Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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

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. 


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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 2GB.com

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: anzakzn@gmail.com  (this email is received by all committee members)

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Natal Mounted Rifles - 163rd Anniversary

The Natal Mounted Rifles - 163rd Anniversary
The Officer Commanding Natal Mounted Rifles, Lt Col Mike J Rowe, Cordially invites ANZA members and partners to this Anniversary on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 1800 in the Officers Mess. Military Dress 3a or civilians, Jacket and tie. Ladies as appropriate.

Please RSVP  to Andy Tribe by Thursday 30th of  March..

Those who have attended any recent ANZAC Day function will recall The Officer’s Mess.

Previously Durban's Airport
NMR has been a strong supporter of ANZA in jointly making ANZAC Day something special over recent years and recently we have had the use of the Boot and Spur facilities for both our Hangi in 2015 and the Car Rally in September last year. By all accounts both of these were highly rated popular events.

Look forward to seeing those who can attend.
Note: snacks are provided and liquid refreshments are available at very reasonable cost. 👍

Any further information? Please contact Andy Tribe.

Andy Tribe

mobile: 073 808 9986 or
email: penunga@gmail.com