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Volume 63 Number 43 - 15 May 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 17 May - Board Meeting
Wednesday 24 May - Speaker Justin Blaikie

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
24-May-2017ValerieNgaireGlenisNoelLizElizabethJohn E

News and Notices

  • Kaikohe Rotarians have the privilege of delivering Meals on Wheels next week - 22-26 May. Please fill in the spreadsheet if you are available.

  • New Zealand Blood Service was at the Kaikohe Memorial Hall on Friday 12 May. Check out Kaikohe Rotary involvement here.

  • Congratulations to the Kaikohe-Kerikeri team for coming runners up at the District Quiz last Saturday. Details here.

  • Kaikohe Kōrero is a new monthly community newsletter.

  • Link to Celebrate With Us in Atlanta.

  • Dictionaries for Year Four Students are now ready for distribution. We are looking for volunteers to take the dictionaries to the schools. Please fill in the spreadsheet.

    • Link to 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 - 12 May 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Leader - May 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Exchange - May 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Giving and Grants - May 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 594 - May 2017.

  • Link to Wasrag (Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) April Newsletter.

  • 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.

10 May Meeting

  • Our own Noel Birchall is a keen duck shooter and hunter. For the last 50 years Noel has been involved in Acclimatisation Societies and their successors, Fish and Game Councils. These bodies set the rules for hunting across the country and set catch and bag limits for each region.

  • Noel explained to Kaikohe Rotarians that Fish and Game Councils are statutory bodies but receive no direct Government funding. Their income comes solely from issuing hunting and fishing licences. There are 12 Fish and Game Councils throughout the country. Northland is one of the smallest in terms of population but one of the biggest in terms terms of habitat requiring protection. Fish and Game's income is pooled nationally and distributed to the regions. This means the Northland council can employ two full time inspectors and another one part time, when it would otherwise be unable to employ even one.

  • Noel explained that Fish and Game is also an environmental advocate, promoting the interests of waterways and protecting habitats. Recently the organisation gained a significant victory when the High Court invalidated some of Horizon Regional Council's land use rules that have led to degraded waterways. Fish and Game has also been active in securing water conservation orders that have protected some of our most environmentally sensitive waterways.

  • Last year Noel was elected to Fish and Game's national council and is now looking at issues from a nationwide perspective, having recently undertaken a tour of water courses in Canterbury and the Mackenzie Country. One of his big tasks later this year will be finding a replacement chief executive for Bryce Johnston who is leaving later this year.

  • Kaikohe Rotary is delighted that one of our own is playing such an active role and working for our community and country. We wish Noel well.