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.

Summer of STEAM Bingo Reading Challenge Finale

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Jan 2018

Summer of STEAM Bingo Reading Challenge Finale

Summer of STEAM Bingo Reading Challenge Finale with special guest Aunty Bea. A fantastic way to celebrate this summer's reading achievements with a special ceremony for participants and their families with the help of local author Aunty Bea! Grab your Summer of STEAM Summer Reading Challenge Bingo Sheet at Rotorua Library or download copies from our website, complete the challenge and collect your prize at the Finale! Venue: Children's Area Age: Up to 13 years Cost: Free Booking is required. For bookings visit www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz Children must be supervised at all Rotorua Library school holiday activities.

Arts Night Out: Music, Performance, Play On and Yum Kai!

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Jan 2018

Arts Night Out: Music, Performance, Play On and Yum Kai!

Arts Night Out is a one night arts event utilising Rotorua's new community stage at The Arts Village! This stage was the result of $11,000 raised from our amazing local community with special thanks to our main funder Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust and our additional business sponsors: Rotorua Multicultural Council, More FM Rotorua and Geohazard Environmental. Bring your blankets, cushions and chairs and join us outside for live music and performance by local artists: 5pm to 7pm: Music and performance by local talents. 7pm to 9pm: Live play reading by local players, of ‘The 53rd Victim’ by Pip Hall. Presented by Big Picture Minor Deets by arrangement with Playmarket. Food and beverages for sale onsite from Arts Village Cafe who are doing a special and especially delicious menu for the night (you are also welcome to bring along your own picnic). Entry is free - although koha of $5 is encouraged to support more creative events for our community. This event is generously supported by funding from Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Rotorua Arts Village Trust and funds tagged by Shakespeare Outside towards performance art. A little more info about our acts: Big Picture Minor Deets (BPMD) is excited to bring its Play On live play reading series to the outdoor stage at the Arts Village. Play On has been operating each month at Abracadabra Café and Bar since August 2016. Each month a different New Zealand play is selected and local actors/brave souls read it aloud. There is no rehearsal, no props – the idea is an informal evening of entertainment. Play: The 53rd Victim by Pip Hall Synopsis: Based on a true story. 2005. London is in chaos. Terrorists bomb morning commuters on their way to work. Death and destruction abound. Outside Tavistock Square, a New Zealand doctor boards an exploded double-decker bus and saves a number of lives. The media hail her as a hero – a bright, upstanding woman with everything going for her. Yet, two weeks later, the woman is dead and her reputation is in tatters - ‘the 53rd victim’ of the London bombings. Hero to victim in just two weeks - how does such a fall from grace occur so quickly? Approximate duration: 100 minutes plus interval Interested in making use of the stage? The Outdoor Community Stage is a modular community resource that is able to be moved and used elsewhere around Rotorua. It is brand new and we are still working out the logistics of how it is transported and installed and this information will be available from our reception/website in February 2018 ,with the stage available for offsite bookings from March 2018.

Youth Section Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil & Gem Club Meeting

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Jan 2018

Youth Section Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil & Gem Club Meeting

The Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil and Gem Club is responding to interest from young people and their families by starting a Youth Section. Youths 8-16 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Each month there will be a range of topics, opportunities for youth to learn more about the geology and like subjects particularly of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and to share their finds and knowledge too. January's topics are: - What is that rock ? - How many do you know - Rocks vs Minerals - What's the difference? - What's it good for? - The uses of rocks and minerals Accompanied youth are welcome to attend the adults' meeting starting at 7pm - January the topic will be Obsidians. We organise field trips, particularly in response to expressed interest. Thursday January 25 we are going to Retaruke, fossil and rock hunting. We also organise guest speakers - Adrian Muller, Lecturer in Earth Sciences, will speak on April. You can find us on Facebook at RotoruaRockClub. Annual membership is $5 for youths $10 for individuals over 16, $15 for families.