Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the many casualties of Covid-19 and the lockdown has been charitable organisations such as Freemasonry.With gatherings not permitted, the social aspect of such organisations was the first to be suspended, but the philanthropic work carries on. Ruapehu Masonic District Grand Master Ash Williamson says Freemasonry New Zealand responded immediately to the pandemic.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Stand Children’s Services in Half Moon Bay has hosted a morning tea to thank the Freemasons Foundation for a recent donation.
Stand regional manager Pene Frost says she feels incredibly grateful to the Freemasons for the contribution to the children.
“We had two playgrounds the children could not use because there was no cushion fall bark. It was $13,000 to replace it.”
Reading Time: 2 minutes Whangarei to celebrate 100 years of service by identical twin brothers, Bruce and Bryan Wiig. Originally from Bluff, both men were initiated into Freemasonry on the 15th July 1967 in Lodge Fortitude No 64. Over the years they have both moved away with Bruce now living in Auckland with wife Carol and Bryan in Whangarei with wife Marie.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Freemasons Foundation has donated $50,000 to the New Zealand Rugby Foundation which partners with New Zealand’s seriously injured rugby players.
The donation was announced at a charity evening hosted by the Freemasons Foundation at the North Shore Masonic Centre in Albany, on the night of the second test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions rugby team.