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The New Zealand Chinese Association (Inc) (NZCA) was established as an incorporated society in 1935.[1]


The Association was established with specific intention of being a national Chinese organisation that represented and worked for the well-being of the Chinese people in New Zealand. It main objectives include:

  • To provide New Zealand Chinese the means of mutual help, social interchange and recreation.
  • To promote the intellectual, moral and physical well-being of Chinese in New Zealand.
  • To unite and co-operate for cultural and educational purposes.
  • To deal with matters concerning the welfare of Chinese in New Zealand.
  • To be and remain non-political and non-religious.[1]

Alexander Turnbull Library. (1950, January 1). The New Zealand Chinese Association building. Retrieved September 9, 2017, from http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22901000


In 2018, the New Zealand Chinese Association had 14 branches and one sub branch located throughout New Zealand:

  • Auckland Branch
  • Waikato Branch
  • Gisborne Branch
  • Hawkes Bay Branch
  • Taranaki Branch
  • Wanganui Branch
  • Manawatu Branch
  • Horowhenua-Kapiti Branch
  • Wellington Branch
  • Canterbury Branch
  • South Canterbury Branch
  • North Otago Branch
  • Otago-Southland Branch
  • Invercargill Sub Branch[1]

Crown Studios. (1965). Committee members of the New Zealand Chinese Association, special urgent meeting. Retrieved 14 January 2018, from https://natlib.govt.nz/records/23226218

The Association has premises in Wellington located at 23-25 Marion Street, Wellington which are used for administration purposes. These premises are also used by the Wellington Branch.[1] In 1950, the Association purchased the Hotel Mayo, at 9 - 11 Marion Street, to be used as a private hotel for members.[2][3]----

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 New Zealand Chinese Association. (2018). History. Retrieved 5 March 2018, from http://www.nzchinese.org.nz/about-us/history/
  2. Wellington City Council Me Heke Ki Poneke. (2017). Hotel Mayo, Chinese Association Building. Retrieved 23 September 2019, from Wellington Heritage—Absolutely Positively Wellington City Council Me Heke Ki Poneke website: http://www.wellingtoncityheritage.org.nz/buildings/151-300/209-commercial-building-9-11-marion-street?fbclid=IwAR2IaEBh1hVMKqFdAquHN8mv5gufC5Jk9PJzEPZlYYhwY2j_J-ELVBYpG0g
  3. National Library of New Zealand. (1950). The New Zealand Chinese Association building [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE362073&fbclid=IwAR0yf5QR9EGk94OLf0SyXPQ68gtMSayaGIWL_0HJO2Jvs-7PDTYVBUOOW_0


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