China Week Calendar

Events throughout 6 - 11 Nov

Nelson Museum History Display Boards on Appo Hocton
Nelson Public Library

Business Windows and Street Decorations
Nelson CBD

Nelson School Visits with Chinese Schools 
Minzhu Road Primary School and Guiya Road Primary School

Rewi Alley and Art Exhibition
Trafalgar Centre Northern End 10am - 4pm Tues 7 - Sat 11

Mon 6

Official Opening of China Week and Art Exhibition Opening (Private Event)
The official opening of China Week and the opening of the Rewi Alley and Art Exhibition.
Rewi Alley (2 December 1897 – 27 December 1987), was a New Zealand-born writer, educator, political activist, revolutionary, social reformer, potter, and member of the Communist Party of China. He is remembered for contributing perhaps more than any other non-Chinese person to the Chinese Revolution.
The Exhibition in the Trafalgar Centre Northern End will feature photographs of Rewi Alley and also Chinese Artworks from local artists. It will be open to the public for the week of 7-11 November, from 10am to 4pm

Tue 7

Mayoral Dinner - Private Event

Wed 8

Tai Chi Demonstration and Have a Go - Free Public Event
12nn-1pm – 1903 Site – Trafalgar Street Nelson
Taoist Tai Chi Society of NZ, Nelson Branch will be holding a Tai Chi Demonstration and offering the public the opportunity to “Have a Go”.

Doing Business with China – Workshop - Business Event
Morning Session ~ 3 hours - 9am – 12 noon - BNZ Business Centre Trafalgar St, Nelson
Audience: Tourism Operators
Topics: Chinese travellers - Cultural differences - Identifying target markets - Adapting products & services.
Afternoon Session ~ 2.5 hours - 1.30pm – 4pm - BNZ Business Centre, Trafalgar St, Nelson
Audience: Business (mostly small-medium sized)
Topics: Cultural differences - Identifying target markets - Adding value - Getting natural products into China.
RSVP to Helen Riddle By Friday 3 November, Nelson Regional Development Agency - - 03 545 6858
Presenter - Amy Adams of OCCAM, specialists in getting European businesses China ready. Amy is a founding partner and director of Occam Consulting and has 15 years’ experience working in China.

Business Networking Function - Business Event
5-6.30pm - BNZ Business Centre Nelson
A chance for businesses interested in “Doing Business with China” to network
Hosted by BNZ.
Limited numbers – Registrations RSVP for China Business Networking event is Sara Shalders at NZTE by Friday 3 November.

Thu 9

Theatre and Music Night - Public Event
7-9.30pm - Theatre Royal
A night of music and theatre from Minzhu Road Primary School and Guiya Road Primary School (both visiting Nelson from China for “China Week”) and guests.
Tickets $5 available from Theatre Royal.

China-themed Storytime with Craft Making
2pm - 2.30pm - Nelson Public Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson
Contact Nelson Public Library 03 546 8100 for more information.

Sat 11

Community Day at NMIT - Free Public Event
11am - 3pm
Student Centre and Quad Area

  • Food and Refreshments
  • Art Display
  • History Display Boards on Appo Hocton
  • Music
  • Local Artists
  • Performances by Chinese Visiting Schools 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Community Stands - NZCA - NZ Friendship Society 
  • NMIT Display
  • Chinese Consulate Display
  • Tai Chi Demonstration
  • Confucius Institute - Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese knot making and Chinese lantern making
  • Nelson Giants
  • Mahjong