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North Island New Zealand

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Ellerslie Masonic Centre

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All Masonic activity ceased on 2th March 2020

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Lights went back on in the EMC on 11th June when Masonic activity was resumed in New Zealand

English Freemasons Stranded in New Zealand

If you are an English Freemason waiting to return to the UK and want to make contact with the District Grand Lodge please contact

W Bro Barry Holland

+64 21 753 301

or the District Secretary

Ron Pemberton at


What elso did the DGDC do in lockdown?

Installation of the District Grand Master Designate W. Bro. Warren Weir

The Installation of the District Grand Master Designate, W.Bro. Warren Weir will take place at the Ellerslie Masonic Centre on 21st November 2020.

Newsletter No 7 from the Covid-19 District Emergency Committee 10/6/20

Covid 19 Newsletter No 7                                   

Dear Brethren,

Today is the day we have waited for.  Day one of Level one!  We thought we may have to wait a little longer but we are now here..

Today the District Grand Master Rt. Wor Bro Brian James Westhead has announced that all Lodges and Chapters are now fully open from today.   This announcement has been sent out to all Lodges and Chapters by our District Grand Secretary with more details to follow.

A Toast to Absent Brethren

In these unprecedented times where covid-19 is a global crisis, it’s important that we maintain our links and think not just of those Brethren we are used to seeing or hearing from frequently but, perhaps more especially, of those we haven’t seen for some time. The United Grand Lodge of England has been encouraging its members to raise a glass to Absent Brethren at 9pm wherever in the world you may be.

(From the GLMMM)

Thanks to our Brethren in the Province of Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire, a ‘tea at 3 o’clock’ toast has been started encouraging all Mark Master Masons throughout the world to take a cup of tea at 3pm and remember, phone or email a friend and brother to check they are ok. At the same time, sparing a thought for all Mark Master Masons throughout the Constitution, trusting that they are safe and well.


When you have had your fill of Netflix and news on COVID-19 from every imaginable angle. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁?

United Grand Lodge of England have the answer. Last year they unveiled their fantastic new learning and development website named 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗻 named after the biblical 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗻 who's temple construction features in masonic ritual.


This site is open to anyone mason or non-mason alike. For masons it is not recommended to explore beyond your current degree in Masonry because it will dilute the positive impact the ceremonies and ritual will have on you.                                https://solomon.ugle.org.uk/


Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles,
What an awesome sight'
Small and neat or large and round
Rainbow colours shining day and night

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles,
Some are there for all to see
Others seem to just drift free

Bath bubbles' Washing bubbles'
Cooking bubbles'
Playtime bubbles'
Bubble gum bubbles'

But now there is the best of all...
Family bubbles more and more
Full of smiles or tears and troubles
But these love bubbles are great
'Cause we can just decide
What we want to put inside'

So bubbles full of comfort, care and love
We treasure these so they don't break
They even grow bigger for goodness sake'

Bubbles full of sadness, tears or troubles...
Send them high above the sky
Past the stars, the moon and sun
And hey presto'
These bubbles fill with smiles and fun'

By: Celia Fraser

From our DG Poet - Joe Bau

This Corona thing I understand effects the lowly and the grand

The beggar or the titled few, perhaps me, it could be you

Creeping silently unheard, misunderstood and undeterred

Unselective with no bounds, oblivious to sight and sounds

We’re told the symptoms and what to do,

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