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Hawke’s Bay February 2012 Newsletter



 Dave Bromwich will tell us about the NZCFS Project Tours.

 Date:  10  February 2012

Time: 7.30pm

Where:  Hastings District Council   Chambers in Lyndon Road.

 Dave Bromwich will tell us about the tours he leads taking in some of our projects, the He Ming Qing Scholars, sightseeing and an insight into rural China.

 Last year’s tour went to Shaanxi and Tibet, this year’s goes along the Silk Road from Urumqi to Shandan, to a celebration of 70 years of the Shandan Baillie School and NZCFS 60 years with the NZ Ambassador  and finishes in Beijing.


NZCFS meeting with the Shaanxi Women's Federation 2011


Janet Kee taught us how to make char sui bao (Cantonese steamed pork buns), which we then ate. Thank you Janet. have a look at the News and Events section for the recipe.  While the dough was rising we watched two DVDs – ”A Galaxy of Chinese Paper Cuts” and “Costumes of Southwest Minorities of China”.  These are in our DVD library and are available for members to borrow. 


NZCFS  60th Anniversary Celebrations 

Our Society started in Auckland in 1952. Bill Youren, Alex Stafford and Joe Sue started a Hawke’s Bay Branch in 1956 that went into recess after some time. In 1985, Dr Don McKenzie held a meeting at DSIR, Havelock North, attended by 35 people and our current Branch was established.  Auckland Branch will host the National Conference from 18- 20 May and will be well worthwhile attending if you can.

National Secretary and Hawke’s Bay member, Heiko Lade, has organized a national raffle with a prize of 2 return tickets to China, thanks to Napier Air NZ Holidays. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at all Branch meetings.


Various Cultural Activities for the Chinese New Year Celebration

Dragon and Lion Dances


Lanterns and Paper Cuts