Welcome to Rotary District 9970
District 9970 provides 'back-office support' to the 32 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
From 16 to 30 June a team of Rotary volunteers travelled to Taveuni Island to add their efforts in support of an extensive construction programme being managed by the Rotary Club of Taveuni Island, Fiji.
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.
Six international projects and three local community projects have been given the green light - thanks to the initiative of the following nine Rotary clubs that were recently awarded District Grants:
A group of Nelson students with big dreams are a step closer to making them a reality, now that each has a laptop to take to classes, thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club of Whakatu. However, we cannot tell the story better than the Nelson Mail, so click here for the details.
After Rotary's world president set a challenge this year for Rotary Clubs to plant one tree for every Rotarian, 13 clubs in our district planted over 5000 trees - averaging over 4 trees for each of the 1200 district Rotarians. Following is a list of locations where these plantings occurred:
Efforts to help rebuild earthquake-devastated Nepal saw Whakatu Rotary Club member Trevor Marshall travel to Bridim a small, remote village in the Langtang National Park in April.
Pictured: Trevor (right) and his son David, ready to start work.