International Development and Disaster Relief  
together we can change lives

Rotary New Zealand assists its partners in providing support to those living in poverty or affected by natural disasters. Our goal is to create sustainable outcomes - in the form of a hand up rather than a handout.

Join us in our efforts to relieve suffering and poverty in developing countries. Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, is at the heart of everything we do.

We provide:

Disaster relief. When our Pacific neighbours require immediate assistance following a cyclone, tsunami or earthquake, we distribute Emergency Response Kits. Once the initial response has passed, we help local people rebuild their lives. This might involve repairing homes, schools and hospitals, restoring water supplies and sanitation, and so on.

International development. We assist struggling communities make long-lasting improvements to their economic and social circumstances. We provide funding, project management expertise and experienced mentors to build capacity in affected communities so that they can become self-sufficient.


Emergency Response Kits

People can lose everything, including loved ones, when disaster strikes. You can help in a practical way. Help survivors get through the first days by providing Emergency Response Kits. Kits contain basic equipment so that a family can construct a simple shelter and clothe themselves. There are essentials such as tools, toiletries, first aid supplies and household items.

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Eradicate Polio

We need your help to create a polio-free world. Your donation helps us vaccinate children. For 30 years Rotary has worked with its partners towards eradicating this highly infectious and crippling disease but there are still children who remain unprotected. As long as one child remains infected with the virus, children everywhere are at risk. Help us immunise children now.

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Partner Projects

It’s all about teamwork. Without your generosity, partner projects in developing countries cannot be funded. But it takes more than money to really change lives. It takes compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves, expertise in many areas, stewardship, mentoring, capacity building and a can-do attitude – all of which we are able and keen to facilitate.

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Disaster Relief

Working with Civil Defence and other agencies in the Pacific, Rotary New Zealand provides rapid response when there are humanitarian crises such as the devastating floods in Fiji. Donations help us provide Emergency Response Kits and other basic needs. We also support and work with our partners in the recovery phase.

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Contact Us

For further information call +64 3 3599218
or send an email to info@rnzwcs.org


Your donation to Rotary New Zealand's projects greatly assists our work. Thank you. Every gift is appreciated and is tax-deductible in New Zealand. 

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RNZWCS Westpac account
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Rotary New Zealand
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Thank you for your donations. There is huge need and the second major earthquake on May 13th has added to that. The terrain and weather present difficulties impossible to imagine unless you are on the ground.

New Zealand Rotary has long associations with Rotary Clubs in Nepal with whom it has partnered before with good outcomes. It is also having dialogue with 8 NGOs who have New Zealanders in affected areas. It assures donors that they can be confident that their money will be managed with utmost integrity, accountability and reporting.

Rotary New Zealand's response will be during the reconstruction and rehabilitation phase. Please give as soon as you can so we can assess the level of activity we can support. Thank you.

Cheques payable to RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand)
(address on this page) or by
internet banking: 03 1702 0192208 01
(please put your name in the transaction reference field with code 999) or
at any branch of Westpac Bank using the account above, or donate to Disaster Relief on this page.


1000 Rotary Emergency Response Kits have now been distributed following Cyclone Pam. Rotary New Zealand thanks World Vision for their assistance. They provided the logistics and personnel in Vanuatu to ensure the Kits reached families in need. Their Shelter Tool Kits and tarpaulins complemented the contents of the Rotary Emergency Response Kits.

Funds are still needed for the rebuild, to restore vegetable plots and replenish stocks of Emergency Response Kits.

Please use any of the donation options above. If you choose internet banking, put your name in the transaction reference field with code 888 or donate to Disaster Relief or Emergency Response Kits on this page.