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Volume 62 Number 14 - 5 October 2015

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 7 October - Guest Speaker - Robin Robilliard - Author of Hard Country: A Golden Bay Life
Wednesday 14 October - Guest Speakers - Jarin Thomas, Rijo Joy

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
7-Oct-2015ElizabethHelenDonStanBruce KNoelValerie
14-Oct-2015JimNoelValerieRayJohn VJohn EElizabeth

News and Notices

  • District Conference 2016

    • Link to a Conference Update from Governor Peter Garnett and Elaine Mead.

    • Link to the District Conference 2016 website.

  • Link to a message seeking helpers for a Vanuatu School Building Project.


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

  • Link to the Kaikohe Rotary Club Calendar. Go here to check out Guest Speakers for future meetings and details of other club activities.

  • Link to Kaikohe Rotary’s Facebook page.

  • Link to Megan Hammerton’s Blog.

  • Link to the District Facebook page.

  • Link to the District Calendar.

  • Link to the Rotary Service Connections Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Voices Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Down Under Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Regional Public Image Resource Blog.

  • Link to Rotary International’s Member News.

  • Link to Wasrag (Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) Blog.


Regular Newsletters

  • Link to Rotary Weekly - 2 October 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 577 - October 2015.

  • Link to End Polio Now - September 2015.

  • Link to Rotary Young Leaders in Action - September 2015.

  • Link to the District Governor’s Newsletter - September 2015.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


30 September Meeting

  • Last Wednesday we welcomed Sarah Greener, treasurer of Focus Paihia. Sarah spoke to us about the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, a project initiated by local physiotherapist Robin Holland and his wife Tiffany who is also Focus Paihia's co-ordinator. The proposal is to develop 87km of trails in the Waitangi Endowment Forest which is owned by the Waitangi National Trust.

  • In July, after two years of work Focus Paihia signed a management agreement with the Department of Conservation that will enable Focus Paihia to develop an international mountain biking facility that will rival Rotorua. Focus Paihia has started fundraising for the project and has so far raised $155,000, with $70,000 from Far North District Council and $70,000 from Focus Paihia kicking off the campaign. But there is still lots more money to be raised to reach the $1.3 million target, with Sarah and her team frantically sending off applications to a wide range of funding bodies. There is a a Give A Little page to solicit donations from the public.

  • Focus Paihia has engaged Jeff Carter of Southstar Trails in Rotorua to design the layout. The trails will then be built - mostly by volunteers - in three stages .

  • Sarah said, when finished, the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park could attract 25,000 visitors a year putting in more than $5 million into the Bay of Islands economy.