Rotorua News and Events

Rotorua Branch – Annual Report 2012 & Other News

CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT 2012/2013 Another year has passed and we have had good attendances for our meetings throughout the year. We had many interesting speakers starting with the return of Heinrich who set up car dealerships in China. Jenever Foreman informed us of the volunteer teaching programme she was trying to set up and her experiences in Hube province. We had a … [Read more...]

Rotorua Tai Chi Fan Dance

Performance of traditional Tai Chi Fan Dance at the Rotorua Mooncake Festival 2012.  The event was organised by Multicultural Rotorua, Rotorua Chinese Association and Newcomers Network. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute, China Trade and Culture Exchange Centre and supported by the NACFS Rotorua Branch whose members participated in the dance. … [Read more...]

Festival Celebrations

  A couple of months ago seven of our members joined the Tauranga Branch for lunch to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. We received a warm welcome and had an enjoyable social afternoon with them. Hopefully we will be able to join them again next year.          On Saturday 29 September 2012 the Rotorua Chinese Association along with the Rotorua … [Read more...]

Rotorua Branch – Annual Report April 2012

COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT - April 2012 The past year went very quickly with a varied and interesting programme as we progressed through the year. We were fortunate to be able to welcome a few new members to our group and unfortunately we also lost Phil Simmers and Frank Bronsnhan We started our new year with a Walking tour of China with Barbara Gatley followed by Alexis Legor … [Read more...]

Justice of Peace Association Luncheon and Visit by Eric Livingstone, National President

Recently the Rotorua Justice of Peace Association held a luncheon at the New Zealand Supreme Gourmet Restaurant inviting our organisation as well as the Rotorua Chinese Association and the Rotorua Chinese Language Association.  The purpose was to enable the JP Association to inform us about the responsibilities of JP’s and how one was able to become a JP. They wanted to … [Read more...]

Beginners Thai Chi Classes

Thanks to the Rotorua Chinese Association Lei Lei is now offering a new Thai Chi Class for beginners. This class is at 11:00 a.m. at Parksyde - Older Persons Community Centre every Wednesday morning. The session is for one hour. Thai Chi is a low impact exercise which helps improve balance and coordination. For further information contact Parksyde Ph. 3489892 or Lei Lei … [Read more...]

Rotorua Tai Chi Classes Continue

When the Rotorua Chinese Association was celebrating their country’s 60th Anniversary, Lei Lei and others gave demonstrations of Tai Chi, one being the Tai Chi Fan Form. As a member of a Tai Chi class and a member of the Rotorua China Friendship Society I suggested that we invite Lei Lei to give the class a demonstration because the others had not had the good fortune to see … [Read more...]

Shaanxi Delegation Visits Rotorua

On 20 April 2011 the Rotorua Branch of the China Friendship Society had the pleasure of hosting a delegation of 6 government representatives from Shaanxi Province China. They included a Senior Advisor, Deputy Director General of the Financial Department, First Deputy Mayor of Tongchuan, Deputy Chief of General Office, Chairman of Shaanxi Hongrui Group, and their interpreter … [Read more...]

Rotorua Christmas Luncheon

Rotorua Branch ended the year in grand style. We had a buffet Chinese Lunch at the Kwang Chow Restaurant. It was a pleasure to welcome visitors from Hamilton Branch Ian Howat and his wife. We have had great support for the past years speakers and it was great to see 21 people attend our end of the year Christmas function.  At our luncheon we surprised two of our members by … [Read more...]