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Find out more about news and upcoming events below.

We’re so excited to announce our first ever online charity auction.

From a signed Jonah Lomu rugby jersey (a truly one of a kind collectors’ item!) through to gorgeous collectible homewares and family passes for Auckland’s favourite attractions, or dining vouchers and coffee machines, there’s truly something for everyone.

Why not put your dollar where it can do some good, and bid on one of our amazing items?

The money raised will provide vital support services to help people with dementia and their carers live well and extend their independence.

Discover a few of our favourites below – or visit our TradeMe store today to put your bids in. Get in quick – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing items.

Happy bidding!



Get your sneakers on, and your steps in, for a great cause.

Join us for the 2018 Walk for Dementia – an opportunity to walk in memory, or support, of a loved one living with dementia.

Taking place on Sunday March 25th in Mission Bay, the free, 5km Walk for Dementia is the perfect opportunity for an autumn stroll, so don’t retire your sneakers for a winter of hibernation just yet!

There will be refreshments and entertainment to enjoy in the fresh air with your friends and family – and plenty of opportunities to donate to Dementia Auckland, or challenge your friends or family to help you fundraise. As well as the pride of fundraising for a great organisation, your support will mean that even more people affected by dementia in your community can access our services.  

It’s free to sign up, so register with your family or friends now at http://www.bit.ly/walkfordementia



Calling all businesses….would you like to put your brand, product or services in front of 20,000 consumers?
This February we are running our first TradeMe Online Auction, which will be promoted to Countdown staff throughout New Zealand as well as 1,000 Rotarians here in Auckland and to the general public.
The auction will run in mid February for 9 days and we have already got many businesses on board to make it a great success, from restaurants to well-known tourist attractions to sports memorabilia.
If you or someone you know would like to be a pioneer in this exciting new venture by donating an item for the Online Auction 2018, please contact Colin Macleod, Business Relationships Leader on 027 365 5028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sorry fellas, this one is just for the ladies – a luxury lunch at the beautiful Tamaki Yacht Club in April to raise money for Dementia Auckland. Come along for a delectable meal, cheeky lunchtime drinks, some fabulous entertainment, and great company.

Bring your girlfriends, colleagues, book club, neighbours, daughters – all women welcome! We only have 120 tickets available for this event and they will sell out – so get in early and make sure you've got yours.

Book now.

Friday the 15th of December will see a group of Ray White real estate agents and other generous volunteers hitting the streets to raise money for Dementia Auckland, who help people with dementia and their carers to live well. If you see them out and about, please give generously – or if it’s easier, feel free to make a donation at https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/remember-december


The Fine Homes Tour went off with a bang again this year, raising $10,000 for Dementia Auckland, as well as similar amounts for Devonport Rotary Charitable Trust, Cure Kids and Plunket NZ. The always exciting 'big cheque' was presented to our Chief Executive Rod Perkins at Bayleys Devonport by North Shore MP Maggie Barry.

All our thanks must go to Devonport Rotary for their hard work in putting on the event, as well as Devonport Bayleys Real Estate Limited, the other local businesses who supported the event, and everyone who attended. Your support enables us to help people with dementia and their carers to live well.



We are so looking forward to this year's Fine Homes Tour of Devonport, run by Devonport Rotary with the support of Devonport Bayleys Real Estate Limited. Along with three other worthy charities, this fantastic event will raise funds for Dementia Auckland's free socialisation services, providing respite for carers and stimulating activities for people with dementia. For just $60, attendees will be treated to a tour of 10 stunning homes and a beautiful garden, showcasing the best of Devonport's architecture and interior design. 
And now we are thrilled to announce that a fantastic international holiday Raffle Prize is on offer exclusively to Fine Home Tour guests on the day. Thanks to Edgewater Resort and Spa, Rarotonga and House of Travel Devonport, we are offering a TOP PRIZE of a 7 night accommodation package for 6 people plus $1,000 towards travel costs (T&Cs apply), along with 10 other great prizes from our sponsors.  Raffle tickets cost $5 each or x5 for $20 and are only available on the day - CASH ONLY.
Do support Devonport Rotary in raising $40,000 for all 4 beneficiary charities (including Dementia Auckland) and be in with a great chance to win one of our great Raffle Prizes. Tickets are strictly limited so please don't delay!  
Get your tickets now at www.devonportrotary.co.nz/fht or at Eventfinda

Our annual Symposium, sponsored by Westpac, took place on Sunday the 27th of August at Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre. With a theme of Practical Information, it was jam packed full of just that! Everyone who attended gained some fantastic knowledge from our speakers, and we loved meeting so many people who are affected by or involved with dementia in some way.

Thank you to everyone who attended, to Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre for hosting us so well, and to our four incredible speakers. In particular, thank you to our amazing sponsor, Westpac - we could not hold this event without you, and we are so grateful for your support.

If you were attending for professional development reasons and need a certificate, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request one.

If you missed out on the event (or if you'd just like a refresher from what you learnt on the day), feel free to download any of the presentations below:


Come along and enjoy a fantastic night of wine under the stars – in support of Dementia Auckland, join Waitakere Rotary Club at Stardome Observatory for 2 glasses of wine, beer, or juice, cheese and nibbles, a planetarium show and telescope viewing if the weather's nice.

Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Venue: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium 670 Manukau Road, Royal Oak 

Tickets: $50 per person / $90 for a couple 

Start time: Arrive 6.00p.m. for 6.30p.m. start

For bookings or more information contact Maree on 027 475 5283 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.