WHAT WE DO
The Kiwi Asian Club is a group for everyone on and off campus! We have been one of the most active clubs on campus since 2001, hosting weekly social, cultural, sporting, and charity events throughout the university year.
We aim to build lasting friendships and help you form meaningful connections and memories. With over 1000 members, we celebrate the cultural diversity of students in New Zealand, and people of all backgrounds are welcome to join.
If you're a new member, don't worry! We hold team-based events for people to meet each other, and our friendly executive team is here to help you along the way.
Keep yourself informed by visiting our LinkTree, where you can find links to sign up for events and connect with us on social media!
MEET THE TEAM
Meet our President Aysun! She is enthusiastic and provides leadership and direction for the team! As president, she is always there to support and build relationships and will always be happy to take a moment to chat with you!
A bit more about Aysun!
Full Name: Aysun Kokcu
Ethnicity: Malaysian-Chinese 🇲🇾🇨🇳, Turkish 🇹🇷
Studying: Information Systems, Business Analytics, International Relations and Chinese (BCom/BGlobalSt) 😱
Favourite KAC Sponsor: Picco Eatery 🍽️
Pro: Good at spending money on food #Foodieforlife 🍱🧋
Con: Passenger princess who’s still on her learners 👸
Quote of the year: “CEO of pogslaying” 😎
Meet our Treasurer Josh! He’s the money manager in KAC 💰 and is always there to help the team stay in budget! You’ll probably see him in Starbucks drinking his favourite white chocolate mocha!🥤👀
A bit more about Josh!
Full Name: Josh Speakman
Ethnicity: Kiwi 🇳🇿 and Chinese 🇨🇳
Studying: Accounting 💸, Finance 🏦 and Computer Science 👨💻 (BCom/BSci)
Favourite KAC Sponsor: Seoul Night 🍻
Pro: Always living life to the fullest
Con: The most whitewashed asian there is
Quote of the year: “Is grass-fed beef vegetarian?” 🐮🥬
Meet our Public Relations Exec Lisa! Lisa scores all of the best sponsors for KAC from food 🍜 to desserts 🍰 and to beauty! 🤩 On top of that she brings in all the great vouchers from different shops all around Central Auckland!!
A bit more about Lisa!
Full Name: Lisa Do
Ethnicity: Vietnamese-Chinese 🇻🇳🇨🇳
Studying: BCom, majoring in Accounting 💸 and Information Systems 👩💻
Favourite KAC Sponsor: Cosmo Coffee 🥐
Pro: Is always receiving free food 😋
Con: Struggles to walk up any hill 🚶♀️
Quote of the Year: *Silent side eye*
Meet our Social Cultural Exec J.Z! He is in charge of the social and cultural events in KAC, and further creates collaboration events between different cultural clubs! You might be able to get a glimpse of his cute crocodile plushie if he brings it on campus! 🐊👀
A bit more about J.Z!
Full Name: J.Z Zhou @jay_zzhou
Ethnicity: Chinese 🇨🇳
Studying: Software Engineering 🧑💻
Favourite KAC Sponsor: Gongcha 🧋
Pro: Owns plushies and cooks 🧸🧑🍳
Con: Is software engineer, will sleep 5 hrs a day and proceed to drink 6 coffees ☕️
Quote of the Year: “If you haven’t cried about your degree yet, you will soon” 😢
Meet our Sports Exec William! He’s cheerful and you’ll probably catch at the gym! 👀😊 He organises KAC’s sport events including fortnightly sports that’ll be on this semester! ⛹️♂️
A bit more about William!
Full Name: William Zou
Ethnicity: Chinese 🇨🇳
Studying: BCom/LLB majoring in Economics 📈📉 and Accounting 💸
Favourite KAC Sponsor: The Don 🍱
Pro: Can consume an ungodly amount of feijoas
Con: Water 🌊 (But can swim 🏊♂️)
Quote of the year: “I like turtles” 🐢.
Meet our Marketing Exec Hannah! She is in charge of KAC’s social media platforms. Feel free to say hi on any of the platforms! Questions and queries are welcomed as well!😊
A bit more about Hannah!
Full Name: Hannah Lee
Ethnicity: Korean 🇰🇷
Studying: Law 👩⚖️, English, and Education 📚 (BA/LLB)
Favourite KAC Sponsor: Dosirock 🍚
Pro: Likes bubbles
Con: Can only fit 3 people in her car 🚗💨
Quote of the year: “Are you thriving?” 😊
Meet our Information Technology (I.T) Exec Jeffrey! He’s in charge of all technology related work for KAC and is skilled and well organised! He’s also talented at sprinting 🏃♂️💨
A bit more about Jeffrey!
Full Name: Jeffrey Zhou
Ethnicity: Chinese 🇨🇳
Studying: Mechatronics Engineering ⚙️
Favourite KAC Sponsor: You Curry 🍛
Pro: Can fix anything 🔨
Con: Cannot remember names
Quote of the year: “Did you know… ?”
Meet out Media Exec Luke! He is the creative brain of KAC! 🧠 The posts and banners you see on KAC’s social media are all designed by Luke! 😎
A bit more about Luke!
Full Name: Luke Kim
Ethnicity: Korean 🇰🇷
Studying: Software Engineering 🧑💻Favourite KAC Sponsor: Hannah Beauty 🎀
Pro: Can eat a lot 🤤🍖
Con: Eats too much 😋
Quote of the year: “I have spicy fermented cabbage as a nickname” 🥬
AESIR / SECRETARY
Meet our Secretary/AESIR Exec Nikky! She is our best typist and is great at transcribing meetings! 🤗⌨️ Whenever you need a note or an email thread Nikky is always there!
A bit more about Nikky!
Full Name: Nikky Cho
Ethnicity: Chinese 🇨🇳 and 1/16 Kiwi 🇳🇿
Studying: Pharmacy 💊
Favourite KAC Sponsor: OBar 🍗🍻
Pro: Carries around a pharmacy
Con: Doesn’t like boba in her bubble tea 🧋
Quote of the year: “Am I red?” 🍅
AESIR / EXTERNAL EVENTS
And lucky last meet our External Events/AESIR Exec Lance! He’s the youngest and the tallest in the team! 🐥 In KAC he’s in charge of external events such as AFDA, which will be in Mid-Sem break! 🤩
A bit more about Lance!!
Full Name: Lance Law
Ethnicity: Malaysian 🇲🇾
Studying: Bachelor of Commerce
Favourite KAC Sponsor: Cafe BBQ Duck 🦆
Pro: Has incredible reply speed
Con: Makes tiny white lies 🤫
Quote of the year: “It’s not that deep”
The club was formed in 2001, with a membership of 150 members. Fast forward 21 years and the club now has over 1000 members!
Past executive teams:
Jesslyn Chen, Arthur Yong, William Zou, Aysun Kokcu, Lisa Do, J.Z Zhou, Cody Liu, Josh Speakman, Leon Truong-George, Alysha Sisepi-Liew
Jasica Chiu, Cody Liu, Cesar Estoconing, Sam Tian, Nancy Guo, Arthur Yong, Jesslyn Chen, James Speakman, Alysha Sisepi-Liew
Jaeho So, Ruth Ha, Brandon Wong, Rebecca Hu, Mikayla Sayat, Daniella Pereira, Jasica Chiu, Cody Liu, Cesar Estoconing
Michael Wu, Jonathon Xu, Job Faundo, Ruth Ha, Leanne Lee, Rebecca Hu, Shanti Truong-George, Jaeho So, Brandon Wong
Joshua Young, Leanne Lee, Shanti Truong-George, Michael Wu, Ashleigh Young, Job Faundo, Jonathon Xu, Jonathan Soulsby, Shino Ikeda
Jonathan Soulsby, Guykit Lang, Ashleigh Young, Shino Ikeda, Cindy Qiu, Jonathon Xu, Joshua Young, Leanne Lee
Guyhei Lang, Harry Yang, Sylvia Poon, Docie Ng, Guykit Lang, Brenda Phu, Sandra Chan, Jonathan Soulsby
Dennis Zhang, Maysie Chan, Val Ong, Leon Chan, Harry Yang, Sylvia Poon, Docie Ng, Guyhei Lang
Khwan Ong, Victor Yim, Cammy Leung, Maysie Chan, Guyhei Lang, Guyon Lang, Dennis Zhang
Victor Yim, Kathy Lin, Dominic Wong, Eugenia Ng, Khwan Ong, Horace Yeung, Cammy Leung
Eugenia Ng, Seb Cheng, Kathy Lin, Dominic Wong, Leon Shen, Gary Wang, Victor Yim
Joni Lee, Josh Tan, Seb Cheng, Jeremy Tan, Eugenia Ng, Tsuyoshi Koyama, Tony Tung
Josh Tan, Danny Chang, Tony Tung, Amy Jarm, Alice Chan, Yingyan Zhou, Joni Lee
Winner Tian, Danny Chang, Josh Tan, Darren Poh, Kathryn Cho, Anzie Huynh, Allen Yip
Tim Chung, Sang Lee, Marcus Chan, Danny Chang, Winner Tian, Kathryn Cho, Bettina Tran
Suzanne Law, Tim Chung, Michael Ng, Paul Hy, Winner Tian, Sang Lee, Ben Limisella
Kelvin Chu, Michael Ng, Suzanna Law, Logan Wong, Ben Limisella, Arielle Tai, Tim Chung
Ngok Ung, Kelvin Chu, Mikee Sue, Ben Chiu, Suzanne Law, Ronald Navera
Ken Ginn, Ngok Ung, Sarah Young, Gordon Tarm, Emily Chan, Kelvin Chu, Jenny Te
Jason Kwan, Kelvin Chu, Emily Chan, Gordon Tarm, Jenny Te, Ken Ginn, Gordon Wong
Wingki Ng, Janine Chung, Jason Kwan, Ken Ginn, Linda Louie, Rose Lee
Gina Cheung, Jason Kwan, Janine Chung, Wingki Ng