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Wellington Area Children’s Christmas Party

Sunday 1st December was a blustery overcast day. What a day for the Wellington Area Childrens’ Christmas Party! The wind howled around the Stopout Football Clubrooms where we were all to gather. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Wellington Area Children’s Christmas Party

Christmas Lunch for Wanganui Lodge

On the 8th December 2019, Loyal Wanganui Lodge held their Annual Christmas Lunch at Barracks Restaurant. We were joined by the Wanganui Royal Arch Chapter with at least three of us being members of … Continue reading Christmas Lunch for Wanganui Lodge

Merry Christmas Everyone

On a Sunday early in December 43 Wellington members and friends enjoyed a festive buffet at the James Cook. What a perfect way to end a brilliant year! We had an absolutely fabulous … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone

Latest Board Report – December 2019

Have you read the latest Board Report dated 5 December 2019? Find out what the Membership Committee wants to focus on for its Members, Movable Conference 2019 and the Grand Master’s report.  Read … Continue reading Latest Board Report – December 2019

Lunch anyone?

In the lead up to Christmas 16 Wellington members found time to enjoy a super lunch at one of our favourite restaurant’s, The Jasmin. Members were treated a fabulous buffet, great conversation and … Continue reading Lunch anyone?

Greytown Lodge enjoy pizza and a movie

On a gorgeous Summers evening members Greytown Lodge along with Wellington members enjoyed an evening at the movies. The movie of choice was Fisherman’s Friend, set in Cornwall. The movie was thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading Greytown Lodge enjoy pizza and a movie

Grand Masters Visit Home

Bro. Graham Allansons’ first Fraternal Council Meeting, as Grand Master, was held in Nelson, his Mother Lodge. Upon arriving at the Lodge Rooms, he was greeted with a, ‘This Is Your Life – … Continue reading Grand Masters Visit Home

Latest Board Report – October 2019

Have you read the latest Board Report dated 31 October 2019? Find out what the Membership Committee wants to focus on for its Members, funeral plan improvements for 2020 and the Grand Master’s … Continue reading Latest Board Report – October 2019

Oddfellow’s U.K visits Manchester Unity N.Z

Recently, we were lucky enough to have Rosalind Earp, Social Events Organiser for Oddfellows UK pop into the office for afternoon tea and a chat. Over afternoon tea Rosalind gave us all a … Continue reading Oddfellow’s U.K visits Manchester Unity N.Z

The Saturday after Movable Conference 2019

After we had finished the business of MC 2019 our organising committee took a group of members and guests on a tour of the Manawatu. As you can see from the photos it … Continue reading The Saturday after Movable Conference 2019

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Have your say about Fraternally Yours and be in to win a new 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Click here to complete the survey by 1 December 2019. Terms and conditions apply.* *Winner … Continue reading Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet

November 2019 Fraternally Yours

Check out our latest November edition for Fraternally Yours! Read about our new Kickstart Share Fund, eGift Cards, the Grand Master’s message, and your opportunity to win a Samsung Tablet! Read now… Read … Continue reading November 2019 Fraternally Yours

Claim Your Kickstart!

Sign up your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to the Society’s new Kickstart Share Fund benefit. The kickstart amount is a share fund funeral benefit and is payable upon death. The benefit amount is … Continue reading Claim Your Kickstart!

Cuppa Anyone?

This week Wellington members enjoyed a coffee morning at one of our favourite venues, Vivant! On Featherston Street. 18 members thoroughly  enjoyed  a super morning of excellent, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, impeccable service … Continue reading Cuppa Anyone?

Texas BBQ for Egmont

Family-run business, Texas BBQ Foods in Taranaki hosted a small group of Egmont Lodge members recently for a tour of their state-of-the-art facility which produces delicious Texas-inspired smoked beef brisket, pork belly, cheeses … Continue reading Texas BBQ for Egmont

Eastern Lodge Certificate Presentation

What an honour it was to travel to Gisborne and present a 60 year certificate to Brother Gill PG and 50 year certificates to PGs Sister Green, Sister Cook and Brother Cook. Many … Continue reading Eastern Lodge Certificate Presentation

Kapiti Coast members enjoy lunch at the beach

On a Tuesday in mid-October, 17 members living in the Kapiti area enjoyed another highly successful lunch at Pram Beach. Two and a half hours flew by as we enjoyed sensational service, beautiful … Continue reading Kapiti Coast members enjoy lunch at the beach

Riccarton to the Rescue

Canterbury Westland Air Rescue Helicopters welcomed this group of Lodge members on their monthly Janet’s Jaunt to investigate the new arrival to the organisation. The recently arrived Airbus H145 has been built and … Continue reading Riccarton to the Rescue

Taupo Luncheon

On Saturday 14th September 2019  13 Waikato members a management team of 4 and 36 Taupo based members enjoyed a luncheon at the Ploughmans Restaurant, to rejuvenate a lodge at Taupo. The day … Continue reading Taupo Luncheon

Wellington members go back in time

On Sunday Wellington Members and friends enjoyed and afternoon at the Time Cinema.   The afternoon began with refreshments, a super lunch and a look around the museum full of movie memorabilia. After … Continue reading Wellington members go back in time

Lunch at Taste Amazing

The last Tuesday of September saw 11 MU members enjoy a yummy lunch at Lower Hutt’s Taste Amazing.   This year Wellington members are enjoying our regular lunches held around different areas of … Continue reading Lunch at Taste Amazing

Latest Board Report – September 2019

Have you read the latest Board Report dated 19 September 2019? Find out the rejuvenation of Rotorua and Taupo Lodges, increasing membership and the Grand Master’s report.  Read now…  Read more news…

WOW!

On Saturday evening the 28th September 2019, 25 members and friends enjoyed a super Saturday evening at WOW. The evening began with a fabulous two course meal at Vivant! Our meal began with … Continue reading WOW!

Coffee and chat at Johnsonville

On a sunny Friday morning in late August, 14 members enjoyed a coffee catch up at Zampelles, Johnsonville. All members present had a thoroughly enjoyable morning chatting and catching up and getting to … Continue reading Coffee and chat at Johnsonville

Greytown Members and friends enjoy Coffee, pastries and a meeting

Recently 12 members met at Café Mirabelle in Carterton for afternoon tea and an informal meeting. Café Mirabelle offered us a great, informal venue to hold our meeting. Members not only enjoyed great … Continue reading Greytown Members and friends enjoy Coffee, pastries and a meeting

Wellington on a Plate 2019

Beautiful setting, stunning views, excellent company and outstanding food; what more could we ask for? Late August, a large group of Members and family gathered at the Cable Top Eatery to sample their … Continue reading Wellington on a Plate 2019

Rotorua is Reinvigorating!

Manchester Unity members in Rotorua have reassembled and launched into exciting events recently. There is no holding back for the enthusiastic bunch as they rekindle their friendship with each other and with Manchester … Continue reading Rotorua is Reinvigorating!

Latest Board Report – July 2019

Have you read the latest Board Report dated 25 July 2019? Find out what how Society performed financially for the year ended 31 May 2019, read the annual actuary report, and find the … Continue reading Latest Board Report – July 2019

Win a 40” Panasonic TV

Rate your recommendation of Manchester Unity and be in to win a new 40” Full HD Panasonic TV. Click here to complete the survey by 22 September 2019. Terms and conditions apply.* *Winner will … Continue reading Win a 40” Panasonic TV

Higher Education Awards are now open!

The awards give either $2,000 or $2,500 each year for the term of study or degree to Members or their children. Up to four awards are approved each study year. All awards cover … Continue reading Higher Education Awards are now open!

Lunch at Pram Beach

16 M.U members living in the Wellington/ Kapiti area enjoyed a sensational lunch at Pram Beach recently. Members thoroughly enjoyed the  phenomenal service,  perfectly cooked and presented food and the great conversation! Thank … Continue reading Lunch at Pram Beach

Get medical cover for your Grandchildren!

Would you like your grandchildren to have medical insurance? As a member, you can now apply for their cover. Even if you don’t hold a medical insurance policy yourself.  Get cover now! Select … Continue reading Get medical cover for your Grandchildren!

Exclusive offers from NZCU Baywide

Looking for a personal loan, your first home loan, or savings account for your children? As a member of Manchester Unity, you can now enjoy the same valuable products and services that NZCU … Continue reading Exclusive offers from NZCU Baywide

August 2019 Fraternally Yours

Check out our latest August edition for Fraternally Yours! Read about our new Granchildren Medical Cover, Save on Movies, NZCU Baywide Exclusive Offers promotion, the Grand Master’s message, and your opportunity to win a 40” … Continue reading August 2019 Fraternally Yours

Wellington members colouring in Competition

On the back of the last Wellington area newsletter’s, there was an Easter themed colouring in competition and for the first time we included an adults section! The adult’s section proved extremely popular … Continue reading Wellington members colouring in Competition

Coffee in Paraparaumu

19 members and family members gathered at Mediterranean Foods in Kapiti, late June to enjoy a morning of coffee, tea, fun and laughter! It was fantastic to see so many members coming along … Continue reading Coffee in Paraparaumu

The Wellington Lodges enjoy a Mid-Winter at Sea Salt, Days Bay

On a clear winters evening in June, 19 members enjoyed an evening celebrating Mid-Winter Christmas. The evening included a super 2 or 3 course meal, Christmas crackers, a Christmas quiz and stunning views … Continue reading The Wellington Lodges enjoy a Mid-Winter at Sea Salt, Days Bay

Loyal Nelson Lodge, Unity Concern – Donation of Big Print Books

Members of Loyal Nelson Lodge presented nine Big Print Books to the Nelson Library on behalf of the Unity Concern Fund at end of May 2019. Each of the Libraries at Nelson, Stoke … Continue reading Loyal Nelson Lodge, Unity Concern – Donation of Big Print Books

Greytown Lodge celebrates Mid-Winter Christmas

20 Manchester Unity members gathered at the Greytown Hotel mid-June for Greytown Lodges AGM and Mid-Winter lunch. All members found a Christmas cracker and Christmas present waiting for them on their arrival. After … Continue reading Greytown Lodge celebrates Mid-Winter Christmas

Wellington members enjoy lunch at Tulsi

Wellington members really enjoy lunches out and May was no exception! Late May, 15 members enjoyed a lovely lunch at Petone’s Tulsi restaurant. After members studied the extensive menu and ordered, they had … Continue reading Wellington members enjoy lunch at Tulsi

Latest Board Report – May 2019

Have you read the latest Board Report dated 15 May 2019? Find out about the membership-only package, read about the Outreach Program in 2019, and review the Grand Master’s Report. Read now…   

Brother Sandy Lawson’s White Star presentation

In 2018 the Fraternal Council awarded Antipodean Lodges, Brother Sandy Lawson the White Star Jewel for his outstanding service to Manchester Unity over his 55 plus years of membership. On the 27th April 2019, … Continue reading Brother Sandy Lawson’s White Star presentation

Coffee on a cold Tuesday morning

The winter weather didn’t deter 17 members from enjoying a morning chatting over a cuppa. The venue this month was Zampelles café in Lower Hutt. Members spent a delightful hour and a bit … Continue reading Coffee on a cold Tuesday morning

A surprise for Brother Breton

On Thursday the 25th April 2019, Wanganui’s Fraternal Administrator (F.A), Brother John Breton got a bit of a surprise! At a Manchester Lodges meeting, Deputy Grand Master, Brother Graham Allanson presented Brother John … Continue reading A surprise for Brother Breton

New Benefit – Best Doctors

Check out our latest new benefit… Want to obtain medical advice from leading specialists from the comfort of your own home? At no cost to you, Best Doctors will perform an in-depth assessment … Continue reading New Benefit – Best Doctors

May 2019 Fraternally Yours

Check out our latest Fraternally Yours! Read about our new medical benefit, Best Doctors, Save on Electricity promotion, the Grand Master’s message, and our Chairman’s report on the 2019 Outreach Program!   Click here to read Read … Continue reading May 2019 Fraternally Yours

Join a friend or family member

Win a week’s holiday Invite a friend or a family member to join Manchester Unity so they can experience all the fantastic benefits that you already enjoy. For every friend or family member … Continue reading Join a friend or family member

Save on Electricity

As a Member of Manchester Unity, when you switch your main residence to Powershop, you will get the first weekend of power each month free for your first 12 months. Signing up is easy … Continue reading Save on Electricity

Latest Board Report – March 2019

Have you read the latest Board Report dated March 2019? Find out the allocated funding for our Fraternal Arm, read about the reviewed SBERF procedures, and review the financial Investment Report from JBWere. … Continue reading Latest Board Report – March 2019

An afternoon of Tea and Treats

Mid-March 22 members assembled at Wellingtons Hippopotamus restaurant for High Tea – Hippopotamus has a fierce reputation as one of Wellingtons leading High Tea venues and they sure have lived up to their … Continue reading An afternoon of Tea and Treats

Higher Education Award recipient appointed to Halberg Youth Council

Recent Higher Education Award recipient Anton Besseling was interviewed on SKY Television at the recent Halberg Awards. He has been appointed to the Halberg Youth Council which is a group of ten young … Continue reading Higher Education Award recipient appointed to Halberg Youth Council

Entertainment Book 2019

Looking to entertain yourself, your friends or your family? As a Member of Manchester Unity, you will receive a $10 cash back when you purchase an Entertainment Book. Members can access hundreds of amazing … Continue reading Entertainment Book 2019

Wellington Lodges social calendar begins!

Antipodean Lodge began the year with a business meeting and caught up with each other’s news over a long supper (including a selection of chocolate). Britannia Lodge welcomed in 2019 with a ritual … Continue reading Wellington Lodges social calendar begins!

Wellington Morning Coffee

On a chilly Wellington morning , 12 members braved a cold start to the day and met at Vivant for a morning of coffee, chatting and muffin’s. The time flew by as members caught … Continue reading Wellington Morning Coffee

New Unit in Mount Maunganui!

Members now have three holiday home units to book in Mt Maunganui. Bookings are open now for the week commencing 8 March 2019. This new unit is a studio Unit – sleeps 4 people! … Continue reading New Unit in Mount Maunganui!

Tour of Earthquake Repairs

With the many changes that are taking place within Christchurch City, it was time to take a Janet’s Jaunt through the city. There are so many places and areas that are different since the … Continue reading Tour of Earthquake Repairs

Napier and Hastings Morning tea

Members of the Loyal Napier and Hastings Lodge came together at No.5 Café & Larder for a morning tea filled with plenty of coffee and plenty of socialising.   Members even got to enjoy the lovely … Continue reading Napier and Hastings Morning tea

Happy Riccarton Lodge Members

It was a happy group of Riccarton Lodge members, two grandchildren and two little dogs who enjoyed a recent evening walk through Abberley Park in Christchurch on the day following gale force winds … Continue reading Happy Riccarton Lodge Members

Nelson Mini Golf and Potluck Dinner

An enjoyable, warm and sunny Nelson afternoon was spent playing minigolf at Tahunanui Motor Camp. The Ladies Team challenged the Men’s Team; the Ladies were the overall winners on the day. Afterwards we … Continue reading Nelson Mini Golf and Potluck Dinner

February 2019 Fraternally Yours

Introducing the first newsletter of 2019! Let’s make way for a fantastic year for the society. Read about our wonderful tertiary and secondary school scholarship recipients, hear a message from the Grand Master … Continue reading February 2019 Fraternally Yours

Share your Discount Card and Super Saver savings story

And be into win a Tefal Air Fryer! Share a story of how you used your Discount Card, Discount app or Super Saver app – where you used it and how much you … Continue reading Share your Discount Card and Super Saver savings story

Melville Askew – 99.99 years old

It was with great sadness that Loyal Egmont Lodge members learnt of the death of possibly their oldest member.  Melville (Mel) Askew died the day before his 100th birthday, passing away peacefully just as his … Continue reading Melville Askew – 99.99 years old

High tea & Chocolate in Marlborough

A group of Nelson Lodge members joined the Marlborough Branch to enjoy a High Tea at Saveur Café & Bistro, positioned with a lovely view of the River flowing by. Bone china, fancy … Continue reading High tea & Chocolate in Marlborough

Trip down the Wild West Coast

In November 2018 a van load of Nelson members spent the weekend in the West Coast.  On Saturday, members drove south, from Nelson to Hokitika. First stop was the National Kiwi Centre in … Continue reading Trip down the Wild West Coast

Combined Christmas Dinner and 50 Year Certificate Evening in Blenheim

Marlborough Christmas Dinner was held at the Faiweathers where three Marlborough members were presented with their 50 Year Certificates by the IPGM Bro John Simpson. The ten Nelson members enjoyed a festive buffet … Continue reading Combined Christmas Dinner and 50 Year Certificate Evening in Blenheim

Meet the 2018 Higher Education Recipients!

The Awards for Higher Education are one way that Manchester Unity Friendly Society can make a difference in assisting both members and the children of members to a difference in their lives and … Continue reading Meet the 2018 Higher Education Recipients!

Wellington area Children’s Christmas Party

The first Sunday in December  played host to the annual Children’s Christmas Party Wellington and a thunder storm! This year, luckily  we moved the venue to the Stop out Club Rooms in Seaview … Continue reading Wellington area Children’s Christmas Party

Winners of the Wellington Children’s colouring in competition

After a spirited morning of judging the gorgeous entries in the 2018 colouring in competition, we are pleased to be able to show you the winning entries. Entrants ranged from 3 to 11 … Continue reading Winners of the Wellington Children’s colouring in competition

City of Wellington Lodge presents a  25 year Service Jewel

On the 6 December 2018 City of Wellington Lodge trustee Brother Michael Hay presented a 25 year active service jewel is a very surprised Brother Rosser during their final meeting of 2018. All … Continue reading City of Wellington Lodge presents a  25 year Service Jewel

Christmas Dinner at Vivant Wellington

On a hot and humid Sunday (9th December 2018) over 30 members enjoyed Christmas at Vivant in the Ibis Hotel. We were treated to a beautiful 3 course Christmas themed meal complete with Christmas … Continue reading Christmas Dinner at Vivant Wellington