District 9970 provides 'back-office support' to the 31 Rotary Clubs in the upper South Island of New Zealand and coordinates activities in which many or all of these clubs participate...
Click on INFORMATION 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.
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Our Centennial Project

Rotary's Pacific Island Vaccination Project

 
Rotary Give Every Child A Future is Rotary Australia and New Zealand’s centennial project to introduce three vaccines into nine Pacific Island countries. This project celebrates the 100th anniversary, in 2021, of Rotary International in the region. 
 
The project has just reached a significant milestone with the approval of nine Global Grants by The Rotary Foundation. These grants, one for each country for the first year of the project, have a combined value of US$1.3 million (NZ$2.1 million). 
 
For three years, Rotary will fund the introduction of rotavirus, pneumococcal and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for Pacific Island children in Kiribati, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue and Nauru, and support the introduction of these vaccines in Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. 
 
Rotary can now move to the implementation phase of this major public health initiative in the Pacific. Through our collaboration with UNICEF, 100,000 women and children will benefit individually, saving lives and saving families. In addition, the project will significantly strengthen health systems in each of the nine countries, providing a sustainable legacy of improved healthcare. 

With commitments from governments to continue funding these vaccine after three years, this project will see children protected from life-threatening diseases, and families protected from the  loss of a mother to cervical cancer, for generations to come.
 
For more information, or to donate, please visit www.everychildafuture.com .  
Recent Projects Around the District
Rotary Whakatu led an ambitious project involving multiple Clubs to completely renovate and upgrade an iconic schools outdoor training facility at Lake Rotoiti. 
 
Rotoiti Lodge Upgrade October 2019 - District 9970 Newsletter ...
Rotary Richmond has been helping girls in developing countries with a supply of quality menstrual care solutions, health education & income generation opportunities.
 
Providing domestic violence survivors in a Christchurch safe house with a beautiful garden and upgraded safe playground were a task that volunteers from The Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise took to heart and completed ahead of a pressing deadline.