About Our Club

We meet In Person
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.
Speakers
Sala Churchward, Work Broker MSD
Aug 04, 2021 7:00 AM
Unemployment in the Hutt Valley and what can be done
Olivia Pua and Melissa Latu
Aug 18, 2021
Experiences as an IYM alumni
Zareen Sheikh-Cope from Our Kids Online
Sep 15, 2021 7:00 AM
Why we need to educate ourselves on the reality of the online world our kids are living in
Jolly Jacob, Joy Studio
Oct 06, 2021
The power of portraits
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Club Stories
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. 
 
Jeremy Ward is the Managing Director of East-West Ferries, which has operated two ferries on Wellington Harbour since 1989.
 
Jeremy spoke at a meeting of the club on 4 November on the future of harbour ferry travel, which will be fully electric ferries developed by the Wellington Electric Boat Building Company Ltd.
 
Two years ago, in partnership with Meridien Energy, the company began the process of manufacturing New Zealand's first all-electric, carbon fibre, zero emission passenger ferry and the first in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
The new ferry is expected to go into service in 2021. It will be 18.5 metre 20 knot catamaran and will carry 135 passengers, substantially more than the current East-West ferries.
 
The future is exciting. The company is receiving significant interest from other NZ ferry operators and will shortly expand to a significantly larger boat building warehouse in the next few months.
 
The company aims to develop a new ferry route from Queens Wharf to Miramar Wharf with a run time of 10 minutes, linking with an electric shuttle bus from the wharf to the airport terminal.