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Volume 63 Number 37 - 3 April 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetingst
Wednesday 5 April - Northern Regional Corrections Facility Visit (details below)
Wednesday 12 April - Mark Anderson - Kaikohe Business Association

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
12-Apr-2017IsaacHelenJimJohn ERayJohn VNoel

News and Notices

  • The Rotary Club of Kaikohe is visiting the Northern Regional Corrections Facility at Ngāwhā on Wednesday 5 April.

    • Thanks to the 25 people who have registered. The list has been sent to Corrections.

    • Meet outside the prison entrance at 5:30pm.

    • Bring photo identification (e.g. Driver Licence or Passport).

    • Cameras, mobile phones or other electronic devices prohibited.

  • Link to the website of the Rotary District Conference 21-23 April 2017 in Whangarei - follow the links to the programme and registration pages.

  • Link to Celebrate with Bill Gates in Atlanta.


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 - 31 March 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 593 - April 2017.

  • Link to Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) Newsletter - March 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - March 2017.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - March 2017.

  • Link to the Governor’s Newsletter - 8 March 2017.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


29 March Meeting

  • In the past, when teenage girls became pregnant their education quickly came to an end, as our secondary schools were not set up to accommodate crying toddlers. So the country missed out on the skills and talents that those young mums never had a chance to develop and learn. Fortunately, however, those days are behind us.In New Zealand there are currently 30 Teen Parent Units (TPUs) that specialise in providing education to teen parents. Last year one such unit - Hiwa-i-te-rangi - was set up in Kaikohe. It is only TPU in Northland outside of Whangarei.
  • This week Kim Petia, the manager of Hiwa-i-te-rangi, spoke to Kaikohe Rotary about the school's first year and the difference it is making to the lives of its students. She said, like all TPUs, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi has to come under the umbrella of a secondary school - in its case, Northland College. The school is located in a purpose-built facility in the grounds of Kaikohe East School. It has enough funding to cater for 30 students, although its current enrolment is just nine.

  • Kim said the students all have individual Rautaki Matauranga (education strategies) and study NCEA subjects. There is also an emphasis on learning life skills. While they are studying, their children are being cared for across the road at the Kowhai Corner Childcare Centre.

  • Hiwa-i-te-Rangi also has a van which it uses to provides free transport for all its students (and their babies), currently running each school day from Moerewa to Kaikohe and return.

  • Kim then showed us a video put together by the students that showed them talking about the difference Hiwa-i-te-Rangi is making to their lives and their plans for the future.

  • Isaac Vujcich thanked Kim for her presentation. Kaikohe Rotary is happy to support Kim and her team and wishes them well for the future.