Welcome to Rotary District 9970
District 9970 provides 'back-office support' to the 31 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
15 international postgraduate students at Lincoln University and their partners enjoyed the company of Rotarians in August at the annual dinner meeting organised by the Rotary Club of Lincoln. This annual event has occurred for more than a decade now and has proven a great way for club members to welcome young overseas scholars to our community.
School Quiz is an important event in the calendar of Lincoln Rotary Club, involving school pupils from area schools competing in pairs for prizes. A large range of questions is provided by the teachers for the club to choose from, participants compete in four categories and the progress scores are projected onto a large screen for the audience as the event unfolds.
The 5th annual ‘Greymouth Street Fare’ was recently held, organised by the Rotary Club of Greymouth as a community development initiative.

Designed to operate at breakeven (registration fees are charged to cover expenses such as road closure and advertising) and titled Fare to convey that the focus is on food rather than being “just another craft fair” (though crafts are not excluded), it occurs on the in the second weekend in February, from 4pm to 7pm.
We are proud to welcome two young people to our District on a year long Rotary Youth Exchange. Moe is from Japan, is sponsored by Cashmere Rotary Club and is attending Cashmere High School, while Hans is from Denmark, is sponsored by Papanui Rotary Club and is attending Papanui High School. They recently joined six inbound exchanges from district 9980 (Southland/Otago/South Canterbury) on an 'induction' tour of the South Island.
With the critical assistance of a Rotary Foundation scholarship, thanks to local Rotarians and the Rotary Foundation, Kiribati-born Bernie MacKenzie has arrived in Oxford, England for the start of his 12 month's study towards a Master of Science in Migration Studies degree.