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Dunedin Branch NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2012



Recently … and Upcoming…

1 SEPT China Heritage Parks                      

27 OCTOBER Traditional Chinese Music

National Projects….and more



Our July meeting included a Chinese Hot Pot dinner hosted by Haixin – and the meal and the chat around the table was so enjoyable that we decided to put off watching our film for another occasion.

Thank you Haixin for your hospitality.

The Dunedin International Film Festival included a showing of the film 11 Flowers. The showing was partly funded by the Confucius Institute and a number of our members and friends enjoyed the occasion.

See the trailer and background info here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jckfK7ORl3c

And those who met our June guest Liu Guozhong can see the paper he presented to the International Cooperatives Conference. At http://nzascm.coop/presentations/ you will find the slideshow for this presentation. The NZCFS involvement comes under the heading “NGO’s Experience in Promoting ICIS-style Cooperatives in West China”.


Upcoming    September Meeting…


A visual presentation by
Jenny Christensen and Alan Bennington
Following their participation in the  2012 NZCFS Photographers Tour

 SAT 1 SEPT 7.00 pm  Venue: Dunedin Wesleyan Church.
22 Stafford Street, opposite ‘My Mate John’s’


27 OCTOBER Traditional Chinese Music

A meeting for those who would like an introduction to Traditional Chinese Music -. A Beginners Guide ….

Learn about the instruments, the traditions, the voice. An opportunity to share with those who have been learning about this fascinating art, and if you wish, a chance for some hands on experience.

To whet your appetite check out this taste of erhu (it will be Spring by October won’t it?) and a bit of opera.



PHOTOGRAPHY-Our speakers this month are of course keen photographers. So is Ms Ma Baoru, from Baoding, China, who visited us in June. See July newsletter. Here are two examples of her work.


Do you know where these are in Otago?
First person to contact the secretary with a correct answer to one of them receives a raffle ticket to win a trip to China!

For information about the Dunedin Branch NZCFS Contact:

President Steven Spelman   [email protected]

Treasurer Vivienne Child 027 2808860   or email [email protected]
Secretary Colin Child  [email protected]