THE RESEARCH LODGE OF RUAPEHU
The Research Lodge of Ruapehu No.444 was consecrated on the 9th February 1980 in the then Ruapehu District. It was decided that as most of the other masonic districts had a research lodge it was about time the Ruapehu District had there own to cater for the brethren who wanted to further their Masonic knowledge. For this endeavour we have R. Wor. Bro. Bill Hutchinson P.G.W. who was the chief architect of the formation of this lodge.
We must now explain the picture at the top of the page of a mountain, it is Mount Ruapehu one of three volcanoes on the central plateau of the North Island of New Zealand, all of these are active volcanoes
Ruapehu being the largest, the other two are Mount Tongariro, and Mount Ngauruhoe. The area around the volcanoes is the Tongariro National Park.
The Research Lodge of Ruapehu No444 meets the first Monday of every 2nd month at the Palmerston North Fitzherbert Masonic centre at 7.00pm. the address is 168 Fitzherbert Avenue Palmerston North.
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