Community Service Projects

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Some of our community projects completed in recent years are listed here.  For a more complete description, click on the links provided.

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District-wide Projects:

Kiwanis Targeting Burns - Helping child burn victims.
  This project set the goal to raise NZ$150,000 with which to purchase an anaesthesia delivery unit (or pain monitor) for the KIDZ FIRST Children's Hospital in South Auckland.  In March 2005, Kiwanis International President Case van Cleef visited this project.  You can read about the visit here.
World Service Project - Eliminating iodine deficiency disorders worldwide.
  Information about the NZSP District contributions to the Kiwanis International World Service Project to combat iodine deficiency disorders.
South Pacific Islands Support Project - books, clothes and toys from New Zealand and see also this page.
  Vanuatu schools are badly under-resourced and this project, initially set up by our Division One aided by many other New Zealand clubs, aims to alleviate the situation.  The scope of the project has recently been expanded to include aid to schools and families in other needy South Pacific nations where we have clubs.

Divisional and Club Projects:

Papatoetoe, New Zealand - The Papatoetoe Fire Safety House.   The Kiwanis Club of Papatoetoe built a Fire Safety House in cooperation with the Manukau, New Zealand Fire Station. This is part of Kiwanis major emphasis on child welfare. In March 2005, Kiwanis International President Case van Cleef visited this project.  You can read about the visit here.
Drury, New Zealand - The Kiwanis Club of Drury Charity Golf Tournament.   This annual tournament, organized by the Kiwanis Club of Drury in conjunction with the Manukau Golf Club, ran for 11 years and raised over NZ$100,000 for the benefit not only of the of the South Auckland Hospice, but also for the KIDZ FIRST Children's Hospital.
Te Awamutu, New Zealand - Multi-Sport Challenge.   Originally known as the Kiwanis Kakepuku Killer and run as a duathlon in October, 1994, the event morphed into the ASB Bank Multi-Sport Challenge and was held in April in 1996, 1997 and 1998.  The funds generated were largely donated to the Kiwanis International IDD project (Iodine Deficiency Disorder - a world project of Kiwanis International to fight this crippling disease of children) and other service projects of the Te Awamutu Kiwanis. The Multi-Sport Challenge was discontinued after the 1998 event.
Te Awamutu, New Zealand - Yarndley's Bush.   In cooperation with the Waipa District Council, the Kiwanis Club of Te Awamutu built a board walkway and a viewing platform into this unique stand of Kahikatea trees (a New Zealand native podocarp). This project stretched over numerous weekends during several months.
Te Awamutu, New Zealand - Ngaroto Lake Walkway.   Ngaroto is a peat lake which serves the Te Awamutu area as both a recreational area and a natural marsh wildlife sanctuary.  In cooperation with the Waipa District Council, The Kiwanis Club of Te Awamutu built a board walkway through the marsh at the upper end of Lake Ngaroto. This will be part of a recreational and nature walk that the Council is developing to go entirely around the lake.
Whakatane, New Zealand - Lake Rotoma Swim.   This annual competition was organized by the Kiwanis Club of Whakatane, with help from other Division 9 Kiwanis clubs, as a fund raising venture for their service projects.  From 2021 and onwards, the event is no longer being organized by Kiwanis.
Division 1 (Auckland, New Zealand) - Kamp Kiwanis.   Kids in the ten to thirteen age range who could benefit from a few days away from the home environment are given the opportunity to attend this adventure camp.
Division 1 (Auckland, New Zealand) - Asthma resource kits for schools.   This project funds part of the cost of a special "kit" held at each primary and intermediate school for use in emergency when a child suffers an asthma attack at school.
Drury, New Zealand - Kiwanis Club of Drury Supports Kidsafe Week.   For the fourth consecutive year the Kiwanis Club of Drury was part of the Papakura Coalition for Kidsafe Week 12-19 October, 2001.
Port Vila, Vanuatu - Horserace Weekend.   The Port Vila Club's major annual project is organizing the Vanuatu Independence Day Horse Race Weekend.  You can read all about this here and here (2002) and here (2006).
Division 2 (Waikato, New Zealand) - Charity Golf Tournament.   This successful annual tournament is organized by the Kiwanis clubs in Division 2 for the benefit of a multitude of charitable endeavors in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.
Division 2 (Waikato, New Zealand) - The Gateway Games.   A sports competition for intellectually handicapped children held yearly in Matamata in the Waikato from 1978 to 2005.
Division 2 (Waikato, New Zealand) - Kamp Kiwanis.   A week at camp held yearly for underprivileged children of the Waikato. The Kamp gives 25-30 children a week in the outdoors at Ngatuhoa Lodge in the Kaimai mountains.
Division 2 (Waikato, New Zealand) - Australia/New Zealand Youth Exchange.   Division Two of the New Zealand South Pacific District and Division Six (Melbourne) of the Australian District each sponsor a trip to the other side of the Tasman Sea for a deserving teenager selected from their respective areas.
Drury, New Zealand - Drury Club Honours “Terrific Kids”.   The Kiwanis Club of Drury are giving children at Redhill School, Papakura a sense of achievement.
Waiau Pa Clarks Beach, New Zealand - Golf Fundraiser.   The Kiwanis Club of Waiau Pa Clarks Beach raised NZ$9,000 towards purchasing a defibrillator for the local fire department at their Charity Golf Tournament.
Division 10 (South Auckland, New Zealand) - KIDZ FIRST Children's Hospital Fundraiser.   The whole of Division 10 got together to raise NZ$13,000 to help upgrade the facilities at this children's hospital in South Auckland.
Te Awamutu, New Zealand - Te Awamutu Skateboard Park.   Skateboarders now have an amazing place to practice and show their moves in Te Awamutu thanks to this joint project.
Te Awamutu, New Zealand - Kihikihi Kindergarten Veranda.   The kindergarten kids of Kihikihi now have an outdoor place to play on those rainy Summer days.
Drury, New Zealand - Drury Club sponsors the “Angel Light Breakfast Club”.   Many children are sent to school without breakfast.  The Kiwanis Club of Drury has done something about it.
Te Awamutu, New Zealand - Butterfly Mural Te Awamutu.   The day is now brighter for hospital shut-ins thanks to international cooperation between Kiwanis clubs.

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