Local Group Directory – Current at December 2023


Contact Person: Sean Millar – (09) 815 3885; 0220 811 816;  seanmillar@orcon.net.nz

Meetings:  The Auckland Group meets on the third Wednesdays of February, April, June, August and October and the second Wednesday of December.  Those not on a Group list are requested to contact Sean for further information.

Attendance is free of charge. Wives, partners and new and out of town members are all welcome.



Contact Person: David Cumming (Secretary) –  (07) 839 7850; David.cumming@xtra.co.nz or Ashley Turner (Chairman) 027 358 4049

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

Meetings are held at the Staff Lounge of the Te Rapa School, 61 Ashurst Avenue, Te Rapa,  Hamilton.

The membership subscription is $2 per year.

Time: 7.30 pm, 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
Meetings are on the third Monday of each month (February – November) at 7.30 pm. All enquiries to David Kent.


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

Meetings: Our Rotoroua Group has recommenced monthly meetings. As a small group they can socially distance so there are no changes to meeting dates or venue. Meetings held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Ngongotaha Rail Park Clubrooms. All enquiries to Murray.


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

Meetings: Contact Stu for meeting venue and times.

Hawkes Bay

Contact Person David Pryor – (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. Visitors welcome to any meeting but please contact David Pryor beforehand.



Contact Person: Malcolm Brodie – 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 are normally held in the Loaves and Fishes building at 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 – 


Contact Person for NZRLS: Colin Barry (03) 358 3681; colin.barry48@gmail.com

Contact Person for Canterbury Railway Society and for further details: Glen Anthony, (03) 942 1817 or glen.bren.nz@gmail.com

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

Meetings: are held at the South Library Sydenham Room, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham. 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 between 6.50 pm and 7 pm. You will need to be on time as it is a security door and will be closed after 7 pm.

South Canterbury

Contact Person: Bryan Blanchard (03) 686 2269; ba.mc.blanchard@xtra.co.nz

Meetings of the Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society are held at its clubrooms and cinema at Keane’s Crossing, Pleasant Point on the evening of the second Saturday of the month. Contact Bryan for details.



Contact Person: Ian Wylie (03) 455-5521

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 027  820 3303, ndj-ajkinvara@outlook.com

or Warren Jones (03) 213-0798 or 021 661 151

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

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