Tauranga News and Events


MANDARIN CORNER Where anyone can wander along to listen to, talk or practice their Mandarin - ALL WELCOME   ZEST CAFE                             CHADWICK ROAD - GREERTON   For further information ring: Sheila 578 0566    Sandra 576 1135 John 577 0583 … [Read more...]

Improved Educational Results Parallel Mandarin Studies in BOP.

At the recent seminar in Tauranga on the teaching and learning of Mandarin, organised by The New Zealand China Friendship Society, Programme Co-ordinator Laytee George outlined the organisation of Mandarin Programmes in local schools. As a National Curriculum 2007 requirement, all schools are required to offer additional languages to English. Historically Latin and French … [Read more...]

Ambassador Xu Jianguo Visits Tauranga.

Tauranga Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society certainly appreciated the visit of The Chinese Ambassador Xu Jianguo to Tauranga. Following the wonderful week of celebration for the twenty fifth anniversary of Tauranga Yantai Sister City Relationship the branch were able to host the Ambassador, his wife Madame Ni Li and two senior Embassy staff for an extra day … [Read more...]

Tauranga Yantai 25 Year Sister City Celebration Concert

2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Tauranga and Yantai China sister city relationship. To celebrate, Tauranga is holding a New Zealand China week to recognise some of the well known Chinese  cultural and recreation activities. Monday 15 August- Opening Event NZ China Week exhibition opening. Celebrate the opening of New Zealand China Week with drinks, nibbles and … [Read more...]

Report on Michael Powles, China Friendship‏

The New  Zealand China Friendship Society and The United Nations Association  joint meeting for the visit to Tauranga  of Michael  Powles speaking  on Tuesday   28June11    7pm Tauranga  Intermediate School  Attended  by 30 people.   Challenges  in constructive engagement with China   China  is a perplexing country huge country. Why has a free trade … [Read more...]