Good people having fun doing good things for the community
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 >>
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 >>
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