Tuesday, 15 July 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 18th July

Title: Predator Free NZ - Is it Possible?

Speaker: Kevin Hackwell 

  • This dynamo of a man has been on the frontline of many of our major environmental and social battles over the past 35 years.
  • He started his activist career at the tender age of 15 over the felling of the South Island’s beech forests, and after gaining an honours degree in ecology took the government to task over its ‘think big’ schemes.
  • Over the years he has played an important role in protecting our remaining native forests from logging, in establishing our nuclear-free status, the Official Information Act, the MMP electoral system; and New Zealand’s Smoke-Free Environments Act. 
  • He’s been involved in countless actions, boards (Greenpeace, Tongariro Taupo Conservation Board, Wellington Council of Social Services, the Council for Socially Responsible Investment) and community groups, all the while working for a range of organisations from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Peace Movement Aotearoa and the Downtown Community Ministry. 
  • Since 2003, he has been Forest & Bird’s Advocacy Manager, a role in which he helps to manage and plot the strategic direction of this diverse, growing organization.
  • During that time, his team has successfully fought the government’s plans to mine our national parksgained greater protection for Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins and established five high-country parks in the South island. 
  • He is a tramper, a seasoned rat trapper and vegetable gardener.


  • Setting up: Dave E.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Ben B.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Colin C.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: Bernard W.
  • Thanks: Yvonne DS.
  • Last Word: Don L.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 11th July

Title: The Rotary Sydney International Convention 2014

Speaker: Dr John Moriarty 

Our Club was privileged to have Dr John Moriarty and Jean Phipps to attend.
Sorry that Marten could not make it. Better luck next time Marten.
Great that you have recovered so rapidly! Keep it up.

Guests: Graham B.
Friends of Rotary: Norma P., Mary E.
Apologies: Brian K., Brian F., Utsav S., Colin C., Stephen DB, Lani T., Ben P.

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 25th July  

Title: Role of the Met Office in NZ
Speaker: Peter Lennox

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Peter Lennox is the new CEO of Met Service and has many years' experience working in and with the global biotechnology sector, and brings a well-balanced blend of commercial and scientific disciplines to the role. 


  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Stephan DB.
  • Host Visitors: Norma P.
  • Grace: Wayne J.
  • List Visitors: Don L.
  • Sergeant: Colin C.
  • Intro: John M.
  • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
  • Last Word: Nicky B.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President Bryan or Secretary Bearnard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor (Kraft DS.) no later than Sunday lunchtime.
Many thanks for your cooperation.

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