Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Flag flown to celebrate Chinese New Year

Flag flown to celebrate Chinese New Year

The Chinese flag now flies outside the Horowhenua District Council building in Levin to mark Chinese New Year 2014 – The Year of the Horse.

Celebrated worldwide on Friday 31 January, Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday observed on the first day of the Chinese calendar, with celebrations promoting good luck and fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity.

Horowhenua Mayor Brendan Duffy says the District has been home to many Chinese families for decades and that the contribution the local Chinese community has made, and continues to make, deserves to be acknowledged.

Mayor Duffy says one prime example is their contribution to Horowhenua's market gardening industry, well-regarded as one of New Zealand's larger producers of green vegetables.

"Chinese New Year is the one occasion in the year that we can symbolically recognise the Chinese community, living in and helping this district for a very long time," he said.

"They quietly go about their business and are an integral sector of our community and contribute commercially, economically and socially.

Mayor Duffy says flying the Chinese flag for Chinese New Year is a simple and appreciative token of recognition.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Obituary: Last 28th Maori Battalion A Company Veteran Dies

Charlie Petera, the final surviving member of A-Company of the 28th Maori Battalion has died at his home in Ngataki, Northland last night surrounded by his whanau. He was 91 years old. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news