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      Jul 2019

      Matariki Crack the Code Activity Trail

      Wanted: Detectives needed to solve a Matariki Mystery in the Government Gardens! These July School Holidays, Rotorua Museum is bringing back the popular Crack the Code free activity trail which will have kids learning more about Matariki and exploring the beautiful Government Gardens. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 6 July and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street) during drop-in crafts (8-12 July and 15-19 July 2019, 10am until 2pm). From native plants to the insects, the Matariki activity trail will turn you into a detective as you dig deeper to solve the clues. Once you have found all seven answers you will need to return to the Rotorua iSite to see if your mystery code will open the safe and allow you to enter into the prize draw. Entries need to be in by 5pm on Sunday 21 July for the prize draw. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

      18

      Jul 2019

      Patchells Si-Lodec Rugby Holiday Programme

      The Bay of Plenty Rugby Holiday Programme is back for Term 2 as part of the Ahurei Pasifika week of events in Rotorua! This year, we are at a new location, the Southern Trust Sportsdrome! This year, we are running for two days and the programme is free for all kids aged 6–13 years old! Thanks to Patchell Group and Si-Lodec for proudly sponsoring the Central Bay of Plenty Rugby Holiday Programme!

      18

      Jul 2019

      Matariki School Holiday Drop-in Crafts

      Rotorua Museum are hosting two weeks of Matariki themed drop-in crafts over the July School Holidays. Come down to the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street) and join in the fun between 10am – 2pm on weekdays. Week One: Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2019 Have fun painting Matariki themed rocks, wait for it to dry and hide it around Rotorua for others to find. See if someone finds yours by visiting the @RotoruaRocks Facebook page. Can you find any rocks other people have hidden? Matariki, a star within the cluster of the same name, loves to gather people together, and to connect with our environment. She encourages us to do the same, as often as possible, so go and share your decorated rocks for others to be together and find. Week Two: Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2019 Decorate a paper cup ‘pot’ and learn how to plant a bean seed. You will be given instructions on how to look after it and help it grow once you get it home. One of the larger stars in the Matariki star cluster is called Tupuanuku. She spends her time making sure all the different growing plants have everything they need to grow big and strong so they can produce kai (food) rongoa (medicine) and kakahu (clothing materials). Maori astronomers experts looked to the Matariki star cluster to find out how abundant the upcoming year’s harvest would be – how abundant will your bean be? Other Rotorua Museum school holiday activities include: 6-21 July 2019: Matariki Crack the Code Activity Trail Collect from Rotorua iSite 11 July 2019, 5.30pm – 8.30pm: Colour the Night Various locations. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

      18

      Jul 2019

      Jade Discovery Tours

      Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. We'll take you on a journey into the rich history of pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values, exploring the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. You'll learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-4pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

      18

      Jul 2019

      Felix The Fearless Dog

      Another twisted tail at the Blue Baths. Muddy Moa Charitable Trust presentS Felix the Fearless Dog by Darlene Mohekey - only at the Blue Baths, Rotorua! Join us on Fly-Valley Farm for another amazing adventure! This time it’s Felix the farm dog who’s ruff and ready to take on an important expedition. Brave, smart, kind and fierce – Felix will lead you on an exciting escapade full of song, dance and pure joy… but he’ll help you learn a few important lessons along the way. Kiki the kiwi has been having trouble at school. Her “friends” haven’t been very friendly and she hasn’t been concentrating at school… and one morning she just didn’t turn up at all! Has she run away? Has she met with the wrong crowd? Is she in danger? With his super sniffy nose and crafty cunning, Felix has just the ex-paw-tise needed for this remarkable rescue mission. A fascinating fable full of birds and bugs, insects and grubs - it’s a real creepy crawly crusade! This one’s gonna be barking mad. Come. Sit. Stay. With Felix at The Blue Baths. Run time – 70mins - Begins at 10.30am Blue Baths Musical Director: Darlene Mohekey Produced by: Muddy Moa Charitable Trustt Popcorn, drinks and ice cream available to purchase on arrival. Show pricing: Groups: $10 – groups of 10+ $12 – group and one bag of popcorn per person $15 – group show and swim $17 – group show, popcorn and swim General Admission: $15 – for individual tickets $17 – show and popcorn $20 – show and swim $22 – show, popcorn and swim Phone - 07 350 2119 Contact info@bluebaths.co.nz for more information or large group bookings.

      18

      Jul 2019

      Animates Rotorua - School Holiday Activities

      Looking for fun activities to do with the kids these school holidays? We have you covered! We're running free School Holiday activities in all Animates stores on Thursday 11 & 18 of July at 11am. Both sessions will run for approximately 40 minutes, where the children will learn everything there is to know about fin-tastic fish! It's perfect for children aged 5-10 years old. Make sure you get in early to secure a spot, as spaces are limited. See you there!

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      Jul 2019

      Song Cloud

      Come down to Te Manawa (corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Streets) and take a journey through the long white cloud to experience the world premiere of this immersive sound and light celebration of Matariki. This free art installation will be open daily from 5pm until 10pm between Wednesday 3 July and Sunday 21 July 2019. As you enter one end of the cloud you are drawn into a transformative journey of light, sound and the stars above. Matariki, the cluster of stars also known as Pleaides, rises during mid-winter and marks the beginning of the Maori New Year. Te iwa a Matariki, the nine stars of Matariki, are linked to the elements of the natural world; the lakes and oceans, the soil, the trees, the elements. Matariki signifies reflection, hope and our connection to the environment. These themes will pair with a specially composed soundscape by James Webster (Te Arawa, Tainui). James used traditional taonga puoro (singing treasures), to compose this unique piece of music which, like the Maori language, reflects the sounds and rhythms of nature and the environment. On Wednesday 3 July at 5pm everyone is invited to the opening of Song Cloud followed by James Webster performing some of his composition using taonga puoro. Song Cloud was created by artist studio Amigo & Amigo in collaboration with Otis Studios and Litepix.

      18

      Jul 2019

      Workshop for Business Owners & Senior Leaders

      1 hour session on our two Most Requested Topics from our Accelerate Programme. Grow your skills, grow your business: We know that to be successful in business you need a growth mindset. You need to continually learn and change how you do things. All our training programmes are designed and developed with this in mind. Our medium sized Accelerate Business Programme is about to start in Rotorua. We invite you to a special free 60 minute workshop to trial us out. Come see how we train business owners and senior leaders to not only develop their business skills but to do so in a way that can drive 10x growth while having a life! Our 60 minute session includes: - How to get off the revenue plateau - Darren will provide some tips and insight on ways you can kick start your revenue growth. - Top 5 Online Marketing Must Dos - Rachael will cover her top five strategic and digital marketing tips to ensure your efforts are as effective as possible. Limited to 16 people, Register now to secure your place.

      18

      Jul 2019

      Ahurei Pasifika Fijian Community Church Service

      As part of the Ahurei Pasifika week of events we welcome you to join us as we take part in a traditional Fijian church service conducted in Fijian followed by a Sevusevu ceremony. This will be a beautiful event to be a part of and is a must-to attend and experience.

      18

      Jul 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

      18

      Jul 2019

      Karaoke Night

      Who’s ready for karaoke???

    • 19

      Jul 2019

      Matariki Crack the Code Activity Trail

      Wanted: Detectives needed to solve a Matariki Mystery in the Government Gardens! These July School Holidays, Rotorua Museum is bringing back the popular Crack the Code free activity trail which will have kids learning more about Matariki and exploring the beautiful Government Gardens. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 6 July and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street) during drop-in crafts (8-12 July and 15-19 July 2019, 10am until 2pm). From native plants to the insects, the Matariki activity trail will turn you into a detective as you dig deeper to solve the clues. Once you have found all seven answers you will need to return to the Rotorua iSite to see if your mystery code will open the safe and allow you to enter into the prize draw. Entries need to be in by 5pm on Sunday 21 July for the prize draw. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

      19

      Jul 2019

      Patchells Si-Lodec Rugby Holiday Programme

      The Bay of Plenty Rugby Holiday Programme is back for Term 2 as part of the Ahurei Pasifika week of events in Rotorua! This year, we are at a new location, the Southern Trust Sportsdrome! This year, we are running for two days and the programme is free for all kids aged 6–13 years old! Thanks to Patchell Group and Si-Lodec for proudly sponsoring the Central Bay of Plenty Rugby Holiday Programme!

      19

      Jul 2019

      Matariki School Holiday Drop-in Crafts

      Rotorua Museum are hosting two weeks of Matariki themed drop-in crafts over the July School Holidays. Come down to the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street) and join in the fun between 10am – 2pm on weekdays. Week One: Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2019 Have fun painting Matariki themed rocks, wait for it to dry and hide it around Rotorua for others to find. See if someone finds yours by visiting the @RotoruaRocks Facebook page. Can you find any rocks other people have hidden? Matariki, a star within the cluster of the same name, loves to gather people together, and to connect with our environment. She encourages us to do the same, as often as possible, so go and share your decorated rocks for others to be together and find. Week Two: Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2019 Decorate a paper cup ‘pot’ and learn how to plant a bean seed. You will be given instructions on how to look after it and help it grow once you get it home. One of the larger stars in the Matariki star cluster is called Tupuanuku. She spends her time making sure all the different growing plants have everything they need to grow big and strong so they can produce kai (food) rongoa (medicine) and kakahu (clothing materials). Maori astronomers experts looked to the Matariki star cluster to find out how abundant the upcoming year’s harvest would be – how abundant will your bean be? Other Rotorua Museum school holiday activities include: 6-21 July 2019: Matariki Crack the Code Activity Trail Collect from Rotorua iSite 11 July 2019, 5.30pm – 8.30pm: Colour the Night Various locations. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

      19

      Jul 2019

      Jade Discovery Tours

      Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. We'll take you on a journey into the rich history of pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values, exploring the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. You'll learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-4pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

      19

      Jul 2019

      Felix The Fearless Dog

      Another twisted tail at the Blue Baths. Muddy Moa Charitable Trust presentS Felix the Fearless Dog by Darlene Mohekey - only at the Blue Baths, Rotorua! Join us on Fly-Valley Farm for another amazing adventure! This time it’s Felix the farm dog who’s ruff and ready to take on an important expedition. Brave, smart, kind and fierce – Felix will lead you on an exciting escapade full of song, dance and pure joy… but he’ll help you learn a few important lessons along the way. Kiki the kiwi has been having trouble at school. Her “friends” haven’t been very friendly and she hasn’t been concentrating at school… and one morning she just didn’t turn up at all! Has she run away? Has she met with the wrong crowd? Is she in danger? With his super sniffy nose and crafty cunning, Felix has just the ex-paw-tise needed for this remarkable rescue mission. A fascinating fable full of birds and bugs, insects and grubs - it’s a real creepy crawly crusade! This one’s gonna be barking mad. Come. Sit. Stay. With Felix at The Blue Baths. Run time – 70mins - Begins at 10.30am Blue Baths Musical Director: Darlene Mohekey Produced by: Muddy Moa Charitable Trustt Popcorn, drinks and ice cream available to purchase on arrival. Show pricing: Groups: $10 – groups of 10+ $12 – group and one bag of popcorn per person $15 – group show and swim $17 – group show, popcorn and swim General Admission: $15 – for individual tickets $17 – show and popcorn $20 – show and swim $22 – show, popcorn and swim Phone - 07 350 2119 Contact info@bluebaths.co.nz for more information or large group bookings.

      19

      Jul 2019

      Song Cloud

      Come down to Te Manawa (corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Streets) and take a journey through the long white cloud to experience the world premiere of this immersive sound and light celebration of Matariki. This free art installation will be open daily from 5pm until 10pm between Wednesday 3 July and Sunday 21 July 2019. As you enter one end of the cloud you are drawn into a transformative journey of light, sound and the stars above. Matariki, the cluster of stars also known as Pleaides, rises during mid-winter and marks the beginning of the Maori New Year. Te iwa a Matariki, the nine stars of Matariki, are linked to the elements of the natural world; the lakes and oceans, the soil, the trees, the elements. Matariki signifies reflection, hope and our connection to the environment. These themes will pair with a specially composed soundscape by James Webster (Te Arawa, Tainui). James used traditional taonga puoro (singing treasures), to compose this unique piece of music which, like the Maori language, reflects the sounds and rhythms of nature and the environment. On Wednesday 3 July at 5pm everyone is invited to the opening of Song Cloud followed by James Webster performing some of his composition using taonga puoro. Song Cloud was created by artist studio Amigo & Amigo in collaboration with Otis Studios and Litepix.

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      Jul 2019

      Prince's Gate Cabaret Dinner & Show

      “Life is cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret!” If you fancy a night with a difference, you’ve come to the right place! Be entertained with a night of theatrical entertainment, paired with a sumptuous five course degustation menu. See the five course menu here: https://princesgate.co.nz/cabaret-dinner-show/ Book your tickets now!

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      Jul 2019

      Sorry Bout It

      He’s Back! Fresh off the success of his “I Gant believe it” shows in 2018 The Pacific’s most popular entertainer Tofiga Fepuleai is proud to present his brand new show “Sorry Bout It” designed to showcase all his hidden talents as well as bring back some of his iconic crowd favourites. Included in this show is the award winning R&B artist TJ Tautoa who will be providing the smooth soul backing to some of the most hilarious and entertaining sets Tofiga has yet to reveal. The new show promises to deliver a blend of musical excellence, and explosive laughs built around the comedy stylings of perhaps the Pacific’s most popular entertainer who promises something new for everyone and whose definitely not... ”Sorry Bout It”.

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      Jul 2019

      Matariki Crack the Code Activity Trail

      Wanted: Detectives needed to solve a Matariki Mystery in the Government Gardens! These July School Holidays, Rotorua Museum is bringing back the popular Crack the Code free activity trail which will have kids learning more about Matariki and exploring the beautiful Government Gardens. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 6 July and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street) during drop-in crafts (8-12 July and 15-19 July 2019, 10am until 2pm). From native plants to the insects, the Matariki activity trail will turn you into a detective as you dig deeper to solve the clues. Once you have found all seven answers you will need to return to the Rotorua iSite to see if your mystery code will open the safe and allow you to enter into the prize draw. Entries need to be in by 5pm on Sunday 21 July for the prize draw. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

      20

      Jul 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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      Jul 2019

      Angelite Holistic Fair

      The Angelite Holistic Fair is now out of retirement. We are now hosting our fair on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Our Angelite Holistic Fair was established in Auckland on the 3rd of October 2009 at the Massey Community House. The Fair operated from various halls in Auckland for 7 years before closing at the end of 2016. These fairs are to give both the public and clairvoyants / readers and healing practitioners a opportunity to Share Good Vibes and enjoy the day. Children - Free There is a door prize draw. Practitioner charges apply. There No Eftpos. Practitioner and public inquires welcome - angeliteholisticfair@xtra.co.nz.

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      Jul 2019

      Jade Discovery Tours

      Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. We'll take you on a journey into the rich history of pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values, exploring the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. You'll learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-4pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

      20

      Jul 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.

      20

      Jul 2019

      Felix The Fearless Dog

      Another twisted tail at the Blue Baths. Muddy Moa Charitable Trust presentS Felix the Fearless Dog by Darlene Mohekey - only at the Blue Baths, Rotorua! Join us on Fly-Valley Farm for another amazing adventure! This time it’s Felix the farm dog who’s ruff and ready to take on an important expedition. Brave, smart, kind and fierce – Felix will lead you on an exciting escapade full of song, dance and pure joy… but he’ll help you learn a few important lessons along the way. Kiki the kiwi has been having trouble at school. Her “friends” haven’t been very friendly and she hasn’t been concentrating at school… and one morning she just didn’t turn up at all! Has she run away? Has she met with the wrong crowd? Is she in danger? With his super sniffy nose and crafty cunning, Felix has just the ex-paw-tise needed for this remarkable rescue mission. A fascinating fable full of birds and bugs, insects and grubs - it’s a real creepy crawly crusade! This one’s gonna be barking mad. Come. Sit. Stay. With Felix at The Blue Baths. Run time – 70mins - Begins at 10.30am Blue Baths Musical Director: Darlene Mohekey Produced by: Muddy Moa Charitable Trustt Popcorn, drinks and ice cream available to purchase on arrival. Show pricing: Groups: $10 – groups of 10+ $12 – group and one bag of popcorn per person $15 – group show and swim $17 – group show, popcorn and swim General Admission: $15 – for individual tickets $17 – show and popcorn $20 – show and swim $22 – show, popcorn and swim Phone - 07 350 2119 Contact info@bluebaths.co.nz for more information or large group bookings.

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      Jul 2019

      Ahurei Pasifika Celebration 2019

      A week of Ahurei Pasifika events wraps up with the Ahurei Pasifika Celebration at Westbrook Fields from 12 - 6pm on the 20th July. Join us to celebrate all of the tastes and sounds of the Pacific Islands with Maori culture merging with Pacific Island activities and entertainment - its gonna be a burst of fun and games in the lead up to the Maori All Blacks vs Fiji game. Performances, activities, kai and giveaways makes for an epic free family event. You'll hear the calling of the beating drums as the stadium fills up for a thrilling game of rugby between the Maori All Blacks vs Fiji as the crowd gets amped up for the ultimate encounter from 5pm.

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      Jul 2019

      Opus Orchestra - Born In the USA

      Music Director Peter Walls and Opus Orchestra present Born in the USA, celebrating the great American composer Samuel Barber and bringing Russian cellist sensation Lev Sivkov to delight audiences. It isn’t easy to stand out from the world’s elite musicians, but Sivkov is a shining star on the international stage, taking out prestigious competition titles and winning over the toughest of critics. And New Zealand has noticed – Orchestra Wellington and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra have also chosen Sivkov as guest performer this year. Sivkov will perform Barber’s Cello Concerto. He is perfectly suited to carry this lyrical and expressive work that demands outstanding technique and dramatic aplomb. Beautiful music from Schumann, New Zealander Chris Adams and Mozart add to make this programme a winter-warmer for the soul.

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      Jul 2019

      Song Cloud

      Come down to Te Manawa (corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Streets) and take a journey through the long white cloud to experience the world premiere of this immersive sound and light celebration of Matariki. This free art installation will be open daily from 5pm until 10pm between Wednesday 3 July and Sunday 21 July 2019. As you enter one end of the cloud you are drawn into a transformative journey of light, sound and the stars above. Matariki, the cluster of stars also known as Pleaides, rises during mid-winter and marks the beginning of the Maori New Year. Te iwa a Matariki, the nine stars of Matariki, are linked to the elements of the natural world; the lakes and oceans, the soil, the trees, the elements. Matariki signifies reflection, hope and our connection to the environment. These themes will pair with a specially composed soundscape by James Webster (Te Arawa, Tainui). James used traditional taonga puoro (singing treasures), to compose this unique piece of music which, like the Maori language, reflects the sounds and rhythms of nature and the environment. On Wednesday 3 July at 5pm everyone is invited to the opening of Song Cloud followed by James Webster performing some of his composition using taonga puoro. Song Cloud was created by artist studio Amigo & Amigo in collaboration with Otis Studios and Litepix.

      20

      Jul 2019

      Maori All Blacks vs Fiji

      Get ready for some unmissable rugby action coming to Rotorua! The Maori All Blacks are set to take on the Flying Fijians at Rotorua International Stadium July 20th. It’s sure to be a huge clash with Fiji and they will be holding nothing back! Rotorua will come alive with events and activities to get you pumped for the big game, so make sure you get your tickets so you don’t miss out on what is sure to be an amazing game. Ticket prices: Category A $75.00 Category B $50.00 Category C $30.00 General admission from $10.00

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      Jul 2019

      The Dirty

      It’s back ,one night only! The Dirty 8:30 – We’re Doing it Doggy-style. Pantomime especially for grown-ups. Contains Adult Themes. Book a babysitter and leave the kids at home, ‘cos the collars are off, the gates are open and the farm just got freaky! It’s Felix The Fearless Dog, but the actors are off-script and it’s bound to get b*tchy… Come and see the Fly-Valley Farm animals unleashed in a special nighttime performance especially for adults. All the same characters, all the same songs, but Felix won’t be the only one chasing balls. With exclusive seating options and table service, this Farm is risqué, raunchy and a little bit ranchy.

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      Jul 2019

      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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      Jul 2019

      Matariki Crack the Code Activity Trail

      Wanted: Detectives needed to solve a Matariki Mystery in the Government Gardens! These July School Holidays, Rotorua Museum is bringing back the popular Crack the Code free activity trail which will have kids learning more about Matariki and exploring the beautiful Government Gardens. Activity trails will be available from Saturday 6 July and can be collected from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or from the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street) during drop-in crafts (8-12 July and 15-19 July 2019, 10am until 2pm). From native plants to the insects, the Matariki activity trail will turn you into a detective as you dig deeper to solve the clues. Once you have found all seven answers you will need to return to the Rotorua iSite to see if your mystery code will open the safe and allow you to enter into the prize draw. Entries need to be in by 5pm on Sunday 21 July for the prize draw. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

      21

      Jul 2019

      Jade Discovery Tours

      Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. We'll take you on a journey into the rich history of pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values, exploring the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. You'll learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-4pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

      21

      Jul 2019

      Rotorua UkeBox - Ukulele Strum-along and Open Mic Sessions

      Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead a community sing/play along and an open mic session for anyone who would like to perform. There will be hands-on learning opportunities and the Thermaleles will perform 2 or 3 of their own original songs. Requests for material to be covered or songsheets to be used during UkeBox, should be emailed to Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or posted to @RotoruaUkeBox Facebook page. Participation and watching UkeBox performances in Te Runanga Tea House is free of charge, although UkeBox will be asking for a gold coin donation to assist with costs.

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      Jul 2019

      Trivia Bingo - Our Pub Quiz's Naughty Little Sister:

      If you are in Rotorua on Sunday's 5pm -7pm - Do not miss this! Join us every Sunday for two hours of exciting big screen trivia bingo action. Come up with a strategy that sees a mix of conservatism fight optimism, as you vie to beat the other contestants to one of the six prizes! Trivia Bingo is free to play - Get a team together (2 people), or you can even play as a team of 1, and come on down for stacks of fun! Designed to be played in pairs although several people can sit together so grab a team... this is trivia meets bingo - but in a fun way! All content is fair, fresh but challenging and it doesn't matter if you're 8 or 118, there'll be answers that you will help out with. In Trivia Bingo players can make their own exciting choices as they stamp out answers on a bingo card while watching 100 interactive quiz style questions on a big screen. Experience unexpected surprises as you discover the dreaded red hearing. Discover why bingo made your Nana bingo bonkers. Grab a stamper and get shouting Biiinngo! 16 prizes to be won on the night with 7 ways to win. (plus the weekly raffle) Our Bingo Host will call 100 questions that also show on the big screens and check off your answers as you shout Bingo! Great food and drink specials. A Large range of Rotorua's #1 famous Pizza's, Chris's World Famous Burgers and other fast food favorites available. Also great for corporate events, Ask us how to book your next function with us. This is an event for people of all ages...bring all your Family members along... young and old 7 Different ways to win a prize (plus the weekly raffle) - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Great Disabled Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Courtesy Pick Up and Drop-Off Van (Conditions Apply) - Come on down for Rotorua's famous Roto -Vegas Trivia Bingo Evening 7 Different ways to win a prize (plus the weekly raffle). Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas... we are here to help. #BelieveItOrNotQuiz #Quiz #PubQuiz #RotoruaTriviaBingo #Bion #BionQuiz #MitchellDownsTavern #Bingo #BionTriviaBingo #TriviaBingo #believeitornottriviabingo #NoCoverCharge #RotoVegas #0800RotoVegas

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      Jul 2019

      Song Cloud

      Come down to Te Manawa (corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Streets) and take a journey through the long white cloud to experience the world premiere of this immersive sound and light celebration of Matariki. This free art installation will be open daily from 5pm until 10pm between Wednesday 3 July and Sunday 21 July 2019. As you enter one end of the cloud you are drawn into a transformative journey of light, sound and the stars above. Matariki, the cluster of stars also known as Pleaides, rises during mid-winter and marks the beginning of the Maori New Year. Te iwa a Matariki, the nine stars of Matariki, are linked to the elements of the natural world; the lakes and oceans, the soil, the trees, the elements. Matariki signifies reflection, hope and our connection to the environment. These themes will pair with a specially composed soundscape by James Webster (Te Arawa, Tainui). James used traditional taonga puoro (singing treasures), to compose this unique piece of music which, like the Maori language, reflects the sounds and rhythms of nature and the environment. On Wednesday 3 July at 5pm everyone is invited to the opening of Song Cloud followed by James Webster performing some of his composition using taonga puoro. Song Cloud was created by artist studio Amigo & Amigo in collaboration with Otis Studios and Litepix.

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      Jul 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.

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      Jul 2019

      Jade Discovery Tours

      Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. We'll take you on a journey into the rich history of pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values, exploring the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. You'll learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-4pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      Jul 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.

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      Jul 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.

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      Jul 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.

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      Jul 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

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      Jul 2019

      Jade Discovery Tours

      Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. We'll take you on a journey into the rich history of pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values, exploring the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. You'll learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-4pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      Jul 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!

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      Jul 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

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      Jul 2019

      Jade Discovery Tours

      Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. We'll take you on a journey into the rich history of pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values, exploring the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. You'll learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-4pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      Jul 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.

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      Jul 2019

      Reading Round

      Reading Round is a group that meets monthly for a round table discussion about their favourite reads. Come along to have a cup of tea or coffee and chat about the scheduled theme or share what you have enjoyed reading over the last month. If you prefer, you can come along and just listen and enjoy. Anyone with a love of reading is welcome to attend - new faces are always welcomed.

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      Jul 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