Dinner with Rod McDonald & Quarter Acre Wines

Dinner with Rod McDonald & Quarter Acre Wines

Rod McDonald spent nine years as winemaker at Vidal Estate in Hawke's Bay and was awarded New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2006. he left later that year with a few ideas about what Hawke's Bay wines could be like, where the great ones would come fro m, and started Rod McDonald Wines to prove it.

According to Rod "The Quarter Acre dream is a very New Zealand thing. It's a hard idea to get hold of, but, like the wines, it's very much grounded in the earth".

Enjoy an evening with excellent food matched with excellent wines from Quarter Acre.

6.30pm Arrival for 7.00pm Dinner with matched wines

Dress: Business casual

Cost: $90.00 per person

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 177th Annual General Meeting of Members of the Wellington Club Incorporated will be held in the Clubhouse, 88 The Terrace, Wellington, on Thursday 26 July 2018 at 6.00pm.

Dinner will follow the meeting on Level 5 from 7.30pm.
Dress: Lounge suit/Evening Wear
Partners are invited. 

Positions and Committee Nominations
Nominations for the positions of President and Vice-President and for the seven Members of the Committee for the ensuing year will close on 6 July 2018.

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Adults Cooking Class

Adults Cooking Class

Seafood and Eat It

Level 6, 5.30pm
Dress: Appropriate Cooking Attire and Flat Shoes
$80.00 per person

Learn how to fillet fish like a professional, shuck an oyster and prepare a crayfish. Alfie’s love of life on the ocean will no doubt ensure there are plenty of tales about the one that got away and top tips for preparing seafood like a pro.

Following the class, enjoy a seafood dinner and a glass of wine.

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Associate Professor Nicole Moreham: Pike River, Media Intrusion into Grief

Associate Professor Nicole Moreham: Pike River, Media Intrusion into Grief

Associate Professor Nicole Moreham

"Pike River, Media Intrusion into Grief"

Associate-Professor Nicole Moreham specialises in the law of privacy. She is the principal editor and contributor to leading English privacy work, The Law of Privacy and the Media (3ed, Oxford University Press, 2016) and has published numerous articles on the protection of privacy in England and Wales, New Zealand, and Europe (including in the Law Quarterly Review, Cambridge Law Journal and Modern Law Review). Before joining the Law Faculty at Victoria of Wellington in 2006, Dr Moreham was a permanent Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge. She also completed her Masters and PhD at Caius under the supervision of the late Tony Weir (the former funded by a Commonwealth Scholarship and the latter by a Tapp Studentship and Ethel Benjamin Award). Before leaving for Cambridge in 1998, she completed an Honours degree at the University of Canterbury and worked as a judge’s clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal.

Kumutoto Room Level Six,

Dress: Business Casual

5.30pm – Registration and welcome drink

6.00pm – Presentation Presentation and drink only $10.00

Optional dinner following presentation, welcome drink and supper $50.00.

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Chess

Chess

Chess - last Tuesday of each month.

The Wellington Club Chess group meets every last Tuesday of the month for a three
course dinner and some social games (of a quality that can be excused after a few
glasses of wine). All those interested are encouraged to join, Mr Sylvester Shamy
and Mr Manuel Pedreschi are co-convening this special interest group and would be
pleased to share their interest and knowledge with other members. The group plans
for many social events in 2017 including a simultaneous game – a chance for several
players to play one player at once. To book, contact Jane or see the reception team.

6.00pm Drinks on own account

6.30pm Dinner – three course
meal including a glass of wine.

Chess following dinner.
$45.00 per person.

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Professor Alberto Costi: International Law and International Relations in the Time of Donald Trump

Professor Alberto Costi: International Law and International Relations in the Time of Donald Trump

Professor Alberto Costi

“International Law and International Relations in the Time of Donald Trump”

 

Professor Alberto Costi's main teaching and research interests are in public international law, with specialisations in the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law,  the law of international organisations and international environmental law, and in comparative law and EU law. In all those areas, he has published extensively, presented papers at numerous international conferences, commented in the media and appeared before parliamentary committees. He has also advised a number of governments and other bodies on international law and EU law issues. He currently sits on the editorial or advisory board of Environmental Policy and Governance,  the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific, the Revue Quebecoise de Droit International, the New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review and the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law. He is a member of the New Zealand International Humanitarian Law Committee and serves as the Secretary-General of the International Law Association New Zealand Branch and the Vice-President of the New Zealand Association for Comparative Law.

Kumutoto Room Level Six,

Dress: Business Casual

5.30pm Registration and welcome drink

6.00pm Presentation

Presentation and drink only $10.00 Dinner and presentation $50.00

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Poker

Poker

7.30pm,

$20 entry fee

Poker tournaments are under way and are planned for the second Tuesday of every month.

A minimum number of six players is required. 

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Dr Matteo Solinas: Block Chain and Bitcoin

Dr Matteo Solinas: Block Chain and Bitcoin

Dr Matteo Solinas "Block Chain and Bitcoin"

 

Dr Matteo Solinas joined the Law Faculty of Victoria University of Wellington in August 2015. He was formerly a senior lecturer in corporate and financial law at the University of Glasgow. In 2008, he worked as legal researcher at the Financial Markets Law Committee c/o Bank of England and he is now a consultant expert for UNIDROIT. Prior to undertaking an academic career, Matteo practiced criminal law and corporate law in Milan. He is also a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and a member of Lincoln's Inn.

Kumutoto Room Level Six,

Dress: Business Casual

5.30pm Registration and welcome drink

6.00pm Presentation

Presentation and drink only $10.00 Dinner and presentation $50.00

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Parisian Buffet

Parisian Buffet

The special buffet fro august has a French flair to the menu

Traditional French onion soup with crusty baguette and toasted cheese

Coq au vin with potato gratin

Parisian family cassoulet

Roast brussel sprouts

Crepes Suzette

TIME: From 12 noon

VENUE: Level 5, Main Dining Room

COST: $25.00 per person

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Professor Karin Lasthuizen Brian Picot: Ethical leadership: A complex and messy phenomenon

Professor Karin Lasthuizen Brian Picot: Ethical leadership: A complex and messy phenomenon

Professor Karin Lasthuizen Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership

"Ethical leadership: A complex and messy phenomenon"

Professor Karin Lasthuizen is a Professor at the School of Management and holder of the Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership; one of the six Professorial Chairs at the Victoria Business School who lead research on important contemporary issues.

Karin’s research and consultancy work focus on ethical leadership and ethics management in public and private sector organisations and she specialises in methodology for research into organisational unethical behaviours (OUB) such as corruption and fraud. She has over 60 publications on leadership, ethics management, corruption and policing in national and international journals and books.

Kumutoto Room Level Six,

Dress: Business Casual

5.30pm Registration and welcome drink

6.00pm Presentation

Presentation and drink only $10.00 Dinner and presentation $50.00

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Annual Members Only Dinner

Annual Members Only Dinner

WITH GUEST SPEAKER Justice Stephen Kós

6.30pm Level 5

$95.00 per person. Black Tie and Decorations/Evening Wear. 

Please note, this is the only formal event on the Club calendar that is open to
Members of the Wellington Club only.

Justice Stephen Kós was a partner in Perry Wylie Pope & Page and Russell McVeagh before joining the bar in 2005 and taking silk in 2007.  He became a High Court Judge in 2011, Court of Appeal Judge in 2015 and President of that Court in 2016.  His particular legal interests are legal history and civil and criminal justice reform.  His other interests are fly fishing, architecture, history (particularly of law and politics), travel and English motor cars.  His wife wishes he would lose interest in the last subject. 

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Club Trip to Awaroa Lodge

Club Trip to Awaroa Lodge

There's nowhere quite like the Abel Tasman National Park in spring! Calm, glistening sea, crisp cool air and a roaring log fire to greet you. Join fellow Club Members for a two-night stay at beautiful Awaroa Lodge.

Package Price $399.00 per person for 2 nights (Share twin)

2 nights accommodation

Return water taxi transfer from Kaiteriteri

All meals included.

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All Blacks V South Africa

All Blacks V South Africa

Wellington will host the eagerly anticipated rematch with a young, talented Springbok side. 2017 in Cape Town proved that the South Africans can bounce back after defeat and compete with the All Blacks, only losing by a single point. The Springboks would have developed confidence in their game plan and will hope to replicate their performance, ultimately with a different result.

The All Blacks will no doubt be keen to secure a win on home soil and gain that psychological advantage. Remember these teams will meet in Japan in 2019 where both were drawn in Pool B. The prospect of a World Cup match up will add another element to the game. Prepare for nothing short of a physical game.

The Club will be serving dinner and screening the game or if you have tickets, come along to the Club first for pre-dinner drinks and substantial canapes.

From 6.00pm, Drake's Acre

6.30pm Dinner

7.35pm Rugby screening

Dinner $45.00 per person plus beverages

Canapes $20.00 per person plus beverages

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

Special Buffet for September

Whitebait fritter with Hollandaise sauce

Roast spring Canterbury legs of lamb with mint jelly and gravy

New season asparagus with lemon infused olive oil

Rosemary roasted potatoes

Spring carrots with orange glaze

Vanilla citrus pots with poached tamarillos

 

Time: From 12 noon, level 5

Cost: $25.00 per person

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World of Wearable Art

World of Wearable Art

As has happened in the past years, we have been lucky to obtain tickets to the WOW Dress Rehearsal Show to support the Neonatal Trust. Leave your world behind and enter into another world, a journey into the unimaginable, a place of reflection, dreams and wonder. In 2018, celebrate with us 30 years of World of WearableArt, where we reflect on the phenomenon that is WOW, and look to the future, where the limits of the imagination are boundless.

One thing is certain, you will be inspired and captivated by the extraordinary and for a moment you’ll... leave your world behind.

5.00PM, Dinner on Level 6

7.15PM, Recommended time to leave the Club for the TSB Arena

8.00PM, Show commencement

$170.00 per person, dinner and show ticket.

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GET READY FOR A TOUR OF THE BIG APPLE! 

GET READY FOR A TOUR OF THE BIG APPLE! 

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR THE 2018 WELLINGTON CLUB BALL

From back-alley jazz bars in Soho to the High-line walkway, this year's event will showcase all that is light and bright about the city that never sleeps!

Tickets are $140 each and include sumptuous food from New York's famous districts from themed vendors, themed cocktails, and entertainment to excite even the most hardened yellow-cab driver!

Dress to impress in glitzy black tie for a not-to-be-missed night on the town.

From 6.00pm till late

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Members' & Sons' Dinner

Members' & Sons' Dinner


WITH GUEST SPEAKER

Grant Robertson

Minister of Finance, Minister of Sport and Recreation and Associate Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage. 

6.30pm, Level 5

Black Tie/Evening Wear

$95.00 per person

Hon Grant Robertson was born in Palmerston North and lived in Hastings before his family settled in Dunedin. Grant’s belief in social justice and a desire to see every New Zealander able to achieve their potential led him to politics, and he has been the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since 2008. 

Grant studied politics at Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1995. His involvement in the campaign against user-pays education led him to become President of the Otago University Students Association, and later Vice President and then Co-President of the New Zealand University Students Association. After leaving university, Grant joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was also posted to the United Nations in New York.

On his return to New Zealand, he became an advisor to then-Minister of Environment Marian Hobbs, then to Prime Minister Helen Clark. In Opposition, Grant was Finance
Spokesperson and has previously held spokesperson roles for Labour in Employment, Skills & Training, Economic Development, Tertiary Education, State Services, Health, and Arts, Culture & Heritage.

Grant met his partner Alf in 1998 playing rugby, and their family now includes two grandchildren. In 2009 they were joined in a civil union.

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Opera Evening

Opera Evening

6.30pm for 7.00pm

Level 5, Dress: Black Tie, Evening Wear

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

$90.00 per person.

The Freemason Foundation is a major sponsor of NZ Opera and the Club is excited to be able to announce we have once again been offered an evening of opera.

Enjoy a superb evening of fine food and superlative voices of up and coming New Zealand Opera stars. These artists, all recipients of Freemason scholarship funds, will present a sparkling evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre, comprising many well-known favourites and some not so well-known gems.

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