Crouching Bananas Hidden Tiger Conference 2005



6.00pm FRIDAY 3RD JUNE 2005
Heritage Floor, Auckland Central Library
44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland

Welcome reception starting with Powhiri
6.30pm   Launch of Chinatown Girl by Eva Wong Ng
7.00pm   Drinks and finger food

Conference Venue

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Lecture Theatre WA220
Wellesley Campus A Block
55 Wellesley Street, Auckland
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8.15am   Registrations and issue of conference packs
9.00am   Welcome Kai Luey, Chairman Organising Committee
    Opening Remarks
James Ng
The First Four Chinese Generations in NZ
Read the paper
9.30am   Keynote Address

Paul Spoonley
The place of the Chinese community in a bi-cultural nation
Read the paper

10.15am   Morning Tea
10.45am   FORUM 1   Our History - Unpacking Bananas
Tracing the past so we can know the present and move to the future.
    Chairperson Arthur Loo
    Nigel Murphy Poll Tax & Other Anti-Chinese Legislation
Read the paper
    Eva Ng Greys Avenue and the Auckland Chinese scene
Read the paper
    Manying Ip The New Wave Chinese Migrants in New Zealand
      Questions & discussions
12 noon Lunch  
1.00pm   FORUM 2   Research - Peeling Bananas
Adding to the footprint of Chinese New Zealand history.
    Chairperson Theresa Graham
    Graham Langton Archives NZ, Wellington
    Nigel Murphy Alexander Turnbull Library
    James Ng Otago sources
Read the speech notes
    Pepe Choong Chinese New Zealand Oral History Foundation
Read the speech notes
    Philip Chong Family history

FORUM 3   Having Your Say - Participating in
New Zealand's democracy -
Banana Republic

    Chairperson Steven Young
    Pansy Wong How Citizens can influence Government Laws
Read the speech notes
    Peter Chin Participating in Local Government Politics
Read the speech notes
    Kirsten Wong The Workings of the Public Service
    Lincoln Tan Freedom of Speech & Expression
Read the speech notes
3.30pm Afternoon Tea  
4.00pm   FORUM 4   Chinese Associations - Banana Bunches - Who are they and what do they do?
    Chairperson Virginia Chong
5.15pm   FORUM 5   Q & A - Loose Bananas
    Chairperson Kai Luey
6.00pm Close of day one.  
6.45pm   Dinner at China Restaurant
cnr Beach Road & Britomart Place, Auckland City
"The newest Chinese fine dining experience in Auckland"
    After dinner address
Meng Foon (Mayor of Gisborne)
Going places
    Fruit served


9.00am   Late registrations: conference packs issued
9.30am   Keynote Address

James Kember
The place of the Chinese Community in the global environment of the Asia Pacific rim.    Read the paper

10.00am   Morning Tea  
10.30am   FORUM 6   Inspirational Achievers - Cool Bananas - Making Mother proud.
  Chairperson Helene Wong
  Panel Yuk King Tan (artist)
Ron Sang (architect & art collector) Read the speech notes
Roseanne Liang (film-maker) Read the speech notes
Dwayne Crombie (health administrator)
Welly Choy (businessman) Read the speech notes
  Special Feature Video Presentation
12.15pm   Lunch  
1.15pm   FORUM 7   Multiple Identities - Banana Splits - Multiple identities are on the increase.
  Chairperson Chris Cheung
  Panel Jenny Lee (Chinese Maori)
Mua Strickson - Pua (Chinese Samoan)
Angela Sew Hoy (Deaf Chinese)   Read the speech notes
Phillipa Wright (Eurasian)
Amy Wang (1.5 Generation)
2.30pm   FORUM 8     Living Together - Banana Smoothies - Overcoming barriers.
  Chairperson Wong Liu Shueng
  Colin Knox How do we work with the Treaty of Waitangi  
Read the paper and view the PPT presentation
  Mervin Singham Dealing with discrimination
  Tze Ming Mok Going Bananas      Read the paper
    Questions and discussions
3.45pm   Afternoon Tea  
4.15pm   FORUM 9   Where to from Here? - Ripe Bananas - Questions of our time, and directions for the next conference.
  Chairperson Kai Luey
5.30pm   Conference Closes
  David Tai National President NZCA