The Red Bridge

A lovely red and gold Chinese inspired bridge spans the creek fondly remembered in Rewi Alley’s memoirs and links the two gardens, the Honghu City garden that acknowledges the past and the Changping District garden that endorses the future for our young people.

The initial idea for the Chinese style bridge was instigated by Hurunui District Mayor Winton Dalley, who believed it is the crucial focal point for the Hurunui Districts China connections and the bridge also symbolizes progress and stability. A bridge is also a way for people to make new connections and development of links across the water and overcoming obstacles.

The delightful red and golden bridge also acknowledged the 45 years of diplomatic relationships by New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China which were celebrated in December 2017 by the governments of both Countries. The bridge was officially opened by Dame Patsy Reddy Governor-General of New Zealand as the Queen's representative and Consul General Wang Zhijian of the Chinese Consulate based at Christchurch representing the People’s Republic of China.

The Hubei Provincial Government generously funded this beautiful bridge, it was built by the Amberley Lions a not for profit organisation, as a community project and supported by the Hurunui District Council in the area of logistics and administration.


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