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.

These awards have been cancelled for 2020.


Walk Because You Can - End Polio Now

This event was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Kauri Walk

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


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

TalkLink Communication Boards

We put together 100 low tech communication boards for TalkLink Whangarei, for use with children who have complex communication needs. This communication system allows teams and family members to more easily interact with children who have difficulty communicating, and are used all across Northland. 

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 of Whangarei

We help with stewarding.


Daffodil Day

Help with collections around Whangarei for the Cancer Society. Click here to find out more.


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.



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.