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
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.
After Rotary's world president set a challenge this year for Rotary Clubs to plant one tree for every Rotarian, 13 clubs in our district planted over 5000 trees - averaging over 4 trees for each of the 1200 district Rotarians. Following is a list of locations where these plantings occurred:
Efforts to help rebuild earthquake-devastated Nepal saw Whakatu Rotarian Trevor Marshall travel to Bridim a small, remote village in the Langtang National Park in April.
Pictured: Trevor (right) and his son David, ready to start work.
Rotary District 9970 has contributed, along with many other New Zealand Rotary clubs and districts, to the cost of a Mobile Health Clinic for Rarotonga. The specially fitted bus is being gifted to the people of Rarotonga by the Rotary Club of Masterson South, which developed and managed the $180,000 project.
It didn't take long for a team of 15 Rotarians and friends of Christchurch Rotary Club to plant 250 seedlings in the Sanctuary area on the Waimakariri River flood banks. This number more than contributed their club's due to Rotary International's world president Ian Riseley’s challenge - to enhance our natural environment by planting a tree for every Rotarian.
RYLA 2018, which was held over 22 – 27 January, was another successful week of providing opportunities for youth in our district to develop leadership skills and experience. Comments by attendees and a variety of photos appear here and details of the annual RYLA event are here.