The Rotary Club of Ahuriri (Napier) Inc was chartered on the 14th of October, 1968. Ahuriri Rotary was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Napier. Two of the original 24 charter members are honorary members of the club today.
The club is situated in the historical port area of Napier which it takes its name "Ahuriri" from the original name given to the area by the Maori who settled there approximately 700 years ago.
With the European settlement and development of the area, Ahuriri became an important shipping port. Some of Ahuriri Rotary's projects have therefore been associated with the port’s heritage. These include the preservation and replanting of the “Admiralty Trees” which served as an early natural navigation beacon on the hills near Napier, and the relocation of an original crane used in early days of the port.
In its proud 47 year history the club has been involved in many projects which have benefited the local community as well as undertaking overseas projects. Prominent in the local area has been supporting of the establishment of many kilometres of walk/bike pathways round the city and the provision of a $60,000 children’s playground in Ahuriri.
Whether it be providing seat benches at the Guthrie-Smith Arboretum at Lake Tutira, picking citrus fruit for distribution to the elderly, or the annual raising of over $20,000 for the support of needy organisations, Ahuriri Rotary is an active, energetic and go-ahead club in the lovely area of Hawke’s Bay.
Here we are in action supporting Rotary's gobal effort to eradicate polio
As with most Rotary clubs, youth are a priority in our service efforts. The club supports RYPEN, and Rotary Youth Exchange efforts of Rotary.
If you are passing through the area make the effort to come to one of our meetings. We meet every Monday at 5:30 at the West Shore Beach Inn – we would love to see you.