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My Vision for Tawa Junction

Tawa JunctionRachael Storey (of Sutherland Property Holdings) gave a fascinating address on her vision for Tawa Junction. Rachael studied at Auckland’s AUT and after completing a Degree in Business she moved to working at an Auckland Law Firm where she assisted in conveyancing and estate Law as a Legal Executive. She acquired her first property at age 20 while still working at Gaze Burt Solicitors. Now with over 20 commercial ventures completed to date in Auckland, Rachael has shifted her focus to Tawa Junction and has achieved a 50% leased base - her challenge is now to complete the challenge.

With a "before and after" slide show, Rachael was able to demonstrate the progress she has made on extensively refurbishing the site. The land to the south of the main building has been sold to the Greater Wellington Regional Council for development as a Park & Ride carpark with the exit running through the Junction site. At the northern end, Rachael is planning a "design & build" project based on an interested party's detailed requirements. Members were invited to suggest businesses they would like to see in the complex and the responses flowed quickly - from a new medical centre, to cafes, restaurants, Govt Departments, office facilities, etc. Wellington Beds Limited is the anchor tenant and will manufacture and retail at the complex from the end of October. A large gym will open mid-October.

New World Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Gary Denton.


Tuesday 30 Sept            District Conference early bird registration closes

Saturday 4 Oct               Stroke Foundation – blood pressure awareness campaign

Stroke Foundation – Blood Pressure Campaign

Blood pressure testingOn Saturday 4 October, Tawa Rotary will be helping the Stroke Foundation NZ blood pressure awareness campaign at Tawa New World and at Porirua New World. Please contact Gary Denton or Chris Black of the Community Services team to offer your help for this campaign.Is it a stroke

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand (, is co-ordinating this campaign with the support of partners St John, Wellington Free Ambulance, Foodstuffs and Rotary. The groups want to raise public awareness about the relationship between untreated high blood pressure and stroke, and to encourage people to have their blood pressure checked regularly. Free blood pressure checks will be offered as part of the campaign, and information provided about stroke risk factors.

Our involvement will be to assist with raising awareness in our community, and on the day – to assist with encouraging people visiting New World to have their blood pressure read, writing down the blood pressure readings undertaken by St Johns or Wellington Free Ambulance staff, and handing out information to the public.

Register for Conference 2014

Remember you got to “spend to save”.

Early Bird Registrations close this Tuesday 30 September. After that date the cost to register increases by $40.

This is a joint Institute/District 9940 Conference and as Bob says, is something that will not be repeated for a long time. D9940 has the privilege to be hosting this event, sanctioned by RI. Exciting speaker line up, entertainment from the very young to the wonderful Dame Malvina Major telling her Rotary story and an evening at the TSB Arena with a 'Black and White' theme. Join your other District friends in Wellington December 5-7 in the Michael Fowler Centre.

From 1 October the current $285 + $70 (for the Saturday night function) will increase to $325 + $70. So get on line and register now at (A saving of $40 if you register early).

A programme is available on line; and you can register now. More activities and speakers will be added. The Facebook page is

Register at

PS: The next District 9940 Conference after this is not until May 2016 (no District Conference in calendar 2015).


Good health @ Revolve

The Tawa Rotary Revolve Gym class is held each Sunday, at midday, or 10 minutes earlier if you wish to warm up on a treadmill. At Revolve Gym, The Mall, Tawa. Tawa Rotarians and their friends / relations are very welcome to join - so come along and give it a go. FREE for first time attendees – else only $10pp per session. A bargain for a 40 min. weights and exercise circuit to tone up those muscles. Want to find out more? - get in touch with Richard Herbert.


For print copy of these notices, select the following: Bulletin notices 28 September 2014 [size 391 Kb]

Tuesday 23 September 2014

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