2709, 2018

Stuff: Christchurch’s relationship with China is growing

September 27th, 2018|

With New Zealand Chinese Language Week in full swing, Justin Watson, Chief Aeronautical and Commercial officer for Christchurch Airport, reflects on the airport's importance as an entry point for Chinese tourists to New Zealand. Ni hao (nee how). Two easy words to welcome Chinese visitors to our city and two words that [...]

2609, 2018

Otago Daily Times: Fantastic way to learn culture

September 26th, 2018|

There was no shortage of Chinese fans or fans of China at Columba College yesterday, when pupils celebrated New Zealand Chinese Language Week with traditional folk dance and martial arts training. They are among 64,874 primary pupils and 5820 secondary pupils learning Chinese. Chinese Language Week organisers are concerned it [...]

2509, 2018

Gisborne Herald: Celebrating Chinese Language Week

September 25th, 2018|

It is Chinese Language Week and students at Makaraka School have been getting into the spirit of things by learning a variety of Chinese cultural arts. “We celebrated this week’s Chinese Language Week by inviting the three Mandarin learning assistants Meixia, Zixia and Bingyu to school to teach us kung [...]

2409, 2018

Newsie: Parliamentary Prayer marks Chinese Language Week

September 24th, 2018|

MP Raymond Huo will officially celebrate this year’s New Zealand Chinese Language Week (“NZCLW”) by reading the Parliamentary prayer in Chinese at 2pm on Tuesday September 25 2018. NZCLW is a Kiwi-led initiative to encourage New Zealanders to engage in Chinese language and culture. It aims to promote the opportunities [...]

2409, 2018

Radio NZ: Mandarin Chinese lessons in hot demand

September 24th, 2018|

It is Chinese Language Week and younger people around New Zealand are taking up Mandarin in record numbers. It follows a nationwide trend of primary and secondary students learning the language, which reached record levels last year. There are now 65,000 Year 1 to 8 students learning Mandarin around the [...]

2409, 2018

NZ Herald: Whanganui High School group visiting sister schools in China

September 24th, 2018|

Twenty-eight Whanganui High School students are about to find out what life as part of a Chinese family is really like. The Year 9 to 13 students left for China on Saturday to visit sister school students. They are accompanied by International Dean Lee Su'a, Chinese teacher Beck Ding and [...]