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Timaru Branch President’s 2014 Annual Report

The opening sentence of the 2013 President’s report described a ‘rough start to the year’, but commended the committee who had worked hard ... Read more

Timaru Branch Celebrates Chinese New Year

Over eighty people celebrated the Year of the Horse at the Golden Palace Restaurant on 2 February. This took the form of a banquet meal, a... Read more

Moon Festival Celebration

On 22 September the Timaru Branch NZCFS celebrated the Moon Festival with a sumptuous meal at the Golden Palace restaurant. Special guests... Read more

Log Exports to China

Following a buffet Chinese meal, committee member Ann White chaired the Timaru Branch meeting on 18 August. Members stood for a minute’s s... Read more

Timaru Branch President’s Sudden Death

Timaru Branch members were saddened to learn of the sudden death of President Jim Hunter on 14th August.   Jim had chaired a Branch Commit... Read more

Tramping Club’s Nepal Project

On 16 June the Timaru Branch NZCFS viewed an interesting presentation by Geraldine Tramping Club members, Colleen and Russell Winnington, ... Read more

Timaru Branch Secretary meets He Ming Qing Scholars

Ann White reports on her meeting with He Ming Qing scholarsOn April 17 while on the South East Tour, my husband Richard and I were privi... Read more
Noeline Turnbull

A Chinese Goldminer’s Story

In April 2013, members of the Timaru Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society were addressed by Mrs Noeline Turnbull (nee Meechang... Read more

Timaru Branch New Year Banquet

Members of the Chinese community joined Timaru Branch members on 10 February 2013 to celebrate the commencement of the Year of the Snake. Ov... Read more

Timaru Branch Meeting Sunday 26 August 2012

The Timaru Branch NZCFS will meet on Sunday 26th August in the Red Cross Hall, Bank St, Timaru A social time commences at 6pm before the me... Read more

Timaru Branch Meeting -Thursday, 8 September 2011

Thye and Pauline Chan spoke about the NZCFS Discover China Tour April 2011. Meeting was held at the Red Cross Rooms commencing at 6 pm wi... Read more


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 by 17 members. South Island Vice President Dave Adamson and Carol were welcomed to the meeting. Derek’s 2017 P...


Timaru Branch Update – August 2017

Since agreeing in April to put the Branch into recess  members have met twice for a Sunday buffet lunch to maintain friendships made over the years and keep in touch. These lunches were both well supported. The Branch Committee met in August to as...