kumara chinese miners memorial reserve

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve *Update*

On Friday the 8th July 2016 a group of 8 Chinese representations from NZ Guangdong & NZ Jiangmen Association’s from Auckland visited both the Kumara & Ross Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve garden sites to get a better understanding of what is being planned and build.

It was the groups first visit to Westland and they were impressed with the two site locations.

A fundraising dinner was held in Christchurch on the Saturday night with both the Auckland & Christchurch Guangdong Association members with $2500 raised.

Both Auckland & Christchurch Guangdong Association group members will look for a joint fundraising opportunity's to support the twoChinese gardens.

Mike Keenan
CDO Ross & Kumara

Auckland members of the Guangdong Association from left to right: Mrs Jinming Chen / Biddy Manera Secretary WRENIS group from Ross/  Jinming Chen / Mike Keenan CDO for Kumara & Ross towns / Angela Tong / Richard Zhao Secretary General of NZ Guangdong and NZ Jiangmen Association /Liang Yongkang

Auckland members of the Guangdong Association from left to right:
Mrs Jinming Chen / Biddy Manera Secretary WRENIS group from Ross/  Jinming Chen / Mike Keenan CDO for Kumara & Ross towns / Angela Tong / Richard Zhao Secretary General of NZ Guangdong and NZ Jiangmen Association /Liang Yongkang

Outside the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Garden from left to right: Richard Zhao secretary General of NZ Guangdong Chamber,and also NZ Jiangmen Association / Mr Lin / Mike Keenan CDO Kumara & Ross towns / Ms Tong Vice Chairperson of NZ Guangdong Chamber/ Mr Jinming Chen / Mrs Chen / Liang Yougkang

Outside the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Garden from left to right:
Richard Zhao secretary General of NZ Guangdong Chamber,and also NZ Jiangmen Association / Mr Lin / Mike Keenan CDO Kumara & Ross towns / Ms Tong Vice Chairperson of NZ Guangdong Chamber/ Mr Jinming Chen / Mrs Chen / Liang Yougkang

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Update

Presentation May 2016

Fiona Pollard (KRT) and Biddy Manera (WRENIS) with the support of Mike Keenan (CDO) and Simon Tam (Dept of Corrections) met with Consulate-General Jin Zhijian, Madam Jin, Guangdong Association representatives, sponsors, donors and Department of Corrections last Saturday night in Christchurch. A presentation on the progress of the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve was given. (see attached). Both presentations from Kumara and Ross were well received and the Chinese community are actively exploring ways to support both projects.

It was good to reflect on the progress since December 2014. We were grateful for the opportunity to strengthen the relationships and gather more support for both projects. 

Kumara Chinese concept plan revealed! ...and the KRT needs your feedback...

Have you seen the concept design for the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve?

Well here it is!

Concept Design

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Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Survey