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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Winter MTB Series

      Get ready for the 2018 Gloworm Lights - Winter MTB Series. New Zealand’s greatest cross country MTB series returns in July 2018 for the 17th year and without a doubt some of the best mountain biking trails in the world, this is an event not to be missed. Just minutes from Rotorua's CBD, this is the perfect winter MTB challenge for all. Social or serious. Weekend warrior to World Cup racer. The Winter MTB series is the place to be. We look forward to you joining us in 2018!

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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Western Heights Choir & Fountain Valley USA Combined Concert

      BaronTones, Troubadours & Le Petit Neuf - Conducted by Kevin Tison. Troubadours: Fountain Valley High School is located in beautiful Orange County of Southern California (a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles and just minutes from the Pacific Ocean), and is highly regarded as one of the top schools in the United States due to its academic rigor. As one of the eight choirs in the Vocal Music Program, the 31-voice Troubadours have been in existence for over forty years as the premier vocal music ensemble. Since their founding, the Troubadours have had the distinct privilege of performing in cities and venues across the United States, such as New York City’s St. Bartholomew’s Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, at the sight of Ground Zero, the Segerstrom Symphony Center for the Arts in Southern California, and San Francisco’s beautiful Davies Symphony Hall and St. Ignatius Church. In 2006 the Troubadours took their voices overseas for the first time, touring Germany and Austria in celebration of the 250th commemorative of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birth. On this tour, the choir enjoyed performing in Neuschwanstein Castle, the Salzburg Salt Mines and mass participation at both St. Stephen’s and St. Paul’s cathedrals in Vienna. In 2008 the Troubadours returned to Europe for a comprehensive tour of France, concluding in Paris with acclaimed performances in the Church of Saint-Séverin, L'église de la Madeleine and Notre Dame. Their tour of England in June of 2012 was highlighted by performances in beautiful Bath Abbey and St. George’s Church in Hanover Square in the heart of London. Most recently, in June of 2014, the Troubadours received the highest praise for their performances in the National Concert Hall of Beijing (China), the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Xian Concert Hall and a specially featured radio broadcast across all of Hong Kong! One of their greatest performance opportunities took place in March of 2011 as the Troubadours were featured at the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Chicago, Illinois –one of only four high school choral groups chosen from throughout the country to perform in historic Orchestra Hall for this prestigious event. No greater honor could be achieved on the national level for a choral group! These 13 ladies and 16 gentlemen are high school students, ranging in age from 14-18. Each of them undergoes a strenuous audition process for selection into Troubadours and are not only the premier vocal music group on the school campus but are also exceptionally, well-rounded students. Many of them are involved in theater, dance, band, athletic, leadership and church activities. BaronTones: As members of the Concert Choir, these auditioned singers meet regularly outside of the normal school day to form an advanced men’s ensemble. Created by a group of young men in 2009 for a special tour to New York City, one of their first public performances was a powerful and moving tribute to the 9/11 victims at St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church, located at the site of the former World Trade Center. The BaronTones regularly perform on all Fountain Valley High School concerts, as well as traveling and competing in national festivals each year where they receive great acclaim for their energy and diverse repertoire. Le Petit Neuf “The Little Nine”: These nine ladies also meet outside the normal class time and are highly auditioned for their fantastic vocal solo abilities and their finely–attuned aural skills. Known for their powerful harmonies, expressive sensitivities and touches of jazz, The Little Nine wins the hearts of their listeners throughout the year at concerts and festivals, along with other ensembles of the Vocal Music Program. The ladies, as well as the BaronTones, receive weighted academic credit due to the advanced rigors and musical demands of being in this specialty ensemble.

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      Jul 2018

      Papers Past Workshop

      Papers Past is a searchable treasure trove of New Zealand and Pacific Newspapers from the 19th and 20th Century. Learn tips and tricks for searching this incredible resource with guidance from the Rotorua Library Heritage & Research specialists. Payment can be made at the library. Booking required. Made possible thanks, to our iMac Computer Suite Programmes Partner, Tompkins Wake.

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      Jul 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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      Jul 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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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Hammers & Horsehair

      After their successful 2016 nationwide tour Hammers & Horsehair (Rowena Simpson - soprano, Douglas Mews - square piano, & Robert Ibell - cello) present a rich and varied programme of music from the first half of the Nineteenth Century in an intimate, candlelit concert. Three beautiful but rarely heard songs by Bohemian composer Jan Kalivoda and Schubert’s famous ‘Shepherd on the Rock’ begin and end the concert. In between are excerpts from Schumann’s evocative ‘Scenes from Childhood’, two special Lieder by Schubert and one of the best-loved sonatas for piano and cello, Beethoven’s Sonata in A major Op 69. The musical pieces will be linked by short readings that reflect the era or the mood of the music and the contribution of German-speaking immigrants to life in New Zealand. This concert is presented by the Rotorua Music Federation.

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      Jul 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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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Talk: Dr Rangi Matamua - The Astronomy of Matariki

      **Please note the change of venue to the Nina Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua Girls High School, 251 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua Rotorua Museum will host a free Matariki korero (talk) with acclaimed Maori astronomer Dr Rangi Matamua (Ngai Tuhoe). A senior lecturer at the School of Maori and Pacific Development at Waikato University, Dr Matamua has undertaken significant research in the areas of Maori language revitalisation, Maori culture, Maori astronomy and broadcasting. He has also produced a number of publications in his specialist areas, and sits on several related boards including the Society for Maori Astronomy Research and Traditions (SMART). Last year he published the book Matariki: The Star of the Year which was popularly received. Matariki is a cluster of nine stars (also known as Pleaides) which reappear in the Southern skies during the cold months of winter signalling the beginning of the Maori New Year. The talk will take place in the Nina Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua Girls High School, 251 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua. Due to limited seating available this year, advance bookings for this free talk are required through Eventfinda. Doors will open at 5.30pm and the talk will start at 6pm, concluding with a question and answer session after the talk. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Creative Networking Meeting

      First Wednesday of every month we run an informal networking meeting where we can share, network, and build relationships over a cup of tea and a biscuit or two. At each meeting we will have a wonderful speaker come and tell us about what they do for around 10 minutes, and everyone has a chance to share any upcoming events or projects and then just chat with each other. Creative’s and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal morning tea to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

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      Jul 2018

      The Big Dine Out

      The Big Dine Out - Winter 2018. Very thrilled to announce our next TK degustation dinner-date collaboration! We're celebrating this exciting time of year with Black Barn; their delectable Hawkes Bay wines creatively matched with each seasonally inspired course. Join us for a flavour-fuelled adventure as five courses perfectly pair with five beverages; with insider anecdotes from the experts spiked between courses, this will be a night not to be missed! Limited tickets, round up your bestie mates or clients and book soon! Includes canapes on arrival, five course dinner with paired wines. Tickets on sale now!

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      Jul 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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      Jul 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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      Jul 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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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Rhapsody Rotorua Public Concerts

      New Zealand’s premier international student music festival Rhapsody Rotorua returns in 2018 with two free public concerts. Join us for an electrifying free concert on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July, featuring talented secondary school music students from across Australia and New Zealand. Rhapsody Rotorua is a spectacular showcase of incredible talent and the free concerts will feature music of all genres with concert bands, orchestras, big bands, choirs, string and percussion groups, jazz singers and more! Entertaining for all ages, don’t miss out on the opportunity to join this musical extravaganza and support the incredible talent of these musical superstars. Get your tickets from ticketmaster.co.nz or the Energy Events Centre.

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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Rock 'n' Rollin' Mid-Winter Party!

      Shake off those winter blues! Because it’s cold outside and summer seems so far away… it’s time to party! Join us for our Rock ‘n’ Rollin’ mid-winter party! Featuring a cash bar, festive buffet and a live rock ‘n’ roll band so you can dance the night away. The party starts with a buffet dinner from 7pm, followed by music and dancing until 11:30pm. Bookings are essential so contact us to reserve your space on the dance floor. Festive buffet dinner including… - Breads ‘n’ dips, classic minestrone soup, traditional caesar and greek salads. - Traditional New Zealand smoked champagne ham with maple, rum and cloves, served with caramelised pineapple and apple jus. - Chargrilled free range chicken breast stuffed with basil pesto, parmesan cheese and roast pepper, with exotic mushroom sauce. - Classic beef stroganoff served on homemade fresh egg noodles, sour cream and Yorkshire pudding. - New Zealand pavlova on vanilla mascapone and fruit compote. - Individual mini cheesecakes and brandy snaps filled with whiskey cream. - Crème brulee (strawberry, espresso and vanilla flavours).

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      Jul 2018

      Rhapsody Rotorua Public Concerts

      New Zealand’s premier international student music festival Rhapsody Rotorua returns in 2018 with two free public concerts. Join us for an electrifying free concert on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July, featuring talented secondary school music students from across Australia and New Zealand. Rhapsody Rotorua is a spectacular showcase of incredible talent and the free concerts will feature music of all genres with concert bands, orchestras, big bands, choirs, string and percussion groups, jazz singers and more! Entertaining for all ages, don’t miss out on the opportunity to join this musical extravaganza and support the incredible talent of these musical superstars. Get your tickets from ticketmaster.co.nz or the Energy Events Centre.

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      Jul 2018

      Swiss

      You've all been waiting for it, now its here!!! The Swiss & See Naylors - NZ Regional Tour Get your tickets now! Also available at the venue. Presented by: BLK Entertainment

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      Jul 2018

      Matariki Activity Trail – July School Holidays

      These July School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids learning more about Matariki and exploring the beautiful Government Gardens. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 7 July and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from The Arts Village during drop-in crafts. Once you’ve finished the Matariki Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and The Arts Village (during drop-in crafts). Entries need to be in by 10am on Monday 23 July for the prize draw. Other school holiday activities include: 9–13 July (10am–2pm) Drop-in Crafts The Arts Village 12 July (5:30pm–8:30pm) Colour the Night Various locations 16–20 July (10am–2pm) Drop-in Crafts The Arts Village 21 July (10am–3pm) Te Iwa o Matariki Whanau Day Park by Rose Garden For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Jul 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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      Jul 2018

      Glow Poi Making Class

      Join local artist and Poi Maker Lida Harteman, as she guides you through the process of making your own set of Poi to take home with you! Make a poi using different coloured material, learn to plait a chord from start to finish and cover the finished result in U.V. paint to guide you along the 'Colour The Night' pathway on July 12! This taster is a part of The Arts Village Matariki Celebrations for 2018. (All materials are provided). Please sign up via this link: goo.gl/q9dM88 Spaces are limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment!

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      Jul 2018

      UV Prop Workshop

      Nightmare at the Museum presents The Dark Arts Just when you thought it was safe, Nightmare at the Museum presents The Dark Art horror walks back for two chilling September nights. We are looking for people to join us for this fun workshop making UV props to be used during the horror walks. All materials and instruction will be provided we just need some creative and slightly spooky people to make them into unique and creepy glow-in-the-dark props. Tickets for this workshop are $5 and spaces are limited so buy now from Eventfinda.co.nz Workshop attendees must be at least 15 years old and will need to bring lunch and snacks with them. If you have questions about what this workshop would include please contact Tori Williams, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Nightmare at the Museum 2018 we need actors, make-up artists, technicians, prop makers, costume designers, marshals and photographers. Head to www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/darkarts2018 to read our Volunteer FAQs and to apply.

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      Jul 2018

      Rock 'n' Rollin' Mid-Winter Party!

      Shake off those winter blues! Because it’s cold outside and summer seems so far away… it’s time to party! Join us for our Rock ‘n’ Rollin’ mid-winter party! Featuring a cash bar, festive buffet and a live rock ‘n’ roll band so you can dance the night away. The party starts with a buffet dinner from 7pm, followed by music and dancing until 11:30pm. Bookings are essential so contact us to reserve your space on the dance floor. Festive buffet dinner including… - Breads ‘n’ dips, classic minestrone soup, traditional caesar and greek salads. - Traditional New Zealand smoked champagne ham with maple, rum and cloves, served with caramelised pineapple and apple jus. - Chargrilled free range chicken breast stuffed with basil pesto, parmesan cheese and roast pepper, with exotic mushroom sauce. - Classic beef stroganoff served on homemade fresh egg noodles, sour cream and Yorkshire pudding. - New Zealand pavlova on vanilla mascapone and fruit compote. - Individual mini cheesecakes and brandy snaps filled with whiskey cream. - Crème brulee (strawberry, espresso and vanilla flavours).