October 04, 2020

Taupō kids get a taste of Chinese language and culture

Year 6 teacher Ling Clarke describes the host of activities Taupō’s Saint Patrick’s Catholic School students tried their hands at to mark this year’s New Zealand Chinese Language Week. The Foundation provided the school an Experience Asia Grant to help cover the costs of the activities, which included dumpling making, calligraphy, ink painting and more.

September 30, 2020

Dragon masks dumplings and all things Chinese

Children from St Patrick’s Catholic School Taupo¯ were treated to all things Chinese last week as they celebrated New Zealand Chinese Language Week.

September 26, 2020

Mooncake workshop delights New Zealand teachers

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September 25, 2020

Chinese Language Week in New Zealand

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September 25, 2020

NZCLW Finishes Up With Dumpling Celebration

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September 25, 2019

The AM Show | The importance of Chinese Language Week

This week is Chinese Language Week.  Tourism is the main focus, but a tri-lingual children's book is also being released as well as a five days, five phrases challenge.  To celebrate Kiwi woman and Mandarin-speaking superstar Lucy Mills spoke to The AM Show.

September 24, 2020

Chinese Language Week: Lesieli Kotoa on learning mandarin

For New Zealand Chinese Language Week Jesse speaks to Lesieli Kotoa, a Year 12 student at Wellington East Girls' College and a Chinese Language Week youth ambassador. 

September 24, 2020

Trilingual Conservation App A World-First

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September 23, 2020

NZCLW Youth Ambassadors make their place in the world

The Youth Ambassadors received recognition of their achievements at an event to celebrate NZ Chinese Language Week at Parliament on Tuesday evening.

September 23, 2020

Keeping Chinese connection alive

Steamed custard buns, pancakes, red bean soup and butter chicken are among the favourite foods of a Marlborough KiwiChinese family.

September 23, 2020

What’s on this week

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September 22, 2020

Juggling pancakes, dumplings, English and Mandarin: maintaining Chinese culture in New Zealand

Steamed custard buns, pancakes, red bean soup and butter chicken are among the favourite foods of a Marlborough Kiwi-Chinese family.

September 22, 2020

Agreat way to ‘travel’ during a pandemic

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January 01, 2020

The Country - Silent edition

Conor English:

It's New Zealand Chinese Language Week and in recognition of the importance of the trade relationship, we catch up with a man who has done a lot of business in China. Plus we chew the political fat about two upcoming elections.

September 21, 2020

Chinese Language Week: Here's how New Zealand businesses sell to China

Being from "clean, green" New Zealand is becoming an even more important asset for exporters in China.

September 20, 2020

It's Chinese Language Week!

It's Chinese Language Week at the moment and as you're about to hear, learning Mandarin could be life-changing. 

September 22, 2020

Appetite boosted by language skills

Dave Tyney’s Mandari speaking journey began with the desire to be able to better order beer with his dumplings.

September 21, 2020

Learning Chinese opens doors to wider world

We chat with Leadership Network member Emily Wilby about why she took up studying Mandarin Chinese, her language learning journey and the opportunities studying Mandarin have provided her.

September 20, 2020

Chinese Language Week: Cooking and Mandarin classes a great way to 'travel' during Covid

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September 20, 2020

Trilingual children's book a hit for NZCLW 2020

The trilingual children’s book published for New Zealand Chinese Language Week is proving to be a big hit.

September 20, 2020

Chinese Language Week: Opening doors with Mandarin

OPINION: September is a busy month for fans of language - first, there’s Tongan Language Week, then Māori Language Week, and then New Zealand Chinese Language Week.

September 20, 2020

Sky Tower lights for New Zealand Chinese Language Week

Sky Tower lights for New Zealand Chinese Language Week

On Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd September, the Sky Tower will be lit in pink and teal to celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2020.

September 17, 2020

Sam takes a bath

This week is Maori Language Week and September 20-26 is Chinese Language Week in New Zealand, and author Nikki Slade Robinson is celebrating this with the release in Chinese and te reo Maori of her book Ruru’s Hangi, a sequel to The Little Kiwi’s Matariki.

September 16, 2020

New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2020

Now in its sixth year, New Zealand Chinese Language Week, between 20 - 26 September, seeks to raise awareness of Chinese language and culture. 

September 16, 2020

City to celebrate the Moon Festival

Manawatu Chinese Association vice-president Catherine Richardson shows off mooncakes made at a workshop during last year’s Moon Festival and Chinese Language Week

September 23, 2019

Newsie | Parliamentary Prayer marks Chinese Language Week

MP Raymond Huo will officially celebrate this year’s New Zealand Chinese Language Week (“NZCLW”) by reading the Parliamentary prayer in Chinese at 2pm on Tuesday September 25 2018.

September 19, 2019

NZ Herald | Local Focus: Young Rotorua Māori student translates for Chinese tourists

He may be a tour guide, but 18-year-old Jimah Ruland Umata is himself proving to be a big attraction at Rotorua's Tamaki Village.

"A lot of people are like "wow, ni de zhongwen tebie hao - your Chinese is especially good," Ruland Umata said.

"It's like they want to laugh but they're smiling at the same time. It's like they're in a moment of shock when they hear me speaking Chinese and it's such a great expression to see."

September 22, 2019

Stuff | Chinese Language Week: Learning a little Mandarin goes a long way for travellers to China

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention... The "no tossing" notice in the busy Xi'an train station made me smile.  One of the few signs in English, I presumed it was designed to deter anyone tempted to take a short cut by throwing their suitcase over the barrier to avoid toting it down the escalator. 

September 22, 2019

Stuff | Chinese Language Week: How do you learn a language you can't read?

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...Learning any language is a daunting undertaking for most people, so how much more difficult is learning Chinese when the characters it's written in are completely different to the Roman alphabet English speakers are used to?

September 21, 2019

RNZ | Learning Mandarin not as intimidating as it might seem

'Mandarin Superstar' Mike Insley began learning the language when he and his wife moved to China to work in a winery in the remote region of Ningxia in 2015. He's back in New Zealand now, but is brushing up on his Mandarin skills as part of the New Zealand Chinese Language Week, which commences today. He looks back on his time in the Chinese wine industry and offers a few tips to those who might be considering taking up the language.

September 22, 2019

Stuff | Chinese Language Week: Mandarin teacher sees interest soar

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When Angeline Tan started teaching Mandarin at an Auckland primary school three years ago, there were only about 80 students interested in learning one of the world's most popular languages.

Today, interest has swelled, with about 180 children learning, joining millions globally who are learning the language.

About twice a week for two hours, students from New Lynn's Arahoe School join Tan in discovering more about Chinese culture

September 02, 2019

AirNZ Kia Ora Magazine | Celebrating Chinese Language

Next time you're on an Air New Zealand long-haul flight, have a listen. You might be surprised by how much Chinese language you hear - from passengers and crew alike. 

September 01, 2019

NZ Herald Be Well | Dumpling Class

If a craving for dumplings is keeping you awake at night, one of the events in the upcoming NZ Chinese Language Week is going to stop you popping a coat over your jim-jams and trawling Dominion Rd.

August 25, 2019

A Kiwi-led initiative celebrating Chinese language and culture, NZCLW will run from September 22-28 2019. This year’s Mandarin Superstars include students, a winemaker, government officials, and a journalist, all who value the Chinese language and encourage other New Zealanders to give it a try.

August 12, 2019

With registrations already open, the New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest week yet. Now in its fifth year, the Kiwi-led initiative is aiming to double the number of events to be held across New Zealand between September 22-22 2019.

August 12, 2019

Seeking to raise awareness of Chinese language and culture, NZCLW celebrates multilingualism in New Zealand and recognises the economic and social advantages of learning Chinese in our increasingly globalised community. Chair of the NZCLW Charitable Trust Jo Coughlan says that last year, New Zealand Chinese Language Week facilitated and promoted 100 events throughout Aotearoa.

June 25, 2019

Newshub | Must-see tourist attractions in Guangzhou, China

Last year Newshub Journalist Dan Lake travelled to Guangzhou with China Southern Airlines New Zealand and the New Zealand Chinese Language Week competition winners. In his recent report on the stopover city, Dan shares how you can make the most of 48 hours in the city that gave rise to the famous Cantonese cuisine!

March 04, 2019

Newshub | A day at Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park

Dan Lake from Newshub Travel visited China as a guest of China Southern and New Zealand Chinese Language Week with the winners of our 2018 #5days5phrases challenge. Read on to experience a day at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou. 

January 17, 2019

New Zealand Chinese Language Week dates announced for 2019

New Zealand Chinese Language Week announced to run from 22 - 28th September 2019. Following the success of the 2018 cultural initiative, the New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW) Trust is excited to announce the dates of the 6th annual language week for 2019.

October 07, 2018

A combination of enthusiasm for learning about Chinese culture, creativity, and a great attitude to giving Chinese language a go has won five young Kiwis an all expenses paid trip to China. 

October 01, 2018

Master Chinese calligrapher Stan Chan spent an afternoon painting at the National Library of New Zealand Chinese Language Week. He translated people’s names into Chinese calligraphy as well as explaining the skill behind his art.

October 01, 2018

Local artist and calligrapher Stan Chan hosted a calligraphy demonstration at Wellington’s National Library as part of Chinese Language Week on Wednesday. Chinese Language Week is a yearly celebration of Chinese culture running from the 23rd to the 29th of September.

October 01, 2018

Ilminster students took part in various arts activities to celebrate Chinese Language Week on Friday.

Throughout the term they had workshops that focused on various celebrations in China, including Dragon Dance, Lantern, Chinese New Year, Hungry Ghost and Peking Opera festivals.

September 30, 2018

Labour Party list MP and founding trustee and co-chair of the New Zealand Chinese Language Week Raymond Huo joins The Long Lunch to take a look at the success of the initiative. Mr Huo also explores the growing awareness and acceptance of Chinese culture from New Zealanders.

September 30, 2018

A new bi-lingual picture book for children is teaching the meaning and significance of Waitangi Day. Aimed at early readers, it follows the story of a Chinese boy William who lives in New Zealand. 

September 29, 2018

New Zealanders embraced Chinese language and culture during New Zealand Chinese Language Week (23 to 29 September 2018), with more than 100 events taking place across the country and a reach of 200,000 across Facebook and Instagram.

September 27, 2018

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions, has celebrated New Zealand Chinese Language Week with a number of initiatives designed to cater to the Chinese visitor. 

September 26, 2018

With New Zealand Chinese Language Week in full swing, Justin Watson, Chief Aeronautical and Commercial officer for Christchurch Airport, reflects on the airport's importance as an entry point for Chinese tourists to New Zealand.

September 26, 2018

Ahead of New Zealand Chinese Year of Tourism in 2019, the 2018 New Zealand Chinese Language Week has a tourism theme. There is a strong interest in NZCLW in the Bay with activities happening at Tauranga Library and workshops and cultural activities happening in a number of schools across the region.

October 24, 2018

The New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2018 is held from 23 - 29 September. Wellington Access Radio has this special programme on air for the New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2018.

October 25, 2018

There was no shortage of Chinese fans or fans of China at Columba College yesterday, when pupils celebrated New Zealand Chinese Language Week with traditional folk dance and martial arts training.

September 25, 2018

In a video recorded especially for New Zealand Chinese Language Week, the Prime Minister encourages more Kiwis to learn the Chinese language.

September 25, 2018

There was no shortage of Chinese fans or fans of China at Columba College yesterday, when pupils celebrated New Zealand Chinese Language Week with traditional folk dance and martial arts training.

September 24, 2018

It is Chinese Language Week and students at Makaraka School have been getting into the spirit of things by learning a variety of Chinese cultural arts.

September 23, 2018

Twenty-eight Whanganui High School students are about to find out what life as part of a Chinese family is really like. The Year 9 to 13 students left for China on Saturday to visit sister school students. They are accompanied by International Dean Lee Su'a, Chinese teacher Beck Ding and Kapa Haka teacher Lynaire Simon.

September 23, 2018

MP Raymond Huo will officially celebrate this year’s New Zealand Chinese Language Week (“NZCLW”) by reading the Parliamentary prayer in Chinese at 2pm on Tuesday September 25 2018.

September 23, 2018

It is Chinese Language Week and younger people around New Zealand are taking up Mandarin in record numbers. It follows a nationwide trend of primary and secondary students learning the language, which reached record levels last year.

September 21, 2018

A multicultural celebration aims to share people's new skills and build bridges between locals and newcomers. A NZ Chinese Language Week celebration is being held tomorrow, 12pm to 2pm, at the Discovery Space in Rotorua Library.

September 21, 2018

New Zealand Chinese Language Week kicks off today – Sunday 23rd September, a Kiwi-led initiative that aims to promote the benefits and opportunities of learning more about Chinese language and culture. Now in its fourth year, the 2018 Week has a tourism theme ahead of next year’s China NZ Year of Tourism.

September 19, 2018

Teaching and learning developments for Chinese language in the Pacific are the focus of the summit.

An educational summit at Massey University’s Auckland campus will look at issues and innovations in teaching and learning the Chinese language in Pacific countries in schools, universities, workplaces and homes.