Bay of Plenty Branch


Rob Hicks - Phone 07 548 0110


Cindy Swtizer - Phone 027 275 3618



Postal Address


Fees: $35 in first year of membership, thereafter $20 per annum.

Meeting Dates

Queries to Sec/Treas please, dates and times below are subject to change.

2022 programme:

Sunday 21st August - 12 noon RSA Club, Gate Pa. Lunch at 12 noon, followed by guest speaker, Buddy Mikari, at 1pm and then a meeting at 2pm. Masks required at the buffet lunch. RSVP to the Secretary by 4th August.

Two-minute talks continue at each meeting. Just a couple of sentences on an interesting ancestor or history.

Bay of Plenty Branch always welcomes visitors - phone the secretary for further details.

Maree is currently working with the Jackson Descendants to organise a plaque  in Te Awaiti, the site of a whaling station just inside Queen Charlotte Sound that closed in 1906.

The branch is also looking to support repairs to a Pioneer grave in Old Te Puke Cemetery - find out about both these activities at the August meeting.

Obituaries - Our condolences to all your families:

Ian Henderson - long-time supportive branch member and husband to Audrey Henderson, past branch Secretary.

June Orchard - who accompanied her husband Bill on many branch outings in the past.

John Mathieson - regularly shared stories of his Scottish heritage, thoughts to his son, Garth, a current member.