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Nanogirl Live In Engineering Magic - Rotorua

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Nov 2017

Nanogirl Live In Engineering Magic - Rotorua

Spark New Zealand, The MacDiarmid Institute and the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering present Nanogirl Live! in Engineering Magic, Touring New Zealand November/December 2017. Following last year’s sell-out tour, join Nanogirl and Boris (her trusty lab assistant) for science and engineering as you have never seen them before. All new experiments and explosions (lots of explosions) - giant sparks, fireballs, and even a real life bed of nails – bring science and engineering to life in the coolest ways possible, right before your eyes. Nanogirl explains the science behind each experiment in a way that’s fun and easy to understand. We start with a small experiment to explain each idea - often with the help of a volunteer from the audience – then take the same principle and turn it up to big bang scale! “Educational, Entertaining, and Explosions!” “They promised big bangs, and they delivered… Great to see scientific principles being explained.”

The Gee Bee's (Bee Gee's Tribute Band)

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Nov 2017

The Gee Bee's (Bee Gee's Tribute Band)

The Gee Bees. Over the last decade the Gee Bees have performed at a variety of events – charity functions raising funds for organisations such as Starship Hospital Radio Lollipop, Coastguard North Shore, Red Cross and also, of course, performing at private and corporate events. The 'lads' have always been rapturously received (especially by the ladies!) with fans from eight to eighty (yes, really!) dancing in the aisles to those magical Bee Gee rhythms. Between them the three lads have a wealth of experience. Tony has been performing in musical theatre for nearly 30 years with over 2000 stage appearances to his credit. John was part of the well known Kiwi band 'Gandalf' in the 70s and has since performed many singing roles with the North Shore Music Theatre. Paul has played amateur acting roles in UK theatre and has since 'MC'd' a number of variety shows here in New Zealand.

Podium Rotorua Half Marathon

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Nov 2017

Podium Rotorua Half Marathon

Rotorua becomes New Zealand’s running mecca in late November for the ultimate half marathon run and walk. New experiences, new sights and new sounds are around every corner of this stunning half marathon course. Vehicles take second places as over 1,000 runners and walkers charge down Rotorua’s primary highway, Fenton Street and blow through one of the busiest vehicle intersections in provincial NZ. From there its golf courses, forest trails, geothermal wonders and lakeside boardwalk… this is the course that has it all. However, this isn’t just an event for those looking for big distance. The Brooks 10K Classic features one of the flattest and fastest courses you will find anywhere in New Zealand - and still manages to pack in the best of the geothermal and historic highlights of the city. If you’re looking for a 10K PB, it’s here waiting for you. And just to make sure no one in the family misses out, the 4K Community fun run and walk and 2K kids dash round off a fab day of running and walking in NZ’s premier tourist town. What are you waiting for? Get amongst it!