Branch Events

JULY MEETING - Tues 13 July, 7.30pm
Guest speaker - Dr Brian Ward, Founder & CEO, Aroa Biosurgery Ltd

Branch Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of most months from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. 
Meetings are held at the Khandallah Town Hall at 11 Ganges Rd, Khandallah.  This is very close to the Box Hill railway station (on the Johnsonville line) and there are regular buses to the Khandallah village (no's 24 and 25).  Easy and accessible parking is available on the street at the venue.  For more information email See below for the speakers confirmed for future meetings.

Kapiti Coffee Mornings

This is an informal get together of members held on the first Wednesday of each month in Paraparaumu starting at 9.30am.
[Note: this has recently changed from the previously being a Tues meeting date.]
It is managed as a discussion group amongst those who attend. It's intent is to share knowledge, thinking and questions on share investing.
Thanks for Forsyth Barr for providing their Board Room as our venue (L1/127 Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu) and the coffee! 
For more information contact Gerald Twiss (021-151 6714 or
Dates for 2021 are: 7
 Jul | 4 Aug | 8 Sep |  6 Oct | 3 Nov | 8 Dec




Tue 13 July 2021
Khandallah Town Hall

Dr Brian Ward, Founder and CEO of Aroa Biosurgery Ltd

Our guest speaker for July 2021 is Dr Brian Ward of Aroa Biosurgery Ltd.  Aroa is a soft-tissue regeneration company that develops, manufactures and distributes medical and surgical products to improve healing in complex wounds and soft tissue reconstruction. 

We’ve all heard the story about the New Zealand economy being built off the sheep’s back. But what about the sheep’s stomach? This company has been quietly developing and manufacturing high-tech healthcare products founded on the tissue regenerative properties found in sheep's stomach (well, the forestomach, aka rumen, to be exact) and which provide a biological ‘scaffolding’ on which new tissue can grow
!  They provide products for surgeons and clinicians to repair serious soft tissue injuries, specifically in the areas of wound care (primarily for conventionally hard-to-treat venous and diabetic ulcers) and surgical mesh (currently used in hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction operations).

Aroa Biosurgery is headquartered in Auckland and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:ARX). The company has U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and has gained reimbursement from the Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services for an ECM based product allowing widespread access in all their sites across USA. 

Brian has been described as 
something of a biotech renaissance man. He's a veterinarian with international experience in med-tech and pharma (including Baxter, Beecham and SmithKline Beecham), he is also a former chief executive of biotech industry organisation NZBio.

Hear from Brian about his ambitions for the company and the progress that's being made to become a major player in the global soft-tissue repair market.  

Tue 17 August 2021
Khandallah Town Hall

Brian Gaynor, a New Zealand Investment Legend

Our guest speaker for August 2021 is Brain Gaynor.  Not many people are described as an investment legend...yet this is the title given by the Managing Editor of The Spin Off.  He is known for having ruffled a few feathers in his time. He also writes one one NZ's best read business columns and has run one of the best performing investment funds in New Zealand. This promises to be one of our best evenings for the year - and not to be missed! 

Tue 14 September 2021
Khandallah Town Hall

[Guest speaker to be confirmed]

Tue 12 October 2021
Khandallah Town Hall

[Guest speaker to be confirmed]

Tue 9 November 2021
Khandallah Town Hall

[Guest speaker to be confirmed]