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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Activity Trail

      Explore Government Gardens to learn more about its cool history and be in to win great prizes. These April School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids exploring the beautiful Government Gardens and learning about the interesting history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-27 (excluding ANZAC day) April 2018, 10am-3pm). Once you’ve finished the Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Te Runanga Tea House (during drop-in crafts). All entries need to be in by 5pm Sunday 29 April 2018. Other school holiday activities include: 16-20 April 2018, 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Crowns Te Runanga Tea House 25 April 2018, 10am – 2pm ANZAC Crafts – Delores Crosses The Arts Village 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Flax Crosses Te Runanga Tea House For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holidays Visit to Rainbow Springs

      Discover birds, fish and unique animals at Rainbow Springs. Take the litle boat ride & enjoy NZ history - Haast Eagles and Dinosaurs beforethe Big Splash. This is so cool. School Holidays Activities and Outings from Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa area. All working parents need to know their children are well catered to over the holidays – come on an outing with us and we guarantee – lots of fun with educational value, a safe environment, and small groups. A holiday program may be a necessity for you or maybe a treat to the children, so they don’t suffer boredom or too much screen time. Check out the following school holiday program and book them into what you think would be fun for them. Great Value - just send your child to their most interested outing and only pay for one - far more cost effective - not having to take the entire family and pay for siblings who are not that interested. Save time - let us take care of everything - we have higher staff/child ratio's than required to ensure your child experiences a great day. Includes transport, entry fees, as many boat rides as you wish and a BBQ.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities – Flax Crosses

      Come and learn how to make harakeke (flax) crosses with the kids in this free craft activity hosted by Rotorua Museum. The Dolores Cross Project is an initiative that began in April 2008 to pay tribute to the approximately 30,000 New Zealand military personnel buried on foreign soil. The team from Rotorua Museum will be based at Te Runanga Tea House (Government Gardens) on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April and again on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 April from 10am until 3pm to teach you how to make the crosses. (On ANZAC Day -Wednesday 25 April - they will based out of The Arts Village from 10am – 2pm) During week one of the holidays Rotorua Museum will be running free drop-in crafts between Monday 16 and Friday 20 April. Kids can make a cool crown to wear home and do some fun colouring sheets from 10am until 3pm at Te Runanga Tea House. You might also like to grab one of our Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018, 10am-3pm). All entries need to be in by 5pm on Sunday 29 April 2018 to be in to win great prizes. For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

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      Apr 2018

      Oodles of Doodles

      Create drawings together that will be displayed on the library's Community Pride Space video wall during the month of May. Venue: Discovery Space, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri Ages: All ages Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: No bookings required. Come and enjoy your new library these school holidays. Download your copy of the April School Holiday Programme from our website or pick one up at the library today. Children must be supervised at all activities. Thanks to our sponsors and programme partners: Unison, the Wright Family Foundation, Tompkins Wake, Friends of the Library and Bay Trust.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      ANZAC Dawn Service

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. Rotorua’s Dawn Service will take place on ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April) at 5:45am. The service will be conducted by Te Arawa Maori Returned Services League Inc and take place at Ohinemutu. 5:45am: Gather at Ohinemutu 5:50pm: Parade march to Muruika Soldiers’ Cemetery (by St Faith’s Church) 6:00am: Dawn Service begins with a mihi (welcome) from Te Arawa Maori Returned Services League - Mr Henare Macown Prayers: Reverend Tom Poata ANZAC Dedication: Major Pita Anaru Hymn: Aue Ihu by the Combined Schools Choir (Aue Ihu was sung by the 28th Maori battalion after many battles) Guest Speaker: Warrant Officer Class 2 Bradley Foster, Australian Defence Force The Dawn Service is expected to conclude at approximately 6:30am. Following the Dawn Service the ANZAC Day Parade will depart from Memorial Drive at 9am, and make its way to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome (Queen’s Drive, Government Gardens) where Rotorua’s Civic Memorial Service will begin at 9:30am. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Activity Trail

      Explore Government Gardens to learn more about its cool history and be in to win great prizes. These April School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids exploring the beautiful Government Gardens and learning about the interesting history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-27 (excluding ANZAC day) April 2018, 10am-3pm). Once you’ve finished the Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Te Runanga Tea House (during drop-in crafts). All entries need to be in by 5pm Sunday 29 April 2018. Other school holiday activities include: 16-20 April 2018, 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Crowns Te Runanga Tea House 25 April 2018, 10am – 2pm ANZAC Crafts – Delores Crosses The Arts Village 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Flax Crosses Te Runanga Tea House For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua’s ANZAC Parade and Civic Memorial Service

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. ANZAC Day marks New Zealand’s first major engagement of World War One at Gallipoli, Turkey. While it was a terrible defeat, it has gone on to become a legend of sacrifice. On Wednesday 25 April 2018 Rotorua will be hosting an ANZAC Day Parade and Civic Memorial Service open for all to attend. Locals and visitors can come to reflect and remember all the men and women who have served their country, showing courage and loyalty. 8.45am: Meet at Memorial Drive Parade (lake end of Fenton St) 9am: ANZAC Parade leaves Memorial Drive and heads through Government Gardens 9.20am: Parade arrives at Southern Trust Sportsdrome 9.30am ANZAC Civic Memorial Service begins (the service will take about an hour) The officiating Minister will be Reverend Tom Poata, with Her Worship the Mayor Steve Chadwick introducing this year’s guest speakers: Brig Gen (Rtd) R. Ian Thorpe CBE of MSD and John Paul College Drama Captain Olivia Temm. Ken Douglas will play the Last Post on his bugle before the Ode to the Fallen is read out by Mr Henare Macown and Mr Bryce Morrison in te reo Maori and English respectively. Following the laying of the wreaths music will be performed by City of Rotorua Highland Pipe Band, Evelyn Falconer, Rotorua Brass and Western Heights High School Band. There will be a free bus travelling from the start of the parade in Memorial Drive to the Civic Service, departing at 9am for those requiring transport. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      ANZAC Day – Ka Maumahara Tonu Tatau Ki a Ratau

      ANZAC Day marks New Zealand’s first major engagement of World War One at Gallipoli, Turkey. While it was a terrible defeat, it has gone on to become a legend of sacrifice. On Wednesday 25 April 2018 the team from Rotorua Museum will be based at The Arts Village from 10am until 2pm with a free activity to commemorate ANZAC Day. Make a harakeke (flax) cross to contribute to the Delores Cross Project. The Dolores Cross Project is an initiative that began in April 2008 with the aim of paying tribute to approximately 30,000 New Zealand military personnel buried on foreign soil with a hand-made Dolores Cross. Visitors can come to reflect and remember all the men and women who have served their country, showing courage and loyalty. Take the opportunity to visit The Art of Remembering - Te Pu o Mahara exhibition showcasing the winners and finalist entries by Rotorua art students. Rotorua High School students were tasked with creating visual art based on the story of a Rotorua person who served in the Great War. Students were asked to interpret an aspect of their story through one of seven visual art mediums – painting, print making, sculpture, moving image, photography, digital or mixed media. The exhibition of about 30 works will be on display at The Arts Village from 21 April until 26 May 2018. Families will also be able to weave flax crosses at Rotorua Museum drop-in crafts in Te Runanga Tea House on Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 April and Thursday 26 - Friday 27 April, 10am – 3pm. For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Activity Trail

      Explore Government Gardens to learn more about its cool history and be in to win great prizes. These April School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids exploring the beautiful Government Gardens and learning about the interesting history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-27 (excluding ANZAC day) April 2018, 10am-3pm). Once you’ve finished the Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Te Runanga Tea House (during drop-in crafts). All entries need to be in by 5pm Sunday 29 April 2018. Other school holiday activities include: 16-20 April 2018, 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Crowns Te Runanga Tea House 25 April 2018, 10am – 2pm ANZAC Crafts – Delores Crosses The Arts Village 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Flax Crosses Te Runanga Tea House For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holidays Visit to Amazeme

      2nd Week - School Holidays Program - another awesome day of good old-fashioned family style fun in Rotorua. School Holidays Activities and Outings from Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa area. All working parents need to know their children are well catered to over the holidays – come on an outing with us and we guarantee – lots of fun with educational value, a safe environment, and small groups. A holiday program may be a necessity for you or maybe a treat to the children, so they don’t suffer boredom or too much screen time. Check out the following school holiday program and book them into what you think would be fun for them. Great Value - just send your child to their most interested outing and only pay for one - far more cost effective - not having to take the entire family and pay for siblings who are not that interested. Save time - let us take care of everything - we have higher staff/child ratio's than required to ensure your child experiences a great day. Includes transport, entrance fees to attraction and a BBQ.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities – Flax Crosses

      Come and learn how to make harakeke (flax) crosses with the kids in this free craft activity hosted by Rotorua Museum. The Dolores Cross Project is an initiative that began in April 2008 to pay tribute to the approximately 30,000 New Zealand military personnel buried on foreign soil. The team from Rotorua Museum will be based at Te Runanga Tea House (Government Gardens) on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April and again on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 April from 10am until 3pm to teach you how to make the crosses. (On ANZAC Day -Wednesday 25 April - they will based out of The Arts Village from 10am – 2pm) During week one of the holidays Rotorua Museum will be running free drop-in crafts between Monday 16 and Friday 20 April. Kids can make a cool crown to wear home and do some fun colouring sheets from 10am until 3pm at Te Runanga Tea House. You might also like to grab one of our Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018, 10am-3pm). All entries need to be in by 5pm on Sunday 29 April 2018 to be in to win great prizes. For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

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      Apr 2018

      Yipadee Musical Show

      Best-selling children's author and musician Deano Yipadee is in the library sharing his musical show and brand new book. Mr Yipadee’s books include Jingle Bells and Nee Naw The Little Fire Engine and his songs have hit the charts in the UK and New Zealand. As his aim is inspiring kids to laugh, love, and believe in themselves, kids (and grown-ups) are sure to have a great time. Venue: Discovery Space, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri Ages: 5+ Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: No bookings required. Come and enjoy your new library these school holidays. Download your copy of the April School Holiday Programme from our website or pick one up at the library today. Children must be supervised at all activities. Thanks to our sponsors and programme partners: Unison, the Wright Family Foundation, Tompkins Wake, Friends of the Library and Bay Trust.

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      Apr 2018

      Animates Rotorua - School Holiday Activities

      Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running two activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and no bookings are required! Just turn up on the day before 11am.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 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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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Activity Trail

      Explore Government Gardens to learn more about its cool history and be in to win great prizes. These April School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids exploring the beautiful Government Gardens and learning about the interesting history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-27 (excluding ANZAC day) April 2018, 10am-3pm). Once you’ve finished the Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Te Runanga Tea House (during drop-in crafts). All entries need to be in by 5pm Sunday 29 April 2018. Other school holiday activities include: 16-20 April 2018, 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Crowns Te Runanga Tea House 25 April 2018, 10am – 2pm ANZAC Crafts – Delores Crosses The Arts Village 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Flax Crosses Te Runanga Tea House For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Drop-In Craft Activities – Flax Crosses

      Come and learn how to make harakeke (flax) crosses with the kids in this free craft activity hosted by Rotorua Museum. The Dolores Cross Project is an initiative that began in April 2008 to pay tribute to the approximately 30,000 New Zealand military personnel buried on foreign soil. The team from Rotorua Museum will be based at Te Runanga Tea House (Government Gardens) on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April and again on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 April from 10am until 3pm to teach you how to make the crosses. (On ANZAC Day -Wednesday 25 April - they will based out of The Arts Village from 10am – 2pm) During week one of the holidays Rotorua Museum will be running free drop-in crafts between Monday 16 and Friday 20 April. Kids can make a cool crown to wear home and do some fun colouring sheets from 10am until 3pm at Te Runanga Tea House. You might also like to grab one of our Activity Trails that will have you searching Government Gardens and learning some cool facts about the history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018, 10am-3pm). All entries need to be in by 5pm on Sunday 29 April 2018 to be in to win great prizes. For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

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      Apr 2018

      Lego Disaster Island: SOLD OUT

      A disaster is about to hit Lego Island. Work together to solve this Lego challenge? Venue: Makerspace, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri Ages: 5+ Cost: Gold coin koha Booking: Booking required. Book at www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz or contact Rotorua Library. Come and enjoy your new library these school holidays. Download your copy of the April School Holiday Programme from www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz or pick one up at the library today. Children must be supervised at all activities. Thanks to our sponsors and programme partners: Unison, the Wright Family Foundation, Tompkins Wake, Friends of the Library and Bay Trust.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      Chinese & Korean Banquet

      Travel to an exotic land without leaving Rotorua! Welcome to our Chinese & Korean Banquet – a superb journey through Asian cuisine, with a tremendous range of flavours and styles. Come and experience something different or, for the foodies out there come and enjoy your favourite Chinese & Korean dishes! This offering consists of pre-dinner canapes and a seven course menu – satisfaction guaranteed!

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      Apr 2018

      The Creation Dinner by Karena and Kasey Bird

      Nau mai haere mai ki te timatanga. Karena and Kasey Bird, winners of Masterchef 2014 and TV hosts of 'Karena and Kasey's Kitchen Diplomacy' are excited to be hosting a one of a kind dining experience in Rotorua. This exclusive dining experience will combine story telling with a delicious 7 course degustation paired with beverage matches and is limited to only 24 tickets. 'This is a new beginning for us, we have dreamed of a dining experience like this and we are excited to finally bring it to life and share it with everyone. We couldn't think of a more perfect place to start than Rotorua as we have such a special connection with this area and we are really looking forward to starting the next chapter of our food journey here'. 'We will deliver an unforgettable experience. We are taking everything we have learnt over the past few years, from our travels abroad and many cooking and dining experiences and combining it with our love of NZ produce whilst taking our guests on an immersive journey through food and storytelling'. Interest has been very high so if you would like to be apart of this special event please do not hesitate to book as tickets will sell out. Meeting point is Ponsonby Road Lounge Bar 6pm. You will be transferred to Dining location from here

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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Activity Trail

      Explore Government Gardens to learn more about its cool history and be in to win great prizes. These April School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids exploring the beautiful Government Gardens and learning about the interesting history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-27 (excluding ANZAC day) April 2018, 10am-3pm). Once you’ve finished the Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Te Runanga Tea House (during drop-in crafts). All entries need to be in by 5pm Sunday 29 April 2018. Other school holiday activities include: 16-20 April 2018, 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Crowns Te Runanga Tea House 25 April 2018, 10am – 2pm ANZAC Crafts – Delores Crosses The Arts Village 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Flax Crosses Te Runanga Tea House For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens. The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance follow the link to the ANZAC page on the Rotorua Lakes Council's website. If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Field of Remembrance please contact the Rotorua Lakes Council on (07) 348 4199. Please be aware of the following road closures in place for: Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April): *Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April): *Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      The Creation Dinner Encore by Karena and Kasey Bird-Night 2

      Due to popular demand we are opening for a second night. Nau mai haere mai ki te timatanga. After an overwhelming response to the first night and tickets selling out in only a few days Karena and Kasey have decided to give more people an opportunity to take part in this experience and we will be hosting a second evening of the "Creation Dinner" With a limited number of tickets these will sell out again so get in quick After a whirl wind visit to 24 countries and after working in some of New Zealand's top restaurants Karena and Kasey Bird, winners of Masterchef 2014 and TV hosts of 'Karena and Kasey's Kitchen Diplomacy' are excited to bring all of their new knowledge back to Rotorua to host a very special dining experience. This exclusive dining experience will combine story telling with a delicious 7 course degustation paired with beverage matches with limited tickets available. 'This is a new beginning for us, we have dreamed of a dining experience like this and we are excited to finally bring it to life and share it with everyone. We couldn't think of a more perfect place to start than Rotorua as we have such a special connection with this area and we are really looking forward to starting the next chapter of our food journey here'. 'We will deliver an unforgettable experience. We are taking everything we have learnt over the past few years, from our travels abroad and many cooking and dining experiences and combining it with our love of NZ produce whilst taking our guests on an immersive journey through food and storytelling'. Interest has been very high so if you would like to be apart of this special event please do not hesitate to book as tickets will sell out. Meeting point is Ponsonby Road Lounge Bar 6pm. You will be transferred to Dining location from here

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      Apr 2018

      April School Holiday Activity Trail

      Explore Government Gardens to learn more about its cool history and be in to win great prizes. These April School Holidays Rotorua Museum is running a free activity trail that will have kids exploring the beautiful Government Gardens and learning about the interesting history of the area. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 14 April and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from Te Runanga Tea House during drop-in crafts (16-20 April & 23-27 (excluding ANZAC day) April 2018, 10am-3pm). Once you’ve finished the Activity Trail, you can enter the draw to win a cool prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Te Runanga Tea House (during drop-in crafts). All entries need to be in by 5pm Sunday 29 April 2018. Other school holiday activities include: 16-20 April 2018, 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Crowns Te Runanga Tea House 25 April 2018, 10am – 2pm ANZAC Crafts – Delores Crosses The Arts Village 23-24 & 26-27 April 2018 10am – 3pm Drop-in Crafts – Flax Crosses Te Runanga Tea House For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 2018

      School Holiday Combo Deal!

      These school holidays, Rainbow Springs has teamed up with the Agrodome to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days. Your Rainbow Springs Day Pass includes: - Entry to our exciting new Bird Show at 11:30am! - Daily close-up Animal Encounters with our expert wildlife team! - Unlimited rides on the Big Splash! - Endless fun on our awesome new Playscapes and Water Play area! - Chance to meet whio, koura, giant kokopu and feed longfin eels in our new Freshwater Fish Encounter! This 1-hour encounter runs everyday at 12:15pm, 30th March 2018 - 29th April 2018, maximum capacity 40 pax. - Our huge kids playpark! -Our interactive whio education area! - Repeat entry throughout the day so you can come back at night, when it’s dark, to see kiwi in our outdoor enclosure. - and more. Agrodome Farm Show! Get ready for a fun-packed hour of entertainment at the Agrodome Farm Show! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, watch a live sheep shearing demonstration and take part in a fun sheep auction. If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage to feed lambs or even hand-milk a cow! After the show, head outside to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial. Your ticket also includes entry to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest and cutest animals at the Agrodome. You can even pet and have your photo taken with the baby farm animals! Combo Offer Terms and Conditions: - Travel period: (30th March - 29th April 2018). - With promo code DOUBLEFUN; Family Pass is $109 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-15 years), 0-4 years are free, individual adult tickets $45, individual child tickets $25. - Tickets can be used on separate days within a 5 day period. - Rainbow Springs: Open 8:30am-10pm every day - no reservations required. - Agrodome: Farm Show times 9:30am, 11am and 2:30pm every day - no reservations required. - Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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      Apr 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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      Apr 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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      Apr 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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      Apr 2018

      Recycled Wedding Market

      Bridal goods to sell or looking for some bargains? Then join us for our recycled market. For more info or to book your stall. (Vendors or brides wanting to book a stall for pre-loved goods!) Contact us on 07 350 2119 or info@bluebaths.co.nz. Limited availability so don't delay! Selling on behalf - Blue Baths can sell your Wedding Dress on your behalf. We'll have a seamstress on hand to assist and offer advise on adjustments. Calling all you bargain hunting brides!

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

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      Apr 2018

      Whio Awareness Month - Freshwater Encounter

      Join our wildlife keepers on a stroll through the park to meet our freshwater wildlife! During this 1-hour encounter, you'll get to feed native longfin eels, meet giant kokopu (our newest residents), and help spot koura (who love to hide)! Along the way, our wildlife keepers will have heaps of interesting facts and stories to tell! You'll also get to stop at our spring water fountains for a refreshing drink. Then our wildlife keeper will take you to the walk-through aviary where you will meet our two beautiful whio! Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to whio over the years. April is Whio Awareness Month and during this encounter you'll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. *Freshwater Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass. These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome Family Deal which is just too good to miss. Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70! Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN. You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.