Eastern Bay to sign friendship agreement with Jiangxi
The Eastern Bay of Plenty is just hours away from signing a friendship agreement with the Chinese Province of Jiangxi.
The Mayors of Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki are in China for what's regarded as a first for New Zealand.
The three towns are signing an agreement with the whole province which has a population of about 28 million.
Whakatane Mayor Tony Bonne says it takes place later today New Zealand time.
He says they've been made very welcome.