Refresher Driving Course 

Maintain your confidence in driving with a Refresher Course for road users designed to:

  • update your knowledge of road rules

  • develop defensive driving skills for safer driving

  • be thought-provoking and informative while being enjoyable and informal 

Yvonne Palmer, Age Concern Project Manager, co-ordinates the course with input from local Police. NZ Chinese Association Canterbury is extremely fortunate to be able to offer this course exclusively to our members.

9:30am to 2:30pm    25 June 2017 

Age Concern Office. 24 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch

You will be guided through a workbook that you keep at the end of the course, so please remember to bring a pen and reading glasses. Cost is $5 contribution towards morning tea and lunch.

Places are limited, please book your place by contacting:- Lois Yee 0225647933


Technology for Seniors

NZCA Canterbury’s STAR (SocialTechnologyAwarenessResource) Group is where members share knowledge and experience to support one another to learn new technology. 

There will be regular sessions to encourage members to discover how technology and devices such as cell phones, iPads, tablets and computers can enhance their lives. Volunteer tutors will assist according to self-paced individual needs.

With the numbers of people showing interest in this learning opportunity, our first session will concentrate on beginning basics for cell phones. Bring your own phone, if you already have one. 

We welcome the tremendous support that Spark (re-branded company name for Telecom) has recently agreed to contribute to our innovative programme.


FIRST session will be Sunday 11 June, 1:30 – 3:30pm

 Upper Riccarton Library, Learning Centre room

71 Main South Rd, Sockburn, CHCH 8042 

 If you, or any member of your family, wish to attend, please register your interest so we can assess the level of interest and how often to hold these sessions.

 We will contact you to confirm details before your first session.

 Volunteer tutors will also be required on a rostered basis.

 To register interest as a participant student or volunteer tutor, please contact

 Lois Yee 0225647933,    Kim Gin (03) 341 5498


Moon Cake Festival and Family Day 2017 

Date to be confirmed


Previous events

Notice of Annual General Meeting


An Annual General Meeting of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Chinese Association will be held at the Association Hall, 22 St Asaph Street on Sunday 30th April 2017 at 2.00pm. Following the AGM, an afternoon tea will beprovided by the Association .




  1. To receive The Annual Report.

  2. To receive and consider the accounts and balance sheet for the preceding financial year.

  3. To confirm the results of the elections for the Canterbury Branch Executive Committee members for 2017 and 2018

  4. To confirm the recommendations from the Branch Executive Committee for the award of the Canterbury Branch Honorary Award.

  5. General Business.


Papers for the above items 1 and 2 will be distributed at the A.G.M.


Jung Festival and Family Day 2017


held at the Chinese Association Hall

22 St Asaph Street, Christchurch


Sunday 28th May at 12.00 noon



The 2017 Jung Festival will be held at the Association Hall, 22 St Asaph Street, on

Sunday 28th May at 12.00 noon. A luncheon consisting of a variety of tasty Chinese dishes including Jung will be served. Bring along family and friends to celebrate the Jung Festival.


An entry fee will be collected at the door:- Members - $8, Non-members - $15,

Students 12-15 years - $8, Children under 12 years - Free. Donations will be kindly accepted.


Due to construction work around the Hall, the committee is looking into alternative carparking sites for our members. We will keep you informed once approval of sites become available.