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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.

Lets Get Planting!

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Sep 2019

Lets Get Planting!

To celebrate 50 years of Conservation Week, get your hands dirty help us get native plants in the ground! Department of Conservation are calling out to the everyone to plant some native plants and help restore the unique Waikite Wetland. Please be prepared for either rain or shine, wear your gardening gloves bring a spade, we do have some to share, it could be a bit wet under foot so make sure everyone has their gumboots on! This event is suitable for schools, businesses and individuals. Please contact cnoble@doc.govt.nz for more information and to register. Part of Conservation Week 2019 - conservationweek.org.nz.

Oppositional, Defiant & Angry Children & Adolescents

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Sep 2019

Oppositional, Defiant & Angry Children & Adolescents

Children and adolescents with oppositional, defiance and/or anger issues can present a monumental challenge to helping professionals, educators and families. A huge percentage of professional time, energy and resources is spent responding to this relatively small group of challenging young people, often without any real sense that there is any positive impact to show for it. This dynamic workshop will focus on practical strategies and address a full range of behavioural disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic and behavioral techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across home, classroom, therapeutic and community settings. Participants will examine the intersection of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter management and treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much-improved intervention approach to working with ODD and other related behavioural disorders. The main learning objectives of this workshop include: - Identify oppositional behaviour and causes for the escalation of this behaviour: Understanding why child and adolescent oppositional behaviours work and how to effectively intervene Ways in which professionals, educators and families may be fuelling the defiant behaviours that they are trying to stop The role modern technology and electronic addiction has in influencing oppositional behaviours - Implement strategies with the child/adolescent who refuses to comply with directives - Why “regular” strategies (rewards & punishments) don’t work & how to improve them using “Prosocial Punishments” that do - Differentiate oppositional behaviours caused by ASD, ADHD and other issues and learn disorder specific strategies - Design and implement effective intervention strategies to reduce passive aggressive, disruptive and aggressive behaviours - Create and implement effective behaviour plans for home, therapy and classroom settings - Reduce the disruptive impact and risk to other children or adolescents at school, home and in therapeutic settings - Implement effective strategies with parents and other team members. Reduce frustration and increase their effectiveness This workshop will be of benefit to all professionals who work with oppositional young people across the health, welfare, education and community sectors. Parents will also gain skills. Be prepared for a full day of easily applied strategies, taught with, case studies, practical examples, humour and 25 years of experience. Jay Berk, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and an internationally recognized specialist in the child & adolescent behavioural field. Based in Ohio, his office and related alternative education program are regarded as a premier practice for work with children who have behavioural challenges. Dr Berk is a sought-after speaker internationally and he has instructed in every state of the United States, all provinces in Canada, the University of London, UNICEF, The American Red Cross, and is a consultant to school districts in Ohio. He is the author of “A Parent’s Guide to Electronic Addiction”. Thousands of attendees have glowing accolades for this training with many saying it is one of the best programs they have ever attended.

Sulphur Point Lakeside Clean-Up

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Sep 2019

Sulphur Point Lakeside Clean-Up

This event is part of Conservation Week 2019 - www.conservationweek.org.nz At Sudima Hotels New Zealand, we take our environmental and social responsibilities very seriously. We continually strive to ensure our hotel procedures are friendly to the environment and to the welfare of our team. Our local communities are very important to us and we support sustainability initiatives whenever possible. And this year is no different with Conservation Week coming up in September. Every year our teams across the country organise projects in support of the week. Please join the team from Sudima Lake Rotorua as we go out to do a clean-up of our beautiful lake and surrounding areas. It's our contribution to our local environment so join us for a couple of hours - you'll be surprised how much we can clean up with an extra pair of hands helping us. Plus there's afternoon tea afterwards! We will be removing rubbish from around the lake area and surrounding banks. Working bee starts at 1pm and ends around 3pm. What to wear/bring: gumboots are highly recommended, long sleeves and pants, jacket, hat/beanie, bring a water bottle and some snacks. What we provide: Gloves and rubbish bags and afternoon tea afterwards. During afternoon tea we will have the ranger talking about the wildlife in this area and the trials and tribulations of the critically endangered Black Bill Gull that calls Sulphur Bay it’s home during the breeding season. Conservation Volunteering is not only about caring for the environment – it’s about creating healthy communities. Register for this event (so we know numbers for afternoon tea too) by emailing: chrisf@sudimarotorua.co.nz . Registrations close 12 September. For more information on Conservation Week, visit www.doc.govt.nz/conservationweek