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      Jul 2018

      Matariki Activity Trail – July School Holidays

      These July School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids learning more about Matariki and exploring the beautiful Government Gardens. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 7 July and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from The Arts Village during drop-in crafts. Once you’ve finished the Matariki Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and The Arts Village (during drop-in crafts). Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 23 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 9–13 July (10am–2pm) Drop-in Crafts The Arts Village 12 July (5:30pm–8:30pm) Colour the Night Various locations 16–20 July (10am–2pm) Drop-in Crafts The Arts Village 21 July (10am–3pm) Te Iwa o Matariki Whanau Day Park by Rose Garden For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Jul 2018

      Vegan BBQ!

      Tea n Happiness is fundraising for their new shop! Exciting! We are showcasing some of menu items we will have available when our shop opens and on the menu for this coming Saturday we ll have: - Happy Burgers (with homemade wheat meat. salad, tomato, onions & an assortment of homemade sauces) - Bliss Burgers (same as above with fried pineapple or mushrooms, beetroot, red cabbage and a selection of homemade sauces) - Happy Dogs (with homemade wheat meat sausages, baby spinach, red cabbage, onions and mustard) - Happy Jacks (pulled jackfruit in a Danny's wholemeal pita with salad, red cabbage and red onion - gf option available) - Salad Wraps (soft flour wraps filled with salad, sunflower seed falafels) - Golden Turmeric Milk (organic almond milk with turmeric and spices) - Pukka Organic Teas (various flavours) Market opens at 8am and finishes at 12pm.

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      Jul 2018

      Friends of The Rotorua Library Book Sale

      Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. All funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library for additional library services and resources.

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      Jul 2018

      The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 - Expressions of Interest

      Are you keen to be part of the Nightmare? Are you creative with a spooky and macabre side? Do you enjoy crafting unique artworks with a ghoulish twist? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for your art to be part of the show. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night. The concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic. Full conditions of entry and entry forms can be found: Artists can enter up to two works and completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to projects@artsvillage.org.nz. Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm). Tickets for The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk are $20 and will be on sale from 1 August 2018 via www.eventfinda.co.nz For more information contact: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

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      Jul 2018

      Nga Purapura o Matariki - The Seeds of Matariki Exhibition

      Join us as we celebrate what Matariki means to talented Maori Visual Artists who reside in Te Arawa Rohe. 'Nga Purapura o Matariki' - The Seeds of Matariki group show. Works all by local artists in a variety of mediums exploring the themes of Matariki on display across both galleries, all works available for purchase and the show is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours.

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      Jul 2018

      The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt

      Come and enjoy your new library these School Holidays and be in with a chance to win a cool reading pack in The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt! Give the Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt a go during library hours on any day during the holidays. Grab your clue sheet from near the front door at the library, discover clues around the library and answer the questions on the sheet. Then get your entry in before the end of the holidays to be in to win. To find out what's on at the library over the holidays, download your copy of the July School Holiday Programme from www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz or pick one up at the library today. Children must be supervised at all activities. Thanks to our sponsors and programme partners: Unison, the Wright Family Foundation, Tompkins Wake, Friends of the Library and Bay Trust.

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      Jul 2018

      Te Iwa O Matariki Whanau Day

      Bring the whanau 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 Maori game of Ki o Rahi – Taonga Takaro. 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 takaro (playground) will be a reo Maori 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 Maori Village, Smart Environmental and Horohoro School. For more information on the Whanau Day please contact Kathy by email Kathy.nicholls@rotorualc.nz Matariki is the Maori 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 Maori – the Maori 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.

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      Jul 2018

      Jazzanova

      Enjoy some light jazz with your Saturday brunch/lunch - first and third Saturday of each month.

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      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! Nga mihi koutou Team Prom

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      Jul 2018

      Cirque Grande

      Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before! Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” Our special guest, the amazing African acrobats will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances. Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour. Some of our other unique acts include Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids and much, much more.

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      Jul 2018

      Rock 'n' Rollin' Mid-Winter Party!

      Shake off those winter blues! Because it’s cold outside and summer seems so far away… it’s time to party! Join us for our Rock ‘n’ Rollin’ mid-winter party! Featuring a cash bar, festive buffet and a live rock ‘n’ roll band so you can dance the night away. The party starts with a buffet dinner from 7pm, followed by music and dancing until 11:30pm. Bookings are essential so contact us to reserve your space on the dance floor. Festive buffet dinner including… - Breads ‘n’ dips, classic minestrone soup, traditional caesar and greek salads. - Traditional New Zealand smoked champagne ham with maple, rum and cloves, served with caramelised pineapple and apple jus. - Chargrilled free range chicken breast stuffed with basil pesto, parmesan cheese and roast pepper, with exotic mushroom sauce. - Classic beef stroganoff served on homemade fresh egg noodles, sour cream and Yorkshire pudding. - New Zealand pavlova on vanilla mascapone and fruit compote. - Individual mini cheesecakes and brandy snaps filled with whiskey cream. - Crème brulee (strawberry, espresso and vanilla flavours).

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      Jul 2018

      Cirque Grande

      Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before! Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” Our special guest, the amazing African acrobats will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances. Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour. Some of our other unique acts include Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids and much, much more.

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      Jul 2018

      Dreamgirls

      "Dreamgirls" is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act 1 is set in the fabulous sixties - a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Act 2 shows the creation and the arrival of disco - though the word is never used in the script. "Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry, the business part of show business that made possible the cultural phenomenon. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now - decades later - are we beginning to understand.

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      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...

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      Jul 2018

      Matariki Activity Trail – July School Holidays

      These July School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids learning more about Matariki and exploring the beautiful Government Gardens. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 7 July and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from The Arts Village during drop-in crafts. Once you’ve finished the Matariki Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and The Arts Village (during drop-in crafts). Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 23 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 9–13 July (10am–2pm) Drop-in Crafts The Arts Village 12 July (5:30pm–8:30pm) Colour the Night Various locations 16–20 July (10am–2pm) Drop-in Crafts The Arts Village 21 July (10am–3pm) Te Iwa o Matariki Whanau Day Park by Rose Garden For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Jul 2018

      Soundshell Market

      the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, knitwear..variety, locally carved woodware, jewellery, soaps, handbags, concrete ornaments, top quality second hand tools, gemstones of all descriptions and sizes... hand-carved wooden statues from Kawerau, readings, massage - in fact, you name it - you will find it at the Soundshell Market.

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      Jul 2018

      The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 - Expressions of Interest

      Are you keen to be part of the Nightmare? Are you creative with a spooky and macabre side? Do you enjoy crafting unique artworks with a ghoulish twist? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for your art to be part of the show. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night. The concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic. Full conditions of entry and entry forms can be found: Artists can enter up to two works and completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to projects@artsvillage.org.nz. Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm). Tickets for The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk are $20 and will be on sale from 1 August 2018 via www.eventfinda.co.nz For more information contact: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

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      Jul 2018

      Rotorua Farmers Market

      The Rotorua Farmers Market showcases the freshest locally sourced products in the region. It gives visitors the opportunity to purchase directly from local growers and producers. The Market is held at Te Manawa in the centre of the Rotorua CBD, from 9am to 1pm every Sunday. Enjoy locally grown or produced products such as free range eggs, honey, gelato, artisan bread and organic fruit and vegetables. The Market has a relaxed environment and family friendly atmosphere with a small play area to keep the little ones entertained. There is a generous range of ready made food options with plenty of outdoor seating. Rotorua Farmers Market stallholders trade their wares from locally handcrafted wooden barrows. The Market operates every Sunday from 9am to 1pm at Te Manawa (intersection of Hinemoa and Tutanekai Streets. There is plenty of bike parking as well as free (Sunday) car parking in the streets surrounding the market. The Rotorua Farmers Market has a zero waste policy. All wrapping and containers are made from biodegradable materials which can be composted or recycled. We encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags and containers wherever possible.

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      Jul 2018

      The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt

      Come and enjoy your new library these School Holidays and be in with a chance to win a cool reading pack in The Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt! Give the Great Te Aka Mauri Scavenger Hunt a go during library hours on any day during the holidays. Grab your clue sheet from near the front door at the library, discover clues around the library and answer the questions on the sheet. Then get your entry in before the end of the holidays to be in to win. To find out what's on at the library over the holidays, download your copy of the July School Holiday Programme from www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz or pick one up at the library today. Children must be supervised at all activities. Thanks to our sponsors and programme partners: Unison, the Wright Family Foundation, Tompkins Wake, Friends of the Library and Bay Trust.

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      Jul 2018

      Cat Show

      Cat Show back in town. Australian Judges, stalls. Entry fee - $5.00 adults; Children (5-11 Years) - $3.00, and infants under 5 years is free. Stalls. Lots of different cats: Persian, Exotics, Ragdolls, Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest Cats, Siamese, British Shorthair, Burmese, Selkirk Rex, and even Domestics and Companion Cats. Contact is Dianne LeBas (021) 784-425.

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      Jul 2018

      Cirque Grande

      Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before! Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” Our special guest, the amazing African acrobats will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances. Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour. Some of our other unique acts include Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids and much, much more.

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      Jul 2018

      Rotorua Roaring Knights Chess Club

      The Rotorua Roaring Knights CC is a new chess club in Rotorua. Chess enthusiasts from all ages and levels are welcome to join. Chess is a great way for you to train your memory and reasoning skills, use your imagination and so much more: chess teaches you how to make decisions and how sometimes you have to give up something good to obtain something better. Good chess players think what the opponent's next move will be and thus learn to look at a situation from another's point of view. Chess also teaches you that good outcomes are the result of the combined effort of all the pieces on the board. One strong piece usually is insufficient to make a difference. The skill to coordinate all the pieces, letting them work together is one of the keys to improve in chess. Do you like playing chess? Come along with some friends and play against others from different schools. Do you want to learn how to play chess? Every week, we organise a chess lesson. Also absolute beginners are welcome and we'll be happy to explain you the very basics. Do you want to improve your skills? Advanced lessons are given as well. Biscuits are available as well. Please bring a 5 $ contribution. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Please don't hesitate to contact Laurens Goormachtigh at Goormachtigh.Laurens@gmail.com or 021 177 4887 should you have any further questions.

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      Jul 2018

      Cirque Grande

      Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before! Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” Our special guest, the amazing African acrobats will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances. Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour. Some of our other unique acts include Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids and much, much more.

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      Jul 2018

      Nga Purapura o Matariki - The Seeds of Matariki Exhibition

      Join us as we celebrate what Matariki means to talented Maori Visual Artists who reside in Te Arawa Rohe. 'Nga Purapura o Matariki' - The Seeds of Matariki group show. Works all by local artists in a variety of mediums exploring the themes of Matariki on display across both galleries, all works available for purchase and the show is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours.

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      Jul 2018

      The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 - Expressions of Interest

      Are you keen to be part of the Nightmare? Are you creative with a spooky and macabre side? Do you enjoy crafting unique artworks with a ghoulish twist? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for your art to be part of the show. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night. The concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic. Full conditions of entry and entry forms can be found: Artists can enter up to two works and completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to projects@artsvillage.org.nz. Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm). Tickets for The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk are $20 and will be on sale from 1 August 2018 via www.eventfinda.co.nz For more information contact: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

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      Jul 2018

      He Aka Pikirangi

      He Aka Pikirangi for Under Fives is solely in te reo Maori and includes story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Under Fives can reach new heights with He Aka Pikirangi. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. These fun, developmental sessions are solely in te reo Maori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Aka Pikirangi supports and fosters the use of te reo Maori, a connection to te ao Maori and the development of many other skills. Come along – korero Maori, read, dance, rock and create!

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      Jul 2018

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is a class focused on lengthening & strengthening your muscles while toning your booty, arms & abs! All levels of fitness and experience welcome - you do not have to be a dancer or have had dance experience to come along. Please register before attending class as there are limited spaces available: info@wanderlustdance.co.nz. These classes sell out every term so get in touch!

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      Jul 2018

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is a class focused on lengthening & strengthening your muscles while toning your booty, arms & abs! All levels of fitness and experience welcome - you do not have to be a dancer or have had dance experience to come along. Please register before attending class as there are limited spaces available: info@wanderlustdance.co.nz. These classes sell out every term so get in touch!

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      Jul 2018

      Nga Purapura o Matariki - The Seeds of Matariki Exhibition

      Join us as we celebrate what Matariki means to talented Maori Visual Artists who reside in Te Arawa Rohe. 'Nga Purapura o Matariki' - The Seeds of Matariki group show. Works all by local artists in a variety of mediums exploring the themes of Matariki on display across both galleries, all works available for purchase and the show is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours.

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      Jul 2018

      The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 - Expressions of Interest

      Are you keen to be part of the Nightmare? Are you creative with a spooky and macabre side? Do you enjoy crafting unique artworks with a ghoulish twist? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for your art to be part of the show. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night. The concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic. Full conditions of entry and entry forms can be found: Artists can enter up to two works and completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to projects@artsvillage.org.nz. Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm). Tickets for The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk are $20 and will be on sale from 1 August 2018 via www.eventfinda.co.nz For more information contact: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

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      Jul 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers? supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Jul 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Jul 2018

      Nga Purapura o Matariki - The Seeds of Matariki Exhibition

      Join us as we celebrate what Matariki means to talented Maori Visual Artists who reside in Te Arawa Rohe. 'Nga Purapura o Matariki' - The Seeds of Matariki group show. Works all by local artists in a variety of mediums exploring the themes of Matariki on display across both galleries, all works available for purchase and the show is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours.

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      Jul 2018

      The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 - Expressions of Interest

      Are you keen to be part of the Nightmare? Are you creative with a spooky and macabre side? Do you enjoy crafting unique artworks with a ghoulish twist? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for your art to be part of the show. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night. The concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic. Full conditions of entry and entry forms can be found: Artists can enter up to two works and completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to projects@artsvillage.org.nz. Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm). Tickets for The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk are $20 and will be on sale from 1 August 2018 via www.eventfinda.co.nz For more information contact: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

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      Jul 2018

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps?

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing with He Pipi Paopao - First Steps. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch and massage between baby and parent while nurturing development of language, social, cognitive and motor skills. He Pipi Paopao - First Steps is a fun programme for under twos and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes and finger play songs with your little one. Come along - dance and play.

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      Jul 2018

      Business Mastery - Employment Essentials

      Join us for this employment essentials business training. This is a fast-paced session for businesses and charities on the 90 day trial period, using contractors and best practice employment agreements. Getting the distinction between employees and contractors wrong can have a significant and costly impact on a business. A determination that it is an employment relationship could result in not only personal grievances but also claims for things such as accrued holidays and PAYE not paid by the employer. GST claimed by the employer may also have to be reimbursed to IRD. Facilitated by employment gurus from Employers & Manufacturers Association this session will cover: - 90-Day Trial Period Dos & Don’ts - Deciding whether to have contractors or employees - Essential ingredients of employment agreements - Avoiding recruitment discrimination Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be received within 48 hours of the event or full payment is expected and no refunds given.

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      Jul 2018

      Rotorua X Connect Mayoral Update

      Steve Chadwick, Mayor of Rotorua will update us on how the district is going and the focus for the next few years. Our Connect event provides an opportunity to meet new faces, be inspired from other people’s success and expand your networks. Our event: Join us at the Regent of Rotorua, your first drink is free to share over nibbles. Rotorua is going from strength to strength. GDP growth is at 4%, well above the national average of 2.7%. Job listings are up 26% from last quarter. Come along to hear Mayor Steve Chadwick share what the Council’s plans are to keep our city thriving. Bobby from YouthHub will talk about their innovative digital platform for young people to help bridge the gap between education, training, social support and employment. Youth Hub, dubbed the “LinkedIn for youth,” is a New Zealand website which encourages young people to create CV-like profile pages to connect with prospective employers, as well as other education and training providers. Plus we will also launch Pitch Night 2018! RSVPs. This is an event not to be missed. Please RSVP online.

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      Jul 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.

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      Jul 2018

      Rotorua Symphonic Band Rehearsal

      Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion players of all ages - and we always welcome musicians from our community to come out and play. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Band Room on Amohau Street - beside Pak n Save and the Shambles Theatre. We play a wide range of popular band arrangements and classical compositions. Stop by to see what we are all about - join us in playing or just have a listen!

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      Jul 2018

      Cirque Grande

      Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before! Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” Our special guest, the amazing African acrobats will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances. Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour. Some of our other unique acts include Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids and much, much more.

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      Jul 2018

      Winter Jazz Wednesday with Ben Wilcock

      Live at the Baby Grand Piano at Ponsonby Rd. The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand's finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style. In 2003 he was the pianist in Indian Ink’s The Pickle King, which toured New Zealand and Singapore and eventually went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent the next five years performing in the UK as a resident pianist in jazz clubs and hotels in London, gigging with Latin bands, blues bands, recording for BBC Radio 4 and then moving back to New Zealand in 2008, where he now teaches at the NZ School of Music. Since resettling in New Zealand Ben has performed with many of New Zealand’s finest artists including Bella Kalolo, Hollie Smith, Aaradnha, Rodger Fox, Colin Hemmingsen, The Royal NZ Airforce Central Jazz Band, John Rae, Tim Hopkins, Reuben Bradley and many more. He has also played and workshopped with top international jazz acts visiting New Zealand such as Bennie Maupin. Ben has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, City of London, Origins (London), AWME, Tauranga Jazz Festival, G Taranaki, New Zealand Festival, Sounds Aotearoa, Taranaki and Nelson Arts Festivals.

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      Jul 2018

      Pioneers Toastmasters Club

      Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these skills, necessary for today's fast-paced world and to have lots of fun.

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      Jul 2018

      Nga Purapura o Matariki - The Seeds of Matariki Exhibition

      Join us as we celebrate what Matariki means to talented Maori Visual Artists who reside in Te Arawa Rohe. 'Nga Purapura o Matariki' - The Seeds of Matariki group show. Works all by local artists in a variety of mediums exploring the themes of Matariki on display across both galleries, all works available for purchase and the show is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours.

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      Jul 2018

      The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 - Expressions of Interest

      Are you keen to be part of the Nightmare? Are you creative with a spooky and macabre side? Do you enjoy crafting unique artworks with a ghoulish twist? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for your art to be part of the show. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night. The concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic. Full conditions of entry and entry forms can be found: Artists can enter up to two works and completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to projects@artsvillage.org.nz. Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm). Tickets for The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk are $20 and will be on sale from 1 August 2018 via www.eventfinda.co.nz For more information contact: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

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      Jul 2018

      The Secret of Sponsorship Workshop

      Would you like to secure business sponsorship, but are unsure where to start? Do you wonder why other organisations can attract big sponsors when you can’t? Would you like to change your sponsorship relationships so that they offer real value to your organisation? The Secret of Sponsorship is a one day workshop for schools, sports clubs, event organisers and non-profit organisations and explores the idea of developing business sponsorship for your organisation. In this workshop you will discover: - The difference between donations and sponsorship. Are you approaching sponsorship in the right way? - Where to find potential sponsors in your own community. Which businesses would make a great fit and how do you approach them? - What businesses are looking for in a sponsorship relationship. Is it really logos and thank you speeches or have you been missing the mark? - The true value of what you have to offer. How do you provide genuine sponsor benefits without ‘selling your soul’? - How a sponsor can actually add value to your programme or service. It’s not all about money or product. - The ins and outs of sponsorship proposals and contracts. How do you manage the process for the best chance of success? - The importance of developing a genuine relationship with existing sponsors and how you can do it well. This one day workshop will give you the tools and strategies you need to develop an effective sponsorship plan, and will leave you feeling re-energised in the process. Be prepared to re-think how you do sponsorship in your organisation.

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      Jul 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers? supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Jul 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Jul 2018

      eBooks Workshop - Wheelers ePlatform

      Learn how to find, download and read eBooks for free using the Wheelers ePlatform app. Wheelers ePlatform has our largest selection of eBooks for adults with a focus on New Zealand fiction and non-fiction titles. The ePlatform App is available from Google Play or the Apple App Store or view on your computer. Library eBooks are not compatible with Kindles. Rotorua Library membership required. Booking: Booking required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library. Made possible thanks to our iMac Computer Suite Programmes Partner, Tompkins Wake.

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      Jul 2018

      Rotorua Night Market

      The Rotorua Night Market is a must do while in Rotorua! This event is for locals and visitors alike, it is family friendly with great food, music and boutique stalls. Experience every Thursday evening in the 'Heart of Tutanekai Street’ (between Haupapa and Hinemoa Streets). This high-profile, main street location comes to life with permanent LED lighting and sound providing a festive community atmosphere for residents and visitors. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates about what is happening at this week's event! Enjoy the boutique-style shopping experience with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce from local growers. Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine (including Croatian, Indian, French patisseries, handmade Italian pasta and of course local kai) and be entertained by local musicians. See you there!

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      Jul 2018

      eBooks Workshop - Wheelers ePlatform

      Learn how to find, download and read eBooks for free using the Wheelers ePlatform app. Wheelers ePlatform has our largest selection of eBooks for adults with a focus on New Zealand fiction and non-fiction titles. The ePlatform App is available from Google Play or the Apple App Store or view on your computer. Library eBooks are not compatible with Kindles. Rotorua Library membership required. Booking: Booking required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library. Made possible thanks to our iMac Computer Suite Programmes Partner, Tompkins Wake.

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      Jul 2018

      Archival Film Screening - In and Around Rotorua (1927 -1954)

      Join the Friends of Rotorua Museum for a special screening of historical film footage on Thursday 26 July 2018 at 6pm. Due to popular demand Friends of the Museum are going to run another screening of the archival films, this time in the Council Chamber, Haupapa St, 6pm Thursday 26th July. View the surviving film reel of the 1925 film The Romance of Hinemoa, together with a 1930’s guided tour through Whakarewarewa with Guide Rangi. Take a visit to New Zealand’s famous Rotorua Spa and a steam train journey from Wellington to Auckland via Rotorua in 1939. Sneak a peek at wartime New Zealand in 1943 as women on the home front took over the work of men away at war. The screening will take place at Rotorua Lakes Council, Council Chamber, Haupapa St. Tickets are on sale at Rotorua Lakes Council reception and cost $10 for Friends members or $15 for non-members. Seats are limited. For more information contact: Julie Parsons; email - julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or phone - 07 351 7823. Footage courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision depositors and Te Arawa Trust, from material preserved and made available by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision.

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      Jul 2018

      Cirque Grande

      Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before! Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” Our special guest, the amazing African acrobats will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances. Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour. Some of our other unique acts include Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids and much, much more.

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      Jul 2018

      Nga Purapura o Matariki - The Seeds of Matariki Exhibition

      Join us as we celebrate what Matariki means to talented Maori Visual Artists who reside in Te Arawa Rohe. 'Nga Purapura o Matariki' - The Seeds of Matariki group show. Works all by local artists in a variety of mediums exploring the themes of Matariki on display across both galleries, all works available for purchase and the show is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours.

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      Jul 2018

      The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 - Expressions of Interest

      Are you keen to be part of the Nightmare? Are you creative with a spooky and macabre side? Do you enjoy crafting unique artworks with a ghoulish twist? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for your art to be part of the show. The exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village during the day and then be incorporated into The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk at night. The concept of this year’s Nightmare at the Museum explores the bizarre rituals used to treat patients using dark arts and black magic. Think witchcraft, sacrifice, voodoo, hex, necromancy and various other forms of black magic. Full conditions of entry and entry forms can be found: Artists can enter up to two works and completed entry forms need to be received by 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 via email to projects@artsvillage.org.nz. Completed artworks will need to be delivered to The Arts Village on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The Dark Arts Exhibition 2018 will be open to the public to view from 30 August until 11 September 2018 (Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm). Tickets for The Dark Arts 2018 horror walk are $20 and will be on sale from 1 August 2018 via www.eventfinda.co.nz For more information contact: projects@artsvillage.org.nz

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      Jul 2018

      This is Me! - Self Discovery Workshop

      Are you tired of feeling dissatisfied or unfulfilled? Don't know why you feel this way? Do you dream of living your life with complete self acceptance of who you truly are? Would you like to understand yourself better? Understand your emotions, beliefs and behaviours? Do you want to face the future with confidence, strength and positive direction? Dream of improved relationships? If you are ready to take your power back and start living your life, your way then spend the morning with me, a morning of complete immersion into understanding yourself like never before. You will leave having understanding and clarity around your emotions, able to make your behaviours in line with who you truly are and make your decisions with only healthy intentions. Your relationship with yourself and others will improve, you will look to your future with a peace and calmness you may never have experienced before, can't wait to take you on this journey. I only work with small groups in a very relaxed way, so our day together will be informal, interactive and intimate. We will share morning tea together and continue through the morning without interruption stay focused on your outcome. We will cover many different strategies and techniques throughout the morning, Six Human Needs, Five Love Languages and The Triad to name a few. I do make each immersion day relevant to the people in the room, one size does not fit all and I will never take this approach, so I encourage questions and interactions as they come up so you get the most out of our day together. My name is Nicola Bow - Life Coach and Author - I’m here to help you achieve your personal best. I specialise in Strategic Intervention Life Coaching which is the practice Tony Robbins created, along with his business partners, Cloe Madanes, Mark and Magali Peysha, the practice he still uses today with clients around the world. It is without doubt a superior form of Life Coaching. I studied Strategic Intervention because my goal is to help as many people as possible throughout my lifetime achieve their personal best through strategies and techniques that have been proven to work well in many applications. It is the practice that achieves the absolute best and long lasting results for my clients time and time again. I work with individuals, couples and groups. If you are looking for more…more love in your world, more fulfilment, more passion, more gratitude, more productivity, more energy, more self-esteem, more something and you don’t even know what it is? I’d love to help you.

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      Jul 2018

      The Motion Entertainment Midwinter Games 2018

      Strike Shoot Putt & Buffet - win $2000 cash!! Does your business have the best team in the Bay? Do you have a team full of champions or are you a bunch of great sports? Registrations for the first annual Motion Entertainment Midwinter Games 2018 are open now! Can your team take home the $2000 cash prize & Motion Entertainment Supreme Champion trophy? Grab your team mates together now and enter your team of 5 or enter two on a table of 10. Succulent 3 course buffet dinner and trilogy challenge - Tenpin bowling, Darkride XD shooting challenge & 3D mini golf. The Top 13 Teams will be back on the 27th of July for the Grand Finale. Where they will battle it out for the title and enjoy free canapes, a glass of wine or tap beer & prize giving ceremony at no cost. Will your team be the first champions to take home the cup full of $2000 cash? Limited places - enter your team now. Contact - Julia Manktelow Email - julia@motionenterainment.co.nz Phone - 022 414 2266

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      Jul 2018

      Cirque Grande

      Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before! Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” Our special guest, the amazing African acrobats will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances. Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour. Some of our other unique acts include Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids and much, much more.

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      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...