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

 

It's Guangzhou Day next Saturday!

Auckland City Council - City Scene

Dragons and Chinese acrobats, Mah Jong, cooking and children's drawing competitions, a Guangzhou-style market and food street, free live entertainment all day... this is the essence of Auckland's first Guangzhou Day, to be held in the Auckland Town Hall next Saturday, November 6.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sister city relationship between Auckland City and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, Guangzhou Day is being staged to bring the life and colour of China into the heart of Auckland.

A highlight of the day will be performances by the world class Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China. There will also be a host of entertainment which ranges from Chinese traditional music instruments and opera to children¡s ballet, and from martial arts demonstrations to sword dancing.

At Guangzhou Day, New Zealand's first mahjong competition will be held and there will be demonstrations of Chinese chess, a cooking competition with some of Auckland's finest Chinese chefs, a children's drawing competition and an exhibition of photos, calligraphy, folk art and painting which has been brought to Auckland from Guangzhou

Chinese food and merchandise will be on sale, and there will be stalls with traditional Chinese medicines, calligraphy and fortune telling.

Children's drawing competition:
Pictured below left are neighbours Daniel Hicks, Eliana Xu and Lynnette Xu who are practicing their drawing skills in readiness for the children's drawing competition which will be part of Guangzhou Day activities on Saturday, November 6 at the Town Hall.

Prizes for the drawing competition include four Sony Playstations for the winners, cash prizes for second and third place winners and numerous spot prizes.

The competition runs from 10 am to 2.30pm with winners announced on the day. All materials are supplied to entrants who must be primary school aged children over seven or intermediate school students.

For more information contact Lynnette Mafuolo on 373-6132.

Acrobats:
A full Chinese acrobatic performance is a truly incredible and heart stopping spectacle. Now Aucklanders will get the chance to see highlights of such a spectacle in their own city - free of charge! Guangzhou Day on 6 November will include two live performances of the Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China.

Members of the famous acrobatic troupe will stage a show that includes juggling, balancing and traditional acrobatics.

The Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe is one of China's best, says the event's organiser Caroline Lassiter.

"Since it was founded in 1959, the troupe has performed in over 20 countries, including the United States, England and Australia and has won nearly 50 prizes in circus and acrobatic festivals around the world."

But the only headache, she says, is where to store 730 kilos of props, including tall poles and spinnable plates for balancing acts, equipment for a magic show, and special tables for feet-juggling!

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster

The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector and what philosophies best engage and protect communities in the event of a crisis.

How much of the responsibility for a community’s safety in a natural disaster is the Government’s, and how much can be left up to the community themselves? And how do we ensure none of our most vulnerable residents are left behind? More>>

 

CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>

ALSO:

Signage, Rumble Strips, Barriers: Boost For State Highway Road Safety

Boost for road safety this summer Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a short term boost in road safety funding this summer and signalled a renewed focus from the Government on introducing safer speed limits. More>>

ALSO:

Risks & Adaptation: Cheaper To Cut Emissions Than Deal With Climate Change

The cost of climate change to New Zealand is still unknown, but a group of experts tasked with plugging the country's information gaps says it will likely be significant and it would be cheaper to cut greenhouse emissions than simply adapting to those changes. More>>

ALSO:

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages