Cornish people left their homeland when tin and copper mining went into decline from the late 1800s. They have settled in countries all over the world ever since and continue to do so. There are many people in NZ who can trace their family back to emigrants who came here for a new life. The are some who came here for the same reason not so long ago. There are others who are attracted to Cornwall because of its beauty and culture. We all like to acknowledge that there is something special about Cornwall and its people.
NZ Cornish has had more than one start but our current format began in 1962. We are currently working on a comprehensive history.
Where are we?
There are members all over New Zealand. There are two concentrations of members in Christchurch and New Plymouth/Taranaki who have formed branches of the national association. Contact details are below.
Up and Coming Meetings - 2022
What do we do?
We love Cornwall. We hold meetings to talk about Cornwall, issue newsletters with all sorts of information about Cornwall, make and eat Cornish food, enjoy Cornish music and celebrate everything and anything to do with Cornwall. Find out more about Cornwall by clicking HERE.