RAFE Fund Project News

Original Shandan Museum, Shandan City, Gansu province

  Type of locality:   Museum Location:  Shandan City, Gansu Province Google Earth views: GPS co-ordinates:   N38.78122  E101.09005 Cost:   Free to visit Access:   In theory the museum is open during working hours, but is often closed - contact Shandan Bailie School for assistance in organising a tour. Website:   None This museum contains a stunning collection of … [Read more...]

Shandan Alley Memorial Museum – Shandan City, Gansu province

  Type of locality:  Museum Location:   Shandan City, Gansu Province Google Earth view:   GPS co-ordinates:    N38.79778,  E101.08578 Cost:  n/a Access:   n/a (Still being constructed in May 2017) Website:   None Construction of the museum began in March 2015.  It is being built opposite the Aili Hotel, in the planned (2017) 'NZ suburb 'in the north of Shandan … [Read more...]

Shandan Railway Station

  Type of Locality:   Other Location:  Shandan City, Gansu Province Google Earth view:   GPS co-ordinates:    N38.81224,  E101.0725 Cost:   Not applicable Access:  Local bus, taxi, or walk. Website:   None Shandan's only railway station is located about 2km to the north of the town, on the main road towards Zhangye.   It is serviced by local bus, taxi, or is a … [Read more...]

Post Office for booking Rail tickets – Shandan City

  Type of locality:  Other Location:  Shandan City, Gansu Province Map:   GPS co-ordinates:    N38.78765,   E101.08664 Cost:   Not applicable Access:   During working hours Website:   None The post office will book train tickets; tickets can also be booked at the train station. The building is located opposite the city park. Before you book your ticket, it's … [Read more...]

Aili International Hotel – Shandan City, Gansu province

  Type of 'Monument':  Hotel named after Rewi Alley Location:  Shandan City, Gansu Province Google Earth view: GPS co-ordinates:   N 38.79763, E 101.08405 Cost:  To stay overnight costs from 200-300Y/night for two (2015 price) Access:  View from the street or visit the foyer and restaurants inside Website: … [Read more...]

Beijing – Travel advice

Beijing - Travel Advice Rewi Alley locations: Overview Beijing Bailie University Peili Park Youxie compound in Taijichang, the old Italian legation, where he spent his latter years in residence, but not generally open for visitors to visit.  Now the offices of Youxie. Song Qingling mansion on Hou Hai (back lake), not far from the Drum Tower, is well worth a … [Read more...]

Rewi Alley’s China

Rewi Alley's China Rewi Alley spent much of his life in China.  There are many resources available on his history and contributions.  Provided here is specific travel information to enable you to visit current sites in China, where some physical monument or structure exists that celebrates Rewi - little pieces of NZ history dotted across China. This project, ‘A Guide for … [Read more...]

Projects receiving Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange Funding – 2016

The New Zealand China Friendship Society's 'Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange' (RAFE) Fund began in 2012 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS), and to reflect the spirit of Rewi Alley in promoting friendly exchange between China and New Zealand. According to the Memorandum of Understanding for the RAFE fund, a sum of … [Read more...]

Status of ongoing RAFE Fund projects – 2016

The RAFE Fund began in 2012 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding the New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc, and to reflect the spirit of Rewi Alley in promoting friendly exchange between China and New Zealand. According to the Memorandum of Understanding for the RAFE fund, a sum of 200,000 RMB (approximately $NZ40,000) will be provided annually, for a period of five … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]