Photo and Video by Chris Li New Zealanders celebrated their National Day, the 181st anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, on Saturday with services and performances across the country. The highlight of the day was the dawn service and a following free breakfast at Waitangi served by PrimeContinue Reading

By Laura Carter   At age 18 I was extremely naive about the world’s most populist country with one of the richest histories. The western media had fed me an image of a totalitarian empire and I knew so little that I believed Chairman Mao Zedong was still alive. WhenContinue Reading

The New Zealand government will look to strengthen regulatory oversight and audit processes relating to the management of natural hazard risks following a review of adventure tourism activities identified that improvements could be made to improve safety. The move came as the first anniversary of the deadly White Island volcanicContinue Reading

Technical personnel shake hands to celebrate the landing of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)      In ancient Chinese mythology, the fairy lady Chang’e flew to the Moon alone, became a goddess upContinue Reading

A medical worker surveys two residents before taking their COVID-19 swab samples in Manila, the Philippines, Dec. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)   The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported 2,122 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number in the country to 456,562. Friday’s number of dailyContinue Reading

  By Li Huizi, New Zealand Messenger   A “contactless, nontraditional” ceremony was held on Saturday to welcome the docking of Chinese research icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, at the Lyttelton Port in Christchurch, New Zealand. Xuelong 2, which carries members of the 37th Chinese Antarctic scientific expedition,Continue Reading

Runners participate in the Queenstown Marathon in Queenstown, New Zealand on Nov. 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Huaiqian)   More than 10,000 runners pounded the picturesque tracks of Queenstown on Saturday in one of the largest sporting events in Oceania amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queenstown Lakes District met a boom weekendContinue Reading

Auchland marathon race raises 650,000 New Zealand dollars for charities. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) — Participants in the ASB Auckland marathon over the weekend had added incentive to raise money for good causes due to a program called “Charity Superstars” as they raised money and awareness for sixContinue Reading

Photo taken on Oct. 28, 2020, shows the New Zealand exhibition hall of the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE), which will kick off in east China’s Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua   Boosted by the China International Import Expo (CIIE), China is becoming one of the fastest growing consumer markets forContinue Reading