NZCFS Project Updates

Call for applications for RAFE funding, 2016

BackgroundIn 2012, the China Oceania Friendship Association (COFA) entered into an agreement with the New Zealand China Friendship Society whereby, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the society, COFA would provide 1 million RMB to our society over a period of five years, at the rate of 200,000 RMB (approximately NZ$40,000) per year, for a period of five … [Read more...]

Applications open for 2016 Shanghai Writers’ programme

New Zealand's literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers' programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association in September and October 2016.The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an inner-city apartment, a small stipend for living expenses and return economy-class air … [Read more...]

Scholarship Nurses’ latest news

NZCFS President Dave Bromwich was in Hangzhou in January 2016 and met up with one of our current Kathleen Hall Memorial Scholarship recipients Zhu Caixia, who is completing her final practical year at a Hangzhou hospital. She told Dave she was happy with her choice of study and is confident of passing her final exams. Her hospital has 20 departments with about 60 beds in each. … [Read more...]

Projects funded by the Simon Deng Li Fund for 2016

The New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS) is pleased to announce that five projects are being funded by the Simon Deng Li Fund for 2016.Most of them should help promote the NZCFS among younger people which gives a good fit with the desired aims of the Society in that regard.Below details are given of the five projects, including a brief description and their status, as … [Read more...]

Call for Applications for Environmental Delegation to China 2016

This is a call for you to join the Environmental Delegation to China 2016, which is supported by the New Zealand China Friendship Society [Simon Deng Li Fund] and Beijing Youxie. About the Tour: Objectives: The objectives of this tour* are for New Zealand environmental professionals to: Build relationships with their Chinese counterparts and better understand Chinese … [Read more...]

Kathleen Hall’s great nephew invited to 70th Anniversary Celebrations in Beijing

This is a report from Philip Hall, Kathleen's great nephew. He was invited to Beijing to attend the 70th Anniversary Celebrations (3rd September 2015) commemorating the end of the Japanese War.I grew up hearing stories from my family about my Great Aunt Kathleen. She has been a hero of mine for as long as I can remember. It was a great honour, then, to be invited by the Chinese … [Read more...]

Remote school, with NZ ties, trains technicians

The following is a China Daily article written by Li Yang and Xue Chaohua, in Shandan, Gansu Province,  November 17, 2015.  Unique vocational studies combine classroom and practical instruction As the only foreigner working in Shandan, a remote county in Gansu province between the Gobi Desert and the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau, Michael Forde occasionally feels isolated from his … [Read more...]

Projects receiving Rewi Alley Fund allocations – 2015

The following projects have received RAFE funding allocations. as the funds will be used for consolidating and deepening friendship between the peoples of China and New Zealand, and pushing forward bilateral friendly exchanges and cooperation.  The projects fulfil one or more of the criteria: 1. Commemorating the legacy of Rewi Alley  2. Involve cultural and art exchange, … [Read more...]

Current Nursing Scholars

The two current students Zhu Caixia and Wang Xuejun were visited by John Hodgson and a group from a teachers exchange project, in Nanchang in April, 2015. They successfully completed their studies are now doing their practical year in a hospital – Wang is at Zhejiang Zhoushan hospital and Zhu is at Hangzhou.  We hope to include a personal update from them on their nursing … [Read more...]

Anguo Hospital Project News

Kathleen Hall and Anguo HospitalIn July 2015 members on the NZCFS Mongolia and North Central China Tour visited Anguo Hospital, Hebei Province.  This is now a large flourishing general hospital in the centre of town, with a strong TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) tradition – one of the most important TCM hospitals in China, Anguo being a centre for the TCM market.  The … [Read more...]

Young Ambassadors from Western Heights High School, Rotorua, report on their project visit to Nanchang

To mark the 2012 sixtieth anniversary of the founding the New Zealand China Friendship Society, and to reflect the spirit of Rewi Alley of promoting friendly exchange between China and New Zealand, the China Oceania Friendship Association (COFA) provided 1 million RMB, to be provided to NZCFS at 200,000 RMB annually for five years, for the annual funding of “… projects in terms … [Read more...]