Association Chairman Visits the New Zealand Branch

Shelagh Macpherson Noble's recent visit

Background

Between January and March 2012, Association Chairman Shelagh Macpherson Noble and her husband Alastair visited New Zealand with the aim of meeting CMA members in both islands.

They had a wonderful 6 weeks, visiting Macphersons and forging new friendships from the tip of the south island to the top of the north island. The welcome, hospitality and generosity received from everyone was overwhelming and typical of what Shelagh & Alastair experienced when visiting other branches of the CMA. They left New Zealand with fond memories.

The photographs below reflect happy times with our cousins in the deep southern hemisphere.

The photographs

Below you can see their memories of the visit in photograph form. These photographs have been reduced in size to allow the page to load quicker. If you would like a copy of the image to print, right click the photograph and select the "Save target" option.

South Island

Tony Macpherson, Christchurch

Malcolm & Margaret Macpherson, Timaru

NZ Branch Secretary Lesley Gray with husband Colin, Invercargill

Piper Dan Levett welcomes Shelagh at Colac Bay

Shelagh presenting Athole Macpherson with a certificate, signed by Cluny, to recognise her 33 years service to the CMA, New Zealand

The Macphersons of Southland, gather for lunch at Colac Bay

Shelagh & NZ branch chairman Tim Macpherson, prepare for milking on Tim’s dairy farm near Riverton

The Waimatuku Pipe Band, who wear red Macpherson tartan kilts, practise for a competition

Henry Levett, Jeannie & Tim Levett’s grandson

Macpherson the cat, family pet of the Levett family

Ant(hony) and Cinnamon Levett with son Henry

The Levett family gave Shelagh & Alastair a warm welcome on their sheep & deer farm at Twinlaw

Evie Levett is a great highland dancer

Graham Levett relaxes after a day’s crutching on a neighbouring farm

With Tim & Lesley at Bluff

Shelagh with members in the Scottish Hall, Invercargill

Chairman Tim with secretary Lesley and treasurer Beth

The Scottish Hall, Invercargill which was specially opened for our visit

The Macpherson section in Scottish Hall, Invercargill

Netta & Phil Walters who live near Nelson

We had a BBQ with the Macphersons of Glentruim on Rabbit Island

We passed Macpherson’s Creek on the way to Fox Glacier

North Island

Paul Macpherson, Wellington works for the Westpac Ban

Robyn, (secretary Lesley’s daughter) is a solicitor in Auckland

Cluny Macpherson (right) and his wife Sisi (2nd left), with Cluny’s brother Martin and his wife Joan, Warkworth

The Macphersons of the Ahipara Region in the north island

Neil & Valda Macpherson, Tikipunga near Whangarei