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.

Memory Foundation Asks: Are You Looking After Your Memory?

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Feb 2018

Memory Foundation Asks: Are You Looking After Your Memory?

Memory Foundation comes to Rotorua: 'Are you looking after your memory?' (Remember to mark this date in your 2018 calendar before you forget!) We at Rotorua U3A invite you to join us at our next community forum on Wednesday 21st February 2018 when our guest speaker will be Gilliam Eadie of the Memory Foundation, based in Auckland. She asks: “Are you looking after your memory?” She addresses issues like losing our glasses and car keys; forgetting names, appointments; whether we’ve taken our meds and even why we’ve come into a room. Memory Foundation co-founder and managing director, Gillian Eadie will be speaking about strategies for building new brain connections as a buffer against memory loss in later life. These strategies have been developed by Gillian’s co-founder and sister, Dr Allison Lamont in conjunction with her Memory Clinic. Her programmes are based on her internationally acclaimed research into age-related memory loss. An entertaining speaker, Gillian has addressed large audiences at a range of U3A, Probus, Zonta, Inner Wheel, corporate groups and other organisations. Browse https://memory.foundation or go to https://www.memoryclinic.co.nz for more. Today sees exciting new discoveries in the field of memory being made by the Memory Foundation. Come to our meeting and find out how you can benefit. Visitors warmly welcome with gold coin entry. Mark this date in your calendar before you forget! Who: Gillian Eadie on looking after our memory What: Rotorua U3A hosting the Memory Foundation How: Speaker, screened presentation, free brain training course, books for sale and access to monthly newsletters containing the latest information about the brain and memory as well as some entertaining puzzles and challenges. Doors open at 9:30 with refreshments. Presented by Ali Brown on behalf of U3A President, Peter Wood - stpeterwood@gmail.com

Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2018

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Feb 2018

Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2018

Tātai Arorangi draws inspiration from the knowledge system of the stars, the conductors of the environment that we rely so heavily on. Inspired by the kupu ‘Ko tātai arorangi he kai arataki i te ra,’ it speaks of how reading the stars once guided everything we did and how all components of our lives were guarded by these celestial bodies. It reminds us of our dependence on the taiao and the importance of ensuring we continue moving in the right direction. Over the three days a range of thought-provoking kōrero, interactive workshops and structured physical activities will be presented, challenging how we can successfully navigate these current times to build a resilient, prosperous and sustainable future through mātauranga Māori approaches. Each contribution will challenge hui participants to consider ways in which we can move towards a future involving Digital Innovation, Māori Systems Thinking, and Kai Māori Kai Ora, while being equipped to respond to the changing times in a way that enables Māori to prosper and live in a changing world as Māori. The venue for the Hui-a-tau 2018 is Apumoana Marae, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua, a setting which offers the opportunity to be immersed within a unique tikanga Māori environment that has sustained and guided its people since the dawn of time. What challenges will we face in coming decades? What policy settings do we need now to address them? The scene is set for an exciting, uplifting, and inspirational Hui ā Tau 2018 that will encourage innovative thinking and meaningful activities that will and are making a difference for our whānau Māori.

Ice Skate Tour

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Feb 2018

Ice Skate Tour

Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97 percent same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding and helmets + gloves provided at no charge (both compulsory for kids) it’s the safest possible way to try ice skating. Prices are $8 for kids under 16, $12 for adults and $35 for a family pass (2 adults + 2 kids or 1 adult + 3 kids) which includes ice skates, helmet, gloves and at least half an hour ice skating (longer if capacity allows). MoreFM will complete the experience with their bubble machines and will have the music cranking. Check out iceskatetour.co.nz for more details. Eftpos and credit card facilities are available at the ice skate rink. Looking for a fun(d)raiser? Get in touch! Check out the website for more info.