Wellington News and Events

NZCFS 2017 Engineering Delegation to China: Ancient and Modern Wonders

As the NZCFS engineering delegation to China is funded by the NZCFS Rewi Alley Fund, it was fitting that the first visit for our group of seven professional engineers (pictured in front of the Bird's Nest in Beijing) was to Rewi Alley’s former residence in Beijing.  Experiencing the place of the pioneer of NZ-China relations set the scene for our nine day programme in Beijing, … [Read more...]

Catching up with Western China: New Zealand’s Newest Diplomatic Challenge

  Public Lecture Thursday, 15 June 5.30 - 7pm Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT 2), Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University (map) New Zealand established its Consulate-General in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in 2014. Alistair Crozier has served as our first Consul-General since establishment, and has seen New Zealand’s relationship with Southwest China take off … [Read more...]

Confucian Perspectives on Modern Medicine and Contemporary Chinese Politics

Address by PROFESSOR OLE DÖRING NZCFS Wellington Branch meeting In association with NZ Institute of International Affairs Wellington branch Professor Ole Döring is an internationally-known bioethicist and sinologist at the Institute of Sinology/China Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany. His key areas of expertise include Bioethics, Confucianism, China Studies … [Read more...]

Michael Powles Speaks at the Reception at the Chinese Embassy on 27 April 2017 to Commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Rewi Alley’s Arrival in China.

Counsellor Qu, Distinguished Guests – Kia ora tatou, Ni hao I would like to thank you for inviting the NZ China Friendship Society, whom I’m representing this evening, to participate. I will start by quoting the words of two Presidents of China. A little more than a quarter century ago, I presented my credentials as New Zealand Ambassador to China to the then President, … [Read more...]

NZCFS Wellington Branch President Report for 2016/7

This will be my last annual report as President of the Branch. Later I will make some general comments about the Branch and the challenges and opportunities it faces.  But before I do that, I should report in the usual way on the year’s activities. I believe it’s been a busy and successful year for the Branch. Month by month: April – Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed - Dr … [Read more...]

A Chinese Garden in Wellington – Fundraising begins

The proposal to build a Chinese garden in Wellington is entering a new phase as resource consent has  been granted. the construction of the Garden is expected to commence next year (2018) provided the Chinese community raises its share of the funds to enable construction to start. Wellington City Council has secured significant support from sister-city relationships with … [Read more...]

Past and Modern Wonders: NZCFS Engineering Delegation to China June/July 2017

Call for Applications  This is an exciting opportunity to take part in a 10-day study tour in China in June/July 2017 focusing on forging better understanding and relationship between NZ and Chinese engineering sector. The group will visit Beijing, Hubei/Hunan and Shanghai; meet with peer professionals and also high level industry representatives; and draw parallels to the … [Read more...]

NZCFS Wellington Branch 2017 Chinese New Year Banquet

CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUET   Come and join us to welcome in The Year of the Rooster Sunday, 15 January at 6.30 pm Grand Century Restaurant, 84 Tory St Patron Hon Philip Burdon, Ambassador Wang Lutong and National President Dave Bromwich will be attending The Programme will include our traditional Quiz Contest and Raffles The cost, including wine and juice, is: $35 … [Read more...]

An Insight into Chinese Politics

About 100 members and friends of the New Zealand China Friendship Society's Wellington Branch were treated to a fascinating talk on China at the Wellington Branch's August 2016 meeting by Mr Carl Worker who gave some interesting opinions of the present political position of China today. Mr Worker spoke of his experiences as a New Zealand diplomat in China, and his opinions on … [Read more...]

Wellington Events for New Zealand Chinese Language Week 12-18 September 2016

PUBLIC EVENTS IN WELLINGTON    DISCOVERING A PAPER SON FROM DIGITAL FINGERPRINTS  Tuesday 13 september, 12.10-1pm, National Library  To mark New Zealand Chinese Language Week, the National Library has invited Richard Foy to speak at the month’s event. In this talk Richard will tell the unexpected and occasionally improbable tale of encountering his grandparents in the … [Read more...]

June 2016 Chinese Film in Wellington

NEW ZEALAND CHINESE LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CHINESE FILM 中国电影  - Thursday 23 June 2016, 7.15pmVenue: Committee Room One, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street. Gold coin donation. With support from Confucius Institute, VUW.(Please note that you need to press the buzz to the left of the Wakefield Street entrance, and ask security to let you. Txt 0210306853 if you cannot get … [Read more...]