Canterbrian Chinatown

An amateur English historian claims that NZ was discovered and settled by Chinese explorers well before the arrival of Maori. According to Cedric Bell, a Chinese city of 4,000 people was situated where the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch are found today, as well as a further 29 cities and towns in the region. Bell calls his findings “indisputable,” despite the lack of concrete evidence or any acknowledgement of Chinese exploration in Maori tribal histories.


Tags: Cedric Bell  Christchurch  Maori  Maori Arts and Culture  New Zealand  People's Daily  

Innovative New Zealanders on Forbes Under 30 List

Innovative New Zealanders on Forbes Under 30 List

Four young New Zealanders have made this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. They are: founder of the Conversion Therapy Action Group Shaneel Lal, 21; Emily Au-Young, 29, co-founder of…