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Festival of Spring Gala Night

 From 8 December 2023 to 13 February, our Auckland Branch President, members of our Bran...

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Nelson

There were two major celebrations of the Chinese New Year Festival in Nelson. The first was hosted ...

17-19 May 2024 – NZCFS National Conference

The New Zealand China Friendship Society’s 2024 National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM...

Hamilton Gardens Audio Guided Tour with Coffee & Cake

Audio Tour with a side of coffee and cake for just $20 Discover the story of Hamilton ...

Annual Prizegiving Ceremony

The Christchurch branch has held an annual prizegiving ceremony for the best students of the Chines...

Harcourts Gold Spitfire Art Competition Prizegiving Ceremony

The prizegiving ceremony at Christchurch’s Tūranga (Central Library) on Saturday 4 November was the...

Society News

Samarkand, the final destination

Silk Road Tour, May – June 2025

Xi'an to Samarkand Early notice of this tour to slot into your forward planning!  16 days in China, travel from Xi’an, the eastern end of the old silk road, through Gansu and Xinjiang visiting key points of interest. Highlights will incl...
The route to be travelled

Grand Canal Tour September 2024

From the 4th until the 24th of September, travel from Beijing to Shanghai visiting important sites along the route of the Grand Canal. Be captivated in...


NZCFS National Archive – call for submissions

 Over the past 18 months or so, the Society has been quietly working towards the development of a national archive, currently based in Whanganui.We’ve already received submissions from current and past members, comprising old Soci...

Media Releases


Interesting Articles

Front cover of China Defence League report 'In Guerilla China'

The war of resistance

Front cover of China Defence League report 'In Guerilla China' Included in the August issue of our national newsletter was a scanned copy of the General Report on the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives written by Rewi Alley in May 1939....

New Zealanders in China

A new series of articles featuring New Zealanders who played significant roles in China, both famous and less well known.

Robin Hyde


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About Hamilton Branch
The New Zealand China Friendship Society has a long history of providing in depth and specialised tours to China. Because of our unique contacts built up over many years we can provide access to this wonderful country that other providers cannot match. "We know China best" is our motto and we have been successfully demonstrating this to our many clients for over thirty years.Read More
We hope the following may be helpful to all concerned, especially educational institutions with Chinese students as part of their pastoral care programme.Read More
"Rewi Alley was born in Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand in 1897. He went to primary school at Amberley and Wharenui (Christchurch) where his father was headmaster.Read More
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Registration is now available for the NZCFS National Conference & AGM for 2024.

Visit our website to learn more and to register!