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Volume 66 Number 36 - 9 March 2020

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetingsk
Wednesday 11 March - Board Meeting
Wednesday 18 March - Speaker: Roger Ludbrook - The future of farming in Northland

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
11-Mar-2020Liz
18-Mar-2020NgaireColinJohn EValerieGlenisHelenJimJohn V

News and Notices

  • Link to Rotary Learning and Information Workshops.

  • Link to Rotary during the Covis-19 Outbreak -  message from the Rotary President.

  • Link to Aloha Rotary.

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

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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 Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Youth Exchange News.

  • Link to the latest ShelterBox New Zealand Newsletter. 

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Newsletter.


4 March Meeting

  • All of us in Kaikohe know the area has been through tough times in recent years. Businesses and shops have closed and jobs have disappeared. Many young people no longer see a future in their home town and move away in search of better prospects.

  • But there is hope on the horizon. This week, Rotarian and Far North District Councillor John Vujcich briefed Kaikohe Rotary on the Kaikohe Innovation and Enterprise Park, a proposed commercial development on land currently used for on the north side of State Highway 12, just east of Kaikohe.

  • John told us that the development was being led by Far North Holdings, FNDC's commercial arm. It will use power generated by Top Energy's Ngawha Geothermal generation plant, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.

  • The innovation park will host enterprises that utilise locally sourced raw materials. They will also use a closed loop system to ensure that any waste created will be reused onsite.

  • Among the enterprises will be horticulture (in a nine-hectare glasshouse), manuka honey, prefabricated housing and biofuels. An on-site training centre will provide opportunities for learning and upskilling.

  • When finished the innovation park is expected to create 285 jobs, most of which should be filled by Kaikohe locals. The innovation park is a shot in the arm Kaikohe and the Far North desperately needs. Go to https://ngawhapark.nz/ to find out more.