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Chinese Reflection Garden and Ceremony for Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade

On Saturday, Dame Patsy travelled to Amberley in Canterbury to open a Chinese Reflection Garden established in memory of Rewi Alley, a New Zealander who spent most of his life in China, promoting training and education as a way to lift people out of poverty. Dame Patsy opened a friendship bridge with Mr Wang Zhijian, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Christchurch, and welcomed a delegation from China.

In the evening, back in Wellington, Dame Patsy presented Queen's Awards to Girls and Boys' Brigade members from across New Zealand.

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Chinese Reflection Garden Image Gallery

an image of Dame Patsy, Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley and Mr Wang Zhijian
an image of Chinese delegation members presented images of Rewi Alley to Dame Patsy

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