22 July, 2020

About the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA), Otago & Southland Branch


The New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) was incorporated in 1935 and represents the interests of Chinese communities throughout New Zealand. It has 14 regional branches from Auckland to Otago/Southland, and represents the early settler Chinese community (the descendants of the poll-tax payers) as well as newer arrivals.

Main activities of the national body are:

  • Annual Easter Sports Tournament and cultural concert, bringing together 3,000 plus people together
  • Bi-annual Leadership Development Conference for our young people, a week-long live-in programme
  • Bi-annual Youth Leadership Camp
  • Working with the Government and other organisations on issues affecting Chinese in NZ
  • Culture and heritage projects, eg building a significant memorial to the 1902 victims of the SS Ventnor sinking, and sponsoring a Chinese New Zealand history website.

If you are interested in joining our Association please go to our Membership Form and enter your details and pay the membership fee if any to enjoy new activities and new friendships.

Remember our membership year is now from 1st January to 31st Dec

If you are over 70 years of age membership is free but we still need you to enter your details onto the website membership form and submit it or contact us at president@osca.org.nz

If you are over 70 and cannot reach us electronically please get your family to do it on your behalf.

For all other membership just select which option best suits you and submit your details and pay the membership fee online using your name as a reference


Linus Chin

President Otago & Southland Chinese Association