What We Do

Bernina Northland Fashion Awards

We organise the Bernina Northland Fashion Awards, which are held annually to showcase the creative talent of Northland primary, intermediate and secondary school pupils, together with home-schooled children, polytechnic students and all amateur and semi-professional sewers and artists.

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Rembrandt Exhibition

The Rotary Club of Whangarei South proudly brought to Whangarei a unique opportunity for all to enjoy a remarkable collection of digitally remastered and life size paintings from one of the worlds greatest painters of all times. The Rembrandt paintings were on display at the Whangarei Art Museum and Reyburn House during June and July 2016.

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Walk Because You Can - End Polio Now

We held a dusk walk on Saturday 18th February 2017 starting at 8pm at the Canopy Bridge (Town Basin) to help raise awareness of and fundraise for the End Polio Now Campaign. Polio information fliers were distributed to all local schools to help raise awareness of this disease. It was a great evening which was enjoyed by all who attended. 

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Kauri Walk

The club is involved in the Kauri Walk restoration at the Whangarei Quarry Gardens.

Vanuatu

One of our international projects is in Vanuatu. In 2016 some members of our club joined an international team who helped to rebuild and fitout a hospital.

Buy a Bed

Help to build a new dormitory by naming a bed for the boys of the Alhaj Amizuddin Orphanage in Bangladesh.

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Literacy

We supply dictionaries to primary school children at our partnership schools.

Whangarei A&P Show

Club members provide support at the showgrounds, including ticketing and co-ordinating parking.

 

Northland Rugby

Our members provide help at Toll Stadium for all the home games.

 

Fritter Festival

Members help at Toll Stadium during the festival.

 

Rally NZ

We help with stewarding.

 

Daffodil Day

Help with collections around Whangarei for the Cancer Society.

 

Stroke Foundation

We help on blood pressure testing day.

 

Vocational and Community Awards

We hold an awards evening annually to recognise the outstanding contribution of members of our community in their vocation and community service.

To nominate someone for a Vocational Award, complete this form and email it to us by 1st October.

To nominate someone for a Community Award, complete this form and email it to us by 1st October.

2016 Winners

On the 17th November we acknowledged and celebrated citizens within the Whangarei area that have contributed either to their vocation or made a positive difference in the community. This annual event is where our club celebrates and recognises the many people making a difference within Whangarei.

Daphne Griffin won a Vocational award for services to Red Cross and Whangarei Hospital.

Shelly Budgen won a Vocational award for outstanding service to Kindergartens within the Northland Kindergarten Association.

Ian Babe won a Community award for services to athletics, gymnastics and fitness conditioning.

Mary-Claire Taffs won a Community award for health and disability advocacy services.

 

Driving for the Blind

Our club members regularly help with transportation for blind members of our community.

Outward Bound

We offer financial assistance towards the cost of attending Outward Bound. Applicants should send a letter/email to the club outlining a bit about themselves and what assistance they are seeking. Applications will be considered at the monthly Director's meetings.

 

International Youth Exchange

We host an incoming international student and sponsor an outgoing student annually. Our club provides support as well as financial assistance to these students.

 

RYLA

We sponsor students to attend this week-long leadership course and our members help out with the running of it. This is a nation-wide Rotary initiative which is run annually (usually in the April school holidays). Applicants should send a letter/email to the club outlining a bit about themselves and why they would like to attend.