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The ties between Waimakariri and the Enshi Autonomous
Prefecture continue to grow after last weekend’s successful visit to our
District by a Chinese delegation.
Following an official welcome by the Mayor and Councillors
in Rangiora, the guests from Enshi were treated to a number of events that
introduced them to prominent activities within the district.
These included a dairy farm tour, visits to the Hellers
factory, an alpaca stud and a local winery as well as a jet boat experience on
the Waimakariri River.
The second day of the visit on Saturday also allowed the
guests to take in the first New Zealand-United States women’s hockey
international at the new Waimakariri Hockey Stadium, prior to dining locally to
“It was a valuable exercise and built on the relationship
between the two districts, cementing what was achieved during our visit to
Enshi and the signing of the Sister City Agreement last year,” Mayor David
“We tried to provide the Chinese with a wide-ranging
itinerary of events, to give them the full flavour of all that our district has
to offer. I think we achieved that.
“They have returned home expressing great appreciation of
all that they have seen and done in the Waimakariri.”
Liu Fangzhen who is Mayor of Enshi Autonomous Prefecture
People’s Government led the Chinese.
Speaking through an interpreter at Friday’s welcome, Liu
thanked his hosts and spoke warmly of the relationship that already exists
between the two districts.
He also noted the opportunities that exist for both peoples
as the contact grows between the two communities.
His delegation’s visit was reciprocal, following on from a
visit by a Waimakariri delegation to Enshi last May, which saw the two
district’s sign the Sister City Agreement.
The Agreement was a first for Waimakariri, and reflected
Council’s willingness to co-operate and promote external relationships and
The main benefit from the Enshi relationship is expected to
be cultural, promoting an increased understanding of Chinese culture that will
be strengthened further through school connections.
Business connections have also been made and those leads
will be explored further.
Given the huge growth in Chinese tourists to New Zealand in
recent years, with direct flights now from China to Christchurch, the
relationship provides opportunities to enhance our understanding of Chinese
culture so we can better cater for their needs.