The Rotary Clubs of NZ, and the Rotary Club of Waitakere started the derby, and it has normally been a West Auckland student who has gone on to win the NZ Soap Box Derby, earning the right to represent NZ at the world finals in America.
Last year the Whenuapai Primary School car was sponsored by the Massey & Birdwood Settlers Association Inc.
Funds raised from the day and the West Auckland Soap Box Derby have been used to help the West Auckland Hospic (over $60000 was raised one year for the Hospic), the Improving School Attendance Trust and a number of youth programmes throughout West Auckland.
So get along and enjoy the racing at Westgate on March 17th. Racing starts at 9am.
And thank Rotary and the Rotarians on the day for the time they put into the enjoyable day and for the worthy causes that Rotary help.