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Chinese ANZAC

25 April, 2016

The Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae, together with the Minister of Ethnic Communities Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga,  the Chief of Army Major General Peter Kelly, the National Senior Vice President of the Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association Mr Bob Hill, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China Mr Qu Guangzhou, and other distinguished guests attended the official launch of a book about Australian and New Zealand ANZACS of Chinese descent during World War One at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 8 March 2016 at 6.00pm.Mr Meng Foon, National President of the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) said “This event commemorates and honours the contributions that Chinese New Zealanders have made to New Zealand.  It is also an opportunity to let our fellow Kiwis know about the role that ethnic Chinese have played in helping forge our country’s history.”“This book marks a new phase in the NZCA’s support of research and publication of histories of various Chinese communities, as opposed to simply just the histories of individuals and families.”  “We want to support research into the development of the New Zealand Chinese identity as a unique strand within the multicultural fabric of New Zealand, within a bicultural setting.”The NZCA is delighted to announce the publication of its latest book – Alastair Kennedy’s Chinese ANZACs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885-1919 - Second Edition revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919.Chinese ANZACs highlights the commitment of early Australian and New Zealand Chinese in serving their respective countries and the British Empire.  It comprises essays on military history, individual biographies, and is supplemented with many illustrations, photos, and artwork.

Chefs

18 March, 2016

The National President of the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) Mr Meng Foon doubts that there are many unemployed Chinese chefs in New Zealand and certainly none in Gisborne where he is mayor.“I hear of many restaurants that are finding it very hard to find suitable chefs – particularly in the smaller towns and provinces.

Auckland Branch Autumn 2016 Newsletter

17 February, 2016

The Auckland Chinese Association Newsletter for Autumn - February 2016 is now available.

NZCA 2016 Academic Awards

13 February, 2016

Application forms for the NZCA 2016 Academic Awards are now availableSelection of winners of the awards will be made by the Education/Cultural Sub-Committee of NZCA.