Major Partners


ASB Bank is a leading provider of integrated financial services in New Zealand including retail, business and rural banking, funds management and insurance. We have supported local communities across New Zealand for more than 168 years. As major partners of the Auckland Lantern Festival we would love to invite you to come and join us across the four-day event and be part of the exciting celebrations. We wish you a prosperous Lunar New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai 恭喜发财.






Harcourts is proud to be a major partner of the Auckland Lantern Festival. Bringing people together and contributing to the communities we live in are at the core of the Harcourts values. As New Zealand's largest and most trusted real estate brand, we have 195 offices across the country and over 2,300 sales consultants who come from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. Come and join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat!




Foundation partner


Asia New Zealand Foundation

 The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-partisan, non-profit authority on Asia. Its mission is to equip New Zealanders to thrive in Asia, and it delivers on this vision through six programmes covering arts and culture, business, education, media, Leadership Network, research and track II diplomacy. The Foundation, which relies on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding, is proud to be a sponsor and the founding partner of the Auckland Lantern Festival.






Vector Lights

 Vector Lights joins the Lantern Festival 2019 celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Pig. First show starts at 9pm on Thursday 14th February and will play each evening through to Sunday 17th February at midnight. Watch the lights form lanterns that float into the night sky and keep a look out for the pig making an appearance on the bridge.





Hong Kong Economic Trade Office

 The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO) is the representative office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Australia and New Zealand. HKETO aims to promote and strengthen Hong Kong's economic, trade and cultural ties with Australia and New Zealand, as well as to foster a better understanding of Hong Kong in the two countries. We are pleased to take part in 2020 Auckland Lantern Festival to share the joy of the Chinese New Year with members of public in Auckland, and to promote Hong Kong. Come and visit the Hong Kong marquee to find out more about this fascinating city!




China Southern Airlines

 China Southern Airlines is the first carrier to operate scheduled flights between mainland China and New Zealand (Both Auckland and Christchurch). Currently, China Southern Airlines operates more than 800 passenger and cargo transport aircraft. The airline fleet is ranked the first in Asia and the third in the world. Horned as “The World’s Most Improved Airlines” by Sky Trax. We are proud to sponsor New Zealand’s largest cultural event, and, in doing so, helping to improve the relationship between China and New Zealand.




Cloud Union

 The Cloud Union platform offers businesses greater market exposure, encourages customer loyalty, provides an online market place, and new entrepreneurial opportunities. There is zero upfront cost to join Cloud Union as customer members, so start earning today! The Chinese New Year brings luck and prosperity! Want to try out your luck at winning a brand-new car with Cloud Union NZ? Come join Cloud Union at Auckland Lantern Festival to go into the draw and find out how you can be rewarded each day with our loyalty consumption platform! Watch this space and follow us on




Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)

Macao Government Tourism Office joins the Auckland Lantern Festival as a major partner in 2020 - and sponsor of the popular Macao Pink Dragons. A treasure hidden in China’s southeast corner just 60-minutes from Hong Kong, Macao is a melting pot overflowing with gastronomical, historical and cultural riches. The Macao calendar is full of both traditional and western celebrations in a variety of specialties from arts and film, to food and sporting events, each year. Stay 3-4 days with
plentiful accommodation ranging from international 5-star brand hotels offering shopping malls and leisure facilities - to chic medium-sized hotels, budget hotels and pousadas (inns). East met West in Macao over 400 years ago, and it’s been an adventure ever since! Visit us at this year’s Macao Pink Dragons at the Auckland Lantern Festival to learn more - or plan your travels with the special offers and information on





Tip Top

 In a country with an abundance of fresh milk and cream and some of the sweetest fruit, it's no surprise Tip Top is New Zealand’s favourite ice cream. And Tip Top Trumpet is no exception! Trumpet has been a true kiwi classic since 1964, which is why it’s one of our most popular ice creams. Synonymous with a great kiwi summer, Trumpet is made with fresh New Zealand milk and cream, only natural colours and flavours, juicy boysenberries from Nelson and no palm oil. Choose from a variety of delicious flavours in singles and multipacks to share. Tip Top Trumpet – Saluting summer since summer started!




Alpha Group

 Alpha Group was proudly founded in New Zealand in 1998. We are dedicated to the research, development and production of functional health supplements from edible/medicinal fungi and other natural bio-resource raw materials. Alpha Group is a global business, with research, manufacturing, distribution and retail operations globally, including over a thousand retail outlets throughout China and ASEAN. 2020 is our 22nd year of business. We are very proud of being part of the Lantern Festival family once again.




China Travel Service

 China Travel Service was established in 1928 and today are the largest independent wholesaler for China in the world. With hundreds of offices in China, CTS Tours have a huge network to provide you fantastic holiday options to experience the real Asia. 2019 is the China New Zealand Year of Tourism. Grab your once-in-a-lifetime invitation to an amazing free kiwi night in Xi’an, China, 10th Sep 2019. To find out more, please visit CTS Tours at 2019 Auckland Lantern festival.






 The Hits is proud to be the official radio station of the Auckland Lantern Festival in 2020. The Hits Picnic Zone will be returning bigger and better giving you a space to bring your food and relax while at the festival, while you are there you can also see The Hits own Lantern Panda. Stay tuned to The Hits on 97.4FM in Auckland for everything Lantern Festival





Chinese Herald

 Founded in 1994, Chinese Herald has been the voice for Chinese migrants living in NZ, Serving the New Zealand Chinese community, It is loved and trusted by our readers. Chinese Herald provides credible ethnic news services to the NZ Chinese community through print, digital, social media network, travel magazine and Chinese Video Production. One of our core values is our firm emphasis on diversity and social responsibility. Chinese Herald is onboard six airlines flying between New Zealand and China, it is widely regarded as the best Chinese newspaper in New Zealand, our Chief Editor has consistently won the NZ China Media Awards for three years; Chinese Herald Official WeChat Platform has 250,000 Unique visitors and 350,000 Page Views per month; Our digital website is a joint venture with NZME, serving up-to-date, high quality and informative news/content. We now maintain 140,000+ Unique users and 350,000+ Page Views every week.
Chinese Herald helps NZ business and the local Chinese community stay connected.













Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute in Auckland (CI) was established by the University of Auckland in partnership with Hanban/CI Headquarters and Fudan University in China.
The Institute works to facilitate understanding between China and New Zealand to enhance knowledge of Chinese language and culture and to promote engagement between the two countries and their peoples. Programme areas include business, culture and education at the school and tertiary levels and includes collaborations with partners in New Zealand and overseas.


















Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa  proudly supports  Auckland Lantern Festival and Chinese New Year in 2020 as we welcome in the Year of the Rat. We’re one of the largest tertiary education providers in Aotearoa and our wide range of small business programmes can help you turn your business ideas into reality or show you how to take your business to the next level.





Yugu system is New Zealand's first smart catering system that truly combines cloud services, mobile app, on-site scanning in addition to point of sale system for both online and offline. As your mobile food guru, customers can search restaurants, order food and post comments through their mobile devices. Yugu proudly supports the Auckland Lantern Festival 2020 and we love to celebrate this amazing event with everyone. We have lots of great prizes for you at this event! Come and join Yugu’s QR code Treasure Hunt to be in to win great prizes! Download and register for the Yugu app, find and scan 3 treasure QR codes at the Lantern Festival to get a chance to win the Huawei P30, Nintendo Switch and more!