Knickers meet need of Suva’s camp kids

In an interview with ABC News during his visit to Australia in February, National Director of Fiji’s Peoples Community Network Semiti Qalowasa said up to 35 per cent of Fijians live in squatter camps. In the greater Suva area alone, an estimated 16.4 per cent of the capital city’s population live in these informal settlements.

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Knickers meet needs of Suva’s camp kids

Blackheath Rocket Blasts Off

In the early 1960s, past president of the Rotary Club of Blackheath, NSW, and former Blue Mountains City Council engineer John Yeaman visited the United States. Inspired by the Space Race imagery prevalent during the period, he returned with the idea of building a playground “rocket”.

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Blackheath Rocket Blasts Off

Koru Care

Koru Care New Zealand hosts annual trips to Disneyland in California, USA, and the Gold Coast, Qld, for children who have “drawn the short straw”. Some are suffering cancer, kidney disease or heart problems or, in other cases, have lost the use of their limbs or have serious congenital abnormalities. However, they still have the capacity to laugh, smile and make unforgettable memories.

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Koru Care

 

Tommy Choo Choo – Still Chugging Along

Over 20 years ago, a proposal was put to the members and Board of the Rotary Club of Lindisfarne, Tas, that they purchase a second-hand children’s amusement train. The proposal generated a lot of heated discussions at the time over how the club would pay for the train, if it would be a viable project, would it break down (or, worse, blow its engine) and could the club realistically maintain it for many years into the future.

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Tommy Choo Choo