5 September, 2017

The www.chinesenzherald.com joint venture between the Chinese Herald and NZMEhas resulted in  a platform greater than the sum of their separate organisationsafter its first year of operation.  The synergy at last night’s Gala celebrating the first anniversary was electrifying, with Miss World New Zealand 2017,Annie Evans as the talented bilingual MC.  She will represent New Zealand at the Miss World 2017 competition in China later this year.

Hon. Phil Goff CNZM, Mayor of Auckland, was animated in his speech praising the platform for improving communication and bilateral relations, onshore and offshore.  Lili Wang, Managing Director, Chinese Herald, spoke intimately sharing her pride in the joint venture and praising her team for their commitment and dedication, while extending her appreciation to loyal advertisers and subscribers.   Her personal Chinese Herald journey started 23 years ago when she arrived as a student and evolved as an advertiser and writer over the decades. She said, “It was a big part of my life through my lonely and tough years as I tried to establish myself in New Zealand. It was the only place for news and stories that related to my own life, in my own language.  She spoke with passion about the media business and the responsibility to keep readers informed, while balancing the benefits to their many supporters since she was also once an advertiser.

It was a glamorous night for giving thanks to long-time supporters plus getting better acquainted with new friends. Leading Kiwi companies recognise the Chinese Heraldplatform has become more mainstream with their support as sponsors; Honey NZ, Air China, Air NZ, Spark, Huawei, Winston Nutritional, Conrad Properties Group, Golden Ocean, Taizi, AIA, Sky City, Health Element and Douglas Pharmaceuticals.  The editorial team has a wealth of experience and expertise in reporting on issues from a Chinese perspective making this joint venture a winning combination for Chinese Herald and NZME.

About Chinese New Zealand Herald

The Chinese New Zealand Herald provides a digital platform for Kiwi Chinese to engage with local news from New Zealand Herald in Chinese (simplified and traditional). The site contains selected articles translated from nzherald.co.nz, as well as articles from the print version of the Chinese Herald and from other Chinese news sources.  It is owned equally by the New Zealand Herald publisher NZME and the Chinese Herald, an independent Chinese-language paper established in 1994 with Lili Wang as MD/Proprietor.  The site is accessed via web, tablet and mobile, with articles being posted on social media (WeChat) making it easy for the Chinese community to stay up to date and share content.

The www.chinesenzherald.com joint venture between the Chinese Herald and NZMEhas resulted in  a platform greater than the sum of their separate organisationsafter its first year of operation