Welcome to New Zealand Chinese Association (Waikato Branch)
Postal address: NZCA Waikato Branch Inc, PO Box 9294, Hamilton North 3240.
President: Mr. Paul Chin. Ph. 07 853 9368.
Secretary: Mrs. Janet Young. Ph. 07 853 9368.
Treasurer: Mr Kewwa Low. Ph 07 858 3280.
Booking officer: Mrs. Janet Young. Ph. 07 853 9368.
Clubrooms: Waikato Chinese Community Centre, 47 Lewis Street, Glenview, Hamilton.
(the building was purchased in December 1990)
For hireage inquiries, contact Mrs Janet Young. Ph. 07 853 9368 or 027 216 1888.
2009/2010 Committee: we have 18 Committee members, 3 Life members, 1 Honorary member and 2 Honorary Advisors. The financial year runs from April - March.
Our current membership is 70 plus families of Chinese and various ethnicity.
We are in close contact with our Head Office The NZ Chinese Association Inc. We liaise with several groups such as the Waikato Ethnic Council, NZ China Friendship Society Hamilton Branch, Chinese Sunshine Society, Waikato Chinese Students & Scholars' Association, Waikato Chinese Golden Age Society & our NZ Chinese Association Branch colleagues.
At least 4 newsletters per year are published in both English & Chinese language.
Our activities include:
Monthly Committee meetings
Monthly Women's Group social meetings
Annual bus outings for Women's Group and Seniors & new settlers
Celebration of traditional festivals: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, Lantern festival, Mid Autumn festival.......
Annual fundraising dinner
Participation in some Hamilton City events: community forums, Indigo, various receptions...
A new website was initiated August 2009 with the assistance of the Hamilton Library: http//ketehamilton.peoplesnetworknz.info/nz_chinese_association_waikato_branch_inc
THE NEW ZEALAND CHINESE ASSOCIATION INC.
The Chinese Association of New Zealand was first mooted in 1909. Many changes have occurred over the years. NZCA Inc. was established as an Incorporated Society in 1935 and currently there are twelve branches.
Below are a few photos from past Chinese New Year Celebrations.