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      Feb 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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      Feb 2018

      Ice Skate Tour

      Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97 percent same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding and helmets + gloves provided at no charge (both compulsory for kids) it’s the safest possible way to try ice skating. Prices are $8 for kids under 16, $12 for adults and $35 for a family pass (2 adults + 2 kids or 1 adult + 3 kids) which includes ice skates, helmet, gloves and at least half an hour ice skating (longer if capacity allows). MoreFM will complete the experience with their bubble machines and will have the music cranking. Check out iceskatetour.co.nz for more details. Eftpos and credit card facilities are available at the ice skate rink. Looking for a fun(d)raiser? Get in touch! Check out the website for more info.

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      Feb 2018

      ACF18: 100% Flavour Aotearoa Cuban Festival 2018

      This 100% Cuban festival held in Rotorua, New Zealand, has 20+ hours of workshops with world class International and Local Cuban instructors, Crazy Cuban parties every night, with the best Cuban music around. The largest community-based Cuban dance and music event in New Zealand. A Cuban Showcase of performances on Saturday night, sure to wow. Every year it attracts some of the best Cuban dance instructors, performer and participants from around the world and New Zealand who come to share the sounds, rhythms and dances of the Afro-Cuban beat with Kiwis who love Cuban dance. All the Cuban dance styles will be covered to ensure you take away more than just great memories. The festival has a special journey for all levels of dancers that covers the fundamental techniques you need to know from afro-Cuban dance, lots of Rueda classes through to essentials of musicality. International and national Cuban superstars led by our Creative Director Greydis Montero Liranza will take you on a Cuban journey. The Festival is a three-day event commencing on the evening of Friday 23rd February - with the registration desk opening at 4:15pm; our Whakatau (formal welcome) at 4.45pm then the start of workshops at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm. This is followed by a Dance Party at Crates and Cues, 1237 Pukuatua Street, starting at 10pm, which is led by a Cuban Salsa DJ. This concludes at 12am Saturday morning. Saturday 24th February- starts at 10.00am with workshops concluding at 5:30pm. The evening starts at 8:30pm with the intimate floor Showcase of Cuban Dance during a Dance party at Crates and Cues, 1237 Pukuatua Street, concluding at 2.00 am Sunday 25th Feburary - starts at 11am with further Cuban Dance Workshops, concluding at 3:30pm. We formalise closure of our Festival with a Poroporoake (final farewells and karakia). An informal after party on Sunday evening (TBA) will cap off the weekend of fun and celebration of 100% yummy Cuban Flavour.

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      Feb 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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      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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      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

      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

      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

      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!