New Zealand Branch

Welcome to the New Zealand (formally Wellington), Branch of the OMRS.

The New Zealand Branch has five scheduled meetings a year. These are held at 2pm on the second Sunday of February, April, June, August and October at varying locations in the Wellington region. Meeting reminder will be sent out in the week prior to the meeting. 

Address locations will be forwarded to members who indicate they will be attending meetings in person.  Zoom links will also be sent out a day or two prior to the meeting to enable virtual attendance at our meetings.
The 2024 medal symposium will be incorporated into the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand (RNSNZ) conference.  This conference will include presentations, displays and dealers' tables.  Further detail will be released closer to the time

As the branch members are geographically dispersed we provide updates via e-mail and also by Facebook (

So if you are visiting New Zealand, please get in touch as we love the opportunity to meet visiting collectors.


The dates and locations for our 2023 Sunday meetings are as follows:

Date    Speaker            Subject    
18th February Gregor Macaulay The Order of the British Empire and New Zealand - (Location: John Wills (Central Wellington)/2pm)
7th April John O'Reilly Metropolitan Police Jubilee and Coronation medals 1887 - 1911 - (Location: Mark Brewer (Upper Hutt)/2pm).  Preceded by lunch at Brewtown at 12 pm.
9th June Todd Skilton Medals linked to Intelligence Operations - (Location: Todd Skilton (Karori)/2pm).  
11th August   Nigel Robson, senior historian at the Office of Māori Crown Relations — Te Arawhiti Our First Foreign War : The impact of the South African War 1899 –1902 on New Zealand  - (Location: David Galt (Karori)/2pm).  
11/14th October multiple speakers  Annual Symposium - (Location: Wellington Club (time/programme TBC)).  
8th December All Quiz and Member's own (Location: David Dickens (Kelburn)/2pm).


Links for meetings enabled with Zoom (*) will be released 1-2 days prior to the meeting.  

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


John O'Reilly
OMRS NZ Branch 

Branch Secretary: John O’Reilly -


Branch type: 
Overseas Branches