Acknowledge my colleague Cr Jimmy Chen, Consul General Wang, Wendy Zhang, President of the Christchurch Zhonghua Chinese Society, and all you gathered here tonight for this celebration of the Spring Festival.
What a great way to celebrate the New Year, with our young people sharing their talent on the stage at the magnificent Isaac Theatre Royal.
Tonight, we welcome the Year of the Rat. I was born in the Year of the Rat so it’s a special year for me.
May I wish you all the very best for the upcoming year, may it be one of good health, peace, prosperity and success.
Gōng xǐ fā cái! Xiè xie da jia