New Zealand Asia Pacific Film Festival held to embody multi-culture By Lu Huaiqian The 2019 New Zealand Asia Pacific Film Festival kicked off on 1 November in Auckland. It is the seventh Asia Pacific Film Festival, hosted by New Zealand Māori Tourism and NZ Asia Trust. The opening ceremony started
165-year-old Ballantynes opens new extension by H. Naomi March Three years ago, the temporary replacement for an old section of Ballantynes store was removed, and on Friday, 18 October, 2019 – after a traditional Māori blessing – the long-awaited replacement was opened to the public. Ballantynes was first
Understanding China starts with language Stephen Jacobi Executive Director New Zealand China Council In August, China’s top live streaming celebrity, Viya, descended on New Zealand amidst a small army of handlers and a whirlwind of publicity. From a hotel room in Auckland, she promoted Kiwi products to her online
CIIE to help Silver Fern Farms explore market potential: CEO By Lu Huaiqiain One of New Zealand’s leading agricultural companies is looking forward to further understanding Chinese customers’ needs and exploring its market potential at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) to keep its market leading edge, the country’s
Confucius Institute at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury marks 10th anniversary By Li Huizi and Yang Jiarui There are about 11,000 young Chinese language learners from more than 100 primary and middle schools in the South Island of New Zealand, which have regular Chinese language teaching, an increase from only
On November 2, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Year 7 music scholar Polly Lee, and Year 9 music scholar for 2020 Chloe Jiang (who is currently Year 8 at The Cathedral Grammar School) were soloists with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Last Night of the Proms concert, in the Christchurch Town
CONVERSATION CORNER by H. Naomi March, M.A. Yo-Yo Ma by Jason Bell Cross-cultural connections through The Bach Project Do you feel any kind of connection with Yo-Yo Ma – maybe through music, or his generation, or performing in Christchurch Town Hall, or promoting our humanity through culture? You may have
Motorhome travel in the Netherlands: A comfortable experience By Jim Davis It’s funny how as soon as you cross the border into some countries you feel comfortable. Holland for me was like that. The architecture is different, the landscape is different and there is water everywhere, but it felt a comfortable fit.