Links and clubs
Below is a list of our friends, affiliates and websites we think you'll find interesting.
Southron Gaard is based in the South Island of New Zealand (principally in Christchurch and Dunedin) and is a branch of the international non-profit educational organisation, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
The SCA is dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-17th century European history.
The Company of the Lance was formed in Auckland New Zealand early April 2005. their main focus is the sport of full contact jousting in the IJA (International Jousting Associating) style.
Here you will find information about The Company of the Lance jousting group.
Home of jousting in New Zealand, specialising in jousting as a modern sport. They pay particular attention to historical accuracy and demonstrate their sport through public displays and tournaments.
They are the headquarters club for the
International Jousting Association.
The New Zealand Norsemen, a Viking Age Living History Society recreating life from the years 793 to 1066.
A Northern European culture group catering for all ages, both males and females and for all interests in the Viking Age. Members can engage in a wide range of interest from armed martial arts to camping, crafts, music, history and even religion.
Peter Jackson couldn't direct Canterbury Faire more perfectly than Southron Gaard. For a precious week, fairegoers step away from the mundane world to a place where clashes of arms see honour showered on victor and loser alike; where the gentle arts are taught and practiced at a pace that allows for true learning; where the Mangy Mongol coffee house keeps even the grumpiest in morning trim; and where theatre and music is always just about to happen.
Auckland Sword and Shield Society studies George Silver's English short sword techniques from his 'Paradoxes of Defense' (1599), German longsword from Johannes Liechtenauer's system of 'Kunst des Langenshwert' (14th-17th c) and Italian rapier from the work of Ridolfo Capo Ferro, 'Il Gran Simulacro dell' Arte e dell'uso della Scherma' (1610). We also train with sword and shield, spear and a variety of other weapons and techniques.
Formed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1986, The Wellington Medieval Guild is largely involved with the history and performance of the medieval lifestyle.
Dedicated to the study and reconstruction of European Martial Arts from the written records dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.Great starting contact for W.MA.
Here you will find information about the SCA ( Society for Creative Anachronism ) in Auckland and Hamilton (the Canton of Cluain). They have a group based at the University of Auckland, the Proto-College of St Dionysius.
The Canton of Cluain is an historical re-enactment group covering the period 600 to 1600 AD.
They are part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) based in the City of Hamilton, New Zealand, reaching
out through the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and King Country area.
Recreating the period of 1066 formed in Napier and is one of the oldest clubs in NZ.
The New Zealand Axeplay Society (NZAS) is a group of like-minded people dedicated to the practice, research and revival of the noble art of the pollaxe as a modern sport.
This forum is dedicated to medieval re-enactment in New Zealand, with a particular focus on both National Association of Ancient and Medieval Arts (NAAMA), and Living History.
The web site of the Second Legion Augusta (NZ). They are a research and re-enactment group specialising in recreating the Roman Army and Roman life from the 2nd to the 4th century A.D.
Independent digital filmmakers based in Auckland, New Zealand. Their particular specialty is event videography and web-based advertisements for large events.
Sundays, at Memorial Park, Tauranga when dry. Mostly, might be wise to doublecheck the where!
Charlie , Captain 07 544 3642, 0212960215
Specialising in the performance of romantic Medieval martial arts, singing, dancing and presentations. Authentic armour, weapons and garb.
Based in Auckland.
The Company of the Dragon portray the period from 1250 to 1450 AD.
They offer a diverse range of activities for their members including weapons training, costume and armour making, banquets, and other non-combat and interclub activites and events.
They meet every Sunday between 1pm and 4pm at the Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook, Wellington.
Great set of information on how to make ring and chainmail.
We are Medieval Re-enactors representing a group of Mercenaries based in Southern Europe around the latter part of the 14th Century and early part of the 15th Century. We are a diverse group of Archers, Men at Arms. Based in Taupo
Is a New Zealand Medieval re-enactment group. We have Falcons all around the country from Wellington to Levin, Taranaki and Auckland.
Red Ravens is a medieval fencing club. We focus on the combat techniques and costume of western Europe from 1150 to 1350AD.
Nelson Mediaeval is a mediaeval living history group based in Nelson but with members from as far away as Picton and Takaka. The group is focussed on England from the viking era to the end of the medieval era (approximately 800 to 1600 AD).
The Archive is an on-line Journal devoted to teaching people how to make armour It has patterns and all the know how ..you just need a hammer and a real hot fire lol
The University of Canterbury Medieval and Renaissance Society interested in recreating aspects of European Culture from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance
Handmade on commission by
Period: knives, locks, armour, hornware
and assorted sundries
Chantelle has been designing and constructing costumes for Theatre, Film and Historical Re- enactment since 1999.
Whether you desire a one-off piece, or a whole show designed, made or sourced; Chantelle has the experience, expertise and knowledge to make your vision come alive on the stage or screen
The club was established as a direct result of the numerous onerous and despicable tribes of unruly Norse Invaders who were terrorising the humble peasantry around the beggining of the Millenium.
We would like to visit your show or event, take hundreds of fantastic photos, print on-the-spot instantly using our professional lab-quality printers and display them here with an option to purchase the photos even years later. The photos are usually online within 24 hrs and can be viewed by ten-thousands of national and international visitors from all over the world
We invite you to join us - a great bunch of people who focus on the Living History aspects of Roman life from the periods of 100AD plus!
We offer three distinct opportunities to re-live an experience life as a Civilian (for everyone - NO AGE RESTRICTIONS); as a Gladiator (anyone over 18 years in good health) or as an Imperial Roman Guard (males over 15 years in good health with guardian/parental approval until 18+).
TeamNZ are the only Historic Medieval Battle International Association (HMBIA) approved organisation in New Zealand.
Would you like to be involved? If you are a fighter - any style - you could learn the combat code and join the fighters on field. Contact: BotNNZ@gmail.com.
If you are non-combatant, you can help in a wide variety of other areas too - Living Histroy re-enactment, administration, transport, support. Contact via the above email
Based in Orcland NZ, we are seeking quality members to be trained in the ancient medieval martial arts.
Our mission is to raise a team to compete nationally and internationally at events of full contact steel weapon armoured martial arts.