Out With The Sheep & In With The Monkey

Saturday January 23 down on the Waterfront at Karanga Plaza Splice held a Chinese New Year 'preparation' mini-festival. Chinese New Year happens on February 8, and we welcome in the Monkey (who was last celebrated in 2004!) Stuart lead the charge by bringing traditional Chinese games, a tea ceremony, and all sorts of other enjoyment for people walking by...

People came by on one of the hottest days of the year to watch Uncle Alex paint calligraphy and give them Chinese names. Hot tea was served and went down well on such a boiling afternoon by the water!

Thanks to Stuart for organising, and all the volunteers on the day for engaging with so many people about the rich cultural heritage of Auckland's City Centre, and thank you to Marieke from Panuku Development Auckland for having us!