About us

'The New Zealand Finch Breeders Association Incorporated’ (NZFBA) was founded in November 1984 when a group of keen finch breeders met to share information and support each other.

Eventually, the NZFBA was formalised when it was registered as an Incorporated Society on 19 December 1986. The main focus of the club is conservation of finches in New Zealand.

 

The Club was registered as an Incorporated Society on 19 December 1986. The main focus of the Club is conservation of finches in New Zealand. 
 

We try to be a friendly, supportive club, promoting the sharing of knowledge and experience of our approximately 130 members as at 2018 and encouraging good finch breeding practices. Most members are based in the North Island, and there are a few overseas members as well.

The day to day running of the association is managed by a Management Committee who meet at least four times a year. Members are elected to serve on the Management Committee at the Annual General Meeting held in March. The club's financial year runs from January to December.

2018 commitee members are: President: Bill Kayes, Treasurer: Claire Hollingsworth, Editor: Carena Scott, Secretary: Jane Mullaney, Committee: Bev Kayes, Gary Hollingsworth, Rory Mullaney, Andy Lavery, Alan Hughes.

OUR OBJECTIVES

 

  • Help encourage self sustaining populations of the foreign finch species in New Zealand. 
  • Promote collaborative breeding programmes which include good record keeping, the management of breeding to maintain genetic diversity  
  • Support high standards of husbandry including hygiene, diets and breeding by promoting successful methods
  • Promote the sharing of knowledge and experiences of members and aviculturists overseas 
  • Promote the hobby to new members, particularly youth

 

We publish monthly Finches Magazine in pdf format full colour emailed or you can download past copies in the member section. 
Meetings most months. Can join online if unable to be there in person.
Mini Sales at meetings
Free advertising in monthly Finches Magazines and on our website
Free advertising on our FB Groups - both the public page, and private members only group

Member contact and advice - expertise through our network of members and associated groups
Library resources


 We are an association spread across New Zealand. No matter where you are, chances are, we have members near you. As a member you get the informative monthly magazine, Finches. Articles on everything from: Livefood, Egg Binding, Sprouting Seed, Finch Diets, Worms, Aviary Plantings, and plenty of other great reading!

Members are able to purchase leg rings for your finches in a variety of types. Are split plastic rings coloured and or numbered for $6 coloured/$12 coloured and numbered per set of 10. We sell these at just over cost to encourage good record keeping of bird breeding

NZFBA Christmas calendar showcases 12 different finches in full colour.

NZFBA Handbook (3rd edition) that summaries knowldege from over forty years of experience to help you successfully breed finches. Contributors include avian vet expert Brett Gartrell from Massey University Wildbase and Marcus Pollard of Clifton Finch Aviaries.

We hold association Meetings - where you get the chance to network eith other members and see other members aviaries and gain knowledge from them about how they breed their birds. At these where numbers permit, we hold mini bird sales, a sales table, lunches, raffles etc.

We are as good as our members and we'd love to have you in the group - so come and join in, come to meetings, send in letters, ask questions, post pictures, talk to other members.