The Sovereign Chapters and Councils of New Zealand (Midland)

The Auckland Metropolitan Province consists of three Sovereign Chapters and two Sovereign Councils.

Sovereign Chapters

Zealandia No. 30 - Formed on 28 January 1914

Meets in Concord Masonic Hall, Frank Street, Christchurch, on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December.

The Installation takes place during the March meeting.

Nelson No. 35 - Formed on 20 July 1919

Meets in Masonic Hall, Collingwood Street, Nelson on first Monday in March and first Monday of May, August and November.

The Installation takes place during the March meeting.

Aorangi No. 42 - Formed on 30 August 1922

Meets in Masonic Hall, Bank Street, Timaru, on the last Friday in March, May, August and November.

The Installation takes place during the March meeting.

Sovereign Councils

Nelson No. 51 - Formed on 22 October 1980
Meets in Masonic Temple, Collingwood Street, Nelson, in April and October.

The Installation takes place during the April meeting.

Canterbury No. 54 - Formed on 5 August 1982
Meets in the Concord Masonic Hall, Frank Street, Christchurch, and the Masonic Hall, Bank Street, Timaru on the third Saturday of April and September.

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.