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Welcome Walk and Dinner for MLAs



MLAs (Mandarin Language Assistants) from the Confucius Institute are working in our Dunedin and Clutha Schools.

Dunedin Branch of NZCFS (New Zealand China Friendship Society) welcome them with a favourite walk and dinner.

Liu Xin Yu, Ren Xin and Peng Zhang based at Tahuna Intermediate
Liu Xin Yu, Ren Xin and Peng Zhang based at Tahuna Intermediate


  • to make MLAs welcome and introduce them to our Society in Dunedin as a support and resource
  • to introduce our members to the MLAs – young Chinese people, where they are from, what motivates them, how their introduction to NZ and NZ schools is going; 
  • an opportunity for the MLAs to get together after a few weeks of school/culture shock, and an opportunity for MLA hosts to get together and compare notes



Meet 3.00pm at Woodhaugh Gardens  – (meet at the  playground) – we will walk to Ross Creek reservoir, a delightful natural bush walk)

The Water of Leith Walk connects with the lower Ross Creek Track.

Info about Bush walks around Dunedin http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/walking-tracks/bush-walk.

Then at 5.00 pm (if it’s really!! wet or you don’t want to walk come directly) to the home of our wonderful host Dr Haixin Jiang  (retired Professor of Language, Otago University)  55 Glendining Ave, North East Valley, Dunedin. NZCFS members bring food to share.