Napier, New Zealand, D9930

Taradale is a suburb of Napier, New Zealand, and located on the edge of Hawke's Bay's world famous wine country.
The Rotary Club of Taradale meets every Thursday at 6:00pm
at the Taradale Town Hall, Lee Road, Taradale.
Fellowship starts at 5:15pm.

Directors 2015-16


Club Services


Paul Bee





Bob Wallis




Peter Ball


Club Administration

Merv Kite



Robert Kyle



Phil Alexander


Community Service

Brian Kirk



Helena Mead

Other Conveners

Bragato- Kevyn Moore

Bulletin- Gil Cooper/Bob McCaw

Reporters- Janey Grant, Leaine Jones, Rob Pattullo

Photos- Jim Dine, Richard Howell, Ross Pinkham

Dolbel Reserve- Bill Hawkins

Fellowship- Gordon BUckley, Frank Crotty, Doug McGechan

Programme- Rob Pattullo

Sergeant- Iris Clanachan

Student Ex.- Richard Howell

Webmaster- Bob McCaw


School Books Leave for the Solomon Islands Nov 2015


In early November, a small group of Club  members completed the packing of 111 cartons of books bound for the Ministry of Education and Human Development Resources (MEHDR) in Honiara, Solomon Islands. This year the Club was fortunate to have a new member, Paul McGrail, working for Conroy Removals. Paul assumed responsibility for the final packout and palletising.

He also liaised with David and Gary Conroy, arranging transport of the pallets to Auckland where they were placed on a Sofrana Line vessel by Olses's shipping who will see the books arrive on 23rd December 2015.

Again the Club is indebted to David and Gary Conroy for their on-going support for this project, providing storage and packing facilities, free road transport and organising discounted shipping rates.

Bob McCaw with a containerized pallet and right, Robbie Symans helps Paul during the final packing



Waterwheel Plaque re-installed  May 2015

Following the commissioning of the Taradale Park Waterwheel by the Mayor of Napier, the Late Sir Peter Tait in 1971, some time later, a plaque about the significance of the waterwheel, was destroyed by vandals.


It was not until 2014, when City Council CEO, Wayne Jack spoke to the Club that Bob McCaw asked about Parks and Reserves giving due recognition to the work of the Club. He took this up with Tony Billings, director of Parks and Reserves, who quickly agreed with costs being shared between the Club and Council. Wording for the new plaque was written by Bob McCaw and Peter Sugden, while Graham Duncan organised production of the plaque and sponsorship by  Fastway Print. The new plaque was installed late April 2014. click here to read more...

Pathway Shelter completed at Puketapu. 5th August 2015


For the last two months a small group of members from the Rotary Club of Taradale have been giving their time and skills to build a second shelter for the Rotary Pathway. This adds to the first shelter built in 2014 by the same group of members, namely Clive Adams, Trevor Kilpatrick, Mike Wong and Robbie Symons. Much of the funding for the project was secured from Rotary Foundation.

To read more about the Rotary Pathway and the shelters, click here...


Induction of New Member. 30th July 2015

Paul McGrail was inducted recently as a member of the Rotary Club of Taradale. He has the Club number of 316 meaning is is the 316 person to join the Club since the Club was charted in 1959. Paul is the Napier branch manager of Conroy Removals, is married to Kristy and they have 3 sons.


Weekly Programme


  3  Dec   Annual Meeting 

10 Dec     Emily Jiang

Exchange Student to Denmark


17 Dec     Argentina

Phil & Louise Alexander



The Town Hall is an attractive assembly hall available for use by the local and wider Hawkes Bay community.


Hire the Hall


Dolbel Reserve


Dolbel Reserve is a passive Council Recreation Park of some 18ha on the Western Hills of Taradale.




Kelvin Tremain Memorial Education Trust.

The Trust administers a Trust fund for the benefit of Hawke's Bay students.

Earnings from the fund are distributed once a year prior to the start of a new academic year.


Click here for application forms.

About Taradale Rotary


If you would like to know more about the Rotary Club of Taradale, and perhaps enquire about joining the Club, then please ring either


Merv Kite

Ph: 06-836-5181

Cph: 027-243-1037

Oliver Smales Memorial Trust

The Trust supports the education and training of therapist and nursing staff working with children and youth in Hawke’s Bay in co-operation with the HBDHB. To learn about the Clubs involvement in setting up this Trust, Click here...


View the OSMT web page on the Hawke's Bay District Health Board web site.

Click here...


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Website last updated 26/01/2016