Congratulations to Lily Lee and Ruth Lam for completing their epic book, Sons of the Soil. Over the past 6 years mum and Ruth have dedicated much time and effort to compiling this comprehensive historical account of Chinese growers and communities around New Zealand. Their book was officially launch at the Mangere Chinese Community Sports Centre on Saturday the 21st of July 2012. The event was a huge success with over 500 in attendance and more than 600 books sold. I put together a couple of videos of the occassion.