Sister Honor Hawthorne
Feb18

Sister Honor Hawthorne

Welcome to Wor Sister Honor Hawthorne Wor Sister Honor Hawthorne,   (fourth from left)  the  Worshipful Mistress of Lodge Number 24, of the Association of Loyal Orange Women of Ireland  in Country Armagh, with members of Wellington Lodge Onward No. 20, at their annual  informal meeting at the home of M.Wor.Brother & Sister Rod and Raewyn Biel  in Marton  ( 2 hours drive from Wellington) last Wednesday. Honor had already visited...

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Fake Profile
Oct24

Fake Profile

A cautionary tale concerning the Grand Master of NZ, Kerry McCready. Kerry’s Facebook account was cloned and used by a hacker who then sent out friend requests for a dodgy scam. Be careful about who you “Friend” with Facebook. This hacker has two ways of posing as someone else on Facebook. The first is cloning a fake profile that for all intends looks like the real profile. Remember that each Facebook profile is unique from other...

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Queens Milestone
Sep13

Queens Milestone

GRAND ORANGE LODGE OF NEW ZEALAND Grand Master M. Wor. Bro K.K. McCready Grand Secretary W. Bro J.T.S Crawford Grand Treasurer Wor. Bro A.D. Martin Address PO Box 96153 Balmoral Post Shop Dominion Rd Auckland 1342 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second Buckingham Palace London May, it please your Majesty I have been commanded by the Members of the Loyal Orange Institution of New Zealand, on this most pleasant assignment to write and...

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Volkner Commemorative Medal
May05

Volkner Commemorative Medal

The murder of the Reverent Carl Völkner in 2 March 1865 was a story about a clash of wills and beliefs in this turbulent time of New Zealand’s history, a story reminiscence of any modern contemporary war story. Both sides as of today still claim their actions were justified. THE MISSIONARIES The Māori name for the Anglican Church in New Zealand, te Hāhi Mihinare (the missionary church). Anglicans began missionary work among Māori in...

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A step back into history Part 3 The Kerikeri connection
Feb15

A step back into history Part 3 The Kerikeri connection

Its back a year from the last issue and its 1975. This date is significant because it’s the start of the Orange Lodge newspaper. Actually a herculean effort considering it was typed on a typewriter (no instant spelling and grammar checks) and consisted of 7 foolscap sheets which are probably 10% larger than our current A4 sheets of paper. Volume 2 of the Orange newsletter was published in June 1975, a few months late. It’s never easy...

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A step back into history Part 2 The Forward Movement
Feb08

A step back into history Part 2 The Forward Movement

Its 1976, and the order still has over 50 lodges spread throughout the country, yet there is the concern about the gradual declining membership. As the membership declines with natural attrition and old age, the influx of new members is not keeping pace. The concern about this gradual decline in the membership has been apparent by successive Grand Masters and finally a decision is made to be proactive, hence an appeal goes out for...

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