Chinese sister-city welcomed

Last updated 05:00 13/12/2012
Wayne Brown

GOOD TIDINGS: Party secretary and chairman of Provincial People’s Congress Wang Min and mayor Wayne Brown toast the good relationship that the Far North has with its sister city Liaoning.

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Mayor Wayne Brown did his best to make his guests feel welcome at Waitangi last week. He greeted them in Chinese.

The Far North's "sister city" - the province of Liaoning - sent their biggest delegation yet to the Far North for a quick tour that included industry, history, tea tasting, vineyards and a cruise of the bay.

Mr Brown told the guests to enjoy the region's kiwifruit, wine, cheese and dairy, and its open picturesque beaches, before he introduced "his team".

The Far North had representatives from forestry, wine, dairy, education and tourism on hand to mingle with Liaoning representatives from Foreign Affairs and foreign trade at the welcome dinner.

The Far North's sister city is a province with an area of 145,900 square kilometres and 44 million people. It is booming in oil and gas and machinery manufacturing and could be a big market for Far North producers.

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