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Volume 67 Number 45 - 31 May 2021

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe - Bulletin


  • Wednesday 2 June - No Meeting

  • Wednesday 9 June - Moko Tepania: Maori wards in the the Far North

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Five Minute Speaker

Introduce Speaker



Sergeant's Assistant

Thank Speaker




John V





News and Notices

  • Link to Rotary Environment Area of Focus Launch.

  • Link to ShelterBox New Zealand - World Refugee Day Challenge.

  • 2021 Rotary Virtual Convention.

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 District Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Zone 8 Rotary Public Image Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary in Review.

  • Link to the latest Rotary on the Move Newsletter. 

  • Link to the latest Rotary Leader.

  • Link to the latest South Pacific and Philippines Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Bulletin.

25 May Meeting
  • This week Kaikohe Rotary welcomed farmer and ACT List MP Mark Cameron. Mark is a dairy farmer from Ruawai where he has lived for more than 30 years. At the last election Mark swapped his gumboots and his milking shed for his suit and a life in the corridors of power. Mark told his audience - augmented by Rotarians from Waipapa and Kerikeri - that he considers himself a cow cockie at heart. But he believes the Government has very little understanding of the needs and concerns of rural New Zealand.

  • Mark brought along fellow ACT MP Karen Chhour who talked about her background running youth programmes for St John on Auckland's North Shore. Karen's interests are in social services, particularly those affecting children. Karen said the recent Budget decision to lift Benefits would not increase the dignity of low-income families, as claimed by the Prime Minister. Instead it would increase their dependence on the State.

  • As MPs representing a minority opposition party, their influence can be somewhat limited. But Mark and Karen spoke of their work on select committees and the times they managed to hold Ministers accountable. Both have written Private Members' Bills that advance the causes they believe in.

  • Mark and Karen believe they can do their jobs most effectively when they connect with ordinary Kiwis and hear their concerns.  Speaking to community groups like Kaikohe Rotary helps them do that. They urged those present to get in touch via letter or email.

  • On behalf of Kaikohe Rotary, Bruce Killen thanked Mark and Karen for taking the time to come to Kaikohe to inform us what is happening in Wellington and wished them all the best in their work.