Year of the Monkey

  • Welcome to the Chinese Year of the Monkey!

    Image of Musician playing a Gu Zheng

    Gong chi far chai shen tee ji-an kang.

    Gong hay fat choy shen tay ki-in hong.

    May you be happy and prosperous, and to good health.

    It’s not just China that celebrates the lunar new year. This festival is also commemorated in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Korea.

    Chinese are some of New Zealand’s earliest settlers, arriving here in the 1860s.

    There are now over 170,000 people of Chinese heritage living in New Zealand, making Chinese our third largest ethnic group.