Simeon Brown - The First Hundred Days in Parliament

In September last year, after an exhausting election campaign, Simeon became the new MP for Pakuranga on the retirement of Maurice Williamson. The day of that election was his most restful in the last five months!

As the new kid on the block (the youngest National MP) Simeon’s induction into the workings of the parliamentary ‘system’ was partly programmed and partly the product of an osmosis process. The end result he described as being ‘life-changing’, both on the home front and in Wellington where he spends three days each week. The busyness in setting up his electorate office, hiring staff, dealing with constituents’ issues, being the minute-taker for his caucus and coping with meeting schedules and attendance in the House has been both exhausting and enervating. He loves it!
George Arrives in Denmark

Dear everyone back home

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the warm weather.

It is finally all happening and my exchange is here! It has been a long time coming and I honestly cannot stop smiling about this, once in a lifetime, adventure that is unfolding before me.

It all began on the 9th of Jan at roughly 5.30pm when all of us, nervous but excited outbounds, arrived at the airport with our families. I was absolutely terrified. I wasn’t 100% sure on what I had got myself into; leaving everything I knew and of course my gorgeous family to embark on a journey half way across the world.

Rotary Emergency Response Kits (ERKs)
Dear Friends in Rotary,
You will be aware that Cyclone Gita is currently causing havoc in the Pacific and may indeed head down to New Zealand in the coming days.
We are in touch with Rotary in the Pacific:  at present in communication with Rotary Clubs in Samoa and Tonga.
Rotary’s Emergency Response Kits have been prepositioned in both  countries to enable immediate response.
We work with Disaster Management Coordinators in effected countries to ensure that the response is well manged and the kits are distributed in a timely manner.
We have direct contact with New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Disaster Relief Forum who provide at least twice daily situation reports.
As we prepare to replenish stock in 2018, we are most grateful for both club and members’ support for this vital Rotary Humanitarian Response spanning over four decades.
Details are in photo for making a contribution.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Best wishes
PDG Stuart J Batty QSM,JP
Executive Director
Upcoming Speakers
Mar 12, 2018 6:30 PM
Life after the Beehive
Mar 19, 2018 6:30 PM
Auckland Transport
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Rotary Community Carnival
Bramley Reserve
Mar 11, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tip Top Schools Day
Edgewater College
Mar 25, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Woodcock
March 6
Peter Hawkins
March 13
Ian Kelman
March 17
Terry Sutherland
March 20
Duncan Loney
March 26
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Rea
March 9
Glenda Griffin
March 14
Lorna Boyd
March 25
The Magic of NZ - A Visual Feast and Rotary Fellowship

The Magic of New Zealand

A Visual Feast and Rotary Fellowship

17 Day Rotary Fellowship Tour - 6th to 22nd April

Help us make this event a Rotary experience our guests will never forget.

This year’s Tour has clashed with District conference so please give these requests some consideration. We have 5 couples (3 from Australia and 2 from the USA)

An Evening with Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Juliet
Lifetime Opportunity - Rotary Youth Exchange
Campaign to fund a new safety boats
Tip Top Schools Day

Peter Woodcock has taken on the responsibility of co-ordinating the organisation of the Tip Top Schools Day, set down for SUNDAY 25 March at Edgewater College.

Please contact him with offers of assistance ( in doing the multitude of preliminary ‘jobs’ required to make this a successful day – especially if there was a task you helped with in past years. Key responsibilities will be in organising the man-power (we hope to get some support from neighbouring Rotary Clubs), the parking, and gear check. On the day itself we look forward to ‘all hands on deck’!

Fundraiser - Taveuni Trivia Night
Life Education's Charity Golf Day
Rotary International News

World Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s