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District 9970 Newsletter: November-December 2021

As this is our last newsletter for 2021, I just wanted to take this opportunity to send our team's Christmas greetings. It is always a pleasure showcasing your projects and the ways you are making an impact in our community. We wish you all the very best in the coming year. 


Seasons Greetings 

Seasons Greetings

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The Public Image and Communications Committee would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas break.

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District Governor Nick Courtney

D9970 District Governors Update

by Nick Courtney, District Governor

Ngā mihi o te Kirimete me te Tau Hou. Seasons Greetings for Christmas and the New Year. It has been a challenging year for everyone on many fronts. Like all of you I am looking forward to taking a break, recharging, and coming back for another busy year in 2022.

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Ferrymead Rotary 

Ferrymead Salutes Outstanding Half-Dozen

by Barbara Crooks, Ferrymead Rotary

Ferrymead Rotary has recognised six outstanding contributors to its local community.

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Richmond Rotary Days for Girls Team

Richmond Rotary Celebrating Days for Girls' 13th Birthday

by Debra Gibbs, Richmond Rotary

Richmond Rotary’s Days for Girls team celebrated Days for Girls International 13th Birthday last month with a delicious chocolate cake.

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Rangiora Rotary Book Fair

Book Fair success for Rangiora Rotary

by Warren Inkster, Rangiora Rotary

From soaring 31 degrees temperatures to pouring rain, the Rangiora Rotary Club’s 36th annual two- day book fair drew the crowds.

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Westport Flood Relief

by Gary Hopkinson, Past District Governor

Here's an update on the Westport Flood Relief

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Hornby Rotary: Hydrotherapy Pool Project

Hornby Rotary Club steps into Hydrotherapy pool project

by Mark Peters, Hornby Rotary

Construction of the new Hornby Centre, Indoor Pools and Library facility, has taken a significant step toward becoming a reality with piling construction starting on site recently. Hornby Rotary together with the local Greater Hornby Residents Association, and some key CCC staff, are working to have a Hydrotherapy pool included in The Hornby Centre.

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Collaboration with Conservation Volunteers and Christchurch City Council

Rotary Forest of Peace, Remembrance and Community

by Liz Courtney, District 9970 Community Liaison

Rotarians in Christchurch can be very proud to see our Rotary logo and name “up in lights”.

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2022 - Update

by District RYLA Committee

RYLA 2022 gets underway Sunday 16 January at College House, University of Canterbury. This week-long leadership course is one of the District's flagship youth leadership programmes aimed at 18 to 25 year olds.

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Video: Cromwell Rotary 28 Jan'21

Special Invitation from District 9980 Governor Nick Wood

by Nick Wood, District Governor D9980

Invitation from District 9980 Governor Nick Wood to attend their conference 22 - 24 April 2022.

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Foodbank Canterbury

FoodBank Canterbury Wins - Again!

by Graham Robertson, Belfast-Kaiapoi Rotary

Having previously received an award in the Canterbury Westpac Champion Business Awards, FoodBank Canterbury (FBC) were further recognised by winning two titles this year. Not only did they win the category for "Community Impact - Business for Good" but they also won the "Supreme Award for Small Enterprises".

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In Memorium

In Memory

by Rotary District 9970 Board

We acknowledge the following Rotarians who have passed away since August 2021.

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Baby kiwi wins over hearts of Franz Josef visitors

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The rarest of the rare, a Rowi kiwi chick born at the West Coast Wildlife Centre attracted the attention of former District Governor Gary Hopkinson during a brief visit recently.

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Bishopdale-Burnside Rotary Junior Speech Competition

Bishopdale-Burnside Junior Speech Competition

by Keith Walker, Bishopdale-Burnside Rotary

We were thrilled to be able to continue with the staging of our very popular Junior Speech Competition, even though schools had been locked down for a few weeks during their busy year. The change of timing had affected some schools but we still managed to attract 14 schools entering a total of 110 students. The competition involves students in Year 4 to Year 8.

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Cashmere Rotary to the rescue

Rotarians help out stranded Tongan Olympic team

by Terry Fullerton, Cashmere Rotary

The Cashmere Rotary Club has raised over $1100 for the four members of the Tongan Olympic team stranded in Christchurch.

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Other Newsletters

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Here is a list of other newsletters which you may like to subscribe to:

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Craig Murphy, Assistant Governor 

Rotary Profile - Craig Murphy, Assistant Governor

by Craig Murphy, Assistant Governor

Craig Murphy is the Assistant Governor for Cluster 3, comprising of Rangiora, Belfast-Kaiapoi, Bishopdale-Burnside, Avon-Otakaro and Papanui Rotary. Here is his profile in his own words.

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