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      Nov 2017

      Podium Rotorua Half Marathon

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

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      Nov 2017

      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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      Nov 2017

      Fight or Flight

      This exhibition combines the work of Nicola Wright and Rebecca Moore. The theme of ‘flight or fight’ links the works of both artists. Wright works in Oamaru stone to create sculptures with movement and energy focusing on native birds. There is harmony implied by the flowing curved forms of Wright’s birds. The stone both anchors and frees the birds and in doing so acts to accentuate their fragility and beauty. Moore’s oil paintings and drawings which delve into the struggle between calm and tension, the impasse between flight and fight, complements Wright’s work. Moore, instead of using birds, uses figures which seem trapped in moments of calm and indecision. An exhibition of Oamaru stone work along with oil paintings enables the exhibition to tap into a wider audience. The links between the works, as well as the artists handling of media to convey the concept of ‘flight or fight’, invites conversation and discussion.

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      Nov 2017

      Weekly Singles Walk/Run Fun Meet

      Are you single? Wanting to meet other like minded people? Come along to our weekly 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, juice and coffee are available from the Mobile Coffee Van on site. 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 over a cup of coffee or juice, talk to someone new and form some good friendships that may lead to potential relationships. Suitable for 30 plus, no children or pets. For more information please call Vivien at 0272703594 or follow us on Facebook.

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      Nov 2017

      Water Based Exercise

      To register or for more information please contact Laurie Breadmore 07 345 6004, Rotorua Support Group.

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      Nov 2017

      Rotorua Mural Symposium 2017

      The Rotorua Mural Symposium is an event where eight talented mural artists, selected by a panel, will each produce a mural measuring almost 5m in length by 2.5m height over a period of a week to be judged on completion.

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      Nov 2017

      After School Art Classes

      These are Art Classes for children, we explore all sorts of mediums, events and create awesome art. Our environment is nonjudgmental and we advocate a peaceful atmosphere for all involved. If you have a child who just seems to be interested in art and not much else, this is the place for you and them!

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      Nov 2017

      Ukulele Classes

      Ukulele classes for four year olds and up. These are fun classes with a twist of magic, the best tutor in Rotorua works here.

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      Nov 2017

      Waikite Boxing & Kickboxing

      Master the correct techniques of a jab, hook, upper cut and rip while getting a great cardio workout that will help you towards your fitness goals. To help promote Men's Health and Support Movember all males are free with a paying female. For any questions contact Josh on 021 049 2631.

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      Nov 2017

      Strength and Tone

      Kickstart your day with a 45-minute weights workout that will help you shed fat and build lean muscle. Workout varies day to day and week to week. To support men's health and Movember, all males free with a paying female. For any questions please contact Josh on 021 049 2631.

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      Nov 2017

      Rotorua Mural Symposium 2017

      The Rotorua Mural Symposium is an event where eight talented mural artists, selected by a panel, will each produce a mural measuring almost 5m in length by 2.5m height over a period of a week to be judged on completion.

      28

      Nov 2017

      Fight or Flight

      This exhibition combines the work of Nicola Wright and Rebecca Moore. The theme of ‘flight or fight’ links the works of both artists. Wright works in Oamaru stone to create sculptures with movement and energy focusing on native birds. There is harmony implied by the flowing curved forms of Wright’s birds. The stone both anchors and frees the birds and in doing so acts to accentuate their fragility and beauty. Moore’s oil paintings and drawings which delve into the struggle between calm and tension, the impasse between flight and fight, complements Wright’s work. Moore, instead of using birds, uses figures which seem trapped in moments of calm and indecision. An exhibition of Oamaru stone work along with oil paintings enables the exhibition to tap into a wider audience. The links between the works, as well as the artists handling of media to convey the concept of ‘flight or fight’, invites conversation and discussion.

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      Nov 2017

      Lunchtime Tai Chi

      Get Outdoors and Active this Spring! Grab your colleagues and escape the demands of the work day with a relaxing and restorative Tai Chi session, guaranteed to bring calm to your afternoon. Open to all ages and abilities; please wear comfortable clothing. Meet by the bike tree at the Village Green. Sessions kindly delivered by volunteers of the Rotorua Taoist Tai Chi Society. If the weather is wet, sessions will be held at the clubrooms, 1227 Haupapa St (next to Knox Engravers). If you have any questions please contact Alison on 021 100 5425.

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      Nov 2017

      After School Art Classes

      These are Art Classes for children, we explore all sorts of mediums, events and create awesome art. Our environment is nonjudgmental and we advocate a peaceful atmosphere for all involved. If you have a child who just seems to be interested in art and not much else, this is the place for you and them!

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      Nov 2017

      Learn to Dance - Adult Beginner Dance Class

      Ceroc Dance modern jive is a social partner dance generally done to chart toppers and old favourites. It is a partner dance that you can dance at parties, pubs, nightclubs, weddings; just about anywhere! On your first night, you will receive a free introductory Class for you and a friend, where you will have a great night out and meet new people! If you wish to continue classes we have available 5 classes for $45. - Start anytime. - Bring a mate. - Complete beginners. - Ceroc is where everyone is welcome - everyone gets to dance! Those that are trying Ceroc Dance for the first time are finding the moves surprisingly easy & enjoyable. Call or text us on 027 9546 716 for more information.

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      Nov 2017

      Play On: After Service by Gavin McGibbon

      Following the funeral of a close friend, Kelvin, Sandra and Victor meet up and reminisce about old times. However when there are questions to be asked about Peter's unexpected and sudden death, it seems there's more to this catch-up than any of them thought. Read by Richard Rugg, Ian Stabler and Simone Walker. Play On is a play reading series of New Zealand work presented by local performers. Entry is by koha. Seating is limited so get there early to get a good spot and take advantage of happy hour from 5pm – 7pm and tasty Taco Tuesday! Note: some language and content may offend. Running time approx. 90 minutes. Presented by: Big Picture Minor Deets by arrangement with Playmarket

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      Nov 2017

      Up and Active

      Get Outdoors and Active this Spring! Beat the sun out of bed and join a keen bunch for a 3.2km cycle, run or walk to the top of Mountain rd. You choose what you want to do and work at your own pace and fitness level. Please wear comfortable clothes and trainers, and bring a water bottle. Contact Josh for starting location on Mountain Road. For any questions please contact Josh on 021 049 2631.

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      Nov 2017

      Rotorua Mural Symposium 2017

      The Rotorua Mural Symposium is an event where eight talented mural artists, selected by a panel, will each produce a mural measuring almost 5m in length by 2.5m height over a period of a week to be judged on completion.

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      Nov 2017

      Rotorua Christmas At the Races

      Join Rotorua Racecourse at Christmas time with this special festive favourite. Treat your friends, family or colleagues to a fun filled day out at Rotorua Christmas at the Races with great food, thrilling thoroughbred racing action and heaps of spot prizes. Book your Christmas at the Races Party by 31st August 2017 and you’re in the draw to win the cost of your Christmas Party up to $1000! There are two $1000 prizes to be won - a North Island prize and a South Island prize* *Terms and Conditions apply.

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      Nov 2017

      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.

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      Nov 2017

      Lunchtime Tai Chi

      Get Outdoors and Active this Spring! Grab your colleagues and escape the demands of the work day with a relaxing and restorative Tai Chi session, guaranteed to bring calm to your afternoon. Open to all ages and abilities; please wear comfortable clothing. Meet by the bike tree at the Village Green. Sessions kindly delivered by volunteers of the Rotorua Taoist Tai Chi Society. If the weather is wet, sessions will be held at the clubrooms, 1227 Haupapa St (next to Knox Engravers). If you have any questions please contact Alison on 021 100 5425.

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      Nov 2017

      After School Art Classes

      These are Art Classes for children, we explore all sorts of mediums, events and create awesome art. Our environment is nonjudgmental and we advocate a peaceful atmosphere for all involved. If you have a child who just seems to be interested in art and not much else, this is the place for you and them!

      29

      Nov 2017

      Waikite Boxing & Kickboxing

      Master the correct techniques of a jab, hook, upper cut and rip while getting a great cardio workout that will help you towards your fitness goals. To help promote Men's Health and Support Movember all males are free with a paying female. For any questions contact Josh on 021 049 2631.

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      Nov 2017

      Salsa Dance Classes

      Salsa Classes in Rotorua. Greydis is an internationally accredited professional Latin dancer, tutor and Choreographer. Her passion is to share her experience and knowledge of dance. Starting: Wednesday 18th October - 13th December (9 weeks). - Beginners Salsa 6-7PM -Learn the basic fundamentals of Cuban Salsa Followed by... - Improvers 7-8PM - Learn simple turns and combinations to grow your dance style. - Intermediate 8-9PM -Learn complex moves and styling to enhance your dance skills.... Greydis' fun loving approach to teaching, her energy and passion, combined with her strong cultural background makes her an inspirational teacher and mentor for all beginners and anyone who would like to dance. The best things in life start with the smallest steps. Email - Greydisdance@gmail.com

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      Nov 2017

      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 (note the new start time!) 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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      Nov 2017

      Lauren Nottingham/Mark Donlon Project

      Lauren Nottingham/Mark Donlon Project (NZ/UK) Fresh from a spell in Berlin, New Zealand Jazz singer Lauren Nottingham has teamed up with UK pianist/composer Mark Donlon to present Rotorua with a compelling program of Jazz spanning genres, languages and cultures. Their collaborations in 2016 saw the release of Donlon’s album Shadowbird (Fuzzymoon Records UK), with Lauren featuring alongside award-winning Australian Saxophonist Jamie Oehlers. From German Gypsy-Jazz to re-interpretations of songs by Madonna and David Bowie, and also original tunes from Shadowbird, this dynamic international collaboration is not to be missed. Mark Donlon - piano Lauren Nottingham - vocals Mark Lockett - drums Chris Beernink - bass Tickets: $20 cash on the door or through Eventfinda. About Mark Donlon: Mark Donlon is a renowned British pianist, composer and educator who has performed all over the world and is currently based in New Zealand. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). Recent and upcoming album releases include Southern Shift, which is an album of improvised solo piano pieces and Between Moons - a duo album with New-York based, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Alex Sipiagin. 2017 will see the release of Tales From The Diaspora - a quintet album recorded in New York featuring Seamus Blake, Alex Sipiagin, Donald Edwards and Boris Kozlov. In 2016 he released Shadowbird, the debut album by his Australasian group, which features Australian saxophonist Jamie Oehlers and the emerging young New Zealand singer Lauren Nottingham. He has performed with artists such as George Coleman, The Machito Orchestra, Maceo Parker, Dave Valentin, Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone, to mention but a few. He has also had a significant involvement in Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz, performing with leading international figures from that idiom in the USA and Europe. He moved to New Zealand in 2013 to take up the post of Senior Lecturer in Jazz at the New Zealand School of Music, where he teaches Jazz improvisation and Jazz piano along with being a busy performer and composer. ‘A fabulously gifted pianist’ (Manchester Evening News - Alan Brownlee) ‘Brilliant, focused playing’ (The Times – Alyn Shipton) ‘Streaming up-tempo freedom, at times suggestive of the implacable precision of early Paul Bley... Donlon’s take on ‘My Foolish Heart’ and ‘Recorda Me’ was a revelation' (The Guardian – John Fordham) About Lauren: Lauren Nottingham is a New Zealand singer with a multifarious background, drawing on a diverse stylistic palette of music including Jazz, Progressive Rock, Choral music and Contemporary Pop. A Jazz graduate of the New Zealand School of Music, Lauren’s innate association with jazz lies at the root of her musicality. As well as travelling around Europe as a member of the award-winning New Zealand Youth Choir, Lauren is the lead singer of NZ Math Rock/Jazz Fusion band MultiPlayer, which released their debut album Once The Show Begins in 2016. Having recently returned from living in Berlin, she began collaborating with UK pianist/composer Mark Donlon resulting in the album Shadowbird (Fuzzymoon Records UK). ‘Quick-fire lyrics, skillfully sung’ – NZ Musician Magazine ‘Nottingham’s effortless delivery of what can only be described as hellish vocal lines is truly a marvel’ – iTunes review ‘Her whimsical and jovial aura provides balance to the worldly, grounded and relatable lyrics’ – iTunes review

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      Nov 2017

      Strength and Tone

      Kickstart your day with a 45-minute weights workout that will help you shed fat and build lean muscle. Workout varies day to day and week to week. To support men's health and Movember, all males free with a paying female. For any questions please contact Josh on 021 049 2631.

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      Nov 2017

      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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      Nov 2017

      Latin Body Sculpt - Fitness Class

      'Morning Fitness' is the best way to start the Day! This is the ultimate fitness package! Utilizing Greydis's experience and knowledge of dance and fitness training, Greydis has created a body sculpt workout aimed to help shape and tone your body. It is a fun and inspirational exercise class which will have you wanting more! Join the fun! $90 - 9 classes/Term concession or casual $12.00 Email - Greydisdance@gmail.com

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      Nov 2017

      Rotorua Mural Symposium 2017

      The Rotorua Mural Symposium is an event where eight talented mural artists, selected by a panel, will each produce a mural measuring almost 5m in length by 2.5m height over a period of a week to be judged on completion.

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      Nov 2017

      Divorce Lawyers Australia

      These laws are Commonwealth laws and apply in the same way throughout every State and Territory in Australia, with some minor changes in Western Australia.

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      Nov 2017

      Childrens Dance - Little Groovers 3-4 Years

      Ideal for pre-school children who love to dress up like a ballerina or super hero. It is designed to encourage and develop the vivid imagination of a child, using dance games, props, story lines, themes and songs to introduce children to the world of dance. Email - Greydisdance@gmail.com

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      Nov 2017

      Ballet & Contemporary Dance - Greydis Dance

      Ballet & Contemporary (5 – 6 years). Suitable for children who have a passion for movement and are ready to learn the fundamentals of basic ballet and contemporary techniques, in a fun and friendly environment while developing creativity, self-expression and confidence. Email - Greydisdance@gmail.com

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      Nov 2017

      Lyrical Dance - Greydis Dance

      Lyrical Dance (7 -10) years. This class combines the principles of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. It is designed to build technique, strength, flexibility and balance as well as develop improvisation skills, coordination and musicality. Inspiring children to develop their ‘unique flavor’. Email - greydisdance@gmail.com.

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      Nov 2017

      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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      Nov 2017

      Latin Fusion - Greydis Dance

      11 - 14 years. This is a fantastic opportunity for our children to learn the fundamentals of Latin Dance. In this class students will be immersed into the world of Latin dance. We will cover the fundamentals of various styles as well as focusing on technique, performance, and self-expression Greydis is an Internationally accredited Latin Dancer and teacher. Bringing everything needed to help our children share their passion for dance. Lets help our children shine through the world of Dance. For further information: Email - greydisdance@gmail.com. Contact - 021 0627123

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      Nov 2017

      Talita Tavares Brazilian Zouk Class

      Zouk has captured the hearts of many people around the world and has been called "the dance of love". With its strong, flowing movements, Zouk attracts people who are generally strong and grounded and looking for a dance that emphasizes inter-dependent partner interaction. The dance is close with an intimate partner connection. Dancers often deviate from the general rhythm to allow for musical interpretation. The pace of the dance is generally slow and smooth. Brazilian born Talita Tavares has danced since she was 18 years old. Talita trained at the prestigious Jaime Arôxa Dance School in Rio de Janiero, she started her own dance school Movimento in 2006 and returned to teach with Jaime Arôxa in 2009. Talita has travelled the world teaching and performing and now resides in New Zealand. Enjoy Talita's easy and enjoyable teaching style. Learn to dance in a fun and supportive community.

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      Nov 2017

      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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      Dec 2017

      Rotorua Mural Symposium 2017

      The Rotorua Mural Symposium is an event where eight talented mural artists, selected by a panel, will each produce a mural measuring almost 5m in length by 2.5m height over a period of a week to be judged on completion.

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      Dec 2017

      Mudtopia Festival

      New Zealand’s first Mudtopia Festival, held 1-3 December, is where partying, pampering and playing collide to create unforgettable experiences…all in 100% Kiwi mud! Inspired by one of the world’s most unusual and immersive festivals—Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival—Mudtopia is set to become an iconic ‘must do’ event on the global festival calendar. Get down and dirty in the Mud Arena, Mud Games zone and Mud Run, unwind with wellness and spa experiences in the Mud Day Spa, relax with great food and licensed areas or enjoy world-class live music across three days from Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Jason Kerrison, Jupiter Project, Aroha, Hamish Crocker, Illbaz, Melowdownz and more. The Saturday night R18 concert features performances from legendary Kiwi drum 'n bass group Shapeshifter, Australian duo Peking Duk and DJ Chores. Choose your 3-day access ticket: - Mud Pass (adult or under 18) - Mud Pass + R18 concert - Family Pass (2 x adults and 2 x under 18) Tickets on sale now!

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      Dec 2017

      Mudtopia Festival

      New Zealand’s first Mudtopia Festival, held 1-3 December, is where partying, pampering and playing collide to create unforgettable experiences…all in 100% Kiwi mud! Inspired by one of the world’s most unusual and immersive festivals—Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival—Mudtopia is set to become an iconic ‘must do’ event on the global festival calendar. Get down and dirty in the Mud Arena, Mud Games zone and Mud Run, unwind with wellness and spa experiences in the Mud Day Spa, relax with great food and licensed areas or enjoy world-class live music across three days from Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Jason Kerrison, Jupiter Project, Aroha, Hamish Crocker, Illbaz, Melowdownz and more. The Saturday night R18 concert features performances from legendary Kiwi drum 'n bass group Shapeshifter, Australian duo Peking Duk and DJ Chores. Choose your 3-day access ticket: - Mud Pass (adult or under 18) - Mud Pass + R18 concert - Family Pass (2 x adults and 2 x under 18) Tickets on sale now!

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      Dec 2017

      Ukelele Classes

      Ukulele classes with the fun factor in the relaxed setting of the Rotorua Children's Art House.

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      Dec 2017

      The 200 Show Exhibition

      The 200 Show Exhibition opening and Christmas party will take place on December 1st from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. All welcome, doors open at 5:30pm, food and drink provided, with speeches at 6:00pm and sales opening immediately after 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: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Please note: During the summer our opening hours do adjust slightly closing on Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Summer hours: 3rd - 31st January, Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm.

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      Dec 2017

      Christmas Passport to Party

      The Christmas parties are departing. Hurry, we're taking deposits to secure spots so don't miss your flight... Get your travel-groove on, team! Your departure dates have been confirmed for the best Christmas Party in town! Celebrate the end-of-year by globe trotting off to your dream destination... So grab your passport, throw on your best threads, and get ready to party in your happy place! Stay tuned for more details on what we have in store for you this year... It's out of this world! Boarding: 7pm sharp Dinner, drink on arrival, theming and entertainment til' midnight. Book now or call Blue Baths. Tickets on sale now!

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      Dec 2017

      Fire in the Meth Lab

      Australian comedian and storyteller Jon Bennett (Pretending Things are a Cock, My Dad’s Deaths) has landed in New Zealand and is touring his insane and incredible Fire in the Meth Lab around the country. Jon is a multi-award winning performer and a powerhouse of guts and gusto. His stories are meaningful, bizarre, hilarious and true – Fire in the Meth Lab is no exception. Dear Brother, How’s jail? How many cigarettes does it cost for a picture of a naked lady? I’ve written a show about you, is that okay? You’re in jail so you can’t really say no. Love, Jon. Fire in the Meth Lab is a shocking and chaotic story of drug dealers, bikers, high-speed car chases, fights, crime, prison, vomit, exploding houses, and even cancer. It sounds outrageous but the show also explores brotherly relationships and how siblings with the same upbringing can choose very separate paths with charismatic hilarity and heart-warming, poignant reflection. “Bennett has an uncanny and unnerving ability to make you crease up with laughter before dropping a perfectly timed bombshell. ????” - Time Out (UK) Wellington-based comedian Rhian Wood-Hill is joining Jon on the road following the success of his nation-wide tour of How I Met My Father. Wood-Hill has some tall tales to tell about his time as a professional poker player – but he isn’t bluffing. “Rhian's unpretentiously direct approach to relating his personal tale is immediately engaging” –Theatreview Needless to say, the whole night is going to be wild. **Best Performance Winner (Victoria Fringe, 2016) **Sell Out Show Award Winner (Orlando Fringe, 2014) **Audience Best in Venue Fringe Award Winner (Orlando Fringe, 2014) **Just for Laughs Award nomination for Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe, 2014) **Pick of the Fringe Runner up (Victoria Fringe, 2016) **Favorite Comedy Runner up (Victoria Fringe, 2016) **Favorite Spoken Word/Storytelling Runner up (Victoria Fringe, 2016) **Favorite Solo Show Runner up (Victoria Fringe, 2016) **Best Comedy Award Nominee (Perth Fringe World, 2014) $20 cash door sales also available.

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      Dec 2017

      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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      Dec 2017

      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. Funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library.

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      Dec 2017

      Rotorua Mural Symposium 2017

      The Rotorua Mural Symposium is an event where eight talented mural artists, selected by a panel, will each produce a mural measuring almost 5m in length by 2.5m height over a period of a week to be judged on completion.

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      Dec 2017

      Mudtopia Festival

      New Zealand’s first Mudtopia Festival, held 1-3 December, is where partying, pampering and playing collide to create unforgettable experiences…all in 100% Kiwi mud! Inspired by one of the world’s most unusual and immersive festivals—Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival—Mudtopia is set to become an iconic ‘must do’ event on the global festival calendar. Get down and dirty in the Mud Arena, Mud Games zone and Mud Run, unwind with wellness and spa experiences in the Mud Day Spa, relax with great food and licensed areas or enjoy world-class live music across three days from Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Jason Kerrison, Jupiter Project, Aroha, Hamish Crocker, Illbaz, Melowdownz and more. The Saturday night R18 concert features performances from legendary Kiwi drum 'n bass group Shapeshifter, Australian duo Peking Duk and DJ Chores. Choose your 3-day access ticket: - Mud Pass (adult or under 18) - Mud Pass + R18 concert - Family Pass (2 x adults and 2 x under 18) Tickets on sale now!

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      Dec 2017

      Mudtopia Festival

      New Zealand’s first Mudtopia Festival, held 1-3 December, is where partying, pampering and playing collide to create unforgettable experiences…all in 100% Kiwi mud! Inspired by one of the world’s most unusual and immersive festivals—Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival—Mudtopia is set to become an iconic ‘must do’ event on the global festival calendar. Get down and dirty in the Mud Arena, Mud Games zone and Mud Run, unwind with wellness and spa experiences in the Mud Day Spa, relax with great food and licensed areas or enjoy world-class live music across three days from Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Jason Kerrison, Jupiter Project, Aroha, Hamish Crocker, Illbaz, Melowdownz and more. The Saturday night R18 concert features performances from legendary Kiwi drum 'n bass group Shapeshifter, Australian duo Peking Duk and DJ Chores. Choose your 3-day access ticket: - Mud Pass (adult or under 18) - Mud Pass + R18 concert - Family Pass (2 x adults and 2 x under 18) Tickets on sale now!

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      Dec 2017

      Kids Art Class: Upcycled Holiday Gifts

      Make something good for the environment, good for your conscience and good to give this year. Using upcycled t-shirts, we will make Good-e-Bags, and wrap them in a recycled paper wrap around as good-to-the-planet Christmas gifts. All materials included.* Taught by local artist Nicola Wright. Taught by local artist Nicola Wright. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit online.

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      Dec 2017

      Kids Art Class: Upcycled Holiday Gifts

      Make something good for the environment, good for your conscience and good to give this year. Using upcycled t-shirts, we will make Good-e-Bags, and wrap them in a recycled paper wrap around as good-to-the-planet Christmas gifts. All materials included.* Taught by local artist Nicola Wright. Taught by local artist Nicola Wright. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit online.

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      Dec 2017

      Maggie Covell: Artist Talk

      On Saturday 2/12 Rotorua based visual artist Maggie Covell will be discussing her latest project an illustrated book, The Fierce little Handbook of Women A-Z. A book which celebrates the trailblazers, innovators, rebels and the creative visionaries. A book designed to offer an alternative set of idols and to embrace creative difference. She will also discuss this project in relation to her practice and how the project will benefit and empower the community. The book is going to be stocked through local retailer McLeods Booksellers but will also be available to purchase on the night. So please join us for a great evening with live music performances by The Something Quartet and Paul Cathro. Numbers are limited so please RSVP to - maggie.covell.art@gmail.com or register on eventfinda to reserve your spot! Proudly sponsored by, Creative Communities Scheme, Volcanic Hills Winery, Lion breweries, Advocate Printing and Liberty Growers. 5:30pm live music performance by Paul Cathro 6pm Maggie Covell : Artist Talk 630pm live music performance by The Something Quartet. There will also be a section of beverages and nibbles courtesy of our amazing sponsors. For further information please contact: maggie.covell.art@gmail.com Maggie Covell is a graduate from the University of Otago with a BA in Art History and Theory and English Literature and a Hons degree in Art History and Theory. In 2013, Covell cofounded the arts trust Glorybox (Dunedin Based) which became synonymous with live music and art as pop-up events. Covell has also been involved with the Dunedin Fringe festival, DSA (Dunedin Street Art), Artery and was student curator for OUSA/University of Otago Art Week. For more information visit the above websites. Paul Cathro is a musician and songwriter from Dunedin, NZ. As frontman and lead songwriter for Alizarin Lizard, Paul has blazed a trail all over the country on mammoth tours and released two albums of unique psychedelic pop songs. He also plays in intellectual indie favourites Ha the Unclear & co-founded the sleazy pop rock band, Fat Children. The Something Quartet are an alt-pop orchestra, who switch fluidly between crunchy rock riffs and swells of delicate melody with an experimental edge. Members have included: Theo Francis, Benjamin Sargeant, Paul Cathro, Chris Miller, Samdrub Dawa and Amanda Konijn. Located in the Monarch Room of Princess Gate Hotel.

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      Dec 2017

      Christmas Passport to Party

      The Christmas parties are departing. Hurry, we're taking deposits to secure spots so don't miss your flight... Get your travel-groove on, team! Your departure dates have been confirmed for the best Christmas Party in town! Celebrate the end-of-year by globe trotting off to your dream destination... So grab your passport, throw on your best threads, and get ready to party in your happy place! Stay tuned for more details on what we have in store for you this year... It's out of this world! Boarding: 7pm sharp Dinner, drink on arrival, theming and entertainment til' midnight. Book now or call Blue Baths. Tickets on sale now!