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2017 Archives

New Member Benefit – Save on Electronics!

Access preferential pricing from JB Hi Fi.  You can save money on electronics with the Manchester Unity member-only price​.   Order now…

Movable Conference 2017 Report

The Movable Conference 2017 Report is now available.   Click here to view…

Latest Board Report – December 2017

Find out what you said in the survey about why someone would become a Member of Manchester Unity.  Read now…

50year Jewel Presentation – Bro Herb Ward

Herb joined Loyal Moerewa Lodge, Kerikeri  Branch Lodge in Auckland District on the 2nd March 1967. He attended there until moving to Hokianga Lodge from 1969 until 1980 when moving to Jubilee Lodge … Continue reading 50year Jewel Presentation – Bro Herb Ward

Winter Holiday Home Promotion!

You know Manchester Unity’s holiday homes are fantastic value. Great locations. Beautiful country spots. Warm and comfortable. For Members and their families. And so affordable. Well, we have been sprucing up the holiday … Continue reading Winter Holiday Home Promotion!

Photos with Mother Christmas – Wellington Kids Christmas Party

On the 3rd December, Mother Christmas stopped in to say hello at the Wellington Children’s Christmas party.   Armed with a big bag filled with presents, Mother Christmas was very popular at the … Continue reading Photos with Mother Christmas – Wellington Kids Christmas Party

Wellington Kids Christmas Party

Sunday the 3rd December 2017 saw approx. 100 members, children and family members attend the Wellington Children’s Christmas Party. The afternoon began with some Christmas art and craft activities and then we were … Continue reading Wellington Kids Christmas Party

Wellington Lodges celebrate Christmas at Aotea Lodge

The 2nd of December saw the Wellington lodges celebrate Christmas at Aotea Lodge.  Over 20 members and family enjoyed a lovely 3 course buffet meal with tea and coffee. Santa left Christmas Crackers … Continue reading Wellington Lodges celebrate Christmas at Aotea Lodge

Wellington members master mini golf!

On a hot and sunny late November afternoon 10 members spent the afternoon playing mini golf and then went on to the  Petone Workingman’s Club for dinner. 18 holes of mini golf were … Continue reading Wellington members master mini golf!

Elections Results from Movable Conference 2017

At Movable Conference 2017 in Christchurch, delegates voted for the candidates for the roles of Director. Delegates voted David Haak as a new Director to the Board. The new Board members therefore are: … Continue reading Elections Results from Movable Conference 2017

Bro Paul Hopewell was presented with his special safety hat at Banks Peninsula’s Christmas Function

Would you trust your Lodge Fraternal Secretary with your Health and Safety dressed like this?  Bro Paul Hopewell was presented with his special safety hat at Banks Peninsula’s Christmas Function held at the … Continue reading Bro Paul Hopewell was presented with his special safety hat at Banks Peninsula’s Christmas Function

Latest Board Report – October 2017

Find out about your two new member benefits – saving money on eGift Cards and saving at the movies. Read now…  

Have your say on the reason why someone would become a Member of Manchester Unity

And be in to win $300 JB Hi-Fi Gift Cards! Complete a short survey. Only three questions! Comments are optional. This survey is now closed. Want to give your feedback to a person? Call … Continue reading Have your say on the reason why someone would become a Member of Manchester Unity

New Member Benefit – Send eGift Cards and Save!

Order an eGift Card and save 3%.  Go beyond traditional gift cards with eGift Cards.  Redeem the eGift Card at participating NZ retailers such as Farmers and JB HiFi, as well as NZ … Continue reading New Member Benefit – Send eGift Cards and Save!

Vodafone Email Customer? Update your details here!

Vodafone has recently announced the closure of their email servers with a number of Manchester Unity Members emails addresses being affected. If you are/were a Vodafone customers, please make sure your details are … Continue reading Vodafone Email Customer? Update your details here!

Wellington Lodge Members busy weekend

This weekend the Wellington lodges enjoyed an evening at the Carter Observatory  and a tour of Golders Cottage, followed by lunch at Lime Light café.        On Friday night 13 members … Continue reading Wellington Lodge Members busy weekend

Loyal Britannia Lodges 175th celebrations

Planning for The Loyal Britannia Lodges 175th celebrations is well under way. Celebrations will be held on the 10th February 2018 and will include a meeting at 4pm in our Lodge rooms, followed … Continue reading Loyal Britannia Lodges 175th celebrations

Busy months for Nelson Lodge

Members of Nelson Lodge have been very busy with social activities over the past few months. Firstly was the Visit to Nelson Lodge by the New Zealand Grand Master Bro John Simpson on … Continue reading Busy months for Nelson Lodge

Loyal Riccarton Lodge 131st Anniversary Dinner

At the recent Loyal Riccarton Lodge 131st Anniversary Dinner, Sister Margaret Bell, Noble Grand, made the presentation of the Purple Degree to Immediate Past Noble Grand Brother Trevor Murray who acknowledged that while … Continue reading Loyal Riccarton Lodge 131st Anniversary Dinner

Loyal Eastern Lodge Birthday & a visit to our centenarian member

Happy Birthday to our Centenarian, Sister Freda Foster. We also celebrated our birthday on 29th July 2017, it was well attended and presented certificates to those attended : 80 years:  Bro lance Ritchie, … Continue reading Loyal Eastern Lodge Birthday & a visit to our centenarian member

The 2017 Wellington Children’s Christmas Party

The annual Wellington Children’s Christmas Party for member’s children, grandchildren, godchildren, nieces and nephews etc.  Will be held on the 3rd December 2017 commencing at 2:30pm at the Moera Community Hall (the same … Continue reading The 2017 Wellington Children’s Christmas Party

Latest Board Report – 21 September 2017

Have you read the latest Board Report? Read about the Lodge and District AGMs feedback, Movable Conference 2017 agenda, new Member benefit Voucher Booklet and Medical Fee increase. Read now…  

Movable Conference 2017

Movable conference 2017 will be held at The Commodore Hotel in Christchurch. The venue is very close to the airport for easy access to delegates and members travelling from out of town and … Continue reading Movable Conference 2017

Wellington on a Plate 2017

On Saturday 19th August 2017, 32 members family and friends enjoyed Wellington on a Plate (WOAP). The service was exceptional  and the food and wine outstanding.      We were accommodated across three … Continue reading Wellington on a Plate 2017

New Member Benefit – Voucher Booklet

Your new voucher booklet is in the mail to you! Use it to access savings at selected national providers. Your August 2017 edition of the voucher booklet has offers from The Coffee Club, … Continue reading New Member Benefit – Voucher Booklet

Friday to Friday holiday home bookings start now!

Remember, your holiday home weekly bookings will now start on a Friday instead of Saturday. This allows you to enjoy the full weekend and make the most of your holiday. For more information … Continue reading Friday to Friday holiday home bookings start now!

New unit in Taupo!

Members now have three holiday home units to book in Taupo. Bookings are open now for the week commencing 8 September 2017. Need extra room, unit 3 sleeps 6! Book now… Read more … Continue reading New unit in Taupo!

Have your say on the new-look Fraternally Yours

And be in to win a weekend for two in Wellington! Complete a short survey.  It is just one question! Comments are optional. Rate the new look Fraternally Yours. This survey is now … Continue reading Have your say on the new-look Fraternally Yours

Board Report July 2017 – What’s new?

A new holiday home unit in Taupo, savings on electricity with Powershop, appropriations for some insurance products, and Society’s 2017 Moveable Conference. Read now…

Applications for Higher Education Awards Open!

Higher Education Awards grants up to four awards to Members or their children to aid them in full time tertiary study. The award grants either $2,000 or $2,500 each year for the term … Continue reading Applications for Higher Education Awards Open!

Have you received your Powershop postcard?

Discovered how you can save on your electricity charges? When you switch your main home to Powershop you will receive $175 credited to your Powershop account over the first three months ($75 in … Continue reading Have you received your Powershop postcard?

Win a weekend in Wellington!

Have you read our latest Fraternally Yours? Take a read and discover how you can win a weekend for two in Wellington! Check our new Medical Insurance product, keep up to date on … Continue reading Win a weekend in Wellington!

Grand Master’s Message June

With the winter months upon us I trust you have all kept warm, the colds and flu bugs have abated. Now is the time to consider attending you Lodge’s fraternal programme that has … Continue reading Grand Master’s Message June

Busy times at Nelson Lodge

Nelson Lodge Members have had a busy social time with monthly Housie afternoons and Senior Luncheons, Mid-Winters Lunches both in Blenheim and Nelson. Past Grands has had their AGM and Installation of New … Continue reading Busy times at Nelson Lodge

The Joy Cup Indoor Bowls Competition

Loyal Eastern lodge was Host for The Joy Cup Indoor Bowls.  We had a wonderful fun day but sadly not many turn up. Winners from left to right Sis Joy Croskery, Bro Allan … Continue reading The Joy Cup Indoor Bowls Competition

Release of new Medical Insurance Policies!

Are you interested in obtaining everyday medical cover for you and your family? Manchester Unity have three exciting new Plans – Basic, Premier and Wellness – and four amazing options you can tailor … Continue reading Release of new Medical Insurance Policies!

Celebrating Mid-Winter Christmas

On the 17th June 2017 Wellington members and family and friends celebrated Mid-Winter Christmas at The Wellesley Boutique Hotel in Wellington. Before dinner guests were invited to view the Masonic Lodge rooms that … Continue reading Celebrating Mid-Winter Christmas

Loyal Britannia Lodge – new meeting venue

The Loyal Britannia Lodge has a new meeting venue – the I.O.O.F rooms, Lodge Place Porirua. Meeting times and dates for 2017 remain the same. For further information please contact Pip McLean, Fraternal Administrator, … Continue reading Loyal Britannia Lodge – new meeting venue

Ten Pin Bowling tournament

There was a great turnout to the recent Individual Ten Pin Bowling tournament organised by the North Canterbury District Committee. Held on quite a pleasant mid winter, Sunday afternoon, there were thirty nine players … Continue reading Ten Pin Bowling tournament

Loyal Britannia Lodge turns 175 next year!

The Loyal Britannia Lodge is turning 175 early next year!   Plans are underway to acknowledge this milestone with a special meeting of the lodge followed a dinner. All M.U members and their … Continue reading Loyal Britannia Lodge turns 175 next year!

Save on Electricity – New Member Benefit

Today, we are releasing a new Member Benefit – Save on Electricity. As a Member of Manchester Unity, when you switch your main home to Powershop you will receive $175 credited to your … Continue reading Save on Electricity – New Member Benefit

Don’t miss out! Be in to win a WOW! Weekend

With only a couple of days left to win a WOW! Weekend in Wellington, don’t miss out.  Prize includes two adult tickets to WOW on Friday 22 September 2017, accommodation at the Aspect … Continue reading Don’t miss out! Be in to win a WOW! Weekend

Don’t miss out! Be in to win a WOW! Weekend

With only a couple of days left to win a WOW! Weekend in Wellington, don’t miss out.  Share a story of how you have used your discount card – where you used it, … Continue reading Don’t miss out! Be in to win a WOW! Weekend

Be in to win a WOW! Weekend – 3 weeks left!

With just under 3 weeks left to win a WOW! Weekend in Wellington, don’t miss out. Share a story of how you have used your discount card – where you used it, how … Continue reading Be in to win a WOW! Weekend – 3 weeks left!

Indoor bowls & tasty food

On the 21st May 2017 a group of Antipodean members gathered at the Petone Workingman’s Club for lunch in the Bistro before heading upstairs for an Afternoon of Indoor Bowls. Three teams and … Continue reading Indoor bowls & tasty food

Winter is here!

There is snow on the mountains, temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter. Winter is here! What better way to keep yourself busy this winter than a trip to one of … Continue reading Winter is here!

Woodville Lodge goes to the Wop Wops!

On Sunday 14 May Loyal Woodville Lodge spent a great day in Norsewood. The afternoon was attended by 14 adults and 2 children. We started with a nice drink and nibbles at the … Continue reading Woodville Lodge goes to the Wop Wops!

New Member Benefit – Stay at Rydges Hotels

As a Member of Manchester Unity, you can get at 10% discount off Rydges Best Available Rates. Members can stay at one of the five following locations throughout New Zealand. This benefit is no longer available, … Continue reading New Member Benefit – Stay at Rydges Hotels

Celebrating 175 Years – a synopsis

It’s fair to say that the Anniversary was an outstanding success. From the Registration day in our Hall, when members arrived to collect their bags, view the historical displays (and take many photos), … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – a synopsis

Invercargill Outreach Program

The Board of Manchester Unity would like to invite Members in the Invercargill area to attend this specially convened Outreach Program. This is a fantastic opportunity to attend a two-way feedback forum with … Continue reading Invercargill Outreach Program

White Star Jewel Recipient – Bro Robert (Bob) Colin Burnby

They came from near and far to witness and celebrate the presentation of the White Star Jewel to Bro. Bob Burnby. About 120 members, family and friends attended the function to our latest recipient … Continue reading White Star Jewel Recipient – Bro Robert (Bob) Colin Burnby

Be in to win a WOW! Weekend

Have you see our new look Fraternally Yours? Take a look and see how you can be entered into a draw to win a WOW! Weekend in Wellington for two. Find out what happened … Continue reading Be in to win a WOW! Weekend

Good Times at Loyal Nelson Lodge

 Good times at BBQ Tea, Branford Park, Blenheim on a warm evening in February. Socialising and afternoon tea which followed the March Outreach Roadshow.  DGM Sis. Julie Lammas Installed Lodge Officers NG Sis. … Continue reading Good Times at Loyal Nelson Lodge

Visit to Vineyards in Waipara

On Saturday 25th March, a small but eager group of Rangiora Lodge members set off to visit a selection of wineries in Waipara, North Canterbury. The first car left from Rangiora and headed … Continue reading Visit to Vineyards in Waipara

Wellington Members meet for Coffee

Monday the 10th of April, 11 Manchester Unity members met for coffee morning at Java Point in Lower Hutt. A great time was had by all, lots of chatting over extremely nice coffee and … Continue reading Wellington Members meet for Coffee

Grand Master Visits Southland Members

On the 18th of March Bro & Sis Simpson accompanied by Bro & Sis Fitchett visited the Southland members in Invercargill. We had 2 official functions, a visit to Bill Richardson Transport World … Continue reading Grand Master Visits Southland Members

Weather Bomb Assistance

With the current severe weather, please ensure you keep safe. If you hear about another member requiring assistance, please contact them and Ian Fitchett, Fraternal Manager.  While Emergency Services can deal with immediate … Continue reading Weather Bomb Assistance

Grand Master’s Message April

Greetings Everyone In late January I made my Official Grand Master’s visit to Napier/Hastings Lodges, during which I had the pleasure of presenting Past Grand Master Bro Jim Fleming with his 80 year … Continue reading Grand Master’s Message April

New Member Benefit – Personal Inventory

We now have for your use a booklet called “Personal Inventory”. This is for you to complete with information about you and your family. One day we will all pass on and often … Continue reading New Member Benefit – Personal Inventory

A jolly group of Riccarton Lodge members

A jolly group of Riccarton Lodge members ready to enjoy a lovely, summer’s evening walk-about around Hansen’s Park in Opawa, Christchurch. This park is 11 hectares in size and provides a cricket oval, … Continue reading A jolly group of Riccarton Lodge members

Loyal Egmont Lodge Celebrates 160 Years

Members of the Loyal Egmont Lodge welcomed the Grand Master, Fraternal Council and Guests to New Plymouth in March to celebrate the Lodge’s 160th Anniversary. Dinner was held in the Legends Lounge overlooking … Continue reading Loyal Egmont Lodge Celebrates 160 Years

Britannia and Antipodean Lodges have had a good start to the year

We have resumed meeting regularly and it has been good to catch up with members after the Christmas and New Year break. We held a Car Fun Run and BBQ in February which … Continue reading Britannia and Antipodean Lodges have had a good start to the year

New Benefit – Entertain Yourself!

Looking to entertain yourself or the family?  As a Member of Manchester Unity you will receive a $10 cash back when you purchase an Entertainment Book. The book or digital membership will give you … Continue reading New Benefit – Entertain Yourself!

New 2017 Member Discount Card

Your new Member Discount Card should arrive any day now in the post! This card gives you access to great savings from a number of well-known nationwide retail suppliers – Noel Leeming, PlaceMakers, Hertz … Continue reading New 2017 Member Discount Card

Wellington Car Fun Run

The 19th of February 2017 saw 23 members and friends from the Wellington area embark on our 2nd Car Fun Run. An Antipodean Lodge member, devised a challenging course for participants that took … Continue reading Wellington Car Fun Run

Celebrating 175 Years – The 150th Anniversary of Manchester Unity

In 1992 the 150th Anniversary of Manchester Unity was celebrated in Nelson. Four hundred and fifty people attended with representatives from throughout New Zealand and the World. Read more… Read more news…

New Member Benefit – Save on Business Mobiles

Members who are GST registered and in business can now receive 2 months free when they join 2degrees on any business mobile plan. Manchester Unity and 2degrees Business are working together to save … Continue reading New Member Benefit – Save on Business Mobiles

Friday to Friday Holiday Home Bookings

Weekly bookings for our holiday homes will soon start on a Friday instead of Saturday. This allows Member to enjoy the full weekend and make the most of their holiday. The change will … Continue reading Friday to Friday Holiday Home Bookings

Winners of the Year 9 Education Grant!

The winners are…                                                                                      Congratulations to all the winners. Want to be a winner next year? Remember if you have a child who will be in Year 9 in 2018 to watch Fraternally Yours … Continue reading Winners of the Year 9 Education Grant!

Celebrating 175 Years – The rest of the original nine members

Brother Eli Cropper, a Mason, was murdered at the Wairau Massacre, June 1843. His death led to the formation of the Widow and Orphans’ Fund. Brother Alexander McGee was a shoe maker and … Continue reading Celebrating 175 Years – The rest of the original nine members