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Wanganui Branch Commemoration Window 18 June 2018

Wanganui Branch Commemoration Window

On Wednesday 9th April 2018, the Wanganui Branch of NZ Founders unveiled the Founders window in the Whanganui District Council Chamber building.

NZ Founders Research Grant - Book Launch "Upokongaro - The Community Up-river" by Laraine Sole 10 May 2018

NZ Founders Research Grant - Book Launch "Upokongaro - The Community Up-river" by Laraine Sole

Laraine Sole, recipient of the 2016 NZ Founders Research Grant, is about to launch her book.

8 May 2015

175th Anniversary of the First Sailing of the "Blenheim" - August 2015

The Barque Blenheim set sail from Greenock, Scotland on the 25th of August 1840 with 197 Scots, most in family groups, arriving in Port Nicholson [Wellington] at Kaiwharawhara on the 27th of December 1840.


To mark this 175 years of settlement in New Zealand arrangements are in place to hold dinners In Auckland on the 22nd & Wanganui on the 25th of August to mark the Blenheim’s departure, and a picnic at Kaiwharawhara Park in Wellington on the 27th of December 2015 to mark the arrival.