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Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club
Military Rd
Boulcott
Lower Hutt,  5010
New Zealand
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8.30 am. Visitors are most welcome.
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Club Stories
Making light sticks at Victoria University After a one-year hiatus due to Covid-19, Innovative Young Minds’ IYM Residential 2021 programme ran in July this year and 39 young women from high schools around the Greater Wellington Region took part.
 
Founded in 2017 by Rotary Hutt City and Hutt City Council, IYM’s goal is to expose young women in Year 11 and 12 to career and research opportunities available in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and high-tech manufacturing).
 
IYM seeks to encourage diversity in New Zealand’s science and technology industry by inspiring a new generation of innovators and industry leaders. 
 
 
 
One of our most popular annual events is marshmallow toasting over two nights on the Wellington waterfront during Ahi Ka, the celebration of Matariki. 2021 was no exception, with good weather bringing out large crowds.  Club members operated the braziers, loaded marshmallows onto skewers, and helped children to enjoy the fun. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The RiverLink project is set to transform Lower Hutt City by turning the central city around to face the Hutt River, improving flood protection with improved stop banks, and improving walking, cycling, and transport access, Martin White, the Project Director. told a club meeting on 16 June.
 
RiverLink is a partnership between the Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Hutt City Council and Wake Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The current timetable would see detailed design and construction beginning in late 2022, with the new Melling Interchange and a pedestrian bridge linked to the city centre to be completed in late 2026.
 
It is expected that the private sector will lead the redevelopment of key sites along the river corridor for residential and leisure use.
 
The flood protection works include the deepening and widening of the river channel and a new stop bank on the eastern side of the river.
 
The Melling transport improvements include a new and safer interchange, a new river bridge, a pedestrian and cycling bridge and the relocation to the south of the train station.
 
Two of our favourite charities, the Naenae Boxing Academy and Innovative Young Minds, will benefit from a corporate lawn bowls day organised by the club and held on 7 May. Teams paid an entry fee and participants had the opportunity to win prizes donated by the club. The bowls day has become an annual event and is always popular with local businesses and organisations, offering fun and the chance to support young people in our community.

 

Rotary District 9940 has a partnership commitment with the Hospitals Foundation, official charity of Wellington Regional Hospital, to raise $400,000 for two Whanau Rooms in the new Wellington Regional Children's Hospital – one on each of the surgical and medical wards.

Each one will have their own play deck, an indoor play area for patients as well as a dedicated area for whanau with a kitchen, lounge, dining and sleep room for parents/ guardians who have a child in ICU. This provides vitally important support at this critical time in a child’s life. Naming recognition for Rotary will also be given for these rooms for an initial period of 7 years from the date the new Children’s Hospital is open to the public.

In conjunction with the Club's marshmallow toasting event on 2-3 July, a collection raised a significant amount for the Rotary Children's Health Trust.

After an absence of several years, Rotary returned to Wainuiomata on 13 November. Rotary Hutt City brought together local and central government politicians, business and professional people and Rotarians for a breakfast at the Wainuiomata marae. Following a welcome and blessing, the large audience of Rotarians and locals heard from Bryce Wilkinson, a leading economist and a Senior Fellow at the New Zealand Initiative. 
 
Bryce spoke on the likely direction of the economy, wage subsidies, consumer confidence, the economic implications of the rise in government debt and the impact of low interest rates on the housing market.