Canterbury Branch Events 2017

Events in Canterbury 2017
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Commonwealth Day Dinner

Rosebank Winery
  180 Johns Road,  (turn into Groynes Road)

                   Sunday 12th March 2017
Guest speaker The Hon. Margaret Austin

This was a two course buffet dinner including tea and coffee evening starting at 5.30pm for 6pm Talk and Queen’s Message followed by the meal at 7pm

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The Hon. Margaret Austin CNZM, CRSNZ, FNZIM, D.Sc (Honoris Causa) has graciously agreed to be our guest speaker.
An MP from 1984 to 1996, representing first the Labour Party and then briefly United New Zealand.

She was first elected to Parliament in the 1984 election as the MP for Yaldhurst, an electorate in western Christchurch. During her time in Parliament, Austin served as a Minister of Research and Development, Internal Affairs and of Arts, Culture and Heritage. She held the seat for the Labour Party until 1995 when the seat was abolished, in preparation for the changeover to MMP, and she joined with six other MPs to found the centrist United New Zealand Party. Like all United New Zealand MPs (but Peter Dunne), Austin was not re-elected in the 1996 election.

She later became Chancellor of Lincoln University.

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Annual General Meeting

This was held 2.30pm on Sunday 25th. June 2017

                              Venue
Crockfords Bridge Club, Riccarton Road

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Recipients’ Evening

Date:      September 22nd

Venue: Eliza’s Manor House

               82 Bealey Avenue

               Christchurch

Time:    6:30 for 7:00

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Christmas Dinner

 Friday 8th. December 2017

Time and place TBA

RCS welcome, Christchurch, Canterbury NZ 8053