News & Events

19 July 2016

National AGM held at Premier House, Wellington on 25th June 2016

Wellington Branch arranged and co-ordinated the National Annual General Meeting for N.Z. Founders at Premier House on Saturday the 25th of June. 
High accolade for Founders leader 9 September 2015

High accolade for Founders leader

At a recent meeting of Founders, Hawkes Bay Branch, Mrs Nanette Roberts was presented with an Honorary Life Membership of the New Zealand Founders Society in recognition of her outstanding services to the local branch and nationally.
Commemoration of First Ships to Taranaki 26 August 2015

Commemoration of First Ships to Taranaki

A ceremony to unveil a plaque commentating the arrival of the first 6 ships to Taranaki was held on 6th August 2015.

Masterton Pioneer Cemetery Plaque Replaced 21 July 2015

Masterton Pioneer Cemetery Plaque Replaced

A memorial stone and bronze plaque in the Masterton Pioneer Cemetery was originally unveiled in November 1974, a donation from the Wairarapa Branch of the NZ Founders Society, by Lena Iorns, a direct descendent of Joseph Masters. The memorial was damaged in 2011 as part of the Council's rejuvenation plan for the QEII Park. A reinstatement ceremony was held on 17 April 2015.

21 July 2015

NZ Founders AGM

The NZ Founders 2015 Annual General Meeting took place on Monday 22 June 2015 at the Te Rapa Racecourse, Hamilton. A good contingent of Waikato members attended along with delegates from the branches. A main focus for the year ahead will be trying to track down existing members and re-establish the Canterbury branch of Founders. Any current members of the Canterbury branch should contact the National Office.