Could you be your club’s Toastmaster of the Year? Click here to find out

As George Orwell might have said: “All Toastmasters are outstanding – but some are more outstanding than others” Every year, clubs may decide who among their members has been truly outstanding. Toastmasters International provides a set of guidelines for clubs to use; however a club can, if it wishes, use any criteria to make its … Read more

THE WINNING FORMULA – District Annual Awards Night

Just a sample of the awards

On May 15th, 2021, you have the chance to be at the long-delayed District Awards Night. But there’s more; you can make a day of it by being at The winning formula – find the hero inside you This daytime event showcases all things Toastmasters: Keynote speeches by international speakers Superior educational sessions “Humour Galore” – … Read more

Toastmasters New Zealand North Newsletter | March 2021

Featured Video Play Icon

In the March 2021 edition of the Toastmasters New Zealand North Newsletter: Click here to read the full newsletter or view the video newsletter. District Director, Sharon Kerr-Phillips, DTM: New Speechcraft; Invest in your growth; New Club The Warehouse Group; Area Directors; Division contests; Call for District Citation nominations, Core Values medallion; District Leadership Chair nominations; … Read more

Adele Hauwai | A message of Hope

Featured Video Play Icon

(click to view the video) Member spotlight – Public Relations Manager Elizabeth Viljoen interviews Adele Hauwai of Dinsdale Toastmasters in Hamilton, Toastmasters New Zealand North, District 112. Adele has been the second place winner of the International Speech Contest of the District 112 FOCUS 2020 Online Conference, and recently participated in TEDxRuakura. During the TEDx … Read more

Speech Contests | WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

Featured Video Play Icon

(Click to see the video) – by Neil Stichbury, DTM, Immediate Past District Director TOASTMASTERS NEW ZEALAND NORTH, DISTRICT 112 Missing a learning area in your Toastmasters educational portfolio? Have you ever entered a Toastmasters speaking contest? Does your club engage in contests? Contests can be an important learning exercise, not only for the contestants … Read more

MOUNT ALBERT MOCK WEDDING

On 12 November 2020 Mt Albert Toastmasters club held a mock wedding and invited the local community. They wanted to have fun and demonstrate Toastmasters skills. Everyone got dressed up as if for a real wedding – there were flowers and flower girls; an “offical photographer”; cake; a celebrant; a walk down the aisle after petals … Read more

Botany Toastmasters

Our District’s Programme Quality Director Stephen Budai, DTM, recently visited Botany Toastmasters. The club described the evening as a fantastic and fun evening with quality speeches and evaluations. Budai, an outstanding speaker, shared some of his wisdom and helped as evaluator. Their Vice President of Public Relations, Ngaire Pham, asked the president about the success … Read more

Club support

Club support

“I found a club that I thought was a stepping stone, but I learned that, when I gave, they gave back” – Isabel Carter, DTM, Division Director for Division P, District 112. Club members of Stratford Toastmasters and Naumai Toastmasters, New Zealand

An evening of fun and laughter in Rotorua

Selwyn Bennett speech contest winners 2020

Selwyn Bennett Speech Contest The Rotorua Little Theatre (aka Shambles Theatre) resounded to laughter and applause recently, when Pioneers Toastmasters hosted the annual Selwyn Bennett speech contest. Mr Bennett was originally a member of Rotorua Toastmasters and donated the trophy in 2009. Seven clubs in Rotorua There is friendly rivalry among the seven Toastmasters Clubs … Read more