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Volume 64 Number 37 - 16 April 2018

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 18 April - Board Meeting
Wednesday 25 April - Anzac Day - No Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank Speaker

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 Rotary International’s Member News.

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

Regular Newsletters

  • Link to the latest Rotary Weekly.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under 604 - April 2018.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action.

  • 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.

11 April Meeting

  • Past Assistant Governor Glenis Sutherland was pleased to present President Colin Paterson with the District Social Media award. Well done Colin! Go here for story and pictures.

  • The club was honoured to welcome Norfolk Island Rotarian and Governor Nominee to our club meeting. Go here for more details.

  • Te Pou Herenga Tai - The Twin Coast Cycle Trail is one of the best things that has happened to Kaikohe and the mid-north for many years. This week Kaikohe Rotarians heard from Adrienne Tari who has spent the last seven years turning Pou Herenga Tai from a dream into a reality, working as Cycle Trail Co-ordinator for Far North District Council.

    • Adrienne told us the idea of a cycle trail for the Far North came out an idea that then Prime Minister John Key put to the 2009 Jobs Summit for a national cycle trail using old railway and walking tracks to provide a network of rides that would attract visitors from overseas to experience our scenery.

    • Originally, the Far North Trail was planned to extend only from Kaikohe to Okaihau. But it was soon realised that a 14km ride would not cut the mustard and something bigger was needed. Then the idea was expanded to build a trail extending from Northland's east to west coasts - a distance of 84km.

    • Turning the idea into reality was anything but simple. Much of the proposed route crosses private land and many landowners were lukewarm at the prospect of public access. Communities and businesses in towns along the route also had to be convinced of the merits of the trail and the opportunities it would create. And some of the old rail infrastructure needed repairs and upgrades to serve a new purpose.

    • Fortunately,the government, Northland Regional Council and Far North District Council provided necessary funding.The trail has provided opportunities for new businesses, such as cycle hire and accommodation.

    • Adrienne said now the trail is a reality, FNDC is moving aside and is transferring management to a community trust with two members from each of the seven sectors the trail passes through.

    • John Vujcich thanked Adrienne for most informative presentation.