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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.

DJ Shane Schwalger

20

Jul 2018

DJ Shane Schwalger

Shane knows Ponsonby Rd very well, and really knows how to get the party going. Your weekend party is sorted...

Te Iwa O Matariki Whānau Day

21

Jul 2018

Te Iwa O Matariki Whānau Day

Bring the whānau down to celebrate Matariki in this fun event for all the family on Saturday 21 July 2018 from 10am – 3pm. Located at Telly Tubby Hill in Government Gardens this free event will have something for all the family and celebrate togetherness at this special time of the year. This fun-filled day will include a range of free activities available all day alongside scheduled entertainment. All day activities: Tamariki can enjoy making their own kite on the craft table hosted by Rotorua Museum, then take them over to fly them together with the beautiful Matariki kites by locals Ray & Rosemary McCully. Learn the traditional Māori game of Ki o Rahi – Taonga Tākaro. Based on the Purakau (legend) of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai this team game is played on circular field. Come and join in the action and learn how to play. Have a go on the Scream Giant inflatable slide or younger kids can try out the bouncy roulette wheel. Inflatables are kindly provided by Community Leisure Management. A quieter zone will be available with some family favourites including giant jenga, giant connect four and corn dog. Families can grab a Rotorua Museum Matariki Activity Trail and explore Government Gardens while learning more about Matariki. Completed entries will go in the draw to win a great prize pack at the end of the school holidays. Explore the redeveloped te reo playground by the rose gardens. The papa tākaro (playground) will be a reo Māori friendly area bringing to life the local history. To help people on their language journey, bilingual signage and interactive games are included in the overall park design. Scheduled events: 10am: Opening blessing followed by Horohoro School kapa haka performance 10am – 12pm: Facepainting 10.15am: Youth Ukulele performance 10.30am: Matariki Kiwi storytelling 11am: Free shared kai: Soup, sausage sizzle, drinks and fruit. 11.15am: Horohoro School Kapa haka performance 12pm: Whakarewarewa Kapa haka performance 1pm: Matariki Kiwi storytelling 3pm: Event concludes Other live performers will play on the stage throughout the day and roving acrobats will move around entertaining the crowds. The shared kai is provided free for families to enjoy as they attend the event and take part in activities. A huge thanks to our sponsors: Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Jasco’s, Anchor Milk, Rotorua Youth Centre, McCully Kites and Community Leisure Management, Whakarewarewa Living Māori Village, Smart Environmental and Horohoro School. For more information on the Whānau Day please contact Kathy by email Kathy.nicholls@rotorualc.nz Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as Pleiades. When Matariki reappears in our dawn skies, around June or July each year, it heralds the start of Te Tau Hou Māori – the Māori New Year. Matariki is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. Rotorua is celebrating this special time, with a range of free events around the region. From family events to craft days, talks to musical performances, there’s a lot to love and learn about Matariki – visit the website for information about other events.

An Evening with Promise

21

Jul 2018

An Evening with Promise

Kia ora! Yes that's right, you heard it here first! Promise Royal is holding her Entrepreneurial Challenge right here in Rotorua to raise funds for her charity Variety on her journey as a Top 20 Finalist with Miss Universe NZ 2018. Promise has recently returned from her trip to Thailand with the other contestants and is ready to get the business done! Her charity - Variety - helps to support disadvantaged children in New Zealand with bedding, school uniforms and clothing etc. They also help out with extra-curricular opportunities and additional needs - whether it's tutoring, medical or therapeutic care. All monies raised from this challenge, will be split with 50 percent going to Variety and the other half towards Promises journey as a Miss Universe contestant. Last year with the Miss Rotorua pageant, Promise raised over a thousand dollars by holding "An Evening with Promise". This was a three-course dinner which included a Silent Auction where local businesses donated goods for our guests to bid on. It was a great success and now we have "An Evening with Promise – Part II" We will be holding an intimate and exclusive Fashion Show featuring local business woman – Leah Chang Temara showcasing her fashion wear from Leah+Thea Boutique. Promise will also entertain guests with her singing talent and there will be a few surprises as well - including a Silent Auction - so bring your best dollars and bid on some fantastic products - you do not want to miss out on that! Tickets are $20pp and can be purchased through Eventfinda, so keep an eye out coz there will only be 100 tickets to be sold! The first 50 people that arrive on the day will be given a Goody Bag with some fantastic products just for you! So hold-on tight and get in quick! Ngā mihi koutou Team Prom