For twelve months China Southern Airlines has been winging travellers back and forth between Canterbury and enchanting, mysterious Asia, thence on to many parts of the world. Three times every week, the air bridge is open between Guangzhou and Christchurch Airport, the gateway to the south. The fairy tale grandeur of the Chateau on the Park welcomed invited guests to celebrate this milestone in contemporary globetrotting. Following the formalities, it was time to enjoy a kiwi style barbeque laden with everything for which the taste buds could yearn.
Photos: Gilbert Wealleans