FRC Reopening

The FRC reopened on Friday 3rd December. For the protection of visitors, volunteers and staff anyone wishing to enter the FRC will need: (1) to wear a mask; (2) to show a valid ‘My Vaccine Pass’ as proof of double-vaccination; (3) to scan in using the Covid tracer app and/or sign in manually at Reception; (4) to demonstrate social distancing (1m separation from others) once in the FRC; (5) to practice good hand sanitisation. For anyone unable to comply with the above, our remote services (e.g. Research Services) will now be fully functional from 3rd December.

NZSG Interest Group - Irish - Lower North Island



Convenor: Jenny Martin
46 Middleton Road
Wellington 6037

Phone: 04 478 7621

Meetings/Research Days

We have extensive research material; books, magazines, CD Roms and Microfiche, all relating to Ireland, plus laptops and Microfiche readers for viewing.

Meetings are held around the Lower North Island; up to 8 held yearly, or more if required. These are well advertised both locally and nationally via the NZSG web site, on the members list, and sent to all local regional branches/ groups.

Our research days can be any day of the week or weekend and for any length of time, depending on the requirements of those who are hosting us.


We do not publish a newsletter but instead send out updated information as it is received. This is emailed out to members and posted to those not on email.

Special Education Workshops

We hold a hands-on education workshop each year covering topics of interest for further tuition. This workshop is led by an NZSG Tutor from the Family Research Centre in Panmure, who travels to a venue, within our operating area, making the event available to everyone.


Subscription NZ$5.00 single and $7.00 double per annum. Thereafter an entry fee to research days.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Information updates
  • Help with your research
  • Have your research questions answered when time permits
  • Borrow books in person from our Library on the History of Ireland
  • Reference books are unfortunately not available for borrowing
New Member Application Form
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