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Downtown Auckland (Inc)
The Northern Club
19 Princes Street
Auckland Central ,  1010
New Zealand

Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland, Inc.

Weekly meeting – Tuesday 15/10/2019


Nick Tuitasi QSM

Family First NZ – Pasifika & Church Engagement


Nick Tuitasi served with the New Zealand Police for 25 years – much of it on the front lines. In 1992 he was stationed at the Mt Roskill Station, where he primarily worked with young offenders who failed in the school system and were influenced by gang culture. Under his guidance the Mt Roskill Police piloted a ground-breaking youth initiative to help curb an increasing gang problem. This became the blueprint for 45 Police projects throughout NZ working with at-risk youth and their families.


For many years Nick has been a trustee of Family First New Zealand, which is a Christian lobby group founded in March 2006 with the stated objective to "seek to influence public policy affecting the rights and protection of families and promote a culture that values the family”. Earlier this year he became a spokesman for the organisation.


Nick is concerned as to the impact that legalising cannabis will have on our society. It is primarily on this subject that he will talk to us on Tuesday.


Please note:

Breakfast meeting registrations close at 11 a.m. on the Monday. For a short time after this, it may be possible to request changes via President Byran.

Failure to register your attendance can cause problems for Northern Club catering.


Introducer/host: Andy Picot

Thanker: Phil Caughey


Reception: Andy Picot & Michele Corso


Upcoming meetings:



Dr Sean Sweeney

CEO – City Rail Link



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