Last updated 29/9/19

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.

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   "NZCA Canterbury Chinese Christmas Party and Picnic 2019"

Date: Sunday 24th November 2019

Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Venue: Please Note Change of Venue to be held at:-

Canterbury Chinese Association Hall (22 St Asaph Street) & Hagley Park (Hagley Avenue)

FREE Sausage Sizzle!      FREE Fun!       FREE For All!


Welcome all members along with your families and friends, in joining our Canterbury Committee to our 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.


The meeting point for the event will be at the NZCA Canterbury Hall (22 St Asaph Street) to mix and mingle from 11am. If the weather is favourable we will walk across to Hagley Avenue at the top end of St Asaph Street for a shared picnic lunch and outdoor activities. If the weather is cool we will continue to hold the event at the Chinese Hall.

  • 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 for the young and old will commence at 1.00pm after lunch.
  • Mah Jong tables will be set up after lunch to learn, play and compete in the game of Mah Jong. 

RESERVED PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT AUTO RESTORATIONS  (52 Stewart St. First street on left after Hall from St Asaph Street). 

Limited car parking is available at rear of the Hall allocated for Senior members only. 

Please take care with pedestrians coming from left to right hand sides, please drive slowly on entering and leaving car park.


Join us and bring along your family and friends for a fun, fabulous and free social outing!



 Reminder:- Open Day Registrations will be taken for participants to attend the NZCA Annual Sports Tournament 2020 in Auckland.

Contact Emmie King for further information: ( ph 021 211 7441




KARAOKE SING-A-LONG & DANCE - “Have fun - Be Entertained - Socialise - Sing-a-long”

When:   No Karaoke in November due to the Christmas Party & Picnic. (Next Karaoke - Sunday 8th December)

Time:     2pm - 5pm

Where:   NZCA Canterbury Hall (22 St Asaph Street)

Cost:      $4 per person

Contact: Jane Gin (ph 021 175 5866)



2019 Global Christmas - Saturday 7th December (See attachment)



NZCA Canterbury Committee







NZCA Canterbury Social Activities

Regular weekly activities held at the NZ Chinese Association Hall, 22 St Asaph Street, unless specified.Beijing Health Promoting Exercise Group- Beijing style exercise sessions. Saturday mornings from

10:30am -11:30am. Members $2, non-members $3. Jane Gin (ph 021 175 5866)

Chinese Language Classes - Cantonese, Advanced, Intermediate & Beginners Mandarin:

Sunday mornings. Beginners Mandarin 9.30-11am, Intermediate Mandarin 10-11am, Advanced Mandarin 10-11.30am, Beginners Cantonese 9.30-11am, Cantonese 9.30-11am. English as a Second Language 9.30-11am. School terms and holidays coincide with the public primary school timetable. School fee $25 per term for each student.

Contact Fran Yee (ph 021 138 3663 or


Karaoke Sing-A-Long and Dance- “Have fun - Be Entertained - Socialise - Sing-a-long”Held monthly (TBA on monthly notices) on Sundays at 2pm


Time: Where: Cost:

2:00 pm
NZCA Canterbury Hall $4 per person

Contact Jane Gin (ph 021 175 5866)

Line Dancing Group - Saturday Morning from 9.15-10.15am. Cost $3.Contact Emmie King (

New Vogue and Ballroom Dance Classes – Sunday evenings from 7pm-8pm. Fee: $10 per dancer.Contact Emmie King (ph 021 211 7441 or

NZCA Canterbury Multi-Sports Programme - Open to all ages

Training sessions from 11.30am – 12.30pm. Venue: Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre (3 Sisson Drive, Papanui). Cost $3.
Contact Emmie King (ph 021 2117441).

NZCA Future Dragonz Canterbury - (Associate Social Group of NZCA)

Young adults who meet up regularly and explore new experiences. Suited for ages between 20-35 years.

Contact Tony Ng ( or Visit:

Qiao Yi Lion Dance Team Christchurch - Saturday trainings at the 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 (

We warmly welcome everyone to our activities and look forward to meeting up.

NZCA Canterbury Committee

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