Christmas celebration/Tuesday 14th December 2021

7pm, Canterbury Club

Social evening/Tuesday 7th December 2021

6pm, #4 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale

Meeting/Tuesday 30th November 2021

George Wallis & Bert Govan – Fast-changing times in the motor industry?

Meeting/Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Angela Reimer, Canterbrainers Therapeutic Choir

Meeting/Tuesday 16th November 2021

Joy Reid, Co-founder and Executive Officer of One Mother to Another, TVNZ Journalist, mother of three

Meeting/Tuesday 19th October 2021

Reg Garters, “The life and music of Frank Sinatra.” Club member Reg will talk about one of the 20th centuries greatest entertainers and sing a couple of his favourite songs and hits.

Meeting/Tuesday 12th October 2021

Caroline Johnson, New Zealand Red Cross

Social evening/Tuesday 5th October 2021

6pm, #4 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale

Meeting/Tuesday 28th September 2021

Simon Challies, Braintree Wellness Centre

Meeting/Tuesday 21st September 2021

Neville Reilly; “Afghanistan – The Future”.
Neville served in the New Zealand Army with operational service included deployments to Bosnia, East Timor and Afghanistan. Neville retired from the Army in 2009 in the rank of brigadier. Following his retirement, Neville served as New Zealand ambassador to Afghanistan in 2010-2011. Neville was then manager of Civil Defence at Environment Canterbury. He is a Club Member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Christchurch

Meeting/Tuesday 14th September 2021

Paige Sullivan, Korowai Well Being Trust and the Christchurch Youth Hub

Social Zoom/Tuesday 7th September 2021

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, social gathering midday via Zoom.

Meeting/ Tuesday 31st August 2021

Cancelled due to Level 4. Follow government regulations, stay home, be kind and stay in touch with family and friends. Visit for more information.

Meeting/Tuesday 24th August 2021

Cancelled due to Level 4. Follow government regulations, stay home, be kind and stay in touch with family and friends. Visit for more information.

Meeting/Tuesday 17th August 2021

New members address: Nicki Averill and Murray Weakley

Meeting/Tuesday 10th August 2021

New members address: Dame Anna Crighton and Barbara-Lee Dickson

Social evening /Tuesday 3rd August 2021

6pm, #4 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale

Vocational visit to Ranui House/Tuesday 27th July 2021

1 Cambridge Terrace – host Lew McIvor. Lunch will be provided along with complimentary drinks. Ranui will be providing details and information on the Rotary Pantry. Partners welcome, RSVP

Meeting/Tuesday 20th July 2021

Chris Davis of the Graeme Dingle Foundation “All good in the hood”.

Meeting/Tuesday 13th July 2021

President’s Day: Charlie Rattray. Includes the induction of three new members to our Club.

Monthly social /Tuesday 6th July 2021

#4 Merivale, 6pm. All welcome.

Annual handover/Tuesday 29th June 2021

Dinner at Canterbury Club celebrating a Garry Jackson’s tenure as President and welcoming Charlie Rattray as incoming President Elect for the 2021/22 Rotary year.

Meeting/Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Club visit to Windsorcare, hosted by Robyn Bisset, Board Chair.

Meeting/Tuesday 15th June 2021

Gareth Brookes, ‘The Journey from RYLA to the Olympics’. COO of Eagle Protect, Gareth also represented NZ in 112 tests for hockey, including Athens and Beijing Olympics.

Meeting/Tuesday 25th May 2021

A New Space Age
Mark Rocket, Kea Aerospace CEO, will talk about his scheduled aerospace journey with Virgin Galactic, and his work with Rocket Lab, Aerospace Christchurch and Kea Aerospace. He’ll also give an outlines of Kea Atmos project, building a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that will fly at 20 kilometres in the stratosphere.

Meeting/Tuesday 11th May 2021

Dr. Jessica Halliday, Director, Te Pūtahi Centre for Architecture and City Making. Jessica is an architectural historian and is the Director and co-founder of Te Pūtahi Centre for Architecture and City Making. Te Pūtahi is an independent non-profit organisation that catalyses greater involvement in city making through a diverse and inclusive programme of engagement. Te Pūtahi wants to make it easy, desirable and fun for everybody to participate in the shaping and enjoyment of Ōtautahi Christchurch

Special Meeting with Sir Don McKinnon/Tuesday 4th May

Sir Don McKinnon – former Deputy Prime Minister. He was Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations from 2000 until 2008. Sir Don will be accompanied by Jenni Giblin of the NZ War Memorial Museum Trust (the reason for his Christchurch visit)

Meeting/Tuesday 27th April 2021

David Bennett from David Bennett Coaching “Strong Men, Empathic Women and effective leadership, or not.”

Meeting/Tuesday 20th April 2021

Dawn Baxendale, CEO of Christchurch City Council.

Working bee/Sunday 17th April 2021

Christchurch 360 Trail Big (Half!) Day Out 2021. See our Facebook event page for more details

Meeting/Tuesday 13th April

Nigel Babbage, Mōhua Investments Ltd, Westpark Self Storage, Christchurch Business Club and independent Director on the Board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

Social evening/Tuesday 6th April 2021

Number 4, Merivale 6pm

Meeting/Tuesday 30th March 2021

Dave Shearer, Chair of Kidney Health NZ

Meeting/Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Tony Garing: “Recovery of victims”

Meeting/Tuesday 16th March 2021

RESCHEDULED David Bennett from David Bennett Coaching“Strong Men, Empathic Women and effective leadership, or not.”

Meeting/Tuesday 9th March 2021

Richard Norman “Reconnecting Rotary. Challenges for a centennial.”

New Zealand’s first Rotary clubs were started in Wellington and Auckland in 1921, then Christchurch in 1922. Richard Norman, a project leader for a centennial history of Rotary in New Zealand will comment on strengths and challenges facing Rotary and other community organisations with examples from a 300 page illustrated book due out by May.

Richard  recently retired from a role as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Government at Victoria University. He is a member of Wellington Rotary and has a strong interest how non-profit organisations can make a distinctive contribution ‘post-Covid’ and how important it is for the voluntary sector to avoid being strangled by ‘bear hugs’ from Government agencies.

Rotary has strong networks and a century of achievements from which to contribute to implementing a Government budget process adopted in 2019, of focus on  ‘wellbeing’ in the areas of social, human, environmental, infrastructure and financial capital.

Social evening/Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Number 4, Merivale, 6pm

Meeting/Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Leanne McSkimming, NZ Police “Family Harm – The hidden societal issue”

Meeting/Tuesday 16th February 2021

Te Pae, Christchurch Convention Centre has been designed as the city’s ‘gathering place’. An update from speaker Ross Steele, General Manager at Te Pae.

Meeting/Tuesday 9th February 2021

Kathryn Jones, CEO and Nicky Averill, Capital Campaign Director of the Laura Fergussen Trust on the support given to those impacted by brain injury in Canterbury and the surrounding regions.

Social evening/Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Number 4, Merivale, 6pm

Meeting/Tuesday 19th January 2021

John Veale from Ocula : “Eyes and Viruses”

Meeting/Tuesday 19th January 2021

Chrissie Whitfield from Whitfield Factor: “Blindsided, a charitable trust supporting people, like herself, who have been diagnosed with eye conditions that would result in vision loss”.