NZPF Southern Region established 1911



The monthly meeting includes interesting talks and displays, and is held at The Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Christchurch, on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:45pm. Refreshments are provided and there is plenty of time for a chat.
In addition, specialized groups hold regular meetings. Current groups include:

  • Postal History Group – meets on the first Monday of each month.
  • Postcard Group – meets third Tuesday on the even-numbered months of the year at 7:00pm

The Christchurch Youth Stamp Club is also based at The Philatelic Centre and is supported by the Society.

Calendar of Events

The programme is subject to the impact of Covid on the availability of the speaker/s and attendance will be subject to whatever restrictions the society/club must apply. If you plan visiting, please contact the society/club prior to attending to determine any programme changes and conditions of attendance that might apply.
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Club activities and services


We have one of the most extensive philatelic libraries in Australasia. A CD, which will be regularly updated, is currently being prepared of the library holdings which will be made available to members.
A library night is held each month (third Tuesday) for local members and visitors able to attend, and the library holdings will also be made available during the regular monthly meeting nights.

Exchange branch

We have an active and efficient exchange circuit through which members can buy stamps for their collection, and sell surplus items.
Information is available from the Exchange Manager, Christchurch (NZ) Philatelic Society, PO Box 9246, Christchurch 8149.


The Society publishes a  monthly newsletter, Captain Coqk, which is mailed to members. It regularly includes information and articles on alternative post material, postal history and postal stationery, and other original articles on various NZ and overseas stamp topics. It is mailed using current NZ stamps, so helps add to your collection.

Assistance with your hobby

We can help you with:

  • Expanding your collection
  • Learning how to research your topic
  • Ideas for writing up your collection
  • Developing an exhibit
  • Making contacts with other collectors


The current subscription is $60, or $50 if payment is made prior to March 31 each year.
Additional postage is charged to cover the extra cost of posting to overseas destinations. ($13.20 to Australia and the South Pacific, $18.70 to the rest of the world).