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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 2019

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos)

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos) is an Exhibition of new works by visual artist Maggie Covell. This new body of work looks at how the subconscious mind gives us cues during the state of sleep through dreams. Pathos in this instance is used as a communication device between artist and viewer and asks can our reaction to image/s ever be valid? Pathos is also explored through a series of interactive activities which invites the viewer to become the artist. The works experiment with repetition, colour + sound while using Victorian illustrative + Ukiyo-e woodblock techniques in a contemporary approach. Feat. soundscape/installation in collaboration with Katikati based composer/musician Chris Miller. Join us for the opening preview on Friday 3rd May 5.30pm - 7pm free entry, all welcome. Proudly supported by: - Croucher Brewing - Volcanic Hills Winery - Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua - The Arts Village This show is on from 4th to 25th May and open to the public during The Arts Village opening hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      Art Exhibition - Summer Watercolours by Andrew Hoskins

      Summer Watercolours - An exhibition of recent works by Andrew Hoskins displayed in our Cottage Gallery. Local artist Andrew Hoskins will be exhibiting his most recent works. Watercolour and charcoal plein air works, that explore the depth and beauty of the nature that surrounds us all. View this show from Saturday 4th May to Saturday 25th May, during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. 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-5pm 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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      May 2019

      The Big Dine Out Winter

      Join us for a flavour-fuelled adventure with five courses perfectly paired with Esk Valley wines, and insider anecdotes from the experts spiked between courses, this is a night not to be missed! Limited tickets, round up your bestie mates or clients and book soon!

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      May 2019

      Path to Everest

      Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing. In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers. Path to Everest, directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration. Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, free solo. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/wW2Ahd1YiCs. Tickets coming soon.

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      May 2019

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to bring you its 5th tour "La Unica" and it's more spectacular than ever. 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. See 20 plus top world class performers showcase death-defying acrobatics and amazing illusions, with more than a little light relief courtesy of the hilarious clowns. Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience. Zirka Circus shows throughout New Zealand, are and always will be, a place of love and acceptance for everyone.

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      May 2019

      Ardijah

      Come along & join Ardijah & Special Guests at Lava Bar, Rotorua! Ardijah have been working on a couple of new numbers so come along & enjoy some of their old & new songs! Support NZ Music Month.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. 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-5pm 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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      May 2019

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos)

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos) is an Exhibition of new works by visual artist Maggie Covell. This new body of work looks at how the subconscious mind gives us cues during the state of sleep through dreams. Pathos in this instance is used as a communication device between artist and viewer and asks can our reaction to image/s ever be valid? Pathos is also explored through a series of interactive activities which invites the viewer to become the artist. The works experiment with repetition, colour + sound while using Victorian illustrative + Ukiyo-e woodblock techniques in a contemporary approach. Feat. soundscape/installation in collaboration with Katikati based composer/musician Chris Miller. Join us for the opening preview on Friday 3rd May 5.30pm - 7pm free entry, all welcome. Proudly supported by: - Croucher Brewing - Volcanic Hills Winery - Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua - The Arts Village This show is on from 4th to 25th May and open to the public during The Arts Village opening hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      Art Exhibition - Summer Watercolours by Andrew Hoskins

      Summer Watercolours - An exhibition of recent works by Andrew Hoskins displayed in our Cottage Gallery. Local artist Andrew Hoskins will be exhibiting his most recent works. Watercolour and charcoal plein air works, that explore the depth and beauty of the nature that surrounds us all. View this show from Saturday 4th May to Saturday 25th May, during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      Celebrating NZ Music Month

      Throughout May the Rotorua will be celebrating NZ Music Month with local musicians playing a range of Maori and New Zealand songs. Come along to Te Manawa every Saturday in May and hear many of your all time kiwi favourite tunes and join us in celebrating NZ Music Month! Saturday 4 May: Terrence O'Brien Saturday 11 May: Izzy & Moe Saturday 18 May: Indecisive Saturday 25 May: Jack Grace

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      May 2019

      Professional Development Seminar Two - NZ Music Month

      Seminar Two – Lorraine Barry, Ara Adams-Tamatea, Joel Shadbolt, Bill Urale & Sam Verlinden. The second in our series of professional development seminars provides knowledge from experts in all aspects of the New Zealand music scene. Gain valuable insights into the industry from respected artists and practitioners. Seats are limited to this free event and registration is required via our Eventfinda listing. Hear from Lorraine Barry, Lorraine Barry Management, who emigrated to New Zealand after 16 years spent in music marketing then as Director of International Marketing with Virgin Records in the UK. Upon arrival she became an artist manager for Dave Dobbyn. Her current roster includes Nomad, Avantadale Bowling Club, Mark Vanilau and Benny Tipene. The talented musician Ara Adams-Tamatea will be part of the panel and share his story as bass player for L.A.B and working with talented musicians like Katchafire (2001-2007), Sons of Zion, Hollie Smith and many more. Also part of L.A.B, Joel Shadbolt joins the seminar panel. Joel first studied music at Toi Ohomai in Rotorua and has gone from strength to strength. L.A.B. has become a fan favourite on the New Zealand live circuit – trademark grooves from the Kora brothers (Brad and Stu) combining with Ara’s reggae/dub experience, and Joel’s blues roots to create a sound entirely their own. New Zealand hip hop recording artists Bill Urale, known by his stage name King Kapisi, will talk about his career. He was the first hip hop artist in New Zealand to receive the prestigious Silver Scroll Award at the APRA Awards for Songwriter of the Year for his single Reverse Resistance in 1999. Artists and musician Sam Verlinden talks about his path in the New Zealand music scene and his connection to Auckland University of Technology. Sam is the manager of Manukau Choir who performed the Greatest Showman for Hugh Jackman when he came to Auckland recently. The seminar will begin with each panellist talking about their background and journey in the music business. Following this a panel discussion will dive into the presenter's specific areas of expertise, fielding questions from the attendees before a final question and answer section with the audience. The seminar will take place at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua (Queen’s Drive, Government Gardens).

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      May 2019

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to bring you its 5th tour "La Unica" and it's more spectacular than ever. 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. See 20 plus top world class performers showcase death-defying acrobatics and amazing illusions, with more than a little light relief courtesy of the hilarious clowns. Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience. Zirka Circus shows throughout New Zealand, are and always will be, a place of love and acceptance for everyone.

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      May 2019

      A Day At The Movies Concert by Rotorua Symphonic Band

      The Rotorua Symphonic Band is comprised of 30 local musicians playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments under the baton of Conductor Jorge Meza Rivera. The concert will feature a selection of memorable theme music composed for the movies, including selections from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Despicable Me, Aladdin and other popular favourites. There will also be an interlude by the Rotorua Junior Brass Band. The Little Theatre Trust will provide refreshments before the concert and during an interval. Tickets are available online or from Band Secretary, David Gatley, phone 348 2026.

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      May 2019

      Path to Everest

      Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing. In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers. Path to Everest, directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration. Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, free solo. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/wW2Ahd1YiCs. Tickets coming soon.

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      May 2019

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to bring you its 5th tour "La Unica" and it's more spectacular than ever. 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. See 20 plus top world class performers showcase death-defying acrobatics and amazing illusions, with more than a little light relief courtesy of the hilarious clowns. Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience. Zirka Circus shows throughout New Zealand, are and always will be, a place of love and acceptance for everyone.

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      May 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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      May 2019

      Celebrating NZ Music Month at Rotorua Farmers Market

      Every Sunday in May the Rotorua Farmers Market will be celebrating NZ Music Month! Featuring local musicians playing a range of Maori and New Zealand songs. Come along and hear many of your all time kiwi favourites and join us in celebrating NZ Music Month! - Sunday 5 May: Chris Webber - Sunday 12 May: Izzy & Moe - Sunday 19 May: Top Shelf - Sunday 26 May: Murray Clarke

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. 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-5pm 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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      May 2019

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to bring you its 5th tour "La Unica" and it's more spectacular than ever. 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. See 20 plus top world class performers showcase death-defying acrobatics and amazing illusions, with more than a little light relief courtesy of the hilarious clowns. Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience. Zirka Circus shows throughout New Zealand, are and always will be, a place of love and acceptance for everyone.

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      May 2019

      Endeavour 250

      A collaboration of Rotorua District Choir and the Oriana Singers of Tauranga, this concert commemorates 250 years since Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand. Featuring a range of pieces including the world premiere of David Hamilton's Our Cities Face The Sea, this concert has something for everyone with English part-songs, rousing sea shanties and a collection of Waiata. We welcome Timua Brennen as our soloist.

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      May 2019

      Zirka Circus

      Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to bring you its 5th tour "La Unica" and it's more spectacular than ever. 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. See 20 plus top world class performers showcase death-defying acrobatics and amazing illusions, with more than a little light relief courtesy of the hilarious clowns. Zirka Circus the family-friendly circus guarantees you a whole new circus experience. Zirka Circus shows throughout New Zealand, are and always will be, a place of love and acceptance for everyone.

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      May 2019

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

      If you are in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua on Sunday's - 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 seven prizes! Trivia Bingo is free to play - Get a team together (2 people) 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 8 ways to win. (includes a Weekly Raffle Draw). 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 World Famous Pizza's, Burgers and other fast food favourites 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 - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Excellent WheelChair 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 #BelieveItOrNotQuiz #Quiz #PubQuiz #RotoruaTriviaBingo #Bion #BionQuiz #MitchellDownsTavern #Bingo #BionTriviaBingo #TriviaBingo #BelieveitOrNotTriviaBingo #NoCoverCharge #RotoVegas

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      May 2019

      OneChance Youth Awards

      Come along and support the youth of Rotorua at the OneChance Youth Awards. An exciting free event with free food, free entertainment and Tony Christiansen as the guest speaker for the night. For nominations and more information about the event, head to the OneChance NZ website.

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      May 2019

      My Name Is Moana

      ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean led by singer/songwriter Moana - Art Laureate, inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame and 2019 Distinguished Alumni (University of Auckland). This show celebrates our relationship as New Zealanders to the Ocean through a mixture of music, myth and personal anecdote. An intimate, uplifting and often humorous experience, “My Name is Moana” includes garage party classics as well as those inspirational songs which have taken Moana and her musicians across 30 countries. Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than audiences required to do the travelling! Doors - 6.30pm, Performance from 7.00 pm

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      May 2019

      My Name is Moana

      Water, ocean, moana, music – ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. Most recently, she has been honoured as a Distinguished Alumni 2019 of University of Auckland alongside William Pike, Dr Simon Talbot and John Bongard. AOTNZ audiences loved Moana and her fellow musicians when they toured in 2017. Now by popular acclaim Moana, Trina and Paddy are back, this time with Cadzow on electric and acoustic guitar. In ‘My name is Moana’, through a mix of music, myth and personal anecdote, we discover and share our relationship to the Ocean - and to each other.

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      May 2019

      Path to Everest

      Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing. In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers. Path to Everest, directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration. Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, free solo. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/wW2Ahd1YiCs. Tickets coming soon.

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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. 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-5pm 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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      May 2019

      Girls Winter 10s Module

      The purpose of this module is to provide a meaningful programme allowing junior and intermediate females (7-13 yrs.) to participate in tackle rugby with other girls. If we support them from a young age and offer them the best experience, we will grow our schools, clubs and the game for the future. Week 1 and 2 will be development nights where BOPRU will work with rugby activators to run skill based activities for all participants. From week 3-6 the girls will get to play rugby 10s under their school banner using the skills developed over weeks 1 & 2. Please contact Polly Playle Email: polly@boprugby.co.nz Phone: +6421 2426510

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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 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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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. 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-5pm 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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      May 2019

      Children's Dance Classes (3-4 Years)

      Little Groovers - Ballet & Contemporary. Ages 3 to 4 years. Greydis Dance Children Classes are back! Term 2 starts on the 21st of May for 6 weeks! Welcome to the Jungle! Ideal for pre-school children who love to dress up like a ballerina or superhero. It is designed to encourage and develop the vivid imagination of a child while building confidence, coordination and rhythm, using dance games, props, storylines, themes and songs to introduce children to the world of dance. Please note there will be no class on the 11th of June. Fees must be paid in full prior to the term commencing Prompt payments fees - $50 (for six weeks) Payment after term commences Increases to $60 Casual attendance is $10 per class and valid for one trial prior to confirmation of term enrolment. You can register here http://www.greydis.com/children.html Click the Register button for the appropriate class, complete the form and e-mail it to greydisdance@gmail.com or you may register over the phone 021 062 7123. Only paid registrations guarantee a spot in class. For more details and enrolments contact us on 0210627123 or email us at: Greydisdance@gmail.com

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      May 2019

      Ballet & Contemporary Dance Classes (5-6 years)

      Greydis Dance Children Classes are back! Term 2 starts on the 21st of May for 6 weeks! Suitable for children who have a passion for movement and are ready to learn the fundamentals of basic ballet and contemporary techniques, while developing creativity, self-expression and confidence in a fun and friendly environment. Please note there will be no class on the 11th of June. Fees must be paid in full prior to the term commencing Prompt payments fees - $50 (for six weeks) Payment after term commences Increases to $60. Casual attendance is $10 per class and valid for one trial prior to confirmation of term enrolment. You can register here http://www.greydis.com/children.html. Click the register button for the appropriate class, complete the form and email it to greydisdance@gmail.com or you may register over the phone 021 062 7123 Only paid registrations guarantee a spot in class. For more details and enrolments contact us on 0210627123 or email us at: Greydisdance@gmail.com

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      May 2019

      Lyrical Children's Dance Classes (7-11 years)

      Lyrical Dance Classes. Ages 7-11 years. Greydis Dance Children Classes are back! Term 2 starts on the 21st of May for 6 weeks! Students will be immersed in the world of dance. This class combines the principles of ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. It is designed to grow their technique, strength, flexibility and balance while building confidence, improvisation skills, coordination and musicality, inspiring children to develop their ‘unique flavour’ Please note there will be no class on the 11th of June. Fees must be paid in full prior to the term commencing. Prompt payments fees = $70 (for six weeks). Payment after term commences Increases to $80. Casual attendance is $10 per class and valid for one trial prior to confirmation of term enrolment. You can register here http://www.greydis.com/children.html Click the Register button for the appropriate class, complete the form and e-mail it to greydisdance@gmail.com or you may register over the phone 021 062 7123. Only paid registrations guarantee a spot in class. For more details and enrolments contact us on 0210627123 or email us at: Greydisdance@gmail.com

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      May 2019

      Latin Cardio & Body Sculpt

      Latin Cardio & Body Sculpt Fitness Classes! The ultimate fitness package! An exhilarating Latin dance cardio fitness class combined with a body sculpt floor workout aimed to help tone, shape and strengthen your body. It is a fun and inspirational exercise class which will have you wanting more! This is a workout that you will love! Come and join the fun! Term 2 starts on the 30th of April! Tuesday from 6pm till 7pm Wednesday from 9.45am till 10.45am QE Health, lakefront entrance 'Rec room' . Casual Attendance: $12 Tuesday Term Fee: $110 - Conditions apply Wednesday Term Fee: $120 - Conditions apply Please note EFTPOS is not available Enquiries at Greydis Dance on 0210627123 or greydisdance@gmail.com.

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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 2019

      Psychology of Sales - An Interactive Workshop

      An Interactive Workshop facilitated by Sales Training Expert & Business Mentor PHIL BALDEY OVERVIEW: Salespeople are vital to any business. Even the largest and most sophisticated companies would cease to operate without them. Learn the tricks of the trade and how to benefit from the power of sales psychology using a common sense approach. Bring your questions for a personalised and free-flowing round table discussion. Case studies relevant to each participant’s sales situation will be covered. AUDIENCE: Tradeshow exhibitors, retail workers, outbound representatives, telesales operators and anyone with a desire to improve their sales knowledge and skills. If you think you know everything about the psychology of sales, be prepared to be surprised! CONTENT: - Connecting with suspects and prospects (even helps with dating!) - Identifying ‘need’ versus ‘want’ - Recognising and overcoming objections - Asking for the order - Overcoming call reluctance - Improving self motivation GUARANTEE: 100% money back guarantee should this workshop not meet your expectations or provide value to your business. INVESTMENT: $860 plus GST. A tasty lunch will be provided.

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Latin Cardio & Body Sculpt

      Latin Cardio & Body Sculpt Fitness Classes! The ultimate fitness package! An exhilarating Latin dance cardio fitness class combined with a body sculpt floor workout aimed to help tone, shape and strengthen your body. It is a fun and inspirational exercise class which will have you wanting more! This is a workout that you will love! Come and join the fun! Term 2 starts on the 30th of April! Tuesday from 6pm till 7pm Wednesday from 9.45am till 10.45am QE Health, lakefront entrance 'Rec room' . Casual Attendance: $12 Tuesday Term Fee: $110 - Conditions apply Wednesday Term Fee: $120 - Conditions apply Please note EFTPOS is not available Enquiries at Greydis Dance on 0210627123 or greydisdance@gmail.com.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. 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-5pm 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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      May 2019

      Seniors Dance Groove Classes

      Seniors dance groove classes! This class is for the young at heart! Term 2 starts on the 1st of May for 12 weeks! Turn back the clock with these fun classes while moving and grooving through the fun Latin American rhythms! Designed for all abilities, promote agility, suppleness and coordination as well as improving your strength and flexibility. It's aimed to keep us in shape whilst laughing and dancing! Casual Attendance: $7 Term Fee: $60 - Conditions apply. Please note EFTPOS is not available Enquiries at Greydis Dance on 0210627123 or greydisdance@gmail.com

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      May 2019

      Cuban Salsa Classes

      Cuban Salsa Classes! Learn to dance Salsa with Greydis Dance on Wednesday nights! Follow the rhythms, meet a community of fun friendly people and dance your way through life! You can join our classes at any time, you don’t need to book or bring a partner, just turn up on the night and we will take care of the rest. Term 2 starts on the 1st of May for 12 weeks! 6.00 - 7.00 PM - Intermediate 7.00 - 8.00 PM - Improvers 7.00 - 8.00 PM - Beginners 8.00 - 9.00 PM - Dance practice Casual Attendance: $17 Term Fee: $180 - Conditions apply Additional Salsa Classes on the same night: $10 Please note EFTPOS is not available Enquiries at Greydis Dance on 0210627123 or greydisdance@gmail.com.

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      May 2019

      2019 Okere Falls Store Strong Beerfest

      In homage to the German monks of old and their winter beer traditions, Okere Falls Store Strong Beer Fest is back with a bang this Queen's Birthday weekend. We have four days of beer, bonfires, hamburgers (get it? from Hamburg!) and pumping live music lined up, so prepare for a party at our place. We're indulging in the 17th century German tradition called 'Strong Beer Season', which is admitting that it's too cold for summer brews and celebrating hearty, dark, malty beers. Kicking us off is Behemoth Brewing who are hosting a beer tasting on the Wednesday evening, covering a range of classic, modern and specialty beers paired with gourmet treats from our chef. On the subject of food and beer pairings, on Thursday we will have a Burger & Beer evening. A range of burger options will be on the menu, each crafted by our crew of chefs and food gurus to be delicious in its own right and spectacular with its accompanying beer. On Friday we open the doors to all our locals and neighbours on our Local's Night, beer flowing, a hearty dinner menu and Michael Barker on the stage for a jam session. Saturday night is a ticketed event with live music from 4pm. First on the stage we have local star Liam Jolly with a smooth guitar and unbelievable vocals before we invite our new guests to the store - Nimbus from Mt Maunganui playing the favourite tunes we've heard before, in their own punchy and enchanting style. Headlining the evening are the fantastic White Chapel Jak! Hardly needing an introduction, this band is taking over the world with their engaging and irresistible energy. Each evening will have a roaring bonfire, a range of specialty beers as well as our tap classics, fantastic food and the very best of company - we look forward to seeing you there!

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      May 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! Up to $500 cash in prize money. Poker players u know u want to... so don't miss out. Rego from 6.30pm Tournment Start's 7pm Late entries allowed until 8:00pm (end of the first break) or until there are 16 players, whichever comes first. 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 or until prize pool reaches $500. (First 16 Players accepted). Food and Drink points start from 4pm for extra chips, end's at 8pm (end of first break). Phone/Text Tournament Director - 027 2222 800 Many 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 Poker Evening Many Different ways to win a prize (plus the weekly raffle) See you all there! #rotovegaspoker #superleaguepoker #RotoVegas #rotoruapoker #texasholdem #pokergame #newzealand #poker #rotovegaspokerplayers #pokerplayer

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      May 2019

      Rotorua Symphonic Band Rehearsal

      Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion players of all ages - and we always welcome musicians from our community to come out and play. We meet weekly on Wednesdays. We play a wide range of popular band arrangements and classical compositions. Stop by to see what we are all about. Join us in playing or just have a listen!

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. 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-5pm 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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      May 2019

      Rotorua Night Market Celebrates NZ Music Month

      Every Thursday in May the Rotorua Night Market will be celebrating NZ Music Month! Featuring local musicians playing a range of Maori and New Zealand songs. Come along and hear many of your all time kiwi favourites and join us in celebrating NZ Music Month! - Thursday 2 May: Youth Performances from Western Heights High School - Thursday 9 May: Louis Baker at Rotorua Night Market - NZ Music Month - Thursday 16 May: Remaster Music - Thursday 23 May: King Kapisi at Rotorua Night Market - NZ Music Month - Thursday 30 May: Stave

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      May 2019

      2019 Okere Falls Store Strong Beerfest

      In homage to the German monks of old and their winter beer traditions, Okere Falls Store Strong Beer Fest is back with a bang this Queen's Birthday weekend. We have four days of beer, bonfires, hamburgers (get it? from Hamburg!) and pumping live music lined up, so prepare for a party at our place. We're indulging in the 17th century German tradition called 'Strong Beer Season', which is admitting that it's too cold for summer brews and celebrating hearty, dark, malty beers. Kicking us off is Behemoth Brewing who are hosting a beer tasting on the Wednesday evening, covering a range of classic, modern and specialty beers paired with gourmet treats from our chef. On the subject of food and beer pairings, on Thursday we will have a Burger & Beer evening. A range of burger options will be on the menu, each crafted by our crew of chefs and food gurus to be delicious in its own right and spectacular with its accompanying beer. On Friday we open the doors to all our locals and neighbours on our Local's Night, beer flowing, a hearty dinner menu and Michael Barker on the stage for a jam session. Saturday night is a ticketed event with live music from 4pm. First on the stage we have local star Liam Jolly with a smooth guitar and unbelievable vocals before we invite our new guests to the store - Nimbus from Mt Maunganui playing the favourite tunes we've heard before, in their own punchy and enchanting style. Headlining the evening are the fantastic White Chapel Jak! Hardly needing an introduction, this band is taking over the world with their engaging and irresistible energy. Each evening will have a roaring bonfire, a range of specialty beers as well as our tap classics, fantastic food and the very best of company - we look forward to seeing you there!

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      May 2019

      Observational Drawing of Autumn Leaves

      Come along and study the leaves of autumn. Enjoy getting a good look at the leaves raining down upon us in this beautiful season. Join Create for Being’s Creative facilitator Tabitha Ramsay for this beginners observational drawing workshop in a fun relaxed class. Perfect opertunity to give drawing a go. No previous experience required, all materials included.