In 1935 Paul and wife Jean Harris toured Australia and New Zealand. Paul recalled, “With the cooperation of Rotarians and local governments, I have planted friendship trees in the parks and playgrounds on five continents of the world and even on some of the major islands of the seas. Our trees stood as symbols of international understanding and good-will.” 
On 16th April 1935 Paul was in Christchurch. In a busy day having a welcome at Lyttelton wharf, had a civic reception with the mayor at 11am, a meeting with Rotary Club of Christchurch at 12:30pm and managed to plant a friendship tree in the Botanic Gardens. On the 17th he took the train to Dunedin stopping in Timaru and Oamaru on the way.
Rotary founder Paul Harris Christchurch Visit 1935 David Watson 2019-06-26 12:00:00Z 0
Club has sharing some documents on dealing with stress Brad Meek 2019-03-20 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Simone MacKenzie on Oct 06, 2018
We were excited to work with Otakaro and join with Rotary club of Hornby to completed the Kahikatea Common butterfly house and pizza oven project. The working bees were held over September and October weekends.
Kahikatea Common Simone MacKenzie 2018-10-05 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Sellwood
Lest we forget - The descendants of the 19th Infantry and Armoured Regiment along with members of the public remembered ANZAC day 2018.The Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise supported by the French Bakery was honoured to assist
ANZAC day 2018 John Sellwood 2018-04-26 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Quail Island tree planting day 12th August 2017 David Watson 2017-08-11 12:00:00Z 0
Christchurch Sunrise continued involvement with
the Westmorland East Valley Reserve
In August 1999 Sunrise Rotary joined with other
Rotary groups, Westmorland Residents and the
Christchurch City Council to plant native trees in
the Westmorland East Valley Reserve
A symbolic Totora tree was planted by the Mayor,
Garry Moore, the Minister of Conservation Hon
Nick Smith, and local MP David Carter. The Master
of Ceremonies was Christchurch Sunrise president
Ross Skinner. This tree is growing well today.
Christchurch Sunrise Rotary Club did several
additional planting exercises in following years.
July 2017 Westmorland East Valley Reserve Planting 2017-07-29 12:00:00Z 0
Battered Womens Trust Simone MacKenzie 2017-07-16 12:00:00Z 0
The Harcourts House Party was run by the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise on the 11th September 2005.
This project raised $386,000 for Ronald McDonald House South Island.
The project was conceived, planned and managed by members of the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise.
This planning for this project covered a period of over three Presidential terms. The “House Party” was a
combination of an online auction, live auctions and included the auction of a fully furnished home and section
as finale of a live television entertainment show, loosely based on the telethons of old.
Harcourts House Party 2005-09-10 12:00:00Z 0