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NZCFS-AIESEC Exchange Project: Radhika Ravi In Chengdu
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Orchestra of Spheres: Te China Rockumentary (Presented by Kiwese)
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NZCFS-AIESEC Exchange Project: Nasuha in Taiwan
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Our Nation’s Diversity: A Key To New Zealand’s Future Success – New Rotary Initiative
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Photography, poetry, writing and teaching: Twenty Years of China
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Discover China – Shenzhen Cultural Week
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International Friendship Day
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AIESEC-NZCFS China Exchange: Volunteering in Chongqing, China

NZCFS-AIESEC Exchange Project: Radhika Ravi In Chengdu

Last year, the NZCFS Wellington Branch and AIESEC, the world’s largest student run organisation that sends university students on internships and exchanges around the world, called for applicants who wanted to go on an AIESEC exchange. Funding to support the exchange for successful applicants was to be provided through the Simon Deng Li Fund.

Radhika Ravi recently completed a 6 week AIESEC GCDP in Mainland of China. This project was based in Chengdu, China, and involved teaching English and New Zealand Culture to Chinese Students in intermediate and high school students.

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Orchestra of Spheres: Te China Rockumentary (Presented by Kiwese)

Following Orchestra of Spheres and Lady Lazer Light’s nine-date tour of China last October, Kiwese (https://kiwese.co.nz/) presents Orchestra of Spheres: Te China Rockumentary, a five-part series documenting New Zealand’s undisputed masters of audio-visual overstimulation on tour in China for the first time.

The first New Zealand production of it’s kind, the series features tour diary narrative, live footage from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming and Dali, interviews with local acts Baxian Fandian, Death Narcissist, South Acid MiMi Dance Team and Su, candid encounters with fans, bands, labels and venues from music scenes around the country and on the road documentation of China’s food, transport and everyday life. The NZCFS is proud to support Kiwese in the release of this five-part documentary.

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NZCFS-AIESEC Exchange Project: Nasuha in Taiwan

Last year, the NZCFS Wellington Branch and AIESEC, the world’s largest student run organisation that sends university students on internships and exchanges around the world, called for applicants who wanted to go on an AIESEC exchange. Funding to support the exchange for successful applicants was to be provided through the Simon Deng Li Fund.

Nusuhaezzaty Mustaffa (Nasuha), from AIESEC Victoria, went on an AIESEC exchange to the Wulai District in the southern New Taipei City in Taiwan. She was given a teaching placement at the Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School.

To read about her time in Taiwan, please read her report here: NZCFS-AIESEC Exchange Report

Our Nation’s Diversity: A Key To New Zealand’s Future Success – New Rotary Initiative

Rotary District 9940 is establishing a new online Rotary Club. This E-Club is based on the Rotary District’s values of respecting, connecting and investing in the well-being and development of diverse local communities.

The District is looking for people from many different localities, cultures and walks of life across New Zealand to gather together via the E-Club to change perceptions, increase understanding and inspire communities to thrive and improve their own self-worth and well-being. The New Zealand China Friendship Society is interested in hearing if any members would like to join this online Rotary Club. Additional information on the club and how to join is below:

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Photography, poetry, writing and teaching: Twenty Years of China

On Wednesday 19 August 2015, Michael Powles, the President of the NZCFS Wellington Branch welcomed attendees to the monthly meeting. The speaker for the night was Madeleine Slavick, who lived in Hong Kong for 24 years as a teacher, fundraiser, campaigner, photo-journalist and editor. She has published several books of photography, poetry, and non-fiction, and travelled to Mainland China to document various anti-poverty projects. Madeleine has had two recent exhibitions in Wellington and Auckland: RED (photographic images of China) and Hong Kong Song (a retrospective of 25 years of living in Hong Kong). Her presentation focused on both her personal artistic work and professional work with Oxfam.

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Discover China – Shenzhen Cultural Week

Monday 10 August 2015 marked the beginning of the Shenzhen Cultural Week, which was organised by the Wellington City Council and was launched at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. The night began with a reception to welcome guests to the Cultural Week. Political Counsellor Fang Qiu, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Vice President of the Shenzhen Association for International Cultural Exchanges Liu Jiachen, Chairman of the Asia – New Zealand Foundation John Luxton and other guests including a number of Mandarin Language Assistants based in Wellington attended the ceremony.

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International Friendship Day

In July 2015, an International Friendship Day was held at Victoria University of Wellington. This was organised by the Victoria University International Student Association, and a number of cultural clubs contributing to the event by showcasing their culture through food and performance.

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AIESEC-NZCFS China Exchange: Volunteering in Chongqing, China

In April 2015, the NZCFS Wellington Branch and AIESEC, the world’s largest student run organisation that sends university students on internships and exchanges around the world, called for applicants who wanted to go on a 6+ week AIESEC exchange to China. Funding to support the exchange for successful applicants was to be provided through the Simon Deng Li Fund.

Tess Pilkington, from the Auckland University of Technology, was selected as one of the winners of the NZCFS-AIESEC China Exchange project. She is currently studying Business Management and Health Science and has previously travelled to China through the Aotea Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2011.

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