The Rotary Club of Kerikeri

Supporting a wide range of community and youth development projects across Kerikeri and the Mid North.

We’re for our community

The money generated by our annual fund-raisers helps us make good things happen right across the region.

We’re for education

Our ‘Dictionaries for Schools’ programme is boosting literacy in our community.

We’re for youth

Our young people are the future of our community. Youth development is an important part of what we do.

We’re for facilities

Every community needs places and spaces to hang out and play. We help create these.

We’re for practical help

Our work with ShelterBox, helping it respond to international disasters, earned Kerikeri special praise from the Governor General.

We’re for good causes

Each year we work with our community to raise funds for several national charities.

We’re for our neighbours

We support youth and community projects at home and abroad.


Whether it’s building barbeques in the Stone Store Basin, helping kids from our community achieve their full potential, or pitching in to make a success of our vital annual fund-raisers, the Rotary Club of Kerikeri is an important strand in the fabric of our community. The club is one of the most active and influential in the region. We’re a friendly, inclusive bunch united by a desire to pitch in and help our town maintain its position as the jewel in the crown of the Bay of Islands and the Mid North.

Our membership is broadly reflective of the town’s population and spans a wide range of ages, trades and professions, and backgrounds. This mix is part of what makes the club so dynamic and interesting. Welcome to our website. Welcome to this window on the world of Rotary. And, in particular, welcome to the Rotary Club of Kerikeri.

We also organize the annual Kerikeri New World Rotary Garden Safari which is the fund-raising brainchild of the town’s Rotary club. There’s been a Garden Safari in Kerikeri every year since the inaugural event in 1987 and it has now earned a well-justified reputation as one of the must-do events on the town’s social calendar.

And not just the town’s social calendar. Each year the Garden Safari attracts people from all parts of the country – it’s become a Kerikeri tourist attraction in its own right.

This is a great day out for the whole family; a once-a-year opportunity to see beyond the gates and explore some of the most interesting gardens in the region. It’s a real ‘must do’ for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

You can visit the website for more information about the Kerikeri Garden Safari.



My wife and I moved to Kerikeri in 2016. I had been a member of Rotary in Christchurch for 20 years and so, not knowing anyone in Kerikeri, it was the logical move to join the Kerikeri RC. This instantly gave us a good sized group of friends who made us welcome.

Neil Blanchfield, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I enjoy being part of a group of like-minded people who work hard to improve our community in lots of different ways; from funding youth exchange visits through to sponsoring children to attend science fairs, and everything in between.

Ian Faulkner, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I wanted to become involved with a community organisation. Rotary ticked all the boxes: fellowship, leadership, contribution to both local and international communities – and totally different to my day job.

Vicki Douglas, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

The fellowship of Rotary is hugely rewarding. My favourite project is the Rotary International Youth Exchange, particularly accompanying these young people on their South Island Safari.

Bruce Burling, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I joined Rotary because the Kerikeri club’s fund-raisers are always so much fun to be involved in. Rotary’s big on flexibility these days and that’s important because family and work always have to come first and second.

Alison Lemon, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I joined Rotary when I was in my 20s and have benefitted both in business and socially from being an active member. I’ve made many lifelong friends through membership.

Dale Simkin, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

Rotary to me is about working with like-minded people who want to give something, either big or small, back to this wonderful community.

Bill Frazerhurst, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

The Rotary Club of Kerikeri is a very well-established club. It  provides the opportunity  to contribute to our community in many ways I could not otherwise have imagined.

Dawn Laurenson, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I joined the Rotary Club of Kerikeri 30 years ago to contribute to our communities, both local and international, and to have fun while doing it. The same motivation exists today.

Doug Galbraith, Rotary Club of Kerikeri