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Hastings Councillor Meets China’s Minister of Culture & Tourism

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A Hastings councillor says getting to speak with China’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang about the massive project Hastings has organised for the China New Zealand Year of Tourism was invaluable.

At the official opening of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism at Te Papa in Wellington on Saturday, Shugang met with Hastings District councillor Kevin Watkins.

“Having that time with the minister, who was over here from Beijing for the launch of the China and New Zealand’s shared Year of Tourism, gave us the opportunity to explain what we were doing,” Watkins said.

“He was impressed that Hastings was reaching out to every region in China.”

Photo: Hastings District councillor Kevin Watkins (right) meets with China’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang (left) at the official opening of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 5 April 2019