The New Zealand branch of the Clan Matheson Society is for anyone interested in Matheson heritage.  We’re meeting on Sunday 8 August 2021 in Auckland, to discuss some exciting ideas about making our information and activities available to all.

Come along to meet others interested in Matheson heritage, and hear how we’re planning to adapt for the future.  Auckland Botanic Gardens, Hill Road, Manurewa, in the Logan Campbell Room from 1:30 pm.

Want to do more to generate interest in Matheson heritage?  Keen to strengthen the profile of Scottish culture and customs in New Zealand?  If you have a good idea about how to do that, we’d like to hear from you.

Applications are now open for the 2021/22 Clan Matheson Grant.  Check here for more information.

Want to do more to generate interest in Matheson heritage?  Keen to strengthen the profile of Scottish culture and customs in New Zealand?  If you have a good idea about how to do that, we’d like to hear from you.

We are the New Zealand branch of the international Clan Matheson Society.  We have established a small grant scheme to help people implement worthwhile projects that align well with those aims.

If you think you have an appropriate activity that we might fund, check out the grant scheme here.  Your proposal might be traditional, to do with pipe bands or Highland games.  It might be innovative, like establishing virtual connections between New Zealand and Scottish places and people, or experimenting with haggis recipes using New Zealand ingredients.  It might benefit an individual, or a community.  Go on, surprise us!

Applications close on 30 November 2020.

What are the best ways to foster people’s interest in their Matheson heritage?  How do those people want to engage with others?  What part should the Clan Matheson Society play in this?

To help answer those questions, and shape the future for Clan Matheson in New Zealand, we have a short survey.  It’s for existing and past members of the branch.  It’s for people with a Matheson connection or interest in Matheson heritage, who don’t belong to the branch.

Please take a moment to complete the survey.  You can access the survey here, or read more about it here.

And pass it on to anyone you think might be interested.

We have a new committee for the coming year.  They’re listed here, along with all the contacts for the New Zealand branch of the Clan Matheson Society.

The new committee for the New Zealand branch of the Clan Matheson Society was elected at the midwinter annual meeting in 2019 and will serve until next year’s annual meeting.  Details of the team are here.  Follow this site for news of our eight priorities for the year.