Welcome to the Rotary Waikanae - Kapiti, New Zealand

Join Rotary’s 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.


Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings and events, you’ll:

  • Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them

  • Connect with other leaders who are changing the world

  • Expand your leadership and professional skills

  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones

Who can join?

Anyone.  Specifically, our club is looking for people who want to give back to their communities, with a focus on youth.

Club News


Waikanae Rotary and Nga Manu Nature Reserve combine to provide unique opportunity for Paraparaumu College students

Each month, Past President Steve Botica of the Rotary Waikanae, is interviewed by Coast Access Radio host Todd Zaner on activities in Rotary across the district, from Paraparaumu to Levin.

Rotary National Science and Technology Forum is a 2 week live in programme for outstanding Year 12 students, held in January each year and based in Auckland.


Waikanae Rotary Club support Nga Manu Sanctuary with new signs















(L to R) President Robert Nugent, Rotarian David Bruce (Project Manager), Past President Steve Botica and Nga Manu Reserve Manager Matu Booth at one of two new signs provided by Rotary.


Waikanae Rotary assists with annual food bank appeal.

Lucy Goldman  Matched Twin exchange Student helps with Foodbank Collection
Lucy Goldman  Matched Twin Exchange student from Glenn Innes NSW helps with Foodbank Collection at Countdown Waikanae.

Waikanae Rotary & Waikanae School - Joint Project

Waikanae School challenged students and parents to commit to healthy habits by adopting a Rotary program called Healthy Heroes 

The Te Aramoana syndicate (about 120 students) have incorporated the nine week programme of 5 daily challenges, into their term 3 and 4 curriculum.

The goal of the programme is to build five habits for life: regular physical activity, healthy eating, adequate sleep, a lively mind and concern for others.

Points are scored and achievements are being recognised during the 9 weeks with completion certificates and tee shirts being awarded at the end

Rotary spokesman Robert Nugent said the Waikanae Rotary Club approached the school to run the programme again this year having first run it in 2015.  “Rotary’s role is to provide assistance to implement the programme including workbooks, certificates, tee shirts and other incentive prizes for the participating students.”

Syndicate teacher Paul Hammond is the driving force behind running it at Waikanae, he said. Mr Nugent said the programme had the effect of spreading to the whole family of a student taking part, as the healthy habits are committed to by the parents and made a part of a family’s routine.

Waikanae Rotary Club president Steve Botica said the club is committed to running this successful and proven programme within the school

“We see a real benefit for the kids and parents and it fits very nicely with Rotary’s philosophy and focus on youth”.

Club Information

Visitors welcome

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Various - please call to confirm
Waikanae,  5036
New Zealand
Our club is in transition at the moment. You must call Graham 04 905 2626 or 027 454 1082 to find the meeting location each week