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      May 2018

      Flexi Barre Exercise Class

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles while increasing flexibility in a fun, social class. 3 sessions in Rotorua: - Monday 5-6pm - Monday 6-7pm - Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm (Plus class) You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      May 2018

      Flexi Barre Exercise Class

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles while increasing flexibility in a fun, social class. 3 sessions in Rotorua: - Monday 5-6pm - Monday 6-7pm - Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm (Plus class) You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      May 2018

      Rotorua Scottish Country Dancing - Beginner Classes

      Beginner classes for Scottish Country Dancing during the month of May - every Monday night. Scottish Country Dancing is great for health of heart and mind, no partner required, no special clothes - just soft shoes, lively music, lots of fun and very social.

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      May 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      May 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      May 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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      May 2018

      Shoestring Marketing Workshop

      Would you like to raise the profile of your organisation, but feel like you lack the time and budget to do it well? Are you unsure about where to put your focus or how to make the most of the opportunities you have available? Whether you’re trying to change public perception, raise awareness or are looking for donors, supporters and volunteers, you need to know how to market your message and encourage people to take action. Shoestring Marketing is a one day workshop that unpacks the marketing process and gives you practical ideas for moving people closer to your cause. In this workshop you will discover - What you need to consider in getting people’s attention. How do you cut through the clutter and let people know your organisation exists? - Why people are not banging down your door to get involved. What do people want to know about you before taking action? How can you share that message in a way that sticks? - How you can use your existing marketing channels more effectively. What are some simple ways to maximise your newsletter, website and Facebook page? - Why using local media is still important for non-profit organisations. How can you get yourself in the media spotlight for all the right reasons? - The multitude of marketing opportunities available in your community and the importance of using them to be persistently consistent. - A range of free (or nearly free) tools to help you create professional looking marketing material. - How to create a marketing plan that makes the most of your time and budget. This is a truly practical workshop full of simple ideas that you can immediately put into practice. We guarantee you will find easy, cost effective ways to improve what you’re already doing.

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      May 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      May 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      May 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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      May 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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      May 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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      May 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      May 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      May 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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      May 2018

      Rotorua Night Market Celebrates NZ Music Month

      May is NZ Music Month and throughout the month the Rotorua Night Market's awesome entertainers will be performing either their own songs or music from well-known kiwi musicians and artists. Come on down to the Night Market to hear some of your favourite kiwi tunes and celebrate NZ Music Month. 3 May 2018 Main Stage: Dan Sharp Junction Stage (Te Manawa end): Chris Webber 10 May 2018 Main Stage: Terrence O'Brien Junction Stage (Te Manawa end): Murray Clark 17 May 2018 Main Stage: Chris Webber Junction Stage (Te Manawa end): Lloyd Akroyd 24 May 2018 Main Stage: Matt Barnard Junction Stage (Te Manawa end): Dan Sharp 31 May 2018 Main Stage: Murray Clark Junction Stage (Te Manawa end): Lloyd Akroyd

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      May 2018

      Beer Tasting & Platters with North End Brewing Co.

      Join us for a fantastic night of Beer Tasting and Platters with Guest Brewer, Kieran Haslett-Moore from North End Brewing Co., a small brewery on the Kapiti Coast formed by a brewer, a waiter and a chef. They specialise in aromatic brews that are delicious and food-friendly. Our local favourites include their Iron Sands Oat Rye Stout and Devils Elbow Double IPA, but North End has a host of seasonal/occasional beers and an impressive core range that won't disappoint. As part of our 2018 Strong Beerfest, this night is perfect for anyone interested in home-brewing, tasting or simply drinking beer and listening to the varied anecdotes behind the scenes. Tickets are $20/pp and include Beer Tasting and Platters Ages 18 and over, limited spaces.

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      Jun 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      Jun 2018

      Resemblance

      An exhibition of New works by local artists George Andrews and Toni Armstrong. Toni Armstrong is a figurative artist, whose paintings have emotional and expressionistic overtones. She works in a number of media including oils, acrylic and pastel. Recently selected for the Adams Portraiture award and The Rotorua Museum Award, Toni is an emerging artist making her presence felt in the local art scene. George Andrews is a sculptor who has lived and worked as an artist in Rotorua for many years, he has positively influenced many local artists through his work at Waiariki polytechnic. George is a renowned ceramicist and Bronze sculpture with work in museum and private collections.

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      Jun 2018

      Tomorrow People

      Aotearoa’s favourite ‘BBQ reggae’ band Tomorrow People are hitting the road in celebration of their #1 album BBQ Reggae. The Wellington-based collective achieved the seemingly impossible earlier this year, knocking international superstar Ed Sheeran off the top of the charts, when their latest EP BBQ Reggae debuted at #1 in the Official NZ Music Charts. Now to mark the momentous milestone, Tomorrow People have announced a 10-date nationwide tour, which kicks off in Whangarei at Tiki Tavern on Friday, May 11 and ends in Gisborne at the Cossie Club on Saturday, June 6. Presented by Pato Entertainment and Flava, the extensive tour takes in all corners of the North Island, including Ruakaka, Whakatane, Turangi and Rotorua, and is a way for Tomorrow People to say thanks to their loyal fanbase and the new fans they’ve won over with their unique style of sunshine reggae. They will be adding South Island dates and further North Island dates later in the year. See below for current list of dates and venues. Tomorrow People - Marcus Abraham, Ken Saupese, Hamo Dell, Avina Kelekolio, Duane Te Whetu, Dan Sugrue and Tana Tupai - are one of the country’s most-loved reggae bands, with a string of popular releases to their name, including ‘Souljah Feeling’, ‘Feel Alright’ and ‘Take It Away’. They made headlines when their EP BBQ Reggae toppled Ed Sheeran from the charts and drew praise for releasing single ‘Don’t Wanna Fight It’ in three languages - English, Te Reo and Samoan, as a mark of respect to the band members’ heritage and the diversity of their audience. The band performed a tri-lingual mash-up of the track that went viral on their Facebook page here. Tomorrow People have established themselves as one of New Zealand’s most popular live acts, performing this summer at some of the country’s biggest festivals, from One Love to Homegrown. They’ve also taken their music to the world, with tours across Australia, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Fiji, and Samoa. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Tomorrow People live. Tickets on sale now.

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      Jun 2018

      Diamond Divas

      Tamati Coffey's favourite entry from New Zealand's Got Talent: Amanda Stevenson & Vikki Lee Smith were two vibrant, intelligent solo vocal artists from New Zealand (Aotearoa) when by chance they happened to sing together at a concert, they enjoyed it so much that in 2010 they decided to form Diamond Divas and since then Mandy & Vikki haven’t looked back. There is virtually nothing these ladies can’t sing and this gives them a musical flexibility, which, when coupled with their infectious personalities, creates a powerful and highly entertaining combination. Their musical style can only be described as diverse and ranges from Show tunes to R&B, Disco and Soul to Country and Classic Rock. Over the last 18 months, Diamond Divas have established themselves as one of the premier singing duos in the country which has seen them performing at a wide range of musical events such as community concerts, fundraisers, business expos’ and various music festivals within New Zealand. They also perform backing vocals regularly with Frankie Stevens for many of his live shows throughout the country.

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      Jun 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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      Jun 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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      Jun 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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      Jun 2018

      2018 Okere Falls Store Strong Beerfest

      Praise the monks. The Okere Falls Strong Beer Festival is back in true German style over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Join us for an action-packed night of beer-tasting, bonfires, and live music. In winter, when it’s still too cold to enjoy a lager or pilsner, the beers of choice are dark, strong, malty & warming. These beers were first produced during the ‘Strong Beer Season’ (Starkbierzeit), a tradition begun by 17th century Paulaner monks brewing what they called ‘Holy Father Beer’ (Sankt Vater Bier). For the best experience, we recommend coming with a friend or two and tasting your way through our Strong Beer Passport including a stunning line-up of fantastic beers - dark and malty to flavour packed IPAs. Ciders and Wines and non-alcholic drinks will also be on sale. $20 Adult Entry, 17 & Under allowed admission free of charge when accompanied by their parent or legal guardian 4.30pm - Doors Open 5pm - North of Bombay - An eclectic repertoire including songs from the 60s, original and present day hits performed by a range of ukuleles: 6-string, baritone, bass, concert, soprano, tenor and banjo, resulting in rich, layered music complemented by stunning vocal harmonies. 6.30pm - Native Nations - A husband and wife duo who represent their indigenous roots through original reggae, hip-hop, & soul music. Marcus Ridge is Cherokee, Navajo and Hopi tribal nations and Katerina Pihera-Ridge is born and raised in Rotorua, Aotearoa, with Iwi connections to Te Arawa, Nga Puhi and the Czech Republic 7.45pm - The Noise - those fun guys from Strangely Arousing and Brendan Thomas and the Vibes have put together an awesome group to bring you Classic Rock, Jazz and Funk in cool locations. Brought to you by Funktopia, Acidvill and Jazzarazzmatazz. You might slip, bop, boop and bap your way to happiness if you catch a listen with The Noise. Oh yes they are The Noise Boys of Oh Full Deliciousness. Doors close at 10pm

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      Jun 2018

      Diamond Divas

      Tamati Coffey's favourite entry from New Zealand's Got Talent: Amanda Stevenson & Vikki Lee Smith were two vibrant, intelligent solo vocal artists from New Zealand (Aotearoa) when by chance they happened to sing together at a concert, they enjoyed it so much that in 2010 they decided to form Diamond Divas and since then Mandy & Vikki haven’t looked back. There is virtually nothing these ladies can’t sing and this gives them a musical flexibility, which, when coupled with their infectious personalities, creates a powerful and highly entertaining combination. Their musical style can only be described as diverse and ranges from Show tunes to R&B, Disco and Soul to Country and Classic Rock. Over the last 18 months, Diamond Divas have established themselves as one of the premier singing duos in the country which has seen them performing at a wide range of musical events such as community concerts, fundraisers, business expos’ and various music festivals within New Zealand. They also perform backing vocals regularly with Frankie Stevens for many of his live shows throughout the country.

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      Jun 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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      Jun 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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      Jun 2018

      Felt Your Own Wool Slippers: CANCELLED

      Please see new listing as this event posting has been cancelled. New Location: The Arts Village, Rotorua. $65. While drinking tea, coffee or enjoying a glass of wine, we will be making slippers using an ancient felting technique. The slippers will be made out of wool called roving or carded wool. After we add our own unique design to the surface of the slippers, we will agitate the wool fibers with soap and water. We will continue to agitate the wool using different methods until the fibers intertwine and turn into a strong piece of fabric. The slipper making process requires time and endurance. Everyone will finish at different times. It can take up to six hours but can be done in four hours. You do not have to get wet during this process however, certain character types will enjoy using copious amounts of water so that they can splash around it while whips of wool fly to and fro across the air, spreading wool love across the work space. If this sounds like you, feel free to bring an extra pair of dry clothing. This is an exclusive small group event: - I will lead you through the slipper making process on an individual basis. - Learn advance felting techniques in a beginner style, step by step. - Create your own surface design. Select from a variety of wool bits and other natural fabrics. - Complete a pair of your own wool slippers ready to wear or gift to a friend. Your ticket includes this full event, one on one guided instruction, materials, wool fiber, your finished slippers, tea, coffee, snacks. We will have a lunch break. Food will be available for purchase. Please visit my Facebook page for upcoming events and workshop information.

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      Jun 2018

      Felt Your Own Wool Slippers

      While drinking tea, we will be making slippers using an ancient felting technique. The slippers we will craft will be made out of wool called carded wool. After we add our own unique design to the surface of the slippers, we will agitate the wool fibres with soap and water. We will continue to agitate the wool using different methods until the fibres intertwine and turn into a strong piece of fabric. The slipper making process requires time and endurance. It can take up to six hours but can be done in four hours. You do not have to get wet during this process however, certain character types will enjoy using copious amounts of water so that they can splash around it while whips of wool fly to and fro across the air, spreading wool love across the workspace. If this sounds like you, feel free to bring an extra pair of dry clothing. This is an exclusive small group event: - I will lead you through the slipper making process on an individual basis. - Learn advanced felting techniques in a beginner style, step by step. - Create your own surface design. Select from a variety of wool bits and other natural fabrics. - Complete a pair of your own wool slippers ready to wear or gift to a friend. Your ticket includes this full event, one on one guided instruction, materials, wool fibre, your finished slippers, tea, coffee, snacks. Food will be available for purchase. We will take a lunch break.

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      Jun 2018

      Singles Walk

      Are you single? Wanting to meet other like minded people? Come along to our weekly Sunday Walk where singles can meet and mingle in a fun environment. It's a great way to meet other people in a safe place and it's healthy! Arrive 1/2 hour early for a bit of a mix and mingle before we start walking at 2pm. 1 hour loop or 3km through the Redwood Grove track and beyond. Social group, good networking and connecting with local people. We will help you to connect and break the ice. Suitable for 30 plus, pets allowed. For more information please call Viv at 0272703594 or follow us on Facebook.com/singlesfunconnect.

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      Jun 2018

      ZULU LOVE - South African Harmonies

      Direct from South Africa NZ Tour Autumn 2018 – One performance only “As soon as people saw them, they were bowled over by their incredible talent, infectious enthusiasm and pure joy” – Nelson Mail Zulu Love is a group of musicians based in Soweto, Johannesburg. Their deep rich African harmonies blend traditional styles such as isicathamiya with upbeat African soul music. The singers are truly world class and have sung at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. They have also starred in global touring productions of major South African musicals such as Stimela the Musical and Spirit and Bones. The band members come from different musical backgrounds, from gospel to R&B and traditional music styles such as Isicathamiya. Their music is a fusion of these different styles never losing the flavour of Africa. In Zulu Love’s 2018 show –South African Harmonies- the songs and dance tell of everyday life, love and worship. “In South Africa music and dance go together, it is in our blood. No matter what we are doing we will sing and dance. We dance when we are busy at home, when we work and even at funerals. Music heals our souls, when we are sad music revives our spirits. All in all music is food for life”. “We hope to take the audience to South Africa with our show and put a smile on their faces. If you feel sad, you’ll be happy; if you are happy, you’ll be happier. Zulu Love is there to heal your wounded soul”.