This is an invitation to retired – or about to be retired, active men of good character, living on the Hibiscus Coast. Here you will meeting up with other men at our monthly gatherings - to enjoy fellowship and listen to excellent guest speakers.
Should your application be successful, you will be invited to join us for low-cost monthly outings along with your spouse/partner, to interesting places and events. We also have two quality luncheons during the year, one mid-year and the other pre-Christmas for member's spouses or partners.
Our Club was established back in 1982 and historically was sponsored by the world-wide Rotary movement as a very successful Community Service project. However, unlike Rotary, we have no service obligations such as fund-raising or amenity establishment. Many of us have “been there, done that".
Now is the time of life to simply indulge ourselves with new friendships and leisure activities.
As part of the process in establishing a separate identity for NZ Clubs who were previously affiliated to Probus South Pacific Ltd (PSPL) in Australia, we have now changed our name and have chosen to become an affiliate of Rebus NZ Incorporated. Whilst retention of the Probus name would have been our preference, that has not proved possible because of Trademark rights acquired by PSPL. However, in all other respects, the objects and activities of our Club remain unchanged from those in place since 1982. To learn more about REBUS, visit
We meet at the Bridge Club in Edith Hopper Park, Ladies Mile, Manly – a modern attractive venue with ample car parking. After a short business session, we have one of our own members as Club speaker (10-12) mins, followed by morning tea and then an external Guest Speaker. Meetings conclude by midday. There are no attendance costs but you can participate in a door prize draw. The annual Subscription is $25 plus a “one off” $20 joining fee.
Monthly Guest Speakers have included The Rt Hon Don McKinnon (now Sir Don), Dr Don Brash, Ian Wishart – Investigate Magazine, Prof John Montgomery – Leigh Marine Laboratory, Harold Bennett – Americas Cup, Ken Ring - alternative weather forecaster, Hon Peter Dunne, Bob Kerridge - SPCA, Rodney Area Police Commander – Scott Webb, Bob McDavitt - Met Office Weather Ambassador, Rt Hon Dr Lockwood Smith (now Sir Lockwood) and Dame Alexandra Smith, Jock Jamieson – Sensible Sentencing Trust, Dame Diane Robertson, Auckland City Missioner, Dr Chris Benton - Destination Mars and Neil Herbert - Leigh Marine Laboratory.
Our monthly outings have included - Whenuapai Airbase, Tip Top Factory, Auckland Search and Rescue Centre, Stardome Observatory, Lion Breweries, Auckland Fish Markets, Villa Maria Wines, Kaipara Harbour Cruises, NZ Herald Press Hall, Air New Zealand Engineering, Trip on Scow “Jane Gifford”, RSPCA Mangere, Glenbrook Steel Mill, Huntly Power Station, Warehouse Dist Centre, Fisher & Paykel Refrigeration, Marsden Pt Refinery, Hampton Downs, Toyota Signature Class Factory at Thames, Eden Park, Gibbs Sculpture Farm, Ports of Auckland, Goat Island Marine Reserve, Kawau Island cruise, Waiheke Island and Music Museum, Butterfly Creek, Motat, Westbury Stud, Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Goat Island Marine Reserve, Ports of Auckland Container Terminal, Glenbrook Vintage Rail, Hamilton Classic Car Museum, Mangawhai Museum, Packard & Pioneer Museum, Auckland Marine Rescue Centre, Mechanics Bay, Zeelon Tea Estate, Howick Historical Village, Foundation for the Blind - Guide Dog Services, Mangere, Clapham Clock Museum, Whangarei, Butterfly Creek, Te Awamutu Museum, Kea Motor Homes, NZ Yacht Squadron, Leigh Fisheries, Morris & James Pottery, Matakana, Sky City, Warbirds Museum and Auckland Maritime Museum, MPI Dog Training Centre, Auckland airport.
If all of the above is of interest and you would like learn more - or come along to a "no obligation" monthly meeting just to see at first hand what we are all about, please feel free to call us:
Malcolm Vincent - 427 8432 Mob 021 031 6109
Julian Joy - 426 3453 Mob 027 764 0663 (Secretary and Vice President)
Steve Waller 021 086 40235 or 09 5588 454
Webmaster - Graeme McIntosh 0274 739 787