Local Group Directory – Current at June 2021


Contact Person Sean Millar – (09) 815 3885; seanmillar@orcon.net.nz

Meetings: The timing and location of the Auckland’s Group next few meetings is uncertain due to a combination of factors. Those on the Groups phone list will be kept advised of arrangements on a meeting by meeting basis. Those not on the list can contact Sean for up to date information.

All welcome, especially wives, partners and visitors to Auckland.
Attendance and supper are free of charge.


Contact Person David Cumming (Secretary) –  (07) 839-7850; David.cumming@xtra.co.nz or Ashley Turner (Chairman) 027 3584049

Meetings:  Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of alternative months January to November.

The next meeting will be held on 27 November at the staff lounge of the Te Rapa School, 61 Ashurst Avenue, Te Rapa, Hamilton (the meeting will only be held if Hamilton is at Alert Level 1)

Time: 7.30 pm, Admission a gold coin and members bring a plate.

Bay of Penty

Contact Person David Kent – (07) 544-6144; 33 Gunbar Drive, Welcome Bay, RD 5, Tauranga, 3175

Meetings Wesley Church Centre, 100 13th Avenue Tauranga
On the Third Monday of each month (February – November) at 7.30 pm


Contact Person Murray Farquhar – 027 466-9014;  91H Turner Road, Rotorua, 3097, mfarquhar@xtra.co.nz

Meetings: Rotorua have put their meetings on hold due to Covid restrictions until they get back to level one.


Contact Person  Stu Ingram (06) 357 5216; 12 Woburn Place, Palmerston North, 4412; sandbingram@yahoo.com

Meetings: Currently on hold and will be rescheduled when things permit.

Hawkes Bay

Contact Person David Prior – (06) 844 8795; 5A Avondale Road, Taradale, Napier 4112.

Meetings Meetings are usually held at Old Custom House, Customs Quay, Ahuriri, Napier. On the Second Monday of every second month from April, starting at 7.30 pm. Please contact before attending.


Contact Person: Malcolm Brodie – (06) 304-8949; malcolm.brodie230@gmail.com

Meetings: Meetings are held on the Fell Locomotive Museum, Featherston.  Group meetings will be from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month, February to November inclusive.

To find out more about the Wairarapa Group, contact Malcolm Brodie.


Contact Person: Len Chisholm – (04) 235-5462; PO Box 50724, Porirua 5240; nzrailways@len.nz

Or Chris Benson – (04) 971-8934

Meetings: Currently suspended until further notice. Meetings are expected to resume after Covid 19 restrictions reduce to Level 1. As much notice as possible will be given of the resumption of Group Meetings.

Meetings are normally held at: Brian Davis Room, St.Paul’s Cathedral, Hill Street, Wellington.
There will be a charge of $5.00 per person to cover hall, equipment and supper costs.
Meetings are on the second Mondays of March, May, July, September, November.
Supper and get together from 5.45pm for a 6.15 start.
Contact Len Chisholm for details.

Canterbury – 

NZRLS Members are welcome to attend meetings of the Canterbury Railway Society; $2 supper charge please.

Contact Person and for further details: Colin Barry (03) 358 3681, Colin.barry48@gmail.com

Meetings: are held at the City Council South Library, Colombo Street. Do not use the main library door. Go to the far end (rear of the building) and use the service door which will be open just before 7 pm. You will need to be on time as it is a security door and will be closed after 7 pm.



Contact Person: Bill Cowan (03) 454-5673; cowanwj@gmail.com

Visiting Society members to Dunedin will be welcome.

Meetings: phone first – third Tuesday of February, April, June, August. October, December.


Contact Persons: Noel Joyce – (03) 215-4324 or 027820 3303,  or Peter Lankshear – (03) 217-5515; peemel@clear.net.nz

Meetings are held in members homes on the fourth Sunday evening of:-

January, March, May, July, September and November.