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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.

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



Advisers and Committee Members

Luke Qin JP
Honorary Advisor

Michael Powles
Honorary Advisor

Kirk McDowall
Past President

Michael Dunwoodie
Committee Member

Liqin MI
Committee Member




Life Members:

Michael Powles, Ray Brownrigg, Rob McKibbin, 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: Student (full-time) $20, Single $25, Family $32, Educational Institute $40 and Corporate $50.

To join the NZCFS Wellington Branch: please complete the online membership form below.

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