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      Jun 2018

      Screenprint Workshop: Print Your Own Poster!

      This two-day six-hour workshop teaches students the process of screenprinting with the use of light sensitive emulsion. With no experience necessary this workshop offers a breakdown of all you need to know to start printing and every student will learn how to create their own artwork from start to finish. You will learn how to: - Prepare your artwork positive - Prep your screen ready to expose - Print at least one edition of your poster Workshop times are as follows: 23rd June: 10am - 1pm & 24th June: 1pm - 4pm To enrol please read our workshop information sheet and fill out the enrolment form. Both are available to download on our website at www.winifredslane.com/workshopdetails If you have any questions about the workshops feel free to email us at hello@winifredslane.com or call us on 021 224 1120. Visit us at www.winifredslane.com, or follow us on instagram @ Winifred's Lane.

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      Jun 2018

      Passionata

      Selwyn Wright, pianist and vocalist, and his wife Mary, also a well-known vocalist, have formed a keyboard and vocal duo called Passionata. They bring a dynamic interpretation to their classical and jazz repertoire. At the core of every song lies a desire of the heart. Using more than fifty years experience on the world’s stages, Selwyn and Mary paint these universal understandings of love and loss, uncertainty and hope, and laughter and joy comprising the human condition. Their sparkling contemporary arrangements utilise a palette of tonal colours drawn from classical elegance, dramatic musicals, tender television and motion picture themes, romantic popular ballads and high-energy jazz standards. Passionata entertains by inviting audiences to share the rich tapestry of emotions woven from the heights and depths that compose the fabric of life. Drop by our elegant Dukes Bar & Restaurant and enjoy some light entertainment while you enjoy lunch, high tea, or even just a drink and nibbles.

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      Jun 2018

      Singles Walk: CANCELLED

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

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      Jun 2018

      Passionata

      Selwyn Wright, pianist and vocalist, and his wife Mary, also a well-known vocalist, have formed a keyboard and vocal duo called Passionata. They bring a dynamic interpretation to their classical and jazz repertoire. At the core of every song lies a desire of the heart. Using more than fifty years experience on the world’s stages, Selwyn and Mary paint these universal understandings of love and loss, uncertainty and hope, and laughter and joy comprising the human condition. Their sparkling contemporary arrangements utilise a palette of tonal colours drawn from classical elegance, dramatic musicals, tender television and motion picture themes, romantic popular ballads and high-energy jazz standards. Passionata entertains by inviting audiences to share the rich tapestry of emotions woven from the heights and depths that compose the fabric of life. Drop by our elegant Dukes Bar & Restaurant and enjoy some light entertainment while you enjoy lunch, high tea, or even just a drink and nibbles.

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      Jun 2018

      Archival Film Screening - In and Around Rotorua (1927 -1954)

      Join the Friends of Rotorua Museum for a special screening of historical film footage on Sunday 24 June 2018 at 2pm. View the surviving film reel of the 1925 film The Romance of Hinemoa, together with a 1930’s guided tour through Whakarewarewa with Guide Rangi. Take a visit to New Zealand’s famous Rotorua Spa and a steam train journey from Wellington to Auckland via Rotorua in 1939. Sneak a peek at wartime New Zealand in 1943 as women on the home front took over the work of men away at war. The screening will take place at Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust Rooms (1358 Eruera Street, Rotorua) with tea, coffee, and biscuits provided. Tickets are on sale at Rotorua Lakes Council reception from 23 May and cost $10 for Friends members or $15 for non-members. Seats are limited. For more information contact: Julie Parsons; email Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 7823. Footage courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision depositors and Te Arawa Trust, from material preserved and made available by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision Image credit: S2708 The Romance of Hinemoa, 1927. Maata Hurihanganui as Hinemoa and Mat Hona as Tutanekai. Courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision. Presented by: Friends of Rotorua Museum

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      Jun 2018

      He Aka Pikirangi

      On Monday 18 June, a new programme, He Aka Pikirangi, will be launched. He Aka Pikirangi will be solely in te reo Maori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Under Fives can reach new heights with He Aka Pikirangi. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. These fun, developmental sessions are solely in te reo Maori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Aka Pikirangi supports and fosters the use of te reo Maori, a connection to te ao Maori and the development of many other skills. Come along – korero Maori, read, dance, rock and create!

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      Jun 2018

      Grey Power Rotorua Annual General Meeting

      Grey Power Rotorua will be holding its Annual General meeting in order to report on the year's activities, and elect a new committee for the 2018/2019 year. Fletcher Tabuteau, Deputy Leader of New Zealand First will deliver the key note address entitled "200 days on" at 1pm. Members of the public, whether members of Grey Power Rotorua or not are welcome to attend the key note address. This will be followed by a brief opportunity to meet with Fletcher Tabuteau and committee members, after which the meeting will be closed for the Annual General Meeting of members.

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      Jun 2018

      Flexi Barre Exercise Class

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

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      Jun 2018

      Flexi Barre Exercise Class

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

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      Jun 2018

      Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018

      The Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018 is a series of tech themed activities over three days, Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 June, to help businesses launch, grow and scale with tech. It includes - Free tech-fueled clinics, leveraging the skills and experience of local businesses and experts - Free co-working at Firestation. - Free evening Rotorua X Connect event with founder of SwipedOn, Hadleigh Ford, sharing his journey of launching a successful global tech business. Event schedule: 26 June 2018 - 9-10am - Tracking online marketing ROI - David Remmerswaal from Dubzz Digital Marketing - 11-12pm - Protect your IP - Mark Copeland from Mark Copeland Lawyers - 1-2pm - Photography for digital marketing - Mead Norton from Mead Norton Photography - 3-4pm - Unleashing Innovation - Darren McGarvie from Firestation 27th June 2018 - 9-10am - Best apps to use for Marketing - Rachael McGarvie from Firestation - 11-12pm - Going Global from Rotorua - Ali Pottinger and Kerry Suter from Squadrun - 1-2pm - Raising Angel Investment - Julian So - Angel Investor and CFO of tech business Swipedon - 5:30-7pm - Rotorua X Connect - Scaling a tech business - Guest Speaker: founder Hadleigh Ford from SwipedOn 28th June 2018 - 8.30-9.30am - Getting your head around virtual reality - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 10-11am - Virtual reality applications for tourism - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 12-1pm - Virtual Reality Showcase - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 2-3pm - Growing a digital platform - Steve Holmes and Bobby Howard from YouthHub - 4-5pm - The ins & outs of electric vehicles - Jason Diprose from Energy One For more information about each session visit - www.thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Tracking Online Marketing ROI

      Why tracking your online ROI is crucial for start-up success with David Remmerswaal from Dubzz Digital Marketing. More often than not, when starting a business cash is tight and there are so many things you need to do. A key part of any business is finding customers – but how do you know where to allocate those limited resources. Join David from Dubzz and learn about why tracking your online marketing ROI is crucial to success, and how you can ensure you are putting your time and money into the right place to achieve your goals. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. To see the schedule of all events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers? supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Jun 2018

      Operatunity Presents: Shake, Rattle & Roll

      The 50’s and 60’s introduced a liberating new beat, a more enveloping style of music, a greater zest for life and a more contagious invitation to dance than ever before. It gave us some of the greatest artists of all time and started the frenzy of crazed fans, fanatical adoration and even panty throwing! We rock around the clock to the greatest hits of the era showcasing many of its different genres including Rock ‘n Roll, crooners, swing and pop! Starring iconic New Zealand artists like Suzanne Lynch (The Chicks), Pat Urlich (Peking Man) and joined by our own Operatunity favourite core artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo with band, we are in for a shaking, rattling and rolling good time! 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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      Jun 2018

      Operatunity Presents: Shake, Rattle & Roll

      The 50’s and 60’s introduced a liberating new beat, a more enveloping style of music, a greater zest for life and a more contagious invitation to dance than ever before. It gave us some of the greatest artists of all time and started the frenzy of crazed fans, fanatical adoration and even panty throwing! We rock around the clock to the greatest hits of the era showcasing many of its different genres including Rock ‘n Roll, crooners, swing and pop! Starring iconic New Zealand artists like Suzanne Lynch (The Chicks), Pat Urlich (Peking Man) and joined by our own Operatunity favourite core artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo with band, we are in for a shaking, rattling and rolling good time! 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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      Jun 2018

      Protect Your IP

      Protect your IP with Mark Copeland from Mark Copeland Lawyers. Mark will present in an interactive way about the various types of formal IP protection available, and when you might best use them to keep your IP from being stolen or abused. He will also talk about properly managing your IP, in all its forms, recognising the value it provides to your business. Mark is a senior commercial lawyer, with over 25 years’ experience advising NZ and international clients in IP protection and infringement matters. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Counciland delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Jun 2018

      Photography for Digital Marketing

      Photography for Digital Marketing with Mead Norton from Mead Norton Photography. Great imagery and video are essential for your digital marketing. This session focusses on using your smart phone to drive the imagery for your social media accounts. Mead Norton, a professional photographer and social media master, will facilitate this session to show the tricks he uses to generate work through his social media channels. He will demonstrate how he captures images on both his DSLR camera and smart phone and the editing process he uses to quickly post images on the go to all his social media channels. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Unleashing Innovation

      Unleashing Innovation with Darren McGarvie from Firestation. Learn about The Innovator’s Method — a set of tools emerging from lean start-up, design thinking, and agile software development that are revolutionising how new ideas are created, refined, and brought to market. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      The Selwyn Bennett Speech Contest

      The Lunchtime Toastmasters Club are hosting this year’s Selwyn Bennett Trophy - Tall Tales Contest the theme will be: "Hunting Your Taniwha". This will be a fun night which full of entertaining speeches by local Toastmasters. Come along and help make this a great Mid-winter get-together. Price includes light refreshment. Guests are welcome. Bookings are essential email: lunchtime@toastmasters.org.nz

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      Jun 2018

      Play On: Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die by Abby Howells

      A control-freak, a celebrity-obsessed dynamo and a socially phobic fan fiction writer have one thing in common: Benedict Cumberbatch. When they hear that Sherlock Holmes himself is making a trip to New Zealand, they devise a show in the hope he will come and see it and fall in love with them. Makes perfect sense, right? Play on is a live script reading series of New Zealand plays. It's unrehearsed, unpredictable and unmissable. Join us for the first time at the Eric Bridgeman Room at The Arts Village. Tickets are just $5 and you can purchase them at http://bigpictureminordeets.com/events/play-on-benedict-cumberbatch-must-die/ Read by Angela Frank, Alison Jones and Simone Walker. Come along to hear a live script reading of this play, and pick up some dinner from AVC - the on-site cafe at the Arts Village. Presented by Big Picture Minor Deets by arrangement with Playmarket NZ.

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      Jun 2018

      Ol' King Cole NZ Tour

      Ol’ King Cole brings you the hits of the great Nat ‘King’ Cole & his trio. Performing the sounds of many other great tunes & artists of his era & more! Ol’ King Cole are a Wellington based Jazz trio lead by Piano/Vocalist, Louis Thompson-Munn. The drum-less trio perform music inspired by the great Nat ‘King’ Cole and other artists of his era, specifically with a focus on Nat’s early trio which ran from 1943 – 1950. Louis is joined by Thomas Botting on double bass joining the trio from Sydney, and Callum Allardice on guitar (The Jac). A brilliant, lively performance is always a guarantee with the spirit of the old house band alive, before TVs in bars and when people would dance the night away! This tour Ol' King Cole are also releasing their debut album 'The Best Man' featuring the works of the great Nat King Cole Trio.

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      Jun 2018

      Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018

      The Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018 is a series of tech themed activities over three days, Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 June, to help businesses launch, grow and scale with tech. It includes - Free tech-fueled clinics, leveraging the skills and experience of local businesses and experts - Free co-working at Firestation. - Free evening Rotorua X Connect event with founder of SwipedOn, Hadleigh Ford, sharing his journey of launching a successful global tech business. Event schedule: 26 June 2018 - 9-10am - Tracking online marketing ROI - David Remmerswaal from Dubzz Digital Marketing - 11-12pm - Protect your IP - Mark Copeland from Mark Copeland Lawyers - 1-2pm - Photography for digital marketing - Mead Norton from Mead Norton Photography - 3-4pm - Unleashing Innovation - Darren McGarvie from Firestation 27th June 2018 - 9-10am - Best apps to use for Marketing - Rachael McGarvie from Firestation - 11-12pm - Going Global from Rotorua - Ali Pottinger and Kerry Suter from Squadrun - 1-2pm - Raising Angel Investment - Julian So - Angel Investor and CFO of tech business Swipedon - 5:30-7pm - Rotorua X Connect - Scaling a tech business - Guest Speaker: founder Hadleigh Ford from SwipedOn 28th June 2018 - 8.30-9.30am - Getting your head around virtual reality - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 10-11am - Virtual reality applications for tourism - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 12-1pm - Virtual Reality Showcase - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 2-3pm - Growing a digital platform - Steve Holmes and Bobby Howard from YouthHub - 4-5pm - The ins & outs of electric vehicles - Jason Diprose from Energy One For more information about each session visit - www.thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Best APPS for Marketing

      Make marketing easier with technology. Don’t waste hours on searching what apps to use help with your marketing, attend this session for Rachael’s go-to applications for social media scheduling, graphic design, photo/video editing, stock imagery and more. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps?

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing with He Pipi Paopao - First Steps. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch and massage between baby and parent while nurturing development of language, social, cognitive and motor skills. He Pipi Paopao - First Steps is a fun programme for under twos and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes and finger play songs with your little one. Come along - dance and play.

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      Jun 2018

      Going Global From Rotorua

      Going Global from Rotorua with Ali Pottinger and Kerry Suter from Squadrun. Squadrun are an online running coaching business who work with runners all over the world. They've had rapid growth and retained their sense of fun along the way. Come and listen to them share their story about running a tech based business, the challenges that they've faced and what they have done to overcome them. They'll offer advice to those about to start and answer questions you may have; whether you are already on your way or starting your own tech based businesses. This FREE clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Raising Angel Investment

      Angel Investor Julian So will share all the things you need to know to when you want to seek capital from Angel Investors. This session will cover: - What do angels look for in an investment opportunity? - How do I increase your chance of raising capital from Angel Investors? - What are the common mistakes to avoid?" This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Rotorua X Connect - Scaling a Tech Business

      We have a special connect this month as part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018. Our Connect event provides an opportunity to meet new faces, be inspired from other people’s success and expand your networks. This event is all about scaling a tech business. We are extremely lucky to have Hadleigh Ford founder of the Bay of Plenty’s successful tech firm SwipedOn to share his journey starting a software-as-a-service company in 2013 through to securing $1 million of angel investment. *About Hadleigh & SwipedOn: In 2016, Hadleigh launched the SwipedOn visitor management app, a cloud-based iPad visitor management system that replaces paper-based visitor books, with no financial backing or a sales team. Two years in the app is now used in more than 2000 cities worldwide and the firm has exceeded $1 million of annual recurring revenue. They also raised $1million in private capital earlier this year. Callaghan Innovation will provide a “substantial” research and development grant, initially for a three-year term, and will contribute 20 per cent of all eligible spend that SwipedOn makes on research and development, up to $15m. To help keep up with demand, the company has recently employed five extra full-time staff, and in the next month they plan to open an office in Boulder, Colorado to help service its growing number of American clients. SwipedOn app success has been recognised with being a finalist in the 2018 NZ High Tech Awards and is a double finalist in Junes’s Bay of Plenty Export Awards. This free event is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 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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      Jun 2018

      Rotorua Symphonic Band Rehearsal

      Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion players of all ages - and we always welcome musicians from our community to come out and play. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Band Room on Amohau Street - beside Pak n Save and the Shambles Theatre. We play a wide range of popular band arrangements and classical compositions. Stop by to see what we are all about - join us in playing or just have a listen!

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      Jun 2018

      Dancing With Mozart

      Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey Baker. Works by legendary Czech choreographer, Jirí Kylián, are sought after and treasured by dance companies the world over. Following acclaimed performances of his Soldier’s Mass in 1998 and 2015, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to stage two works created by Kylián for Nederlands Dans Theater. Petite Mort, inspired by Mozart’s late piano concertos, was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival in 1991 to mark the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death, and is one of Kylián’s most celebrated works. It is here paired with Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, created for NDT in 1986. Great Russian-American choreographer George Balanchine, founder of New York City Ballet and one of the most influential choreographers of all time, considered Mozart’s Divertimento No. 15 in B flat, K287 to be the finest divertimento ever written. We are excited to add Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, created in 1956 for 16 dancers of New York City Ballet, to our repertoire in 2018, and are delighted to welcome Francia Russell, a celebrated interpreter and teacher of Balanchine’s works, to New Zealand for the first time to stage this work for the RNZB. New Zealand choreographer Corey Baker’s new work, tailor-made for dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, completes this programme of New Zealand – and world – premieres.

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      Jun 2018

      Pioneers Toastmasters Club

      Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these skills, necessary for today's fast-paced world and to have lots of fun.

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      Jun 2018

      Getting Your Head Around Virtual Reality

      Getting your head around virtual reality with Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic. People have been hearing about virtual reality for a while but often don't understand how far the technology has come. This session will be walking through a high-level view of where the technology is at now, the devices used, the cutting-edge applications that are currently out there and what's coming in the future. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018

      The Taiopenga Hangarau Rotorua Tech Festival 2018 is a series of tech themed activities over three days, Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 June, to help businesses launch, grow and scale with tech. It includes - Free tech-fueled clinics, leveraging the skills and experience of local businesses and experts - Free co-working at Firestation. - Free evening Rotorua X Connect event with founder of SwipedOn, Hadleigh Ford, sharing his journey of launching a successful global tech business. Event schedule: 26 June 2018 - 9-10am - Tracking online marketing ROI - David Remmerswaal from Dubzz Digital Marketing - 11-12pm - Protect your IP - Mark Copeland from Mark Copeland Lawyers - 1-2pm - Photography for digital marketing - Mead Norton from Mead Norton Photography - 3-4pm - Unleashing Innovation - Darren McGarvie from Firestation 27th June 2018 - 9-10am - Best apps to use for Marketing - Rachael McGarvie from Firestation - 11-12pm - Going Global from Rotorua - Ali Pottinger and Kerry Suter from Squadrun - 1-2pm - Raising Angel Investment - Julian So - Angel Investor and CFO of tech business Swipedon - 5:30-7pm - Rotorua X Connect - Scaling a tech business - Guest Speaker: founder Hadleigh Ford from SwipedOn 28th June 2018 - 8.30-9.30am - Getting your head around virtual reality - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 10-11am - Virtual reality applications for tourism - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 12-1pm - Virtual Reality Showcase - Matt Browning & Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic - 2-3pm - Growing a digital platform - Steve Holmes and Bobby Howard from YouthHub - 4-5pm - The ins & outs of electric vehicles - Jason Diprose from Energy One For more information about each session visit - www.thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Virtual Reality Applications for Tourism

      Virtual reality applications for tourism with Andrew Wilson and Matt Browning from Salt + Tonic. In a competitive landscape many visitors are spoilt for choice - not just in Rotorua but also across New Zealand. With social media and traditional marketing channels becoming cluttered and hard to cut through, tourism operators have the potential to use virtual reality as a compelling way to get their unique experiences and selling points in front of the right people. This FREE clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers? supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Jun 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Jun 2018

      Virtual Reality Showcase

      Virtual Reality Showcase with Matt Browning and Andrew Wilson from Salt & Tonic. Many people have heard of virtual reality but not many people have actually experienced it and so don't understand what it's really like. In this session we will be putting people in the driver's seat and letting them experience the immersive environments of the deep sea, outer space and anywhere in between. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Growing a Digital Platform

      Growing a digital platform with Steve Holmes and Bobby Howard from Youthhub. In this session Steve and Bobby will share their experience in launching, evolving and growing their non-profit digital platform Youthhub.co.nz. Youth Hub, dubbed the “LinkedIn for youth,” is a New Zealand website which encourages young people to create CV-like profile pages which they can use to connect with prospective employers, as well as other education and training providers. The aim of the platform is to help young people to bridge the gap between education, training, social support and employment. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestationand Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Papers Past Workshop

      Find out how you can access thousands of online courses by expert teachers covering business, technology and creative fields on Lynda.com for free using your library card. Get set up with a playlist and learning path to suit your needs. Venue: iMac Computer suite Rotorua Library membership card required. Booking: Booking required. Book online at www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz or contact Rotorua Library. Made possible thanks to our iMac Computer Suite Programmes Partner, Tompkins Wake.

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      Jun 2018

      The Ins & Outs of Electric Vehicles

      The ins & outs of electric vehicles with Jason Diprose from Energy One. Electric vehicles are reshaping the future of transportation. Learn about recent developments in the sustainable transport sector, and what this means for businesses in the modern world. This free clinic is part of the Taiopenga Hangarau - Rotorua Tech Festival 2018, sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council and delivered in partnership with Firestation and Rotorua X. For the full schedule of events visit: https://thefirestation.nz/techfest18/

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      Jun 2018

      Papers Past Workshop

      Find out how you can access thousands of online courses by expert teachers covering business, technology and creative fields on Lynda.com for free using your library card. Get set up with a playlist and learning path to suit your needs. Venue: iMac Computer suite Rotorua Library membership card required. Booking: Booking required. Book online at www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz or contact Rotorua Library. Made possible thanks to our iMac Computer Suite Programmes Partner, Tompkins Wake.

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      Jun 2018

      Tall Blacks vs Hong Kong

      The road to the 2019 FIBA World Cup continues back here in New Zealand. First home game will be held in Rotorua on the 28th June, where the Tall Blacks will be taking on the mighty Hong Kong. Public tickets will go on sale 8th May at Ticketmaster. TuKaha NZ – stand strong, and come along to back our boys! For more information, go to the website.

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      Jun 2018

      The Motion Entertainment Midwinter Games 2018

      Strike Shoot Putt & Buffet - win $2000 cash!! Does your business have the best team in the Bay? Do you have a team full of champions or are you a bunch of great sports? Registrations for the first annual Motion Entertainment Midwinter Games 2018 are open now! Can your team take home the $2000 cash prize & Motion Entertainment Supreme Champion trophy? Grab your team mates together now and enter your team of 5 or enter two on a table of 10. Succulent 3 course buffet dinner and trilogy challenge - Tenpin bowling, Darkride XD shooting challenge & 3D mini golf. The Top 13 Teams will be back on the 27th of July for the Grand Finale. Where they will battle it out for the title and enjoy free canapes, a glass of wine or tap beer & prize giving ceremony at no cost. Will your team be the first champions to take home the cup full of $2000 cash? Limited places - enter your team now. Contact - Julia Manktelow Email - julia@motionenterainment.co.nz Phone - 022 414 2266

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      Jun 2018

      Flower Crown Workshop

      Grab your Besties and come spend an evening with me. Learning how to create your own Flower Crown. Perfect for a DIY wedding if your wanting Flower Crowns, or a great Hens Night out. All gear is provided no need to bring anything. No experience or craftiness necessary, step by step you will learn while in a small facilitated group. So don’t panic if you're worried you are welcome to message me. New experiences begin when you step out of your comfort zone. Don’t be shy to come by yourself, there will be others to chat to including myself. Come along and meet someone new. Hang out amongst some adults( being a parent I miss it sometimes. Come be inspired and get your creative juices flowing again, it can be quite therapeutic. Have had some great reviews from past workshops check out my Reviews on my facebook page Tea and coffee provided along with some sweet treats to nibble on too. You will go home with your own roll of Floristry wire 150m to continue creating Flower Crowns at home Tickets bought through Eventfinda only. No need to print out, you can show me your confirmation email on the night. Young teens may come, over 12 years a separate ticket must be purchased for them, be a nice bonding session for you. Kalena from Putiputi Recycled Event stylist in Rotorua.

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      Jun 2018

      Sonic Delusion NZ Winter Tour

      Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella uses his well-worn loop pedal to spontaneously create layers of rhythm, tone and vocals. ?The Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk raconteur “easily carves out his own unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental sound”. “Catchy loops invite plenty of dancing and hip swaying… a sensual delight to the ears.”

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      Jun 2018

      Nga Purapura o Matariki - The Seeds of Matariki Exhibition

      Join us as we celebrate what Matariki means to talented Maori Visual Artists who reside in Te Arawa Rohe. 'Nga Purapura o Matariki' - The Seeds of Matariki group show. Works all by local artists in a variety of mediums exploring the themes of Matariki on display across both galleries, all works available for purchase and the show is open to view during The Arts Village opening hours.

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      Jun 2018

      'Make A Pendant' Jewellery Workshop

      Join designer Juliet Ramson of brand Found Jewellery as she teaches you the basics of creating a master wax pendant to be cast in sterling silver. The “Make A Pendant” Workshop is a two part workshop. Session one is wax carving & session two is finishing your casting. The cost of your Sterling Silver casting is additional and calculated after session one. Usually somewhere between $20-60 depending on the weight of your design. Chain not included but can be purchased at the workshop. You can bring your own design along or create a simple heart pendant (pictured) with your own textures to make it unique, Juliet will guide you either way to creating something memorable for yourself or as a gift for someone. Spaces fill fast for this unique course... So get in touch if you would like to join us for a social yet rewarding class. Time & date: This workshop is for 2 sessions on the following dates: You must be able to attend BOTH sessions to complete your pendant. - Saturday 9th June 1.30pm-4.30pm - Saturday 30th June 1.30pm-4.30pm To book: Email: designer@juradesign.nz Private message: Jura Design & Makery Phone or Text: 0274984040

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      Jun 2018

      Slam Rock 2018 - Live Roller Derby

      Sulphur City Steam Rollers' Motley Crew (Rotorua) vs Moana Roller Derby's Salty Rollers (Tauranga). Presenting the fifth anniversary of New Zealand's premier all-girl Roller Derby event live at Rotorua's Southern Trust Sportsdrome! Tickets on sale now! Available from Ticketmaster online or in Rotorua at the Energy Events Centre. Phone: 07 928 4500 The Sulphur City Steam Rollers’ annual sell-out event, Slam Rock returns to the city for its fifth year on Saturday, 30th June 2018! Slam Rock 2018 sees the Steam Rollers’ A-team Motley Crew take on Moana Roller Derby's Salty Rollers (previously Mount Militia Derby Crew) in an on-skate battle, not for the faint hearted. With a mix of Slam Rock veterans, along with some of the league’s newer players, Motley Crew are sure to have a large group of supporters in the crowd and it is anticipated tickets will sell quickly. Half-time entertainment will include the Steam Rollers’ annual Slam Rock Air Guitar Competition, where members of the crowd are invited ‘on stage’ to show off their skills in the hope of winning a real guitar! Prizes will also be given to the Best Dressed Adult and Child Rock Stars as well as the group with the Best Supporter Sign! Spot prizes will be floating around too. The Sulphur City Steam Rollers will be selling merchandise and raffle tickets to their annual ‘Experience Rotorua’ fundraising raffle, which includes prizes from many different Rotorua tourism operators. In the game of roller derby, which is full contact and has been likened to ‘rugby on skates’, players skate around an oval track in a pack made up of eight skaters, four from each team, who hold the position of blockers. Blockers must remain within a certain distance from each other at all times. Also on the track are jammers, one from each team who are the point scorers. It is the jammers’ role to attempt to ‘break’ through the pack and score points for each opposition player they pass. Following an extensive rule set, modern roller derby also includes a large group of officials who keep the players in line and track game statistics. There are up to seven referees required during a game, each with individual responsibilities. Up to 14 Non-skating Officials are also required, and generally include newer skaters, or in Steam Roller terminology, Groupies. Doors open at 6pm with game formalities commencing at 6:45pm. Food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Doors open: 6pm Game start: 6:45pm Est. End Time: 8:45pm Under three year olds enter free! For sponsorship enquiries, please contact: sc.steamrollers@gmail.com Spread the word - Slam Rock is coming!

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      Jun 2018

      Harmony Rangimarie - A Fashion Experience

      Harmony Rangimarie is a high-end runway bringing the past and future of fashion into the present – with a multicultural kaupapa of empowerment. Harmony Rangimarie seeks to highlight the multicultural crucible that is Rotorua. In addition to our homeplace becoming New Zealands first official bi-cultural city, we tautoko and show respect for the knowledge that we are built upon the ancestry and settlement of also Dutch, Chinese, Irish, Kenyan, Turkish, Phillipino and many more: in fact all the blood that runs through the veins of our people, runs also through the unique culture of our city. Harmony Rangimarie is an understanding that together we can make something greater than we could alone. Harmony Rangimarie is a coming together of community members, artists, designers and models – volunteering their time to help create this magical space and offering opportunities between each other to network and build each other up in spirit and skill sets. We anticipate this to be a highly successful industry event with experiential elements unlike any other. This is a Charity Production, incorporating fashion, art and technology: with profits going to further the mahi of grassroots co-operatives who operate outside government funding. These are the people helping people- using the skills they have to bring real change from the ground up. Our Grassroots benefactor for this show is the registered charity: Rotorua Community Kai: Bringing Unity to the Community through food and social connection. Harmony Rangimarie fashion experience is a project only made possible by a strong management team focused on delivering quality and building each other up as creatives and social entrepreneurs.