DO BUSINESS & INVEST

DOING BUSINESS IN ROTORUA

Rotorua IS a great place to invest

Rotorua IS a great place to invest

Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most diverse economies including forestry and wood processing, tourism, geothermal, agribusiness, education, health, manufacturing and social services. Rotorua is the perfect city to invest in, offering compelling business opportunities companies won’t find elsewhere. Commercial and industrial rates are cheaper in Rotorua than the larger population cities of New Zealand. The city has experienced good GDP growth and is increasingly becoming a multicultural city. We encourage you to visit and find out how Rotorua can produce a sustainable competitive advantage for your business. Contact us for more information.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Sep 2018

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Part of Conservation Week 2018 - conservationweek.org.nz The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - come along and talk to the experts about backyard pest control, Predator Free 2050, Community Conservation Programmes and Volunteering. Find out how you can nurture nature in your backyard and beyond!Great information and family friendly projects to take home to do.

The Original Gypsy Fair – Est'd 1990

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Sep 2018

The Original Gypsy Fair – Est'd 1990

For almost thirty years The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in Rotorua for our first fair of the 2018-2019 season. As always we will be bringing an expansive range of handcrafted products that are sold exclusively at The Original Gypsy Fair, some of which will be made before your eyes. Be amazed as you watch world renowned glass blower Geoff Brunker as he skilfully manipulates molten glass into an array of beautiful works of art. Grab yourself a stunning masterpiece of jewellery and other creations made from silverware by David, and Rowena has made a gorgeous array of items from beads. (Spiders have never looked so delightful!) Inhale the scent of leather as you peruse what Gypzee Rose has lovingly crafted and upcycled from this wonderful natural product. Gypsy Kerry has returned to the fair and has with an amazing range of upcycled Tie creations, there’s more to a tie than meets the eye Have you ever seen a coin turned into an extraordinary piece of jewellery? Come see our very own Maxine who has turned old coins into beautiful rings. Our most senior member Maureen has an imaginative array of unique upcycled clothing for you to claim as yours. Your fur family is always welcomed at the fair and Anne Louise will pamper them at her cat and dog grooming retreat. You won’t want to miss a vast array of colourful tie dyed creations at Sean & Lou’s stall, all hand tied and dyed by Sean. Tattooing and body piercing is available by the very talented Jude & Shayne Sergeant New Zealand’s first (& possibly only) Mother & Son Tattooing team. Jewels will skilfully braid your hair and also has a fine selection of hair accessories, hair extensions, and hand made copper. Sheryl has a luxurious selection of Soaps & oils, feast your eyes on the indulgent range of handmade soaps, balms, oils. You’re bound to fall in love with something at Kristin’s clothes, something for all the family and then flash it up by popping over to Dianne’s spectacular range of hats, bags and other accessories. The magpie will come out in you when you spy Bev’s crystals and gemstones, whatever your path, there is something here that will point you in the right direction. Discover your life's potential with a reading of Osho Zen tarot by the very talented Uncle Phil Feeling hungry? Well Robyn and Ross have a tempting selection of sandwiches and wraps as well as cakes, muffins and other tummy satisfying treats, also amazing coffee, smoothies, sodas and other beverages available at the Bouncy Bean Cafe. Micky has the ever popular American Hotdogs and the scrumdumliuptious doughnuts. Treat the kids or even yourself at Pam and Shanes Candyfloss, freshly spun before your eyes there’s nothing better than candyfloss at the fair, beware! Their fudge is dangerously addictive. Entertain the kids and let them run themselves tired on Oskars unique obstacle bounce, Jamie & Bobbies Bubbles, Hula Hoops and other juggling supplies will keep the kids fascinated for hours. Get their faces painted, also body art by international artist Jane and partner Aiden. Let them experience “Ye Olde Play station” toys from yester year. Are you a good shot? Find out at Gav’s Sgts Mess Shooting Gallery, and test your balancing skills at Daves Segway’s and Hover boards. Soak up the atmosphere of live stage entertainment by Karlos, performing daily on his handcrafted stage. Musos are most welcome to come along for a jam too. Our wonderful homes that we travel in are part of the largest fleet of privately owned heritage vehicles continuously touring NZ. The Original Gypsy Fair is all made possible by the hard working and wonderful Jim & Venus Banks Do you want to join us? We would love to have you, come and share in this amazing lifestyle. Direct enquiries to Gavin at hippyhill9@gmail.com See you there!

Workshop: Felted Cozy Wool Slippers

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Sep 2018

Workshop: Felted Cozy Wool Slippers

Learn how to felt a homemade pair of cozy wool slippers that are built to last. While drinking tea, coffee or wine, we will make our slippers using an ancient felting technique. After we adorn our slippers with various luxury fibres, yarns and fabrics, we will agitate the wool with soap and water. We will continue to agitate the wool using different methods until the fibres intertwine and turn into a strong piece of fabric. This felting process requires time and endurance. It can take up to six hours to complete your slippers. - I will lead you through the slipper making process as a group and on an individual basis. - Learn advanced felting techniques in a beginner style, step by step. - Create your own surface design. Select from a variety of luxury fibres, yarn and fabrics. - Small and cozy group setting, social and fun. Please 'Like' or 'Join' the Facebook page event on my page for more information: www.facebook.com/woolberrycraft You can also email me at yumcreative@gmail.com All materials included. Adult workshop only.