In conjunction with the full conference programme we have the following interesting events:

Jacki Welch (Local Artist)

Jacki has kindly donated one of her artworks (value $500) and this will be auctioned at the dinner/dance on Saturday evening with proceeds going to the Rotary Foundation. Jacki will be at the conference on Saturday working on a new art work but will have some of her other paintings on show for sale. She will also donate 25% of the sale proceeds from these painting bought directly from her to the Foundation.

Facebook link: Jacki Welch Art
Instagram: Jacki Welch Art
All payments via online banking or cash

Literacy Committee.

The District Literacy Committee has organised a raffle with some amazing prizes. This will be drawn straight after the AGM on Sunday morning. Prizes are worth up to $900 for first prizes and other prizes of several hundred dollars.

Please bring cash for your raffle tickets. $5 for one or $10 for three.

Conference Programme (Subject to change)


Registration opens in the Hotel Reception at 2pm

6pm                       Powhiri

6.30pm                Welcome Drinks.

7.00pm                Own dinner arrangements


8.30am                Registration reopens.

9am                     RYE flag parade
                            D9910 Governor Neil Murray
                            D9930 Governor Wayne Gordon

9.25                     DG Wayne Gordon Regionalisation

9.50am                Mental health and wellbeing report

10am                   Morning Tea

10.45am              RYE student presentation

11am                    New Caledonia Hospital Project Jean-michel Blaise

11.20am              Key speaker  
                            Tawera Nikau  Mental Health / leadership

12 noon               Lunch break

1.00pm                Keynote speaker
                            Natanahira Herewini to introduce
                            District Court Judge Greg Davis. Matariki Courts

1.11pm                Key Speaker   Judge Greg Davis   Matariki Courts.

2.00pm                Break for Afternoon Activities – Boat trips etc.

6.00pm                Pre drinks (own cost)

7.00pm                Dinner/Dance   Beach Party theme with Charlotte ‘Rockstar’ Jones


8.00am                 AGM

8.30am                Raffle for Literacy Drawn.

9.00am                Vanuatu Project                Heinrick Seosse and Willie Ben

9.30am                RYLA

9.45am                Rotary National Science and Technology Forum – students review.

10am                    Morning tea.

10.30am              Key Speaker 
                            Pat Snedden. The Treaty of Waitangi

11.15am              Interact

11.30am              Hawkes Bay Recovery Project update

11.45am              Key Speaker  
                            Hine Waitai. The Environment

12.20pm             District Conference 2025

12.35pm             Conference Resolutions and Wrap

1.00pm               Closure.