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Volume 62 Number 39 - 11 April 2016

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 13 April - Speakers - Mike Edmonds from Kaikohe and District Sportsville and Stu Kay from Active Physiotherapy - the proposed Kaikohe Community Pool
Wednesday 20 April - Speaker - Colin Quincy - Tasman Rower

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
13-Apr-2016Bruce GJackie BradnamColin-RayJohn ENoel
20-Apr-2016RayHelenElizabethJohn EBruce KJimValerie

News and Notices

  • John and Elodie in Vanuatu

    • Link to email - Santo Rotary, and the container.

  • Invite a Guest!

    • It was great to see so many guests and prospective members at last week’s meeting. We have more good guest speakers this week. 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 Cyclone Winston Bulletin 14.

  • Link to Mum’s the Word - Special deal for Mothers’ Day at the Pioneer Village.

  • 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.

  • Dictionaries for Year 4 Students

    • Link to Spreadsheet.

  • Link to District Quiz Notice (Update)(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 - 8 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.


6 April Guest Speaker - Russell Shaw

  • News that Top Energy has got resource consents to build two power stations at Ngawha is a big shot in the arm. The expansion will treble production from geothermal to 75mw when the stations come on stream in 2020. Top Energy chief executive Russell Shaw came to Kaikohe to tell Rotarians about the Ngawha project and what it could mean for Kaikohe.

  • Russell said getting consents had taken six years, cost $4 million and employed 29 full time staff. The next step is for Top Energy to find the $300 million needed to build the stations.

  • After securing the generation of home-grown energy, the next question is how to use it. Russell says Top Energy is proposing an industrial park on land it owns on the north side of State Highway 12. The key element of it is a wood processing plant that could provide 175 jobs and be worth $1 billion to the Northland economy by processing the region's timber using low-cost energy from Ngawha. That's a good deal all round.

  • It was a fascinating presentation from Russell that attracted one of our largest attendances for a long time. Thank you to Russell for sparing the time for updating us. It is great to see that the leaders of our lines company are working so hard to create a more prosperous future for Kaikohe and Northland.