• 24

      Jan 2018

      Autauhinera: Sisterhood

      80 years after the launch of this grassroots organisation an exhibition chronicling Te Arawa Women’s Health League opens at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria on Friday 1 December 2017. The Te Arawa Women’s Health League was founded by district nurse Robina Cameron with the support of Te Arawa elders in the Rotorua District in 1937. The league’s focus was the health of Maori women and children working through marae-based women’s committees. The need for such an organisation was revealed in the words of current league president Hariata Pikea. “Our people and babies were dying, the sanitation was poor, our homes had no water or sewerage, our babies – the mortality rate was so high. I can feel their tears today. Hope arrived in the 1930s, when Kamerana, the little Pakeha nurse, visited us in her Model T Ford and hoihoi (horse).” Stories told in Autauhinera: Sisterhood – Legacies of the Te Arawa Women’s Health League reflect the lives of women and children in the 1930s and early 1940s and reveals the reality of daily life for women at this time, along with the great sense of camaraderie that still holds true today. The exhibition, and related book, is the culmination of two years research led by Dr Laurie Morrison and researcher Raina Meha. Morrison acknowledges the Maori trusts and funding bodies that have made this project possible including the Women’s Health League, Ngati Whakaue Endowment Trust, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Kearoa and Te Roro o Te Rangi Trusts. Rotorua Lakes Council and Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa assisted in research and provision of historical photographs for the book and exhibition.

      24

      Jan 2018

      Kids Go Free These School Holidays

      There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your Family Pass and grab free entry for the kids these school holidays*. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals.

      24

      Jan 2018

      Science In Our Forests

      Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion Crown Research Institute. Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. Scientists will also present a variety of educational talks to inspire and educate you and your future scientists throughout January. Head to our website to check out the awesome list of guest speakers! Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Presented by: Scion

      24

      Jan 2018

      The 200 Show Exhibition

      The 200 Show Exhibition opening and Christmas party will take place on December 1st from 5:30pm - 7pm. All are welcome with food and drink provided and speeches at 6.00pm. Sale of work starts after speeches at 6:15pm. The 200 Show Exhibition is hosted annually with all local artists having the opportunity to enter art work in a variety of mediums. The exhibition extends the full length of both our Mosaic and Cottage galleries. The entry requirements being that all works are priced at $200 or less and 200mm x 200mm in size. The show will exhibit from Saturday 2nd December until Saturday 27th January and is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours. Please note during Summer our hours do adjust. Saturday 2nd December - Saturday 23rd December opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4:30pm Saturdays: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed Wednesday 3rd January - Saturday 31st January opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

      24

      Jan 2018

      8 Ball Night

      Every Wednesday Pool Tables are free. come and bring your friends and family play pool at Mitchell Downs Tavern. Food and Beverage available all time enjoy your time and watch major sporting events Live on Big Screen (including horse races and dog races on TAB Trackside Channels). Nice Garden Bar area to relax in sun shine.

      24

      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

      24

      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

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

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

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      Jan 2018

      Youth Section Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil & Gem Club Meeting

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

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      Jan 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! *January rehearsals will be prep for our performance at the Rotorua A&P show on Saturday 27 January.

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      Jan 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! *January rehearsals will be prep for our performance at the Rotorua A&P show on Saturday 27 January.

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      Jan 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.

      25

      Jan 2018

      Autauhinera: Sisterhood

      80 years after the launch of this grassroots organisation an exhibition chronicling Te Arawa Women’s Health League opens at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria on Friday 1 December 2017. The Te Arawa Women’s Health League was founded by district nurse Robina Cameron with the support of Te Arawa elders in the Rotorua District in 1937. The league’s focus was the health of Maori women and children working through marae-based women’s committees. The need for such an organisation was revealed in the words of current league president Hariata Pikea. “Our people and babies were dying, the sanitation was poor, our homes had no water or sewerage, our babies – the mortality rate was so high. I can feel their tears today. Hope arrived in the 1930s, when Kamerana, the little Pakeha nurse, visited us in her Model T Ford and hoihoi (horse).” Stories told in Autauhinera: Sisterhood – Legacies of the Te Arawa Women’s Health League reflect the lives of women and children in the 1930s and early 1940s and reveals the reality of daily life for women at this time, along with the great sense of camaraderie that still holds true today. The exhibition, and related book, is the culmination of two years research led by Dr Laurie Morrison and researcher Raina Meha. Morrison acknowledges the Maori trusts and funding bodies that have made this project possible including the Women’s Health League, Ngati Whakaue Endowment Trust, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Kearoa and Te Roro o Te Rangi Trusts. Rotorua Lakes Council and Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa assisted in research and provision of historical photographs for the book and exhibition.

      25

      Jan 2018

      Kids Go Free These School Holidays

      There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your Family Pass and grab free entry for the kids these school holidays*. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals.

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      Jan 2018

      Science In Our Forests

      Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion Crown Research Institute. Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. Scientists will also present a variety of educational talks to inspire and educate you and your future scientists throughout January. Head to our website to check out the awesome list of guest speakers! Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Presented by: Scion

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      Jan 2018

      The 200 Show Exhibition

      The 200 Show Exhibition opening and Christmas party will take place on December 1st from 5:30pm - 7pm. All are welcome with food and drink provided and speeches at 6.00pm. Sale of work starts after speeches at 6:15pm. The 200 Show Exhibition is hosted annually with all local artists having the opportunity to enter art work in a variety of mediums. The exhibition extends the full length of both our Mosaic and Cottage galleries. The entry requirements being that all works are priced at $200 or less and 200mm x 200mm in size. The show will exhibit from Saturday 2nd December until Saturday 27th January and is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours. Please note during Summer our hours do adjust. Saturday 2nd December - Saturday 23rd December opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4:30pm Saturdays: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed Wednesday 3rd January - Saturday 31st January opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

      25

      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

      25

      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 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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      Jan 2018

      Poker Card Game

      Poker Card Game every Thursday At Mitchell Downs Tavern from 7:30pm till 10pm. Bring your mates to play Poker Card Game. Limited Number of players allowed. first come first serve base. Range of Food and Beverage available all time. enjoy your card game while watching TAB Track Side Channels and major sporting Events Live On Sky. We have full TAB and Gaming Machines on site to make your night more enjoyable while your stay at our Bar. for more information ring us on 07 347 8706 or 346 0346.

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      Jan 2018

      Autauhinera: Sisterhood

      80 years after the launch of this grassroots organisation an exhibition chronicling Te Arawa Women’s Health League opens at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria on Friday 1 December 2017. The Te Arawa Women’s Health League was founded by district nurse Robina Cameron with the support of Te Arawa elders in the Rotorua District in 1937. The league’s focus was the health of Maori women and children working through marae-based women’s committees. The need for such an organisation was revealed in the words of current league president Hariata Pikea. “Our people and babies were dying, the sanitation was poor, our homes had no water or sewerage, our babies – the mortality rate was so high. I can feel their tears today. Hope arrived in the 1930s, when Kamerana, the little Pakeha nurse, visited us in her Model T Ford and hoihoi (horse).” Stories told in Autauhinera: Sisterhood – Legacies of the Te Arawa Women’s Health League reflect the lives of women and children in the 1930s and early 1940s and reveals the reality of daily life for women at this time, along with the great sense of camaraderie that still holds true today. The exhibition, and related book, is the culmination of two years research led by Dr Laurie Morrison and researcher Raina Meha. Morrison acknowledges the Maori trusts and funding bodies that have made this project possible including the Women’s Health League, Ngati Whakaue Endowment Trust, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Kearoa and Te Roro o Te Rangi Trusts. Rotorua Lakes Council and Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa assisted in research and provision of historical photographs for the book and exhibition.

      26

      Jan 2018

      Kids Go Free These School Holidays

      There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your Family Pass and grab free entry for the kids these school holidays*. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals.

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      Jan 2018

      Science In Our Forests

      Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion Crown Research Institute. Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. Scientists will also present a variety of educational talks to inspire and educate you and your future scientists throughout January. Head to our website to check out the awesome list of guest speakers! Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Presented by: Scion

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      Jan 2018

      The 200 Show Exhibition

      The 200 Show Exhibition opening and Christmas party will take place on December 1st from 5:30pm - 7pm. All are welcome with food and drink provided and speeches at 6.00pm. Sale of work starts after speeches at 6:15pm. The 200 Show Exhibition is hosted annually with all local artists having the opportunity to enter art work in a variety of mediums. The exhibition extends the full length of both our Mosaic and Cottage galleries. The entry requirements being that all works are priced at $200 or less and 200mm x 200mm in size. The show will exhibit from Saturday 2nd December until Saturday 27th January and is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours. Please note during Summer our hours do adjust. Saturday 2nd December - Saturday 23rd December opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4:30pm Saturdays: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed Wednesday 3rd January - Saturday 31st January opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      OSP Open Studios Showcase

      Showcase of the summer arts projects completed by the artists in residence.

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      Jan 2018

      Rotorua Stockcar Club - Club Night

      The Rotorua Stockcar Club Club Nights are a low key event where the adult drivers can try different setups on their cars and generally put in some lap time without pressure of a Championship situation. However, very often these meetings turn into great race nights and are extremely good value for money if you are a speedway fan.

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      Jan 2018

      Karoke Night

      Every Friday we have Karaoke Night starts from 8pm till late. Come and sing along your favorite song with your friends and family. we run courtesy Van for pick up and drop offs for small donation. Wide range of beverages and food available all time. We telecast major sporting events live on big screen. We have Full TAB and gaming machines available your entertainment. Place bets on horses and dogs and watch live on Two Track Side Channels while you enjoys your night out.

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      Jan 2018

      Kids Go Free These School Holidays

      There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your Family Pass and grab free entry for the kids these school holidays*. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals.

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      Jan 2018

      Science In Our Forests

      Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion Crown Research Institute. Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. Scientists will also present a variety of educational talks to inspire and educate you and your future scientists throughout January. Head to our website to check out the awesome list of guest speakers! Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Presented by: Scion

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      Jan 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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      Jan 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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      Jan 2018

      The 200 Show Exhibition

      The 200 Show Exhibition opening and Christmas party will take place on December 1st from 5:30pm - 7pm. All are welcome with food and drink provided and speeches at 6.00pm. Sale of work starts after speeches at 6:15pm. The 200 Show Exhibition is hosted annually with all local artists having the opportunity to enter art work in a variety of mediums. The exhibition extends the full length of both our Mosaic and Cottage galleries. The entry requirements being that all works are priced at $200 or less and 200mm x 200mm in size. The show will exhibit from Saturday 2nd December until Saturday 27th January and is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours. Please note during Summer our hours do adjust. Saturday 2nd December - Saturday 23rd December opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4:30pm Saturdays: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed Wednesday 3rd January - Saturday 31st January opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

      27

      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      The Lyrical New Zealand Tour

      The Lyrical (Karl Smith) has become a rising star of the music scene in Brisbane. The Sunshine State capital has always been a hotbed for new talent in a variety of genres and the acoustic/hip-hop/reggae scene is now no exception to that tradition. Following in the footsteps of Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Michael Franti and Xavier Rudd, The Lyrical reflects the ingenuity and musical aptitude it takes to be a great artist. The "unique blend of beat-boxing meshed with folk guitar and socially conscious lyrics" (City News) is fast becoming one of those artists who demand your attention. Kids are free.

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      Jan 2018

      Kids Go Free These School Holidays

      There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your Family Pass and grab free entry for the kids these school holidays*. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals.

      28

      Jan 2018

      Science In Our Forests

      Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion Crown Research Institute. Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. Scientists will also present a variety of educational talks to inspire and educate you and your future scientists throughout January. Head to our website to check out the awesome list of guest speakers! Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Presented by: Scion

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      Jan 2018

      Rotorua Farmers Market

      The Rotorua Farmers Market sells a range of fresh, local produce and specialty foods from handcrafted wooden barrows. The event also features local musicians each week, creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in the heart of Rotorua.

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      Jan 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.

      28

      Jan 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.

      28

      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      Singles Walk/Run

      Are you single? Wanting to meet other like minded people? Come along to our weekly Sunday walk/run 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 to register and enjoy a pre-walk/run mingle, Walkers - a 2.5km loop, Runners - a double loop 5km. We encourage you to stay and connect afterwards in a social gathering. Mix and mingle, talk to someone new and form some good friendships that may lead to potential relationships. Suitable for 40 plus, pets allowed. For more information please call Viv at 0272703594 or follow us on Facebook.com/singlesfunconnect.

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      Jan 2018

      Singles Walk/Run

      Are you single? Wanting to meet other like minded people? Come along to our weekly Sunday walk/run 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 to register and enjoy a pre-walk/run mingle, Walkers - a 2.5km loop, Runners - a double loop 5km. We encourage you to stay and connect afterwards in a social gathering. Mix and mingle, talk to someone new and form some good friendships that may lead to potential relationships. Suitable for 40 plus, pets allowed. For more information please call Viv at 0272703594 or follow us on Facebook.com/singlesfunconnect.

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      Kids Go Free These School Holidays

      There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your Family Pass and grab free entry for the kids these school holidays*. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals.

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      Jan 2018

      Science In Our Forests

      Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion Crown Research Institute. Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. Scientists will also present a variety of educational talks to inspire and educate you and your future scientists throughout January. Head to our website to check out the awesome list of guest speakers! Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Presented by: Scion

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      Pickleball Rotorua

      Are you looking for a fun, social sport to play no matter what the weather is doing? Pickleball is a fun sport enjoyed by millions of people worldwide, it is a combination of Badminton, Table Tennis and Tennis. Suitable for young and not so young. Come along and give it a go, all gear is supplied, all you need is to wear court shoes. First night free!!!

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      Jan 2018

      Autauhinera: Sisterhood

      80 years after the launch of this grassroots organisation an exhibition chronicling Te Arawa Women’s Health League opens at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria on Friday 1 December 2017. The Te Arawa Women’s Health League was founded by district nurse Robina Cameron with the support of Te Arawa elders in the Rotorua District in 1937. The league’s focus was the health of Maori women and children working through marae-based women’s committees. The need for such an organisation was revealed in the words of current league president Hariata Pikea. “Our people and babies were dying, the sanitation was poor, our homes had no water or sewerage, our babies – the mortality rate was so high. I can feel their tears today. Hope arrived in the 1930s, when Kamerana, the little Pakeha nurse, visited us in her Model T Ford and hoihoi (horse).” Stories told in Autauhinera: Sisterhood – Legacies of the Te Arawa Women’s Health League reflect the lives of women and children in the 1930s and early 1940s and reveals the reality of daily life for women at this time, along with the great sense of camaraderie that still holds true today. The exhibition, and related book, is the culmination of two years research led by Dr Laurie Morrison and researcher Raina Meha. Morrison acknowledges the Maori trusts and funding bodies that have made this project possible including the Women’s Health League, Ngati Whakaue Endowment Trust, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Kearoa and Te Roro o Te Rangi Trusts. Rotorua Lakes Council and Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa assisted in research and provision of historical photographs for the book and exhibition.

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      Jan 2018

      Kids Go Free These School Holidays

      There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Use promo code KIDSGOFREE when purchasing your Family Pass and grab free entry for the kids these school holidays*. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals.

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      Jan 2018

      Science In Our Forests

      Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion Crown Research Institute. Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. Scientists will also present a variety of educational talks to inspire and educate you and your future scientists throughout January. Head to our website to check out the awesome list of guest speakers! Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Presented by: Scion

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      Jan 2018

      Operatunity Presents: Luck of The Irish

      Featuring Operatunity's favourite core artists: Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, with Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano, we kick off the year with a celebration of all that is Irish! Joining them is fiddler, Jessica Hindin, well-known to Operatunity audiences for her incredible talent and pathos as a classical violinist. It is now our pleasure to introduce her Irish fiddling prowess. She spent many years touring North America with an Irish fiddle band and we are delighted to showcase this hidden talent in our mad Irish show. With so many New Zealanders boasting Ireland as part of their ancestry, a concert that showcases the best of the Irish music and the irrepressible Irish spirit warms the heart and rekindles those Irish roots! With Irish dancing, famous haunting ballads, funny ditties and limericks, singalongs, Irish jokes and mad fiddling, the Luck of the Irish promises to be a show to please anyone who has Irish in their blood or a little bit of Irish in their hearts! Call the office toll free on 0508 266 237 to book today! Or visit our website www.operatunity.co.nz All tickets include lunch after the show.

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      Jan 2018

      Operatunity Presents: Luck of The Irish

      Featuring Operatunity's favourite core artists: Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, with Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano, we kick off the year with a celebration of all that is Irish! Joining them is fiddler, Jessica Hindin, well-known to Operatunity audiences for her incredible talent and pathos as a classical violinist. It is now our pleasure to introduce her Irish fiddling prowess. She spent many years touring North America with an Irish fiddle band and we are delighted to showcase this hidden talent in our mad Irish show. With so many New Zealanders boasting Ireland as part of their ancestry, a concert that showcases the best of the Irish music and the irrepressible Irish spirit warms the heart and rekindles those Irish roots! With Irish dancing, famous haunting ballads, funny ditties and limericks, singalongs, Irish jokes and mad fiddling, the Luck of the Irish promises to be a show to please anyone who has Irish in their blood or a little bit of Irish in their hearts! Call the office toll free on 0508 266 237 to book today! Or visit our website www.operatunity.co.nz All tickets include lunch after the show.

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      Jan 2018

      Operatunity Presents: Luck of The Irish

      Featuring Operatunity's favourite core artists: Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, with Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano, we kick off the year with a celebration of all that is Irish! Joining them is fiddler, Jessica Hindin, well-known to Operatunity audiences for her incredible talent and pathos as a classical violinist. It is now our pleasure to introduce her Irish fiddling prowess. She spent many years touring North America with an Irish fiddle band and we are delighted to showcase this hidden talent in our mad Irish show. With so many New Zealanders boasting Ireland as part of their ancestry, a concert that showcases the best of the Irish music and the irrepressible Irish spirit warms the heart and rekindles those Irish roots! With Irish dancing, famous haunting ballads, funny ditties and limericks, singalongs, Irish jokes and mad fiddling, the Luck of the Irish promises to be a show to please anyone who has Irish in their blood or a little bit of Irish in their hearts! Call the office toll free on 0508 266 237 to book today! Or visit our website www.operatunity.co.nz All tickets include lunch after the show.

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.

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      Jan 2018

      New Free-flight Bird Show

      Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show this summer at Rainbow Springs. Our team of exotic birds will be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show! The 30-minute free-flight bird show is a must-see for adults and children and it's free with your Rainbow Springs Day Pass. Stop and have a chat with our bird show presenters after the show to learn more about their bonds with these beautiful, intelligent birds! The Bird Show is twice daily, at 11:30am and 2:30pm, during the school holidays. Save on family fun and grab our Kids Go free deal! Just use promo code KIDSGOFREE online when purchasing your Family Day Pass!* There's lots to see and do these school holidays at Rainbow Springs. Join us in the park for a fun-filled and action-packed day, exploring and learning all about the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Your day pass includes: - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes! Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash ride! - Entry to our exciting new free-flight Bird Show twice daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm! - 10+ close-up animal encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Entry to the new Science in our Forests exhibition presented by Scion! You'll see live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. - Even more fun on our cool kids playpark! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. Terms and conditions: One child free per fully-paying adult. Deal is available for travel between 26th December 2017-6th February 2018 only. Discount available on park entry and kiwi encounter. Not available on Agrodome combos. Not available with any other discounts or deals. Bird Show is weather dependent.