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Volume 62 Number 38 - 4 April 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 6 April - Speaker: Russell Shaw - Ngawha development and the proposed Industrial Park
Wednesday 13 April - Speakers - Mike Edmonds from Kaikohe and District Sportsville and Stu Kay from Active Physiotherapy - the proposed Kaikohe Community Pool

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
6-Apr-2016John EStanColin-ValerieNoelNgaire
13-Apr-2016Bruce GJackie BradnamColin-RayJohn EHelen

News and Notices

  • Invite a Guest!

    • Our Guest Speaker for 6 April, Russell Shaw from Top Energy, will be of interest to a wider audience. Consider inviting a guest. If you are bringing a guest be sure to let Noel know at 4011700 or admin@birchalls.co.nz for catering numbers.

  • Link to District 9910 Latest Updates email.

    • Link to Cyclone Winston Bulletin 11.

    • Link to Rembrandt Exhibition (Whangarei).

    • Link to Seoul Travel Option.

  • District Conference - 9-11 April 2016

    • Link to conference website.

    • Link to Stuff You Need to Do.

    • Link to Final Countdown.

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Link to Spreadsheet.

  • Link to District Quiz Notice (7 May).

  • Korea Convention

    • Link to Connect with Culture.

    • Link to Final Chance for Registration Savings.

  • Link to District Youth Programmes Spreadsheet.


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 and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) Blog.


Regular Newsletters

  • Link to Rotary Weekly - 1 April 2016.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 582 - April 2016.

  • Link to RI Resource Extra - 31 March 2016.

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

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

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


30 March Guest Speaker

  • In the1870s possums were largely unknown in New Zealand. Even in the 1950s they were scarce in Northland. Guest Speaker Dean Baigent-Mercer outlined how their northward march was accompanied by massive destruction of Northland's native forests and devastation of native bird species.

  • Forests are more than trees. They provide habitats for a whole range of birds and invertebrates. When forests are under attack from a range of predators that include weasels, stoats, rats and cats, it is important that a range of measures are taken to stem the tide.

  • The most significant weapon in the fight against pests is 1080, a low-grade poison that is extremely effective against possums. Its use has been limited because of community fears that it could be toxic to native species. When allied with consistent trapping the use of 1080 has allowed some forests to thrive once again. If the community can be reassured that 1080 is safe more of our forests can be saved from predators and the dawn chorus can return.

  • Jim Shaw thanked Dean for a thoughtful and provocative presentation which was appreciated by Rotarians and guests.