Hawswell Park in Christchurch NZ was a mining site in the past, the local municipal government offered part of the parkland to Christchurch’s six sister city committee to use. More than 10 years ago, China’s Gansu and Wuhan city have become Christchurch Sister Cities, every year since then, the City Sister City Committee members and friends paved the way in the park on the slopes, through voluntary labor, reclamation, conservation of this piece of land.
2017 December 9, Saturday, Christchurch temperature was up to 34 degrees, the hot weather did not change more than 40 volunteers’ mind to take part in the voluntary work for the gardening!
Erin Diao (right) was the main organizer of Chinese gardens voluntary work, she is a major designer, and one of the Committee members of the Christchurch Sister City Committee.
Dr Yafei Zhou, one of the Committee members of the Christchurch Sister City Committee, President of NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association (Middle and rear) joined this meaningful voluntary work with passion with association’s members.
Cheerful once completed the task for the day!
Report by Secretary of NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association
Tujia, Miao and other 26 minorities of Enshi Hubei China live in a paradise with a world-renowned grand canyon, clear water river… The photo exhibition Enshi Vision in Oceania brings you to Enshi across oceans.
Date: 29th April ~ 1st May 2017
Venue: Rakaia Atrium, ARA Institute Canterbury
In Jan 2017, some of our association’s members spent New Year’s holidays in Christchurch, we gathered beautiful outdoor, and enjoined social activity, others took holidays in overseas.
Report by Yang Zhou of NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association
新西兰湖北经贸文化协会 晴阳 图文报导
In honour the 10th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Christchurch and Wuhan
Vision of NZ was held at Zhuoer Art Gallery, Wuhan China 16-22 Dec 2016.
This exhibition is a reciprocal culture exchange event of Chinese Art Exhibition held in April 2016 at the University of Canterbury. Over a hundred outstanding works have been presented by Christchurch Photograph Society for the Wuhan exhibition.
Over a hundred of distinguished guests gathered at the grand opening ceremony at Zhuoer Art Gallery Wuhan 16 Dec, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Christchurch and Wuhan. Including: Wuhan former executive deputy mayor Mr SanNa Yuan; Hubei Province Foreign and Overseas Chinese committee director YuanZhou Shao; Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Wuhan Municipal Government deputy director XiaoMing Duan; NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association deputy president YuLan Liu and representatives; Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury Director Dr Adan Lam, and deputy director Dr Jing Jiang; Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Hubei Provincial People’s Government overseas Chinese division director WangZhou Li and Overseas Chinese in China Division Director Yi Yang; Hubei province photograph society deputy chairman, Wuhan photograph society chairman Lian Cheng Jia; Hubei province photograph society deputy chairman, <<Yangzi River Daily>> photograph division director Fei Tian; Wuhan Red and Black Culture Industry Ltd director, Visions of NZ Photo Exhibition Planer Dr Gong Qin; Also, leaders and representatives from Christchurch, Hubei province and Wuhan Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affaire Offices, Wuhan Overseas Exchange Society, Wuhan Zhuoer Group, Wuhan Tourism Bureau, Wuhan Culture Bureau, Wuhan City Plan Bureau, Wuhan City Administration, Wuhan Archive Bureau, also photograph lovers and supporters of the Exhibition Visions of NZ.
The Photo Exhibition was hosted by Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Wuhan Municipal Government; Organised by: Wuhan Overseas Exchange Association, NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association; Co-organised by Wuhan Zhuoer Art Gallery, Wuhan Red and Black Culture Industry Ltd, Christchurch Photograph Society; planned by Dr Gong Qin, Executive Deputy President of NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association.
A photo worth thousands words, act as universal language to enhance the understanding of the people and their life. The exhibition has promoted effective culture exchange between Kiwi and Chinese people.
At the same day of the NZ Photo Exhibition Opening Ceremony in Enshi, eleven NZ delegation members delighted visit Enshi Photo Exhibition, hosted by Enshi government leaders, experienced culture exchange throughout viewing and chatting.
Reported by Yang Zhouof NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association