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Legal learnings from Corrections

Pres Pat and Richard Niven 26 Aug 14We enjoyed a presentation from Richard Niven, Senior Solicitor at the Department of Corrections.

Richard described the various legal challenges faced by Corrections, in particular from prisoners, and provided a number of interesting and amusing examples.

Richard outlined the care and support services provided by Corrections, especially for early release prisoners, with the focus of integrating them back into both work and the community.

He advised that the mission of the Department of Corrections was to reduce re-offending and eventually do themselves out of a job!

Member's Update

Ngaire Best shared with fellow Rotarians the professional and personal changes she has been through recently. After 15 years in local government she stepped down as a Wellington City Councillor and is now a consultant with Niche Recruitment Specialists specialising in HR and legal recruitment. Ngaire found that this role is a good match for her previous experience as a legal executive, as a Councillor, and as a real estate agent, along with her degree in business, majoring in human resources and marketing. Ngaire and Andrew are now building a new home in Kaiwharawhara.

New World Raffle winner

Congratulations to raffle winner: John Connolly.


Appeal – Wellington Children’s Hospital

Tawa Rotarians are asked to help with the collection for the Wellington Children’s Hospital – at Outlet City, Tawa.

Between 10am and 5pm on 25 September 2014.

All funds collected will go directly to the Children’s Hospital to help improve the facilities and provide vital medical equipment and much needed comforts for the kids and their caregivers.

If you are able to give an hour of your team, please contact Chris Black.

Register for Conference 2014

Ken Pearson and Martin Garcia are encouraging members to attend the combined District Conference and Institute from 5 to 7 December. This is a unique opportunity right on our doorstep to experience two days of information, inspiration, entertainment, fun and meeting with fellow Rotarians from the District, New Zealand and Australia.

Early bird registration closes 30 September.

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).


For print copy of notices, select the following: Bulletin news 31 August 2014 [size 136 Kb]

Tuesday 26 August 2014

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