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.

 
Check out latest Newsletter here 
 

NZCA CANTERBURY OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTSREMINDER- DAYLIGHT SAVING ENDS THIS SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER (2am).

A reminder to also check or change those smoke alarm batteries.
REMINDER- Future Dragonz Christchurch - "The Farewell" - Monday 30th September

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2019 Global Basketball Festival Christchurch Heritage Festival Karaoke Sing-A-Long and Dance Chinese Language Classes

- Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October.
- 7th - 28th October 2019
- Sunday 20th October
- Cantonese, Advanced, Intermediate & Beginners Mandarin - Term 3 Ends Sunday 29th Sept.

NZCA Canterbury Multi-Sports Programme - Ended Resumes Sunday 20th OctoberContact email for more information: nzcacanterbury@gmail.com

REMINDER: - FUTURE DRAGONZ CHRISTCHURCH PRESENTS - "THE FAREWELL"You are warmly invited to our special screening of the international film festival hit, 'The Farewell".

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When: Time: Where:

Monday September 30th September
7:30pm (Movie starts at 8pm sharp)
Alice Cinema - 209 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Tickets are at a discounted price of $15 (usually $17) but be in quick as there are very limited seats. To secure your ticket you must register via this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fd-chch-presents-the-farewell-tickets-71771140413

Then deposit your money to 02-0560-0473332-002 and put your first name in the code and surname in reference.

Starring Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as Billi, a young Chinese-American woman who is convinced to go visit her grandma in China thanks to a staged impromptu wedding disguised as a way for the extended family to say their final good byes to their beloved matriach.

"The Farewell" will make you laugh and cry, and you'll see why it has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. We have booked a lovely cozy theatre at Alice Cinema just for us!

“Don't Miss Out!” Only a few seats left! Look forward to seeing you there!

2019 GLOBAL BASKETBALL FESTIVAL

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When: Time: Where: Cost:

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2019
9am - 5pm
Cowles Stadium (210-220 Pages Road)
FREE - Support NZCA Canterbury team - “PEKING DUNK”

FOOD STALL AVAILABLE! COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE BOYS IN ACTION!Contact Emmie King (021 211 7441) or Matthew Klomp (027 212 1841)

BECA CHRISTCHURCH HERITAGE FESTIVAL - ENCOUNTER OUR STORIES (7th-28th OCTOBER 2019)

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When: Time: Where: Cost:

Saturday 12th & Saturday 19th October 2019 10am - 4.30pm
Turanga (Central Library)
FREE

Come and see a display of the New Zealand Chinese Association publications on the history of Chinese people and settlements in New Zealand. Volunteers will be on hand to
share fascinating stories about how the Chinese community adapted to a new homeland. Highlights include personal stories from Otautahi Christchurch in the late 1800s.

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

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When: Time: Where: Cost:

Contact

Sunday 20th October 2019
2:00pm
NZCA Canterbury Hall (22 St Asaph Street) $4 per person

Jane Gin (ph 021 175 5866)

CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES - CANTONESE, BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED MANDARIN & ENGLISH (As a second language)

Term 3 ends on Sunday 29th September and resumes on Sunday 20th October

NZCA CANTERBURY MULTI-SPORTS PROGRAMME

Term 3 ended on Sunday 22nd September and resumes on Sunday 20th October

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 fannieyee@yahoo.co.nz)

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

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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 (graem88@xtra.co.nz)

New Vogue and Ballroom Dance Classes – Sunday evenings from 7pm-8pm. Fee: $10 per dancer.Contact Emmie King (ph 021 211 7441 or graem88@xtra.co.nz)

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 (toneohsix@gmail.com or Visit: www.futuredragonz.org.nz

Qiao Yi Lion Dance Team Christchurch - Saturday trainings at the Association Hall from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Contact George Chan (ph 021 188 6096, gwchan71@yahoo.nz)

Lifestyle Walking Group - Social walking group. Friday mornings from 10.00am.Contact Tim Ng (ph 339 0188, ng.tim@xtra.co.nz) or Marisa Yeung (ph 021 112 6265,hopyick@xtra.co.nz)

Tai Chi Class- Sunday from 9-10am. Gold coin donation. Contact Marisa Yeung (hopyick@xtra.co.nz)

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

NZCA Canterbury Committee

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