Kia Ora / Welcome
The New Zealand Women’s Association welcomes all women with a strong New Zealand connection: whether you were born there, have family there or have worked there, joining the NZWA is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the company of like minded women while keeping the link with New Zealand.
Each year we have an interesting and diverse schedule of events including lunches and visits. Our lunches, usually with a guest speaker and always with New Zealand wines and excellent food are held regularly in the Penthouse at New Zealand House, where the views over London are spectacular in all weather. We also have visits/tours to a variety of interesting buildings, gardens, sports venues and exhibitions, alongside an annual outing such as our trip to Waddesdon Manor, Cookham, where we visited the John Lewis Heritage Centre and the Spencer Gallery.
Our September Drinks Party is a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy the great Penthouse views with a glass of New Zealand wine or bubbly and homemade canapés.
The Christmas lunch is a special start to everyone’s Christmas festivities with carols and a raffle. Our 2017 raffle proceeds were forwarded to the Hinemihi Restoration project. This Maori Meeting House in Clandon Park, Surrey, is in need of restoration and the Te Maru O Hinemihi committee are working with the National Trust to complete this; we are very pleased to be able to contribute to this little bit of New Zealand in the UK.
We have had some wonderful European trips over the past few years with visits to Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and Monet’s Garden. In October 2018 we went to Lille to visit Le Quesnoy and the Wellington Tunnels at Arras, both of which have important New Zealand connections from the 1st World War.
Additional optional activities are available through New Zealand Community groups as well as our sister organisations.
The NZWA has something to offer all women so please contact us and join us at one of our events. You will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.