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Clubs who are interested in affiliating to FNZI go here. Club Officers login in the Club Area. Download our Newsletters in pdf format here. Nominations for Councillors were called for Districts D20 and D70 due to the rotation in place for the period 1 April — 31 March and as a result Peter McEniery was nominated for D20 and I was nominated for D As there were no further nominations Peter and I were then appointed to the positions.

Nominations were also called for D10 which is still vacant and again no nominations were received which was very disappointing. Councillor McEniery has agreed in the interim to continue representing that District as well. The intention of the meeting was to establish contact with one another, to share information and ideas and generally collaborate and network. Councillor Peter McEniery attended and addressed the meeting of members of ten clubs attending with one apology. Our thanks go to Ted Brock for his initiative in arranging this meeting with the result that it was agreed to hold three meetings each year.

The Council members have been busy over the past few months with visits to meetings throughout their Districts mainly to clubs celebrating their birthday celebrations. Friendship NZ supply Certificates to clubs celebrating birthdays starting with 15 years and then every 5 years after that when requested. There is a lot of Maori as well as European History in the area.

Cultural activities, shopping, history, beaches, views and great walkways combine to make "Porirua Plus" the promotional slogan currently in use. Mana Island and Kapiti islands off shore from Porirua, are under Dept of Conservation control and limited to 50 visitors a day. Pataka Museum is a contemporary museum and art gallery containing a treasure house of cultural expression.

It is the location of the landing of the the first organised migration to New Zealand in It comprises a combination of hills and valleys, the Hutt River and the sea. It is famed for its parks and gardens, while the river is popular for fishing. There are a number of heritage buildings and sites, as well as foreshore walks and safe swimming. New Zealand lies astride the southern "roaring forties" weather zone. By nature of the two main mountainous islands forming New Zealand and the Cook Strait waterway division between the North and South Islands, Wellington attracts plenty of fresh clean air with "gentle" breezes.

Envious cities, which have smog and humidity problems, refer to us as the "windy city". Locals prefer the clean, fresh and invigorating image.

For a different perspective of the city, take a harbour cruise or a ferry trip to Eastbourne, where there are craft shops, galleries and cafes. The harbour is home to a strong yachting fraternity, which enjoys all year round activities.

A forty five minute drive north of Wellington City is the Kapiti Coast, which include the urban areas of Raumati, Paraparaumu and Waikanae. Main attractions on the coast are the world-class Southward Car Museum and the Lindale Agricultural Centre - both with very nice cafes.

A one hour drive north east of Wellington lies the wine growing region of the Wairarapa. The region consists of more than 20 wineries. Small towns each with their own special characteristics make welcome stops for visitors. The Wellington Friendship Force, wellingtonfriendshipforce. Welcome to Wellington The capital city of New Zealand Located on a beautiful harbour, our city is young and vibrant.

Best months to visit February - April, October - November About Wellington Wellington as the Capital City, is the geographical centre of New Zealand and is the focus of the country's financial and political power.