News & Events

13 February 2017

NZ Founders Society AGM 17th June 2017

The 2017 AGM is being hosted by the Hawkes Bay Branch in Napier on 17th June 2017. All members are welcome to attend the AGM.

Hawkes Bay Branch End of Year 2016 Gwavas function 19 December 2016

Hawkes Bay Branch End of Year 2016 Gwavas function

Hawke’s Bay Founders enjoying the ambience of the historic Gwavas Garden Homestead

Hawke's Bay October 2016 outing 25 October 2016

Hawke's Bay October 2016 outing

In a touch of serendipity, bad weather precluded an intended visit recently to an historic Hawke’s Bay home by the Hawke’s Bay Founders’ Society.

Instead, at a unique winery, members were treated to learning about a modern-day example of the ‘can do’ and entrepreneurial spirit which guided our early New Zealand settlers.

"Amelia Thompson" 175th anniversary 25 October 2016

"Amelia Thompson" 175th anniversary

Around 160 descendants and partners of those who arrived at New Plymouth on the Amelia Thompson, gathered at Te Henui Church Hall, New Plymouth on Saturday 22nd October to enjoy a weekend of friendship and fellowship.
18 October 2016

Wellington Branch September meeting

Wellington Branch members enjoyed lunch at the Bridge Club on 5th September 2016. Carol Hurst spoke to them about early Wellington history