South Wairarapa Rotary Club

Making a difference is What we do

The South Wairarapa Rotary Club has been busy building on past successes in a wide range of charitable projects both locally and internationally.
We are excited about the future of the Wairarapa and want to make even more of an impact over the coming years

Caught on camera

Rotary student exchange makes a difference

Genevieve poses in full Kimono. Genevieve was sponsored by South Wairarapa Rotary to study in Japan for a year. 

President 2021-22

Anne Atkinson took the helm of the South Wairarapa Rotary Club in July this year amidst all the COVID level shuffling and uncertainty. 
Anne is looking forward to the challenges ahead and is keen to see more community-minded people apply to join the group. 

Getting our feet wet

Rotary Club members help out at a wetland planting day on Wairarapa Moana's Wairio wetlands

Community Service

Responding to community-wide needs.  Funding community initiatives and hosting recognition awards. 


Providing Youth engagement and nurturing programmes. Providing Bursary and scholastic assistance funding


Maintaining wildlife and environmental projects and programmes throughout the Wairarapa. 


Investigating and responding to international needs.  Providing Emergency Response Kits and Shelterboxes. 

Rotary Matters

Radio Rotary

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'Rotary Matters' seeks to inform the Wairarapa Community about Rotary and its aims and vision. Featuring interviews and news,it keeps us up to date on local and global initiatives

Martinborough Fair

Rotary Martinborough Fair

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One of the largest craft fairs around, the Martinborough Fair has been in operation for over 35 years and offers more than 25,000 shoppers and strollers a selection of 450 stalls on two separate days.

Martinborough Charity fun ride

Martinborough Fun Ride

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Cycle enthusiasts from all over New Zealand come to take part  in this annual event.  
This is not a competition - rather a fun day out - but many serious cyclers find it a good test of their skils and stamina

Would you like to help

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From running the iconic Martinborough Fair to Daffodil Picking for the Cancer Society, club members reach out and make a difference.

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South Wairarapa Rotary.
Service above self for over 50 years