Why the Orange Order is struggling in New Zealand
Feb16

Why the Orange Order is struggling in New Zealand

Is The Orange Order A Religious Organisation? Most New Zealanders are religiously ignorant in contrast to the fact that 84 per cent of the world does identify with a faith or religion. New Zealand is a secular country, and as such we receive little or no religious education. To put this in perspective, the majority of New Zealander’s have no understanding of the causes of the Troubles in Ireland, or why the Middle East in such a mess,...

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The Ferrel Family
Jun05

The Ferrel Family

  TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE  The present members of the Ferrel family of Wellington, continues to serve the Loyal  Orange Institution in all levels as started by their late mother Wor. Sister M.A. Ferrel when she joined Ladies Lodge No. 35 in October 1921. Four of the youngest members  to date – Charles 69 yrs.; Lou 68yrs; Keith 64 yrs. and Mary 64 yrs, totaling 265 years. During this time of service it has been...

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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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