Mohaka rams


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 World Animal Day
 Poultry Club Contacts
 Charities Act Registration

Canterbury Notes

Due to the Lockdown the next meeting of the Canterbury group of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society has been postponed until further notice.



New pages added to the Rare Breeds Website during the past few months include:
       Pages in French (A series of Rare Breeds website pages translated into French.)  [21.2.2021]
       Icelandic Horses (Completely revised with new photographs)    [2.11.2020]
       Rare Breeds Fibre (A series of pages on the use of Rare Breeds fibre.)    [4.7.2020]
       Valais Blacknose sheep     [24.5.2020]
       Sebright Chooks     [28.4.2020]
       Modern Game Chooks     [28.4.2020]
       Old English Game Chooks     [27.4.2020]
       Brahma Chooks     [27.4.2020]
       Legbar Chooks     [27.4.2020]
       Rosecomb Bantams     [27.4.2020]
       Polish Bantams     [27.4.2020]
       Japanese Bantams     [26.4.2020]
       Pekin Bantams     [26.4.2020]
       Welsummer Chooks     [26.4.2020]
       Barbu d'Uccle Bantams     [25.4.2020]
       Indian Game Chooks     [25.4.2020]
       Houdan Chooks     [25.4.2020]
Check them out.

(The Webmart and Directory are updated as soon as listings change and are not listed above, nor are minor updates to other pages.)

Rescue book

See Rescue for details of a new book by Michael Willis – one New Zealander's crusade to save endangered animals.

For every book sold through this website $22.50 goes to the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand.


wad World Animal Day

World Animal Day is 4 October. Go to the  World Animal Day website for details and suggestions – plus items about last World Animal Day.



1. Contacts for South Island Poultry Clubs:

Ashburton Fanciers Society Inc: Mr B. J. Glassey, Longbeach Road, R D 4, Ashburton. E-mail: ashburtonfanciers (at)   Website: Ashburton Fanciers Society

Christchurch Poultry, Bantam & Pigeon Club: P O Box 8436, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440. E-mail: Show venue: 294 Blenheim Road, Riccarton. Website: Christchurch Poultry, Bantam & Pigeon Club.

Dunedin Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Bird Club: Mr C. Wilson, 5 Benfell Street, Green Island, Dunedin.

Ellesmere A & P Assn: Mrs H. Henderson, P O Box 17, Leeston.

Heartland Poultry Club: Lucy Raisbeck.   Phone: (03) 302 8646.   E-mail: heartlandpoultry (at)   Website: Heartland Poultry Club.

Invercargill Homing Pigeon Club: Mrs Y. Service,108 Oreti Street, Invercargill.

Invercargill Poultry & Pigeon Club: Mr M. Tucker, 329 Chesney Street, Invercargill.

MacKenzie A & P Assn: Mrs M. Thomas, Box 53, Fairlie.

Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Bird Assn: Ms K Watson P O Box 869, Blenheim 7240.

Milton Poutry & Bird Club: Mrs I. M. Robinson, 21 George Street, Milton.

Nelson Poultry & Pigeon Assn Inc: Mrs A. Fryer, 67 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson.

North Canterbury Poultry & Pigeon Club: Miss P. Brosnan, 130 Dalziels Road, Fernside, Rangiora.

Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon & Canary Society: Mr T. R. Hill, 13 Reservoir Road, Oamaru.

Taieri Poultry, Pigeon & Bird Club: Mr S. Bennett, 399 Pine Hill Road, Dunedin.

United Pigeon Fanciers Assn: Mrs S Greenwood, 1409 Bealey Road, R D 1, Darfield 7571.

Waimate Winter Show: Mrs N. Wells, 21 Edinburgh Street, Waimate.

West Coast (SI) Poultry & Pigeon Club: Mr D. Brooks, 28 Taylor Street, Taylorville, Greymouth.

The Secretary for The New Zealand (S.I.) Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Association (Inc): Mrs Karyn Cardno, 7 John Street, Oceanview, Dunedin. Phone: (03) 481 1041.

2. For the North Island, see New Zealand Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Birds Associations.

Charities Act Registration

The Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand Inc. was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 30 June 2008 (Registration Number CC30930) and is listed in the Charities Register. This contains information about registered charities for people who may wish to make donations, do volunteer work for, use the services of or find out more about a particular charity. This includes where the charity operates and the sector it works in, contact details, services, charitable purpose, beneficiaries, governance structure and officers.

The Society also has donee organisation status with the IRD. This means that people can claim a tax credit (rebate) for donations made to the RBCSNZ. If you want to claim this tax credit, please ask for a receipt when you make your donation.

Texas Longhorn Embryos

If you are interested in obtaining Texas Longhorn embryos please contact Greg Mckay, Xcell Breeding Services Ltd, P O Box 165, Kaiapoi.   Phone: (03) 327 9555   Fax: (03) 327 9088   E‑mail: greg(at)



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