Little Chefs in the Kitchen: Gelato-making class

Little Chefs in the Kitchen: Gelato-making class

Go behind the scenes at one of Wellington’s most popular gelato bars, Carrello del Gelato, to learn how to make gelato and sorbet - from measuring, to mixing, to naming the tasty creations. Kids will enjoy a lunch of pizza, before learning the tricks of the trade. They will also get to take home a 500ml tub of both the gelato and sorbet they have made on the day.

Details

Tuesday 16 July | 12pm | $50 per child

Book Club

Book Club

Join convener, Ann Mildenhall, every month to discuss your favourite (or latest) book over a glass of wine. Each member is asked to bring a book of their choice to introduce to the group for discussion. So grab a book (or Kindle) and come join us for an evening of story-sharing and socialising.

There are only 12 spaces available, so be sure to book fast.

Details

Time: 4pm
Venue: Wellesley Room, Fourth Floor
 

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Special Buffet: Chef's Classics

Special Buffet: Chef's Classics

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Green pea and smoked ham soup

Gurnard, mussel and prawn pies with a herb crumble topping

Lamb shanks braised with black olives and root vegetables

Agria potato mash

Savoy cabbage with streaky bacon

Vanilla crème brûlée

English stilton steeped in De Bortoli Old Boys' 21-year-old port with walnut cake

Details

TIME: 12pm - 2pm
VENUE: Level 5, Main Dining Room
COST: $30 per person
DRESS: Business Casual

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Gamekeeper's Dinner

Gamekeeper's Dinner

Scott McNeil, from Awatoru, along with Club members Richard Kemp and Mical Treadwell are braving the wicked winter weather to bring us a taste of the wild yet again. This not to be missed dinner will include a multi-course feast of foraged flavours from sea and sky, farm and forest, vineyard and grove.

Details

Thursday 18 July | 6.30pm | $90 per person
Dress: Jacket and tie

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Truffle hunt

Truffle hunt

Heatherlea Oaks is a 10-acre lifestyle block situated in the Horowhenua region. Owners Arthur and Linda Cooper have planted 230 Hazelnut and Oat trees which after careful monitoring and irrigation have been producing export-quality Perigold black truffle for six years. The pungent and aromatic taste of the Perigold black truffle is a delicacy admired around the world. Arthur and Linda, with their faithful truffle dog Pippa, take pride in harvesting and grading for culinary standards and assure the delivery of top grade, fresh black truffle.

The Club is organising a trip to the farm on Tuesday 23 July to tour the truffière and gardens, followed by a truffle hunt with Pippa. Two nights later, on Thursday 25 July, the Club will host a dinner to celebrate truffles.

So book now for one, or both events. It is sure to be a highlight of the Club calendar this year.

Details

Tuesday 23 July | 10am | $55 per person

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Victoria at the Club: The current industrial revolution

Victoria at the Club: The current industrial revolution

Victoria at the Club with Associate Professor Dr Leon Gurevitch

Depending on who you read, many academics and commentators have argued that we are in the midst of a third, fourth or fifth industrial revolution. The claims made are that our new industrial revolution is seeing exponential change in our industrial, economic and social fabric that is reminiscent of previous revolutions. But how much are these claims put forward as a useful narrative that helps sell books, and how much are we really witnessing revolutionary change? Taking the rapid development in technology and design processes, methods and outputs over the last two decades, and looking ahead to the next twenty years, this talk considers where we are in our current industrial surroundings, what its implications are for New Zealand and its potential near to medium term impacts on geopolitics.

Dr Leon Gurevitch is Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design where he teaches photography and computational culture. Leon is a member of the UCLA Cultural Analytics Group and has many published works.

Details

Venue: Wellesley Room, Fourth Floor
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: $12 for members / $15 for non-members for presentation and arrival drink, $50 for presentation, arrival drink and dinner
Dress: Business Casual

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Truffle Dinner

Truffle Dinner

Indulge in a three-course dinner at the Club to celebrate truffles.

Two days prior to this dinner, some members will have visited Heatherlea Oaks - a 10-acre lifestyle block situated in the Horowhenua region. Owners Arthur and Linda Cooper planted 230 Hazelnut and Oat trees which after careful monitoring and irrigation have been producing export-quality Perigold black truffle for six years. The pungent and aromatic taste of the Perigold black truffle is a delicacy admired around the world. Arthur and Linda, with their faithful truffle dog Pippa, take pride in harvesting and grading for culinary standards and assure the delivery of top grade, fresh black truffle.

At this dinner, Arthur will share his story - the highs and lows of owning a truffière.

This dinner is sure to be a highlight of the Club calendar this year.

Details

Thursday 25 July | 6.30pm | $130 per person
Dress: Jacket and tie

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Rugby at the Club

Rugby at the Club

Make the Club your go-to for pre-match drinks and dinner.

On Saturday 27 July, the Club will open for you to enjoy pre-drinks and a special menu before heading to the All Blacks v Springboks game at Westpac Stadium. For those of you wanting to stay in the comforts of the Club, we will show the game on our big screen on the sixth floor.

Email communications@wellingtonclub.co.nz to book your table

Chess night

Chess night

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 2018, including a simultaneous game, which is a chance for several players to play one player at once.

Details

6pm: Drinks on own account
6.30pm: Three-course dinner, including a glass of wine
Chess following dinner
$45 per person

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Annual Members & Sons' Dinner

Annual Members & Sons' Dinner

Guest speaker Emeritus Professor Roger Robinson is known for representing England and New Zealand as a runner, covering the Boston Marathon bombings as an award-winning sports journalist, and publishing the seminal Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature.

Details

Thursday 1 August | 6.30pm | $95 per person
Dress: Black tie

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Victoria at the Club: Māori justice and human rights: Cultural clash or cultural concomitance?

Victoria at the Club: Māori justice and human rights: Cultural clash or cultural concomitance?

Victoria at the Club with Māmari Stephens

Professor Māmari Stephens will explore a couple of selected aspects of Māori jurisprudence in order to ask the following question: what space there can be for the recognition of, and protection for, human rights within what can be described as Māori jurisprudence? In short, there is room; and the walls between Māori jurisprudential practice and thought, and human rights thinking and analysis, may be more porous than might be generally thought.

Māmari Stephens (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Pākehā) joined the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington in January 2006, after practising as a solicitor with Russell McVeagh, and after several years’ experience as a probation officer and broadcaster.

Māmari ran the Legal Māori Project between 2008-2014, which produced He Papakupu Reo Ture: A Dictionary of Māori Legal Terms. Her primary research interests are law and language, Māori and the New Zealand legal system, and social security law. Her book Social Security and Welfare Law in Aotearoa New Zealand is in press.

Details

Venue: Wellesley Room, Fourth Floor
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: $12 for members / $15 for non-members for presentation and arrival drink, $50 for presentation, arrival drink and dinner
Dress: Business Casual

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Poker night

Poker night

The Club hosts poker tournaments every second Tuesday of the month.

A minimum number of six players is required.

Details

Time: 7pm
Cost: $20 entry fee

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Special Buffet: Local Food Heroes

Special Buffet: Local Food Heroes

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Honouring Awatoru sustainably-sourced seafood and game

Zany Zeus artisanal organic handmade cheese and curds

Palliser Ridge grass-fed lamb from Pirānoa, Wairarapa

Shelly Bay Baker daily-baked sourdough breads

Newtown Veggie Market hand-picked seasonal produce

Details

TIME: 12pm - 2pm
VENUE: Level 5, Main Dining Room
COST: $30 per person
DRESS: Business Casual

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Victoria at the Club: For love or money: The perils and rewards of managing a performing arts company in Aotearoa

Victoria at the Club: For love or money: The perils and rewards of managing a performing arts company in Aotearoa

Victoria at the Club with Emeritus Professor Peter Walls

Performing arts companies are, by and large, not-for-profit entities. They operate as businesses with no margins. Drawing on some of the white-knuckle moments in his years as an arts manager, Peter Walls will provide observations relevant to the current review of the Charities Act about sustaining the arts in New Zealand. He will also offer a personal perspective on the value of a strong arts culture for education, societal well-being and cultural diplomacy. His experience – like that of others in the industry – is one in which the exhilaration of moments like hearing the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in the world’s greatest symphonic venues makes it all worthwhile.

Emeritus Professor Peter Walls was chief executive of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra from 2002 to 2011. After a brief, but unsuccessful, attempt at retirement, he took up the position of chief executive at Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. He retired at the end of January and is focusing once again on research and performance. Prior to his role at the NZSO, he was Professor of Music at Victoria University, was made an Emeritus Professor at Victoria in 2006 and received an ONZM for his services to music in 2012. Walls is also a Wellington Club member.

Details

Venue: Wellesley Room, Fourth Floor
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: $12 for members / $15 for non-members for presentation and arrival drink, $50 for presentation, arrival drink and dinner
Dress: Business Casual

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Winemaker's Dinner

Winemaker's Dinner

Nigel Elder, Club member and former Martinborough Vineyards viticulturist, has worked in the wine industry for more than ten years, including producing vintages in Europe and Australia. He was involved in producing many great wines at Martinborough Vineyards alongside winemakers Larry McKenna and Claire Muholland.

Come and join Nigel and The Wellington Club team for a journey through some of Elder Wine’s vintages, expertly matched with a three-course dinner produced by our Executive Chef Mark Hartstonge.

Details

Thursday 15 August | 6.30pm | $95 per person
Dress: Business Casual

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Book Club

Book Club

Join convener, Ann Mildenhall, every month to discuss your favourite (or latest) book over a glass of wine. Each member is asked to bring a book of their choice to introduce to the group for discussion. So grab a book (or Kindle) and come join us for an evening of story-sharing and socialising.

There are only 12 spaces available, so be sure to book fast.

Details

Time: 4pm
Venue: Wellesley Room, Fourth Floor
 

PLEASE BOOK HERE

Adults' Cooking Class: Asian Street Food

Adults' Cooking Class: Asian Street Food

Learn how to make traditional rice paper rolls by scratch, nam jim dipping sauce, steamed dumplings and potstickers, before sitting down to enjoy an Asian cuisine feast.

Details

Tuesday 20 August | 5pm | $60 per person
Dress: Business Casual

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Chess night

Chess night

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 2018, including a simultaneous game, which is a chance for several players to play one player at once.

Details

6pm: Drinks on own account
6.30pm: Three-course dinner, including a glass of wine
Chess following dinner
$45 per person

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World of WearableArt Evening

World of WearableArt Evening

World of WearableArt chief executive Gisella Carr joins us to share what it takes to make the world’s number one wearable art show.

Details

Friday 30 August | 5.30pm | $45 per person
Dress: Business Casual

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Club Trip: Bay of Many Coves

Club Trip: Bay of Many Coves

In celebration of 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans, a trip to a place which captivated intrepid explorer Captain James Cook seemed only fitting. Join your fellow Club members for a weekend in the Marlborough Sounds, where you will enjoy private cruises, a 7-course degustation and more.

PACKAGE PRICE: $2999 per couple

• 2 nights’ share-twin in a one-bedroom apartment at the Bay of Many Coves resort from September 13 to September 15

• Water transfers to the Bay of Many Coves Resort from Picton, while enjoying canapes and bubbles onboard

• Full breakfast on both mornings of your stay

• Three-course dinner on the Friday evening you arrive

• Seven-course degustation menu with a full wine match for each course on the Saturday evening

• A private cruise north up the Queen Charlotte Sound to Motuara Island, a spectacular protected bird sanctuary and then across to Ship Cove to stand on the site where Captain Cook first landed. A plattered lunch with wines would be served onboard during this charter

• Return water taxi transfers to Picton on Sunday morning to meet returning transport

Club celebrations for Captain Cook's 250th will continue over the remainder of the year, with a dinner, a visit to the waka as part of the national voyage. Details of these celebrations will be communicated in due course.

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