SGI-New Zealand Celebrate Chinese New Year with Local Residents
On February 13, SGI-New Zealand members celebrated Lunar (Chinese) New Year at the SGI-New Zealand Culture Center. Some 700 local residents attended, together with Fiona Yuen, Justice of the Peace in Auckland and president of the New Zealand Guangdong Association Inc. SGI-New Zealand General Director Jimi Wallace introduced the SGI's efforts to engage in worldwide cultural exchanges for the sake of contributing to intercultural understanding and world peace. The members presented ethnic songs and dances.
On February 20, newly formed South Heartland Chapter held a kick off in Christchurch.