Hamilton (New Zealand)

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-09-02

Chengdu and Hamilton established Sister City relationship on August 26, 2014
Hamilton is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato Region, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the fourth largest city and the largest inland city in New Zealand.
The city encompasses a land area of about 98 sq.km on the banks of the Waikato River, and is home to over 150,000 people.
Initially an agricultural service center, Hamilton now has a growing and diverse economy and is the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand. Education and research and development play an important part in Hamilton’s economy.

Exchange activities:
■In October 2008, Chengdu University carried out educational exchanges between Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton, marking the beginning of cooperation and exchanges between the two cities.
■In September 2009, Chengdu University and Waikato Institute of Technology conducted a joint program for nurturing students from the two cities.
■In May 2011, a delegation from Hamilton visited Chengdu and attended Chengdu International Sister Cities Week 2011 and the 3rd International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
■In July 2011, a delegation from Chengdu visited Hamilton, exchanged views with Hamilton relevant institutions on agricultural technology, raw milk production, food safety and education, etc.
■In December 2013, Chengdu University and Waikato Institute of Technology held an art exchange exhibition in Hamilton.
■In March, 2013, Chengdu officials paid a visit to Hamilton and signed an memorandum of understanding on the establishment of sister relationship between Chengdu and Hamilton.
■In March, 2013, A delegation from Chengdu visited Hamilton, had detailed discussions on talent exchange and cooperation.
■In June 2014, Chengdu officials arrived in Hamilton and had a field trip on New Zealand national agriculture exhibition. ‍

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