E-Hiku Satellite of the Rotary Club of North Harbour was launched on Saturday 26 May in Kaitaia at Birdies Café. It was a special occasion to create a little piece of Rotary history under Rotary North Harbour’s umbrella.



First e-based satellite,

first satellite in Northland,

first satellite located geographically distant from its sponsor club,

first with an overseas member and great to see the membership culture reflecting the community.

Inaugural secretary, Karena Hart Neho-Popata, “I see great opportunities for our people in Te Hiku, we have another amazing network to help our people feel connected to further opportunities”


Mark Tan, Principal from Abundant Life School, “Nga mihi koutou. Was a great day & thanks for everything – looking forward to seeing our community grow”


Inaugural chair, Ted Norman, “What a great morning of sharing, solutions, skills, experience and global whanaungatanga (relationships) beyond the north where we can achieve so much more for all in Te Hiku”


Sarah Smith (Aporo Nui – Big Apple). “It is an honour and privilege to be able to connect back home from New York. Congratulations everyone”


Joan Norman: “This has strengthened my professional and personal aspirations to help and support vulnerable whanau achieve the best for themselves”


Blanche Morrogh: “Wow what a group, I loved Sarah’s video, I feel so proud to be part of Rotary”


Hailey-Jane Tobin “Arohamai not making it back today. Still in Wellington, flight delayed”