Dunedin Chinese Garden

Delay changes, Chinese Garden manager says

Delay changes, Chinese Garden manager says

Further changes at the Dunedin Chinese Garden should be delayed for two years because visitor numbers and revenue are already ''tracking upwards'', outgoing garden manager Margo Reid says.

Museum provides boost for garden

Museum provides boost for garden

The flagging fortunes of the Dunedin Chinese Garden have been delivered a boost with the opening of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum next door.

Free entry to garden mooted

Free entry to garden mooted

The gates to the Dunedin Chinese Garden could soon be thrown open, as part of a new scheme offering Dunedin ratepayers free access to the city's cultural attractions while tourists are required to pay.

Garden's entrance to remain

Garden's entrance to remain

The plan is for Dunedin's Chinese Garden to remain a separate activity from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, even though the museum will take over managing the garden.

Effort to prune garden costs

Effort to prune garden costs

Efforts are being made to reduce the amount ratepayers contribute to the cost of running the Dunedin Chinese Garden, although details on exactly how the savings will be found are vague.

Lighting the way

Lighting the way

Revellers (from left) Kate de Lautour (11), Grace de Lautour (9), Ellice Lawton (6) and Charlotte de Lautour (6) get into the spirit of the occasion at the Moon Festival celebrations held at the Dunedin Chinese Garden at the weekend.

Chinese hands ever on deck

Chinese hands ever on deck

The local Chinese community continues to work hard to promote and raise funds for the Dunedin Chinese Garden, the chairman of the Dunedin Chinese Gardens Trust says.

Chinese community role in garden suggested

Chinese community role in garden suggested

The Chinese community needs to take some responsibility for the financial "predicament" the city finds itself in with the Chinese garden, the Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association says.

Chinese garden: here be dragons

Chinese garden: here be dragons

Dragons have taken over the Dunedin Chinese Garden.

Cracker start to Chinese New Year

Cracker start to Chinese New Year

About 250 people braved last night's inclement weather in Dunedin to celebrate the eve of the Chinese New Year.

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