The Rotary Club of Whakatane West was chartered in 1970 and has been proudly serving the Eastern Bay of Plenty community since then.
We are a vibrant club, working together to serve our community through;
  • Providing youth with the opportunities to realize their potential
  • Protecting our environment with an emphasis on native species
  • Fostering international understanding and relationships
  • Supporting our Community
  • Growing our club
The People
A friendly bunch, with a good mix of backgrounds, who are passionate about helping others by giving of their time and skills while having some fun too! Over 30% of our members are female.
Visitors and guests are always welcome.
Principal focus:
The club has a long-standing commitment to youth programmes. Hosting inbound and sponsoring outbound International Exchange Students, sponsoring young leaders to attend RYLA and senior school students to attend Summer Science Schools. 
We work closely with Trident High School, which is an active corporate member of our club. We are proud to support the vibrant and innovative Interact Club at Trident.
Projects and Events
Money is raised through regular annual events as well as one off and ongoing projects. Some significant ones are:
  • Predator trap building and sponsorship
Working with Menz Shed Whakatane & Kawerau building predator traps and with Whakatane Kiwi Trust to gain sponsorship for traps paced in native bush areas. Monies raised grows a Conservation Fund which can assist other community projects.
  • ‘Plenty’ recipe book
8,000 recipe books printed which contain recipes provided by members and friends as well as beautiful photographs of the Bay of Plenty. Net profit from the sale of these books was around $140K. From this we have been able to support Eastern Bay of Plenty youth to attend world championships in various sports, international youth forums, national dance and speech competitions and leadership camps.
  • Time capsule
A steel time capsule with artefacts and messages from local people has been buried in Wharaurangi on the Strand and will be lifted in 2065 to reveal a snapshot of Whakatane life in 2015.
  • Golf tournament
An annual golf tournament with business sponsorship has provided thousands of dollars to worthy local causes, like the volunteer fire brigade and the Coastguard.
  • Xmas Parade
We run an annual Xmas Parade to raise funds which are then fed back into the community.
Our club won the Trust Power Heritage and Environment Award in 2016.
Our facebook page:
Halo Whakatane:
Predator Free NZ article: 
Whakatane Kiwi Trust:
Whakatane West Rotary meets
Top Shelf
84 The Strand
Whakatane,  3120

Postal Address
Whakatane  Rotary
PO Box 2075
Whakatane 3158
Whakatane West Contact Info
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