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National President Dave Bromwich

Dave joined NZCFS in 1991, and after a three year stint as Hawkes Bay Branch President he has served on National Executive since 2000, including 8 years as vice-president, and National President since 2014.

He has visited China in excess of 45 times, with a total of more than 8 years spent in China. His main activity has been in rural development consultancy, focusing on assisting with the development of cooperatives through a range of private and NZCFS projects. He is also a vice-chair of Gung Ho (International Committee for the Promotion of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives), working largely in the North-west of China. Inspiration comes from the earlier work of Rewi Alley. He has been contact person between NZCFS and Shandan Bailie School, where he has facilitated the placement of teachers since 2001, and where the NZCFS rural development projects were initially based.

Global Development Initiative, a letter from Ambassador Wang Xia...

A letter from Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand, Wang Xiaolong  outlining the  achievements and processes in China for improving livelihoods... Read more

Robin Hyde

Many people today recognize Robin Hyde (1906-1939) as ranking with Katherine Mansefield and Frank Sargeson among New Zealand’s greatest writers and poets. In her brief life Hyde produced an enormous volume of poetry, diaries, articles and ten books. Read more

The Story of the New Zealand China Friendship Society

The Story of the New Zealand China Friendship Society (as at 15 February 2022)NZCFS has a 70 year history. As older members drift away, ... Read more

China and international friends

During the celebrations commemorating 100 years of the Communist Party of China (CPC) last year there was a lot of acknowledgement given to ... Read more

Goodbye to the Bull, the year that was.

Greetings to all members and supporters.The year is coming to a close. The past year has been far from normal. It was also the year when... Read more


NZCFS Rewi Alley and Kathleen Hall Heritage tour, September 2022. 21 days in China 2021 is the 125th anniversary of Kathleen Hall’s birth.... Read more

Trade with China a boon for developing nations

This report from Andy Boreham expresses the viewpoint of a Bangladeshi doctoral student, Mohammed Saiyedul Islam in Shanghai, attending the ... Read more

Professor Bill Willmott Passes Away

On the evening of 12th October, Professor Bill Willmott passed away. Bill Willmott was born in 1932 in Chengdu, Sichuan, the son of Canadia... Read more

Remembering Christine Ward

Nelson branch secretary Christine Ward passed away during the night of September 12, at the age of 80. She had entered hospital with complic... Read more

Kathleen Hall, International Webinar

On 29 July 2021, the online webinar of “China-New Zealand Friendship Envoy-in Commemoration of Kathleen Hall’s 125th Birthday” was held. ... Read more

NZCFS in the world arena

The build up to the 100th anniversary commemoration of the founding of the PRC has been a very active time.  There are a number of engagemen... Read more