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The Society was formed in 1944 by enthusiasts interested in the then New Zealand Railways. Membership is open to all with an interest in the New Zealand Railway system both old and new. Member groups meet in most cities where talks, films, and other activities can be enjoyed. Read more–>

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Ava Archive: Open Times for Members

In view of the changed intensity of the Covid-19 pandemic our archive and office at the Thomas McGavin Building at Ava is open to members and other visitors subject to the wearing of a good quality mask during their visit.

Masks are available at the reception desk for you to use, if you need one.

Please do not come to Ava if you are ill, or are feeling ill.

This decision will be reviewed as necessary to follow government public health notices. We may alter conditions or availability of access to our building to follow official advice. Please check the Latest News section of the NZRLS website for any updates on access to Ava.

If you would like to drop off something or wish to pop in to pick up a book at Ava, you will be very welcome, but it will be appreciated if you make an appointment by phone prior to you visit to ensure we will be on site.

Our apologies to anyone inconvenienced by our policy; we are seeking to maximise safe access to our facilities subject to reasonable health precautions.

Bruce Taylor, Secretary

16 September 2022


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