DISTRICT TEAM - MIDLAND DISTRICT
District Grand Master
Peter is a retired farmer and macinery salesman.
Being a third generation freemason he was initiated in July 1977 and is a member of the Mackenzie Lodge No. 93 and Lodge Kurow No. 164.
He has been Worshipful Master four times and is involved in other masonic orders including the Royal Arch.
Interests include reading, IHC assisting with the Charity Bike Ride and helping out with the Care Park, as well as keeping up with four grandchildren.
Worked for CFM/PPCS/Silver Fern Farms from 1962-2012 (50 years)
48 years I was employed all year round (Permanent Staff)
The last 30 years as Fellmongery Foreman
Wool Classing Certificate from Lincoln College 1970
Played Representative Rugby for Mid- Canterbury including Senior
Played for Allenton and coached under 18 grade plus Senior Reserve
A Life Member of Ashburton Preservation Society
Hold Traction Engine Drivers Certificate
Have been involved with Exchange Students for 12 years
And have visited them in their home countries. (Japan, Germany, Switzerland.)
Joined Freemasonry in 1978
Master of Thistle Lodge No 113 in 1989, 1998, & 2014
Grand Steward in 2006
Grand Superintendent in the Royal Arch Chapter 2009
Grand Director Ceremonies in the Royal Arch Chapter 2005-2008
Thrice Illustrious Master in the Cryptic Council 2001
Worthy Supreme Ruler in the Secret Monitor of New Zealand. 1988
Past G.D.C. Secret Monitor (Now Grand Counsellor 2015)
Ven. Preceptor in the Knights Templar 1996
MW Sovereign in Rose Croix 2008
30 Degree in the Rose Croix 2010
Admitted to the Royal Ark Mariners and Red Cross Degrees 1992-93
District Grand Director of Ceremonies
Joined The Mackenzie Lodge 93 in 2014.
Operates a fattening farm finishing Angus cattle in particular for the Anguspure brand.
Dabbles in a little bit of snow skiing and mountain biking plus actively involved with Crossfit.
I am excited and looking forward to taking on the office as GS in the Midland District and feel very honoured to have been given this opportunity.
Being a lewis and following in my fathers footsteps as he was a grand lodge officer is awesome.
On 28 March, 2002 WBro Lars Hansen joined Lodge St Martin as a Lewis, 15 days following his 18th birthday. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Carl Hansen who also joined Lodge St Martin No. 62 as a Lewis. This created a family of Brothers in Lodge St Martin where WBro Lar's father, VW Bro E D Hansen as well as his grandfather also were members. Following advancement through the offices of the Lodge Lars became Worshipful Master in 2009 to 2011, when regrettably the lodge surrendered its Charter.
After the closure Lars joined the Caledonian Lodge No. 16 as well as being a foundation member of Lodge Arowhenua No. 473 where he was its first Worshipful Master in 2012-13. Follow this mastership Lars became Worshipful Master of the Caledonian Lodge for 2015-16. Through his masonic career Lars has been an avid and regular visitor of Lodges within and outside the Midland District.
During Lar's masonic career he has been involved with the Royal Arch, Secret Monitor and is at present the librarian for the local masonic library. For the past five years he has been working at the Smithfield Freezing Works and recently became engaged to Robyn who is studying in Dunedin to become an occupational therapist. Robyn fully supports Lars in his masonic duties as does his parents.