Welcome to the Wellington branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society.
Present membership about 170. 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 5.45 pm followed by an optional buffet Chinese meal at the hall; except in June & July when meetings are held on the third Sunday at 2.30 pm followed by afternoon tea.
The Branch also sponsors a weekly Mandarin Corner where those wishing to improve or retain their Chinese language skills mix with native speakers. The meeting starts with an introduction to the theme for the session and then, in an informal atmosphere, people with similar levels of Chinese chat together over afternoon tea. These are held every Saturday afternoon from 3.15-4.30 pm during school term in Seminar Room, 20 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University.
Branch members can attend the monthly Chinese feature film (with English sub-titles) organised by the Wellington Branch of the NZ Chinese Language Association. These are held in Committee Room One, generally on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 pm. Tea and biscuits are provided and a gold coin donation is requested.
The Wellington Branch supports the Sister Cities link with Xiamen and Beijing, and keeps close contact with the other local Chinese associations.
A monthly newsletter is published with details of current activities.
You can view a copy of Wellington Branch Information Brochure & Membership Application here.
To contact the Wellington branch please contact either of the people below:
President: Michael Powles
Immediate Past President: Bernie Richmond
Secretary: Bruce Asher
60 Friend Street, Karori,
Ph (04) 970 9952.
Annual membership: Student (full-time) $20, Single $25, Family $32, Educational Institute $40 and Corporate $50.