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      Sep 2020

      Kuirau Park Saturday Market

      for over 30 years, the Rotary Club of Rotorua North has run a Saturday market. Now located on a larger site, on the corner of Kuirau Street and Pukuatua Street. Fundraising for charity and local causes. Fruit, veg, coffee, cake, samosa, kebabs, and much much more together with buskers playing come on down - the place to be in Rotorua on a Saturday!!!

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      Sep 2020

      2020 Rotorua Marathon

      The Rotorua Marathon Has Been Postponed to Saturday 26 September. Visit the Rotorua Marathon Website for More Information. Now in its 56th year the Rotorua Marathon takes place on a course like no other. The event starts with a spine-chilling haka, before runners and walkers travel past geothermal activity, through the world-famous redwoods of Whakarewarewa Forest, or wind around picturesque Lake Rotorua. Runners and walkers can choose from a full marathon, off-road half marathon, 10km or 5.5km fun run.

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      Sep 2020

      Book Fair Rotorua Sulphur City Lions Club

      Rotorua Sulphur City Lions Club’s Annual Book Fair. Great selection of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, autobiographies, jigsaws and puzzles, gardening and recipes. Something for everyone. All proceeds go out to the community. Cash only.

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      Sep 2020

      Art by Bike - Toi ma Runga Paihikara

      Enjoy a free guided tour by bike through some of Rotorua’s cycleways and explore the impressive art works located in central Rotorua, Government Gardens, Kuirau Park, Rotorua Lakefront and Sulphur Point. Starting from Te Manawa (corner of Hinemoa and Tutanekai Streets) in the heart of Rotorua the tours are expected to take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. Check the Rotorua Events on the morning of the tour if the weather isn’t looking good. This guided tour is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Required to bring: - Bike (pahikara) - Cycle helmet (potae pahikara) - Water bottle and snacks - Sunblock and appropriate protective clothing Art by Bike tours will take place on last Saturday in the month until April 2021 (weather permitting). Tours start at 10am. For more information on the tours, contact julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz.

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      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

      26

      Sep 2020

      Rotorua Mega Fun Carnival

      The Mega Fun Carnival is back in town these School Holidays. Fun for everyone including the Merry Go Round, Flying Dragons, Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, Scream Machine & more. Plus your favourite carnival games & candy floss and hot dogs so everyone gets a treat. Lakefront Domain - open daily 1pm & 7pm daily (weather dependent). Final dates & ride selection to be confirmed. Keep up with all the latest news and be into win on our Facebook page.

      26

      Sep 2020

      Caramba's Revenge

      “After the elderly Violet is found mugged on the doorstep and subsequently dies of her injuries, her house-mates - Lottie, Marge and Doris - decide NOT to notify the authorities, but to discreetly deposit the body out of town, keeping the Rent Book (in Violet’s name) and her Pension Book – a vital part of their joint economy. Things get complicated when Violet’s grand-daughter, Ronnie, turns up from Australia and an inebriated Doris ‘spills the beans’. The arrival of Inspector Grubb and the pushy Rose further complicates matters which rapidly deteriorate as the body count mounts.”

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      Sep 2020

      LIVE MUSIC

      Showcasing experienced, legendary, local talent. Thursday: Diane Tibble & Friends Friday: No Exit Saturday: Rewa & Delaynie aka 'The Queens' Sunday: 2MileBay Band Get in early, as we continue to limit our capacity. Ensuring the best possible quality experience at the RnM Sports Bar & Grill. Dinner is served from 5-8 pm.

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      Sep 2020

      Rotorua Farmers Market

      Enjoy locally grown or produced products such as free range eggs, honey, gelato, artisan bread and organic fruit and vegetables. The Market has a relaxed environment and family friendly atmosphere with a small play area to keep the little ones entertained. There is a generous range of ready made food options with plenty of outdoor seating. Rotorua Farmers Market stallholders trade their wares from locally handcrafted wooden barrows. The Market operates every Sunday from 9am to 1pm at Te Manawa (intersection of Hinemoa and Tutanekai Streets or at 1180 Hinemoa Street (Rain Day Store), Rotorua. There is plenty of bike parking as well as free (Sunday) car parking in the streets surrounding the market.

      27

      Sep 2020

      Book Fair Rotorua Sulphur City Lions Club

      Rotorua Sulphur City Lions Club’s Annual Book Fair. Great selection of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, autobiographies, jigsaws and puzzles, gardening and recipes. Something for everyone. All proceeds go out to the community. Cash only.

      27

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

      27

      Sep 2020

      Rotorua MTB Rogaine Series

      The Rotorua MTB Rogaine Series will consist of two 90 minute mountain bike rogaines on mornings of Sunday 27th September and then Sunday 11th October. In a rogaine you try to find as many controls as you can in the time allowed. The event is all about strategy and route choice between controls. You can go as hard or easy as you like. The events can be done as an individual or in a team. Start and finish from the main Waipa car park. People are strongly encouraged to pre-enter to guarantee yourself a spot, save the extra on-the-day entry fee ($10 per competitor), and it helps in managing the event in accordance with COVID-19 protocols. Please read all the details and other COVID-19 protocols on the website. For all the information and to enter check out the website.

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      Sep 2020

      Rotorua Mega Fun Carnival

      The Mega Fun Carnival is back in town these School Holidays. Fun for everyone including the Merry Go Round, Flying Dragons, Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, Scream Machine & more. Plus your favourite carnival games & candy floss and hot dogs so everyone gets a treat. Lakefront Domain - open daily 1pm & 7pm daily (weather dependent). Final dates & ride selection to be confirmed. Keep up with all the latest news and be into win on our Facebook page.

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      Sep 2020

      Soft Tip Darts Tournament - Roto-Vegas Soft Tip Darts Night: CANCELLED

      Are you hard enough to play Soft Tip Darts? Registration Starts at 4.45pm. Darts fly at 5pm. Soft Tip Darts supplied or B.Y.O. Buy in is just $2 and then just $1 per game per person. Don't forget to enter the $2.00. Jackpot as well, which gives you even more ways to win. Lots of fun prizes and enough Bacon and Eggs for the night's Winner to have a huge Breakfast on Monday Morning. Join the World Wide Soft Tip Darts Revolution. Come along to experience the unique atmosphere at the only venue of Soft Tip Darts in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua, Mitchell Downs Tavern. Phone/Text the Tournament Director - 027 2222 800 Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas or Email: events@roto-vegas.co.nz... we are here to help. - Courtesy Car Available $3 per person each way - can pick you up from work or 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! We are proud to present Phoenix Darts Online Digital Dart machines! Building a community and connecting soft tip darts players across the world.

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      Sep 2020

      Rotorua Youth Awards 2020

      Our aim is to honour exceptional Rotorua youth (aged 15-24) to celebrate excellence and their achievements or service to the community. The RYA will provide a platform of distinction to allow peer and community recognition with award finalists officially acknowledged at the RYA Celebration; a night of glamour and glitz, key note speakers and entertainment where young people are appreciated for their outstanding dedication in the community and their nominated category. Awards General Criteria To be eligible, nominees must be aged between 15 and 24, currently live or have lived in the Rotorua District in the past 12 months. Nominees must have: Contributed significantly to their community/team/workplace Demonstrated integrity, initiative and enthusiasm Demonstrated the ability to motivate, engage and positively influence others Demonstrated commitment and perseverance Demonstrated leadership skills Nominations The awards information and nomination process will be sent to Rotorua High Schools, Youth Service providers, the Rotorua Lakes Council, various local trusts, organisations, the OneChance NZ website, Facebook, email database and local media. The public are encouraged to nominate online to ensure the process is transparent and accountable. Nominations are counted, collated and the top three nominations in each category making the finals. Once the judges have selected the three finalists for the ‘X-Factor’ Peoples Choice, the public can then vote online to decide the winner. Go to One Chance website.

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      Sep 2020

      LIVE MUSIC

      Showcasing experienced, legendary, local talent. Thursday: Diane Tibble & Friends Friday: No Exit Saturday: Rewa & Delaynie aka 'The Queens' Sunday: 2MileBay Band Get in early, as we continue to limit our capacity. Ensuring the best possible quality experience at the RnM Sports Bar & Grill. Dinner is served from 5-8 pm.

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      Sep 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

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      Sep 2020

      Holiday Arts Programme - Week One

      Holiday Art Academy Week One: 28 September to 2nd October In the September/October holidays we are running two awesome 5-day programmes. Young artists (8-12 yrs) will learn new skills, make new friends, try new materials, and create cool art to take home and share with their whanau. This event listing is for Week One of the programme which runs from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October. Week #1 Activities include: Painting Cities, Drawing Still Life, Sculpting, Papier Mache Treasure Boxes, and Sewing Fabric Mosaics. Our program is taught by local artist and educator Maui Riley, and provide a stimulating environment for nurturing young creatives. Each week runs Monday to Friday, from 9am - 3pm each day. 12:1 Supervision Ratio All materials are supplied but BYO kai & drink bottle. More info & enrolment on our website. Or visit us: The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St, Rotorua

      28

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

      28

      Sep 2020

      Rotorua Mega Fun Carnival

      The Mega Fun Carnival is back in town these School Holidays. Fun for everyone including the Merry Go Round, Flying Dragons, Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, Scream Machine & more. Plus your favourite carnival games & candy floss and hot dogs so everyone gets a treat. Lakefront Domain - open daily 1pm & 7pm daily (weather dependent). Final dates & ride selection to be confirmed. Keep up with all the latest news and be into win on our Facebook page.

      28

      Sep 2020

      After School Illustration - Painting Classes

      Small classes, pupils gain plenty of attention in a serene environment. Wide variety of techniques and styles to learn, pupils are never bored. Top Quality art materials, pupils can sell works, giveaway as presents or decorate their bedrooms and gardens. Patient caring art teacher with 30 years experience, your young person will always be encouraged and receive positive feedback. Classroom full of original paintings, illustrations and mosaics, it is an inspirational environment that encourages creativity. People are encouraged to focus and use their accelerated art time wisely, time management and planning skills are essential for life mastery. People learn the art and importance of mindfulness, while being respectful of other class members and the teacher, while also having fun. More and more young people are making careers out of illustration, the professionals urge people learning to draw every day. I can provide homework which is fun and entertaining to help your young person make drawing a habit. Each persons creative lesson plan is tailored to their interests, so that they are encouraged to pursue the styles they are attracted to.

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      Sep 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

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      Sep 2020

      Holiday Arts Programme - Week One

      Holiday Art Academy Week One: 28 September to 2nd October In the September/October holidays we are running two awesome 5-day programmes. Young artists (8-12 yrs) will learn new skills, make new friends, try new materials, and create cool art to take home and share with their whanau. This event listing is for Week One of the programme which runs from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October. Week #1 Activities include: Painting Cities, Drawing Still Life, Sculpting, Papier Mache Treasure Boxes, and Sewing Fabric Mosaics. Our program is taught by local artist and educator Maui Riley, and provide a stimulating environment for nurturing young creatives. Each week runs Monday to Friday, from 9am - 3pm each day. 12:1 Supervision Ratio All materials are supplied but BYO kai & drink bottle. More info & enrolment on our website. Or visit us: The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St, Rotorua

      29

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

      29

      Sep 2020

      Rotorua Mega Fun Carnival

      The Mega Fun Carnival is back in town these School Holidays. Fun for everyone including the Merry Go Round, Flying Dragons, Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, Scream Machine & more. Plus your favourite carnival games & candy floss and hot dogs so everyone gets a treat. Lakefront Domain - open daily 1pm & 7pm daily (weather dependent). Final dates & ride selection to be confirmed. Keep up with all the latest news and be into win on our Facebook page.

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      Sep 2020

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's household name circus, is proud to bring our sixth tour - Into the Future, features the world's first Hologram Aquarium! Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all-new show takes it to a whole new level of entertainment. Performing Arts, Theatre and Show Time all wrapped up in a world-class performance embarking on its World Tour. Whether you like action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before. Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” The Biggest Sphere of Fear, with the death-defying motorbike riders! Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience.

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      Sep 2020

      Wool on Wheels Pop Up - Rotorua

      Wool on Wheels is coming to Ohakune! If you love indie-dyed yarn then you do not want to miss this. All the variety of a major yarn festival is packed into a van and brought to you. - see the colours in real life - squish in person - discover new dyers EFTPOS available. Gold coin entry.

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      Sep 2020

      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, everyone can be a winner! 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 friends and family 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. Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas... we are here to help.

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      Sep 2020

      The Most Fun You Can Have With Words

      Come and experience the most fun you can have with words - to fascinate, to persuade, to inform, to make others laugh, to tell your stories. And to develop your confidence in any situation where you are called on to "say a few words" or make a formal presentation. Lake City Breakfast Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday morning for an action packed session of 2-3 prepared speeches, as well as learning to think quickly and speak "off the cuff" with a fun session of Table Topics. Don't let the early start put you off - members find they look forward to Wednesday mornings as the most fun and interesting part of the week. You'll start your work day with a refreshed, energised outlook. The magic of the Toastmasters Programme is the fun we have, combined with a sensitive feedback session to all those who have presented that morning. The Toastmasters Programme is a combination of on-line learning- which is tailored to your needs- and practical sessions at club meetings. During this personal development training programme, you will experience a unique combination of relaxed learning and sense of fun while your skills and confidence steadily increase. And you will meet new people and form new friendships. What are you waiting for? Come along as a guest to our meeting and find out how Lake City Breakfast Toastmasters Club will guide you to a new level of confidence.

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      Sep 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

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      Sep 2020

      Holiday Arts Programme - Week One

      Holiday Art Academy Week One: 28 September to 2nd October In the September/October holidays we are running two awesome 5-day programmes. Young artists (8-12 yrs) will learn new skills, make new friends, try new materials, and create cool art to take home and share with their whanau. This event listing is for Week One of the programme which runs from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October. Week #1 Activities include: Painting Cities, Drawing Still Life, Sculpting, Papier Mache Treasure Boxes, and Sewing Fabric Mosaics. Our program is taught by local artist and educator Maui Riley, and provide a stimulating environment for nurturing young creatives. Each week runs Monday to Friday, from 9am - 3pm each day. 12:1 Supervision Ratio All materials are supplied but BYO kai & drink bottle. More info & enrolment on our website. Or visit us: The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St, Rotorua

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      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

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      Sep 2020

      Rotorua Mega Fun Carnival

      The Mega Fun Carnival is back in town these School Holidays. Fun for everyone including the Merry Go Round, Flying Dragons, Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, Scream Machine & more. Plus your favourite carnival games & candy floss and hot dogs so everyone gets a treat. Lakefront Domain - open daily 1pm & 7pm daily (weather dependent). Final dates & ride selection to be confirmed. Keep up with all the latest news and be into win on our Facebook page.

      30

      Sep 2020

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's household name circus, is proud to bring our sixth tour - Into the Future, features the world's first Hologram Aquarium! Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all-new show takes it to a whole new level of entertainment. Performing Arts, Theatre and Show Time all wrapped up in a world-class performance embarking on its World Tour. Whether you like action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before. Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” The Biggest Sphere of Fear, with the death-defying motorbike riders! Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience.

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      Sep 2020

      Pottery 102

      Take your pottery to the next level with this 102 pottery course. If you have completed a beginners pottery course and want to develop your skills further then course is for you. Over 5-week you will learn to develop your technical skills in building and decorating techniques. We will refresh on the basic handbuilding techniques and add skills such as carving, newsprint slip transfer and pulled handles. Cost includes all materials: Clay, Glaze and Firings.

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      Sep 2020

      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. 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 8:10pm (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 2 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, ends at 8.10pm (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.

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      Sep 2020

      Paint & Wine Night - Summer in NZ

      The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Rotorua! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going! Get your tickets now. What you need to know about this event: Time: 7pm to 8:30pm/9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm) Drinks: Your first drink is included in your ticket price Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? Good Eastern's dinner menu will be available throughout the event What is Paintvine? It’s a fun social painting class where our artists will run you through step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own masterpiece in a fun and relaxed bar in Queenstown. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends. We provide all the materials you need (high-quality canvas, acrylic paint, brushes). All you need to bring is your creative spirit (or find some at the bottom of a glass). At the end of the night, you will leave with your own painting ready to hang up on your wall. What is included? All you need to bring is yourself. We supply the paints, brushes, canvases, easels and more. Best of all we do all of the setup and cleaning up so you can focus on just having fun. What drink is included with the ticket? The ticket includes one complimentary house beer, house wine or non-alcoholic drink for those already creatively charged. For tickets, future events, FAQs and more info head to the Paintvine website.

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      Sep 2020

      Rotorua #WeMakeEvents – Aotearoa New Zealand

      All over the world, venues have been turning red to raise awareness for all those who work in the live event and entertainment industry, affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. #WeMakeEventsNZ kicks off the New Zealand alert. Venues from all across Aotearoa will go red to bring attention to the thousands of highly skilled industry professionals, all of whom have had little or no work since March. Rotorua is widely known as an events city – previously hosting thousands of people a year for conferences, concerts, sporting events and shows of all kinds. The following venues, with support from other industry professionals, will be turning red on Wednesday 30 September: - Energy Events Centre, Rotorua - Te Manawa - Eat Streat - Princes Gate Arches -Rotorua Lakes Council - Clock Tower - Blue Baths - Rotorua International Stadium Snap a photo of the venue and share online to show your support. Tag in #WeMakeEventsNZ and #RotoruaEvents Behind every concert, show, festival and event is a vast supply chain, encompassing manufacturing and distribution, production and design, stage crew and venue staff. This hidden industry brings live events to life, from grassroots gigs all the way up to huge international events. This industry creates millions of memories with millions of stories, stories that are told and retold to friends and families around the world. #WeMakeEventsNZ is committed to helping ensure this continues.

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      Oct 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

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      Oct 2020

      Holiday Arts Programme - Week One

      Holiday Art Academy Week One: 28 September to 2nd October In the September/October holidays we are running two awesome 5-day programmes. Young artists (8-12 yrs) will learn new skills, make new friends, try new materials, and create cool art to take home and share with their whanau. This event listing is for Week One of the programme which runs from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October. Week #1 Activities include: Painting Cities, Drawing Still Life, Sculpting, Papier Mache Treasure Boxes, and Sewing Fabric Mosaics. Our program is taught by local artist and educator Maui Riley, and provide a stimulating environment for nurturing young creatives. Each week runs Monday to Friday, from 9am - 3pm each day. 12:1 Supervision Ratio All materials are supplied but BYO kai & drink bottle. More info & enrolment on our website. Or visit us: The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St, Rotorua

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      Oct 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

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      Oct 2020

      Rotorua Mega Fun Carnival

      The Mega Fun Carnival is back in town these School Holidays. Fun for everyone including the Merry Go Round, Flying Dragons, Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, Scream Machine & more. Plus your favourite carnival games & candy floss and hot dogs so everyone gets a treat. Lakefront Domain - open daily 1pm & 7pm daily (weather dependent). Final dates & ride selection to be confirmed. Keep up with all the latest news and be into win on our Facebook page.

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      Oct 2020

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's household name circus, is proud to bring our sixth tour - Into the Future, features the world's first Hologram Aquarium! Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all-new show takes it to a whole new level of entertainment. Performing Arts, Theatre and Show Time all wrapped up in a world-class performance embarking on its World Tour. Whether you like action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before. Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” The Biggest Sphere of Fear, with the death-defying motorbike riders! Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience.

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      Oct 2020

      Rotorua Night Market

      Rotorua's most vibrant, family-friendly market. Every Thursday night weather permitting. Held every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (weather permitting). The Rotorua Night Market offers boutique style shopping, with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce. With a large variety of both local and ethnic cuisine, enjoy a bite to eat while you are entertained by local and visiting musicians. The Rotorua Night Market has a 4/5 rating on TripAdvisor and is a must-do for both locals and visitors to Rotorua!

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      Oct 2020

      Quiz Night

      Ripley Believe It Or Not Quiz. Teams of 2-8. Bar Tab prizes. Play the quiz from the main bar or from The Keep, 221B or The Rocket Room. Curious? Come and check us out. We do get booked every week by regulars so email us to reserve your spot. info@level13.nz. Over 18 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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      Oct 2020

      Live Music

      Showcasing experienced, legendary, local talent. Thursday: Diane Tibble & Friends Friday: Krissie Knap Saturday: Rewa & Delaynie aka 'The Queenies' Sunday: Top Shelf 'Bruce and Leah Macfarlane The most diverse lineup of musical genres in town. Lunch is served 11-3 pm, dinner 5-8 pm. #SUPPORTLOCALTALENT

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      Oct 2020

      Thursday Quiz Night

      Join us for The Pig & Whistle Quiz Night every Thursday Night, with Quiz Master Herbie in the upstairs bar! Turn your general knowledge and supply of useless facts into Pig Cash with $75, $50 and $25 Pig & Whistle Vouchers up for grabs. Plus your chance to win some sweet prizes with our jackpot rounds! Bring your own team of up to 6 people, or come as an individual or couple and we'll pop you into a team! We highly recommend getting in early with the upstairs bar open from 5:30pm. Then stick around for live music afterwards in the Garden Bar. See you this Thursday.

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      Oct 2020

      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. We have 3 x 8 Ball Pool tables – The only Pub in the Bay of Plenty with a (Pot Black) Tournament table. 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. - 100% and more entries/rebuy's fees paid out Contact a mate who you want a showdown with and come on down here from 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... we are here to help. Email: 8ballpool@roto-vegas.co.nz Text: 027 2222 800 - "Be part of something bigger" - 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; Terms and Conditions Apply) - 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. - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp Night

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      Oct 2020

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's household name circus, is proud to bring our sixth tour - Into the Future, features the world's first Hologram Aquarium! Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all-new show takes it to a whole new level of entertainment. Performing Arts, Theatre and Show Time all wrapped up in a world-class performance embarking on its World Tour. Whether you like action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before. Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” The Biggest Sphere of Fear, with the death-defying motorbike riders! Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience.

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      Oct 2020

      New Zealand Trio

      New Zealand Trio - New Zealand’s premier piano trio with a new permanent line-up - InterFusions programme balances classical masterworks with living composers exploring their cultural backgrounds - Music from Greek, Sri Lankan and Japanese diaspora - Featuring a new commission from NZ composer Salina Fisher

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      Oct 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

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      Oct 2020

      Holiday Arts Programme - Week One

      Holiday Art Academy Week One: 28 September to 2nd October In the September/October holidays we are running two awesome 5-day programmes. Young artists (8-12 yrs) will learn new skills, make new friends, try new materials, and create cool art to take home and share with their whanau. This event listing is for Week One of the programme which runs from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October. Week #1 Activities include: Painting Cities, Drawing Still Life, Sculpting, Papier Mache Treasure Boxes, and Sewing Fabric Mosaics. Our program is taught by local artist and educator Maui Riley, and provide a stimulating environment for nurturing young creatives. Each week runs Monday to Friday, from 9am - 3pm each day. 12:1 Supervision Ratio All materials are supplied but BYO kai & drink bottle. More info & enrolment on our website. Or visit us: The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St, Rotorua

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      Oct 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

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      Oct 2020

      2020 Rotorua Pickleball Open Doubles Tournament

      The 3rd Annual Open Pickleball Doubles Tournament is being hosted by Pickleball Rotorua. This is the largest Pickleball Tournament in New Zealand and attracts players from around the country. Operating under Level 2 COVID restrictions on Friday will see the Supers Section (over 60s) Ladies, Mens and Mixed games and on Saturday the Open Ladies, Mens and Mixed games will be played with the semi and finals being played on the Sunday. Sponsors for the Tournament are: Silver Fern Motel, Pickleball Essentials and Prolite Sports

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      Oct 2020

      Rotorua Mega Fun Carnival

      The Mega Fun Carnival is back in town these School Holidays. Fun for everyone including the Merry Go Round, Flying Dragons, Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, Scream Machine & more. Plus your favourite carnival games & candy floss and hot dogs so everyone gets a treat. Lakefront Domain - open daily 1pm & 7pm daily (weather dependent). Final dates & ride selection to be confirmed. Keep up with all the latest news and be into win on our Facebook page.

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      Oct 2020

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's household name circus, is proud to bring our sixth tour - Into the Future, features the world's first Hologram Aquarium! Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all-new show takes it to a whole new level of entertainment. Performing Arts, Theatre and Show Time all wrapped up in a world-class performance embarking on its World Tour. Whether you like action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before. Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” The Biggest Sphere of Fear, with the death-defying motorbike riders! Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience.

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      Oct 2020

      After School Art and ESOL Lessons

      Art and English classes for people wanting to improve their English in a fun location. People will be encouraged to talk in English while doing something fun and creative with their hands. They will be taught in an environment filled with art such as paintings, drawings, illustrations and mosaics. They can make really colourful collages, paint by number bright animals, write and illustrate short poetry, tell their life story in words and pictures and have fun learning in a small classroom, restricted to 6 people. You will never be bored in my creativity and English as a second language classes because there is always something exciting going on. I foster a family, caring atmosphere so people are made welcome and are encouraged to be focused and to work well while having fun. This is an accelerated learning environment you will learn new words, extra conversational skills conversing with me about the art and creativity , Words and phrases will stick in your mind more easily because you are having fun, being mindful and relaxed. I have a huge range of colourful, easy to read, children's illustrated books that we can explore together and take inspiration from to create works of our own. Please email janet@jkeen.net or call 0273513887 to enquire about your special place. There are only6 places available each time.

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      Oct 2020

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's household name circus, is proud to bring our sixth tour - Into the Future, features the world's first Hologram Aquarium! Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all-new show takes it to a whole new level of entertainment. Performing Arts, Theatre and Show Time all wrapped up in a world-class performance embarking on its World Tour. Whether you like action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. you will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before. Award-winning acts from international circus competitions make this show something not to be missed. “Universoul Circus” in the USA describes our international award-winning bicycle act as…“The most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… Truly incredible!” The Biggest Sphere of Fear, with the death-defying motorbike riders! Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience.

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      Oct 2020

      Chaos Unscripted

      Come and be entertained by our performers. Think 'Whos line is it anyway" and theatre sports. They will have you giggling and snorting with laughter. Start your weekend off the right way. We have drinks and Kai available and the bar opens at 5pm. Happy hour till 7pm.

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      Oct 2020

      HYPE U18 Music Festival

      For the First time in 3 years we are bringing back the ULTIMATE U18 Music Festival experience for Future Clubbers of Rotorua! - Live DJ's + MC's from our countries leading clubs & festivals announced soon. - World class sound, lighting, visuals and special effects - Food + Non alcoholic beverages - Safe alcohol & drug free event with licensed security

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      Oct 2020

      Live Music

      Showcasing experienced, legendary, local talent. Thursday: Diane Tibble & Friends Friday: Krissie Knap Saturday: Rewa & Delaynie aka 'The Queenies' Sunday: Top Shelf 'Bruce and Leah Macfarlane The most diverse lineup of musical genres in town. Lunch is served 11-3 pm, dinner 5-8 pm. #SUPPORTLOCALTALENT