Hastings Aims To Strengthen Relationship With China

Hastings is aiming to strengthen its tourism relationship with China, with a new year-long programme. More than 30 regions in China are being invited to send a gift to Hastings, with items unique to their region. Hastings will then send a return gift. The aim is for the gifts to become part of a secondary school competition, similar to the Amazing China Face Race, where students will guess what region each box comes from. Hastings was the first city in New Zealand to have a sister city in China, making ties between the two strong. Photo: Kevin Watkins, programme supporter Lesley Chu, Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst and Hastings District Council’s economic development manager Lee Neville. For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 12 March 2019