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April is Magazine Month

Celebrating 50 years of service

We’re celebrating 50 years of service to Rotary in Australia, New Zealand and the South-West Pacific region with a special 28-page feature, with contributions from Rotary International Presidents, vice-Presidents and former editors Paul Henningham and Bob Aitken. Read story >

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“This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.” - Paul Harris

To celebrate 50 years of Rotary Down Under we have uploaded a digital version of our very first issue, edited by founding editor Paul Henningham.

Take a look and see how much - or how little - we have changed!

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Rotary quick to support
Pam victims


Rotarians were quick to act following the disastrous Cyclone Pam that devastated the tiny Pacific nation of Vanuatu last month.

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ROMAC celebrates its 400th patient

Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children celebrated a wonderful milestone recently, when 10-year-old Andrea arrived in New Zealand from Vanuatu.

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Saving sight in Fiji

For nine years now, the Rotary Club of Taveuni Island, Fiji, has operated an annual eye project for the removal of cataracts and pterygiums. The project focuses on people from remote villages across the Fiji Islands who can’t afford the travel and accommodation costs.

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Fifteen years of helping Cure Kids


Cure Kids has announced long-term funding for a senior researcher focused on improving the mental health of children in NZ, thanks to the ongoing support of the Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland.

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Hand-dug walking tracks having positive impact on local community and environment

Hand-dug walkways are helping protect wetlands and enhance the environment at Lake Okareka. 

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Training didn’t prepare for real-life devastation of Malaysian floods


Helping provide shelter to victims of the devastating flooding in Malaysia was both challenging and rewarding for Nelson man, Jimmy Griffiths.

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$73,000 raised in battle
of the sexes

Five southern New Zealand Rotary clubs came together to raise $73,000 in a Man vs Woman fundraiser held late last year.

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Compassion at sea

The world’s largest civilian hospital ship is home to a volunteer crew of 480, including a handful of Rotarians, who welcome Africa’s marginalised poor with open arms and compassionate hearts. 

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