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Timaru Branch in Recess

Timaru Branch Annual General Meeting 30 April 2017 Following a shared meal President Derek Hughes chaired the 2017 AGM which was attended b... Read more

Timaru Welcomes the Year of the Rooster

The Timaru Branch welcomed the Year of the Rooster with a New Year Banquet at the Golden Palace Restaurant on 29 January.  Over 60 people at... Read more

NZCFS Timaru Branch Farewells Mandarin Language Assistant

On 20 November 2016 the NZCFS Timaru Branch held a pot luck meal at Ann and Richard White’s country home to farewell and thank Caroline wh... Read more

Chinese Healing Arts Demonstrated

In October 2016 the Timaru Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society had guest Dave Thew talk on Chinese Healing Arts. Dave is 2... Read more

Timaru Branch President’s Report 2016

Our first meeting of 2015 was our AGM on 12 April.  All office bearers agreed to be reappointed.  It has been a pleasure to work with such a... Read more

Shanghai Delegation visits Timaru

The delegation was very interested to learn about the Mandarin Learning Assistants who have begun teaching the Mandarin Language in Timaru, ... Read more

Timaru Branch President’s Report 2015

As we look back on the past year I believe we can be pleased with what our branch has achieved. We are not a large branch but we do have a l... Read more

Timaru Confucius Resource Centre Opens

A collaboration between the Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury and Timaru based Aoraki Polytechnic the opening of the T... Read more

Former Consul General & Trade Commissioner Speaks

Timaru Branch members were fortunate that Alan Young who has more than three decades of commercial and government work experience in Asia an... Read more

Cycling from Shanghai to Singapore

Recent meetings of the Timaru Branch have followed the format of a sit down meal of Chinese food followed by a speaker. This format is p... Read more



Timaru Branch Update – August 2017

Since agreeing in April...