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Volume 67 Number 10 - 7 September 2020

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe - Bulletin


  • Wednesday 9 September - 7:00pm Annual General Meeting by Zoom

  • Wednesday 16 September - Speaker - Roger Ludbrook - Northland Farming

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Five Minute Speaker

Introduce Speaker



Sergeant's Assistant

Thank Speaker

Last Word




John V






News and Notices

  • Link to Virtually Alice Springs Should be on Everybody’s List.

  • Dictionaries for Year Four Students

    • Link to the spreadsheet - volunteer champions needed.

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 End Polio Now Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary on the Move Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under - September 2020.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Interplast Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Youth Exchange Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary in Review.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Rotary Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Rotary Bulletin.

2 September Meeting

  • In July Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones came to Kaikohe to announce that $6.25 million had been allocated from the Covid-19 response and recovery fund to build a multisport facility at Lindvart Park. This week Aimee Ruka from the community group that is helping to develop plans for the facility came to Kaikohe Rotary to talk about what the facility might include.

  • Aimee told us that there is still plenty of flexibility and Kaikohe and Districts Sportsville - which is the organisation that originated and is overseeing the project - is keen to hear from the community about what the facility should contain. Decisions about where the facility should be located and whether the existing pavilion should be retained have yet to be made and will depend on community input. Aimee said she is keen to hear from community groups such as Rotary by the end of the month, so detailed planning can get started.

  • She emphasised that the facility is a local project that will have enormous benefits for the community of the Mid North. It will aim to employ local contractors in the construction phase. Going well the facility could be open by 2023, if not earlier.

  • Thanking Aimee, Rotarian Helen Ellis noted Kaikohe has always been a sporting town and youngsters taking part will benefit from the improved facilities that this project will provide.

  • Wearing her other hat as a staff member at Ohaeawai School, Aimee thanked Kaikohe Rotary for recently presenting dictionaries for all year 4 students. She said the children - including her own son Aiden Mayall - were very grateful to Rotary. Rotarian Elizabeth Killen returned the favour by presenting Aiden with a Kaikohe Rotary banner.