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Visit to Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s leading medical research institute focused on finding cures for cancer, asthma and allergy, multiple sclerosis and infectious disease. The goal of the Institute is to deliver medical research discoveries and immune-based therapies that provide tangible health benefits to the community.This week, Tawa Rotarians are visiting the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research - a registered charity that's based at Victoria University's Kelburn campus in Wellington. For further details, contact Malcolm Andrews, Club Services Director.

Upcoming events




3 March

Malaghan Institute at Victoria University

Malcolm Andrews

10 March

Dr John Langham, Linden Medical Centre

Andrew Watson

17 March

St Patricks Night (partners invited)


24 March

RYLA Students

Gaylene Lines

31 March

Movie, Lighthouse Cinema

Richard Herbert


Kenya - Osiligi Rehabilitation

Osiligi Rehabilitation Kenya
Guest speakers Robin and Margaret Aim spoke at the 24 February meeting on their experience working in Kenya.

Robin Aim, 23 Feb 2015Robin and Margaret Aim went to Kenya to work in Nairobi for 2 years. Thirty one years later they are still there. Kenya struggles to get skilled labourers even though there is a huge unemployment problem. They started their work by building a vocational training centre in Nairobi but discovered that even though the boys were doing really well as soon as they left the gangs pulled them back to their old ways of crime. They needed a place outside the city for safety and training. The Osiligi Rehabilitation farm was developed. Their work involves taking the street boys in Nairobi to the farm for two years of training and then they are moved as skilled workers onto farms to grow food for the ever increasing population. Twenty five to thirty boys are in the programme at any one time.

In 2014 Tawa Rotary provided money for farm tools which funded a power saw, chop saw, Itech mechanical tool kit, torin hand puller, bolt cutter and battery charger.introducer Judith Havill

 After building a teaching centre their requirement now is funds to provide furniture for the space.

"We wish to thank Tawa and Rotary New Zealand for your generous support towards our rehabilitation centre for the former street boys."

Guest speakers were introduced by Judith Havill. The other photo depicts some Tawa Rotarians getting involved at the meeting.

Tawa Rotarians 23 Feb 2015

PolioPlus fundraiser

Please note for your diaries for Tuesday 31 March - we have the movie fundraiser at Lighthouse Pauatahanui to see 'The Second Best Marigold Hotel'. A great fundraiser for Polio Plus. More details to be provided.

District News

Check out the District 9940 Club Development newsletter that's available at the following link: Coming up:

Rotary Leadership Institute 
1 March 2015, 9.30-3PM
Venue: Manawatu College, Foxton 

District Assembly - 3 May 2015

Venue: Palmerston North Boys’ High School

Bulletin 2 March 2015

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