Welcome to Rotary District 9970
District 9970 provides 'back-office support' to the 33 Rotary Clubs in the upper South Island of New Zealand and coordinates activities in which many or all of these clubs participate...
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
When the call came out from ROMAC to ask District 9970 for help to support a young mother and her newborn baby heading to our shores for surgery, our answer was without hesitation a YES!...
The 2017 CultureFest, held at the Lincoln Event Centre and Domain on 1 October, attracted more than 3000 people to sample Selwyn's growing cultural diversity.

CultureFest builds on the success over the past thirteen years of the Lincoln Multicultural Festival, organised by Lincoln Rotary and supported by the Christchurch Multicultural Council (CMC).
Acting President Bill Skews, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Christchurch Avon-Otakaro, warmly welcomed Mayor Lianne Dalziel and 74 Rotarians, Awardees, Teachers and other guests to the annual School Honour Roll Awards evening on 7 November.
What better way to spend Father’s Day than planting trees in Nelson City’s beautiful Maitai Valley?
On Sunday, 3 September members from four Nelson clubs responded to International President Ian Riseley’s challenge to enhance our natural environments by planting a tree for every Rotarian.
In addition to the planting started by the four Nelson Clubs, Christchurch Sunrise and Bishopdale-Burnside, a number of other clubs have embarked on their tree planting, as follows: