The New Zealand branch of the Clan Matheson Society is having its annual meeting in Auckland on Sunday 30 July, and all members and potential members are welcome.  Please feel free to come along and help guide the branch’s activities over the next year, and meet other clan members.

The meeting is at the Logan Campbell building in the Auckland Botanic Gardens, on Sunday 30 July from 1pm to 4pm.

One performance of next year’s Edinburgh Tattoo will feature Clan Matheson.  Check out our events page for details.

If you’re in Auckland on Sunday 24 July, please come along to the annual meeting of the Clan Matheson Society New Zealand branch.  Full details here.

If you’re in Auckland do join other clan members for the annual Clan Matheson picnic, on Sunday 28 February starting at 1.30 pm.  All the family is welcome; bring some food, picnic chairs and petanque skills.

Cornwall Park map 2016 (Custom)The picnic will be in Cornwall Park, Auckland.  From the Campbell Road entrance take the Grand Drive and look out for the Clan Matheson banner.  If the weather is doubtful, ring Donald Matheson on 09 483 9147 for cancellation news.

Are you a piper or drummer wanting to to improve your skills? Do you know someone who is? The Clan Matheson Society New Zealand branch is giving a grant of $500 to help someone attend this year’s summer school run by the Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands Association.

Preference will be given to someone with Matheson connections, though that’s not essential, and you have to be able to play ‘Green Hills of Tyrol’ (or similar). And you’ll have to be in quick as the deadline for enrolment is 1 November.

The summer school will be held over five days in January, with international and local tutors taking part. Check out the website for details, and please spread the word.

This year’s Auckland Highland Games and Gathering will be held on Saturday 21 November at the Three Kings Reserve (corner of Mt Eden and Mt Albert Roads).  There’s a lot of activities for all the family, and entry is free.  See our events page for details.

This summer will once again see Highland games held in towns and rural areas across New Zealand.  You can find out more on our events page.

Clan Matheson members are planning to get together over lunch in Auckland on Sunday 8 November.  Check out our events page for more information.

Check out our events page for details of the annual dinner of the Auckland Scottish clans association in September.  The guest of honour is the only chief of a clan in the world who is a New Zealander.

 

The annual meeting of the Clan Matheson Society in New Zealand will be held in Auckland on Sunday 19 July.  Check out our events page for the location and time.

P1100485 Doug portrait (Custom)The New Zealand representative of the Chief of Clan Matheson, known as the Chief’s Lieutenant, is Douglas (Doug) Matheson. He’s long been an active supporter of clan activities in this country.

This week Doug has celebrated his 90th birthday, and in two gatherings some of his many friends and many of his kin joined to mark this significant achievement. Doug is very well-regarded for his positive nature and generous spirit. Congratulations and best wishes, Doug