60th Wedding Celebrations

Michael and Merilyn Payne were married 60 years ago at the Friends School across the road from the Settlement on 19 December 1959. On 15 December we gathered to celebrate their diamond anniversary. They shared with us how they met for the first time at the school and fell in...

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Queens Birthday Work Weekend June 2018

More than fifty friends and family, including several infants, gathered at the Quaker Settlement in Whanganui for a Work Weekend over Queen’s Birthday. The event opened with a shared meal that was followed by an ice-breaker event, and the first of several evenings of games, music and convivial conversation around...

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JUNIOR YOUNG FRIENDS CAMP 16-21 JULY 2013

Eight JYFs brought enthusiasm, insights and camaraderie to The Settlement for 6 days.  Quaker Acres residents were privileged to be able to interact with these young people who very quickly became a “group” caring for and listening to each other.  Activities included, holding a Meeting for Worship for Business, roller skating, insights...

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2015 Summer Work Weekend

30+ folk came together on Summer Work Weekend (March 13-15) with laughter and fun, shovels and chainsaws, to garden, widen access alongside the dam and tidy our Settlement. The weather was delightful, the pool sprung a leak, and there was plenty of honey for all. We came together for work...

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