Camera Clubs

North Shore Photographic Society

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North Shore Photographic Society celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, so we checked in with John Parry, current club president, to see how the organization is sitting for its milestone. He says the club currently has a roll of around 140 and, while new members are always welcome, he doesn’t want to see it get too much bigger at the risk of losing its personable character.

“There is a welcoming, warm atmosphere where new members of whatever experience are welcomed. Because we enjoy a huge depth of skill and experience, with many members holding high PSNZ and international honours, we can offer new members expert help in any area.” Read the rest of this entry »

Eden-Roskill Camera Club

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Regardless of where you live in New Zealand, you can be sure you’re not far from a regional camera club — and if you live in one of the bigger population centres, you may just be spoiled for choice. For example, in Auckland you might want to be a part of the Auckland Photographic Society but, depending on your location, you can also embrace a more intimate suburban option, such as the Eden-Roskill Camera Club.

A small, friendly group of photography enthusiasts, this central Auckland club has been running for 40 years and has developed a unique personality of its own. According to member Noel Dawson, the club has evolved a curious and conversational culture and embraces critiques and discussions from photographers and judges of all backgrounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Southern Clubs

Amuri Camera Club

c/o 5 Woodbank Rd, Hanmer Springs, 7334

3rd Thursday of each month except January.

Alternate months at Community Centre, School Road, Culverden and Hanmer Springs Fire Brigade rooms.

Michelle Saric

Phone: 03 315 5069


Ashburton Photographic Society

Mrs Margaret Cliffod, 35 Graham Street, Tinwald, Ashburton 7700

Second and fourth Wed each month, 7.30pm.

Held at the Seniors Centre, 206 Cameron St, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6002


Buller Camera Club

Kathy Fenn, Buller Road, RD 2, Westport, 7825

4th Thursday, 7.30pm

REAP House, Corner Palmerston & Lyndhurst Sts, Westport.

Peter Robertson

Phone: 03 789 8745


Christchurch Photographic Society

PO Box 1789, Christchurch, 8140

Every Wednesday, 8pm.

Riccarton Community Church, 44 Elizabeth Street, Riccarton.

Anita Kirkpatrick

Phone: 03 376 4997


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Dunedin Camera Club

6 Clare St, Tokoiti, Milton, 9220

1st & 3rd Mon, Feb through Dec, 7.30pm.

Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Terrace, Mornington, Dunedin

Tulipa Briggs

Phone: 03 417 4525


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Dunedin Photographic Society

PO Box 380, Dunedin, 9054

2nd & 4th Mon, 7.30.

Hutton theatre, Otago Museum. Gt King St.

Craig McKenzie

Phone : 03 454 4020


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Ellesmere Camera Club

Drain Road, RD3, Leeston, 7632

1st Monday of month, (except Public Holidays) February through December, 7.30pm.

Waihora Lodge Rooms, cnr Selwyn & Market Streets, Leeston.

Karen Madden

Phone: 03 324 3978


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Focus – Aorangi Photographic Fnew Society

31 Salisbury Rd, RD 2, Timaru, 7972

1st Monday of month, 7.00pm except December and January.

Womens Community Centre, 14 Butler St, Timaru.

Max Diehl

Phone: 03 688 3496


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Gore Camera Club

41 Kingsbury Road, Pyramid RD7, Gore

1st Wedneday of month, February through December, 7.30pm,

St Andrews Church Hall, Devon Street, Gore.

Gerry Compton

Phone: 03 208 5071


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Greymouth Photography Club

131 Waterwalk Rd, Blaketown, Greymouth, 7805

3rd Tuesday of month, (Feb – Dec) 7.30pm.

Trinity Centre, 201 Tainui Street, Greymouth.

John Reid

Phone: 03 768 4194


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Kaiapoi Photographic Club

7 Stone Eyre Place, RD6, Rangiora, 7476

1,2,3 & 5th Mondays, 7-30pm.

Staff Room, Kaiapoi Borough School, Hilton Street, Kaiapoi.

Diana Faulkner

Phone: 021 046 0107


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Marlborough Camera Club

PO Box 617, 03 572 7191, Blenheim, 7240.

2nd Thursday of month, 7-30pm.

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Francis St, Blenheim.

Trevor Dennis

Phone: 03 570 5064


Web site:

Motueka Camera Club

c/o Hau Rd, Motueka

1st Monday of month, 7.30pm

The Senior Net Club Rooms, Pah St, Motueka.

Alan Bilham

03 528 6128


Nature Photographic Society of NZ

PO Box 8479, Christchurch, 8440

3rd Monday each month at 7-30

Hancock Hall (formerly Hoon Hay Workingmen’s Club), Tankerville Road, Hoon Hay.

Pauline Syrett

Phone: 03 384 0163


Web site:

Nelson Camera Club

c/o Wises Picture Framing, 78 Buxton Square, Nelson, 7010

2nd Monday of month, 7-30pm.

Nelson Netball Clubrooms, Saxton Field Pavilion,Saxton Road East, Stoke.

Peter Wise

Phone: 03 548 8090


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New Brighton Photographic Club

PO Box 18546, New Brighton, Christchurch, 8083.

Tuesdays, except 4th in month, 7.30pm.

New Brighton Masonic Lodge, Collingwood Street, New Brighton.

Rondi Teisen

Phone : 03-388-0689


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North Otago Photographic Society

PO Box 83, Oamaru, 9495.

1st Thursday Feb to Oct at 7-30pm.

Art Society Rooms, The Old Customs House, Tyne Street, Oamaru.

David Atkinson

Phone: 03 434 6659


Otago Eastern Districts Camera Club

35 Kirkwall Street, Palmerston, 9430

2nd Monday of month, 8pm.

St Marys Church Hall, Stromness Street, Palmerston.

Carl Barton

Phone: 03 465 1200


Photography with Pixels New Zealand

c/- PO Box 8276, Christchurch, 8025

7.30pm Fourth Tuesday of each month.

St Albans Shirley Club 269 Hills Rd, Christchurch

Lynda Acton-Adams

Phone : 03 339 8868


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Rangiora Photographic Society

33 Feldwick Drive, Kaiapoi, 7630.

1st, 3rd & occasional 5th Tues each month 7.00pm.

Mainpower cricket pavillion, Coldstream Rd, Rangiora.

Richard Loader

Phone: 03 313 8236


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Southland Photographic Society

115 Tanner Street, Invercargill

1st and 3rd Thursdays, February through November, 7-30pm.

Room B1-10 Southern Institute of Technology , Tay St, Invercargill.

Lionel Benjamin

Phone: 03 215 8080


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Top of the South Photographic Society

PO Box 3391, Richmond, Nelson, 7050

Virtual meetings

James Winch

03 5444 4360

Web site: Private Yahoo Group

Wanaka Camera Club

PO Box 42, Wanaka, 9305

Second Monday of each month

St john’s Hall, Link Way, Wanaka

Allen Hogan

Phone: 03 443 4696


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Central Clubs

Aotearoa Philippines Photographic Society

535 Stokes Valley Rd, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, 5019

Last Wednesday of month, 7pm to 9pm.

Johnsonville Community Centre

Leonardo Tanlayco

021 681 055


Gisborne Camera Club

PO Box 716, Gisborne

3rd Thursday of month, 7.30pm.

The Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey Street, Gisborne

Maryanne Egan

Phone: 06 8677013


Hawera Camera Club

c/- 275 Turuturu Rd, RD14, Hawera, 4674

4th Wednesday of month.

Shona Wallace

Phone: 06 278 6005


Hawkes Bay Photographic Society

904 Lawrence Street, Akina, Hastings

Last Tuesday of month January to November at 7.00pm.

Held at the Memorial Square Community Rooms Emerson St W Napier.

Melissa Thorburn

Phone : 06 870 7290



Hutt Camera Club

PO Box 30-537, Lower Hutt, 5010

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of month, 7.45pm.

Hutt Valley Tramping Club Rooms, Birch Street, Lower Hutt.

Andy Savill

Phone: 04 976 8451


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Inglewood Photography Group

979 Egmont Road, RD 2, New Plymouth, 4372

3rd Friday of each month at 7.30 pm.

Inglewood Catholic Hall, Standish Street, Inglewood.

Viv Adamson

Phone: 06 752 2846


Kapiti Camera Club

PO Box 50284, Porirua, 5024

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

The Attic, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road, Porirua.

Yvette McDonald

Phone: 04 234 7201


Kapiti Coast Photographic Society

75 Rosetta Rd, Raumati, Paraparaumu, 5032

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of month, February through November, 7-30pm.

Waikanae Presbyterian Church Hall, Ngaio Rd, Waikanae.

Ian Linning

Phone: 04 297 9300


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Karori Camera Club

c/- 3 Bayview Road, Mt Victoria, Wellington, 6011

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7-30pm.

Newman Centre, Beauchamp Street, Karori.

Mark Berger

Phone : 021 535 835


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Levin Camera Club

c/- 2 Hobson St, Levin, 5510

meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month except December

Uniting Parish St Johns Church Hall in Kent Street Levin

Ron Burling

Phone: 06 368 8323


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Manawatu Camera Club

P O Box 373, Palmerston North

2nd and 4th Mondays of month, 7-45pm.

Aquatic Centre, Lido Complex, 50 Park Road, Palmerston North.

Colin Donoghue

Phone: 06 358 3640


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New Plymouth Photographic Club

PO Box 8074, New Plymouth, 4342

1st and 3rd Wednesday of month, February through December, 7-30pm.

West Baptist Church Hall, South Road, Spotswood, New Plymouth.

Harry Cast

Phone: 06 758 6672


Stratford Camera Club

70 Cressida Ave, Stratford, 4332

4th Tuesday of month, February through November, 7-30pm.

Methodist Church Lounge, Regan St, Stratford.

Jocelyn Barrett

Phone: 06 765 7596


Wairarapa Camera Club

PO Box 50, Masterton, 5840

1st Tuesday of month, February through November excluding Dec & Jan at 7.30pm.

The education centre Dixon Street Masterton.

Kevin Morgan

Phone: 06 377 3711


Whanganui Camera Club

PO Box 793, Whanganui, 4540

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, February through December, 7.30pm

Christ Church Lounge, 243 Wicksteed Street, Wanganui.

Jacqui McGowan

Phone: 06 348 7141


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Wellington Photographic Society

PO Box 1207, Wellington, 61140.

Meetings are at 7.30 pm, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays every month at the Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington.

Zelda MacKenzie

Phone: 04 477 6688

Email: zeldamacnz@gmail/com

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Wellington Photographic Society
PO Box 1207, Wellington, 6041
Meetings are at 7.30 pm, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays every month at the Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington.
Margaret Hobbs
Phone: 04 237 0661
Web site:

Northern Clubs

Auckland Photographic Society

Postal Address: P O Box 147247, Ponsonby, Auckland
Meeting Details: 1st & 3rd Thurs, 7.30pm
St Pauls Methodist Church Hall, 12 St Vincent Ave, Remuera
Contact: Sandrina Huish
Phone: 09 966 2904
Web site:

Cambridge Camera Club

Postal Address: 1 De La Mere Drive, Leamington, Cambridge, 3432
Meeting Details: Last Wed, 7.30pm
Vintage Car Clubrooms, McLean St, Cambridge
Contact: Scott McDougal
Phone: 07 823 0164
Web site:

Dargaville Camera Club

Postal Address: PO Box 7, Te Kopuru, Dargaville, 0341
Meeting Details: 2nd Thurs, 7.00pm
Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, Normanby St, Dargaville
Contact: Ivy Vincent
Phone: 09 439 1852

Eden – Roskill Camera Club

Postal Address: 16 Coleman Ave, Mt Roskill, 1041
Meeting Details: 2nd Mon, 7.30pm
Wesley Community centre, 740 Sandringham Road extension, Sandringham
Contact: Deb Young
Phone: 09 620 092
Web site:

Henderson Photographic Society

Postal Address: 25 Golf Rd, Greenbay, Auckland, 0600
Meeting Details: 1st & 3rd Wed, 7.15pm
Kelston Community Centre, cnr Awaroa Road & Great North Road, Glendene
Contact: Kate Anderson
Phone: 021 824 925
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Hibiscus Coast Photographic Club

Postal Address: 14 Springtide Place, Red Beach, Whangaparoa, 0932
Meeting Details: 3rd Wed, 7.15pm
Orewa Community Church, 235 Hibiscus Coast highway, Orewa
Contact: Judith & Ivan Brown
Phone: 09 421 0410
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Howick Camera Club

Postal Address: 29 Kilimanjaro Drive, Howick, Auckland, 2145
Meeting Details: 1st, 3rd & 4th Mon, Feb – Nov, 7.30pm
Howick Bridge Club, Howick Community Centre, Pakuranga Highway, Pakuranga
Contact: Mary-Anne Lenny
Phone: 021 791061
Web site:

Images Photography Group

Postal Address: PO Box 715, Pukekohe, 2340
Meeting Details: 2nd Tues, 7.30pm
Stevenson room, The Franklin Centre, Massey Road, Pukekohe
Contact: Don Campbell
Phone: 09 2788759
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Manukau Photographic Society

Postal Address: PO Box 85, Drury
Meeting Details: 2nd Tues, Feb – Nov, 7.00 – 7.30pm
Terrace Lounge, Gate B, 138 Walters Rd, Takanini
Contact: Heather Beetham
Phone: 09 297 7778
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Matamata Camera Club

Postal Address: PO Box 503, Matamata, 3400
Meeting Details: Second Tues, 7.30pm
Matamata Senior Citizens Hall, Arawa Street, Matamata
Contact: Keith Melville
Phone: 07-888-5455
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Mid North Camera Club

Postal Address: 117 Ness Road, RD 2, Kerikeri, 0295
Meeting Details: 2nd Thurs, 7pm
Alt Cherry Park House at Waipapa Landing Kerikeri, & Sen Citizen’s Hall Tawanui Rd, Kaikohe
Contact: Coral Moller
Phone: 09 407 8148
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North Shore Photographic Society

Postal Address: 3/32 Braemar Rd, Castor Bay, Auckland
Meeting Details: 1st, 2nd & 4th Wed, 7.30pm
War Memorial Hall, The Strand, Takapuna
Contact: Evelyn Gauntlett
Phone: 09 44 22030
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Pukekohe – Franklin Camera Club

Postal Address: PO Box 258, Pukekohe, 2120
Meeting Details: lst & 3rd Mon, Feb – Dec, 7.30pm
Franklin Arts Centre, Cnr Wesley & Edinburgh Streets, Pukekohe
Contact: Rosita Manning
Phone: 09 238 7284
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Rotorua Camera Club

Postal Address: 10 Lynwood Place, Owhata, Rotorua, 3010
Meeting Details: 1st Wed, 7.00pm
Dutch club rooms, Neil Hunt Park, Rotorua
Contact: Sarah Matthews
Phone: 07 347 9122
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South Waikato Camera Club

Postal Address: 30 Benalder Cres, Tokoroa, 3420
Meeting Details: 4th Mon, 7.30pm
TCCOS Rooms, Tokoroa Hospital, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa
Contact: Ann Gilbert
Phone: 07 883 2814
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Taupo Camera Club

Postal Address: RD 5, Taupo, 3385
Meeting Details: 3rd Thurs, 7.30pm
REAP Rooms, 73 Titaraupenga St, Taupo
Contact: Sheree McCready
Phone: 07 377 6083
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Tauranga Photographic Society

Postal Address: PO Box 772, 7th Ave, Tauranga
Meeting Details: 1st and 3rd Thurs, 7.30pm
Arts & Craft Centre, 177 Elizabeth Street West, Tauranga
Contact: June Kidd
Phone: 07 576 1098
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Te Aroha Camera Club

Postal Address: 331 Whakahoro Rd, RD 1, Waitoa, 3380
Meeting Details: 2nd Mon, 7.45pm
Arts Centre Building, Rewi Street, Te Aroha
Contact: Dot Gregory
Phone: 07 887 2721

Te Awamutu Camera Club

Postal Address: PO Box 234, Te Awamutu, 3800
Meeting Details: 3rd & 4th Tues, 8pm
Croquet clubrooms, Bank St, Te Awamutu
Contact: Anne Bovet
Phone: 07 871 6147
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Thames Camera Club

Postal Address: 512 Rolleston Street, Thames, 3500
Meeting Details: 3rd Wed, Feb – Nov, 7.30pm
St James Union Parish, Pahau Street, Thames
Contact: Terry Mackay
Phone: 07 868 4711
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Waiheke Photographers Collective

Meeting Details: 2nd Thurs, 7.30pm
Waiheke Bowling Club, 2 Marama Ave, Surfdale, Waiheke Island
Contact: Bob Scott
Phone: 09 372 9550
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Waikato Photographic Society

Postal Address: PO Box 495, Hamilton, 3210
Meeting Details: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tues, 7.30 winter. 8.00 summer
Melville Methodist Church Hall, cnr Bader St & Normandy Ave, Hamilton
Contact: Helen Coles
Phone: 07 843 7494
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Waiuku Camera Club

Postal Address: 70a Sandspit Road, Waiuku, 2123
Meeting Details: 2nd Mon, 7.30pm
The Community hall, King Street, Waiuku
Contact: Sharon Smith
Phone: 09 2357 289
Web site:

Wellsford Camera Club

Postal Address: Warkworth, 0910
Meeting Details: 4th Thurs, 7.30pm
Coast to Coast PHO rooms, 72 School Rd, Wellsford
Contact: Paul Gordon
Web site:

Whakatane & District Camera Club

Postal Address: 10a Pouwhare St, Whakatane, 3120
Meeting Details: 1st Mon, Feb – Dec, 7.30pm
Fletcher Cole Hall, 15 McGarvey Road, Whakatane
Contact: Alan Hautain
Phone: 07 3088 779

Whangarei Camera Club

Postal Address: PO Box 715, Whangarei, 0140
Meeting Details: 1st & 3rd Wed, 7.30pm
St Pauls Church Centre, Boswell Street, Kamo
Contact: Ian Taylor
Phone: 09 436 1112
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