(by Lisa Davies, 1NEWSnow, 2019-01-19)
The traditionally secretive Freemasons have opened the doors to their new Christchurch lodge today.
The new centre replaces a number of buildings lost in the Christchurch earthquakes and is intended to help cater for a growing membership.
1 NEWS was invited in to film the dedication of the new Freemasons lodge in Woolston, the pageantry of the event no longer behind closed doors since the grandmaster decided on a new approach two years ago.
“To say that we’re speaking up for freemasonry I think is understating the measure, we are right into being transparent,” Grand Master Mark Winger told 1 NEWS.
“We donated ten million dollars to society, we should be proud of…