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Wellington Branch of the NZCFS

Welcome to the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society.

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Wellington branch was founded in 1956.

Activities include monthly meetings featuring talks and activities about aspects of Chinese culture, current affairs and trade; and a major banquet each year at Chinese New Year. Monthly meetings are held at March to November on the third Wednesday at 6:30pm.

The Wellington Branch supports the Sister Cities link with Xiamen and Beijing, and keeps close contact with the other local Chinese associations, including supporting a weekly Mandarin Corner hosted by the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington.

A monthly newsletter is published with details of current activities.

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Chris Lipscombe (Branch President)

To find out more about any NZCFS Wellington Branch activities please contact:
The Secretary, NZCFS Wellington.
Email: [email protected]

Branch Executives

Chris Lipscombe

Vera Xu

Juping Zhou
Vice President and Treasurer



Adviser and Committee Members

Michael Powles
Honorary Advisor

Michael Dunwoodie
Committee Member

Liqin MI
Committee Member




Life Members:

Michael Powles, Ray Brownrigg, Rob McKibbon, Bernie Richmond, Elaine Richmond, Christine Strickland, Luke Qin, Douglas Day, Bing Fon, Mary Gray, Joan McKibbon.
Deceased members noted and acknowledged in red.

Donations: Donations over $5 are tax deductible. The Wellington Branch is a registered Incorporated Society. Our Charities Services (formerly Charities Commission) registration number is CC27242.

Annual membership:

  • Unwaged / Student / Superannuant: $15
  • Single $25
  • Family $35
  • Organisation $50

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