Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


23 February - a pivotal date in history

23 February is the 107th anniversary of the first Rotary club established in Chicago, Illinois in 1905. This anniversary, Rotarians worldwide will focus attention on PolioPlus, the most ambitious program in Rotary’s history. It is the volunteer arm of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. For more than 25 years, Rotary has partnered with WHO, UNICEF and CDC and has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease. Today, PolioPlus is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal. Rotary’s financial contributions to the global polio eradication effort will reach nearly US$1.2 billion by the time the world is certified polio-free as it works work to encourage both donor and polio-affected governments to commit the political and financial resources needed to eradicate polio.

PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisor for New Zealand, Stuart Batty is encouraging Rotarians and the Public throughout New Zealand to make the anniversary of Rotary a day of giving to assist in the eradication of Polio and the long suffering of its victims. Successive New Zealand Government have supported the initiative and given the significant contribution pledged by the Australian Prime Minister at last years CHOGM in Perth, Stuart is hopeful that New Zealand will soon follow their lead.

Donations would be appreciated via:
• Rotary New Zealand World Community Service where there is a PayPal credit card facility, or

• Internet banking telegraphic transfer to Westpac Banking Corporation, Wellington, NZ account number 03 1702 0192208 02 (international donors will also require Swift Code WPACNZ2W, IBAN Code 031702) for account name RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand), and include reference PolioPlus , and/or donor name and club

• Cheque made payable to RNZWCS Limited posted to PO Box 20309, Christchurch 8543, New Zealand


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Roddy Doyle's Grim and Gritty Rosie

Although it was completed over two years ago, Roddy Doyle's first original screenplay in over eighteen years has only just arrived in New Zealand. It's been well worth the wait. More>>

Howard Davis: Naming Names - The Personal History of David Copperfield

Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Armando Iannucci has re-imagined Charles Dickens’ tribute to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of colour-blind casting, giving the narrative new life for a woke age. More>>