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Volume 63 Number 39 - 17 April 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 19 April - Board Meeting
Wednesday 26 April

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
26-Apr-2017NoelHelenGlenisJohn ENgaireColinValerie

News and Notices

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

  • District Quiz - 13 May 2017.

    • Link to poster

    • Link to further information.

  • Link to Long Awaited Waterfall Track Opens - Well done Kerikeri Rotary and Vision Kerikeri.

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 - 14 April 2017.

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

  • Link to Shelterbox Newsletter - April 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 593 - April 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.

12 April Meeting

  • Mark Anderson has a long career in the tyre business, interrupted by three years selling commercial real estate in Hamilton. Two years ago he brought Ray Whitelaw's tyre business and came home to Kaikohe, a town with large numbers of vacant shops in the main street and a sluggish economy. But Mark believes it is not difficult to to be successful in business in Kaikohe, provided your remember the basics of staying close to your customer.

  • Last year Mark took over from Steve Sangster as chairperson of the Kaikohe Business Association (KBA). Because Kaikohe doesn't have a residents and ratepayers association, the KBA acts as an advocate for all Kaikohe, not just businesses. As well as making submissions on documents including the Far North District Council District Plan and Annual Plan, the KBA has a programme of activities and projects that aim to make kaikohe a better place to live and do business. They include murals and street art and encouraging business and property owners to smarten up and repaint their premises.

  • The KBA is also also considering asking for the imposition of a targeted rate, similar to that in Paihia, to provide a source of funding to improve Kaikohe's ambience.

  • Mark told Rotarians that initiatives such as the rebuild of northern College, Top Energy's proposed Ngawha Industrial Park and the recently completed Twin Coast Cycle Trail have and will provide hugh benefits for Kaikohe. He also noted that we have a large population of talented young people and these benefits need to translate into training and job opportunities for them.

  • The KBA is a voluntary organisation with no office or paid staff. Therefore, it depends on an active membership to achieve good outcomes. Mark says the KBA meets at the RSA on the first Monday of the month and anyone interested in Kaikohe is welcome.

  • KBA member Noel Birchall thanked Mark for a thought-provoking and interesting presentation.