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Volume 66 Number 24 - 9 December 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 11 December - Speaker - Meralyn Te Hira - Principal Kaikohe West School
Wednesday 18 December - Christmas Function

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
11-Dec-2019NgaireJohn EGlenisSteveJohn VNoelColinBruce

News and Notices

  • Link to R Tucker Thompson - Announcements, Invitations, and Dates.

  • Link to District Conference 2020 - Vanuatu.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under Supplies - Christmas Edition.

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.

Regular Newsletters

  • Link to the latest Rotary Weekly.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Interplast Update.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.

4 December Meeting

  • Moko Tepania has done many things in his life, even though it is less than three decades old. In October he was elected to represent the Kaikohe-Hokianga ward on Far North District Council. This week Moko came to Kaikohe Rotary to tell us about himself.

  • Moko was brought up in Hikurangi, just north of Whangarei. There was never much money but his parents encouraged him to make the most of life. At the age of 14 he started work in the local Four Square. That went really well until he became a victim of an armed robbery. That traumatic experience did not dissuade young Moko and he returned to the store and kept working.

  • Moko recounted the death of his younger brother aged six months and when he was 17. That event led to his parents relocating to Australia. But at the time

  • Moko was deputy head boy at Pompallier College in Whangarei, so he stayed behind.

  • After school a number of jobs including in Australia, where he spent time working as a butcher's apprentice and pouring concrete on building sites. Although the money was good, working conditions were not and Mako wanted to be home. So he crossed the Tasman and enrolled at Waikato University. After graduating he trained as a teacher and ended up at his old school - Pompallier College - as a teacher. There he spent four enjoyable years. But when the chance arose to come to Kaikohe and work at Kura Kaupapa o Kaikohe - a full Te Reo immersion school - Moko jumped at it.

  • Moko decided only a week before nominations closed that he wanted to be a councillor. Even though there were 11 other candidates for two positions, and Moko had only lived in Kaikohe for two years, he campaigned hard and was elected.

  • Now Moko is a councillor for our area, Kaikohe Rotary looks forward to working with him and fellow councillor (and Rotarian) John Vujcich to make Kaikohe a better place to live for all its residents.