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

 

Korean Society celebrates with beach clean-up

MEDIA RELEASE
Friday 27 February 2004

Korean Society celebrates special day with beach clean-up

Christchurch’s Korean Society is organising a local beach clean- up to mark Korea Day 2004 on Monday 1 March.

About 50 Korean people will remove litter from the beach between Spencer Park and Bottle Lake Forest, with Christchurch City Council park rangers lending assistance with rubbish removal and transport.

Korean Society president Steve Kim said, the event was an opportunity for Korean people living in Christchurch to show how much they treasure their new home. “It’s a chance for us to give something back.”

“We told people about it through the local Korean media and have had 50 offers of help so far,” he said.

This year’s Korea Day will also be marked with a Christchurch Korean Song Contest at the Fendalton Community Centre Auditorium at 7.00pm.

Korea Day has been celebrated in Christchurch on 1 March each year since Christchurch formed a sister-city relationship with Songpa-Gu, Seoul, Korea in 1995.

“The Council was approached about marking Korea Day in recognition of the large number of Korean people in the city,” Clyde Sugden, Christchurch-Songpa-Gu Sister City Committee chair said. There are about 5000 Korean people now living in Christchurch.

Mr Sugden said “the first of March is a significant day for Korean people as it commemorates the start of the independence movement against Japanese colonial rule in Korea in 1919. It is a national holiday in South Korea.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election