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Wellington Branch of the NZCFS

Welcome to the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society.

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Wellington branch was founded in 1956.

Activities include monthly meetings featuring talks and activities about aspects of Chinese culture, current affairs and trade; and a major banquet each year at Chinese New Year. Monthly meetings are held at Connolly Hall, Guildford Tce (off Hill Street) March to November on the third Wednesday at 5.45pm followed by an optional buffet Chinese meal at the hall.

The Wellington Branch supports the Sister Cities link with Xiamen and Beijing, and keeps close contact with the other local Chinese associations, including supporting a weekly Mandarin Corner hosted by the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington.

A monthly newsletter is published with details of current activities.

To find out more about any NZCFS Wellington Branch activities please contact:
The Secretary, NZCFS Wellington, PO Box 5423 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
Email: wellington@nzcfs.com

Branch Executives

Kirk McDowall

Juping Zhou
Vice President

Silver Ahou-Wilford

Dee McDowall



Advisers and Committee Members

Luke Qin JP
Past President and Honorary Advisor

Michael Powles
Honorary Advisor

Bing Fon
Committee Member

Sam Macintosh
Committee Member

Michael Dunwoodie
Committee Member

Andrew Wilford
Committee Member

Kerry Boyle
Committee Member

Nigel Murphy
Committee Member




Vera Xu
New Zealand Chinese Language Association

Hong Yuan
Wellington Young Chinese Union

Janet Andrews
Wellington Xiamen Association

Rev. Henry Yap
Anglican Chinese Mission

Haibo Li Michalik
Oriental Cultural And Performing Arts Group

Elisha Hsiao
Sister Cities NZ

Peter Ngan
Wellington Chinese Association

Lesley Chu
Wellington Chinese Women’s Association

Jun Yuan
New Zealand Culture and Arts Association

Alice Hang
New Zealand Charitable Association & Oceania TV

Lily Wang
Skykiwi Wellington Office

Rachel Qi
China and New Zealand Business Council




Life Members: Michael Powles, Ray Brownrigg, Bing Fon, Rob McKibbin, Joan McKibbin, Bernie Richmond, Elaine Richmond, Christine Strickland and Luke Qin.

Donations: Donations over $5 are tax deductible. The Wellington Branch is a registered Incorporated Society. Our Charities Services (formerly Charities Commission) registration number is CC27242.

Annual membership: Student (full-time) $20, Single $25, Family $32, Educational Institute $40 and Corporate $50. If first joining after 1 July, a 30% discount applies. After 1 October, no discount applies, but Membership continues until the end of the following year.

To join the NZCFS Wellington Branch: please view the Wellington Branch Information Brochure & Membership Application Form or complete the online membership application form below.

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