Welcome to Rotary District 9970
District 9970 provides 'back-office support' to the 32 Rotary Clubs in the upper South Island of New Zealand and coordinates activities in which many or all of these clubs participate...
Click on MEMBER ACCESS at the top of the screen to log into district support information and services. (For first-time login, on the login screen, select the 'Forgot Login name?' link and follow the instructions. Your club secretary must have already added you to the database before you can login and you must login with the email address already entered for you.
Rotarians are improving lives in communities around the world every day, through thousands of service projects, and have been doing so for over 100 years.
Browse such projects to explore the good work that Rotary clubs are doing;
  • locally (in NZ and close by)
  • globally
  • and the recent projects undertaken by Rotary Clubs around District 9970 that are featured on this page and on our Facebook page.
Then think about assisting our work - by becoming a Rotarian, or volunteering for a specific project, or donating.
To become a Rotarian or to volunteer for a specific project, contact a local Rotary Club for more information.
To donate to help our work, read more here.
Recent Projects Around the District

Rotary Response to Christchurch Terror Event

Make a donation to a Rotary Fund
Riccarton Rotary is managing a fund for this purpose. It is: Riccarton Rotary, acct no. 03 0823 0350538 00. In the reference box put: Mosque Appeal.
For Additional Banking Details, esp. if donating from overseas, see the end of the full story (Read More).
See also (in Read More) the note from Shane Murdoch (President of Riccarton Rotary) on plans for the use of donated funds

From DG John Driscoll
I know you will all join me in utterly condemning the senseless and cruel events of yesterday. Rotary is about building communities, not tearing them down, and we must act accordingly in our response to this attack.
Please join with me in supporting the appeal detailed below by the Presidents of the three clubs with areas most affected.
Rotary can and must demonstrate its primary purpose in the days ahead and always....doing good in the world.
DG John
The 5th annual ‘Greymouth Street Fare’ was recently held, organised by the Rotary Club of Greymouth as a community development initiative.

Designed to operate at breakeven (registration fees are charged to cover expenses such as road closure and advertising) and titled Fare to convey that the focus is on food rather than being “just another craft fair” (though crafts are not excluded), it occurs on the in the second weekend in February, from 4pm to 7pm.
We are proud to welcome two young people to our District on a year long Rotary Youth Exchange. Moe is from Japan, is sponsored by Cashmere Rotary Club and is attending Cashmere High School, while Hans is from Denmark, is sponsored by Papanui Rotary Club and is attending Papanui High School. They recently joined six inbound exchanges from district 9980 (Southland/Otago/South Canterbury) on an 'induction' tour of the South Island.
With the critical assistance of a Rotary Foundation scholarship, thanks to local Rotarians and the Rotary Foundation, Kiribati-born Bernie MacKenzie has arrived in Oxford, England for the start of his 12 month's study towards a Master of Science in Migration Studies degree.
Six international projects and three local community projects have been given the green light - thanks to the initiative of the following nine Rotary clubs that were recently awarded District Grants:
A group of Nelson students with big dreams are a step closer to making them a reality, now that each has a laptop to take to classes, thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club of Whakatu. However, we cannot tell the story better than the Nelson Mail, so click here for the details.