Colin Donald MacDonald 29.11.1925 – 22.09.2020 Colin was an amazing person who touched the lives of all in Clan Donald Canterbury. He was a foundation member when the Clan was formed in February 1991, and went on to become President in 1994-1996. He loved life, family, fun and a dram. During the early years of […]
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Each year Clan Donald Canterbury arrange a 3-day weekend away for Clan members. Some years we have travelled outside the Canterbury area, however we have also discovered many interesting and delightful small towns within a short drive of Christchurch. So, this year we stayed at Darfield (population 2,900) which is 50 kms from Christchurch. Darfield […]
The Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council held this year’s Kirkin of the Tartan on Sunday 11 October, in conjunction with The Village Presbyterian Church weekly Sunday service. This was held in their new church at 365a Ilam Road. This replaced the old St Stephens Church which was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. There was a good […]
As a result of Covid-19 several events for this year have had to be cancelled. Therefore to have a get together for Clan members, a social evening was held at Alan MacDonald’s house on Saturday evening 29 August 2020. It was a BYO takeaway food and drink evening attended by 14 members who enjoyed the […]
On the evening of Saturday the 1st of August, over 100 guests attended the Celebratory Dinner, hosted by Clan Donald Auckland at the Quality Hotel in Parnell, Auckland. The Dinner was to celebrate the appointment of Andrew Wilkie as High Commissioner for New Zealand. Andrew is the third Clan Donald Auckland member to be appointed […]
The AGM of the Associated Clan Donald Societies of New Zealand was hosted by Clan Donald Auckland on the afternoon of the 1st of August at the Quality Hotel in Parnell Auckland. Present were Christine Martin, President/Secretary CDNZ, Andrew Wilkie, High Commissioner, Alan MacDonald, High Commissioner Emeritus, Tom McDonald, North Island Commissioner, Elwyn Martin, South […]
On July the 19th thirty two members from several Scottish Clans joined the Scottish Heritage Council for the annual Tartan Day luncheon. The Clans that were in attendance were Clan Ross, Clan Grant, Clan Campbell, Clan Davidson, Clan MacLeod, Clan Cochrane, Clan Johnston/e and twelve members of Clan Donald. We were slightly later holding the […]
The following announcement is from Major Bruce W Macdonald, Ret’d, the Chamberlain to The High Council of Clan Donald, Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that the High Council of Clan Donald has accepted the nomination of Mr Andrew Wilkie of Auckland, New Zealand and has agreed to […]
A group of Clan Donald Hawke’s Bay members met for lunch on Saturday the 7th of March at the well known Patangata Tavern in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Tavern is on its own in the countryside and around 12 kilometres towards the east coast from Waipawa, and virtually next to the Tukituki River. The Tukituki […]
A small but very keen group of Clan Donald Hawke’s Bay members gathered for the first event of the year. This was held at Bruce and Halina McGechan’s residence in Waipawa in Central Hawke’s Bay, on Saturday the 22nd of February. After putting the final touches to the pavilion, it was time for a break, and […]