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Year of the Dragon 2024 – Remembering Bickleen Wang

Year of the Dragon 2024 – Remembering Bickleen Wang

Purewa is pleased to serve Auckland’s valued Chinese community, a vital and integral part to New Zealand’s identity. This year we remember Bickleen Wang (nee Fong), the first Chinese author of an English-language book in New Zealand. HER FATHER A PIONEER Bickleen's...

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Matariki 2023: Remembering Mary Geddes

Matariki 2023: Remembering Mary Geddes

Mary Annabella Geddes was a pioneer of service to women. As a daughter of Ngāti Toro (Ngāpuhi) she remained proud of her Māori heritage, passing her values and identity to the following generations.

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Remembering Frank Hofmann

Remembering Frank Hofmann

This Hanukkah season Purewa remembers photographer Frank Hofmann. Frank made New Zealand his home from 1940 after fleeing Nazi persecution in his native Prague. An influential proponent of the New Photography, Frank's genius continues to inspire us today, his work...

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