Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The first weekend in July is going to be busy for some.
1.  ORCHID SHOW, SATURDAY 4TH and 5TH JULY 2015  –  Hours 10.00am – 4.00pm.
If you have some free time, there is an Orchid Show held at the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Cnr 773 New North Road and
Wairere Ave, Mt Albert.   A great time to see these beautiful and colourful orchids in bloom, and buy.  Ask questions with the
There is a gold coin entrance fee charge.
Rocket Park is on the corner of New North Road and Wairere Ave.   Mt Albert War Memorial Hall is behind Rocket Park. 
For parking, turn into Wairere Ave and drive in the first entrance.
You can google on your computer as to how to get there – Google map, type in Mt Albert War Memorial to get a better road map
of where the venue is.
2.  A free presentation about GLAUCOMA is extended to you from Glaucoma NZ held on SATURDAY 4TH JULY 2015. 
 Hours 10.00am – 11.30am.
Held at Alexandra Park Function Centre, Green Lane West, Gate B, Hobson Room, Level 3.
Followed by a session of questions and answers.  Tea and coffee will be provided.
Free admission – friends and family welcome.
Jessie Edmonds

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Book marks 80 years as NZ’s leading Chinese organisation

19 June 2015
Book launch marks 80 years as New Zealand’s leading Chinese organisation
The New Zealand Chinese Association has launched a history of the organisation at a celebratory event at the National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga O Aotearoa in Wellington today.
Called Turning Stone into Jade tells the story of New Zealand’s oldest national Chinese community organisation, the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA). In its early incarnations, NZCA offered kinship and a united voice for an often marginalized and fragile minority.
The history recounts the change as the New Zealand Chinese has evolved into a community with a sense of place in the diverse population of present day New Zealand. Eighty years ago NZCA advocated for basic rights, such as citizenship and an end to the discriminatory poll tax exacted on the early Chinese and in the late 1990s worked with Government to finally see a national apology for the poll tax. In more recent times, the NZCA has sponsored events like the Going Bananas conferences that have explored modern themes about culture, identity and community.
The NZCA commissioned author David Fung, fluent in Chinese and English, to delve into the organisation’s archives and pen a history that was at risk of disappearing into dusty archives and fading from memory as the ranks of the elder members of the NZCA grew thinner with the passing of time.
The origins of NZCA lie in the formation of the Wellington-based New Zealand Chinese Association in 1935, created with the encouragement of the respected Chinese Consul General of the time Wang Feng. Its initial aims were to promote the “intellectual, moral and physical wellbeing of the Chinese. Formed by members of the community, NZCA continues its work, supporting young leadership initiatives, language classes, cultural identity camps and Easter sporting tournaments.

NZCA Book Launch Wellington - Photos Melissa Lee's Facebook Page

Monday, June 1, 2015

Saturday 20th June,

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 20th June, 1.30pm at the Meadowbank Community Centre, 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank (next to Barfoot and Thompson). 
Nancy Young will be doing a demonstration on  “What to do with Photos after you have taken
them with a Digital Camera”.
·       Put them on to the computer, back up on to a CD or flashdrive, show them on a digital
photoframe from  a flashdrive
·       Open them in Microsoft Pictures Manager, or Picasa.  Edit them, crop them, lighten or
darken them,  straighten them
·       Make Panoramas
·       Put them on Facebook
·       Use PhotoElements to change them, add something or take someone out of a photo
·       Make Christmas cards,  Calenders,  Photobooks,  Albums, use Picasa to make collages
·       And many more….
Come along and learn about computers, what to do with photos from your digital camera etc. 
Bring a friend(s) to enjoy a fun and social afternoon.   Men are also welcome to come along.
Registration Costs:   NZCA members:  $2.00;   Non-members:  $3.00  -  this is to cover costs
of hall hire and afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea will be served and a raffle will be held during the afternoon.   Cost per ticket is $1.00  or  3 tickets for $5.00 (no obligation to purchase).
We always welcome new members.