A Celebratory Luncheon is to be held on the anniversary date of the Society’s inaugural meeting that was held in Auckland on 15 August 1967. It is hoped that simultaneous luncheons will be held either in regional centres throughout the country or at local Branches. It would be great if as many branches/groups as possible helped us celebrate this milestone. It is planned that the proceedings of the Auckland Luncheon be live-streamed to all the other venues. The Auckland event will have a notable personality as compère speaker and host. Presentations will be given by a member of the NZSG Board of Directors and other invited guests.

Please send the email address and mobile phone details of the person organising your event to 50years@genealogy.org.nz so that you can be contacted about linking into the live streaming from the Auckland event. 


Tuesday,  15 August 2017



National Luncheon - Auckland

Time:  12.00 - 3.00pm

Venue:  Alexandra Park Function Centre,  Greenlane West,  Auckland

All current, past and future members and partners are welcome to attend this exciting event to help commemorate 50 years of the Society.

Simultaneous luncheons are being held in centres throughout the country and the proceedings of the Auckland event be live-streamed to those other venues.

Tickets available HERE


Bay Of Islands

Shared Lunch, bring a plate.   Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Venue:  the Pavilion,  Orchard Estate, 66 Cobham Road, Kerikeri

For further information contact, Robin Hodkinson, Secretary

phone 09 4077260 or email robalkel@xtra.co.nz  



Time: 12.00 midday

Venue:  Cambridge Health & Community Centre, 22a Taylor St, Cambridge

Cost:  $20 

more information to come



Time:  12.00 - 3.00pm

Venue:  Parkview Community Lounge Hall, 75 Queenspark Drive, Parklands, Christchurch

Shared pot-luck lunch,  Please bring a plate of food to share

Tea & Coffee provided



Time:  12.00 midday

Venue:  Franklin Baptist Church  Cafe,  128 Victoria St West, Pukekohe

Cost:  $20 per person - previous members, partners & spouses welcome

Please email Franklin for more information,  Bookings Essential


Hibiscus Coast

Time: 12.00 midday

Venue:  St Chad's Church Centreway Rd, Orewa

Cost:  $20

Luncheon will be a lavish spread, catered by the ladies of the Church

For bookings please contact Wendy Fitzpatrick  by 18 July

Payment at time of booking would be appreciated.


Levin, Horowhenua

Time:  Registration from 11.30am for 12.00 midday start

Venue:  Te Takere (public library and community centre), Levin

Cost:  $10 per person

Contact:  Please email for more information



Time:  12.00 midday

Venue:  Anglican Parish Lounge

Bring a Plate (Finger Food)


New Plymouth

Time:  TBA

Venue:   The Basement, Moturoa Shopping Centre, Whiteley Street, New Plymouth 

 Contact:  Bruce Bellini


Northern Wairoa

Time:  12.00 midday

Venue:  Northern Wairoa Boating Club,  Totara Road, Dargaville 

Cost:  $5.00 per head for soup and sandwich lunch

Contact:  nwgenies@gmail.com


 Otaki and Kapiti

shared lunch (finger food pot luck)

Time:  12.00 – 3.00pm

Venue:  Hadfield Hall by All Saints Church in Te Rauparaha St.

Contact: genealogyotaki@gmail.com


Palmerston North

Contact:  Rose  roseanddavid.rohde@gmail.com

or  Mary mskip@xtra.co.nz 



more information to come


South Canterbury

more information to come



Time: 11.30am 

Venue: Gallery Waihi Art Centre and Museum,  54 Kenny Street, Waihi

Cost: $10.00 to include finger food from local cafe.

RSVP:  8th August for ordering:  email  or phone 07 863 6063  Text: 0274 495 108

Added extra: View Waihi Museum post Heritage Rescue makeover.



more information to come

Contacts:  Edwina Swingler 021-02864168

and John Coles 021-1395073


Wellington Regional

Time:  12.00 - 2.30pm

Venue:  James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel

Tickets are $40 and available on a first come / first served basis.

Please email Kilbirnie for your invitation and RSVP that is required by1st August.