Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Youth Insights Into China

Insights of China through the eyes of young Kiwis will be given at a special meeting in Christchurch on Thursday 28 June.

Four Christchurch high school students, who visited Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province, which is a Sister City of Christchurch, along with a teacher, will relate their experiences after four weeks of living in Chinese homes.

The four who spent April in Lanzhou are Laura Ash (Lincoln High School), Petra Guse (Christchurch GHS), Michael Summerfield (Shirley Boys'), and Felicity Taylor (also Lincoln High). They went with Ray Nicholson, a teacher of Chinese at Christchurch Boys' High School.

They stayed in homes of high school students of Lanzhou who had stayed in Christchurch in February.

The exchange is an annual event with Christchurch and Chinese students staying in each other's houses as part of the Christchurch City Council Sister City arrangement.

At the meeting on 28 June at Aldersgate, Durham Street, at 7.30pm the Christchurch students will talk about their experiences, their observations and their adventures. They will also answer questions and show their photographs. The public is invited and there will be a gold coin collection.

Further information: Bill Willmott, chairman of the Christchurch-Gansu Friendly Relations Committee: 385 3559.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.

With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the All Blacks’ fabled finishing skills to get a coherent, fiscally neutral package together by the February 2019 deadline. More>>


Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>


Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>


Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>





InfoPages News Channels