Author Archives: Frank Rands

Unofficial Comms Lunch – Wellington

An unofficial Communicators Luncheon was held at the Thistle Inn on 29 March 2019. The lunch was attended by Alan Peck, Charlie Matenga, Don McMurray, Jean Soloman, Michael Catlow, Ernie Koch, Neal Worthington, Chris Farrow accompanied by Joan Farrow, Tony … Continue reading

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Jack Passings – March 2019

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of March 2019. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. LEES Michael John WILLIAMS John William (Bill) AB SEA STEWART, Ian Robert AB YARWOOD, Zachary Christopher Able Diver … Continue reading

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RNZN Antarctica Reunion

The NZ Antarctica Veterans Reunion will be held Queens Birthday Weekend at the Rangiora RSA. This reunion is open to all those that have served 60 South and below. Organising Committee with preparations underway. A full programme has been arranged … Continue reading

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Salt Inreases in Whangamata

Three old seadogs got together recently in Whangamata to reminisce and tell a few lies.  I have it on good authority that the three pensioners were all in bed by 7.oopm and lights out was just after 8.oopm.  Good on … Continue reading

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RSA – PRESIDENTS FORUM

Greetings from the desk of the Affiliates Representative on the President’s Forum which was attended by Dennis Mardle – Affiliate Representative to the Presidents Forum Last week was a two-day meeting of the Forum and there were quite a few … Continue reading

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Ngapona Newsletter

23 March 19 – Kumeu Militaria Show 6 April 19 – HMNZS Otago Reunion, Birkenhead RSA. Including All Ships. See http://www.hmnzsotago.org 18 April 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch at Henderson RSA (Thursday) 19 – 22 April 19 – Easter Weekend … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek: How politicians seek to hide your information away

Here is an interesting article from STUFF on how to obtain information through the Official Information Act Click HERE to access a video and also read an article.

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