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Volume 66 Number 35 - 2 March 2020

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 4 March - Speaker: John Vujcich - Ngawha Industrial Park
Wednesday 11 March - Board Meeting

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
4-Mar-2020LizJohn VDonJohn EHelenNgaireBruceNoel
11-Mar-2020Noel

News and Notices

  • Link to Aloha Rotary.

  • Link to Mosaics for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.

  • Link to an email about Rotary Learning and Information courses.


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 last week’s Rotary Weekly.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest End Polio Now.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Service and Engagement Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Membership Minute.

  • Link to an invite from ShelterBox.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Newsletter.


26 February Meeting

  • This week Far North Mayor John Carter was our special guest. And with Northland experiencing its driest summer ever water (or the lack of it) dominated his presentation.

  • Mayor Carter told Kaikohe Rotarians he was spending most of his time on water issues, with scores of meetings and emergency meetings being held to address the crisis and find solutions. FNDC has negotiated access to Kaitaia's Sweetwater Aquifer and an agreement to supplement Kaikohe's supply through a connection from Lake Omapere. Mr Carter that both of these additional supplies had come about because local iwi had approached the district council had then negotiated in good faith.

  • Mr Carter said the intake from Lake Omapere could be up and running within four to five days, provided it satisfied Ministry of Health requirements. The lake has had problems with weed and needs to be removed from any supplies pumped into Kaikohe's reticulation system.

  • Mr Carter noted that communities - especially farmers and growers - around the Far North are facing special challenges. The lack of water meant dialysis patients at Hokianga Hospital could be forced to move to either Whangarei or Auckland. John said he had been on the phone with Defence Minister Ron Mark seeking assistance to bring in a temporary supply from a ship berthed at Rawene Wharf.

  • Mayor Carter thanked Far North residents for doing a fantastic job in saving water, with most communities (including Kaikohe) exceeding the 25% savings target. But latest forecasts suggest there will be no significant rain for several months, meaning these savings will probably have to continue .

  • Mr Carter finished by mentioning several Kaikohe projects, including the Ngawha Industrial Park and the proposed civic centre. Mr Carter said he enjoys working with Councillor and Rotarian John Vujcich to bring these to fruition.