Longford Park Village


Meet & Greet:6.15pm

1st Wed of the Month
1 Longford Park Drive
Takanini, Papakura
Contact Us if you'd like to come along.

Zonta International

Zonta is a global women’s service organisation for professional women. Their mission is to advance the status of women worldwide. Currently, there are approximately 800 Zontians in 28 individual clubs throughout New Zealand. Worldwide there are 33,000 members consisting of 1200 clubs in 68 countries.

Zonta International seeks to:

  • Provide service globally and locally.
  • Improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women.
  • Work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through the world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
  • Promote justice and the universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • Be united internationally to foster high ethical, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the universe.

District 16:

Zonta International is divided into Districts and then further subdivided into Areas.  New Zealand is designated as District 16 and the wider Auckland region as Area 1.  For District 16 activities use the following link: District 16 Facebook


Area 1:

 View of Auckland City

 Rangitoto Island viewed from Sky Tower                  Auckland Harbour Bridge


Our Club:

The Zonta Club of South Auckland is one of the nine clubs in Area 1 and meets at 6.15 on the first Wednesday of the month at Longford Park Village, 1 Longford Park Drive, Takanini, Papakura.

Papakura is 30 minutes’ drive south of Auckland near the Pahurehure Inlet. Members attend from Papakura, Pukekohe, Drury and Pokeno in the south, Manukau, Howick, Botony, Manurewa in the north, while several members have maintained their links with our club and travel out from Auckland city.

 Longford Park Village located near Pahurehure Inlet, Papakura
Pahurehure Inlet, adjacent to Longford Park Village


Further detailed information about club membership here


Zonta Rose Day – 8th March which co-incides with International Women's Day


The beauty of a single yellow rose has been a favorite Zonta symbol for nearly 20 years.

 The "Zonta Rose" was introduced at the 1984 Sydney Convention, thanks to the dedication and support of District 16 Zontians. In 1983, then Lieutenant Governor of District 16 (New Zealand), Valerie Webster, proposed that a breed of roses be developed as a living symbol of Zonta International. The renowned England-based nursery Harkness Roses worked to cultivate the flower, while Zontian Maureen Ross of Ross Roses in Adelaide, Australia enabled it to be introduced at the Convention.

But the Zonta Rose is much more than a lovely flower. Since 1999, it has served as the symbol of Zonta Rose Day, which falls on 8 March and coincides with International Women's Day. On this special day, Zontians worldwide are encouraged to publicly distribute yellow roses or items bearing the image of yellow roses, accompanied by information about Zonta International and issues relating to improving the lives of women.

The Zonta Rose itself has bright yellow blooms, produced in large sprays, and neatly spaced to form a bouquet. Each bloom is formed on its own long stem and has a particularly long life, whether on the bush or cut. Its fragrance is light and pleasant, while gardeners will appreciate that it is easy to grow and hardy, reaching an average of 1.2 meters in height.

The Zonta Rose is registered internationally under the name "Hartanna." It also goes by the name "Princess Alice" in Canada and the UK, and "Bright Lites" in the USA