Rotary Assists Building Pukekohe Skate Park

Together with the Franklin Local Board and the Franklin Youth Advisory Board Pukekohe Rotary Inc. contributed to the establishment of this wonderful facility for the youth of Pukekohe.   The park has been extremely popular with young skaters from the day it opened, which was on a hot sunny Sunday 17 December 2017.  It is understood that skate boarding is to become an Olympic sport, so who knows we could develop some Olympic champions.
The club arranged for the construction of the pergola and seating at the park and were assisted by the following:
  • Placemaker’s supplied the timber at $5,053.65 less a credit of $1,739.13.
  • Holmes and Brown built the pergola at no charge.
  • Farrell’s Nurseries supplied plants at $2,132.00 less a credit of $1132.00.
  • Chenery Memorial Trust contributed $2,768.35 towards the cost.
  • Graham’s Monuments supplied the plaque at no cost.
There was a delay with the supply of the steel posts for the pergola and the construction was finally completed on 2 May 2018.  Unfortunately not many of the plants supplied by Farrell’s survived due to dry weather and being run over by skate boarders.
Rotary Assists Building Pukekohe Skate Park  Graham Russell 2020-06-01 12:00:00Z 0

Pukekohe Rotary Help Parkside Students With New Van

 When Parkside School recently established a new Transition to Life Program for their young adult 18-21 year old students with significant disabling conditions to better integrate them into the community, they found themselves without a van to transport the students to their activities within the town.
Principal, Judith Nel was desperate to find a vehicle suitable for the task.   Pukekohe Rotary Club came to the rescue.  A project team was set up under President Elect Ross Beal in early 2015. Funds of $15000 were provided by the Pukekohe Rotary Inc. Charitable Trust, assisted with donations from the Harold Thomas Rotary Trust and the June Gray Charitable Trust. Rotarian Don Thompson used his connections within the car industry to source a suitable Hi Ace Van with 11 individual high-back seats   Michaela Radonich and colleagues at from SignMax Pukekohe assisted with the designed and production of the van’s signage.
At the official presentation in March 2016, Pukekohe Rotary President, Derek Hosking, commented that Pukekohe Rotary where delighted to be able to assist in such a worthy cause. “The Parkside project has been an excellent example of Rotary using its resources to capture local funding and business support, while also attracting donations from the wider Rotary community” said Derek.
In accepting the keys to the van Principal Judith thanked Rotary and everyone involved. “The Rotary van has been operational since early February and is already helping my staff maximise the student lives post- Parkside. It is allowing us to integrate them into activities such as work experience, recreational facilities, local businesses and all those places important for everyday living”.
Pukekohe Rotary Help Parkside Students With New Van Ross Beal 2020-06-01 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Charity Golf 2018

Posted by Denis Currie


Sponsored by The FRANKLIN GROUP

 contact: Email



This is a TEAM EVENT (4 players) run as an AMBROSE style tournament. Great fun for Golfers
of all levels.
Wonderful range of Team prizes, along with longest individual drives, closest to the pin, and others.
BBQ Food prior to start
Platter meals after golf
Raffles with great prizes.

Contact Denis Currie or the e-mail above for more details:  021 460 546

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Leave Absence, Apologies and Visitors

Posted by Gary Logan
Apologies and guests please leave a message on
Call Minder 08 324 8912 by 09:30 am Monday
Alternatively e-mail by 09:30 Monday
Leave of absence- Register on this site or contact the Secretary and the Attendance Officer-
by e-mail AND
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