• 16

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      16

      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.

      16

      Sep 2019

      Drop-in Tech Assistance

      SeniorNet have partnered with Rotorua Library to offer help to people of all ages who are facing 'challenges' or just need a bit of reassurance when using their phones, tablets, laptops or other computer equipment. Join in the fun at this free drop-in event - learn how to use your device to the max in this age where sending emails and using social media have become the new 'norm' and where a basic computer knowledge is taken for granted. Koha appreciated.

      16

      Sep 2019

      Wacky Warm Ups: A Community Project

      Join this group if you'd like to knit or make warm items for people living in cold spaces. The group shares wool, needles and know-how and also accepts donations of wool and finished hand-made items and meets on the Ground Floor near the Coffee Cart every Monday. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.

      16

      Sep 2019

      He Aka Pikirangi

      These fun, developmental term time 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.

      16

      Sep 2019

      Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups

      Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups is an informal lunch time gathering for anyone who wants to have a go at speaking in and practicing te reo Maori no matter what stage of the learning journey they are on. Join like minded people and share the learning.

      16

      Sep 2019

      Give It a Go Swimming

      Enjoy the water but don’t feel confident in the deep end? With summer on the horizon these classes will help you learn new swimming and water safety skills. The classes are best suited to participants who are unable to swim or who are not confident enough to swim a lap of a pool. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! Give it a Go Swimming is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

    • 17

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      17

      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.

      17

      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.

      17

      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.

      17

      Sep 2019

      Call for Entries - Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2019

      Rotorua Museum is happy to announce the return of the bi-annual Art Awards for 2019 and are calling upon all Bay of Plenty artists to enter. In association with Friends of Rotorua Museum this prestigious competition is sponsored by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Lockwood and More FM. Entries are invited from artists, in any art or craft medium including digital/moving image, who currently reside, work or study in the Bay of Plenty, and those students who study away from their Bay of Plenty home base. Prizes include: Rotorua Museum Supreme Award at $10,000 Friends of Rotorua Museum Emerging Artist at $1,000 Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award at $1,000 Lockwood Youth Award at $1,000 (artists 18 years and under) More FM People’s Choice Awards at 2x $500 (in gallery and on Facebook) This will be the largest prize pool that Rotorua Museum has ever offered. Rotorua Lakes Council Arts and Culture Manager, Stewart Brown, hopes local and regional artists will take up this exciting opportunity to showcase their skills. Entries close on Monday 30 September 2019, 5pm, with the Awards evening on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions rotoruamuseum.co.nz/artawards You can download an entry form or enter online from rotoruamuseum.co.nz/artawards Employees of Rotorua Lakes Council and Friends of Rotorua Museum executive committee are not eligible to enter. For further information please contact Julie Parsons, phone 07 351 7823 or email Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz

      17

      Sep 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for 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 experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

      17

      Sep 2019

      Pub Quiz Night - Believe It Or Not Quiz Nights

      - If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Tuesday - Do not miss this! - Come and test your knowledge against the famous Believe It Or Not questions. With a pre-quiz game, the Main Quiz, and other on-the-spot prizes, and Bar Tab's, finished off with a 3 question Jackpot, everyone can be a winner! - Wrap up warm...it will be dark outside now for the next few months - Don't stay at home, it is nice and warm inside here... Join us for two hours of exciting big screen trivia action.With brand new themed rounds each and every week there is something for everyone. The Quiz is free to play (No Cover Charge) - Get a team together (2 or more) and come on down for stacks of fun! If you are new to Roto-Vegas,or your freinds and familiy are not pub quiz people and you cant make up a team, come on your own, ask for Chris, and we will fit you into a team!!!! All content is fair, fresh but challenging and it doesn't matter if you're 18 or 118, there'll be answers that you will help out with. This is an Event for people 18+ only Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas.....we are here to help - Tables open from 5.00pm - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Famous Pizzas - Chris's World Famous Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas Quiz Night. #BelieveItorNotQuiz #Quiz #PubQuiz #RotoruaQuiz #Bion #BionQuiz #TriviaTuesday #PubTriviaTuesday #RotoVegas #Rotorua #PubTrivia #RotoVegasQuiz #RotoVegasPubQuiz #NoCoverCharge #GetYourSeatEarlyAndRelax #0800RotoVegas

    • 18

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      18

      Sep 2019

      Aqua Zumba

      A dance party in a pool! Enjoy the weightlessness of water and make a splash with this low impact, high energy activity in a welcoming environment. Classes are held in the indoor pool where it's nice and warm on a windy spring day! Aqua Zumba is a great all-round fitness class - you're supported in the water, plus there's the added bonus of water resistance which provides the perfect workout for improving your fitness and muscle tone. No experience necessary. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! Aqua Zumba is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

      18

      Sep 2019

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing. 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. Koha appreciated.

      18

      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

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      Sep 2019

      Get Active Challenge

      A Waikite Gym JTK Boxing four week challenge with a combination of walking, running and boxing. Meet new people in a supportive environment and challenge yourself. The challenge is perfect for beginners who are first-timers at a fitness class, or those who are getting back into exercise after a break and are looking for a friendly and encouraging environment. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! The Get Active Challenge is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

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      Sep 2019

      Poker Night – Texas Hold'em Tournament

      Going to be in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua on Wednesday Night? Don't be afraid. Wednesday night poker is back in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua Attention! Attention! New game, new game! (Host Venue) Mitchell Downs Tavern. Up to $5000 cash in prize money. Poker players you know you want to.. so don't miss out! Rego from 6.30pm Tournament Start's 7pm (Cards fly on the Felt) Late entries allowed until 8:00pm (end of the first break) Friendly TD with a smile. Great friendly environment. Great weekly Cash & Prizes to be won! Come along for a great evening of entertainment! $20 entry plus 1 x $20 rebuy and 1 x $10 Add on allowed until end of first break. Food and Drink points start from 4pm for extra chips, end's at 8pm (end of first break). Poker players you know you want to, so don't miss out. Phone/Text Tournament Director - 027 2222 800. Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas or Email: poker@roto-vegas.co.nz... we are here to help. - Tables open from 6pm - Courtesy Car Available $3 per person each way - Can pick you up from home and drop you back home - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Pizzas - Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks See you all there! #RotoVegasPoker #RotoVegas #RotoVegasPokerClub #RotoVegasPokerClubIncorporated #RotoruaPoker #TexasHoldem #RotoVegasPokerPlayers #TexasHoldemPoker #GetYourSeatEarlyAndRelax #Rotorua #0800RotoVegas

      18

      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

    • 19

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      19

      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.

      19

      Sep 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for 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 experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

      19

      Sep 2019

      Meet the Rotorua Lakes Council Local Body Candidates

      Two public meetings hosted by Grey Power Rotorua Grey Power Rotorua is a not-for-profit incorporated society affiliated with the Federation of Grey Power Associations. Our focus is to advocate and lobby governments, political parties and candidates, local bodies and community organisations as well as businesses, on matters of significance to the seniors of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and in particular, those resident in Rotorua. Each local body election year, Grey Power Rotorua hosts a public meeting, so that both Association members and the general public can inform themselves about the candidates, both councillor and mayor, and so have a firmer foundation on which to decide whether to vote for particular candidates, and often, why not! This election round offers residents a feast of new faces and therefore fresh opinions, making this is an opportunity to get nose-to-nose with them and ask them your questions one-on-one, after the formal presentations. We can be sure that there will be a wide range of opinions expressed, and reasons for standing for election. we can be sure too that we will not agree with all of them, may be none of them. Giving them a fair and courteous hearing is totally to our advantage: the immediate future of the residents of Rotorua is at stake, and your attendance is both welcome and strongly encouraged! Your are welcome to come to one or both sessions: Thursday 19 September 2-4pm chaired by Gerald Hanson 7-9pm chaired by Geoffrey Shekell Candidates will be invited to attend both sessions and answer the following two questions : - What is your philosophy and motivation for standing for Council? - What issues relating to seniors will you pursue ? Meeting format: - 3 minutes allocated per speaker - No questions from the floor - Cuppa and biscuit supplied - Opportunity to meet the candidates individually Gold coin donation welcomed.

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      Sep 2019

      Te Arawa Catfish Killas and Bay of Plenty Regional Council

      William Anaru and Lucas Macdonald will present an overview of the incursion response launched as a result of catfish being discovered in 2017 in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua and how the Te Arawa Catfish Killas and Bay of Plenty Regional Council have tackled the pests. This event is part of Conservation Week 2019 - www.conservationweek.org.nz.

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      Sep 2019

      FEAST at Terrace Kitchen

      Join us for a visual feast with Nicola Bennett. *Please email bookings@terrace.kitchen or call 07 460 1229 to book your spot. Limited tickets available. Terrace Kitchen and Artist Nicola Bennett present, Feast. Experience an epic collaboration between local abstract artist Nicola Bennett and our team of culinary professionals at Terrace Kitchen. Our executive chef has partnered up with Nicola to create a mouth-watering 4 course menu inspired by the artwork and a VIP preview of Nicola’s paintings. Feast connects people through a full sensory experience of eating, seeing and listening. Nicola and Timo will talk about their inspiration and behind the scenes creative process. Nicola Bennett is a contemporary abstract painter passionate about the sensory experience of fine art and fine food. Bennett works with oils and mixed media to create artworks to ‘eat’ with the eyes – a visual feast. Her work is held in private collections around the world. Ticket Option One – $95. Glass of bubbles on arrival / 4 course menu with refresher course. Ticket Option Two – $135 Glass of bubbles on arrival / 4 course menu with refresher course / Mills Reef wine match for each dish *Please email bookings@terrace.kitchen or call 07 460 1229 to book your spot. Limited tickets available. Event begins at 6.30pm at our Restaurant Terrace Kitchen – 1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. Meet the Artist – Nicola Bennett Nicola Bennett is an English artist living and working in Okere Falls, New Zealand. In 2007 Bennett completed her Masters of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland. Her work is held in private collections in New Zealand, South Africa and England. “I am an abstract painter working on mainly large canvas’ in mixed media – oils, acrylics, spray paint and pastels. My passion for fine art is influenced by fine food. I think of colours like flavours, and how they interact. The process is a playful search for beauty. I always know when a painting is finished; it is ready to eat with the eyes. A visual feast if you will."

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      Sep 2019

      Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp

      - If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly Thursday evening Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool Open Singles Competition. Chalk up those pool cues (we have many here you can use) or BYO, and get ready to break and sink the black! 32+ Players/Rebuys Guarantees a pot of $210.00 24+ Players/Rebuys - $170.00 (or more) pot 17+ Players/Rebuys - $130.00 (or more) pot Top Up from Bar is by Food/Drink Bar Tab's (No Cash) For Competitions with less then 16 Players/Rebuys the pot will be entry fees only - no top up from the Bar/Restaurant Buy in is $5, Rebuy's are also $5... Don't forget to enter the $2.00 Jackpot, which gives you even more ways to win. Contact a mate who you want a showdown with and come on down here by 6:30pm for registration each and every Thursday. Have you got the balls to play? Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas...or Email: 8ballpool@roto-vegas.co.nz we are here to help. - This is an Event for people aged 18+ only - Pool Tables open from 11am.....Free Pool Tables all day! (Save $2.00 per game) - Free Wifi - Courtesy Van Available to collect you from your address in Rotorua, and take you home. ($3.00 per person, each way) - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Famous Pizzas - Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp Night #RotoVegas #Rotorua #0800RotoVegas #8BallPool #Rotorua8BallPool #RotoVegas8BallPool #MitchellDownsTavern

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      Sep 2019

      Super Hugh-Man

      A Maori Boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. This award-winning solo cabaret show by acclaimed entertainer, Rutene Spooner, charts his personal journey growing up as a young Maori kapa haka student to becoming a musical theatre star, after discovering the secret identity of his hero, Hugh Jackman. Spooner will present a witty and rousing night of entertainment as his performance uncovers that it’s okay to be a different kind of man – one who’s strong and sensitive. Treat yourself to a night of haka and high kicks as well as a stirring touch of fierce and fabulous. Super Hugh-Man is a shamelessly charming and heartfelt story, intricately weaving together comedy, dance, kapa haka and waiata into a stunning cabaret experience. “…Spooner’s autobiographical musical is deceptively complex. Honest, uplifting, stirring and hilarious…” – Theatreview

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      Sep 2019

      Meet the Rotorua Lakes Council Local Body Candidates

      Two public meetings hosted by Grey Power Rotorua Grey Power Rotorua is a not-for-profit incorporated society affiliated with the Federation of Grey Power Associations. Our focus is to advocate and lobby governments, political parties and candidates, local bodies and community organisations as well as businesses, on matters of significance to the seniors of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and in particular, those resident in Rotorua. Each local body election year, Grey Power Rotorua hosts a public meeting, so that both Association members and the general public can inform themselves about the candidates, both councillor and mayor, and so have a firmer foundation on which to decide whether to vote for particular candidates, and often, why not! This election round offers residents a feast of new faces and therefore fresh opinions, making this is an opportunity to get nose-to-nose with them and ask them your questions one-on-one, after the formal presentations. We can be sure that there will be a wide range of opinions expressed, and reasons for standing for election. we can be sure too that we will not agree with all of them, may be none of them. Giving them a fair and courteous hearing is totally to our advantage: the immediate future of the residents of Rotorua is at stake, and your attendance is both welcome and strongly encouraged! Your are welcome to come to one or both sessions: Thursday 19 September 2-4pm chaired by Gerald Hanson 7-9pm chaired by Geoffrey Shekell Candidates will be invited to attend both sessions and answer the following two questions : - What is your philosophy and motivation for standing for Council? - What issues relating to seniors will you pursue ? Meeting format: - 3 minutes allocated per speaker - No questions from the floor - Cuppa and biscuit supplied - Opportunity to meet the candidates individually Gold coin donation welcomed.

      19

      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

    • 20

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

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      Sep 2019

      FEAST at Terrace Kitchen

      Join us for a visual feast with Nicola Bennett. *Please email bookings@terrace.kitchen or call 07 460 1229 to book your spot. Limited tickets available. Terrace Kitchen and Artist Nicola Bennett present, Feast. Experience an epic collaboration between local abstract artist Nicola Bennett and our team of culinary professionals at Terrace Kitchen. Our executive chef has partnered up with Nicola to create a mouth-watering 4 course menu inspired by the artwork and a VIP preview of Nicola’s paintings. Feast connects people through a full sensory experience of eating, seeing and listening. Nicola and Timo will talk about their inspiration and behind the scenes creative process. Nicola Bennett is a contemporary abstract painter passionate about the sensory experience of fine art and fine food. Bennett works with oils and mixed media to create artworks to ‘eat’ with the eyes – a visual feast. Her work is held in private collections around the world. Ticket Option One – $95. Glass of bubbles on arrival / 4 course menu with refresher course. Ticket Option Two – $135 Glass of bubbles on arrival / 4 course menu with refresher course / Mills Reef wine match for each dish *Please email bookings@terrace.kitchen or call 07 460 1229 to book your spot. Limited tickets available. Event begins at 6.30pm at our Restaurant Terrace Kitchen – 1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. Meet the Artist – Nicola Bennett Nicola Bennett is an English artist living and working in Okere Falls, New Zealand. In 2007 Bennett completed her Masters of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland. Her work is held in private collections in New Zealand, South Africa and England. “I am an abstract painter working on mainly large canvas’ in mixed media – oils, acrylics, spray paint and pastels. My passion for fine art is influenced by fine food. I think of colours like flavours, and how they interact. The process is a playful search for beauty. I always know when a painting is finished; it is ready to eat with the eyes. A visual feast if you will."

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      Sep 2019

      Super Hugh-Man

      A Maori Boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. This award-winning solo cabaret show by acclaimed entertainer, Rutene Spooner, charts his personal journey growing up as a young Maori kapa haka student to becoming a musical theatre star, after discovering the secret identity of his hero, Hugh Jackman. Spooner will present a witty and rousing night of entertainment as his performance uncovers that it’s okay to be a different kind of man – one who’s strong and sensitive. Treat yourself to a night of haka and high kicks as well as a stirring touch of fierce and fabulous. Super Hugh-Man is a shamelessly charming and heartfelt story, intricately weaving together comedy, dance, kapa haka and waiata into a stunning cabaret experience. “…Spooner’s autobiographical musical is deceptively complex. Honest, uplifting, stirring and hilarious…” – Theatreview

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      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Friends of The Library Book Sale

      The Friends of the Rotorua Library run a book sale at Kuirau Park on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library. Anyone can join the Friends of the Library and they are always happy to have new members. It costs $10 per year for individual membership. You will also receive the Friends of the Library newsletter.

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      Sep 2019

      Justice of The Peace Service Centre

      A Justice of the Peace will be available in Meeting Room 3 (Second Floor) at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals and 18+ cards. No appointment is necessary - this is a 'drop-in' service.

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      Sep 2019

      Angelite Holistic Fair

      Welcome, come along and enjoy your day Sharing Good Vibes with our Clairvoyants / Readers and Healers. Children free. Practitioner charges apply. Please note there is No Eftpos , ATMs are a 4-minute walk away in Ngongotaha Village. Public and practitioner inquires welcome. Rob Osborne, Director. Email - angeliteholisticfair@xtra.co.nz

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      Sep 2019

      NetballSmart Prep and Play

      Do you enjoy netball but feel there’s too many hurdles to join in? Join our six week programme for newcomers, returning players, parents, social players or if you’re wanting to build strength and stability, increase your fitness and play some fun netball games in a supportive environment. Family friendly – kids activities included. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! NetballSmart Prep and Play is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

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      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Super Hugh-Man

      A Maori Boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. This award-winning solo cabaret show by acclaimed entertainer, Rutene Spooner, charts his personal journey growing up as a young Maori kapa haka student to becoming a musical theatre star, after discovering the secret identity of his hero, Hugh Jackman. Spooner will present a witty and rousing night of entertainment as his performance uncovers that it’s okay to be a different kind of man – one who’s strong and sensitive. Treat yourself to a night of haka and high kicks as well as a stirring touch of fierce and fabulous. Super Hugh-Man is a shamelessly charming and heartfelt story, intricately weaving together comedy, dance, kapa haka and waiata into a stunning cabaret experience. “…Spooner’s autobiographical musical is deceptively complex. Honest, uplifting, stirring and hilarious…” – Theatreview

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

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      Sep 2019

      ABBA Heaven - All the Hits with The Mermaids Dance Band

      It's sheer heaven if you love ABBA and want a great night out - members of the club and public are welcome. An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland band "The Mermaids". "The Mermaids" present 29 of Abba's most beloved songs, featuring three accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton ("TrueBliss"), Amber Claire ("At 17") and Pauline Berry, with legendary keyboardist Stuart Pearce ("Hello Sailor", "Poi E"). Take part in the epic fun of dance hits: Waterloo, Does Your Mother Know, Lay All Your Love On Me, Ring Ring, Mama Mia, Super Trooper, Take A Chance On Me, I Do I Do I Do, Honey Honey, I Have A Dream, Knowing Me Knowing You, Dancing Queen and so much more. Sing along with Thank You For The Music, Fernando & SOS. The vocalists perform in eye-popping costumes from the glam rock era of ABBA. Audience participation and dancing is encouraged. Come in your 70's glitz. Tickets from the bar at Barcode, Rotorua phone - 07 3472633.

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Timatanga Te Waka: SOLD OUT

      Want to have a go at waka ama? Sign up and learn about waka ama history, water safety and paddling technique. Last week free. There'll also be loads of opportunities after the series for regular participation and racing. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! $30 for the six week series. Rock Climbing is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

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      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

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      Sep 2019

      Indian Dancing: SOLD OUT

      Ready to try something new and fun? Join our talented dancing duo and learn a mix of Bollywood and bhangra dancing. This series is suitable for all levels of ability and fitness and is a great way to learn. You’ll find it hard to stop smiling! Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! Indian Dancing is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.