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Volume 60 Number 20 - 11 November 2013

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe

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Dinner Meeting


 Wednesday 20 November Committee Meetings

 Members' Privileges

 

Cashier

Reception
Meeting
Closure
Five
Minute
Speaker

Raffle

Sergeant's
Assistant

Steward

Steward

Introduce
Speaker
Thank
Speaker
13 NovRayNoelKeithJohnDonnaSueJim  
 20 NovHelenRayValerieElizabethNgaire KeithNoelBruce GStan

News and Notices

  • Kaikohe Christmas Parade - Friday 29 November.

  • Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Show - Saturday 9 November - Early reports indicate that the Rotary stall was a great success.

  • Link to Rotary is Local - Get the locals to support you.

  • Link to an Invitation to the Area One Dinner - Kaitaia - Saturday 30 November.

  • Link to the Northern Crossing site - check out the video.

  • Link to the webpage of the District 9910 Conference Waitangi - 25-27 April 2014.

  • Link to the webpage of the Rotary International Conference Sydney - 1-4 June 2014.

Calendar and Blogs (where there is always something new - check these links every week)

  • Link to the Kaikohe Rotary Club Calendar.

  • Link to Kaikohe Rotary’s Facebook page.

  • Link to the Rotary Down Under Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Regional Public Image Resource Blog.

Regular Newsletters

  • Link to Shelterbox News - November 2013.

  • Link to the November Rotary Down Under webpage.

  • Link to New Generations - Interact - Rotaract - RYLA - October 2013

  • Link to the District Governor’s Newsletter - October 2013.

  • Link to Membership Minute - October 2013.

  • Link to the Kerikeri Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Northland College Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

6 November Meeting Report (Reporter - Stan)

  • Apologies:  Donna, Don, Bruce G, Frank, Liz

  • Guests Welcomed: Garry, Monita,  Te Matawai, Jessie, Cliff Whitelaw.

  • Valerie spoke about the garden safari held by Kerikeri Rotary.  This was assisted by Glenis and Valerie.

  • Xmas parade will be held on the 29th November.

  • A reminder re the Kaitaia Rotary joint meeting scheduled for 30th November at Kaitaia

  • A reminder for those wanting to attend the Rotary Conference next year.  Time to make bookings.

  • 15th November the Blood Bank will be in Kaikohe.  Cam & Glenis will be in attendance.

  • Graeme Roddly from Papamoa Rotary has requested a billet for 1 exchange student who requires hosting 3 days to experience Northland.  The date to be conformed.

  • The Waimate Show details were discussed.  Those attending confirmed.  

  • Monita spoke to the meeting about her approaching trip.  Monita intends to complete a half marathon walk on the 16th November as part of her fund raising for the student exchange trip.  She will be joined by Amelia, exchange student from Sweden, and 1 Rotary member.  The Garden Safari wheelbarrow raffle resulted in $800 profit. Monita thanked the club for their support, and also gave a big thank you in Maori for the mahi provided.  Monita was then joined by her father for the waiata.

  • The Sergeant session funds are to be donated to Monita.

  • Keith introduced the Guest Speaker, Cliff Whitelaw, who spoke on the subject “Is Foreign Investment Good for NZ”.  Cliff provided an interesting and insightful overview of the operation of Mataka.  Foreign ownership of Mataka has brought improvements to the land, provided successful pest controls, and an increase in the resident kiwi population.  Non-residents are still permitted to use the beaches, with access available by boat.  Land slippage caused by roading is a recognised problem and programs are in place to mitigate slippage.  Property owners are permitted use of 5ha for 1 house and 1 property manager’s house, and curtilage, with some restrictions on use.  The balance of each land owned is leased to the farm, under control of the farm manager.

  • Bill thanked Cliff for his talk.

  • Helen provided closure with the advice – “There is no fool like an old fool”.