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      Feb 2018

      Man's Best Friend

      February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog. At Helium we love dogs, so what better way to celebrate than with a dog show! Join us for the opening of this diverse exhibition celebrating Man's Best Friend. 10% of the sales will be going to the SPCA. On the opening night we will have a cash bar with all proceeds going to the SPCA. During the exhibition, on March 3rd we are hosting a very special portrait day with Maxine Thompson. A completely unique and original piece of artwork of your dog. Price $50. All proceeds go to the SPCA. Bookings essential: info@heliumgallery.co.nz

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      Feb 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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      Feb 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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      Feb 2018

      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. Beginners Salsa 6-7pm: Learn the basic fundamentals of Cuban Salsa 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 #SalsaDancing #GreydisDance #Rotorua

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      Feb 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! *February rehearsals will be prep for our performance at the Rotorua Government Gardens Rotunda on Sunday 25 February.

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      Feb 2018

      Teen Advanced Hip Hop Class

      Hip-hop involves a wide range of styles but is characterized by isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others), breaking, locking & popping. What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions, colloquially referred to as battles. Crews, freestyling, and battles are identifiers of this style. Hip Hop is a lot more relaxed and open to interpretation than Ballet or Jazz and emphasis is placed on more on musicality than technique – how you ‘feel’ or interpret the music. Hip hop is an entertaining and often humorous dance form set to current music (always age appropriate at Rise Dance Co).

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      Feb 2018

      Alien Intrusion Screening

      Graham Philip brings you this special screening of Alien Intrusion on Wednesday the 28th of February at 6:45pm at Reading Cinema, Rotorua NZ! Millions of people have seen UFOs and many even recall personal encounters with strange entities. The popular view is that these are advanced aliens visiting us from far, far away. This compelling new film takes a deeper and honest look at the events, the beliefs, the experts, and the people that have shaped our views in all things otherworldly. The truth is more surprising than most people realise.

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      Feb 2018

      Murray Clark

      If asked to describe the kind of music I do and play, I describe myself as a “hummer and a strummer”. I love singing and I’m into interesting voices and songs sung with passion and intensity. So, the songs I like to sing have to stand up musically, lyrically and have a strong story line. The songs I write hopefully reflect that. I grew up in a fairly pop-oriented period of time so some of the songs I cover and write reveal this and are about relating the music to life events. I have played most of the “ Music at the Rotunda” series of concerts since their inception. Provided music for the “Art in the Park” days most years. Organised and provided music for the Rotorua International Walking Festival since 2007 and played regularly at the Thursday Night Market since 2010.

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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      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 class which will have you wanting more! #JoinTheFun From Thursday 1st March - Classes run during the school term. (7 weeks) Special offer... Free class trial on Thursday 22nd of Feb. 9AM. Note: Standard fees apply from Thursday March 1st. Lake Front entrance QE Health. Casual $12.00 *Terms and conditions apply. Email - Greydisdance@gmail.com #ExerciseClass #MumDayFitness #Rotoura

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      Mar 2018

      Man's Best Friend

      February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog. At Helium we love dogs, so what better way to celebrate than with a dog show! Join us for the opening of this diverse exhibition celebrating Man's Best Friend. 10% of the sales will be going to the SPCA. On the opening night we will have a cash bar with all proceeds going to the SPCA. During the exhibition, on March 3rd we are hosting a very special portrait day with Maxine Thompson. A completely unique and original piece of artwork of your dog. Price $50. All proceeds go to the SPCA. Bookings essential: info@heliumgallery.co.nz

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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      Little Groovers Dance Class

      Little Groovers Dance (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 #childrensDance #greydisdance #Rotorua

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      Mar 2018

      Ballet & Contemporary (5 – 6 Years) Dance

      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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      Mar 2018

      Childrens Lyrical Dance (7 -10) Years

      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’ through the world of Dance. Email - greydisdance@gmail.com #ChildrensDance #GreydisDance #Rotorua

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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      Latin Fusion - Children's 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 #ChildrensDance #GreydisDance #Rotorua

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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      Ponsonby Rd Jazz - Ben Wilcock

      Live at the Baby Grand Piano at Ponsonby Rd. The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand's finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style. In 2003 he was the pianist in Indian Ink’s The Pickle King, which toured New Zealand and Singapore and eventually went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent the next five years performing in the UK as a resident pianist in jazz clubs and hotels in London, gigging with Latin bands, blues bands, recording for BBC Radio 4 and then moving back to New Zealand in 2008, where he now teaches at the NZ School of Music. Since resettling in New Zealand Ben has performed with many of New Zealand’s finest artists including Bella Kalolo, Hollie Smith, Aaradnha, Rodger Fox, Colin Hemmingsen, The Royal NZ Airforce Central Jazz Band, John Rae, Tim Hopkins, Reuben Bradley and many more. He has also played and workshopped with top international jazz acts visiting New Zealand such as Bennie Maupin. Ben has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, City of London, Origins (London), AWME, Tauranga Jazz Festival, G Taranaki, New Zealand Festival, Sounds Aotearoa, Taranaki and Nelson Arts Festivals.

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      Mar 2018

      Man's Best Friend

      February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog. At Helium we love dogs, so what better way to celebrate than with a dog show! Join us for the opening of this diverse exhibition celebrating Man's Best Friend. 10% of the sales will be going to the SPCA. On the opening night we will have a cash bar with all proceeds going to the SPCA. During the exhibition, on March 3rd we are hosting a very special portrait day with Maxine Thompson. A completely unique and original piece of artwork of your dog. Price $50. All proceeds go to the SPCA. Bookings essential: info@heliumgallery.co.nz

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      Mar 2018

      Dub Cymatics NZ Tour

      What isn't possible, when two multi-instrumental, one-man-bands combine? Brunswick Space Agency presents, for the first time in New Zealand, Dub Cymatics, fresh out of the Australasian melting pot and built upon utilising the potential of midi-synced live looping. Two independently touring loop musicians, Erinsphere (NZ) and Sid Berry (NSW) link pedals (think Tash Sultana and Ed Sheeran together) and then mix acoustic and electronic instruments (guitar, clarinet, keys, and trumpet) with drum samples and beatboxing to create everything from dubby reggae soundscapes to thumping live dance tracks. Inspired to create conscious atmospheres that are enjoyable and uplifting, in both lyrical and musical content, the contrast between Sid’s funky, progressive style and Erin's signature vocal harmonies and leads build dynamic. Springing from a love of Reggae, Dub and Roots music, through Hip Hop, Dance and into Drum and Bass, their sound is fresh and evolving, inspired by Australasian influences Shapeshifter, Salmonella Dub, Blue King Brown and The Upbeats, to name a few. With Melbourne based producer and DJ Kayboku (www.kayboku.com), and other feature artists onboard for what’s shaping up to be the biggest summer tour of New Zealand in 2018, these guys are already going places. There’s a brand new EP in the pipeline, and 2018 will also see the duo hit the northern hemisphere. Shows will be everything from soulful, passionate jams featuring solo sets from both artists, to all-night dance parties featuring cutting edge, original productions and visual effects. Catch ‘em while you can, and let Dub Cymatics shape your soul and energise you with the best vibrations. For tour dates, their brand new single 'Truth', and other details, check the website or Facebook Page.

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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      New Zealand Power Boat Racing Nationals Championship

      The Lakeland Powerboat Racing Club in conjunction with the NZ powerboat Association is proud to be hosting it’s New Zealand Nationals championship Regatta, to be held at the Blue Lake Rotorua on the 3rd and 4th March 2018. This event will see some if not all of the fastest race boats in New Zealand with a range of classes competing for their class championship being from the Junior competitors at speeds around 45mph to the high powered GP Hydroplane class with racing speed around 180mph. It is expected to be the largest turnout of competitors from all around New Zealand. This will be the first time this event has occurred on Blue Lake for the last 15 years and there is a keen interest from all competitors to be able to return to this venue. Racing will be over two days of this weekend with most of the championship events being competed on Day one with class racing on day two. If anyone is interested in being a part of the event in the way of promotion or sponsorship and requires further information please contact: Dennis Dustin Phone - 07 3488022 Mobile - 0223228225 Email - ddustin@kinect.co.nz Some of the past competitors and their classes. Pro Com: This is the big brother of the racing runabout classes and has only a few restrictions. They can be a maximum of 470ci (7700cc) and do not have superchargers but anything else goes. Engines are V8 and come from Ford or Chevrolet and most run Big Block methanol burning fuel injected engines and the top boats run at 120mph (195kph). Pro Stock: This is a stock V8 class designed to make affordable yet competitive racing. The engines are limited to 6000cc and have restrictions on the carburettor size as well as camshaft lift and must run on petrol. These boats are normally around 16ft in length and race at around 95mph (150kph). Formula 1: Formula One takes racing to the extreme, entertaining with speed and action packed racing. Spectators watch in awe as lightweight tunnel boats. Speeds in excess of 120mph. These high performance boats challenge the most seasoned professional turning sharper, faster than any other race vehicle in the world. Drivers can experience up to 5G’s of forces as they manoeuvre around a 1.5km course. F3: Is a combination of smaller boat classes and can include 1650cc Hydro, 2000cc Inboard Racing Runabout, 1000cc Outboard Tunnel. The combination of the three different hull types run on short tight tracks or a triangular track make for spectacular racing. With the Hydro speeds of 100mph, the tunnels and flatties of 80-85mph, the tight fast cornering keeps them in a competitive race. Series 3000: Is an extremely competitive class and is limited to naturally aspirated engines no larger than 3000cc. Generally highly modified Japanese or European car engines are used to propel these boats to over 80mph (130kph) This is Allan Steiner at his best in Misty Blue, they are locals from Tokoroa. Allan and his wife both compete in this class. Modified Hydroplane or Mod H: One of the largest classes in NZPBA. Powered by Automotive engines up to 3000cc, Hulls are between 16 to 18ft, depending on the hulls age and size. With top speeds of over 120mph (195kph) this is an exciting and affordable class to complete in. Mod H drivers are also able to compete in Grand National and Grand Prix classes. Grand Prix: At 170mph, Grand Prix Hydroplanes are the fastest automotive powered class in the world. Fire breathing engines power the low profile sleek hulls around the race course for an unforgettable show. With the exception of hull lengths and a maximum of 510 cubic inches, the rest is left up to you. Grand National Hydroplane: The GN Hydroplane can travel at speeds in excess of 130mph. The sight of the rooster tail and the sound of V8 motors roaring make the boats one of the most exciting classes to watch.

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      Mar 2018

      New Zealand Power Boat Racing Nationals Championship

      The Lakeland Powerboat Racing Club in conjunction with the NZ powerboat Association is proud to be hosting it’s New Zealand Nationals championship Regatta, to be held at the Blue Lake Rotorua on the 3rd and 4th March 2018. This event will see some if not all of the fastest race boats in New Zealand with a range of classes competing for their class championship being from the Junior competitors at speeds around 45mph to the high powered GP Hydroplane class with racing speed around 180mph. It is expected to be the largest turnout of competitors from all around New Zealand. This will be the first time this event has occurred on Blue Lake for the last 15 years and there is a keen interest from all competitors to be able to return to this venue. Racing will be over two days of this weekend with most of the championship events being competed on Day one with class racing on day two. If anyone is interested in being a part of the event in the way of promotion or sponsorship and requires further information please contact: Dennis Dustin Phone - 07 3488022 Mobile - 0223228225 Email - ddustin@kinect.co.nz Some of the past competitors and their classes. Pro Com: This is the big brother of the racing runabout classes and has only a few restrictions. They can be a maximum of 470ci (7700cc) and do not have superchargers but anything else goes. Engines are V8 and come from Ford or Chevrolet and most run Big Block methanol burning fuel injected engines and the top boats run at 120mph (195kph). Pro Stock: This is a stock V8 class designed to make affordable yet competitive racing. The engines are limited to 6000cc and have restrictions on the carburettor size as well as camshaft lift and must run on petrol. These boats are normally around 16ft in length and race at around 95mph (150kph). Formula 1: Formula One takes racing to the extreme, entertaining with speed and action packed racing. Spectators watch in awe as lightweight tunnel boats. Speeds in excess of 120mph. These high performance boats challenge the most seasoned professional turning sharper, faster than any other race vehicle in the world. Drivers can experience up to 5G’s of forces as they manoeuvre around a 1.5km course. F3: Is a combination of smaller boat classes and can include 1650cc Hydro, 2000cc Inboard Racing Runabout, 1000cc Outboard Tunnel. The combination of the three different hull types run on short tight tracks or a triangular track make for spectacular racing. With the Hydro speeds of 100mph, the tunnels and flatties of 80-85mph, the tight fast cornering keeps them in a competitive race. Series 3000: Is an extremely competitive class and is limited to naturally aspirated engines no larger than 3000cc. Generally highly modified Japanese or European car engines are used to propel these boats to over 80mph (130kph) This is Allan Steiner at his best in Misty Blue, they are locals from Tokoroa. Allan and his wife both compete in this class. Modified Hydroplane or Mod H: One of the largest classes in NZPBA. Powered by Automotive engines up to 3000cc, Hulls are between 16 to 18ft, depending on the hulls age and size. With top speeds of over 120mph (195kph) this is an exciting and affordable class to complete in. Mod H drivers are also able to compete in Grand National and Grand Prix classes. Grand Prix: At 170mph, Grand Prix Hydroplanes are the fastest automotive powered class in the world. Fire breathing engines power the low profile sleek hulls around the race course for an unforgettable show. With the exception of hull lengths and a maximum of 510 cubic inches, the rest is left up to you. Grand National Hydroplane: The GN Hydroplane can travel at speeds in excess of 130mph. The sight of the rooster tail and the sound of V8 motors roaring make the boats one of the most exciting classes to watch.

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      Mar 2018

      Friends of The Rotorua Library Book Sale

      Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. All funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library for additional library services and resources.

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      Mar 2018

      BayTrust Rescue Helicopter Open Day 2018

      The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter Open Day is back for 2018! This is your chance to up close and personal to your local rescue helicopter, meet the crew and much more. Support your local rescue helicopter and join us for a fun day out for the whole family!

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      Mar 2018

      Man's Best Friend

      February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog. At Helium we love dogs, so what better way to celebrate than with a dog show! Join us for the opening of this diverse exhibition celebrating Man's Best Friend. 10% of the sales will be going to the SPCA. On the opening night we will have a cash bar with all proceeds going to the SPCA. During the exhibition, on March 3rd we are hosting a very special portrait day with Maxine Thompson. A completely unique and original piece of artwork of your dog. Price $50. All proceeds go to the SPCA. Bookings essential: info@heliumgallery.co.nz

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      Mar 2018

      Rotorua Children’s Weekend

      Celebrating Children from around the World! As part of Rotorua Children’s Weekend celebrations there are a wide range of free family activities hosted in various venues around Rotorua. On Saturday 3 March 2018 from 10am until 3pm a range of community groups and organisations will work alongside Rotorua Lakes Council to celebrate children from around the world. Enjoy a wide range of activities with international flavour including crafts, music, games, story-time, face-painting, swimming and much more! This year we are celebrating many diverse cultures and families will need to follow a map around central Rotorua collecting stamps from each ‘country’ on your event passport. Start at any flag shown on the map and complete activities at each of the eight locations to receive a ‘passport stamp’. Collect three passport stamps to go in the draw to win a great prize pool including family passes and vouchers from a range of Rotorua attractions, art and gift packs and much more. Great locations to visit: Rotorua Arts Village with English Language Partners and Multicultural Rotorua – Celebrate Peru! Create a Peruvian crown to wear for the day and listen to traditional South American music. Have fun in the photo booth with a wide range of props. Location: Rotorua Arts Village (inside). Philippines Club of Rotorua – Celebrate the Phillipines! Have fun participating in traditional Filipino games and Filipino dancing. Location: Rotorua Arts Village (outside). Children’s Art House – Celebrate Native America! Make a cool tee pee to take home and enjoy Native American music. Location: Children’s Art House Rotorua Museum – Celebrate France! Learn fun French games including Escargot (Snail Hop-Scotch), Jeu de Puame (Palm Tennis) and Bilboquet (Cup and Ball). Location: Te Runanga Tea House Rotorua Musical Theatre – Celebrate England! Have some supercalifragilistic fun with the team from Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical and take part in a cool colouring activity. Location: Band Rotunda Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library – Celebrate Aotearoa! Learn the Maori art of weaving and make something to wear. Location: Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library (2nd Floor, Haupapa Street) BayTrust Rescue Helicopter – Celebrate our Emergency Services! Learn more about our fantastic local Rescue Helicopter and have a go at some fun activities. Location: Rotorua Village Green Rotorua Aquatic Centre – Celebrate Summer! Have lots of fun with water activities available for all the family. Free child entry (10am–6pm) with a paying guardian or adult entry. Location: Rotorua Aquatic Centre, Tarewa Road. This is a great opportunity to share lots of laughs with the little people in our lives and treasure the time spent together!

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      Mar 2018

      Rotorua Children’s Weekend

      Celebrating Children from around the World! As part of Rotorua Children’s Weekend celebrations there are a wide range of free family activities hosted in various venues around Rotorua. On Saturday 3 March 2018 from 10am until 3pm a range of community groups and organisations will work alongside Rotorua Lakes Council to celebrate children from around the world. Enjoy a wide range of activities with international flavour including crafts, music, games, story-time, face-painting, swimming and much more! This year we are celebrating many diverse cultures and families will need to follow a map around central Rotorua collecting stamps from each ‘country’ on your event passport. Start at any flag shown on the map and complete activities at each of the eight locations to receive a ‘passport stamp’. Collect three passport stamps to go in the draw to win a great prize pool including family passes and vouchers from a range of Rotorua attractions, art and gift packs and much more. Great locations to visit: Rotorua Arts Village with English Language Partners and Multicultural Rotorua – Celebrate Peru! Create a Peruvian crown to wear for the day and listen to traditional South American music. Have fun in the photo booth with a wide range of props. Location: Rotorua Arts Village (inside). Philippines Club of Rotorua – Celebrate the Phillipines! Have fun participating in traditional Filipino games and Filipino dancing. Location: Rotorua Arts Village (outside). Children’s Art House – Celebrate Native America! Make a cool tee pee to take home and enjoy Native American music. Location: Children’s Art House Rotorua Museum – Celebrate France! Learn fun French games including Escargot (Snail Hop-Scotch), Jeu de Puame (Palm Tennis) and Bilboquet (Cup and Ball). Location: Te Runanga Tea House Rotorua Musical Theatre – Celebrate England! Have some supercalifragilistic fun with the team from Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical and take part in a cool colouring activity. Location: Band Rotunda Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library – Celebrate Aotearoa! Learn the Maori art of weaving and make something to wear. Location: Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library (2nd Floor, Haupapa Street) BayTrust Rescue Helicopter – Celebrate our Emergency Services! Learn more about our fantastic local Rescue Helicopter and have a go at some fun activities. Location: Rotorua Village Green Rotorua Aquatic Centre – Celebrate Summer! Have lots of fun with water activities available for all the family. Free child entry (10am–6pm) with a paying guardian or adult entry. Location: Rotorua Aquatic Centre, Tarewa Road. This is a great opportunity to share lots of laughs with the little people in our lives and treasure the time spent together!

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      Mar 2018

      New Zealand Nationals

      New Zealand Nationals hosted by Lakeland Power Boat club. Power boat racing with approximately 40 boats attending with boats picking up speeds of up to 180mph.

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      Mar 2018

      Rotorua MTB Weekend trip 3-4th March 1N /2D

      Auckland Cycling Group Meetup (ACG for short) has an overnight mountain biking group trip to Rotorua planned for its members, and who ever else wants to come join us. Please note: That this listing on Eventfinda is simply a promotional placeholder and is not monitored... For full details about the trip configuration you must visit the offical event listing on Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Cycling-Group/events/247435333/ - see the weblink above. To participate you will need to RSVP on the Meetup event so that we know you are attending, and it will be on meetup where we will provides updates etc in the event of a cancellation. So definitely remember to signup and RSVP at if you are planning on attending. To RSVP Go to - https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Cycling-Group/events/247435333/ About Auckland Cycling Group (ACG): Auckland Cycling Group a friendly community of road and mountain biking enthusiasts and we put on loads of great events from easy to expert. We have a lot of fun so check out upcoming meetups and get signed up! There's always something on. http://www.aucklandcycling.group

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      Mar 2018

      Kiwi Skate Day - Skate the Corridor

      To celebrate Kiwi Skate Day, we will be holding “Skate the Corridor” event in Rotorua on 3 March 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome! We will be skating, blading, and scootering the Green Corridor, from Rotorua Arts Centre through town to Kirua Park. Bring your on wheels and safety gear i.e... Helmets. When we arrive in Kiura Park, families are welcome to stay and have a picnic. Please remember we are skating through town so all youngsters will need an adult to accompany them, so parents dust off those old skates, bring a picnic and enjoy the fun!

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      Mar 2018

      Copthorne Rotorua Off Road Half Marathon

      The Copthorne Off-Road Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5km event and little devils event. Join us in Rotorua for this fantastic run/walk event on Sunday the 4th of March 2018! Make sure you are part of this outstanding off road Half Marathon through the spectacular Whakarewarewa Forest. The event is a two lap course utilising scenic trails and smooth gravel forest roads. Other options are the Mitre 10 Mega Quarter Marathon (10.55km) Fun Run/Walk event and the Redstag Timber 5km Fun Run/Walk event. For the kids… a 1.5km fun run/walk for children aged 3 to 6 years and a 2.5km fun run/walk for children aged 7 to 10 years. Both options are non-competitive, fully supervised and take place prior to the adult events starting. Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs! New! Every competitor that finishes the Copthorne Rotorua Off Road Half Marathon, from the Half Marathon to the Little Devils race will receive a finishers medal.

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      Mar 2018

      Copthorne Rotorua Off Road Half Marathon

      The Copthorne Off-Road Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5km event and little devils event. Join us in Rotorua for this fantastic run/walk event on Sunday the 4th of March 2018! Make sure you are part of this outstanding off road Half Marathon through the spectacular Whakarewarewa Forest. The event is a two lap course utilising scenic trails and smooth gravel forest roads. Other options are the Mitre 10 Mega Quarter Marathon (10.55km) Fun Run/Walk event and the Redstag Timber 5km Fun Run/Walk event. For the kids… a 1.5km fun run/walk for children aged 3 to 6 years and a 2.5km fun run/walk for children aged 7 to 10 years. Both options are non-competitive, fully supervised and take place prior to the adult events starting. Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs! New! Every competitor that finishes the Copthorne Rotorua Off Road Half Marathon, from the Half Marathon to the Little Devils race will receive a finishers medal.

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      Mar 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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      Mar 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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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      New Zealand Power Boat Racing Nationals Championship

      The Lakeland Powerboat Racing Club in conjunction with the NZ powerboat Association is proud to be hosting it’s New Zealand Nationals championship Regatta, to be held at the Blue Lake Rotorua on the 3rd and 4th March 2018. This event will see some if not all of the fastest race boats in New Zealand with a range of classes competing for their class championship being from the Junior competitors at speeds around 45mph to the high powered GP Hydroplane class with racing speed around 180mph. It is expected to be the largest turnout of competitors from all around New Zealand. This will be the first time this event has occurred on Blue Lake for the last 15 years and there is a keen interest from all competitors to be able to return to this venue. Racing will be over two days of this weekend with most of the championship events being competed on Day one with class racing on day two. If anyone is interested in being a part of the event in the way of promotion or sponsorship and requires further information please contact: Dennis Dustin Phone - 07 3488022 Mobile - 0223228225 Email - ddustin@kinect.co.nz Some of the past competitors and their classes. Pro Com: This is the big brother of the racing runabout classes and has only a few restrictions. They can be a maximum of 470ci (7700cc) and do not have superchargers but anything else goes. Engines are V8 and come from Ford or Chevrolet and most run Big Block methanol burning fuel injected engines and the top boats run at 120mph (195kph). Pro Stock: This is a stock V8 class designed to make affordable yet competitive racing. The engines are limited to 6000cc and have restrictions on the carburettor size as well as camshaft lift and must run on petrol. These boats are normally around 16ft in length and race at around 95mph (150kph). Formula 1: Formula One takes racing to the extreme, entertaining with speed and action packed racing. Spectators watch in awe as lightweight tunnel boats. Speeds in excess of 120mph. These high performance boats challenge the most seasoned professional turning sharper, faster than any other race vehicle in the world. Drivers can experience up to 5G’s of forces as they manoeuvre around a 1.5km course. F3: Is a combination of smaller boat classes and can include 1650cc Hydro, 2000cc Inboard Racing Runabout, 1000cc Outboard Tunnel. The combination of the three different hull types run on short tight tracks or a triangular track make for spectacular racing. With the Hydro speeds of 100mph, the tunnels and flatties of 80-85mph, the tight fast cornering keeps them in a competitive race. Series 3000: Is an extremely competitive class and is limited to naturally aspirated engines no larger than 3000cc. Generally highly modified Japanese or European car engines are used to propel these boats to over 80mph (130kph) This is Allan Steiner at his best in Misty Blue, they are locals from Tokoroa. Allan and his wife both compete in this class. Modified Hydroplane or Mod H: One of the largest classes in NZPBA. Powered by Automotive engines up to 3000cc, Hulls are between 16 to 18ft, depending on the hulls age and size. With top speeds of over 120mph (195kph) this is an exciting and affordable class to complete in. Mod H drivers are also able to compete in Grand National and Grand Prix classes. Grand Prix: At 170mph, Grand Prix Hydroplanes are the fastest automotive powered class in the world. Fire breathing engines power the low profile sleek hulls around the race course for an unforgettable show. With the exception of hull lengths and a maximum of 510 cubic inches, the rest is left up to you. Grand National Hydroplane: The GN Hydroplane can travel at speeds in excess of 130mph. The sight of the rooster tail and the sound of V8 motors roaring make the boats one of the most exciting classes to watch.

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      Mar 2018

      New Zealand Power Boat Racing Nationals Championship

      The Lakeland Powerboat Racing Club in conjunction with the NZ powerboat Association is proud to be hosting it’s New Zealand Nationals championship Regatta, to be held at the Blue Lake Rotorua on the 3rd and 4th March 2018. This event will see some if not all of the fastest race boats in New Zealand with a range of classes competing for their class championship being from the Junior competitors at speeds around 45mph to the high powered GP Hydroplane class with racing speed around 180mph. It is expected to be the largest turnout of competitors from all around New Zealand. This will be the first time this event has occurred on Blue Lake for the last 15 years and there is a keen interest from all competitors to be able to return to this venue. Racing will be over two days of this weekend with most of the championship events being competed on Day one with class racing on day two. If anyone is interested in being a part of the event in the way of promotion or sponsorship and requires further information please contact: Dennis Dustin Phone - 07 3488022 Mobile - 0223228225 Email - ddustin@kinect.co.nz Some of the past competitors and their classes. Pro Com: This is the big brother of the racing runabout classes and has only a few restrictions. They can be a maximum of 470ci (7700cc) and do not have superchargers but anything else goes. Engines are V8 and come from Ford or Chevrolet and most run Big Block methanol burning fuel injected engines and the top boats run at 120mph (195kph). Pro Stock: This is a stock V8 class designed to make affordable yet competitive racing. The engines are limited to 6000cc and have restrictions on the carburettor size as well as camshaft lift and must run on petrol. These boats are normally around 16ft in length and race at around 95mph (150kph). Formula 1: Formula One takes racing to the extreme, entertaining with speed and action packed racing. Spectators watch in awe as lightweight tunnel boats. Speeds in excess of 120mph. These high performance boats challenge the most seasoned professional turning sharper, faster than any other race vehicle in the world. Drivers can experience up to 5G’s of forces as they manoeuvre around a 1.5km course. F3: Is a combination of smaller boat classes and can include 1650cc Hydro, 2000cc Inboard Racing Runabout, 1000cc Outboard Tunnel. The combination of the three different hull types run on short tight tracks or a triangular track make for spectacular racing. With the Hydro speeds of 100mph, the tunnels and flatties of 80-85mph, the tight fast cornering keeps them in a competitive race. Series 3000: Is an extremely competitive class and is limited to naturally aspirated engines no larger than 3000cc. Generally highly modified Japanese or European car engines are used to propel these boats to over 80mph (130kph) This is Allan Steiner at his best in Misty Blue, they are locals from Tokoroa. Allan and his wife both compete in this class. Modified Hydroplane or Mod H: One of the largest classes in NZPBA. Powered by Automotive engines up to 3000cc, Hulls are between 16 to 18ft, depending on the hulls age and size. With top speeds of over 120mph (195kph) this is an exciting and affordable class to complete in. Mod H drivers are also able to compete in Grand National and Grand Prix classes. Grand Prix: At 170mph, Grand Prix Hydroplanes are the fastest automotive powered class in the world. Fire breathing engines power the low profile sleek hulls around the race course for an unforgettable show. With the exception of hull lengths and a maximum of 510 cubic inches, the rest is left up to you. Grand National Hydroplane: The GN Hydroplane can travel at speeds in excess of 130mph. The sight of the rooster tail and the sound of V8 motors roaring make the boats one of the most exciting classes to watch.

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      Mar 2018

      Rotorua MTB Weekend trip 3-4th March 1N /2D

      Auckland Cycling Group Meetup (ACG for short) has an overnight mountain biking group trip to Rotorua planned for its members, and who ever else wants to come join us. Please note: That this listing on Eventfinda is simply a promotional placeholder and is not monitored... For full details about the trip configuration you must visit the offical event listing on Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Cycling-Group/events/247435333/ - see the weblink above. To participate you will need to RSVP on the Meetup event so that we know you are attending, and it will be on meetup where we will provides updates etc in the event of a cancellation. So definitely remember to signup and RSVP at if you are planning on attending. To RSVP Go to - https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Cycling-Group/events/247435333/ About Auckland Cycling Group (ACG): Auckland Cycling Group a friendly community of road and mountain biking enthusiasts and we put on loads of great events from easy to expert. We have a lot of fun so check out upcoming meetups and get signed up! There's always something on. http://www.aucklandcycling.group

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      Mar 2018

      Man's Best Friend

      February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog. At Helium we love dogs, so what better way to celebrate than with a dog show! Join us for the opening of this diverse exhibition celebrating Man's Best Friend. 10% of the sales will be going to the SPCA. On the opening night we will have a cash bar with all proceeds going to the SPCA. During the exhibition, on March 3rd we are hosting a very special portrait day with Maxine Thompson. A completely unique and original piece of artwork of your dog. Price $50. All proceeds go to the SPCA. Bookings essential: info@heliumgallery.co.nz

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      Mar 2018

      New Zealand Nationals

      New Zealand Nationals hosted by Lakeland Power Boat club. Power boat racing with approximately 40 boats attending with boats picking up speeds of up to 180mph.

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      Mar 2018

      Sunday Afternoon Music In Government Gardens

      Music at the Band Rotunda celebrates 10 years of showcasing local talent when the series returns this Sunday (4 February 2018). Locals and visitors are invited to relax in Government Gardens over the next seven Sunday afternoons (1pm-3pm) and enjoy a diverse range of performances. The programme features local musicians and groups showcasing blues, country, opera, ukulele, show tunes, and rock’n’roll along with symphonic, pipe and brass bands and much more. - 4 February – Simply Random & Rhinestone Mining Co. - 11 February – BOP Blues Club & Sunrise Rockers - 18 February – Art in the Park (10am – 4pm www.artsvillage.org.nz) - 25 February – Rotorua Symphonic Band & Keith, Lyndsay and Friends - 4 March – The Thermaleles & Rotorua Pipe Band - 11 March – Finely Tuned & Off Broadway - 18 March – Rotorua Brass Band & Edward Brothers Julie Parsons from Rotorua ukulele band The Thermaleles has been involved with Music at the Band Rotunda for eight years and loves it. “It is a wonderful opportunity for the Rotorua community to come and relax in beautiful surroundings and hear great local musicians” says Parsons. Guests should bring along their own seating or picnic rug and lay back to enjoy the show. Organiser and Rotorua Lakes Council Public Art Advisor, Marc Spijkerbosch, has enjoyed watching this annual event grow over the last 10 years. “Many regulars arrive early to secure their special spot and bring along picnics and deck chairs. It is fantastic to be able to showcase some of our passionate local talent in these free performances”, says Spijkerbosch. Music at the Band Rotunda is brought to you by Creative Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council with support from Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust.

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      Mar 2018

      Children's Day

      As part of Rotorua Children’s Weekend celebrations there are a wide range of free family activities hosted in various venues around Rotorua over 2 fun-filled days. Children can enjoy an afternoon of free stories, arts, music and forest adventures located at the beautiful Redwood Forest (Long Mile Road). Free activities include forest games, storytelling, log dig, bucket fun, soundscapes, clay, paint, Taiko drumming, hut building, gymnastics, young artists alfresco art exhibition, and the opportunity to be a star on the stage! The Travelling Tuataras will bring their own special brand of magic to the forest with interactive stories and songs. Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic and share lots of laughs with the little people in our lives and treasure the time spent together. The City Ride bus (route 3) goes to the end of Long Mile Road where you can wander through the Mokopuna Track to the clearing behind the Redwoods iSite, where most of the activities will be held – rain or shine. Big thanks to the organisations involved: The Travelling Tuataras Porse Ministry of Education Rotorua Central Scouts Northern Family Works MIGS Gym Parent Centre Kiwi Conservation Club Rotorua Racco Taiko drummers Rotorua Children’s Art House Rotorua Lakes Council On Saturday 3 March 2018 from 10am until 3pm, a range of community groups and organisations will work alongside Rotorua Lakes Council to celebrate children from around the world. Enjoy a wide range of activities with international flavour including crafts, music, games, story-time, face-painting, swimming and much more! Grab your event passport from any of the following locations and collect stamps from each ‘country’ to be in to win: Rotorua Arts Village, Children’s Art House, Te Runanga Tea House, Band Rotunda, Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library, Rotorua Village Green and Rotorua Aquatic Centre. For more information on any of these events go to Rotorua Children's Weekend website.

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      Mar 2018

      Hip Hop Dance Classes

      Lakes Performing Arts Company offer a wide range of Hip Hop classes run over the week, from fun open classes with no exams, graded classes with exams, to our own crews which will compete in local competitions. Contact us for further information Hip-hop involves a wide range of styles but is characterised by isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others), breaking, locking & popping. What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions, colloquially referred to as battles. Crews, freestyling, and battles are identifiers of this style. Hip Hop is a lot more relaxed and open to interpretation than Ballet or Jazz and emphasis is placed on more on musicality than technique – how you ‘feel’ or interpret the music. Hip hop is an entertaining and often humorous dance form set to current music.

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      Mar 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 in a fun, social class. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      Mar 2018

      9-12 Year Old Jazz, Rotorua Studio

      Jazz dancing is fast paced but its movements are still soft.  Dancers are taught to be graceful but at the same time move energetically and with expression. Our Jazz classes combines modern Jazz technique taught with today’s popular music.

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      Mar 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 in a fun, social class. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      Mar 2018

      Adult Contemporary Class

      Contemporary dance is not so much a specific dance technique as it is a compilation of different techniques. Contemporary dance involves integrating the mind/body connection with dance movements. There is an emotional connection to this style of dance and it is often quite deep and dramatic set to slower music. There is a lot of floor work in contemporary. Ballet emphasises a uniform look with perfect lines whereas contemporary is more open to interpretation with the dancer using gravity to pull them down, closer to floor level.

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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      Teen Jazz Class

      Jazz dancing is fast paced but its movements are still soft. Dancers are taught to be graceful but at the same time move energetically and with expression.  Our Jazz classes combines modern Jazz technique taught with today’s popular music.

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      Mar 2018

      Man's Best Friend

      February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog. At Helium we love dogs, so what better way to celebrate than with a dog show! Join us for the opening of this diverse exhibition celebrating Man's Best Friend. 10% of the sales will be going to the SPCA. On the opening night we will have a cash bar with all proceeds going to the SPCA. During the exhibition, on March 3rd we are hosting a very special portrait day with Maxine Thompson. A completely unique and original piece of artwork of your dog. Price $50. All proceeds go to the SPCA. Bookings essential: info@heliumgallery.co.nz

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      Mar 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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      Mar 2018

      Little Groovers (3 & 4 Year Olds)

      For pre-schoolers aged 3 & 4. This dance class incorporates lots of props & costumes. Introduction to many dance styles – ballet, jazz & urban. Fun filled class with stimulating music from around the globe.Not a traditional ballet class, but a class incorporating of a fun mix of dance genres for your little one to experience. The timetable is subject to change and classes will only proceed if we have sufficient enrolments a week before the start date, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Refunds will apply for classes which do not proceed.

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      Mar 2018

      Latin Cardio Fitness

      For those who want to walk out knowing they have worked-out. A high intensity Latin fitness workout. Inspired by Greydis’s Cuban and Latin Dance background she blends her love of fitness and dance to create a total body tone and cardio workout. (High and low level options provided). Every Tuesday from 20th Feb, during the school term! Special offer... Free trial Tuesday: 13th Feb. Note: Offer is only available on 'Tuesday 13th of Feb', Standard fees and apply from 20th Feb 2018. Lake front entrance - QE health. *Terms and conditions apply. Email - Greydisdance@gmail.com #JoinTheFunAtAnyTime #QEHealth #Wellbeing #GreydisDance