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. 
Hawke’s Bay Branch - Winter Luncheon 19 July 2016

Hawke’s Bay Branch - Winter Luncheon

On a beautiful sunny winters Sunday in early July  73 members of the Hawkes Bay Branch enjoyed a luncheon at East Pier Restaurant, Ahururi,  Napier.

Historic treasures at foot of mountain 19 July 2016

Historic treasures at foot of mountain

At the foot of Mount Kahuranaki on Kahuranaki Station lies a modern building which looks like a woolshed. But it’s not.

Although designed to look like a woolshed, in keeping with its setting, ‘Martie’s Red Shed’ is a museum which houses a novel presentation of many hundreds of artefacts which show the life and times of early farming in New Zealand.

Opened recently, the museum, close to Kahuranaki Road, proved the perfect subject for a recent ‘mystery tour’ by the Hawke’s Bay branch of the New Zealand Founders Society. 

Local history gem discussed at AGM 7 April 2016

Local history gem discussed at AGM

Hawke’s Bay Founders members attending their AGM for 2015-16 at Duart House, Havelock North, were treated to an excellent summary of their past year’s activities by their new President, Paddy Bayley. This was followed by an interesting talk by two Havelock North identities on the history of Duart House.

Feisty ladies tame a run-down farm 23 February 2016

Feisty ladies tame a run-down farm

It’s possibly not so much in vogue now, but the saying, “a chip off the old block” was given a real life example in a recent talk to the Hawke’s Bay branch of the New Zealand Founders Society.

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