9 February 2024
Today in History    09 February 1770

The Endeavour’s arrival at Cape Turnagain, halfway between Hawke Bay and Cook Strait, completed James Cook’s circumnavigation of the North Island and confirmed that it was not part of the fabled continent, Terra Australis Incognita (‘unknown southern land’).

Cook had brought the Endeavour to anchor at Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound, in the north of the South Island, on 15 January 1770. From a high point on Arapawa Island he gained his first view of the narrow strait that now bears his name. He sailed through this strait to reach Cape Turnagain before heading south down the east coast of the South Island.

Today’s attendance:
Late Apologies
Guests & Speakers 
Visiting Rotarians
                  Welcome  to  Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise  Bulletin
Visitors:   Buddy’s partner Fiona & Viv’s husband Roy
Vice President Indeevar - standing in for President Michele - opened the meeting and welcomed our visitors.
Sustainability Talk
 Indeevar drew members attention to the South West NZ Endangered Species Charitable Trust who, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation are working to restore Coal Island in Fiordland National Park. Their aim is to establish a world class sanctuary for rare and endangered native species. Further information is available on their website.
“Trick or Treaty”
This week’s speaker was one of our own members, Buddy Mikaere (introduced by Bob  Sutton) and his talk followed on from last week’s presentation on the Treaty of Waitangi by Simon Beaton. In 1990 Buddy was appointed a Director of the Waitangi Tribunal and was involved in the organisation of the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty. He regards the Treaty as “central to life” and it is his view that it has not been honoured. Since it was signed in 1840 it has been praised, decried, interpreted and reinterpreted through the courts and by the Waitangi Tribunal and envied by indigenous peoples across the world. He expressed the view that as we live in an ever-changing world this is likely to be an ongoing journey that requires a bi-partisan approach by political parties based on the delivery of justice and deserves respect and reverence rather than a
Buddy was thanked by Viv Dykes
Notices & Announcements
Situation Vacant – Club Secretary
Simon Beaton advised that he was intending to stand down as club secretary and that the Board would be looking for a suitable replacement. Relatively easy job requiring approximately an hour a week. Simon is waiting to receive your application!
Raffle: The vino was won by Lisa and claimed with obvious delight.
Sergeant at Arms – Andrew Knowles:
Andrew used Google to aid his research into the significance of 9 February throughout  history and was able to provide examples of “national stupidity” and insights into Valentine’s Day (February 14)
In most places celebrating Valentine’s Day, women can expect chocolates, flowers and a romantic dinner from their partner. However, in Japan, it’s the opposite: women give chocolates to the men in their lives—from their boyfriends to their coworkers—although not all chocolates are equal.
Parting Thought from Simon Beaton
Do one outrageous thing every week.”
Rotary Conference 12-19 May in Cambridge.  Ron said he’s been to lots and they are great.  Stephen suggested we bike over – counting single person cars on the way.
The raffle was drawn by our guest Speaker Simon Beaton. 
The raffle was won by our guest Speaker Simon Beaton.    Nuff said!
Birthdays of members and partners  
Glen Dougal             18 February 
Dale Matson             20 February 
Pat & Bernie Taylor     50 Years    16 February
Viv & Roy Dykes         49 years    22 February
Rotary Years   ( Congratulations )
Graham Cornes          6 years       16 February
Technology Set Up
      Wayne Shadbolt
Wayne Shadbolt
Wayne Shadbolt
Bulletin Editor
Graham Cornes
Henry Keyser
Buddy Mikaere
Attendance recorder and Parting thought
Adrian Pohio
Andy Camron
Bob Sutton
Sustainability Talk
 Committee Representative
Club Services
 Committee Representative
 Committee Representative
Speaker Intro and Host  
Kevin Atkinson
Erica Jackson
Chris Dever
Speaker Thanks 
Rosalie Liddle Crawford
Glen Dougal
Dave McDonald
 Doug Bell
  Dean Thompson
Ian Burns
  James Clague
  Dave McDonald
David McConnochie
Vince Ford:
Connection is 70% of Happiness
 Paul Cumming:
Western Bay Wildlife Trust
Erina Islam"
Club Rep at Rotary Science & Technology Forum
With Ross Moseley
Club  Directors
Past President
President Elect
Community Service
International Service
Director Membership and Club Services
New Generation
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The Armitage Hotel
9 Willow St
Tauranga,  3110
New Zealand
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Connection is 70% of happiness
Feb 23, 2024 7:20 PM
Western Bay Wildlife Trust
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