Local Group Directory


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

Meetings: The Auckland Group meets on the third Wednesday of February, April, June, August and October, and the second Wednesday of December.

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


Contact Person David Cumming –  (07) 839-7850; David.cumming@xtra.co.nz

Meetings: St Andrews Library, corner of Braid Road and Taylor Terrace, Hamilton.
Time: 7.30 pm, Admission a gold coin and members bring a plate.
Planned meetings dates this year are the third Saturdays of February, April; June;
August, October, and second Saturday of December.

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 at 7.30 pm


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

Meetings: on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30 pm, in Rotorua.
Visitors always welcome.


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

Meetings Milson Community Centre, Milsons Line, Palmerston North. on the Fourth Saturday each month, starting at 7.30 pm
Next meeting, ring Stu Ingram to confirm.

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. Until such time as Fell Museum reopens during daylight hours, Group meetings will be from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month, February to November inclusive.


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

Or Chris Benson – (04) 971-8934

Meetings: 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 – 

Canterbury Railway Society at Ferrymead has extended an invitation to all NZRLS members in Canterbury to attend its members’ night meetings. These meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month except in December and January.
Contact Person and for further details: Colin Barry – (03) 358 3681

Meetings: are held in the Lions Club building at Ferrymead – access via gate A off Truscotts Road. Meetings vary, slides, talks, workshop visits etc.
Meeting dates are Fourth Sunday of February , March , May , June , July , August , September , October and a date in November.

South Canterbury

Contact Person Bryan Blanchard, (03) 686-2269; 18 Roxburgh Street, Timaru, 7910;  ba.mc.blanchard@xtra.co.nz

Meetings are normally held Saturdays at 7.30 pm in Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society’s, Keans’s Crossing Theatrette, Pleasant Point.
For more details see the web site at www.pleasantpointrail.org.nz


Contact Person: Ian Wylie – (03) 455-5521

Visiting Society members to Dunedin will be welcome.

For further details, email ian.edith.wylie@gmail.com or Bill (03) 454 5673) for further information if needed.

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


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

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

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