National News and Events

China-Oceania and Canada Sister Cities Forum

The following speech was given by Bill Willmott, Head of the NZCFS Delegation at the China-Oceania & Canada Sister Cities Forum in Shanghai on the 9 September 2010. Haere mai, Haere mai, Ko Bill toku ingoa, Ko Kanata toku iwi, Ko Omei Shan toku maunga, Ko Jin Jiang toku awa. No reira, Tena Koutou Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou … [Read more...]

Article by Misa Tapu in NZ Herald

Misa Tapu was a delegate on the recent Prominent Persons and Leaders Tour. Click on this link to see the Monday 27 September 2010 article (followed by comments) on NZ Herald's website: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10676266 … [Read more...]

Rewi Alley Documentary Series on CCTV 10

John Key speaking at a ceremony in Beijing to mark the launch of a Rewi Alley documentary. Ministry for Culture & Heritage Press Release 7 July 2010: A television series celebrating the life of an extraordinary New Zealander premiered in China on 9 July to coincide with New Zealand Day at the Shanghai World Expo. The series on Rewi Alley aired on CCTV, which has an … [Read more...]

‘Tibet – Myth and Legend’ by Foster Stockwell

Download 'Tibet - Myth and Legend' by Foster Stockwell in pdf format. See Prof. Bill Willmott's comments and Society disclaimer at the end. … [Read more...]

Bill Willmott on Radio NZ National

Prof Bill Willmott, Past National President, was interviewed on 25 July on Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw. Bill told Ideas about the Gung Ho Cooperative Movement in the late 1930s, and recalled his first meeting with Rewi Alley back in 1936. You can listen to the audio if you: CLICK HERE then scroll down to "Ideas: The Co-operative Economy". Click on the title to start the … [Read more...]

James Bertram Scholarships

Understanding China is essential for the future of New Zealand, according to a businessman who has funded a new scholarship at Victoria University. "We want young New Zealanders to engage with China, to understand the culture and connect with the Chinese leaders of tomorrow,” says Rodney Jones, who established the James Bertram Scholarships through the Victoria University … [Read more...]