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A charity event

Date posted: 2 October 2018
Come to celebrate 125 years of Women's Suffrage and hear four dynamic speakers talking about violence in the home, human rights, and being successful young women in the current environment. Keep reading >>

You had to be there ...

Date posted: 1 September 2018
This was the fourth annual celebration of the leadership of our outstanding primary school students. Many people said that, with these leaders of today, our city is in good hands. Children's Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft said, 'This ceremony is a reminder of the creative power that can be unleashed by young people.' One proud grandfather cried ...  Keep reading >>


The excitement is building

Date posted: 19 August 2018
Only a week until we celebrate with our primary school students who have been put forward by their schools as examples of leadership, service above self and are role models for their peers. The event at Elim Church will take place on Monday, 27 August 2018 from 10.30 am-12.00 noon and visitors who know these students are welcome to attend. Keep reading >>

The news we've been waiting for

Date posted: 17 June 2018
Walk along Te Ara Piko today and you can see that work has begun on the fourth stage of the pathway from Motukaraki Point to Kakaho Stream. The completion of the pathway from Pauatahanui Village to the Camborne Walkway now seems closer to reality than at any time in the past ten years. Keep reading >>

Bravery 10, Obstacles nil

Date posted 28 May 2018
It was all happening at the Anchor Church in Whitby on 26 May as twenty-five young adults regaled us with exciting adventures about their 'favourite holiday', some even looking to a future fifty years ahead.  The improvement in the ability of the contestants who have entered in previous years was very apparent.  Keep reading >>

Rotary Best Speaker Awards for IHC Youth

Date posted 16 April 2018
This event will be held on Saturday, 26 May 2018 at The Anchor Church in Whitby when entrants will speak about 'My Best Holiday'. If you know of anyone who might benefit from entering this event, please let us know. Keep reading >>

Book Fair as popular as ever

Date posted 20 March 2018
Read what David Pine has to say about the ever-successful Plimmerton Rotary Book Fair, held over the weekend of 17 and 18 March. It was another well supported event with proceeds going to Life Education Trust and a variety of community projects. Keep reading >>

Out with the old and in with the new

Date posted 18 February 2018
It's only four short weeks until the 2018 Book Fair. Is it in your calendar? Have you told all your friends and relations that the day is looming closer? Have you fossicked through all your shelves and turned out all your cupboards to see if there are things you want to donate for others to read? The time is now. Keep reading >>

Twelve beautiful gardens thrill visitors

Date posted 6 February 2018
It was a very special day and the weather gods made sure it was fine - if a little hot. You can read about the day and more photos will be available in our Gallery soon. Although there were fewer tickets sold this year, we're very grateful to those who supported the event and helped us to raise just over $10,000 towards the ongoing construction of Te Ara Piko.

Pauatahanui Garden Trail

Date posted 13 January 2018
A different time of year, new and exciting gardens, and this year, some additional information about things that are going on in our Community. Get your tickets and come along to enjoy a great day out! You can find out how to get hold of your tickets and, when you do, you'll have all the information you need to trail around the gardens to your heart's content. Keep reading >>

A Christmas party

Date posted 30 November 2017
Thirty-two children from three primary schools in our city attended the Christmas party at the Police College on 18 November. Both the schools and the Police recruits speak highly of this event, with the children talking about it for weeks afterwards. And there are some great photos to enjoy. Keep reading >>

Plenty of advance notice

Date posted 21 November 2018
With Christmas just around the corner, what better present to give to loved ones than a day out at the Pauatahanui Garden Trail from 9.00-4.00 pm on Sunday 28 January 2018. Vouchers and the tickets themselves are now available and the date has been changed to fit in with more settled weather. Keep reading >>

Pop In To our Pop-Up

Date posted 16 October 2017
There's a whole week in November when we'll be in our Pop-Up Shop at 17A Hartham Place, Porirua. You'll be able to find books, second-hand clothing and much more. Make sure you pass by on at least one of the days from 13-19 November. Keep reading >>

Awards draw the crowds

Date posted 4 September 2017|
Primary students, principals, parents and whanau were bursting with pride at the third annual Awards held today for students who demonstrate leadership, service above self and mentoring. It was a day to remember. Keep reading >>

It's a challenge

Date posted 26 August 2017
Challenged by Rotary World President, Ian Riseley, both Plimmerton Rotary and Porirua Rotary Clubs joined with Plimmerton Inner Wheel and Porirua City Council to plant trees in Bothamley Park. Keep reading >>

Bienvenue Amandine

Date posted 31 July 2017
Having farewelled Laurie a short month ago, it was a pleasure to welcome our new Rotary International Exchange Student, Amandine, from Brive-La-Gaillarde in France. She arrived looking remarkably fresh after her long journey and we look forward to getting to know her in the months ahead. Keep reading >>

Au Revoir Laurie

Date posted 7 July 2017
Several members went to Wellington Airport today to farewell our much-loved International Student from France, Laurie Boytard. Amanda Dickens, Head of Student Exchanges at Aotea College, widely experienced in different cultural exchanges, said, 'We found Laurie to be one of the best Exchange Students that we have ever had'. Keep reading >>

Controversial subjects

Date posted 20 June 2017
Six students from some of the city's colleges competed in our 2017 Porirua Secondary Schools Speech Competition and demonstrated, once again, the wealth of talent that we have within our city. The story is here and you can also see some of the photos on our Gallery page.


'Every one of you has a place in our hearts'

Date posted 29 May 2017
Twelve amazing young people with intellectual disabilities entered the 2017 North Island Rotary Best Speaker Awards. The ordinary people watching them witnessed extraordinary character when they revealed to themselves, their supporters and a wider world what they can do. Keep reading >>

Thank you 

Date posted 7 April 2017
People came from far and wide to support our Book Fair this year and we just want to say how grateful we are. You can read all about the work involved in the lead up and the excellent results here. We are hoping to put a number of photos of the event onto our Gallery page as soon as they become available. 

Time for Browsing and Buying!

Date posted 22 March 2017

Only a couple more weeks until the 2017 Rotary Book Fair. Come along and have lots of fun, choosing your books, meeting up with old friends, sitting down for a cuppa and a delicious treat put on by Plimmerton Inner Wheel. Find out more about it here. What better way to spend your weekend?

It's collection time

Date posted 17 February 2017

The date for the Book Fair is looming and we're hoping you're thinking of us as you move house, spring/autumn clean, tidy up generally or just make space for all the nearly new books you'll want to buy at the Book Fair on 1/2 April. >> Keep reading

He's gone to France for a year

Date posted: 31 January 2017
In addition to hosting our incoming student, Laurie Boytard, from France, we're delighted that our outgoing student, Rhys Sinke, has arrived safely at his overseas destination to begin his year of Rotary Exchange. We wish him all the best. >>Keep reading 

Parumoana Speech Competition

Date posted: 30 November 2016
Another great morning was spent at Aotea College on Friday 25 November, listening to the best young speakers from some of our local primary schools.      >> Keep reading

Pauatahanui Garden Trail 2016

Date posted 16 October 2016
Tickets are now available and, after the success of this event last year, you'll want to get yours soon. Check out the event and gather together a few friends so that you can stroll around the beautiful gardens, ten of which are new this year. >> Keep reading 

Leading by example

Date posted 18 September 2016
It was clearly a very special moment for the fifty-four young primary school leaders, chosen by their school, to receive a Be a Gift Leadership Award on 15 September.  >> Keep reading 

Teachers in Fiji get new houses

Date posted 20 August 2016
One of the first buildings to be reinstated after a disaster such as this year's Cyclone Winston in Fiji is teacher accommodation. Ron Lucas from Plimmerton Rotary went over to help.>> Keep reading

The Celebrity Debate of the year

Date posted 15 July 2016
This is an opportunity to spend a winter afternoon laughing your socks off.  The celebrities will debate the moot, 'To develop Mana Island into the Mana Island Trumped up Resort and Casino'. The title alone should give you some idea of the hilarity in store. >>Keep reading

The Polio Virus. Is it still a danger?

Date posted - 9 May 2016

We all know that Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, caused by a virus. It invades the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis in a matter of hours. In 1985, Plimmerton Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children.>> Keep Reading


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