NZCFS Project Updates

Projects receiving Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange Funding – 2016

The New Zealand China Friendship Society's 'Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange' (RAFE) Fund began in 2012 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS), and to reflect the spirit of Rewi Alley in promoting friendly exchange between China and New Zealand. According to the Memorandum of Understanding for the RAFE fund, a sum of … [Read more...]

Status of ongoing RAFE Fund projects – 2016

The RAFE Fund began in 2012 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding the New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc, and to reflect the spirit of Rewi Alley in promoting friendly exchange between China and New Zealand. According to the Memorandum of Understanding for the RAFE fund, a sum of 200,000 RMB (approximately $NZ40,000) will be provided annually, for a period of five … [Read more...]

Michelle Elia starts teaching at Shandan Bailie School

Kia Ora! My name is Michelle Elia and I am Shandan Bailie School’s newest English Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Originally from Porirua in the Wellington region, I grew up in a Pacific Island household where my mother migrated from the Cook Islands and my father from Samoa at a young age. My cultural background is something I hold very dearly and I celebrate it every … [Read more...]

Hawkes Bay Orchestral Society’s cultural exchange to China a success

The Hawkes Bay Orchestral Society’s 10-day cultural exchange to China (April 2016) was a great success. The exchange was funded by the New Zealand China Friendship Society's Simon Deng Li Fund.  As a result of this tour, it is highly likely that a visit from a performance and arts group from Guilin Childrens' Palace to Hawkes Bay will take place in 2017, and more school … [Read more...]

Auckland poet heading to Shanghai

Auckland poet Heidi North-Bailey has been selected as the second New Zealand writer to join the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s Writing Programme.  Her residency is part of an exchange initiated through the New Zealand China Friendship Society's Simon Deng Li Fund in partnership with the Michael King Writers Centre.Heidi will join writers from Argentina, Spain, Israel, Russia, … [Read more...]

Call for applications for RAFE funding, 2016

BackgroundIn 2012, the China Oceania Friendship Association (COFA) entered into an agreement with the New Zealand China Friendship Society whereby, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the society, COFA would provide 1 million RMB to our society over a period of five years, at the rate of 200,000 RMB (approximately NZ$40,000) per year, for a period of five … [Read more...]

Applications open for 2016 Shanghai Writers’ programme

New Zealand's literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers' programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association in September and October 2016.The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an inner-city apartment, a small stipend for living expenses and return economy-class air … [Read more...]

Scholarship Nurses’ latest news

NZCFS President Dave Bromwich was in Hangzhou in January 2016 and met up with one of our current Kathleen Hall Memorial Scholarship recipients Zhu Caixia, who is completing her final practical year at a Hangzhou hospital. She told Dave she was happy with her choice of study and is confident of passing her final exams. Her hospital has 20 departments with about 60 beds in each. … [Read more...]

Projects funded by the Simon Deng Li Fund for 2016

The New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS) is pleased to announce that five projects are being funded by the Simon Deng Li Fund for 2016.Most of them should help promote the NZCFS among younger people which gives a good fit with the desired aims of the Society in that regard.Below details are given of the five projects, including a brief description and their status, as … [Read more...]

Call for Applications for Environmental Delegation to China 2016

This is a call for you to join the Environmental Delegation to China 2016, which is supported by the New Zealand China Friendship Society [Simon Deng Li Fund] and Beijing Youxie. About the Tour: Objectives: The objectives of this tour* are for New Zealand environmental professionals to: Build relationships with their Chinese counterparts and better understand Chinese … [Read more...]

Kathleen Hall’s great nephew invited to 70th Anniversary Celebrations in Beijing

This is a report from Philip Hall, Kathleen's great nephew. He was invited to Beijing to attend the 70th Anniversary Celebrations (3rd September 2015) commemorating the end of the Japanese War.I grew up hearing stories from my family about my Great Aunt Kathleen. She has been a hero of mine for as long as I can remember. It was a great honour, then, to be invited by the Chinese … [Read more...]