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Volume 67 Number 35 - 22 March 2021

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe - Bulletin


  • Wednesday 24 March - No Meeting

  • Wednesday 31 March - Board meeting

News and Notices

  • Link to Conference 2021 - Come Join us in the Winterless North.

  • Link to This is Your District - Your Views Matter. Be sure to check out the video.

  • Link to Shelterbox - Stand With Women After Disaster.

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 Leader.

  • Link to the latest Rotary in Review.

  • Link to the latest Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Bulletin.

17 March Meeting

  • Kaikohe Rotary was instrumental in the establishment of the Pioneer Village in Kaikohe in the late 1970s. This week Rotarians continued our association when we visited the village and heard from newly appointed education officer, Barbara Brown.

  • In the 1891 former Utakura School classroom and community hall. Barbara told us she was originally from Dunedin but her husband (now teaches carpentry at Northland College) is from Ngāti Hine. She spent many years as a teacher before moving north. After six years as the education officer at the Waitangi Treaty grounds, she recently started at the Pioneer Village, heading an effort to get greater school involvement in the village. Barbara is on a short-term contract but hopes to stay longer if funding allows.

  • Barbara also told us about education in the north. The earliest schools were mission schools, which were set up to educate the children of missionaries. The missionaries also set up native schools to educate young Maori. The children of settlers missed out. And even after compulsory education was instituted in 1877 children were expected to be seen and not heard. For Rotarians - whose regular attendance in classrooms had ceased many years ago - Barbara's presentation was a reminder of times that fortunately no longer exist.