Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside

Being a Rotarian is a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience.

The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside has been supporting the Bishopdale Burnside and Greater Christchurch community for over 46 years with a number of projects and fundraising events.

We welcome enquiries from interested persons who wish to learn more about Rotary.

We also welcome visiting Rotarians to our meetings.

Members gathered for fellowship at our venue which is the Papanui Returned Services Association rooms at about 5.30 pm each Monday for a 6 pm meal.

After a dinner a short business section commences at 6.30 pm which is generally followed by a speaker who addresses the club on a topic of interest to Rotary.

Meetings generally finish at 7.30 pm.


RSA Papanui
55 Bellvue Avenue

Entry also available off Harewood Road

Papanui Returned Services Association, 55 Bellvue Tce, Papanui, Christchurch

Upcoming Events

  1. BOOKarama 2020 CANCELLED

    Friday April 17 - Sunday April 19

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Some of you may have read this morning's issue of “The Press” where on page 10 it featured an article titled “Rare bird breed back from Brink”. The article was on NZ’s rarest forest bird “kakariki”, an orange-fronted parakeet, having had the most successful breeding season in more than a decade.

And what does this have to do with Rotary you might be wondering.

The Department of Conversation (DOC), New Zealand National Parks & Conservation Foundation (NPCF) and Christchurch Helicopters teamed up several years ago to help save the “kakariki”.

In October 2018, the Rotary Club of Bishopdale awarded Christchurch Helicopters Ltd its Business Excellence Award 2018 to recognise a business that has made a significant contribution to the community, employment creation and who sets high standards of service.

Its great to see the successful impact that Christchurch Helicopters and its partners has had in the conservation area in particular helping the Orange-fronted parakeet back from extinction.

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It's certainly been an unusual few days as we continue our nationwide lockdown.

Prior to entering the lock down our Youth Director Keith Walker assisted by Janet was able to deliver items to the Goodnight, Sleep Tight Charitable Trust for distribution to children in the greater Christchurch area so that they can go to bed warm.

Our Club has been involved with GNST since it formed in 2017 and we are happy to continue our association.

Read more on our Blog pages bishopdale-burnside-rotary.com/a-little-bit-can-go-a-long-way/
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People of Action

Our club has been active in a variety of projects both locally and internationally in Youth, Community and International


BOOKarama 2020


April 17th-19th 2020


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We invite those who are interested in learning more about our Rotary Club and the programmes we support

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