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NZCFS 2011 National Conference, Brochure and Registration Form


The NZCFS 2011 National Conference will take place in the Wellington City Council Chambers, Wellington Town Hall from 27-29 May, 2011.

The theme of the Conference is China & NZ: The Next Decade indicating an emphasis on looking forward to the future of the friendship between our two countries.   The Conference will open at 6pm on Friday evening, with the formalities being followed by a guest speaker and refreshments.  Then on Saturday 7 or 8 speakers will be followed by an evening banquet.  Download a Registration Form.

The conference brochure (download PDF, 300KB), including the Programme of Events, is shown below.


NZCFS 2011 theme

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New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc.



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Hosted by Wellington Branch

27 – 29 May, 2011

Wellington City Council Chambers

Wellington Town Hall

111 Wakefield St




Principal Sponsor:


Friday 27 May 21 May

3 – 5 pm     National Executive meeting

5.00 pm     Registrations

5 – 6 pm      Drinks and Nibbles

6.00 pm      Welcome by Wellington Branch President Bernie Richmond

Official Opening by Councillor Ian McKinnon, Deputy Mayor of Wellington

National President Eric Livingstone

Mr John Forster, HSBC

Keynote Speaker: Professor Xiaoming Huang, Director of the NZ Contemporary China Research Centre: “NZ-China Relations: Beyond The Four Firsts”

7.00 pm     Open dinner arrangements

Saturday 28 May 22 May

8.30 am     Registrations

9.00 am     National President’s Address

9.15 am      Mr. Cheng Lei: “China’s Scientific Development, Opportunity for the World”

9.45 am     Morning tea

10.15 am   Mr David Feickert: “A Better Way of Dealing with Disasters in China and NZ”

10.45 am   Ms Laytee George: “The Teaching of Chinese in NZ Schools: The Rotorua Experience”

11.15 am   Mr Stuart Ferguson: “The Misconceptions of the Difficulties in Trading with China”

11.45 am   Lunch

1.15 pm     Dr Les Molloy: “The New Zealand Involvement in the World Heritage Sites in China”

1.45 pm     Mr Dave Bromwich: “NZCFS Projects in China”

2.15 pm     Dr Hui Luo: “The Confucius Institute Model: Building Relations Between China and NZ”

2.45 pm     Afternoon Tea

3.15 pm     Richard Nottage: “The Role of NZCFS over the Next Decade”

3.45 pm     National Executive Session – Addresses by:

Mr Qing Boming, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

Mr Danny Tauroa, NZ China Maori Friendship Charitable Trust

Mr Eric Livingstone, National President

Mr Dave Adamson, Member of Christchurch Branch

5.00 pm     Close of Session

7.00 pm     Conference Banquet at Dragons Restaurant, 25 Tory St

Sunday 29 May

9.00 am      Annual General Meeting

10.00 am    Morning Tea

10.30 am    Annual General Meeting continues

12 noon      Close of Conference


1.00 pm Meeting of 2011-2012 National Executive


Transport and Accommodation are the responsibility of participants, however there is good transport information available from the Wellington Airport website:


Accommodation Options

West Plaza Hotel – 110-116 Wakefield St. – opp. Wellington City Council.   www.westplaza.co.nz

Tel: 04 473 1440 Freephone: 0800 731 444 Email: [email protected]

Category – “Break Free” – $125 per night for two people. Includes breakfast.

Late check out at 1 pm. Carpark available for $15 per night.


Bay Plaza Hotel – 40-44 Oriental Parade.   www.bayplaza.co.nz

Tel: 04 385 7799 Freephone: 0800 857 799 Email: [email protected]

Category – Twin – $99 per night for two people


Abel Tasman Hotel – 169 Willis Street.   www.abeltasmanhotel.co.nz

Tel: 04 385 1304 Freephone: 0800 774 632 Email: [email protected]

Category – Twin – $110 per night for two people.


Quality Hotel Wellington – 223 Cuba Street.   www.hotelwellington.co.nz

Tel: 04 385 2156 Freephone: 0800 888 5 999 Email: [email protected]

Category – only Queen Suite available – One Queen Bed for two people $139/night.


Comfort Hotel – 213-223 Cuba Street (adjacent to Quality Hotel).   www.hotelwellington.co.nz

Tel: 04 385 2153 Freephone: 0800 873 553 Email: [email protected]

Category – Twin – $89 – $99 per night for two people.


Trinity Hotel – 166 Willis Street.   www.trinityhotel.co.nz

Tel: 04 801 8118 Freephone: 0508 874 648 Email: [email protected]

Category – Queen Room – $99 per night – double bed for 2 people.

Category – Twin Single – $109 per night – 2 single beds.


YHA Wellington – 292 Wakefield St.   www.yha.co.nz/Hostels/North+Island+Hostels/Wellington/

Tel: 04 801 7280 Freephone: 0800 278 299.

Category – Beds per night – $29 – 32 (ensuite) multishare.

Category – Rooms per night – single $75, twin/double + bunk $80 – $120 (ensuite), triple $87

Above are members’ rates. For non-members, add $3 per person.


All the above are within walking distance of the Conference centre at the Wellington City Council Chambers, Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St; and Dragons Restaurant, 25 Tory St where the banquet is held. (See Map below).

Wellington City