeb17.pdf   New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc. – Nelson Branch President: Ferry van Mansum  Phone: 03 546 6574      email: ferryvanmansum@gmail.com   Secretary: Barbara … [Read more...]

Opening of the Nelson Garden in Huangshi (Nelson’s Sister City)

Nelson received an invitation from the Huangshi Municipal Committee to attend the opening of the Garden and Mineral Expo on 26th September 2016.  Due to the local body elections, there was just a small delegation headed by Bill Findlater, Nelson Tasman Tourism executive advisor, who represented the Nelson mayor, Rachel Reese. Other delegates were Ferry van Mansum, president of … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Art Exchange Project wins Sister City Award

The Sister Cities New Zealand 2016 Conference was recently held in Nelson. Every year, they invite submissions on Sister City projects from around the country and, in conjunction with the Nelson City Council, NZCFS Nelson Branch entered our 2015  RAFE funded project, the Nelson-Huangshi Schools Art Exchange. Many Nelsonians visited and admired the colourful and … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch President’s Report – February, 2016

The Nelson Branch President’s Report, as presented by President Ferry van Mansum at the AGM on 14 February, 2016, is also available as a PDF at: NZCFSNelsonPresidentsReportFeb16.pdf New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc. – Nelson BranchPresident: Ferry van Mansum Phone: 03 538 0344      email: ferryvanmansum@gmail.com  Secretary: Barbara Markland Phone: 03 544 4712     … [Read more...]

RAFE-funded Art Exchange Project

REFINERY ARTSPACE,1 - 12 September OPENING: 4.30 - 6pm Tuesday 1 September NZ China Friendship Society in Nelson, contributes to: Nelson's China Week & New Zealand Chinese Language Week7 - 13 September  From 1 - 12 September,  the Refinery Artspace in Nelson is exhibiting artworks from sister cities schools in Nelson and Huangshi, Hubei Province.Celebrated at … [Read more...]

NZCFS Nelson Branch’s Chinese Culture Holiday Programme is a success

Nelson families gathered keenly for the third NZCFS Chinese Culture holiday programme, held on 13th and 14th July 2015 at Nelson and Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). Thirty-seven children came in from the cold to a warm welcome from Gina (Qianlan), her fellow Confucius Institute Mandarin Learning Assistants and volunteers from the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand … [Read more...]

Chinese Culture Holiday Programme

 New Zealand China Friendship Society - Nelson& The Confucius Institute at Canterbury University   Chinese Culture Holiday Programme 13 - 14 July, 2015K Block, N.M.I.T. Nelson  Monday: 9 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday: 9 am - 4:30 pm Fun with painting . calligraphyMandarin . crafts . dumplingspaper - cutting . music & much more ...  Register by 1st July: $10Download the … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch President’s Report – February, 2015

  The Nelson Branch President’s Report, as presented by President Christine Ward at the AGM on 22 February, 2015, is also available as a PDF at: NelsonPresidentsReport2014.pdf   New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc. – Nelson Branch President: Christine Ward          23 Suter Street, Stoke, Nelson.   Phone: 03 538 0344                   email: … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch President’s Report – February, 2014

The Nelson Branch President’s Report, as presented by President Christine Ward at the AGM on 9 February, 2014, is also available as a PDF at: NelsonPresidentsReport2013.pdf   New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc. - Nelson Branch President: Christine Ward 23 Suter Street, Stoke, Nelson. Phone: 03 538 0344           email: christine@brainward.com Secretary: … [Read more...]

Chinese Culture Day-Camp

    CHINESE CULTURE DAY-CAMP For ages 8 - 15       Fun with crafts, language, calligraphy, food & more.     Our second Chinese Culture Camp, held during the July school holidays, introduced more Mandarin and community involvement, leaving the children very keen to visit China. For the full camp story scroll down to the end of our August … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch President’s Report – February, 2013

The Nelson Branch President’s Report, as presented by President Christine Ward at the AGM in February, 2013, is available at: NelsonPresidentsReport2012.pdf     … [Read more...]