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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.

Felt Your Own Wool Slippers

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May 2018

Felt Your Own Wool Slippers

While drinking tea, we will be making slippers using an ancient felting technique. The slippers we will craft will be made out of wool called carded wool. After we add our own unique design to the surface of the slippers, we will agitate the wool fibres 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. The slipper making process requires time and endurance. It can take up to six hours but can be done in four hours. You do not have to get wet during this process however, certain character types will enjoy using copious amounts of water so that they can splash around it while whips of wool fly to and fro across the air, spreading wool love across the workspace. If this sounds like you, feel free to bring an extra pair of dry clothing. This is an exclusive small group event: - I will lead you through the slipper making process 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 wool bits and other natural fabrics. - Complete a pair of your own wool slippers ready to wear or gift to a friend. Your ticket includes this full event, one on one guided instruction, materials, wool fibre, your finished slippers, tea, coffee, snacks. Food will be available for purchase. We will take a lunch break.

Shoestring Marketing Workshop

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May 2018

Shoestring Marketing Workshop

Would you like to raise the profile of your organisation, but feel like you lack the time and budget to do it well? Are you unsure about where to put your focus or how to make the most of the opportunities you have available? Whether you’re trying to change public perception, raise awareness or are looking for donors, supporters and volunteers, you need to know how to market your message and encourage people to take action. Shoestring Marketing is a one day workshop that unpacks the marketing process and gives you practical ideas for moving people closer to your cause. In this workshop you will discover - What you need to consider in getting people’s attention. How do you cut through the clutter and let people know your organisation exists? - Why people are not banging down your door to get involved. What do people want to know about you before taking action? How can you share that message in a way that sticks? - How you can use your existing marketing channels more effectively. What are some simple ways to maximise your newsletter, website and Facebook page? - Why using local media is still important for non-profit organisations. How can you get yourself in the media spotlight for all the right reasons? - The multitude of marketing opportunities available in your community and the importance of using them to be persistently consistent. - A range of free (or nearly free) tools to help you create professional looking marketing material. - How to create a marketing plan that makes the most of your time and budget. This is a truly practical workshop full of simple ideas that you can immediately put into practice. We guarantee you will find easy, cost effective ways to improve what you’re already doing.

Beer Tasting & Platters with North End Brewing Co.

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May 2018

Beer Tasting & Platters with North End Brewing Co.

Join us for a fantastic night of Beer Tasting and Platters with Guest Brewer, Kieran Haslett-Moore from North End Brewing Co., a small brewery on the Kapiti Coast formed by a brewer, a waiter and a chef. They specialise in aromatic brews that are delicious and food-friendly. Our local favourites include their Iron Sands Oat Rye Stout and Devils Elbow Double IPA, but North End has a host of seasonal/occasional beers and an impressive core range that won't disappoint. As part of our 2018 Strong Beerfest, this night is perfect for anyone interested in home-brewing, tasting or simply drinking beer and listening to the varied anecdotes behind the scenes. Tickets are $20/pp and include Beer Tasting and Platters Ages 18 and over, limited spaces.