World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017 in Wellington

Tai Chi Associates Wellington hosted another successful World Tai Chi and Qigong Day and it was attended by about 200 people, including several Chinese groups. This year, we dedicated our event to Marie and Nick Turner who were founding members of our organisation and they had always played a big part in the programme. This year, we also received funding from the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand which was gratefully received so we could have a proper sound system and a dedicated photographer. The programme included the usual like 8 form, 24 form. Tai chi Kung fu fan, 42 sword form etc and we had a Chen demo from Terry Young and a sword demo by Victor Zhang.

Check out Victor Zhang’s Wudang Tai Chi sword routine at [China Cultural Centre in New Zealand Face book page]

Ferne McKenzie



Official events being organized by the NZ National Tái Chi Ch’uan Association for 2011 are at the following venues.


Tamaki College Community Recreation Centre
Elstree Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland


Onslow College, Burma Road, Johnsonville


Barrington Park, Barrington Street, South Christchurch


The Annual General Meeting of the Christchurch Branch of the Association
will be held at 6pm on 2 May 2011 at the residence of Loo Chi Hu QSM at
28 Cross Street, Phillipstown. Please bring a plate if you intend to attend.


“One World … … One Breath”

A relay of special events to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD) will begin in New Zealand and end 24 hours later in Hawaii.

WTCQD is officially recognized by the United Nations World Health Organization and aims to promote and educate the world to the benefits of practising Tai Chi and Qigong.

Since 2002, at 10.00am local time, Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts in New Zealand have had the honour of kick-starting WTCQD for the rest of the world and to initiate a “healing wave of energy” to encircle the globe.

This year WTCQD will be held on Saturday, 25th April and in observance of Anzac Day the usual large public events will take place in the afternoon instead.

However, New Zealand at the prescribed time of 10.00am will still kick-start WTCQD. Individuals and small groups of practitioners will gather to perform Tai Chi and Qigong privately with the hope that the new “healing wave of energy” they initiate for the world in 2009, will also carry the Spirit of Anzac – for peace, freedom, unity, love of life.

In Auckland, the celebration of WTCQD will for the first time take place over two days. On Saturday afternoon the public demonstrations will include mass displays of Tai Chi and Qigong performed by combined clubs and schools. A special seminar is planned for Sunday to teach the Ba Duan Jin Qigong routine. This simple to learn, evidence-based health Qigong from China is currently being promoted world-wide.

Research have shown that the traditional Chinese health technologies of Tai Chi and Qigong can reduce anxiety, depression, and chronic pain conditions. They can boost the immune system, improve respiratory function, burn calories, dramatically improve balance, improve cardiovascular benefit, provide powerful stress management tools, and slow aspects of the aging process.

WTCQD in New Zealand is organized by the New Zealand National Tai Chi Chuan Association Inc.

Further information is available at the websites:


Diana Lau, Ph: 638 5308, 021-182 4963
Orlando Garcia,  Ph: 636 1329, 021-560 200
David Wong,  Ph: 625 5197, 027-475 4162


Auckland Event Schedule for WTCQD

“One World … … One Breath”

Details of WTCQD in Auckland as follows:


Public Demonstrations Chinese Health Qigong Seminar
Date Saturday, 25 April 2009 Date Sunday, 26 April 2009
Venue Tamaki College Community Recreation Centre Venue Marcellin College Gym
Elstree Ave 617 Mt Albert Rd
Glen Innes Royal Oak
Auckland Auckland
Time 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm Time 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Admission Free admission Admission $60.00