Category Archives: Christchurch Branch

Crossed the Bar

Members who recently crossed the bar: Captain Ray Bedwell – September 2019 (long-time member of the Auckland Branch of the Company, resigned due to poor health July 2019) Captain Robin Keer-Keer – September 2019 ((long-time member of the Christchurch Branch … Continue reading

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AGM – 7 August 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Company was held at the Remuera Club, Ohinerau St, Remuera, Auckland on Wednesday 7 August 2019. 15 Members attended. Routine business was conducted and reports received. The Master’s report is available here. Life Memberships … Continue reading

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Waitangi Day 2019

The Governor General of New Zealand, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, is the Honorary Patron of the NZ Company of Master Mariners. On Waitangi Day (6 February 2019), the Company was represented at a reception at Government … Continue reading

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Indian Navy Sailing vessel Mhadei at Lyttelton

      Solo yachtsman Commander Dilip Donde of the Royal Indian Navy is currently in Port at Lyttelton making preparations for the next leg of the Indian Navy challenge which started this year.   Whilst assisting with the preparations, … Continue reading

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Annual mid-winter Dinner

The Christchurch Branch held its mid winter dinner at the Canterbury Club on Thursday the 19th June. 31 members, wives and guests braved a frosty Christchurch winter night and met at 1830hrs in the club bar for drinks before going … Continue reading

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Earle Crutchley

Old Salts Honour Battler by Mike Crean – The Press, Christchurch Sailors who manned cargo and passenger ships in World War 2 will repay a debt on Lyttelton Harbour on Sunday. Former ship’s master Tudor Owen, of Christchurch, said “old salts” … Continue reading

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