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Natalie Bowie, our next teacher at Shandan Bailie School

Natalie Bowie will soon be taking over from Brendan Corbett as our next teacher at Shandan Bailie School. She is presently preparing to arr... Read more

Shandan News – November, 2013

This is a series of quick emails from Brendan Corbett, our teacher at the Shandan Bailie (Peili) school, in order to keep the Society up-to-... Read more

Shandan News – October 2013

  Brendan Corbett has been teaching at Shandan Bailie School, Gansu Province, China, since September, 2013.  He will finish his stin... Read more

Appo Hocton – New Zealand’s First Chinese Immigrant

Nelson branch believes the story of Appo Hocton - Wong Ah Poo Hoc Ting, New Zealand’s first naturalised Chinese in 1853, deserves to be ... Read more

Society’s First Youth Intern has Successful China Trip

Besides the research component of the internship, the trip itself provided many special memories.  Highlights included:a tree-planting trip ... Read more

Update of the results of the media tour mission in May 2013

NZCFS can feel justly proud of its ability, through its contacts within the Chinese Government, to arrange for important people of both ... Read more

Opening a New Chapter in Chinese New Zealand Relations

Huo Yan stayed an extra week to go sightseeing in Queenstown where she went skiing and skydiving, and made a whistle-stop visit to Rotorua. ... Read more

Successful Applicant takes up NZCFS teaching post at Shandan Bai...

Brendan (Ben) Corbett is the new English teacher appointed to teach at Shandan Bailie School in Gansu Province. The advert stated that t... Read more

Immediate impact after NZCFS-organised Media Tour of China

There’s been a swift and positive response to the NZCFS media tour to Shanghai and Beijing from 18- 24 May with live reports on radio during... Read more

Powhiri for the Chairman Mao Feather Cloak

Te Papa Marae, 23rd April 2013. Ko te taura whiri, he whiri i te tangata The muka (flax fibre) cord is like the cord that connects peo... Read more

Huo Yan Selected As First Writer’s Fellow

NZCFS/Michael King Writers’ Centre first Writer’s Exchange gets extensive coverage in English Media in China The selection of Huo Yan as ... Read more

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