Speaker Date Topic
Rota Pacific Attendees Jun 27, 2019

The ROTA Pacific program for District 9920 involves bringing young people to New Zealand who are sponsored by our Island Clubs. They come for two weeks and during the first week they are billeted with  Rotarians and the second week attending RYLA. They come this evening to share their NZ experience.

RYLA Participants Jul 11, 2019
Tonight we hear from our 2 RYLA paticipants about their experience.
RYLA (Rotary Young-Person Leadership Awards) is a week-long leadership development programme for 20-28 year olds hosted and sponsored by Rotary Clubs in  district 9920 

RYLA is an experiential live-in programme designed to help young people develop their team work and communication skills and fulfil their potential as leaders.

The programme consists of a combination of:

  • Presentations and Workshops facilitated by community and business leaders particularly focusing on leadership development,
  • opportunities for the exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences in discussion groups etc,
  • open sessions, sport and keep fit exercises
  • the opportunity to experience and practice leadership skills in action.
  • involvement in a community activity and with the host Rotary Club.
Phil Matheson Jul 18, 2019
Out of the Dark Mushrooms

Local businessman Phil Matheson shares his very personal story of losing his wife to breast cancer and how 'Out of the Dark Mushrooms' has gone from a one man band with family members putting in the added graft, to producing about a tonne of mushrooms per week. The business supplies about 60% of that to top restaurants such a Cocoro, Sid@the French Cafe and Amano as well as  supplying My Food Bag and supermarkets.



Paul Bunker Aug 08, 2019
Coloured Diamonds - Rare and Beautiful

Gemologist Paul Bunker has a wealth of knowledge spanning over 30 years in the diamond and jewellery industry as a wholesaler to the diamond trade in New Zealand. He obtained the Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) after completing the Diamond Course in Residence in 1983 – the first New Zealander to do so. 

Paul will speak to us about rare coloured diamonds; only 1 in every 10,000 mined diamonds will possess some type of natural colour, highlighting their rarity. They generally command higher prices than white diamonds and  are now a popular investment vehicle.



Tijn van Eeden Aug 29, 2019
RYE student from the Netherlands

Tijn will give his presentation about the Netherlands, his family and a little about himself as he embarks on his year in New Zealand. Come along and meet our newest exchange student.

No speaker Sep 12, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange 19/20 Inbound Students Sep 26, 2019
Partner night - come along and hear from our newest students
AGM Nov 28, 2019
Education Scholarship Awardees Dec 05, 2019