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International gathering

Remember that there will be an international gathering of Mathesons in Scotland in July 2024. The latest information about the gathering and associated events is now on our website. There’s lots of practical travel advice too. Book early!

Remembrance Army

The New Zealand Remembrance Army is a volunteer group maintaining the graves of former servicemen and women, and locating and identifying unmarked graves of service people. Barry Gamble of the Waitaki branch wants to locate Matheson relatives to get permission to place a headstone on an unmarked grave at Oamaru. Two of those buried were …

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Zespri CEO Dan Mathieson was in Beijing recently with Sir John Key and the Zespri board chair, to try and resolve the problem of unauthorised cultivation in China of Zespri-owned varieties of kiwifruit. They had a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi. Getting such high-level access in China is very significant.

Hororata Highland Games

The Hororata Highland Games are being held on Saturday 11 November. Come along and meet Graeme, Lena, Rodger and Eden. On display will be our new banner which hopefully will stand out amongst the other clans in clan alley. Be part of the Clan Matheson march at the opening parade.

Garth Mathieson

Tauranga lawyer Garth Mathieson has been trying to find out more about the management of the city. Now the Ombudsman has weighed in with support for Garth’s quest for information.