This image was taken for Manawatu Evening Standard newspaper dated on 22 July 1963 with the caption, 'The Ambassador to the Republic of China, Mr Daniel Yu Tang Lew, presents the key of the new £4000 Community hall for the Manawatu branch of the NZ Chinese Association to the Manawatu branch president Mr J Chong Leun at the opening of the hall on Saturday July 27 1963. About 200 Chinese attended the official opening including for the first time the entire staff of the Chinese embassy in new Zealand. "This opening ceremony has great significance for our people," said Mr Yu Tang Lew. The branch hoped to use the hall as a youth club and eventually as a weekend school for teaching children Chinese reading, writing and history. Mayor Gilbert Rennie said on the day, "May you go form strength to strength. I am certain that the Council and people of this city will do all possible within reason to help with your plans."'
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