National Notebook

National Notebook July-August, 2012

  Philippa Reynolds 1931 - 2012 It is with deep regret that we must inform you that Philippa Reynolds died on Friday, 3 August, aged 80. A family member called in to see her to find that that she had passed away. Philippa had returned to New Zealand from England following the death of her husband, and has been living in Nelson.  Being a niece of Rewi Alley and a long time … [Read more...]

National Notebook May-June 2012

NZCFS 1952 - 2012 Sixty Years EVENTS THIS YEAR• Our Conference“By honouring our past, we find our future”• Birthday Tour to China, 29 August to 24 September• Cooperatives Awards• April Photographers Tour   60th ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL CONFERENCE 18-20 May 2012“By honouring our past, we find our future”  NEW FUND FOR CHINA FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGES One of China’s most senior … [Read more...]

National Notebook April 2012

NZCFS 1952 - 2012 Sixty Years Recent News The Photographers’ Tour arrived back last weekend, and Judy Livingstone, Tour Leader, said they had a great trip, with plenty of time to take photos and a few adventures along the way.  Stories and photos next Notebook. Auckland Branch is co-sponsor of an exhibition of more than 100 photographs celebrating Rewi Alley’s life. This … [Read more...]

National Notebook March 2012

 1952 - 2012 Sixty Years 60th ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL CONFERENCE & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 18-20 May 2012      Owen Glenn Building,  University of Auckland “By honouring our past, we find our future” Our Conference this year will be held in our founding city, Auckland, from 18 to 20 May and Auckland Branch President George Andrews says they are “pulling out all the stops” … [Read more...]

National Notebook February 2012

NZCFS 1952 - 2012 Sixty Years The original hand written minute book records:   Wednesday 27 February 1952 at 8pm saw a group of 4 women and 13 men meet in room 13, Tabernacle Buildings, Karangahape Road, Auckland in February “for the purpose of forming an organization of friendship and understanding of China and the Chinese People”. Mr B Read took the chair and after … [Read more...]

National Notebook December 2011

MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL PRESIDENT ERIC Greetings to all of you as we head towards the Christmas and holiday season. Apart from the tragic time during the earthquakes in Canterbury especially that of February earlier this year, as a Society we have had an extremely active and rewarding year. As I reflect on the multitude of dedicated people we have in our Society volunteering … [Read more...]

National Notebook October 2011

NZCFS Projects and Tibetan Communities Tour Dave Bromwich reports, “Last week the fourteen people on our Tour met the  Shaanxi Women's Federation and visited the Society’s health and co-operative development projects in Feng County, Baoji City. One day we thought we would have to double back, but the road was open and snow was falling and we saw a wolf as we passed by!  This … [Read more...]

National Notebook September 2011

Welcome to a High-level Delegation from Beijing Auckland Branch had the honour of welcoming a high-level delegation from Beijing at a dinner on Tuesday, 4th September 2011.  The delegation was led by Mr Liao Hui, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) [the Chinese equivalent of the US Senate] and also … [Read more...]

National Notebook August 2011

Margot Cornwall Scholarship, 2011 Peter Cornwall, generously established the Margot Cornwall Scholarship in memory of his wife Margot to allow a Youxie staff member to study in New Zealand for one semester.Wang Lidan (Linda) was the inaugural Cornwall Scholar and she was determined to make the most of her opportunity.Not only was her very first lecture at Canterbury University … [Read more...]

National Notebook July 2011

Year of the Rabbit In 2010 NZCFS started a rabbit raising project for hamlets in poor rural areas in the interior of karst Guangxi. This year, your Projects’ Team is promoting the extension of this project to reach more families. For $80, a new household can receive a team of rabbits to get started. Read more on this website under Projects, Guangxi. On 6 July 2011 we … [Read more...]

National Notebook June 2011

National Conference and AGM        China & New Zealand: The Next Decade 27-29th May 2011 in Wellington Thank you to all the Wellington Branch Committee and Members who contributed to make this conference a highlight. The speakers each gave us much to think about, the venue worked well and the food delicious. A highlight is always catching up with people we know well and … [Read more...]