Jamie Laing and Kyle Sterne, students from Auckland's St Peter's College, presented their speech in a Chinese talent show 相声, which won them the Best Talent Award. Jamie also won the first place in the Senior Category. He and three other students are going to Kunming, China, in October to represent the New Zealand team in the international final of Chinese Bridge competition.

Mme Xu Erwen, Consul General of the Consulate-General of PRC in Auckland, spoke at the event and commented on the impressive achievement of the students.

Mr John McKinnon, former NZ Ambassador to China, also spoke to the students and audience in Chinese. In his remarks, he encouraged the students to continue to pursue their Chinese journeys into the future.