Book now for the 2024 Zone 8 Conference

By PDG Leanne JaggsZone 8 2024 Convenor Thank you to those who have already registered for our Zone 8 Conference, as numbers are looking strong. For those who haven’t, check out our registration page at rotaryzone8.org where you will also find more information about our speakers and programs. We would...

Bethlehem House

The Rotary Club of North Hobart, Tas, has been supporting Bethlehem House – a homeless men’s shelter run by St Vincent de Paul Society – in a quiet way for several years, donating goods for their ‘Socks, Chocs and Jocks’ Christmas appeal and food leftover from barbecues. In recent years,...

Dutch festival a fantastisch success!

The iconic Holland Festival celebrated everything Dutch on Saturday, April 27, as the event marked its 50th anniversary. Held under cover this year at Caribbean Gardens, Vic, event manager Paul Rubens, of the Rotary Club of Casey, said they used every inch of the venue’s 7,000m2 under roof area. The...

Bequest aids bowel cancer research

A bequest to the Rotary Club of Wellington, NZ, has helped fund PhD research that could lead to earlier detection and better treatment options for bowel cancer. New Zealand’s bowel cancer rates are some of the highest in the world. Unfortunately, it is also difficult to detect, with the cancer...

Shelterbags for the homeless in South Australia

By Richard TuckerRotary Club of Gawler Light, SA For the past year and a half, the Rotary Club of Gawler Light, SA, has been helping provide for the needs of homeless persons sleeping rough in their community through the distribution of Shelterbags. The club has become part of a wider...

Pride Month: A celebration of diversity

By Anne MatthewsD9560 Passport Rotary Club Every year In June, most countries observe Pride Month. The month celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. In New Zealand, Pride Month is celebrated at different times. In Auckland it is celebrated in February and in Christchurch and...