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Dec/Jan is FAMILY/ROTARY AWARENESS month in the Rotary calendar

Third Stonefields Community Fair best yet

Despite showery weather, the third Stonefields Community Fair held on Saturday, October 18 was agreed to be the best yet. The event is held each year as a joint venture between the Rotary Club of St Johns, NZ, and Stonefields School to raise funds for the school and general youth projects in District 9920.

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School desks delight students

A better learning environment is the outcome for 1200 pupils in Vanuatu thanks to a pan-Pacific Rotary initiative providing new school desks for remote Vanuatuan schools. The project has gained wide support from Rotary clubs north of Auckland, NZ, Australia and Canada.

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Food, wine and fun spell success for community festival

After 12 years fundraising for the community the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival (BWFF) has so far raised a grand total of $349,000. Run by the Rotary Club of Richmond, NZ, the festival is a successful event enabling the club to return the profits back to the community.. 

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No pressure, but this could save your life

For the sixth consecutive year, Rotarians throughout New Zealand teamed up with The Stroke Foundation, St John Ambulance, Wellington Free Ambulance and Foodstuffs supermarkets to raise awareness about blood pressure, its relationship to strokes, and the importance of having regular blood pressure checks.

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Community-focused website keeping Rotary relevant


The Rotary Club of Kerikeri, NZ, is pulling out all the stops to engage with the local community. It has launched a new website outlining its work, encouraging membership enquiries and creating new ways for people to get involved without needing to become members.

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Rugby and Rotary reap big rewards for NZ youth

What do you do when you discover the only booking available for your fundraiser clashes with a major Rugby Championship game between the New Zealand All Blacks and Australia’s Wallabies? You create a themed supporting event too good to be missed ...

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Serendipity saves a young life


Paediatric cardiologist Dr John Wright from Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital was one of 24 members of a cardiac surgical team who, with support from the Friends of Fiji and the Rotary Club of New Lynn, NZ, spent 10 days in Fiji’s Lautoka Hospital performing heart surgery on 12 children.

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Wharf2Wharf: Take the challenge

Whether it’s the signature 25km race, the short, sharp and hilly 13km race or the kid’s Family Bear Hunt, the 2015 Fullers Wharf2Wharf Fun Run & Walk offers a challenge for everyone. Be sure you’re at the starting line.

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Rotorua rides to rid the world of polio

A Rotary Club of Rotorua, NZ, cycling team has completed a gruelling ride to raise $2000 to help the worldwide Rotary campaign, PolioPlus, eradicate polio. The six-member “Kwik Kiwis” team, led by president Russell Dale, competed in the 210 kilometre Round the Bay cycling event in Melbourne on Sunday, October 19 in the run-up to World Polio Day on October 24. 

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Zin Zan: A very happy ROMAC patient

 Zin Zan arrived from Solomon Islands with congenital heart defects, accompanied by his mother Hellen. They flew into Brisbane direct to Mater Hospital with their own funds. Zin Zan was treated by Dr Rob Justo and became an official ROMAC patient. Zin Zan’s father joined them for a few days and stayed in the Hospital during his recovery. A very cheerful young man was cleared to return home in September with his very relieved and grateful Mum.

To find out more visit www.romac.org.au

The Kimberley – Australia’s Hidden Treasure


Silversea’s latest expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, will once again cruise the amazing waters of the Kimberley in 2015. Highlights of this amazing 10-day adventure cruise include:
  • The spectacular tidal change at Montgomery reef
  • Ancient and mysterious Aboriginal rock art
  • White-bellied sea eagles, osprey, Brahminy kites and Peregrine falcons
  • King Georges towering twin falls plunging almost 80 metres
  • The dramatic Bungle Bungle Ranges
Packages are available throughout April and May. Prices start from $10,950 per person twin share in an Explorer Suite and include free round-trip economy class air fares from any capital city airport, free one-night accommodation in Darwin or Broome, free chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from the airport, all beverages on-board are complimentary, as are the shore and zodiac excursions.

For further information call 1300 4 ULTIMATE (1300 485 846) and quote your Rotary membership number when booking to receive a $100 gift voucher. 

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Ray White and Rotary shine a light this festive season


Ray White and Rotary are excited to launch their Christmas campaign supporting disadvantaged children who may need a little extra light in their festive season. A Little Ray of Giving will launch on December 1, 2014 with local communities being asked to dig deep to put smiles on the faces of disadvantaged families this Christmas.

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Anzac Centenary Cruise Tour to Gallipoli

Join the Anzac Centenary Cruise Tour to Gallipoli and attend an International Rotary Peace Conference, to be held in Istanbul on April 18, 2015. The Peace Conference is to be hosted by all Rotary Districts of Turkey with support from Australian and New Zealand Rotarians as well as RI president Gary Huang. 

Visit www.gallipoli-2015.com.au for details
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