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Rotorua IS a great place to invest

Rotorua IS a great place to invest

Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most diverse economies including forestry and wood processing, tourism, geothermal, agribusiness, education, health, manufacturing and social services. Rotorua is the perfect city to invest in, offering compelling business opportunities companies won’t find elsewhere. Commercial and industrial rates are cheaper in Rotorua than the larger population cities of New Zealand. The city has experienced good GDP growth and is increasingly becoming a multicultural city. We encourage you to visit and find out how Rotorua can produce a sustainable competitive advantage for your business. Contact us for more information.

U3A Forum, Sue Williams on Kaharoa Kokako Trust

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Oct 2018

U3A Forum, Sue Williams on Kaharoa Kokako Trust

Sue Williams will speak at Rotorua U3A’s October Forum about the work of the Kaharoa Kokako Trust whose aim is to protect the small kokako population within the Kaharoa Conservation Area, located mid-way between Lake Rotorua and Te Puke. Predator control is an important aspect of the Trust's work. From a mere 24 birds two decades ago, there is now a population of 170. The Trust's highly successful conservation programme was established 20 years ago by a group of volunteers. Their efforts now contribute to the national recovery of kokako by providing birds for translocation to other protected areas. Their programme is now established as a model for other community conservation groups to follow. Sue will explain how the programme works and also, as the 2018/19 season starts, how we the public can help the Trust in its work. Doors open at 9:30 with refreshments. Visitors warmly welcome with gold coin entry.

Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk 2018

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Oct 2018

Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk 2018

The Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust present the 2018 3.4km Pink Walk! Registrations open online Monday 13th August. Start planning your Pink costumes, get your friends and family together and enjoy a fun evening of love and laughter, celebrating life and sharing a moment of remembrance. This is the Trust's major fundraising event which helps us to support those with breast cancer in the Rotorua community. Proceeds from registration and sponsorship help to fund education, tailored support, exercise programmes and information sharing. Thank you so much for getting involved! Prize categories: Best Dressed Female Best Dressed Male Best Dressed Child Best Dressed Group Best Dressed Business Team #pinkwalk2018

2018 October Okere Falls Beerfest

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Oct 2018

2018 October Okere Falls Beerfest

The Okere Falls Beerfest is back again for October 2018! We're kicking off the festivities on Wednesday with a beer tasting with Garage Project Brewery from Wellington and live alt-country jams from The Porchrockers. After we've all had a drink and settled into the week, we take a day to celebrate our neighbours and regulars with Thursday Local's Night - a classic Okere Falls Beerfest evening with Schwein (Pork Roast) and original disco & jazz by Mighty Mighty. Friday and Saturday are ticketed events filled with fantastic bands, including our favourite high-energy, horn-blowing Festival Band! Friday night line up is confirmed with awesome sounds from 5 pm sharp with dynamic Acoustic beats and funky sounds of one of last year's crowd favourites, Whitechapel Jak. Headlining and back by popular demand from a short winter holiday is Otium, an awesome group of lads bringing reggae, dub & funk from Whangarei - super fun and super talented. Saturday Line-up is also confirmed with live music from 12 noon. Coming in early we have local Rotorua celebrity Lloyd Ackroyd with his smooth guitar and jazz/blues vibe to warm up the afternoon, followed by bluesy Americana folk-rock sounds of The Miltones. Heading into the evening we have Phil Edward's Band, filled with funk & reggae vibes before we go out with a bang accompanied by Waiheke International Soul Orchestra! Schweinshaxe Pork Roast Dinner Tickets are available every night however, we have limited numbers so please purchase your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. A range of German Bretzels, Griller Burgers, Bratwurst Sausages and more will also be available for purchase on the night. Our fantastic collection of wines, ciders and NZ beers on tap, and our new low and non-alcoholic beverages, will also be on hand. Bus Transfers: Departing and returning to 1241 Fenton Street. Each bus ticket is a return trip, leaving town at the time listed and allowing you to jump on any of the returning buses, which will be running between 8pm-10pm. We advise being there at least 10 minutes prior to the bus departure time. Come and join us for an amazing week of German Festivities. Ziggy, Ziggy, Ziggy! Oi, Oi, Oi. Please note: Beerfest is not a BYO event and is a festival-style atmosphere in which to enjoy great food, exceptional beverages, and fantastic music. Only happy people please, or you will be asked to leave nicely.