Chinese Garden helps promote NZ Chinese Language Week

The Dunedin Chinese Garden is helping to promote New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW) by holding a series of film and documentary screenings from 12 to 14 September 2014.

NZCLW (8 -14 September) is an inaugural event, launched to develop opportunities for awareness of Chinese language and culture across social and business contexts.

The films at the Garden are shown in either Mandarin with English subtitles or in English. Session times and titles can be found at Usual admission charges to the Garden apply.

From September until the end of May the Garden is open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, but will remain open until 8pm on Thursdays.

NZCLW background

Labour MP Raymond Huo and Wellington City Councillor Jo Coughlan co-chair a Trust set up to run NZCLW. NZCLW has the support of the Chinese Ambassador, Wang Lutong.

Raymond Huo says, “The week is not simply about language, but more about enhancing cultural exchange and knowledge, familiarising ourselves with a different culture to allow ourselves to develop more meaningful and fruitful relationships with our neighbours. We need a Chinese Language Week because our relationship with China is about more than trade.”

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Contact details

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

Image - Pavillion at Dunedin Chinese Garden