The Sovereign Chapters and Councils of New Zealand (Central)

The Central Province consists of five Sovereign Chapters and one Sovereign Council.

Sovereign Chapters

Waikato No. 37 - Formed on 10 August 1920

Meets in Hamilton East Masonic Centre. Grev Street. Hamilton, on the first Wednesday in March, May, August and November.

The Installation takes place during the March meeting.

Rose & Thistle No. 41 - Formed on 7 July 1922
Meets in Masonic Hall, Childers Road, Gisborne, on the fourth Monday in February, August and November, and the first Saturday of May.

The Installation takes place during the May meeting.

Unity No. 60 - Formed on 22 October 1935

Meets in Scottish Masonic Hall, Broadway, Stratford, on second Saturday in March. June, September and December.

The Installation takes place during the June meeting.

Waipa No. 147 - Formed on 1 December 1965

Meets in Masonic Hall, Sloane Street, Te Awamutu, on the last Tuesday in March, June, August and November.

The Installation takes place during the August meeting.

Phoenix No. 160 - Formed on 26 November 1969
Meets in Awatea Masonic Hall, 170 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, on the second Saturday in February, third Saturday in April, July and October.

The Installation takes place during the October meeting.

Sovereign Councils

Waikato No. 24 - Formed on 1 December 1960
Meets in the premises of the Hamilton East Masonic Centre, Grey Street, Hamilton, on fourth Saturday in June, March and September and first Saturday in December.

The Installation takes place during the June meeting.

New Zealand

Return to the New Zealand page which will allow you to view details on the 4 provinces in New Zealand controlling the fifteen 18° Degree Chapters and the five 30° Degree Councils under the authority of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in Scotland.

About New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses, that of the North and South Islands ‒ as well as numerous smaller islands.

New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.

Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans.