Dunedin's Willie McWong was one of only two Chinese men to earn their wings and serve as pilots in the Royal New Zealand Airforce during World War Two.
In the 1870s a large scale gold dredge created by Choie Sew Hoy revolutionized gold mining across the world and revitalized Dunedin as a city.
Professor Manying Ip is an academic of great standing in New Zealand, and one of the first researchers to help uncover a buried history concerning our Chinese New Zealand community.
Educator Sook Hua Lee has selflessly served the diverse and growing Asian communities of Hawke's Bay for the last four decades
New Zealand’s resettled refugee youth have often been overlooked and their talents underestimated within employment. Now the Refugee Youth Action Network (RYAN) is making a positive difference.
Three decades ago the first Cambodian refugees arrived in New Zealand and now, a generation later, their children have finally begun to tell their stories.
The current crisis in Syria may see two million Syrians being displaced before the end of 2013. What does this mean for New Zealand's refugee quota of 750 per annum? How does New Zealand compare internationally as far as refugee resettlement goes? Lynda Chanwai-Earle learns more from the team at Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ).
Lynda Chanwai-Earle joins Dame Susan Devoy and members of Wellington's multi-ethnic and inter-faith communities in Wellington for an after-sundown meal during Ramadan
Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets Muslim youth keen to break down negative stereotypes about their faith and way of life, at the launch of Islam Awareness Week in Wellington
Lisa Thompson discovers why Auckland Airport is laying out the welcome mat to its Chinese visitors.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle finds out how a multicultural playgroup in Auckland is a godsend for refugee and new migrant families.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets the team behind a TV documentary series profiling pan-ethnic youth in New Zealand.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle hears from researchers uncovering the cost of problem gambling to our Asian communities and asks Sky City Casino for a response to this investigation.
Gambling and the superstitious belief in "luck" is an ancient and cultural inheritance for many of our Pan-Asian communities.
Suzanne Chan On recalls a hard working but colourful childhood in Auckland’s Chinatown of the '50s. 'Chinese People’s Street' - or 'Tong Yan Gaai' as it was known to the Cantonese locals of the time - covered an area from Karangahape Road and Greys Avenue to Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD.
Suzanne Chan On recalls a hard working but colourful childhood in Auckland’s Chinatown of the '50s. 'Tong Yan Gaai', or 'Chinese People’s Street' as it was known to the Cantonese locals of the time, covered an area from Karangahape Road and Greys Avenue to Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD.
Michael practised law in Wellington, before becoming High Commissioner to several Pacific countries and Ambassador to Indonesia and China. Subsequently he was Human Rights Commissioner and recently a writer and lecturer on Asian and Pacific issues.
Wen’s first diplomatic posting was to Beijing on the eve of the events at Tiananmen Square. Just six months later in 1990, Michael arrived in Beijing as New Zealand’s Ambassador to China.