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Volume 62 Number 29 - 1 February 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 3 February - Navigating the Rotary Web
Wednesday 10 February - Club Assembly

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker

News and Notices

  • Link to Connect with New Friends in Korea -  Korea convention 28 May to 1 June, 2016.

  • District Conference - Vanuatu

    • Link a TV3 news item about Air Vanuatu and Air New Zealand and the Port Vila Airport.

    • Link to a message from Governor Peter about the Recent News about the Port Vila Airport.

    • Link to District Conference Travel and Accommodation Packages.

  • Link to an invitation to the Finger Lakes Showcase Tour (New York State).

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 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 - 29 January 2016.

  • Link to download the District Governor’s Newsletter - January 2016.

  • Link to the Rotary Vocational Service Newsletter - January 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Young Leaders in Action - January 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - January 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange - January 2016.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

27 January Meeting Report

  • Even though Shaun Reilly was born in Collingwood, he has been in living in Kaikohe for more than 40 years. Shaun's been a farmer, a champion plougher, a photographer and a journalist. But Sean is best known as being a passionate champion for Kaikohe. On Wednesday Shaun shared his views on how Kaikohe could rise again to once again be the hub of the Mid North.

  • Sean says Top Energy's proposal for a geothermal power station will provide the Kaikohe area with low-cost energy. When the power comes on stream Kaikohe will no longer be dependent on the National Grid and instead will be a net exporter of electricity. it will also provide opportunities for businesses in forestry in setup, making use of low-cost energy and the area's plentiful supply of labour.

  • Shaun believes Far North District Council has a big part to play in Kaikohe's future. He says the decision to move the planning and building teams to Kerikeri was a big mistake and Shaun believes he was personally responsible for stopping former Mayor Wayne Brown's plans to move the council's headquarters to Kerikeri. Shaun wants the staff now in Kerikeri to come back to Kaikohe. He wants the council to join forces with Ngapuhi to build a new headquarters building at the former Kaikohe Hotel site.

  • Councillor John Vujcich thanked Shaun and told his passionate Kaikohe audience that Sean had given everyone plenty to think about.


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