Last updated 15/11/18

We are the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Chinese Association the oldest Chinese Association in Christchurch. 

It is a non-profit community association founded by members who have migrated to New Zealand from China and many members are have now had parents and grand parents who were members. It helps us to maintain our culture and introduce others to our culture and to create and support network for all.

We have our own association hall and as an association we organise many events. Each year there is the Chinese New Years celebration and then the Jung Festival and Moon Cake festival celebrated at the Association hall with entertainment and lunch all provided by the volunteers from our members and also the Christmas Picnic.

The big event each year where the members get together is the Easter Culture and Sports Tournament held each year in a number of different centres and hosted by us here in Christchurch every four years 

We also run many events for the members of the association. We are the only association that teaches Cantonese Chinese Language.


  • Global Christmas (Saturday 24th November)
  • NZCA Canterbury Chinese Christmas Picnic (Sunday 25th November)


NZCA EASTER TOURNAMENT STRATEGY REVIEW - Thank you to our members who provided positive feedback


FUNDRAISER: Canterbury A & P Show Day - Clean up (Friday 16th November) - Thank to everyone who helped out at the New Zealand Agricultural Show fundraiser. Your efforts were very much appreciated and hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather and time at the Show!



"Canterbury Chinese Christmas Picnic 2018"

Date: Sunday 25thNovember 2018 

Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Location: Groynes Picnic Reserve - Area 2B (160 Johns Road)

FREE Sausage Sizzle!     FREE Fun!       FREE For All!

Reminder:- Open Day Registration at Picnic for NZCA Annual Sports Tournament 2019.


Welcome all members along with your families and friends, to join our Committee for an end of year pre-Christmas function. A fun filled afternoon with entertainment, novelty games/races, lolly scramble, and many more activities to enjoy, ending with a special visit from Santa. 

  • Please bring a plate for a combined shared lunch. (Free Sasuage Sizzle provided) 

  • Please supply own drinks.

  • Plates and utensils will be provided.

  • Official programme will commence at 1.00pm after lunch.

  • Open Day Registrations taken for participants to attend the 2019 NZCA Annual Sports Tournament in Dunedin

Directions to Area 2B at the Groynes:

Turn left from Johns Road to the grounds, continue along to the end of the road at the T-intersection, turn left, second picnic spot on the right by the playground. (Look out for the blue NZCA gazebo)

In the weather is unfavourable, the event will be held at the NZCA Canterbury Hall. (22 St Asaph Street). Contact Emmie King ( ph 021 211 7441

Bring along family and friends for a fun, fabulous and free outing at the Groynes.

December Upcoming Events:

Christchurch Santa Parade:  Sunday 2nd December

NZCA Canterbury Committee

Results of 2018 New Zealand Chinese Association Academic Awards

Our warmest congratulations to Grant Wong (Canterbury student), who was the successful recipient of the national NZCA Academic Award - NCEA Level 2 for 2018.

Grant was awarded a prize of $500 for attaining this achievement.

The results this year, were of an extremely high standard and we thank all students who took the time to submit their applications. We wish Grant every success in his future endeavours.

Social Activities

Regular weekly activities held at the NZ Chinese Association Hall, 22 St Asaph Street (Hagley Park end) unless specified. For interest contact the following:

Beijing Health Promoting Exercise Group Beijing style exercise sessions. Saturday mornings from 10:00 -11:00am. Members $2, non-members $3.Contact Mrs Sum Duncan (ph 342 7822)

Chinese Language Classes - Cantonese, New Beginners Mandarin, Intermediate Mandarin & Advanced Mandarin Sunday mornings. $25 student fee per school term. School terms and holidays correspond with the public primary school timetable.

Contact Fran Yee (ph 021 138 3663,

Line Dance Group Saturday mornings 8:45-9:45am. Cost $3. Contact Emmie King (ph 021 211 7441,

New Vogue and Ballroom Dance Classes Sundays 7:30-8:30pm. 

Held at Shilouette Studio Ltd, 23 Livingstone Street. Linwood (Fitzgerald Street end). $8 per dancer. Contact Emmie King (ph 021 211 7441,

NZCA Canterbury Multi-Sports Programme - Open to all ages

Venue: Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre - 3 Sisson Drive, Papanui. Sundays from 11.30am – 12.30pm. Cost $3 per session. Contact Emmie King (ph 021 211 7441,

NZCA Future Dragonz CanterburySocial adult group aged between 20-35 years who meet up and network with other young Chinese and other like minded young adults.

Contact Melissa Wong (m.carley.wong@gmailor Tony Ng (

Qiao Yi Lion Dance Team Christchurch Saturday trainings at the Chinese Association Hall 

from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Contact George Chan (ph 021 188 6096, 

Lifestyle Walking Group Social walking group. Friday mornings from 10.00am. Contact Tim Ng (ph 339 0188, or Marisa Yeung (ph 021 112 6265,

Tai Chi Class Sunday from 9-10am. Gold coin donation. Contact Marisa Yeung (


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