New Year

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    Prime Minister John Key and Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Liga with the Poon Fah Lion Dancers at New Zealand Parliament Buildin

    Happy Chinese New Year

    More than 200 people joined staff from the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA), the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, the Minister for Ethnic Communities, Peseta Sam Lotu-liga, and members of the Chinese community at Parliament last night to welcome in the Year of the Sheep.

  • January 2015 - Happy New Year

    Video message from the Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Berlinda Chin.

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    Image of a horse, chinese characters for 2014

    Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year

    Chinese New Year celebrations start on the first day of the first lunar month in the traditional Chinese calendar and end on the full moon 15 days later. For 2014 the new year starts on 31 January. This year's celebrations will mark the beginning of the year 4712 on the Chinese calendar.