Year of the rat: Honouring Chinese contribution

More than 100 National Party faithful turned out for a Chinese New Year event marking the Year of the Rat, last Wednesday night at the East Auckland BMW in Botany.

The function, hosted by Nationals’ candidate for Botany Christopher Luxon and Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown along with Ian Gibson, managing director Auckland City BMW a strong National Party supporter–celebrated the Lunar New Year with Chinese entertainment, drinks and nibbles.

Luxon said it was a wonderful opportunity to thank and honour the valuable contributions Chinese New Zealanders have made and continue to make to east Auckland and New Zealand, and to acknowledge the importance and potential of the New Zealand-China relationship.

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He also acknowledged everyone living in Botany and how hard they have worked to make New Zealand their home.

He wished everyone “a Year of the Rat filled with much joy, health and good fortune, success, peace, and happiness.”