ROMAC New Zealand helps a young athletic teenager become pain free

Thirteen-year-old Megan Otukolo arrived with her mother Koleti on Wednesday July 13th, from the island of Vava’u, Tonga for treatment in Southern Cross Hospital, Hamilton, by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Richard Willoughby. Treatment required assessment of the previous trauma to Megan’s left hip and … [Read more...]

ROMAC’s Patient Co-ordinator Goes to Vanuatu

ROMAC’s patient co-ordinator was recently part of a visit to Vanuatu to identify children in need of heart surgery. Clinics were held over two days identifying 63 patients in need of care. 11 of which have been referred for surgery in New Zealand. Read the full story here or if you have trouble … [Read more...]

Jennifer’s Story: A Tale of Two Babies

ROMAC does not get the opportunity to receive follow-up feedback from some of its children from remote locations, but here are Jennifer’s stories, from 2011 and 2015 written by the visiting Australian doctor who first found and referred Jennifer to ROMAC. Jennifer's Story: Part One December 24, … [Read more...]

ROMAC NZ 2014 in Summary

During the last Rotary year ROMAC New Zealand cared for 16 children from the Pacific Islands and around the wider Pacific rim... Download the ROMAC NZ Newsletter - Oct 2014 … [Read more...]

Celebrating ROMAC’s 400th patient – a Mother’s Story

Please allow me this opportunity to express the sincere gratitude and immense appreciations of the Napuat family, (which is my immediate family) and the Mana Family, (the family of my late husband.)... Download the full story here. … [Read more...]

ROMAC NZ’s 2nd Annual Pillowfight Day

ROMAC NZ’s 2nd Annual Pillowfight Day took over Aotea Square in Auckland on Sat 12th April/ Click on the following link to hear the event was covered on Andrew Dickens' Sunday Breakfast show on Newstalk ZB (photos and video to … [Read more...]

Lydia Ko Tees Off as Ambassador for Children’s Medical Charity

Rotary Oceania Medial Aid for Children (ROMAC) NZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko as goodwill ambassador. ROMAC NZ is a humanitarian programme providing urgent, life changing surgical treatment to children from developing countries in the Oceania region. Miss Ko is … [Read more...]

International Pillow Fight a Success!

ROMAC NZ's International Pillow Fight went off with a bang on Sat 6th April as evident by the following photos and is to become an annual event, so next year's event will be ion Sat 5th April 2014. ROMAC is grateful to the Pupuke Rotaract Club for making this … [Read more...]

International Pillow Fight Day

- Sat 6th April - The gloves are off and the ROMAC NZ International Pillow Fight is on!!! To join in the fun, go to and order your pillows TODAY. This event is brought to you by the Pupuke Rotaract Club in partnership with ROMAC NZ with the help of … [Read more...]


Two of ROMAC's stories featured recently on TVNZ's UNSUNG HEROES series which screened on TV ONE in Jan and Feb. They can still be viewed on TVNZ ON DEMAND via the following links: (Ka, a 16-yr old from … [Read more...]