New Zealand Chinese Association (Auckland Branch) Inc

Donate by 31 October Your Name will go on the Donation Board & a Brick. Donate after that date, Name will be on a brick

We need to receive donations by 31 October 2016 so that the Donation Board can be designed and made in time to be installed in the new foyer.

Donations received after 31 October will be named on a brick.



New Donors Board Concept

Honour Board Original Donors

Donations Received

Personal Donations Received as at 19th October 2016

  • Barry & King Ming Wah Lee$1,000
  • Tony & Katherine Chew$1,000
  • Kai & Rose Luey (increased)$3,000
  • Roger & Brenda Chan$2,000
  • Merry & Vincent Tay$1,500
  • Andrew & Wah Ying Chong$1,000
  • Tina & William Cole$1,000
  • Vanessa Lim - Hamm$500
  • Len & Joana Sang$2,500
  • Seng Tay$250
  • Chung Hu Tang$300
  • Philip & Virginia Chong$1,000
  • Patrick & Colleen Edwards$1,000
  • Keith Wong & Cathrine Ming$1,500
  • Lynn & Jan Lum$1,000
  • Danny Law & Candy Lim (Increased)$1,500
  • Milton Wong$500
  • Peter & Janice Sew Hoy$1,000
  • Cecil & Nancy Wong$1,000
  • Sue & Lorna Hing$1,000
  • Percy Kaifong$1,000
  • Carolyn Luey & David Aitkenhead$2,000
  • Brian & Gillian Young$2,000
  • Ah Choon & Rosemary Tan$1,000
  • Barbara Ng$500
  • Jenny & Jerry Kek$1,000
  • Kong Chew & Eileen Loo$1,000
  • Thomas & Winnie Doo$1,000
  • Thomas & Donna Gee$200
  • Kevin & Gloria Lee$1,000
  • Eileen Ming$1,500
  • Ken & May Young$1,500
  • Nathan Chan$200
  • John & Connie Kum$500
  • Norman Youmin Ng$500
  • William & Anna Bow$1,000
  • Wong Yee & Mary Chan$1,000
  • Neville & Sue Fong$5,000
  • Molly Ah Chee$1,000
  • Geoffrey & Barbara Lim$1,500
  • Phillip Young & Raewyn Ho$1,000
  • Gordon & Yuk Lin Fong$2,000
  • Rodney & Sandra Chin$2,000
  • James & Annie Wong$1,000
  • Jilnaught & Julie Wong$1,000
  • David & Ida Tai$1,000
  • Allan & Nancy Sue$1,000
  • Ronald & Lili Peng Chen$1,000
  • Peter & Michelle Pan$1,500
  • Leslie & Yvonne Young$1,000
  • Joe & Fay Gock$1,000
  • Alec, Helen & Jenna Young$1,500
  • David & Marie Wong$1,500
  • Meilin & Jack Chong (increased)$4,000
  • Peter & Audrey Chan$1,000
  • Anthony & Maria Lum$500
  • Donald & Jennie Sew Hoy$4,000
  • Tony & Jennifer Joe$1,000
  • Bo Li & Susan Sun$1,000
  • Elsie Alice Ah Chee / Susan Wong$500
  • Doug & Lola Lum$1,000
  • Shirley Sidnam$1,000
  • Kevin & Margaret Lee$1,000
  • Colleen Tang$500
  • Bruno & Mary Gin$1,000
  • Anthony & Frances Bow$1,000
  • Lawrence & Linda Ngan$1,000
  • Tony & Mary Wong$1,000
  • Gordon & Helen Lowe$8,000
  • Peter Hong$500
  • Julie Gin$500
  • Charles & Mona Poon$1,000
  • Alex & Judy Cheung$1,000
  • Stan King$500
  • Thomas & Fong Loo$1,000
  • Stephen & Michelle Loo$1,000
  • Jennifer Loo & Leslie Tai$1,000
  • Colin & Daphne Hoy Fong$1,000
  • Lily Cho$500
  • Andrew Cho$500
  • Justin & Robyn Ng$1,500
  • George & Shirley Sue (ex Levin)$500
  • Allan & Christine Ding$1,000
  • Anthony Hoy Fong$500
  • Wong Liu Shueng$1,000
  • Brian & Rona Pat$1,000
  • Jack Lin$200
  • David & Anna Fevre$300
  • Raymond & Sheryl Wu$1,000
  • Des & Kathleen Lowe$50
  • Jack & Suzanne Wong$1,000
  • Annette Cho$500
  • Nicholas Chin$500
  • Brendon Chin$500
  • Cameron Chin$500
  • Phillip & Lucinda Yan$1,000
  • Allen & Annie Fong$2,000
  • Graham, Sandra, Paige & Brittany Young$2,000
  • Arthur & Jennie Loo$1,000
  • Vernon & Nancy Fraser (Gin)$1,500
  • Justin & Joyce Sew Hoy$1,000
  • Laurence & Yvonne Wong$1,000
  • Andre & Jennifer Ginn$500
  • Colin Tan Chen$500
  • Allen & Nancy Doo$1,000
  • Billy & Evey Chong$2,000
  • Linda Mach$500
  • Ron Sang & Margaret Parker$1,000
  • David Yan$1,000
  • Graham & Janet Hong$1,000
  • Mervyn & Alice Ah Chee$1,000
  • Allen & Christine Liang$10,000
  • Sang Gin Fraser Family$1,000
  • Peter & Sabrina Chen Ruoff$1,000
  • Bernie & Glenda Choy$1,000
  • Suzanne Chan On$500
  • Anonymous$500
  • Rollan Ming Gin$500
  • Tony Wong & Jenny Joe$1,000
  • Harry & Win Kaifong Family$5,000
  • Johnston & Fong Luen$1,000
  • Bon & Ehlin Young$1,000
  • Leong & Jennifer Wong$1,000
  • Jesse Kum Edmonds$500
  • Roy & Anne Young$1,500
  • Arie van der Houwen & Vivienne Fraser (Gin)$500
  • George & Cindy Lowe$500
  • Ryan & Belinda Young$500
  • Jeffrey Allan & Andrea Fraser (Gin)$1,000
  • Darryl Hong & Rachel Cheung$2,000
  • Peng Chan Lee Family$2,000
  • Lawrence & Cecilia Lo$5,000
  • Ming & Manying Ip$1,000
  • Robert & May Mar$1,000
  • John Ling & Angelo Luo$2,000
  • Harry & Shirley Young$1,000

Total for Personal Donations $170,500

Organisation Donations Received as at 19th October 2016

  • Auckland Chinese Ballroom Dance Group$3,000
  • NZCA Auckland Inc$20,000
  • NZ Hup Jong Mune Wushu Cultural Assn$1,500
  • J & P Turner Ltd$2,500
  • ACCC Sports Club$5,000

Total for Organisation Donations $32,000

Trust Grants Received as at 19th October 2016

  • Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust$30,000
  • The Lottery Community Facilities Fund$180,000
  • The Trusts Community Foundation$20,000
  • Infinity Foundation$10,000
  • Four Winds Foundation$15,000

Total for Trust Grants $255,000

Total funds from All Sources as at 19th October 2016 $457,500

Many thanks to all these donors for generously supporting our project.

Download Donation Form

Download Floor Plan of Hall Upgrade

Mangere Project and Fundraising. Updated on 28 September 2016

Dear All

Please find attached the final design of the Original Major Donors 1970s lightbox and the latest updated donation list. Download Donation Form

We have hit $400,000 in total funds raised but we must really aim to get this up to a minimum of $450,000 by the final deadline of 31 October 2016 so that the new donors lightbox can be designed. My thoughts at this stage is to have donations of $100 & more but this will be subject to review when we know the numbers of donors and this could be reduced to $50+. However, all donors will be listed in a special book on display in the members lounge.

We need the extra funds for many reasons as follows :-

1.  The quotation for the roof replacement was much higher than expected and Spark & Two Degrees are refusing to pay the cost of the temporary re location of the antennas and the installation in the final positions. The architect is investigating the cost of running the cable trays inside the hall as the optimal minimum cost to ACCC. In the meantime, we have taken the roof replacement out of the main contract with Wilkran so that building progress is not delayed any further.

2.  Wilkran have already officially advised the building progress is running at 5 weeks behind schedule and will make some claim for this. However, we are pushing hard to get full access to the main hall and store room a week before the garage Sale scheduled for 26 November.

3.  The cost for the front entry ground work, landscaping and carpark reinstatement is unknown at this stage plus various other extra costs before the grand opening tentatively planned for February 2017.

4.  The letting of the 1st floor offices at 101 Mt Eden Road will not be a fast process, and I have another agent, Douglas Fan, onto this. I have asked OwenYoung  to proceed as quickly as possible with the entry renovations as this will make it more attractive for an office tenant.

5.  ACCC really needs to build up its cash reserves again for any unexpected items as the owner of two properties.

With regard to the fundraising programme, I have sent out emails asking for donations to nearly 300 persons and organisations giving the 31 October deadline to Chinese associations, past ACCC Committee members, ACCCSC members & parents and to friends & colleagues. In addition, Cecil has send out the email below and John has sent to NZCA Auckland members.

Now is the time for all ACCC Committee members to personally ask their family and friends to donate for the long term benefit of the Chinese community and to have their names permanently featured in the entry foyer of the extended premises. All will be fully aware of the extension project and fundraising through newsletters and various emails. ACCC has not asked for financial contributions for  the last 40 years, and will not do so again in the foreseeable future.

Thanks & Best Regards

Kai Luey


Auckland Chinese Community Centre Inc.

Phone:  09 522 1840

Mobile: 021 333 125


New Donors Board Concept

Download Honours Board of Original Donors PDF

ACCC Building Project Report - 21 September 2016

As you are aware, ACCC has been actively fundraising for the Mangere Hall Extension Project. The contract with Wilkran Construction (2014) Ltd for a total project cost of $1,050,000 + GST including Auckland Council, architect & other fees started in mid April and the scheduled completion date is now in late November 2016.

The project involved the construction of new lounge and meeting rooms, upgraded toilet & shower facilities, upgraded kitchen and extensive new storage facilities. When completed, the Mangere Hall complex with be an excellent and flexible facility for sports, dances, socials and meetings not only for our members but also for other Chinese and mainstream groups.

The original Mangere Hall was built in 1975 with tremendous financial support from many many members of the local Chinese community and various Chinese groups and supporting organisation which existed at that time. These donations are permanently recognised with special plaques and enscribed bricks which are being specifically retained in the renovated premises, although the plaques are being converted to a modern backlit board for the "Original Major Donors" as per the attached conceptual diagram.

As shown, a second modern backlit board will also be displayed in the entry foyer for the new donors to the current extensions.

This is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your ongoing support for ACCC by making a donation which will be permanently featured in the main entrance. In addition, for every $500 donation you can nominate yourself or any of your family to have Enduring Membership and a brick with the name enscribed in white to distinguish from the original donors in the 1970's. Many existing Enduring Members have made donations to purchase bricks and Enduring Memberships for their children and / or grandchildren.

Please note that any donations made to ACCC which is a registered donee organisation by IRD can be claimed for a tax credit of 33.33% by completing an IR526 form.

However, for the donor's name to be listed, the contributions need to be received by 31 October 2016 at the very latest, so that the board can be designed and installed ready for the Official Opening tentatively scheduled for February 2017. Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged on the donors board.

I am also attaching the latest project update & donation list and the Mangere Donation Form which needs to be completed.

The ACCC Sports Club members are the most frequent users of the Mangere Hall, and the renovations and extensions are designed to make the complex more suitable to cater for a wider range of activities for now and future generations. The great majority of the donors so far have been older members so we are seeking the assistance from the upcoming generations who will be able to enjoy the enhanced facilities for many more years to come.

I trust that you will give favourable consideration to this donation request but if you have any queries or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please accept my apologies for any double postings.

Thanks & Best Regards

Kai Luey
Auckland Chinese Community Centre Inc.
Phone: 09 522 1840
Mobile: 021 333 125

Mangere Project Update 22 September

The contract with Wilkran Construction (2014) Ltd for a total project cost of $1,050,000 + GST including Auckland Council, architect & other fees started in mid April and the scheduled completion date is now in late November 2016.

A fundraising programme was included in the last two ACCC Newsletter. The ACCC 56th Anniversary Dinner held on Saturday, 18 June 2016 raised over $8,000 and $22,000 in pledged donations. Many thanks for Connie Kum for organising this very successful event and all those supporters who donated items for the auction and raffle or participated in these.

Because of the construction restrictions, the biennial Garage Sale will now be held at Mangere on Saturday, 26 November 2016. Again, we need your support and assistance to make this another great fundraiser.

Financial Update excl GST

Total project cost in April 2016 $1,050,000
Estimated cost for stadium roof & insulation 130,000
Estimated cost for Spark & 2 Degrees antenna re-locations 50,000
Estimated cost of kitchen refurbishment 70,000
Estimated cost of donation board & brick engraving 10,000
Estimated cost of re-vanishing stadium floor 10,000
Estimated cost of landscaping & entry refurbishment 40,000
Contingencies 20,000

Total estimated refurbishment costs $1,380,000

Project payments made by 31 August 2016 $564,058
Project payments still required $815,942
ACCC cash reserves in ANZ Bank at 31 August 2016 $774,465

Financial Shortfall $41,477

We are including below a complete list of the funds received for the Mangere development project and we still need more personal donations to bridge our cash shortfall.

Your donation will be permanently featured in the main foyer on a special Donors Board (as per attached proposal). However, for the donor's name to be listed, the contributions need to be received by 31 October 2016 at the very latest, so that the board can be designed and installed ready for the Official Opening tentatively scheduled for February 2017.

We have managed to revise the building extensions plans to retain the brick wall with all the existing donor's names intact and with sufficient blank bricks to accommodate the inscription in a different colour (white) of about 400 new Enduring Member's names.
Therefore , Bricks and Enduring Memberships can be purchased at any time after 31 October 2016 ( in accordance with the Constitution) with a donation of $500 per person, but will not be featured on the donors board.

Download the Donation Form Here. Your donation is most welcomed.

Kai Luey

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