Upper Hutt,  New Zealand

Heretaunga Rotary

Active with Youth

Our Meetings

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Rotary has traditionally being a strong supporter of Youth and Vocational projects. Heretaunga Rotary actively supports a number of projects that benefit youth in our community.  


An outdoor personal development experience for teenagers that is offered to local schools in most years. Participants take part in a series of outdoor challengers designed to improve confidence and seld-awareness.  The programme is organised by the Rotary Club of Taihape.


A high-powered leadership experience run by Rotary for 18 to 24 year olds. This week-long programme held in January each year has a lasting impact on participants

Rotary National Science & Technology Forum

This programme is for Year 12 students who have a strong interest in Science and/or Technology and have demonstrated a high level of academic performance.   Each year the club selects applicants from local high schools and puts them forward to the

Aspiring Leaders

A national leadership forum for young leaders designed to inspire them by exposing them to some of our best leaders.

Each year the Club also considers applications such as:

Student representation in the UN Youth New Zealand delegation to the Hague International Model United Nations.

School programmes such as that offered by the Sophie Elliott Foundation. See http://www.sophieelliottfoundation.co.nz/Loves-Me-Not.php .

The Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA science Award. See www.EUREKA.org.nz

Local Youth Programmes.





Please Note:  Funding limitations will impact on the number of programmes the Club can support each year and the number of applicants it can support for individual programmes, as well as the extent of subsidies provided for individuals.

2017 National Science Attendees
2017 National Science Attendees
Upper Hutt Cadets
Upper Hutt Cadets