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National conference: Fostering Friendship and Connecting Communities in Challenging Times

 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing travel restrictions, the Nelson branch...

Sister Cities and Beyond: Exploring the Benefits and Opportunities at Conference

Nelson has cultivated strong and dynamic ties with Huangshi in Hubei province and Yangjiang in ...

National Conference Keynote Address: Bridging Cultures and Connecting Young Minds in a Post-COVID World

Recent UpdatesIn her presentation to conference, Dr. Peggy Burrows, the esteemed Manukura/P...

Come and Explore Nelson

Included in your 2024 Conference & AGM fee is the opportunity to experience Nelson attractions ...

Banquet will be a Conference highlight

Get ready for one of the major highlights of this year's conference - the banquet! It's a fantastic...

Discover Huangshi Chinese Garden at this year’s National Conference

During the morning of this year's National Conference in Nelson, you will be able to enjoy one or m...

Society News

Students from Nelson and Yangjiang developed friendship on the return exchange

Sister Cities and Beyond: Exploring the Benefits and Opportuniti...

Nelson has cultivated strong and dynamic ties with Huangshi in Hubei province and Yangjiang in Guangdong, fostering enriching exchanges that span personal, community, and economic realms. Join us at the conference as we delve into the myriad of b...
Celebrating Christmas with the Nelson Chinese community

National conference: Fostering Friendship and Connecting Communi...

 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing travel restrictions, the Nelson branch has actively embraced the opportunity to foster friends...


Grand Canal Heritage Tour, a diverse experience with NZCFS, September 2024

“The East is Red”, Mao Zedong proclaimed from the summit of Tai Shan. Several millennia earlier, Confucius stated from the same summit that "the World is Small".In between these two it was a common pilgrimage for emperors, poets and pilg...

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...

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...


Interesting Articles

‘Me and China’ Writing Competition

A writing competition has been launched by the Chinese People’s Daily and Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The theme is Me and China. People worldwide are invited to share their happy memories of China and its peopl...

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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