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      Jun 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

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

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      Jun 2018

      OGLOW - Winter Solstice

      Ever wanted to roll down a hill in giant inflatable ball? Now, how about in the dark? Announcing the very first ever OGLOW – Winter Solstice! Experience the thrill of our iconic Rotorua invention on a whole other level… Glow in the dark OGOs, toasty warm hot tubs, delicious food and an electric atmosphere. Available for one night only to celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year. OGLOW Packages – One time only! 1 ride for $15.00 pp – 1x 250m Straight Track (normally $45.00) 2 rides for $35.00 pp – 1x 250 Straight Track & 1x 350m Sidewinder Track (normally $80.00) 3 rides for $49.00 pp – 1x 250m Straight Track, 1x 350m Sidewinder & 1x 350m Mega Track (normally $129.00) Please note: Each package is per person, you can decide who you ride with on the day (Max 3 people in Straight and Sidewinder, Max 2 people in Mega Track) Got a group of friends or workmates you want to bring along? Send an email to:events@ogo.co.nz for a special group deal! Limited ticket sales available for this one night only event – book your spot now! Delicious Gourmet BBQ & Bar facilities onsite all night – provided by our friends at Terrace Kitchen. OGLOW Terms and Conditions: - Minimum ages to ride is 6 years of age - Maximum individual weight is 125kgs & 250 kgs combined weight for more than rider in an OGO - Tickets are sold on a per person basis, maximum 3 people per OGO per ride, Mega track max is 2 people per OGO - All rides are H2OGO (with water) rides, don’t worry it’s warm water inside! Please ensure you arrive and are checked in at the correct time, failure to do so could result you having to wait for next available time slot. Be sure to bring swimwear and towels as well as lots of warm clothing – jackets and fleeces for after your rides. OGO Rotorua standard operating procedures apply, if a ride isn’t available your ride will be substituted for an alternative on the evening. In the event of extreme weather the event will be postponed until Friday 22 June 2018. Should we be unable to fulfill your evening rides due to extreme weather, your rides will be transferred to daytime OGO rides for redemption during our normal daytime operating hours up until 30 September 2018. All tickets purchased are non- refundable and cannot be cancelled within 7 days of the event.

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      Jun 2018

      Rock 'n' Rollin' Mid-Winter Party!

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

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      Jun 2018

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

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

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      Jun 2018

      He Aka Pikirangi

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

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      Jun 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

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

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      Jun 2018

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps?

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