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Every so often articles about our Club and Members appear in local papers and newsletters.

2015

Waitakere Primary car driven to victory in 2015

 

16/04/15 Nor-West News - NZ Champion

07/04/15 Western Leader - NZ Champion

19/03/15 Western Leader - Soapbox post race

13/03/15 Western Leader - Soapbox pre race

12/03/15 Western Leader & Nor West News - SBD Ad

2014

03/07/14 Western Leader
Pacific Wardens' van

22/04/14 Western Leader
Waitakere Hospital Oximeters

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Apr 14 Massey Matters:
Soapbox Derby - Massey

2/4/14 East & Bays Courier:
SBD NZ Finals
And video

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1/4/14 Western Leader:
SBD NZ Finals

1/4/14 Rodney Times: 
SBD Whangaparaoa and NZ Finals

27/3/14 Rodney Times:
SBD Marilyn and Tommy Waters

26/3/14 East & Bays Courier:
SBD Auckland East

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25/3/14 Western Leader:
SBD Waitakere

25/3/14 Rodney Times:
Pre SBD Whangaparaoa

20/3/14 Western Leader:
Cyclone Rain Date Ad

20/3/14 Western Leader:
Pre SBD "In Brief"

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20/3/14 Rodney Times:
Whangaparaoa Pre Derby

18/3/14 Rodney Times:
Whangaparaoa Pre Derby

14/3/14 East & Bays Courier:
Auckland East Pre SBD

13/3/14
(not us - a home built kart derby in Warkworth)

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13/3/14 Nor West News:
SBD Ad

27/2/14 Western Leader:
SBD Hobsonville School and accompanying video

20/2/14 Rodney Times:
SBD "What's On"

March 14 -
Our West - SBD

March 14
Road Closure Ads

2013


October 2013 Rotary Down Under - SBD

23/5/13 Nor-West News - PHF Shawn Dyer

March 2013 - West Auckland Community Gardens - Jadewynn Drive

10th Annual Soapbox Derby

May 13 - Rotary book: Communities in Action - SBD

02/05/13 - Erin Simpson TV Show - SBD

April 13 - Window On Swanson SBD Article

09/4/13 - Rodney Times NZ SBD Finals Article

28/3/13 - Western Leader SBD Article

21/3/13 - Western Leader SBD Thank You

15/3/13 - Breakfast TV and the Soapbox Derby

14/3/13 - Western Leader Article

12/3/13 - Western Leader Soapbox Ad 1

8/3/13 - Massey Birdwood Settlers Association

19/2/13 - Hibiscus Matters - Super Kids Soapbox car

2012

All American Soapbox Derby
November 2012 Newsletter

Vanuatu Project:
June-July 2012 - Window on Swanson

24 Battalion - Jack's story: 
19/4/12 Western Leader
14/4/12 NZ Herald

9th Annual Soapbox Derby

East & Bays Courier: NZ SBD Champion Article 6/7/12

Window on Swanson: SBD Article April-May 2012

Nor-West News SBD Article on Riverhead Scouts entry - 12/4/12
Nor-West News: Video Clip

East and Bays Courier: NZ Finals Article

Western Leader Thank You - 22/3/12

Western Leader SBD Article - 20/3/12

Western Leader Ad - 9/3/12

2012

RYLA candiates required - Western Leader 31/1/12

June 2011

8th Annual Soapbox Derby

June/July Window on Swanson SBD article

May 2011

8th Annual Soapbox Derby

NZ Listener Article 7/5/11

Radio NZ Spectrum Program 8/4/11

Shawn & Henry Dyer, with input from NZ Race Director Terry Clarkson, on the Soapbox Derby and what it means to the kids involved

Read the article and follow the link to hear the program

April 2011

8th Annual Soapbox Derby

Window On Swanson Article April/May 2011

Western Leader Article 13/4/11

Waitakere Primary School Newsletter 12/4/11

Rodney Times 12/4/11 Article on the NZ Finals

Rodney Times 5/4/11 Article on Riverhead Team

March 2011

8th Annual Soapbox Derby

Nor-West News 31/03/2011 Article and Video on Riverhead team
(Nor-West News 31/03/2011 - Archive Copy)

Western Leader Thank You Ad 24/03/2011

Western Leader article 22/03/2011
This full page write up on the SBD with photos is split into 2 segments page 1 and page 2

3 Advertisements for the Derby. Same text but different photos

February 2011

Start with Water

An earthquake destroyed many water tanks on Tongoa Island - and Rotary stepped in to start repairs. An article about this is on the Start with Water website.

(a pdf archive copy of this article is here)

February 2011

Charles Epati - Basketballer

Charles was in desperate need of financial help to attend the New Zealand under 20 basketball tour of Australia
Western Leader Article

Waitakere City Rotary came to his aid

January 2011

Rotary IYE Student

Elise Nother, our Rotary International Exchange Student, is off to Chile: Western Leader Article

Soapbox Derby 2010

Soapbox Derby 2010

Every year articles about our Soapbox Derby appear in various places from local newspapers and school news letters to television. The 2010 articles are shown here: 2010 Soapbox Derby Articles

Dec 2010 - Inaugral Massey High John Ritchie Scholarship

October 2010

ROMAC - Rotary Medical Oceania Medical Aid For Children

ROMAC have a Mission: To provide medical treatment for children from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.

Waitakere City Rotary sponsored a child from Fiji. Liti was born with one foot facing backwards and came to NZ for surgery to correct this.

ROMAC October Newsletter Page 1 and Page 2

 

July 2010

John Ritchie (RIP)

John was a valued member of our Club for many years and made a huge contribution to both our Club and our local community. He is sadly missed.

Western Leader

Nor West News

Window on Swanson

June 2010

The Vanuatu Independent

In June 2009 a group of our members went to a small outlying island in Vanuatu to repair a significant earthquake damaged water tank. An article on this appeared in The Independent paper a year later

March 2010

West City Holden

West City Holden have sponsored the Soapbox Derby for several years. One of our members won a "V8 Hotlaps" in the ITM car sponsored by Holden... and wrote about it.

This article was used in their Autumn News Brochure

The Blast From The Past

 

A few stray articles have turned up in the files. More will be added as they come to light.

The Fourth Decade

2006-2007 World Rotary President Bill Boyd
Bill Boyd from Pakuranga Rotary was the 2nd New Zealander to ever hold the top position in Rotary - the Rotary International President.

He came to West Auckland to visit our Club.
Western Leader 29th November 2007

Waitakere 1st Annual Soapbox Derby

Martin Kell from the North Shore was the 2004 NZ Champion for the 2nd NZ Soapbox Derby race.

This was the first year that West Auckland raced. North Shore Times 31st August 2004

  • 2004 - Christmas Hampers
  • 2004 - SBD post race
  • 2004 - SBD - Swanson School
  • 2004 - Centennial year
  • 2004 - Bag of Books
  • 2004 - Rotary Centennial Milestone
  • 2004 - SBD - Whenuapai School
  • 2004 - SBD - Don Buck School
  • 2003 - Aqua Box
  • 2003 - Oral Health
  • 2003 - IYE Adela Ferrer
  • 2003 - Toys for Barnados
  • 2003 - Ranui School - Books for Keeps
  • 2003 - President John Ritchie

The Third Decade

  • 1996 - Headstone
  • 1995 - Trees for Survival at Matipo School
  • 1995 - Trees for Survival at Matipo School
  • 1995 - Jubilee Centre Page articles

The Second Decade

The First Decade

  • 1979 - New President Graeme Douglas
  • 1978 - New President Jim Wakeling
  • 1977 - New President Warren Mee
    1976 - IYE Sue Reeves

 

June 1973 to July 1974

  • 1974 - Wine to Tennesse
  • 1974 - Leopard Golf Tournament
  • 1973 - Youth Projects and IYE
  • 1973 - Our First Honorary Member: Jack Colvin
  • 1973 - New President Don Page - and presenting a cheque to the West Auckland Ambulance Appeal

 

June 1972 to July 1973

  • 1973 - New Officers
  • 1973 - Demolition Fundraiser
  • 1972 - Rutherford concert
  • 1972 - Taikata Yacht Club boat donation
  • 1972 - Mardi Gras Fund raiser
  • 1972 - New President Tom Pearce

 

June 1971 to July 1972

  • 1972 - IYE Becky Blankenagel departs
  • 1972 - Child Health
  • 1972 - Speakers
  • 1972 - New Club officers
  • 1972 - Rotary NZ Golden Jubilee
  • 1972 - GSE team from Finland
  • 1972 - Blood Bank
  • 1972 - Bursary Awards
  • 1971 - District Governor
  • 1971 - Blood Bank
  • 1971 - Speakers
  • 1971 - Speaker - Customs
  • 1971 - IYE Becky Blankenagel arrives
  • 1971 - Defensive Driving Course
  • 1971 - Speaker - Auckland Mayor,
    Sir Dove-Myer Robinson
  • 1971 - Rotary - Child Health
  • 1971 - New President Graham Laird

1970

Inauguration Year

Our Club, originally named The Rotary Club of Te Atatu, was formed in 1970

The Clubs charter year project was the Town Clock outside the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

Other articles from the 1970 to 1971 year:

  • 1971 - Changeover
  • 1971 - Speaker - Maori Welfare
  • 1971 - Western Districts CommunityFoundation
  • 1971 - Blood bank
  • 1971 - Leopard Golf Tournament
  • 1970 - Rutherford Bursary Winners
  • 1970 - Courtesy Week Winners
  • 1970 - Courtesy Week Contest
  • 1970 - Guy Fawkes Night Vandals
  • 1970 - Guy Fawkes Night
  • 1970 - District Governor
  • 1970 - District Governor
  • 1970 - Speaker - Mr A Ricketts
  • 1970 - Speaker - Commonwealth Games
  • 1970 - Charter Night IYE visitor
  • 1970 - Charter Night
  • 1970 - Charter Night
  • 1970 - Charter Night
  • 1970 - Rutherford High Bursary
  • 1970 - Club Speaker from Vietnam
  • 1970 - Club Update
  • 1970 - Club Formed

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