Category Archives: Christchurch Branch

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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Crossed the Bar

Members who recently crossed the bar: Captain Neil Andrew Wheeler – Auckland Branch, on 14 January 2019 Captain Richard Henshaw – Christchurch Branch, on 27 November 2018 Captain David Boyes – Wellington Branch, on 21 October 2018 Captain Fred Kelner … 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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