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Aug 28, 2017
Auckland Property – Current Issues and Future Trends; Chair: Tony Caughey
Sep 04, 2017
Interviewer: Stewart Germann
Sep 11, 2017
Growing a global coffee and food brand
Sep 18, 2017
Lessons learnt from creating a NZ Icon
Sep 25, 2017
Post-election outlook; Chair: Steve Corbett
Oct 02, 2017
The America's Cup: It's all on for New Zealand now - Interviewer Andrew Aitken
Oct 09, 2017
Going Global
Oct 16, 2017
The Networking Queen
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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland, North Auckland  1010
New Zealand
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Next Monday 17 July – Peter Goodfellow
Peter Goodfellow is the President of the National Party and has degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Auckland and an MBA from the University of California Uni.  Peter is also the Chair of the trade finance & factoring company Lock Finance Ltd and a director for Cambridge Clothing, to name but a few of his other positions.  The title of Peter’s speech will be ‘New Zealand under National: the coming campaign and the next four years’.
Exchange Student Host Families Needed
Our Club will be again sponsoring an inbound Rotary International Youth Exchange secondary school student and this requires we provide commitment from at least two families who are willing to host this student.  Due to recent legislative changes, host family members are now required to be police vetted.  For more information go to  If you would like to be a host family, then please contact Jacqui in the office by phoning (09) 486 6010 or emailing
World Press Photography Exhibition 1-30 July
This year’s World Press Photography Exhibition is now well underway on Level 6 of the Smith & Caughey’s building in Queen Street.  If interested in purchasing bulk prepaid tickets for this event, then please contact Jacqui in the office.  The upcoming WPPE hours for the coming week are as follows:
  • Friday 14 July – 9.30am until 9pm
  • Saturday 15 July – 10am until 6.30pm
  • Sunday 16 July – 10.30am until 6pm
  • Monday 17 July – 9.30am until 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 18 July – 9.30am until 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 19 July – 9.30am until 6.30pm
  • Thursday 20 July – 9.30am until 9pm
  • Friday 21 July – 9.30am until 9pm
  • Saturday 22 July – 9.30am until 7pm
  • Sunday 23 July – 10am until 6.30pm
This Week’s Meeting – 10 July 2017
Monday was our Club’s Changeover, when we farewelled outgoing President Andrew Aitken and welcomed in new President John Collinge.  Andrew thanked everyone for helping to make his year as President such a success (as outlined in the document sent to members earlier this week) and wished John all the best for his year leading the Club.  John then thanked Andrew and began his year as President by introducing his new Board and then our key-note speaker for the day – David Seymour, Leader of the Act New Zealand party.
David grew up in a household of adults who didn’t take no for an answer – from a mother who was one of the last kiwis to contract polio and was told she could never walk or have children, to a father and grandfather who successfully ran their own businesses.   David initially trained as an electrical engineer, but eventually succumbed to the call of politics.  ACT is very clear about its fundamental philosophies, which are individual freedom, personal responsibility, doing the best for the natural environment and for a smaller, smarter government in its goals of a prosperous economy, a strong society and a good quality of life.  ACT believes our current education system is ensuring too many students finish school who are unemployable, which is why they support charter schools and results from Whangarei are looking like these schools do have a place in our learning system.  Regarding housing, particularly in Auckland, the rate of building has slowed down, the amount households are spending on accommodation has increased from about 25 percent to 50 percent and wages haven’t increased to allow for this change.  Housing issues are bad for the economy, bad for employees, particularly bad for low income families and a threat to political stability.  A huge chunk of this escalating problem is due to government regulations (which also applies to our transport problems) and changes need to happen now, if we are to reign in these issues before they do even more damage.  What is needed is a complete rethink of local and central government policies and a good starting point would be to look at what Germany and Switzerland do, particularly regarding their local government revenue models.
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