Taupo Council to host Chinese business people
A Chinese orchestra accompanies a group of 120 Chinese visitors calling into Taupo on Monday.
The group comes from the city of Shaoxing, on China’s eastern coastline, which Taupo has a friendship city relationship with.
Facilitated by the Taupo District Council, the visit is part of an ongoing initiative to bring 1000 Shaoxing residents to Taupo.
A business delegation of 38 visitors will specifically be looking at investment opportunities and business connections in the Taupo District.
The business people lead companies in industries like timber, paper, medical products, textiles, real estate and e-commerce.
Mayor David Trewavas said it was great to see more visitors from Shaoxing, following on from the first visit in August 2016.
‘‘The cultural and economic benefits from our relationship with Shaoxing continue to grow.’’
The visitors will spend three days exploring the district, which will include visits to a ginseng farm, local hot springs, Mt Ruapehu and a boat trip on Lake Taupo.
* Free Chinese Orchestra Concert: Monday June 12 at the Great Lake Centre, starts 2pm. Featuring Shaoxing University’s School of Music.