The Orange
Sep01

The Orange

What’s it all about?  Bands, banners and bright orange sashes used to be the order of the day. Now in New Zealand its about friendship, fellowship and having a jolly good time celebrating the 12th July in New Zealand style with a family dinner for everyone. After all, July is in the middle of our winter for us. The orange order of NZ was imported by protestant Irishmen back in 1843 , but the question is: Is the orange order of...

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Contact Us
Aug25

Contact Us

Contact Us Please feel free to get in touch. Use the contact information at the bottom of the page of fill in the form below. Contact the Orange Order Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Telephone Number Your Message Grand Orange Lodge of New Zealand:  PO Box 96153 Balmoral Post Centre Auckland 1342 New Zealand Email:...

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Membership Information
Aug24

Membership Information

Interested in joining the Orange order? Interested in Joining? A lot has been written about the Orange order, not all of it good. Most of the stories about the order originate from Ireland and Scotland where emotions for and against are still burning strong. The Orange Order in NZ is like any other friendly society, there is traditional aspects, business meetings and of course the chance to meet and catch up with news and events of...

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History of the Orange Order
Aug23

History of the Orange Order

Our History   The Orange Order is an organisation formed in humble surroundings in County Armagh that within a few short years was to establish itself across four continents, enjoy Royal patronage and form the basis of the governmental structure of a country. Just as the Institution across the world has identical principles it has also faced identical problems and has come through them with fortitude and courage. For example it...

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Parading
Aug17

Parading

Parading in NZ.   In the northern hemisphere, July is the peak of summer time, a great time for outdoor activities which includes the Orange Parades. In the southern hemisphere July is in the middle of winter so parading becomes difficult, even though the Orange Order celebrates the 12th July which happens to be the Orangemen’s Day. In recent times in the northern hemisphere the Twelfth is presented as a cultural, family-friendly...

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12th July
Aug16

12th July

12th July Celebrations The Twelfth and the Orange Order. The Orange Order’s origins lie in the 1690 Battle of the Boyne when the Dutch Protestant King William of Orange defeated his father-in-law, the Catholic King James II of England and VII of Scotland. In 1795 the Protestants and Catholics clashed again at the Battle of the Diamond and following that victory the Protestants pledged a new oath to “Crown and country and the Reformed...

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