Our monthly club meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the first Monday of each month (except January) at our clubhouse. Doors open from 7:00 pm.

We are at Whangarei Museum & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu (10 minutes west of downtown Whangarei), opposite Austin Road. Take the first entrance under the tall trees, follow the driveway alongside the railway line. We are at the rear of the complex.

Anyone interested or considering membership is welcome.

The meetings enable people to meet socially, catch up on recent information, display their finds or work, and listen to or join in discussions and talks on all sorts of related topics. Sometimes guest speakers are available.

A small library is open at meetings from which books and other Club magazines may be borrowed.  The Club is affiliated to the National Association of Rock & Mineral Clubs in New Zealand. There are 17 affiliated Clubs throughout the country, which provides a wide range of contacts when visiting other areas.

The Club has a Management Committee which handles much of the business side of the Club, to save time at the full Club meetings.  Committee meetings are held at the clubrooms at about 3pm on the third Sunday a of the month after the clubrooms close for the day. Annual General Meetings are held each May.

Spotlight & Interest Tables

These tables are set up at our club meetings with the object of exchanging information among members and to assist furthering our knowledge of the hobby. A specific topic is chosen to be highlighted on the Spotlight Table. This gives us the opportunity to display and discuss material relative to the topic and sometimes share supporting written documents (suitably referenced). Information and photos are provided for our hard-working Newsletter Editor who provides useful articles for our bi-monthly newsletter.

The Interest Table provides a forum to display material from previous field trips, (or items requiring identification), items of interest, photos, newspaper cuttings, “brag” items, mistakes (so others don’t make them), in fact, anything that could be of interest to other members.

Items displayed should be labelled with your name, and a note of source and identification of the material if known. This assists others in viewing the tables and the discussion leaders. Be prepared to assist the leaders with further comments during discussion of the table.

All members are encouraged to participate in these displays and spread the knowledge we all have as individuals.