United Pigeon Fanciers Association
The United Pigeon Fanciers Association was formed in 1912 under the name "United Pigeon Fanciers Club"
In 1991 the name changed to the Fancy Pigeon Association NZ Inc. The name was again changed in 2000 to the present name of United Pigeon Fanciers
Association (Inc) NZ.
The aim of the UPFA still remains the same as it always has been, that is "To Promote the keeping of, Breeding and exhibition of Fancy Pigeons in New Zealand"
The UPFA is a New Zealand wide club with members on both the North and South Islands. There is also a junior membership available to young enthusiasts' so that they can enjoy the enjoyable hobby of breeding and showing of Pigeons.
In 2012 the Centennial of the UPFA(formally the UPFC and FPA) was held and a very successful show was held in conjunction with the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam & Pigeon
Club's annual show held 22nd & 23rd June. The International Modena Club held their first
Show in the South Island. This was very well attended with exhibitors coming from the North Island to show their birds. The judge was Mr David Lewis from Australia. The Modenas were judged usung the American Judging system and this was very well received by the Exhibitors. The other judges were Mr A Makin and Mr F Hayes also from Australia.
The Best Pigeon at the Cenennial show was Mr A.J.Bull with a CLLF Tumbler.
At the Centennial Show dinner Mrs June Harvey and Mr Bob Dawber were awarded Distinguished Service Awards, recognising June as the ring Secretary and Bob as the President and the Bulletin Editor.
Also introduced in 2012 was the "Master Breeder"award. This award recognises a Breeder
for their dedication to their breed and their willingness to pass on birds and information to new and prospective breeders of their specialised breed.
Winners of this award are:
|2012||Mr Gordon Fletcher||Modena|
|Mr Johnny Witteman||Norwich Cropper|
|2013||Mrs Madelon Gilligan||Modena|
|2014||Mr Graeme Messrvey||Flying Tumbler|
|2015||Mr Barrie Rae||Fantail|
Office Bearers for the year 2015 2016 year elected at the Annual General Meeting held on 27 June 2015
ph 03 3229 899 email: email@example.com
|Ring Secretary||June Harvey|
Flat 3, 349 Lyttleton Street, Spreydon, Christchurch 8024
ph 03 338 4907
|Area Reps||Hamilton Upper North Island |
Mr Ray Hooker ph 0274977506
Wellington Lower North Island
Mr D Barclay ph 04 577 2636
Queenstown Lower South Island
Mr K Bray ph 0272 230 550
Email kabr4y@gmail. Com
At the Annual General meeting it was passed that the Annual General Meeting held on 27 June 2015 be moved to September each year.
Rings are purchased each year and can be ordered from the Secretary/Treasurer.
Cost of rings for 2015 are 0.60 cents each and can only be sold in multiples of 5
An extra $3.00 is charged for postage
Rings are available now. Colour for 2015 are white with black writing.
Any one interested in joining the club please contact the Secretary/Treasurer.
Meetings of the club are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact the Secretary/Treasurer to inquire about meeting dates
Membership Seniors $20.00, Joint membership (two people at same address) $30.00,
Juniors $5.00 or with Bulletin $20.00
The United Pigeon Fanciers Association still has Centennial caps available at a cost of $20.00 which includes postage within New Zealand.
Contact the Secretary to purchase one of these
UPFA Centennial Cap
On the back are the words:
Check out our website: fancypigeon.co.nz (this site is presently being upgraded)
Best Fancy Pigeon 2015 Noel Smith – American Show Racer Blue Bar old Cock