"Influence for Good" is our Club strategy, and the Rotary Forum is a key contributor to that goal. The Forum is a community-wide discussion on topics of critical importance to Wellington that otherwise wouldn't happen.
In partnership with Victoria University, speakers like Helen Clark, Bill English and Geoffrey Palmer, together with a broad range of thought leaders, have provided insights on lessons for Wellington from the Canterbury earthquake, privacy and security, and the (then) proposed Super City.
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Presented by the Rotary Club of Wellington in partnership
with Victoria University of Wellington.
We started the afternoon with a tri-lingual welcome, with mana whenua mihi starting us off from Wayne Mulligan, and English and sign-language welcome from Karen Coutts. Mayor Justin Lester welcomed us with his vision of Wellington 2050 being a zero-carbon city, with no homelessness, recognising Te Reo, with an integrated transit system. Keep Reading
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Big ideas are cool again. In politics, business and society, New Zealanders are looking for transformative ways of changing the world around them. The best place to find inspiration is at Wellington: Creating Tomorrow Forum. “On 4 July 2019, hundreds of Wellingtonians will come together at the Michael Fowler Centre to discuss the future... Keep Reading
Rotary Forum 2018 was held on 23 August, 2018. Just before the closing speech, from the Hon Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central, the chair Roger Blakeley gave a brief summary of the speakers' presentations that had been prepared by Helen Algar. This is a record and copy of that summary. Keep Reading
Now in its seventh highly successful year, Rotary Forum 2018 promises to uncover the big ideas that will provoke and inspire the future of Wellington – city and region. Twelve speakers, young and old, have been hand-picked to choose their own topic and answer a simple question: what is your impossible dream for Wellington? We are seeking... Keep Reading
Leaders of Positive Social Change The Rotary Club of Wellington has been Leading Positive Social Change for nearly 100 years. The Club has helped deliver many 'Impossible Dreams': Karitane (for children), CCS, Refugee Trauma Recovery and Skilled Migrants (for inclusiveness and the disadvantaged), Eureka (young talent), Forest in the Hear... Keep Reading
The Forum - Dream Implementation Plan. The 'Impossible Dreams' below are exciting opportunities to deliver on the challenge of the Forum: "What would it take to make Wellington: the city and region, the best in the world?" To implement these dreams will require collaborative action involving councils, iwi, government agencies, business, and... Keep Reading
Once running a four-minute mile was an impossible dream. Now it happens all the time. A kid named Peter Jackson grew up in Pukerua Bay, playing around with a simple camera. What were his impossible dreams? And how did he achieve them to become a titan of the movie-making world? On Tuesday 1 August 2017, 200 people crammed into the foyer of the... Keep Reading
My dream for Wellington is a place where everyone, including all children and women, can reach their full potential.
My dream for Wellington involves a place where the inequality gap – measured not only by income but also by access to opportunity as well – can be bridged by anyone. And bridged by everyone. Keep Reading
Yesterday, there was a great buzz around the St James Theatre at the 2017 Rotary Forum. Every single person in the room was there because they want to see Wellington flourish. We care about the future of this city and about creating a better Wellington. The conversation on offer? Achieving the impossible dream for Wellington, city and region. Keep Reading
After months of planning the 2017 Forum is on the the launch pad and set for take off later today. This Forum is likely to be one of the best, given the topic and array of speakers, and there'll be plenty of opportunity for the 200 attendees to have a say. Just take a look at the speakers listed here. Reports, photos and videos will be posted... Keep Reading
It starts with me. The best thing I can do is to represent Wellington in the right way... On the football field - I always try my best, I play with pride for my city and I stay out of trouble. Keep Reading
Wellington is an innovative small city. However, as with many other cities, transportation remains an issue. Amsterdam however, appears to have it somewhat sorted. With diverse options for travel that cater to locals, travellers, businessmen, students and retired alike, Amsterdam is made easy to navigate by foot, peddle, paddle, drive or sail.... Keep Reading
The Rotary Forum emerged from a realisation that Wellington was missing a neutral and community-based setting for dialogue about issues of importance to our city, our regions and our nation. The Rotary Club of Wellington has 150 members that reach right across the various constituencies within our city, and the opportunity to use that ... Keep Reading