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Volume 64 Number 06 - 7 August 2017

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 9 August - R Tucker Thompson Award Recipients
Wednesday 16 August - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker
9-Aug-2017NoelJohn VDonJimJohn ENgaireHelen
16-Aug-2017Helen

News and Notices

  • Link to Future Leaders’ Forum Update.

  • Link to an invitation to the Fine Homes Tour of Devonport.

  • Link to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2018.

  • Link to Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Fun Trivia Night - 19 August.

  • Subscriptions are $125 for 6 months and are now due. Subscriptions can be paid direct to the treasurer or by direct credit to bank account number 12 3097 0118980 00.

  • Link to Rotary Learning and Information - Chance to complete in Okaihau 19-20 August.

    • Link the Rotary Learning and Information webpage. Go here for details and registration link.


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 - 4 August 2017.

  • Link to Governor’s Newsletter -  August 2017.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 597 - August 2017.

  • Link to Vocational Service Newsletter - July 2017.

  • Link to Young Leaders in Action - July 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.


2 August Meeting

  • When Jackie Poole heard her father was terminally ill she decided bring her family back home to Okaihau. Her father had been active in the local community for many years and Jackie followed his example by becoming involved in the Okaihau Community Association.

  • The association's major project has been upgrading Two Ponga Park situated in the middle of the town. The park is also also the terminus of the old Northland railway line and is adjacent to State Highway One.

  • Jackie has taken the lead in restoring the old rail tunnel which goes under the town's main street. Currently the tunnel is damp, dingy and full of graffiti. For any restoration project to be successful a set of lockable gates need to be installed at each end of the tunnel. Jackie says the Association has received a grant of Far North District Council's Focus Fund. But buying a set of robust gates and then installing them is likely to cost at least $11,000. Jackie is asking Kaikohe Rotary for assistance in meeting the shortfall.

  • She says a refurbished tunnel could be used as a performance or event venue and could become a real asset for the Okaihau community and attract visitors using the cycle trail through the town. The project has support from Far North District Council, which is important because the council owns the land on which the tunnel sits.

  • Former Okaihau resident Elizabeth Killen thanked Jackie for a most informative presentation.