A VIP banquet dinner was held at Zealong Tea Estate to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and New Zealand. It was attended by over 100 local dignitaries and members of
the Diplomatic Corps. This is the first time this event has been held outside of Auckland and as a show of support for the Waikato Region, Zealong’s The Vista was chosen as the venue.
Consul-General Madam Xu Erwen said in her address on the evening that tea’s historical ties with the Silk Road in China “make the Waikato a more meaningful location for the celebrations.”
See some photos from the event below.
Consul-General Madam XU Erwen addresses the guests
Hamilton City Mayor Andrew King
Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson and wife Patricia Sanson with Consul-General Madam Xu
This evening the top four student teams in the Waikato Management School 43rd Case Competition presented their business strategies for Zealong. We are so impressed with all the hard work the students have put in, and their creative ideas! The team “Settlers of Catan” took out the grand prize – congratulations to David, Bianca, Amber, Anna, and Dominic!
Zealong’s Gigi Crawford, Sen Kong, and Annalese Webber with winning team Settlers of Catan
The finalist teams waiting eagerly for the winning announcement
Zealong is proud to support the local student community