A message the Chairman of the Organising Committee 

On behalf of the Organising Committee it is my great pleasure to offer you and your partner a warm welcome to our capital city and the 36th Grand Convocation of our Order which will be held at the Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Wellington boasts some fine attractions if you have a little time to spare while you’re here. In addition to the wide range of shops in the central city “Golden Mile” there is Te Papa Museum with its Weta Workshop Gallipoli exhibition, an outstanding Great War exhibit by Sir Peter Jackson at Pukeahu War Memorial Park, and our Convocation venue is in the neighbourhood of Sir Peter’s “Wellywood” headquarters in Miramar.

We all hope you will enjoy your stay with us and take away fond memories of this Convocation, we’re looking forward to seeing you!

Terry Knight





Malcolm StoneHi Ladies and Brethren,

I welcome you to the 2018 Grand Convocation in the capital city.

Our organising committee is working hard to ensure the event is a success and I hope that you enjoy your time with us. I hope, too that you can avail yourself of those attractions of Wellington which you were unable to see in 2017.

All we need is your participation and the weather to treat us as kindly as it did last year.

Fraternal regards,

Malcolm Stone
DGSR  District of NZ Central
GSR Elect




Registration (Secret Monitor Member only, there is no charge for Partners and guests $65
Meet And Greet (Friday), per person $20
Banquet per person (a cash bar will operate) $60


Convocation Registration

Closes 28 July 2017.

Please register on line by clicking here or on the "Register" button on the Grand Convocation (previous) Page. Self-registration on-line is the preferred option.

Payment may be made by cheque (if registering using the regsitration form) or by direct credit. Direct credit is the preferred method.

Your deposit must be made to bank account 02-0528-0033898-001. Please ensure that you enter your name as the reference. If you pay by cheque please make your cheque payable to OSM Grand Convocation.


Convocation Venues

All functions, the Business Session, and Grand Installation will be in the Brentwood Hotel.






Accommodation has been arranged with the Brentwood Hotel.

If you intend staying at the Brentwood you must arrange it with the hotel yourself and quote this reference when you contact them: 77911

The cost of a room (up to two people) is $147.50.


16 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 0508 273 689


The Hotel requests that you contact them directly. Please do not use a booking agency such as Triago, Expedia, or



Dress Code

  Friday Night "Meet and Greet" Smart Casual  
  Business Session Smart Casual. Regalia is not required.  
  Grand Installation Dinner/Lounge Suit and Regalia  
  Banquet Dinner/Lounge Suit  


Tour for Ladies

A visit to the New Zealand Parliament has been arranged

Parliament House

followed by lunch at the BackBencher Pub just across Molesworth Street from Parliament. The BackBencher is reknowned for its caricatures of parliamentarians and other notable NZ figures.

BackBencher Pub

The BackBencher Pub











Lunch will be at your own cost and, depending on choice, will be in the range $10 - $30.

After lunch you will be able to visit the Wellington Museum on the waterfron, or have a cup of coffee at one of the many cafés and restaurants in the area.