Community Projects

Friends of Mana Island

Lodge Mana recently joined Friends of Mana Island, a volunteer group formed in December 1998 to provide support for the restoration of Mana Island.

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Recognising Long Service

Roll of Honour Badge

A Roll of Honour Badge was presented to Worshipful Brother Henry Child, in recognition to his contribution to Freemasonry and Lodge Mana.

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Charity In The Community

Lodge Mana assists in the community.

In 2014, the Munro Family of Titahi Bay needed
assistance with funding for a custom made van.

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Nau mai, haere mai

Lodge Mana is an active Freemasons Lodge since 1949, and registered as Lodge Number 352 under the Grand Lodge of New Zealand.

Currently we meet on the first Tuesday of every month, February to December. Our Lodge Room, Windana Hall, is located in McKillop Street, Porirua, and share our facilities with other lodges and orders of the craft.

 

What is Freemasonry

What is Freemasonry

Freemasonry is unique. It cannot be likened to any institution in that it offers experiences not found anywhere else.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal societies. There are approximately five million Freemasons worldwide and 10,000 in New Zealand.

Freemasons are ordinary men in the community, 21 years and over, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values, moral standards and the rights of individuals.

There may be many reasons why a man will choose to be a Freemason. It is an organisation that promotes self-development, family and community values. It provides men with an opportunity for public service and hands-on involvement in charitable and community issues, as well as the chance to socialise with men from all walks of life.

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History

History

The masonic hall in McKillop Street in Porirua, Wellington is home to two ‘Blue’ Lodges – being Mana No. 352 and Windsor No. 377. A third, Lodge Parirua No. 423 has handed back their charter and closed. both the Brooklyn and Wellington Chapters of the ‘Royal Arch’ and an Order Of The Eastern Star lodge. The hall is now referred too as the ‘McKillop Street Masonic Centre’, however it’s still often called ‘Windana Hall’ by the brethren as it’s a combination of the names of the two owners – Lodge Mana and Lodge Windsor.

Since Lodge Mana was lawfully constituted in 1949, the meetings were being conducted in a small local hall in Paremata. The first mention of the possible purchase of a suitable site to build our own Lodge rooms was during a Standing Committee meeting held on the 14th March 1951.

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Pictured left – W Bro Rev. Percy Wiltshire, Foundation Master 1949

Location

We meet in Windana Hall, at 9 McKillop Street, Porirua

 

Directions from Wellington
  • Travel on State Highway 1
  • Take the left offramp at Porirua City
  • When the ramp splits into multiple lanes, keep right to the Give Way at the overbridge
  • Take the third exit on the roundabout, remaining in the right hand lane.
  • Enter smaller roundabout near the Z Petrol Station, and stay to the left of the multiple lanes
  • Turn left into McKillop Street
  • Turn into Windana Hall car park.
Directions from Haywards Hill (State Highway 2)
  • Travel the full distance of State Highway 58 to Paremata
    (roundabouts and structure of this road is currently changing, follow on road signage)
  • At Paremata, when the road splits into multiple lanes, keep left at the small roundabout, but prepare to turn into the second exit
  • Exit the roundabout into a free merge lane into State Highway 1
  • Travel South through the traffic lights, taking the second off ramp
  • When the ramp splits into multiple lanes, keep left to the Give Way at the overbridge
  • Take the first exit on the roundabout, passing into the righthand lane
  • Enter smaller roundabout near the Z Petrol Station, and stay to the left of the multiple lanes
  • Turn left into McKillop Street
  • Turn into Windana Hall car park.
Directions from Paraparaumu
  • Travel south on State Highway 1
  • Travel through Paekakariki, Pukerua Bay and Mana Esplanade
  • At the Paremata roundabout, take the second exit
  • Travel South through the traffic lights, taking the second off ramp
  • When the ramp splits into multiple lanes, keep left to the Give Way at the overbridge
  • Take the first exit on the roundabout, passing into the righthand lane
  • Enter smaller roundabout near the Z Petrol Station, and stay to the left of the multiple lanes
  • Turn left into McKillop Street
  • Turn into Windana Hall car park.
Extra Parking

Over flow of parking can be found behind the building. If you are already in McKillop Street, you can travel slowly through the Porirua RSA carpark to the back.

Alternate access can be entered through Champion Street, and take the small road between the Z Petrol Station and Cheyne and Sisson Chiropractors