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Area Dates & Venues:
Share The Experience -  Join the New Zealand Machine Knitters' Society
for Beginners to Advanced Machine Knitters
Annual Festival - bringing together people from NZ and Overseas for expert tutoring, fashion parades, tours, exhibitions, trade stalls...
Newsletter providing hints and tips, patterns, updates on machine knitting events, parts, and service.

Links to photographic web pages from previous NZMKS Festivals & functions:

From Can Knit Too Festival Mosgiel 2019 Prize & Trophy List  Thanks Joan Robinson - Marg Tulloh - Ian & Heather Smith
From Geyserknit Festival, Rotorua 2018 Prize & Trophy List   Thanks to photos from Doreen Berge - Elaine Weir - Rex Parker
Some photos from South Knit 2017 Festival

Links to NZMKS members' websites:
Laurel Judd      Doreen Berge         Anne Baxter

Links to other craft websites:

Free User Guides/Service Manuals/Pattern Books (Brother)
D.E.A. Yarns Levin
Anna Gratton Ltd.  Feilding
Dormani Yarns (Tony Bennett, Australia)
Mohair Craft NZ (branches in Auckland Area)
Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum Nottingham UK
Maggi Bloice's Knitting Machine Museum Brittany, France
Karere Junction DesignaKnit etc.

Facebook Page: Robyn's Cottage Greerton, Tauranga

Meeting dates for Northland for the coming year :
November 21st
2021 March 20th
Any changes will be advised

All our workshops are being held at the home of Evelyn Ashby, 5 Kennedy Street, Opua, Bay of Islands, commencing at 10am.
We would welcome new members or any visitors for the day.
For further information contact Rose Walker 09 4067084
Our Area Days are as follows: (2020)
Saturday              31 October
Saturday              5 December
All workshops are held at the Pakuranga Baptist Church Lounge, 219 Ti Rakau Drive (enter from 2 Fremantle Place)
9:30am - tea/coffee available.
Workshops begin 10am and finish 2pm.
Please feel free to bring a friend, as everyone is welcome to our workshops and local club meetings.
For further information contact: Jan Lynch-Blosse Email:  Ph 0274 975441 (Auckland Area President)
Workshop Dates:
October 31st
December 2nd

March 20th  2021      AGM
Waikato Area workshops are held at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Canada Street, Morrinsville.
9.30am cup of tea and 10am start. Bring own lunch - cup of tea / coffee supplied

For further information Contact Rose Fitness   Ph 07 884 8576
112b Stanley Avenue, Te Aroha, 3320
Any knitter visiting our Area is most welcome to attend both Workshops and Club Meetings..
East Coast
Enquiries, please contact Faye Lister or Tel. 06 867 9784
Hawkes Bay
Enquiries, please contact Glenis Dalziel ph.06 8356404,
King Country

King Country Area: President- Gaye Hall Ph. 07 878 5969 Secretary- Marie Forsyth 06 762 5524
Treasurer- Eilish Hagenson 06-752 9181 Newsletter Editor- Barbara Kilgour Ph. 07 877 7554
Meeting Dates:
(We have joined both clubs into one so when there is an area day close to a club day we have combined the days.)

All Mokau days will be held at Eilish Hagensons’ home
All Taumarunui days will be held at the Club rooms Taumarunui. Arts Centre, Hakaaha Street, contact Gaye Hall  07 878 5969

Nov 4   Club day at Mokau
Dec 2   Joint Christmas function - to be confirmed
January no meeting
Feb 3 Joint at Taumarunui
Mar 3 Club day at Mokau
Apr 7 AGM--- Okahukura Hall---Taumarunui
Contact Nos: Nell Tarrant 07 896 6284  Nola Holmes  07 896 8000  Gaye Hall 07 878 5969
All meetings start with a cuppa at 9.30am, any information required, please contact:
Gaye Hall 07 8785969, Nell Tarrant 07 8966284, Nola Holmes 07 896 8000, or Eilish Hagenson 06 7529181. Everyone welcome

Anyone wishing to attend our meetings please contact one of the above Nos., everyone is most welcome.

Taranaki            [link to photos on Areas page]           
Dates for Taranaki Area for the year:
Knit-Ins: Please note:
Meeting and Knit In venue for Stratford is now Skinner Road Hall, A&P Showgrounds, Flint Road, Stratford
                    All New Plymouth Knit Ins are at Disabled Citizen Craft Rooms 83 Hine Street
November 14th In New Plymouth
Feb 13th in Stratford
April 10th in New Plymouth
Eltham Weekend Workshops:
Next one to be advised
Contact Janet Stuart

All Area Day Knit-Ins start at 9.30am with a cuppa and demos start at 10.00.
The day finishes approx. 3.00pm with afternoon tea.
For details contact Janet Stuart 021 610 894 or Doreen Berge 06 753 9615 or 0274 578747

Stratford Club meet in Skinner Road Hall, A&P Showgrounds, Flint Road, Stratford, on the 4th Sunday afternoon each month
Contact Elaine Were 06 765 7352 

New Plymouth club meet on the 3rd Tuesday evening at the Disabled Citizens Craft Rooms.
Contact Doreen Berge 06 753 9615 or 0274 578747 or Janet Stuart 021 610 894

Enquiries please contact Pat Moran

Manawatu              [link to photo on Areas page]      

Area Dates: 2020 31st Oct,  2021: 30th Jan., AGM 27th Mar., 19th Jun., 28th Aug., 20th Nov.
These Teach-Ins start with a "cuppa" at 9.30 and then the meeting starts 10.00am.
These days will be held at the St.John Ambulance Hall, Bowen Street, Feilding.
A warm welcome will be given to visitors from other Areas
Our Enquiries Contact is now - Carol Leith - Ph 06 3683925 or 021 1339665

Our Club Days:
River City Club
- 1st Tuesday in every month at 9.30am, at Ruth’s place, 14 Waharua Place, Tawhero, Wanganui -
contact Ruth Stick - 06 280 4410 - or - 0274971702
Rose City Knitters - 2nd Monday every Month, at Literacy Centre, 131 Manchester St, Feilding, beginning at 9.30am
Contact - Kay Holland - 06 323 9069
K2Club - 3rd Saturday every Month at 9.30am at Literary Centre, 131 Manchester St., Fielding, contact - Mary Avery - 06 323 4072
Passap Plus - 4th Monday every Month at 11.30am at Jenny Goyne’s, 28 Lancaster street, Levin.
Contact - Carol Leith - 06 3683925

Enquiries please contact Alan Codyre

Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper 03 5484508


Enquiries please contact Shirley Sinclair 03 578 1851
Workshop days:
Final workshop for 2020 will be Nov 7.
Venue: Kiwi  Family Trust Building 420 St Asaph street Christchurch

There is plenty of on-street and off-street parking.

Enquiries to Karen Wakelin ph 03 329 8749 email and Avril Jordan ph 021 991031

The Christchurch Knitting Machine Club
meets on the
2nd Tuesday of the month
(February - November) also at Kiwi Family Trust building 420 St Asaph Street and the contact in Jean Robinson. 7.30- 9pm
Demonstrations are on Brother knitting machines. Enquiries: Jean Robinson Secretary Ph: 03 3814565

South Canterbury

Area Meetings:
  78A McKenzie Street, GERALDINE
10 February 2021
7 April AGM
Meetings are held in the CHURCH STREET BIBLE CHAPEL, TIMARU at 10.30 a.m.

Contact Shirley Anderson

Area Days 2020: 1st Saturday in December.
1:15 p.m. at 33A Lanark Street, Mosgiel.
Otago Area Club Meetings:   Area Contact: Margaret Smith
Taieri Club - meeting 3rd Wednesday 1.00pm Starting September at  Margaret Smith's Tel. 03 4847488 or 027 2016888
Passap Club - 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Val Payne’s 21 Watson Street Green Island. Phone 488 3511
Passap Electronic:
Time and place set at meetings. Contact Val Payne 488 3511.
Next Area workshop day:

14th November Workshop at Mataura  9.30 am
Edenview Camp   Waitangi weekend 2021  More details later

Invercargill Machine Knitters Club:
Monthly meeting - 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
For further information contact:
President : Carol Watson 17 Craig Street Waikiwi Invercargill 9810
Tel: 03 2157309 Email:
Secretary: Linda Batson 89 Salford Street Windsor Invercargill 9810
Tel: 03 2172708 Email: lmb89
New members welcome

Eastern Southland Machine Knitters Club We now meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the
Hokonui Christian Fellowship building at 17 Redmond Street, Gore, Southland
Meeting starts with a cup of tea at 9-30 am and goes until approximately 3 pm.

Contact details are Marilyn Clement  phone 03 2089446 or 0272214420.
Email: or Evelyn Falconer phone 03 2089235
We are a very small friendly club and welcome anyone along with an interest in machine knitting.

Area Contact: Anne Baxter

Bay of Plenty   
Area Days:
15th November - Robyn's Cottage, 147 Chadwick Rd, Greerton, Tauranga
20th February - Owners' & Trainers' Lounge, Rotorua Racecourse, Fenton St, Rotorua
Time: 9.30am to 3/3.30pm. Tea/Coffee provided. Bring your own lunch.
Anyone in the Area are invited to attend these very informative and fun days.
Enquiries:  Rex Parker, (President) 7 Taranui Place, Ohauiti, Tauranga 3112. Home Ph. 07 571 2157   Shop: Ph 07-5786861 
Click here to download National Membership Application/Renewal Form
Society Officers 2019 - 2020
President: Gaye Hall
North Island V.P: Rex Parker
South Island V.P Margaret Smith
Secretary: Ann Banks
Treasurer: Dianna Fenerty
Newsletter Editor: Vivien Adams
Website Co-Ordinator: Ann Cooper

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Prize/Trophy Winners
For Knitting Machine Repairs, contact:

Robert Sanson
511 Picquet Hill Road
Te Awamutu 3800
Ph 07 871 2046
For Knitting Machine Repairs:

Contact Robert Sanson
511 Picquet Hill Road
Te Awamutu 3800
Ph 07 871 2046