Kiwiana Buffet

Kiwiana Buffet

Join us and enjoy some traditional Kiwi fare with a twist.

Paua fritters with lemon sauce

Canterbury Lamb cutlets with Tamarillo relish

Snapper fillets with lemon, herbed mornay sauce

Roast kumara with flaky sea salt

Ohakune carrots with thyme infused honey

Autumn salad greens with old fashioned mayonnaise

L&P white chocolate mousse cake with poached feijoas and Hokey Pokey

TIME: From 12 noon

VENUE: Main Dining Room, Level 5

COST: $25.00 per person

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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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ASSOCIATE-PROFESSOR JOEL COLÓN-RIOS: FINDING THE PEOPLE IN THE NEW ZEALAND CONSTITUTION

ASSOCIATE-PROFESSOR JOEL COLÓN-RIOS: FINDING THE PEOPLE IN THE NEW ZEALAND CONSTITUTION

Associate-Professor Joel Colón-Rios

"Finding the People in the New Zealand Constitution"

Democracy means ‘rule by the people’, and we all think we live in a democracy. However, in what sense can one say that ‘the people’ rules in a contemporary society like New Zealand, where the formal participation of ‘the people’ in the making of political decisions is limited to the exercise of the right to vote in periodical electoral events (and where, once elected, representatives are not legally bound by the views of their constituents)?

In this talk, Joel Colón-Ríos will consider the ways in which different constitutions have dealt with this question, and invite us to reflect on whether New Zealand’s constitutional system provides a satisfactory answer to it. Joel is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington. Before joining Victoria in 2010, Joel was an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he also completed his doctoral studies.

5.30pm Registration & Arrival Drink

6.00pm Presentation

Presentation & drink only $10.00

Presentation & dinner $50.00

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PROFESSOR CAMPBELL MCLACHLAN: BREXIT

PROFESSOR CAMPBELL MCLACHLAN: BREXIT

 Professor Campbell McLachlan

"Brexit"

 

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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Mid-Winter Christmas Buffet

Mid-Winter Christmas Buffet

Who said Christmas only comes once a year?

Carols, traditional fare and good cheer.

Pea & ham soup

Roast turkey

Honeyed yams, duck fat potatoes

Christmas steamed pudding, brandy custard

TIME: From 12 noon

VENUE: Main Dining Room, Level 5

COST: $25.00 per person

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A Night with Lighthouse Gin

A Night with Lighthouse Gin

Inspired by the spectacular Cape Palliser Lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the North Island of New Zealand, each bottle of Lighthouse Gin contains a unique blend of botanicals, including fresh zest from New Zealand navel oranges and Yen Ben lemons.

The gin is handcrafted with water that travels from high in the Rimutaka Ranges, filtering down to a spring beside the prestigious Wharekauhau Country Estate in Palliser Bay.

Start the evening with a Lighthouse Gin welcome cocktail and meet Rachel Hall, the Lighthouse Gin Master Distiller.

6.00pm Level 6, arrival and welcome drink

DRESS: Business casual

COST: TBA

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Opera: Elixer of Love

Opera: Elixer of Love

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love. Set in an Antipodean country town at the turn of the 20th century, Simon Phillip's production of The Elixir of Love beautifully captures this opera’s light-hearted humour.

5.30pm Pre-theatre dinner, Level 6

6.45pm Transport to the Opera House

7.30pm Opera

$235.00 per person includes ticket, dinner & transport $70.00 per person includes dinner & transport only

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"

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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Dr Matteo Solinas: Block Chain and Bitcoin

Dr Matteo Solinas: Block Chain and Bitcoin

Dr Matteo Solinas "Block Chain and Bitcoin"

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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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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