6.00 pm:  Social 1/2 hour 
6.30 pm: Start
 Edgewater Hotel
54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka
Casual Catch up for ALL members

5pm - 6pm

EVERY TUESDAY just before

the Weekly Rotary Meeting


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Feb 01, 2022
Living in two different Countries New Member Profile
Feb 08, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
Breen Construction Company
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Douglas Lovell
January 1
Geoffrey Tomkins
January 1
Trevor Tattersfield
January 2
Maryanne McKenzie
January 9
Ray Newell
January 9
Don Irvine
January 11
Wayne Morgan
January 22
Fran Tate
February 1
Derek Howarth
February 3
Noele Pullar
February 4
Graeme Smart
February 9
Nicola Brown
February 18
Blair Burridge
February 24
Upcoming Events
Heads Up - Duck Race - replanned for 5th February
Feb 05, 2022
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To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand, we’ve teamed up with UNICEF to give life-saving vaccines to 100,000 children across the Pacific.


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Presidents Report  September 21st, 2021

So what a super meeting last Tuesday night and I should think enjoyed by all 55 members, partners & guests. It’s great to be back to some resemblance of normal (what ever normal is) and our Tuesday meetings at Edgewater. This week we are back in the Pavilion, I wonder what’s on the menu.

Our guest speaker Rhys was very informative, but I’ll leave that to Doug.

Today Rod & I authorised a payment of just over $51500.00 to the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust, an honour I must say. It’s not often as a President you get to hand over such a large sum of money to a very worthy cause. Graeme Gale will hopefully come to speak to us before Christmas.

Tititea Lodge this weekend and I’m sorry I’ll miss it. I’m sure there will be lots of work completed, stories told and lemonade drunk. 

Also the Duck Race tickets have been printed & are on sale now. Thanks to everyone who has their name on the sales roster and if you haven’t yet please try and spare the time.

Take care, Pres Rich

 Charitable Donations
At last Tuesday's meeting the Trustees of the Rotary Club of Wanaka Charitable Trust  agreed to make the following donations:
  •  $51,500 to be donated to the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust (funded by recent Winter Crop Competition)
  • A donation of $500 to the Otago/Southland branch of the Life Education Trust - mobile classroom delivering the Trust's child personal health and wellbeing programme.
  • A donation of $2400 to the Grow Wanaka Community Garden - to fund the installation of an irrigation system - volunteers operate the facility; food grown is donated to needy people in the local community
  • A donation of $2768 to Aspiring GymSports - to fund the purchase and installation of health and safety necessities for this non-profit organization - and overall upgrade of their H&S resources.
Puzzling World Wood Recovery
"I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok !!
Six intrepid woodsmen  ( Gayne Grunwald  ,Graeme Smart , Ron Horner  , Mike Elliot , Mark Power , John Milburn ) cut and transported a substantial amount of black poplar from Puzzling World to a storage location for splitting and sale as a fundraiser .(potentially more than $1000). Gayne showed amazing strength and Mike , Graeme and Mark gave their chainsaws a work out . The wood was made available to Wanaka Rotary Club by Dean Spear of Puzzling World who is also on the Luggate Albion Cricket Club committee who have approached us for funding support for new cricket nets ."       
John and Mike heaving wood like matchsticks
A further Note from Community Projects Director John, on upcoming events

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October . Painting , cleaning , cooking ,firewood and few other tasks but mainly having fun . A sign up list has been circulated so please complete this if you wish to go . Friends / family welcome and details of transport arrangements etc. will be sorted closer to departure .


Tuesday 26 October 3pm to 5.30pm . Meet at Pembroke Pavilion ( Upper Clutha Rugby Clubrooms ) . To be followed by drinks / tucker / fellowship at the Speights Alehouse . A sign up list has bee circulated so please complete this if you wish to participate . Friends / family welcome .

Thanks and kind regards
A Note from Fundraising Director, Geoff
Ducks have now been counted and repaired, and tickets are now on sale.
Roll on COVID Level 1
Guest Speaker : Tuesday 28th September - Rhys Boswell

Rhys Boswell “A New Central Otago Airport”


Last Tuesday’s speaker was Rhys Boswell, until recently General Manager, Strategy and Sustainability, now seconded to the Tarras Airport Project.

Rhys gave a detailed, matter-of-fact presentation, emphasizing the preliminary nature of the finds.

Briefly, key findings so far are:

  • The site is suitable for operations by aircraft types operating in New Zealand

  • Weather and visibility data indicates local conditions are suitable.  Wind speeds are within normal parameters.

  • There are two potential runway alignments available.

  • Runway length of 2,200 meters is available, possibly longer.

  • The site is suitable for aircraft types currently operating in New Zealand, now and in the future.

  • Flight tracks to and from the Tarras site can integrate into the existing airspace environment.

  • Considerably more investigation work needs be done.  There will be three more years of investigation and planning.  Approvals will be sought from 2024 to 2026.

Rhys also signaled the willingness of the Christchurch Airport Company to ”walk away” from the Tarras project if it didn’t stack up.  He pointed out the land alone is a potential investment medium, to long term.

For further information on the Tarras airport proposal go online to

Doug Lovell

Included is a note from Rhys following this presentation
On behalf of Rebecca and I, a big thank you for inviting us to speak on Tuesday evening. I’m glad we could finally make it work. We really enjoy forums like this as they provide for the type of respectful engagement and conversation we think a project of this nature warrants, while still allowing people to be heard and get their views across.
Hopefully you and your fellow members will see more of us as we continue to talk with, and listen to, the communities of the region.
If you haven’t already I wonder whether you could also send a copy of the following link, which will enable members to sign up to receive our regular updates.
All the best
Rhys Boswell
Rhys Boswell together with Rebecca McElrea, President Richard and Duncan and Rosemary Boswell
A Reminder from Chris Wright on Melbourne Cup Afternoon at Club Wyndham
Wanaka Lakes Coastguard new Zealand
A note from Jonathan Walmisley
   Coastguard is raising funds towards the new boat and marine rescue centre
Knowing you love a challenge .Its time to get our brains in gear. 
BSocial have again offered their bar for a Quiz Night on Wednesday 13th October at 7pm. Come early, grab the best seats, have a bite to eat

We are restricted to 12 Teams of max 8 persons – Cost per team $100.  Paid cash on night or  I provide bank details
Teams need registering so we do not go over the limit -  Register at                         First come first served
6 rounds of questions with quiz master George.  Bring some cash so you can buy a question per round at $5 per question
Silent auction as last year.
Strike now and register – do not leave it too late
Best wishes
ROTARY face masks
A District 9980 opportunity


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