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.
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Posted: 12 March 2019