Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Travel Advisory - 20th Saptember 2017

Latest Australian High Commission Travel Advisory

This Travel Advisory has advice for those intending to travel to the Caribbean.
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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Latest Australian High Commission Travel Advisory

This Travel Advisory has advice for those intending to travel to Mecca.
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Blog Usage

This site has not been visited sufficiently to warrant continuation.   😢

1. During the first week since it's existence there were 7 visitors who registered as followers. Since then no further registered followers.
2. With all posts there has been no feedback in the form of comments except for several listed as anonymous from the authors.
3. Many people have verbally asked committee members asked for information such as
i. Where can I get a copy of the Constitution?,
ii. Where can I get an Application form for membership?,
iii. Who are the current Committee members?,
iv. How can I contact the New Zealand or Australian High Commissions?,
v. What other ANZA groups exist worldwide and do they have websites?,
vi. Who can contribute to the content of the blog?,
vii. Where can I get notification of any new blog entries?,
viii. Are past Newsletters accessible?,
ix. Where do visitors to the blog come from?,

The answer to the last question does not appear within the blog content. However the current statistics suggest in the last week the following:

New Zealand
South Africa
4  !
United States

Strangely all the other questions are answered on the blog.

4 visits a week from South Africa does not justify continuing with the blog.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

ANZA Car Rally 2017 has been scheduled for 25th June 2017

This event was a very popular event!  😂

A very popular event in the past has been a regular family Car Rally.  It was rejuvenated last year and was rated highly popular with Johann von Bargan from Pro Driving Tactics being the organiser with a few cryptic questions.

Johann who is also known as East Coast Radio's "Traffic Guy" will again provide the route and the questionnaire.
The details follow and please note this event is open to the public.
To view and or download a flyer please    click hear. 


Image flyer follows

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Something Quite Different from Australia

One of Sydney's most popular radio stations, 2GB, interviewed Dick Smith who is a very successful businessman, on the issue of immigration in Australia.
Allan Jones who is one of 2GB's most listened to talkback hosts interviewed Dick Smith on this issue of continued immigration and it's impact on major city development.

This interview "says it as it is" and is worth the 15 minutes it takes to listen.
The discussion was recorded as a podcast and can be directly accessed by clicking here.  (It does take a while to load)

Other podcasts and listen live can be reached by going to the website

This is a shift from the norm on the site and we would like some feedback. It might be interesting to create an additional page that has occasional stories from both New Zealand and Australia.

The KZN Heritage, Cultural & Environmental Events Society

The KZN Heritage, Cultural & Environmental Events Society Events list and contacts for May 2017 has been added to the Newsletter page

Friday, 21 April 2017

ANZAC Day 2017

Just a friendly reminder.
ANZAC Day Memorial Service and Dinner is in 4 days time.
If you are wishing to joining us we need to know numbers for the dinner for catering purposes. We will be giving approximate numbers later today to the caterers though we can include just a few more if need be.

The moving service presented by the Reverend Clive Jacobsen starts at 18h30 after which we are piped through to the NMR Officer's Mess for drinks and sign the visitors guest book and at about 19h00 or soon after those have booked for dinner proceed to the Dixie Adams Hall for the dinner.

We have chosen to engage "Peppers and Pans" as our preferred caterers having had excellent faire at a reasonable price last year.

Have a look at the menu below in the last posting!

This year we are pleased to have the Melbourne Rebels Rugby team attending the service and they will be enjoying a few drinks at the "Boot and Spur" pub that is on the ground floor at NMR HQ after the service.

The Australian and New Zealand Association is truly grateful to have Natal Mounted Rifles allowing us to have use of their facilities for ANZAC Day and several other events over many years.

As always there is secure parking at NMR

If you miss out on this event there will be a Potjie competition, a Beerfest and a very popular Car Rally and maybe a wine tasting later this year.
To keep advised you can enter your email address in the relevant box at top left of this page to get notice of future posting.

For late bookings please contact :

Chairman - Eleanor Brosnihan 031 314 4630 / 072 156 6097

Saturday, 15 April 2017

ANZAC Day 2017

A.N.Z.A   Newsflash
Just an important reminder of the next upcoming event

25 April 2017 – ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day is an important day in the history of all Australians and New Zealanders, remembering the landings at Gallipoli.

The memorial service, as in the past years will be held at the NMR Cenotaph at NMR Headquarters, opposite Durban Country Club. We are happy to confirm that the Right Reverend Clive Jacobsen will conduct the service.

Please invite any New Zealanders or Australians that you may know, to attend. Invitations have been extended to the New Zealand, British and Australian Embassies, the Durban Mayoral Office, the Moths Association and SA Legion. 

At the conclusion of the service, which starts promptly at 18.30, everyone attending is welcome to join us for an evening meal at the Dining Room/Pub facility.

The fixed menu, at a cost of R180.00 per person,  is as follows:





Basket of Mini Rolls, sliced Health Bread and Mini Bread Sticks

Butter, Olive Tapenade, Tomato Pesto and Hummus


Sliced Roast Beef Served with Horseradish gravy
Sliced Honey Glazed Gammon topped with Pineapple pieces and cherries
Thai Chicken Curry
Sambals and Chutney
Savoury Rice
Creamed Spinach & Feta
Oven Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
Homemade Chilli Sauce
Greek Salad Platter Served with Assorted Salad Dressings


Homemade Malva Pudding Topped with a Caramel Sauce
Hot Vanilla Custard

Aged Cheddar Cheese
Local Brie
Mild Blue Cheese
Grapes, Dried Fruits, Nuts, Crackers and Cheese Jams

 Assorted Herbal Teas and Coffee
Mini Lindt Chocolates

We need actual numbers for catering and laying of wreaths.

Please provide the following:
If intending to lay a wreath or Cross
If staying for the dinner.

Information can be forwarded to:
Any committee member you know or to one of the following Committee members: 

President - Andy Tribe 031 262 6819(h) /  073 808 9986
Chairman - Eleanor Brosnihan 031 314 4630 / 072 156 6097
Deputy Chairman - Jane Murray - 031 209 6408/ 082 454 6888
Acting Treasurer - Andy Tribe - 031 262 6819(h) /  073 808 9986
Secretary - Glenda Dee 031 262 2358 / 078 174 2529
Scribe - Gina and Geoff Marder 031 764 5949 / 083 269 1691
Strategic Planner - David  Brosnihan  031 314 4630 / 083 309 6597
Deputy Secretary - Pam von Aulock  031 262 9162 / 087 334 9863
Robyn Geisler - 031 7657212 / 082 925 5690
Lynne Johnson - 031 312 5411 / 082 921 3006   OR

Email:  (this email is received by all committee members)