• 16

      Jul 2018

      Skids Rotokawa July Holiday Programme

      Hello, all! We hope that you are keeping warm and dry during this miserable weather. School holidays are just around the corner and there is no place better than Skids at Rotokawa school to keep warm and dry while also having an amazing time. Fun and exciting activities from 7:30am till 6pm every day onsite at Rotokawa school, we will also be getting out and about for a few exciting trip days. We have session times and prices to suit everyone, and yes, we are MSD approved with WINZ subsidy’s available. So, don’t wait any longer book now to have peace of mind that your child has a safe, fun and exciting school holidays waiting for them on Monday 9th July. It’s as easy as jumping online to www.skids.co.nz and following the quick and easy steps. If you have any questions about our school holiday programme or even our Before & After school programme please feel free to give us a call or txt on 027 800 0159 or email - Rotokawa@skids.co.nz. Have a great week.

      16

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Programme

      Don't let the kids go bored these school Holidays! Kid Central Rotorua has an action packed School Holiday Programme that will keep your children entertained while your busy at work or having your time out. With WINZ assistance through OSCAR subsidies, Kid Central Rotorua cater to kids specific age groups which are 5-8s and 9-13s. For more info, go to the Kid Central Rotorua website and register today!

      16

      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.

      16

      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.

      16

      Jul 2018

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The programme: 9 July: Picasso Collage-Paintings with Lisa Meehan 10 July: Cartoon Bear Drawing with Lani Eyles 11 July: Matariki Glow-in-the-Dark Star Painting Lani Eyles 12 July: Fancy & Wild Masks with Lisa Meehan 13 July: Bold, Bright, Printing-Making with Sophie Perry 16 July: Art with Feathers with Helen English 17 July: Poi making, weaving and nature drawings with Lida Harteman 18 July: Snowflakes, snowmen and winter crafts with Helen English 19 July: Make your own Zine with Claudia Latisnere 20 July: Explore Your Fantastic Fingerprint through Collage, Words and Pattern with Nicola Wright

      16

      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

      16

      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.

      16

      Jul 2018

      Papers Past Workshop

      Papers Past is a searchable treasure trove of New Zealand and Pacific Newspapers from the 19th and 20th Century. Learn tips and tricks for searching this incredible resource with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists. Payment can be made at the library. Booking required. Made possible thanks, to our iMac Computer Suite Programmes Partner, Tompkins Wake.

      16

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities - Matariki Kite

      These school holidays the team from Rotorua Museum are based at The Arts Village creating Matariki themed crafts. Bring the whanau down to these fun sessions making kites and getting creative with colouring. These free crafts will be available from Monday 9 until Friday 13 July 2018 and again from Monday 16 until Friday 20 July 2018, 10am until 2pm each day. 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. You might like to grab one of our Matariki Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the Maori New Year – Matariki. 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. Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 22 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 7-22 July Matariki Activity Trail Government Gardens 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 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      16

      Jul 2018

      School Holiday Ceramic Painting

      Come and paint ceramics at our beautiful studio in Paradise Valley. Cost is $20 then pay for what you paint, ceramic pieces cost from $5- $15. It takes 1-2 hrs usually to paint a piece and the studio will be open form 10-4 for those who wish to paint more than one piece. Booking is essential. This is suitable for adults and children, to book call - 021 201 8580 or email - info@jbcollections.co.nz.

    • 17

      Jul 2018

      Skids Rotokawa July Holiday Programme

      Hello, all! We hope that you are keeping warm and dry during this miserable weather. School holidays are just around the corner and there is no place better than Skids at Rotokawa school to keep warm and dry while also having an amazing time. Fun and exciting activities from 7:30am till 6pm every day onsite at Rotokawa school, we will also be getting out and about for a few exciting trip days. We have session times and prices to suit everyone, and yes, we are MSD approved with WINZ subsidy’s available. So, don’t wait any longer book now to have peace of mind that your child has a safe, fun and exciting school holidays waiting for them on Monday 9th July. It’s as easy as jumping online to www.skids.co.nz and following the quick and easy steps. If you have any questions about our school holiday programme or even our Before & After school programme please feel free to give us a call or txt on 027 800 0159 or email - Rotokawa@skids.co.nz. Have a great week.

      17

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Programme

      Don't let the kids go bored these school Holidays! Kid Central Rotorua has an action packed School Holiday Programme that will keep your children entertained while your busy at work or having your time out. With WINZ assistance through OSCAR subsidies, Kid Central Rotorua cater to kids specific age groups which are 5-8s and 9-13s. For more info, go to the Kid Central Rotorua website and register today!

      17

      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.

      17

      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.

      17

      Jul 2018

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The programme: 9 July: Picasso Collage-Paintings with Lisa Meehan 10 July: Cartoon Bear Drawing with Lani Eyles 11 July: Matariki Glow-in-the-Dark Star Painting Lani Eyles 12 July: Fancy & Wild Masks with Lisa Meehan 13 July: Bold, Bright, Printing-Making with Sophie Perry 16 July: Art with Feathers with Helen English 17 July: Poi making, weaving and nature drawings with Lida Harteman 18 July: Snowflakes, snowmen and winter crafts with Helen English 19 July: Make your own Zine with Claudia Latisnere 20 July: Explore Your Fantastic Fingerprint through Collage, Words and Pattern with Nicola Wright

      17

      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

      17

      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.

      17

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities - Matariki Kite

      These school holidays the team from Rotorua Museum are based at The Arts Village creating Matariki themed crafts. Bring the whanau down to these fun sessions making kites and getting creative with colouring. These free crafts will be available from Monday 9 until Friday 13 July 2018 and again from Monday 16 until Friday 20 July 2018, 10am until 2pm each day. 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. You might like to grab one of our Matariki Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the Maori New Year – Matariki. 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. Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 22 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 7-22 July Matariki Activity Trail Government Gardens 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 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      17

      Jul 2018

      Keeping Safe Around Dogs

      Geoff from the SPCA and Max the border collie will be back in the library to teach us how to be safe around dogs. Venue: Discovery Space Ages: All ages Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: No bookings required. Come and enjoy your new library these school 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.

    • 18

      Jul 2018

      The Most Fun You Can Have With Words

      A weekly club where you learn to relax and speak with confidence as you practice how to get your message across clearly. Expect to learn the secrets of delivering an opening statement with impact, preparing engaging content that captures your audience and ending in a way that makes everyone remember your message long after you were done. Lake City Breakfast Toastmasters Club is a supportive, fun group with a mix of ages and professions. The club has a unique energy that sets you up for the day. An innovative new Toastmasters Education Programme, called Pathways, has rolled out in 2017 which allows you to learn online as well as at club meetings. Call David Remmerswell on 027 422 8717 for more information and come and discover how to have the most fun with words.

      18

      Jul 2018

      Skids Rotokawa July Holiday Programme

      Hello, all! We hope that you are keeping warm and dry during this miserable weather. School holidays are just around the corner and there is no place better than Skids at Rotokawa school to keep warm and dry while also having an amazing time. Fun and exciting activities from 7:30am till 6pm every day onsite at Rotokawa school, we will also be getting out and about for a few exciting trip days. We have session times and prices to suit everyone, and yes, we are MSD approved with WINZ subsidy’s available. So, don’t wait any longer book now to have peace of mind that your child has a safe, fun and exciting school holidays waiting for them on Monday 9th July. It’s as easy as jumping online to www.skids.co.nz and following the quick and easy steps. If you have any questions about our school holiday programme or even our Before & After school programme please feel free to give us a call or txt on 027 800 0159 or email - Rotokawa@skids.co.nz. Have a great week.

      18

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Programme

      Don't let the kids go bored these school Holidays! Kid Central Rotorua has an action packed School Holiday Programme that will keep your children entertained while your busy at work or having your time out. With WINZ assistance through OSCAR subsidies, Kid Central Rotorua cater to kids specific age groups which are 5-8s and 9-13s. For more info, go to the Kid Central Rotorua website and register today!

      18

      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.

      18

      Jul 2018

      Social Media Workshop

      Are you a business owner, marketer or sales person? Confused with social media and how you should be using it to help grow your business? If so, our in depth half day Social Media Workshop is a must-attend! In a classroom environment, you'll learn what it takes to succeed in social media with a detailed look at audiences and how they behave, platforms, content creation, paid adverts and more with set hands on tasks to complete, including the development of your own social media strategy! We'll discuss the 5 major platforms - Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter & Snapchat with a deeper insight on the two biggest. Full catering (breakfast and morning tea) provided, along with a workbook and basic stationery. To find out more, book tickets and read some of our recent reviews from real Kiwi business owners, head to our website! This event is strictly limited to 30 attendees only and is on a first in, first served basis. Group bookings or 2 or more attract a discount, so if you'd like to know more please get in touch!

      18

      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.

      18

      Jul 2018

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The programme: 9 July: Picasso Collage-Paintings with Lisa Meehan 10 July: Cartoon Bear Drawing with Lani Eyles 11 July: Matariki Glow-in-the-Dark Star Painting Lani Eyles 12 July: Fancy & Wild Masks with Lisa Meehan 13 July: Bold, Bright, Printing-Making with Sophie Perry 16 July: Art with Feathers with Helen English 17 July: Poi making, weaving and nature drawings with Lida Harteman 18 July: Snowflakes, snowmen and winter crafts with Helen English 19 July: Make your own Zine with Claudia Latisnere 20 July: Explore Your Fantastic Fingerprint through Collage, Words and Pattern with Nicola Wright

      18

      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

      18

      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.

      18

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities - Matariki Kite

      These school holidays the team from Rotorua Museum are based at The Arts Village creating Matariki themed crafts. Bring the whanau down to these fun sessions making kites and getting creative with colouring. These free crafts will be available from Monday 9 until Friday 13 July 2018 and again from Monday 16 until Friday 20 July 2018, 10am until 2pm each day. 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. You might like to grab one of our Matariki Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the Maori New Year – Matariki. 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. Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 22 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 7-22 July Matariki Activity Trail Government Gardens 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 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      18

      Jul 2018

      Minecraft Selfies

      Draw an image of yourself in the style of a Minecraft character. Venue: Discovery Space Ages: 5+ Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: No bookings required. Come and enjoy your new library these school holidays. Download your copy of the July School Holiday Programme from the website 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.

      18

      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!

      18

      Jul 2018

      Lime Rock Wine Tasting & Canapes Night

      Join Okere Falls Store and Rosie Butler from Lime Rock Wines for an amazing night of Wine Tasting & Nibbles! Lime Rock is a stunning vineyard situated on limestone hills in sunny Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Their ecological philosophy (vit-ecology), combined with over 30 years of wine industry experience, provides a solid basis for producing wines that express the flavour of our land. They have been a supplier of delicious wines to the Okere Falls Store since our beginning. We're very excited they are joining us for a fun night of tasting wines and pairing canapes.   The night begins at 7pm and finishes at 8.30 pm with guests guided through the tastings by the lovely winemaker Rosie Butler, which include:   - A full flight of seven select wines to tempt your taste buds. - Four fantastic food pairings to match and enhance select wines on the night, created by our chef Alan. Discounted wine sales, spot prizes and good company make for a night not to miss...We hope to see you here!

      18

      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.

    • 19

      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.

      19

      Jul 2018

      Skids Rotokawa July Holiday Programme

      Hello, all! We hope that you are keeping warm and dry during this miserable weather. School holidays are just around the corner and there is no place better than Skids at Rotokawa school to keep warm and dry while also having an amazing time. Fun and exciting activities from 7:30am till 6pm every day onsite at Rotokawa school, we will also be getting out and about for a few exciting trip days. We have session times and prices to suit everyone, and yes, we are MSD approved with WINZ subsidy’s available. So, don’t wait any longer book now to have peace of mind that your child has a safe, fun and exciting school holidays waiting for them on Monday 9th July. It’s as easy as jumping online to www.skids.co.nz and following the quick and easy steps. If you have any questions about our school holiday programme or even our Before & After school programme please feel free to give us a call or txt on 027 800 0159 or email - Rotokawa@skids.co.nz. Have a great week.

      19

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Programme

      Don't let the kids go bored these school Holidays! Kid Central Rotorua has an action packed School Holiday Programme that will keep your children entertained while your busy at work or having your time out. With WINZ assistance through OSCAR subsidies, Kid Central Rotorua cater to kids specific age groups which are 5-8s and 9-13s. For more info, go to the Kid Central Rotorua website and register today!

      19

      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.

      19

      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

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The programme: 9 July: Picasso Collage-Paintings with Lisa Meehan 10 July: Cartoon Bear Drawing with Lani Eyles 11 July: Matariki Glow-in-the-Dark Star Painting Lani Eyles 12 July: Fancy & Wild Masks with Lisa Meehan 13 July: Bold, Bright, Printing-Making with Sophie Perry 16 July: Art with Feathers with Helen English 17 July: Poi making, weaving and nature drawings with Lida Harteman 18 July: Snowflakes, snowmen and winter crafts with Helen English 19 July: Make your own Zine with Claudia Latisnere 20 July: Explore Your Fantastic Fingerprint through Collage, Words and Pattern with Nicola Wright

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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 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

      July School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities - Matariki Kite

      These school holidays the team from Rotorua Museum are based at The Arts Village creating Matariki themed crafts. Bring the whanau down to these fun sessions making kites and getting creative with colouring. These free crafts will be available from Monday 9 until Friday 13 July 2018 and again from Monday 16 until Friday 20 July 2018, 10am until 2pm each day. 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. You might like to grab one of our Matariki Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the Maori New Year – Matariki. 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. Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 22 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 7-22 July Matariki Activity Trail Government Gardens 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 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Jul 2018

      Animates Rotorua - School Holiday Activities

      Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running four activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about fantastic fish and rocking reptiles. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and no bookings are required! Just get in early as parking is limited. Sessions run for approximately 45 minutes, from 11AM & 2PM.

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      Jul 2018

      Black Out Poetry

      Make a visually dynamic poem as a family. Choose a page from an old book and use a black marker to turn the original text into a new poem. Venue: Tables near the entrance Ages: All ages Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: No bookings required. Come and enjoy your new library these school 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

      Animates Rotorua - School Holiday Activities

      Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running four activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about fantastic fish and rocking reptiles. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and no bookings are required! Just get in early as parking is limited. Sessions run for approximately 45 minutes, from 11AM & 2PM.

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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 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

      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

      Rotorua Premiere - Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again

      Mistress of Cakes presents Rotorua Premiere Mamma Mia 2 at Reading Cinema Thursday 19 July. Doors open at 8.20 for 8.45 screening. Spot prizes, Canapés and Bubbles. Tickets $30 from Mistress of Cakes, 26 Lynmore Ave, Lynmore. Electric Bike Rotorua or email jillscharityevent@gmail.com Pre-drinks, dance off and best dressed at Ruck n Maul from 7pm (cash bar). Join us for an evening of song and dance! Fundraising for Sands Rotorua: supporting families who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy or beyond. Sponsors: Bidvest, Bayleys, Mistress of Cakes, Mohawk EBike Tours, Shout Marketing, Hosking Law, Electric Bike Rotorua, Ponsonby Road, QE Health.

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      Jul 2018

      Skids Rotokawa July Holiday Programme

      Hello, all! We hope that you are keeping warm and dry during this miserable weather. School holidays are just around the corner and there is no place better than Skids at Rotokawa school to keep warm and dry while also having an amazing time. Fun and exciting activities from 7:30am till 6pm every day onsite at Rotokawa school, we will also be getting out and about for a few exciting trip days. We have session times and prices to suit everyone, and yes, we are MSD approved with WINZ subsidy’s available. So, don’t wait any longer book now to have peace of mind that your child has a safe, fun and exciting school holidays waiting for them on Monday 9th July. It’s as easy as jumping online to www.skids.co.nz and following the quick and easy steps. If you have any questions about our school holiday programme or even our Before & After school programme please feel free to give us a call or txt on 027 800 0159 or email - Rotokawa@skids.co.nz. Have a great week.

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      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Programme

      Don't let the kids go bored these school Holidays! Kid Central Rotorua has an action packed School Holiday Programme that will keep your children entertained while your busy at work or having your time out. With WINZ assistance through OSCAR subsidies, Kid Central Rotorua cater to kids specific age groups which are 5-8s and 9-13s. For more info, go to the Kid Central Rotorua website and register today!

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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

      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.

      20

      Jul 2018

      Holiday Arts Academy for 8 to 12 Year Olds

      Looking for a fun, safe, creative environment for your artistic 8 to 12 year old? Our programme has a focus on quality arts education taught by practicing artists and is for 8 to 12 year olds who love getting creative. We offer a full day 9am to 3pm programme with a 1:10 teaching ratio and amazing local tutors. The cost per day includes all materials - you just need to pack a lunch, water bottle, sunhat, and a smile! The programme: 9 July: Picasso Collage-Paintings with Lisa Meehan 10 July: Cartoon Bear Drawing with Lani Eyles 11 July: Matariki Glow-in-the-Dark Star Painting Lani Eyles 12 July: Fancy & Wild Masks with Lisa Meehan 13 July: Bold, Bright, Printing-Making with Sophie Perry 16 July: Art with Feathers with Helen English 17 July: Poi making, weaving and nature drawings with Lida Harteman 18 July: Snowflakes, snowmen and winter crafts with Helen English 19 July: Make your own Zine with Claudia Latisnere 20 July: Explore Your Fantastic Fingerprint through Collage, Words and Pattern with Nicola Wright

      20

      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

      20

      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.

      20

      Jul 2018

      July School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities - Matariki Kite

      These school holidays the team from Rotorua Museum are based at The Arts Village creating Matariki themed crafts. Bring the whanau down to these fun sessions making kites and getting creative with colouring. These free crafts will be available from Monday 9 until Friday 13 July 2018 and again from Monday 16 until Friday 20 July 2018, 10am until 2pm each day. 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. You might like to grab one of our Matariki Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the Maori New Year – Matariki. 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. Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 22 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 7-22 July Matariki Activity Trail Government Gardens 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 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Jul 2018

      Lego Landmarks: SOLD OUT

      Can the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China be built in one day? Help us recreate famous landmarks with Lego. Venue: Makerspace Ages: 5+ Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: Booking is required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library. Come and enjoy your new library these school 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

      Lego Landmarks: SOLD OUT

      Can the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China be built in one day? Help us recreate famous landmarks with Lego. Venue: Makerspace Ages: 5+ Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: Booking is required. Book online or contact Rotorua Library. Come and enjoy your new library these school 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

      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

      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

      21

      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.

      21

      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 the first of our sponsors: Jasco’s. 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 $40pp 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.