Tuesday, 22 July 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 25th July

Title: Role of the Met Office in NZ

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Apple and Android

Speaker: Peter Lennox

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: George B.
  • Host Visitors: Norma P.
  • Grace: Wayne J.
  • List Visitors: Don L.
  • Sergeant: Colin C.
  • Intro: John M.
  • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
  • Last Word: Nicky B.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 18th July

Title: Predator Free NZ 
Speaker: Kevin Hackwell


Forest & Bird has played a vital role in turning around the precarious situation of many of our native plants and animals. They have raised public awareness of the unique and special nature of our native wildlife, and have advocated for better protection for these vulnerable species. We also take part in hands-on projects to protect native species through habitat restoration and pest control. 

Despite the efforts of Forest & Bird and other conservationists, many of our native species remain under threat of extinction - 2,700 species were identified 'at risk' at last count. The threats they face - most importantly the threat of introduced pest species - must be managed if our native plants and animals are to continue to survive. 

Some of the threatened species include: 
Kakapo, Whio (blue duck), Kiwi, Albatross, Fairy Tern, Long Tailed Bat.

Guests: Kevin Hackwell (Speaker)
Friends of Rotary: Mary E.
Apologies: Brian K., Brian F., Utsav S., Lani T., Ben P., Paul C., Len K.




Wellington Children's Hospital requires collectors on Thursday the 25th of September 2014. A form is attached with the Chronicle. 

Please complete it and return to HOSPI if you are able to assist. 

President Bryan will have hard copies of the Form available at Rotary Meetings for those who wish to use them.

Choose from the traditional Entertainment Book  or the NEW Digital Membership, which puts the value of the book onto your smartphone.

Plus, 20% of your Membership purchase goes towards our fundraising - so please tell your family and friends, as the more Memberships we sell, the more funds we'll raise! 

Thank you for your support.

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 1st August 

Title: NZ's Navy's Journey to Excellence
Speaker: Lieutenant Commander Paul Robert Gray

Royal New Zealand Navy

Defense Career: In The Navy


  • Setting up: John C.
  • Projector: Paul C.
  • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: Kraft DS.
  • Thanks: Dave E.
  • Last Word: Marten Y.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President Bryan or Secretary Bernard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange your 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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