Story: Biculturalism

Chinese New Year, Auckland

Chinese New Year, Auckland

A spectacular lantern festival to mark the Chinese New Year has been held annually in Auckland since 1999. This photo shows the 2008 festival, when about 40,000 people attended the celebrations in Albert Park. Cultural events such as the lantern festival are a reminder that New Zealand society is growing more multicultural. This development is significant for the parallel move towards a more bicultural country.

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Janine Hayward, 'Biculturalism - Continuing debates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 10 Jan 2023 with assistance from Janine Hayward