Evelyn Mathieson

What a family story! Our website tells how Mathieson Avenue in Khandallah in Wellington got its name. The subdivision was developed by a decorated New Zealand navy veteran of WW2 called Jim Macdonald, who had married Evelyn Mathieson in the UK before returning to New Zealand. Jim Macdonald’s godson, Christopher John Weeden, writes from France …

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Oakura Organics

Sara Matheson of Oakura Organics in Taranaki is swearing by a new potting mix to improve her production of vege seedlings. Her garden will be open during the Sustainable Backyards Trail from 27 October to 5 November.

Grant scheme

Do you have an imaginative project that will help promote interest in Matheson heritage, family history or clan connections? Clan Matheson New Zealand has a small grant scheme that might be able to help. Check out details on our website. Applications close 15 October.

Scottish dinner

People interested in their Scottish heritage – including some Mathesons – are getting together in Auckland on 14 October for the Scottish Clans Association’s annual dinner. Check out the details here.

Matheson merchandise

Only 116 days until Christmas! Remember how time got away from you last year and present-buying ended up being a last-minute scramble? You can avoid that happening again! Check out our list of New Zealand suppliers of things Scottish, and look for something Matheson-themed for that special person this festive season.

Family history

Winter is a good time to delve a little deeper into your family history and family stories. The Clan Matheson New Zealand website has a lot of advice to help you in your quest, including links to useful resources. We’ve recently updated this area of our site and added new material. Check it out!

International Clan Matheson gathering

It’s now less than a year until Mathesons will gather in Scotland for the first time in 7 years. What an opportunity to plan a UK holiday with a Matheson event included. The first information sheet for the gathering is now on our website. Check it out for details.

Ewen Mathieson

Ewen Mathieson farms at Pourakino in Southland. He works with others to help farmers improve the environmental outcomes of their industry, and the group he’s part of has just launched a new (free) online information resource for farmers. Great stuff!

High Commissioner to Samoa

As New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Samoa Trevor Matheson is responsible for organising inward high-level visits. The Speaker of New Zealand’s parliament recently led a cross-party group of MPs to this island neighbour, and Trevor (shown with the purple and white lei) was there to help ensure its success.