Hawkes Bay Branch - 16 November 2023
Members looking forward to their lunch at the Thirsty Whale
Which of these designs will be the eventual winner?
Heads down, thinking caps on for the quiz
To help with the quiz answers a map of Cornwall was provided
Members enjoying the talk by guest speaker, Philip Rodda
Philip used a number of photo images to accompany his talk. This one depicts meeting the late Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Cornwall Show
Christchurch Branch - 11 November 2023
Christchurch Committee members welcoming Philip and Caroline Rodda to Christchurch over an enjoyable lunch at Colombus Cafe.
Members and guests enjoying the afternoon tea and catching up with friends
Taranaki Branch - 28 October 2023
Our guest speaker, Philip Rodda from Cornwall
Members arriving to enjoy the afternoons programme.
Adrienne shares her trip to Russia and East Berlin in 1972
Christchurch Branch - 9 September 2023
Jennie setting up the afternoon tea table. Lovely to see the St Piran Flags and the daffodils - spring is here!!
Happy birthday (Penn-bloodh Lowen) to Jennie and Olywn
Hawkes Bay Group - 17 August 2023
A very attentive audience
Guest speaker Anne McGill
Taranaki Branch - 12 August 2023
Christchurch Branch - 12 August 2023
Dorothy Drew, talking about her life stories and Cornish connection
Dorothy pictured wearing her Paul Smales Medallion
Footbridge at Tintagel Castle
Mikki Michelson & Bruce Moore
A programme full of interesting items to entertain the members.
Christchurch Branch - 10 June 2023
Cornish Pisky stories read by Heather
The Midday Dance - There is one thing that sets the Midday Dance apart, the outfits. The women are all beautifully dressed in long and fantastical dresses, the gentlemen in suit, tails, and a top hat.
Christchurch Branch - 13 May 2023
Entertaining members with the Floral Dance are Nadine on tuba and Heather on the accordion.
Branch president Jeanette reading the monthly updates.
These wonderful Cornish "One and All " sweat shirts worn by Lynne and Gerald certainly made an impact with everyone.
If you are interested in purchasing your own sweatshirt or other Cornish gifts, books, music, clothing, St. Piran flags and jewellery they can be found at - Link
Clive is a small town, 10kms from the city centre of both Napier and Hastings in the Hawkes Bay.
Pictured next to one of his many cameras is the host, Colin.
Hawkes Bay - 4 May 2023
The Cornish gathering in Hawkes Bay have once again been out and about. Nineteen NZ Cornish Association members recently met at the home of association member Colin Trevelyan in Clive.
Colin, whose ancestors came to New Zealand in 1875, has collected and curated a wonderful museum of cameras, photographic memorabilia, hospital and aerial mapping equipment along with a number of vintage cars. The museum is no longer open to the public and the group were given a personal guided tour that was enjoyed by all.
Before the tour, the group enjoyed lunch and with more new members joining, the attention was once again drawn to the map of Cornwall that is now steadily filling up with their Cornish connections. A newsletter from the NZ Cornish President was also handed out to those attending.
Dennis reading from his Great Grandfather's diaries
Taranaki Branch - 15 April 2023
Branch member Dennis Simpson shared with members his Great Grandfather's diaries as the 1st Harbour Master at Port Taranaki.
Covering topics such as the history of the establishment, shipwrecks in the Taranaki region and a copy of the address given by the current harbour master.
The talk was enjoyed by all and generated a lot of discussion.
Pictured below a selection of memorabilia brought along to share with members.
A very attentive audience
Christchurch Branch 8 April 2023
The members enjoyed watching the latest Fishermen's Friends film "One and All " at their monthly meeting. A short break was taken to enjoy afternoon tea and then continued with the remainder of the film. Feedback from the branch - a great success.
What better audience could you have than a Cornish Association
Les unwrapping his gift of a beautiful Cornish Engine house, under the watchful eye of Christchurch Association President Jeanette and his sister Heather. Heather is also a Cornish Bard and is wearing her Bardic robes.
Dorothy reading a poem that she had written specially for the occasion.
Les with his wife Lynda who was presented with a bouquet of flowers for her support given over the years.
Les also received a number of cards and a special cake for him to cut, along with a very nice afternoon tea to enjoy with branch members.
Christchurch Branch -11 February 2023
Christchurch branch held their first meeting of 2023 with a gathering of 15 people.
There were the usual news updates from Cornwall, the monthly NZ president message and Heather leading the singing with the Cornish song of the month "Cornwall My Home" by Harry Glasson. A great favourite with Cornish choirs.
Joyce and Les treated everyone to a couple of Cornish ghost stories and this provoked some discussion and stories by members of their own experiences.
The meeting finished with the usual delicious afternoon tea.
Some of the audience listening intently
Taranaki Christmas Lunch - 13 December 2022 at Cobb & Co, New Plymouth
An excellent assortment of raffle prizes, including a selection of goodies brought back from a recent visit to Cornwall by the association president.
Eighteen members of the Taranaki branch held their final meeting of 2022 with a Christmas lunch at Cobb & Co in New Plymouth. They are pictured here holding their copy of the NZ 60th Anniversary booklet. The booklet was presented to each member as a gift from the National Association. According to branch secretary, Carol Cowling, "everyone was thrilled with the booklet and some members have asked for extra copies"
Christchurch branch, Christmas meeting 3 December 2022
This year's production by committee members was an adaptation of "The Green Man", a well-known character from traditional folk culture.
Dorothy and Jennie as the narrators
Dorothy cutting the Christmas cake
Adrienne & Jennie our wonderful tea ladies.
Pictures from the November 2021 Christchurch Meeting - The theme for the meeting "The Enjoyment of Books"
Jennie delivering the prepacked teas
Pictures from the August 2021 Christchurch Meeting - the meeting had an island theme
Heather leads the members in the song "The Sweet Nightingale" adding to the collection of Cornish songs that the members have been learning and enjoying each month.
The Isles of Scilly from the air
Pictures from the May Bi Annual AGM Held in Christchurch 2021
The AGM makes a start with Heather acknowledging Nick Bartle (the national secretary) as the latest association member to be honored in the list of Cornish Bards for 2018