News & Events

30 May 2017

Wellington Branch recent meetings

Wellington Branch held a luncheon meeting on the 6th of March 2017. The speaker was Margaret Hurst an experienced librarian from the Family History section of the National Library. She gave us an interesting and informative talk about her work and enlightened our members about the resources available to researchers. 

Wellington Branch held their 2017 Annual General Meeting on the 1st of May. Ruth Gotlieb spoke enthusiastically to us about the various committees she had worked on while a Wellington Council member. Every one enjoyed her company and the socialising over lunch.



On a sunny but fresh Autumn Day,  57 members of Hawkes Bay Branch ventured on, what has now become their annual “Mystery Trip”.  Members were amazed at the sea swell and massive waves along the coastline, both on the drive to our lunch stop at the Quality Inn on Marine Parade, Napier, and the journey along the highway north to Bay View.

Preserving local history a focus for Hawke’s Bay AGM 25 May 2017

Preserving local history a focus for Hawke’s Bay AGM

Hawke’s Bay Founders members attending their 38th AGM at Duart House, Havelock North, in early April, were treated to an excellent summary of their past year’s activities by their President, Paddy Bayley. 

21 March 2017

Invitation to Robert Bruce Commemoration 23 April 2017


"Friends" of the Rangitikei, Manawatu & Wanganui districts invite New Zealand Founders Society

To attend the 100 - year Commemoration of the death of Robert Cunningham Bruce on Sunday 23rd April 2017, 1.30 pm at the Bruce Memorial Reserve, Turakina Valley Road.

Hawke's Bay Founders Day meeting 2017 23 February 2017

Hawke's Bay Founders Day meeting 2017

English restoration project outlined for Hawke’s Bay Founders

Nearly 100 Hawke’s Bay Founders members and guests met at Havelock North in early February for their Annual Founders Day Lunch.

At the lunch, guest speaker, Michael La Rooy, formerly of Hawke’s Bay and now living with his family in England, gave an illustrated talk on just what is involved when restoration of a listed property is undertaken.