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      Oct 2018

      Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua Bike Festival

      Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

      19

      Oct 2018

      Sandy Shells: Original Works by Mindplus Students

      Sandy Shells – An exhibition of original works by Mindplus students. Come and view this special exhibition of student artwork from Rotorua’s MindPlus programme on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. The exhibition showcases the shells they painted alongside artists Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur and will be on display from Monday 13 August until Friday 2 November 2018. MindPlus is a once a week programme for academically and creatively gifted students which is part of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE). This nationwide organisation works to meet the needs of gifted children, their teachers and families and is a charitable organisation that raises all of its funding through grants, sponsors and donations. The students attend their own school four days a week and come to MindPlus on the other day. Currently MindPlus has three Rotorua classes catering for students from year 3 to year 8 from 12 different Rotorua schools. The programme provides extra challenge and opportunities to work with others of like-mind, to develop the children’s strengths and talents, as well as learning how to manage the needs and difficulties associated with being a gifted learner. Each year the students work with art tutors to complete an art project and to help develop the children’s creativity. In 2018 the students made artworks using acrylic paints with Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur. All of the children learned about using different brush strokes, how to select their colours, and using paint to create an illusion of three dimensions and texture. MindPlus would like to thanks to Tony and Stephen for their wonderful support while working with the students, and Rotorua Lakes Council for their enthusiasm and support in providing an authentic audience for the students’ work.

      19

      Oct 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

      19

      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Bike Festival

      Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road cycling and cultural activities plus much more over 10 awesome days at the beginning of Summer. The festival is spread across the unique thermal oasis of Rotorua, from the slopes of Mount Ngongataha to the city centre, to the Whakarewarewa forest and even the Airport, there is something unique on offer for you, whether you ride bikes or not. Spend your days at individual events within the festival, or visit the TeManawa Community Hub, a melting pot where biking meets arts, and listen to story tellers, contribute to community arts projects, or go on Rotorua Art by Bike tours. Also register for our "Festival Passport", scan QR codes at local businesses and events and go in the draw to win a share of $2,000 worth of GrabOne vouchers! https://rotoruabikefestival.com/passport-info Visit http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ for more information.

      19

      Oct 2018

      2018 October Okere Falls Beerfest

      The Okere Falls Beerfest is back again for October 2018! We're kicking off the festivities on Wednesday with a beer tasting with Garage Project Brewery from Wellington and live alt-country jams from The Porchrockers. After we've all had a drink and settled into the week, we take a day to celebrate our neighbours and regulars with Thursday Local's Night - a classic Okere Falls Beerfest evening with Schwein (Pork Roast) and original disco & jazz by Mighty Mighty. Friday and Saturday are ticketed events filled with fantastic bands, including our favourite high-energy, horn-blowing Festival Band! Friday night line up is confirmed with awesome sounds from 5 pm sharp with dynamic Acoustic beats and funky sounds of one of last year's crowd favourites, Whitechapel Jak. Headlining and back by popular demand from a short winter holiday is Otium, an awesome group of lads bringing reggae, dub & funk from Whangarei - super fun and super talented. Saturday Line-up is also confirmed with live music from 12 noon. Coming in early we have local Rotorua celebrity Lloyd Ackroyd with his smooth guitar and jazz/blues vibe to warm up the afternoon, followed by bluesy Americana folk-rock sounds of The Miltones. Heading into the evening we have Phil Edward's Band, filled with funk & reggae vibes before we go out with a bang accompanied by Waiheke International Soul Orchestra! Schweinshaxe Pork Roast Dinner Tickets are available every night however, we have limited numbers so please purchase your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. A range of German Bretzels, Griller Burgers, Bratwurst Sausages and more will also be available for purchase on the night. Our fantastic collection of wines, ciders and NZ beers on tap, and our new low and non-alcoholic beverages, will also be on hand. Bus Transfers: Departing and returning to 1241 Fenton Street. Each bus ticket is a return trip, leaving town at the time listed and allowing you to jump on any of the returning buses, which will be running between 8pm-10pm. We advise being there at least 10 minutes prior to the bus departure time. Come and join us for an amazing week of German Festivities. Ziggy, Ziggy, Ziggy! Oi, Oi, Oi. Please note: Beerfest is not a BYO event and is a festival-style atmosphere in which to enjoy great food, exceptional beverages, and fantastic music. Only happy people please, or you will be asked to leave nicely.

      19

      Oct 2018

      Velocity Valley Freestyle AirBag Big Air Competition

      Velocity Valley Park is proud to open the Rotorua Bike Festival with this show-stopping event! Big Air, Big Tricks, Big Risks followed by Big Applause, this is what it's all about. The mammoth 15m x 10m Freestyle AirBag will be transported to the Lake Front Village Green for the 2nd time ever on Friday, 19 October 2018. A 6-metre high purpose built drop-in ramp will set the stage for riders to gather speed before choosing one of two ramps to perform their aerial stunts. Riders will have the opportunity to lay down some big tricks, impress the judges and compete for $1150 in combined cash prizes and over $1000 work of spot prizes. If the 6-metre ramp seems too big don't worry we have a smaller 3-metre drop-in ramp too, so no excuses for not being able to attempt this AirBag. Free for spectators so bring the family down to the Village Green and be entertained. Our MC will ensure you are up to play with what tricks are being executed and he will have spot prizes to hand out also. Event Day Entry for competitors: $20.00 8yrs – 16yrs $20.00 17yrs+ 3 Categories available: - 8 years - 16yrs Boys - 8 years - 16yrs Girls - 17 years+ Mixed Race/Jump Info: The event will run in 2 sections. Heats 1, 2 & 3 will commence from 5.30 - 7.15pm at the Lake Front Village Green, Rotorua. All riders will be entitled to 2 practice jumps (more if time permits), followed by 3 official jumps which will be scored by the judges. Once all riders have completed their last jump the judges will select the best score from each riders 3 jumps, compare scores against all other riders and select the top 5 riders from each category to compete in the finals. Finals will be held at 7:30pm and see each selected rider attempt 2 more jumps each where each riders scores will be combined to give the overall champions from each section. Cash prizes and Spot prizes up for grabs.

      19

      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Hospice - Jo Seagar On Tour

      Join "party girl" and Hospice New Zealand Patron, Jo Seagar, for a fun evening where she shares her tips and tricks for putting on milestone events with minimum effort and maximum effect! Tickets available from Rotorua Hospice (1469 Hinemoa Street) or Paper Plus Rotorua (Central Mall). Tickets include a glass of bubbles on arrival thanks to Volcanic Hills Winery and nibbles by Stolen Bike Catering Ltd. There will also be an opportunity to purchase Jo's latest book and have it signed. All proceeds got to Rotorua Hospice! Special thanks to our sponsors: - Stolen Bike Catering Ltd - Volcanic Hills Winery - Coast: Love The Music - Paper Plus Rotorua - Penguin Books NZ

      19

      Oct 2018

      Rock of Ages

      Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80's, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair! Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.

    • 20

      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Bike Festival

      Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road cycling and cultural activities plus much more over 10 awesome days at the beginning of Summer. The festival is spread across the unique thermal oasis of Rotorua, from the slopes of Mount Ngongataha to the city centre, to the Whakarewarewa forest and even the Airport, there is something unique on offer for you, whether you ride bikes or not. Spend your days at individual events within the festival, or visit the TeManawa Community Hub, a melting pot where biking meets arts, and listen to story tellers, contribute to community arts projects, or go on Rotorua Art by Bike tours. Also register for our "Festival Passport", scan QR codes at local businesses and events and go in the draw to win a share of $2,000 worth of GrabOne vouchers! https://rotoruabikefestival.com/passport-info Visit http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ for more information.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua Bike Festival

      Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

      20

      Oct 2018

      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.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Friends of The Rotorua Library Book Sale

      Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. All funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library for additional library services and resources.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Hobby & Model Expo

      Entry by gold coin. Fundraiser. Something for Everyone !!! Discover a new Hobby or Interest; Walk down memory lane. Ngongotaha Volunteer Fire Brigade (1 day only). Woolcrafts, Hobby Supplies, Slot Cars, WARHAMMER, Radio Controlled Trucks. Hands-on hobbies, Working models, Live stationary steam engine, Video of early railway in NZ. Food & coffee.

      20

      Oct 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Belle On a Bike Roaming Pop-Up Storytelling Show

      Highly acclaimed Imagined World’s Storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster pedal their show Belle on a Bike, across Rotorua inner city on Saturday 20 October between 10:30am and 3:30pm. The show which is a celebration of the bicycle is highly interactive, filled with movement, music, story and magic. Originally created as a 50 mins performance piece, the show has been adapted by the duo, to be performed as a roaming outdoor pop up show. For their Rotorua visit, the Imagined World's duo will bike across the inner city, stopping off at 5 locations to perform "bite size 20min slots" from the show. If you love cycling, love story walking and performance we encourage to having a fun day following the show along its performance route. Belle on a Bike is one of the "not to be missed" attractions happening in Rotorua this Labour Weekend Saturday, the 20th October and with its bicycle theme will complement the many activities also on as part Rotorua Bike festival opening weekend. For further information, visit the website or contact the event organisor Jill Walker The Travelling Tuataras - 073620888. This performance is supported with funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Ciabatta Jazz

      Enjoy some light jazz with your Saturday brunch/lunch - first and third Saturday of each month. - 4th August - Ben Wilcock (Piano), Chris Pasco (Bass), Warren Houston (Drums) - 18th August - Blue Riders Trio from Waihi - 1st September - Ben Wilcock (Piano), Chris Everest (Bass), Warren Houston (Drums) - 15th September - Passionata Piano/Vocal Duo (Selwyn and Mary) - 6th October - Passionata Piano/Vocal Duo - (Selwyn and Mary)  - 20th October - Jazzanovo - Selwyn Wright (Piano), Chris Pasco (Bass), Warren Houston (Drums)

      20

      Oct 2018

      Belle On a Bike Roaming Pop-Up Storytelling Show

      Highly acclaimed Imagined World’s Storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster pedal their show Belle on a Bike, across Rotorua inner city on Saturday 20 October between 10:30am and 3:30pm. The show which is a celebration of the bicycle is highly interactive, filled with movement, music, story and magic. Originally created as a 50 mins performance piece, the show has been adapted by the duo, to be performed as a roaming outdoor pop-up show. For their Rotorua visit, the Imagined World's duo will bike across the inner city, stopping off at 5 locations to perform "bite size 20min slots" from the show. If you love cycling, love story walking and performance we encourage to having a fun day following the show along its performance route. Belle on a Bike is one of the "not to be missed" attractions happening in Rotorua this Labour Weekend Saturday, the 20th October and with its bicycle theme will complement the many activities also on as part Rotorua Bike festival opening weekend. For further information, visit our website or contact the event organisor Jill Walker The Travelling Tuataras - 073620888. This performance is supported with funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Whaka 100 MTB Marathon

      The 12th edition of the Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the southern hemisphere. Just 3 minutes from Rotorua’s CBD, the Whaka 100 takes advantage of the 140km of single track perfection throughout the Whakarewarewa Forest. The course provides a great contrast of groomed handcrafted trails to rugged backcountry mountain bike bliss. Challenge yourself through some of the best single-track trails in the world. Presented by: Camelbak

      20

      Oct 2018

      2018 October Okere Falls Beerfest

      The Okere Falls Beerfest is back again for October 2018! We're kicking off the festivities on Wednesday with a beer tasting with Garage Project Brewery from Wellington and live alt-country jams from The Porchrockers. After we've all had a drink and settled into the week, we take a day to celebrate our neighbours and regulars with Thursday Local's Night - a classic Okere Falls Beerfest evening with Schwein (Pork Roast) and original disco & jazz by Mighty Mighty. Friday and Saturday are ticketed events filled with fantastic bands, including our favourite high-energy, horn-blowing Festival Band! Friday night line up is confirmed with awesome sounds from 5 pm sharp with dynamic Acoustic beats and funky sounds of one of last year's crowd favourites, Whitechapel Jak. Headlining and back by popular demand from a short winter holiday is Otium, an awesome group of lads bringing reggae, dub & funk from Whangarei - super fun and super talented. Saturday Line-up is also confirmed with live music from 12 noon. Coming in early we have local Rotorua celebrity Lloyd Ackroyd with his smooth guitar and jazz/blues vibe to warm up the afternoon, followed by bluesy Americana folk-rock sounds of The Miltones. Heading into the evening we have Phil Edward's Band, filled with funk & reggae vibes before we go out with a bang accompanied by Waiheke International Soul Orchestra! Schweinshaxe Pork Roast Dinner Tickets are available every night however, we have limited numbers so please purchase your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. A range of German Bretzels, Griller Burgers, Bratwurst Sausages and more will also be available for purchase on the night. Our fantastic collection of wines, ciders and NZ beers on tap, and our new low and non-alcoholic beverages, will also be on hand. Bus Transfers: Departing and returning to 1241 Fenton Street. Each bus ticket is a return trip, leaving town at the time listed and allowing you to jump on any of the returning buses, which will be running between 8pm-10pm. We advise being there at least 10 minutes prior to the bus departure time. Come and join us for an amazing week of German Festivities. Ziggy, Ziggy, Ziggy! Oi, Oi, Oi. Please note: Beerfest is not a BYO event and is a festival-style atmosphere in which to enjoy great food, exceptional beverages, and fantastic music. Only happy people please, or you will be asked to leave nicely.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Plate Day

      Rotorua Plate Day is happening on the 20th of October and is a fun filled day out of racing for the whole family, there will be food vendors, games for the kids and entertainment for all to be had at Arawa Park.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Belle On a Bike Roaming Storytelling Show

      Highly acclaimed Imagined World’s Storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster pedal their show Belle on a Bike, across Rotorua inner city on Saturday 20 October between 10.30am and 3.30pm. The show which is a celebration of the bicycle is highly interactive, filled with movement, music, story and magic. Originally created as a 50 mins performance piece, the show has been adapted by the duo, to be performed as a roaming outdoor pop-up show. For their Rotorua visit, the Imagined World's duo will bike across the inner city, stopping off at 5 locations to perform "bite size 20min slots" from the show. If you love cycling, love story walking and performance we encourage to having a fun day following the show along its performance route. Belle on a Bike is one of the "not to be missed" attractions happening in Rotorua this Labour Weekend Saturday, the 20th October and with its bicycle theme will complement the many activities also on as part of Rotorua Bike festival opening weekend. For further information visit the website or contact the event organiser Jill Walker The Travelling Tuataras - 073620888. This performance is supported with funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Belle On a Bike Roaming Storytelling Show

      Highly acclaimed Imagined World’s Storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster pedal their show Belle on a Bike, across Rotorua inner city on Saturday 20 October between 10.30am and 3.30pm. The show which is a celebration of the bicycle is highly interactive, filled with movement, music, story and magic. Originally created as a 50 mins performance piece, the show has been adapted by the duo, to be performed as a roaming outdoor pop up show. For their Rotorua visit, the Imagined World's duo will bike across the inner city, stopping off at 5 locations to perform "bite size 20min slots" from the show. If you love cycling, love story walking and performance we encourage to having a fun day following the show along its performance route. Belle on a Bike is one of the "not to be missed" attractions happening in Rotorua this Labour Weekend Saturday, the 20th October and with its bicycle theme will complement the many activities also on as part of Rotorua Bike festival opening weekend. For further information, visit the website or contact the event organisor Jill Walker The Travelling Tuataras - 073620888. This performance is supported with funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Belle On a Bike Roaming Pop-Up Storytelling Show

      Highly acclaimed Imagined World’s Storyteller Tanya Batt and musician Peter Forster pedal their show Belle on a Bike, across Rotorua inner city on Saturday 20 October. between 10:30am and 3:30pm. The show which is a celebration of the bicycle is highly interactive, filled with movement, music, story and magic. Originally created as a 50 mins performance piece, the show has been adapted by the duo, to be performed as a roaming outdoor pop up show. For their Rotorua visit, the Imagined World's duo will bike across the inner city, stopping off at 5 locations to perform "bite size 20min slots" from the show. If you love cycling, love story walking and performance we encourage to having a fun day following the show along its performance route. Belle on a Bike is one of the "not to be missed" attractions happening in Rotorua this Labour Weekend Saturday, the 20th October and with its bicycle theme will complement the many activities also on as part Rotorua Bike festival opening weekend. For further information, visit the website or contact the event organisor Jill Walker The Travelling Tuataras - 073620888. This performance is supported with funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Twilight Concert In the Park

      Kia ora everyone. There is gonna be a 'Twilight Concert in the Carpark' to kick off Summer 2018-2019. There is going to be a free sausage sizzle, face painting and awesome musical bands. Drug and alcohol free, it is going to be an awesome family and community event.

      20

      Oct 2018

      Rock of Ages

      Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80's, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair! Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.

    • 21

      Oct 2018

      Whaka 100 MTB Marathon

      The 12th edition of the Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the southern hemisphere. Just 3 minutes from Rotorua’s CBD, the Whaka 100 takes advantage of the 140km of single track perfection throughout the Whakarewarewa Forest. The course provides a great contrast of groomed handcrafted trails to rugged backcountry mountain bike bliss. Challenge yourself through some of the best single-track trails in the world. Presented by: Camelbak

      21

      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Bike Festival

      Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road cycling and cultural activities plus much more over 10 awesome days at the beginning of Summer. The festival is spread across the unique thermal oasis of Rotorua, from the slopes of Mount Ngongataha to the city centre, to the Whakarewarewa forest and even the Airport, there is something unique on offer for you, whether you ride bikes or not. Spend your days at individual events within the festival, or visit the TeManawa Community Hub, a melting pot where biking meets arts, and listen to story tellers, contribute to community arts projects, or go on Rotorua Art by Bike tours. Also register for our "Festival Passport", scan QR codes at local businesses and events and go in the draw to win a share of $2,000 worth of GrabOne vouchers! https://rotoruabikefestival.com/passport-info Visit http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ for more information.

      21

      Oct 2018

      Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua Bike Festival

      Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

      21

      Oct 2018

      Ride the Runway

      Rotorua's most loved community cycling event returns for a 4th edition. A unique once a year opportunity to “fly” down the smooth tarmac surface of the Airport Runway. A highlight of the Rotorua Bike Festival, this festive family friendly event sees an amazing spectacle as around 1500 riders, young and old, on all manner of bikes cruise up and down the full length of the Rotorua Airport Runway. ?Best of all... it's free. Dust that bike off and join the party!

      21

      Oct 2018

      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.

      21

      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Farmers Market

      The Rotorua Farmers Market showcases the freshest locally sourced products in the region. It gives visitors the opportunity to purchase directly from local growers and producers. The Market is held at Te Manawa in the centre of the Rotorua CBD, from 9am to 1pm every Sunday. 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. There is plenty of bike parking as well as free (Sunday) car parking in the streets surrounding the market. The Rotorua Farmers Market has a zero waste policy. All wrapping and containers are made from biodegradable materials which can be composted or recycled. We encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags and containers wherever possible.

      21

      Oct 2018

      Hobby & Model Expo

      Entry by gold coin. Fundraiser. Something for Everyone !!! Discover a new Hobby or Interest; Walk down memory lane. Ngongotaha Volunteer Fire Brigade (1 day only). Woolcrafts, Hobby Supplies, Slot Cars, WARHAMMER, Radio Controlled Trucks. Hands-on hobbies, Working models, Live stationary steam engine, Video of early railway in NZ. Food & coffee.

      21

      Oct 2018

      Lake Tarawera Spring Fair

      Our annual spring fair is run on the Sunday of Labour weekend each year. It is an event for our local community and includes stall holders from near and far. Locals selling items like Great Grandma Jenkins Christmas Cakes, plants, crafts, clothes, wood work, educational products, dream catchers, cards, organic dog treats... and lots more. Lots of children's stalls again this year selling home made baking and sweets. This is a cash fair. We do offer disability parking close to the event.

      21

      Oct 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

      21

      Oct 2018

      Rock of Ages

      Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80's, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair! Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.

      21

      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Ukebox - Ukulele Open Mic Sessions

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

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      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Bike Festival

      Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road cycling and cultural activities plus much more over 10 awesome days at the beginning of Summer. The festival is spread across the unique thermal oasis of Rotorua, from the slopes of Mount Ngongataha to the city centre, to the Whakarewarewa forest and even the Airport, there is something unique on offer for you, whether you ride bikes or not. Spend your days at individual events within the festival, or visit the TeManawa Community Hub, a melting pot where biking meets arts, and listen to story tellers, contribute to community arts projects, or go on Rotorua Art by Bike tours. Also register for our "Festival Passport", scan QR codes at local businesses and events and go in the draw to win a share of $2,000 worth of GrabOne vouchers! https://rotoruabikefestival.com/passport-info Visit http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ for more information.

      22

      Oct 2018

      Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua Bike Festival

      Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

      22

      Oct 2018

      Sandy Shells: Original Works by Mindplus Students

      Sandy Shells – An exhibition of original works by Mindplus students. Come and view this special exhibition of student artwork from Rotorua’s MindPlus programme on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. The exhibition showcases the shells they painted alongside artists Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur and will be on display from Monday 13 August until Friday 2 November 2018. MindPlus is a once a week programme for academically and creatively gifted students which is part of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE). This nationwide organisation works to meet the needs of gifted children, their teachers and families and is a charitable organisation that raises all of its funding through grants, sponsors and donations. The students attend their own school four days a week and come to MindPlus on the other day. Currently MindPlus has three Rotorua classes catering for students from year 3 to year 8 from 12 different Rotorua schools. The programme provides extra challenge and opportunities to work with others of like-mind, to develop the children’s strengths and talents, as well as learning how to manage the needs and difficulties associated with being a gifted learner. Each year the students work with art tutors to complete an art project and to help develop the children’s creativity. In 2018 the students made artworks using acrylic paints with Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur. All of the children learned about using different brush strokes, how to select their colours, and using paint to create an illusion of three dimensions and texture. MindPlus would like to thanks to Tony and Stephen for their wonderful support while working with the students, and Rotorua Lakes Council for their enthusiasm and support in providing an authentic audience for the students’ work.

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      Oct 2018

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles while increasing flexibility in a fun, social class. Two sessions on Mondays 5-6pm or 6-7pm in Rotorua. There is also an advanced class available on a Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      Oct 2018

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles while increasing flexibility in a fun, social class. Two sessions on Mondays 5-6pm or 6-7pm in Rotorua. There is also an advanced class available on a Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Bike Festival

      Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road cycling and cultural activities plus much more over 10 awesome days at the beginning of Summer. The festival is spread across the unique thermal oasis of Rotorua, from the slopes of Mount Ngongataha to the city centre, to the Whakarewarewa forest and even the Airport, there is something unique on offer for you, whether you ride bikes or not. Spend your days at individual events within the festival, or visit the TeManawa Community Hub, a melting pot where biking meets arts, and listen to story tellers, contribute to community arts projects, or go on Rotorua Art by Bike tours. Also register for our "Festival Passport", scan QR codes at local businesses and events and go in the draw to win a share of $2,000 worth of GrabOne vouchers! https://rotoruabikefestival.com/passport-info Visit http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ for more information.

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      Oct 2018

      Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua Bike Festival

      Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

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      Oct 2018

      Sandy Shells: Original Works by Mindplus Students

      Sandy Shells – An exhibition of original works by Mindplus students. Come and view this special exhibition of student artwork from Rotorua’s MindPlus programme on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. The exhibition showcases the shells they painted alongside artists Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur and will be on display from Monday 13 August until Friday 2 November 2018. MindPlus is a once a week programme for academically and creatively gifted students which is part of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE). This nationwide organisation works to meet the needs of gifted children, their teachers and families and is a charitable organisation that raises all of its funding through grants, sponsors and donations. The students attend their own school four days a week and come to MindPlus on the other day. Currently MindPlus has three Rotorua classes catering for students from year 3 to year 8 from 12 different Rotorua schools. The programme provides extra challenge and opportunities to work with others of like-mind, to develop the children’s strengths and talents, as well as learning how to manage the needs and difficulties associated with being a gifted learner. Each year the students work with art tutors to complete an art project and to help develop the children’s creativity. In 2018 the students made artworks using acrylic paints with Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur. All of the children learned about using different brush strokes, how to select their colours, and using paint to create an illusion of three dimensions and texture. MindPlus would like to thanks to Tony and Stephen for their wonderful support while working with the students, and Rotorua Lakes Council for their enthusiasm and support in providing an authentic audience for the students’ work.

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      Oct 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

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      Oct 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers? supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Oct 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Oct 2018

      Lunchtime Toastmasters

      We are a small Toastmasters Club with a huge heart. We believe that the key components to becoming a competent speaker and leader, is the sincere support of those around you; as well as having lots of fun along the way! What's the point otherwise, right? If you visit our Facebook page, 'Lunchtime Toastmasters Rotorua', you will come to see that we are all lifelong learners of this wonderful craft of public speaking. We do this through a learn-by-doing process, backed up by peer-to-peer feedback. We reckon that's the best way too! You see, every opportunity is an opportunity to improve. Any hiccups you experience (and you will), throughout your journey to self improvement, are not events to be feared or embarrassed by. On the contrary. Embrace them. Let your mistakes fuel the fire in your belly! Because that is where the magic happens! If you're interested to know more... Come join us! We'd love to see you!

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      Oct 2018

      The Most Fun You Can Have With Words

      A weekly club where you learn to relax and speak with confidence as you practice how to get your message across clearly. Expect to learn the secrets of delivering an opening statement with impact, preparing engaging content that captures your audience and ending in a way that makes everyone remember your message long after you were done. Lake City Breakfast Toastmasters Club is a supportive, fun group with a mix of ages and professions. The club has a unique energy that sets you up for the day. An innovative new Toastmasters Education Programme, called Pathways, has rolled out in 2017 which allows you to learn online as well as at club meetings. Call David Remmerswell on 027 422 8717 for more information and come and discover how to have the most fun with words.

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      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Bike Festival

      Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road cycling and cultural activities plus much more over 10 awesome days at the beginning of Summer. The festival is spread across the unique thermal oasis of Rotorua, from the slopes of Mount Ngongataha to the city centre, to the Whakarewarewa forest and even the Airport, there is something unique on offer for you, whether you ride bikes or not. Spend your days at individual events within the festival, or visit the TeManawa Community Hub, a melting pot where biking meets arts, and listen to story tellers, contribute to community arts projects, or go on Rotorua Art by Bike tours. Also register for our "Festival Passport", scan QR codes at local businesses and events and go in the draw to win a share of $2,000 worth of GrabOne vouchers! https://rotoruabikefestival.com/passport-info Visit http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ for more information.

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      Oct 2018

      Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua Bike Festival

      Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

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      Oct 2018

      Sandy Shells: Original Works by Mindplus Students

      Sandy Shells – An exhibition of original works by Mindplus students. Come and view this special exhibition of student artwork from Rotorua’s MindPlus programme on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. The exhibition showcases the shells they painted alongside artists Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur and will be on display from Monday 13 August until Friday 2 November 2018. MindPlus is a once a week programme for academically and creatively gifted students which is part of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE). This nationwide organisation works to meet the needs of gifted children, their teachers and families and is a charitable organisation that raises all of its funding through grants, sponsors and donations. The students attend their own school four days a week and come to MindPlus on the other day. Currently MindPlus has three Rotorua classes catering for students from year 3 to year 8 from 12 different Rotorua schools. The programme provides extra challenge and opportunities to work with others of like-mind, to develop the children’s strengths and talents, as well as learning how to manage the needs and difficulties associated with being a gifted learner. Each year the students work with art tutors to complete an art project and to help develop the children’s creativity. In 2018 the students made artworks using acrylic paints with Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur. All of the children learned about using different brush strokes, how to select their colours, and using paint to create an illusion of three dimensions and texture. MindPlus would like to thanks to Tony and Stephen for their wonderful support while working with the students, and Rotorua Lakes Council for their enthusiasm and support in providing an authentic audience for the students’ work.

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      Oct 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

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      Oct 2018

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps?

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing with He Pipi Paopao - First Steps. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch and massage between baby and parent while nurturing development of language, social, cognitive and motor skills. He Pipi Paopao - First Steps is a fun programme for under twos and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes and finger play songs with your little one. Come along - dance and play.

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      Oct 2018

      Youth Section Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil & Gem Club Meeting

      The Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil and Gem Club is responding to interest from young people and their families by starting a Youth Section. Youths 8-16 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Each month there will be a range of topics, opportunities for youth to learn more about the geology and like subjects particularly of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and to share their finds and knowledge too. January's topics are: - What is that rock ? - How many do you know - Rocks vs Minerals - What's the difference? - What's it good for? - The uses of rocks and minerals Accompanied youth are welcome to attend the adults' meeting starting at 7pm - January the topic will be Obsidians. We organise field trips, particularly in response to expressed interest. Thursday January 25 we are going to Retaruke, fossil and rock hunting. We also organise guest speakers - Adrian Muller, Lecturer in Earth Sciences, will speak on April. You can find us on Facebook at RotoruaRockClub. Annual membership is $5 for youths $10 for individuals over 16, $15 for families.

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      Oct 2018

      8-Week Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation Course

      Why Meditation? Meditation allows us to see through our minds conditioning and live more fully present in the moment. By maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the surrounding environment, we can reset from our daily routine and find calmness in a chaotic world. As items such as handheld devices become ever-present in our lives, ‘turning off’ stressful jobs can become difficult to achieve. When we do not take time to look after thoughts and feelings, life can become distorted. Our 8-week course aims to provide the tools necessary to help achieve a greater result of practicing mediation at home. MBSM teaches 4 steps of mediation – Preparation, Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Stillness. The course is accredited by the Gawler Foundation of Australia as one of the 7 essential elements of healing and wellness. Each week the course covers theoretical framework of steps using experiential exercises to help an individual to understand the Preparation, Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Stillness method to develop your own meditation practice. The course includes: - Develop a Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Explore Effective emotional management skills - Create balance in the body, mind and emotions - Gain trust in yourself and your feelings - Develop the skills to respond more skilfully to stress, problems and difficult situations - Become less reactive and judgmental to your thoughts, feelings and emotions - Course workbook - Access to the Deluxe Lake Spa bathing area at Polynesian Spa - Numbers strictly limited, book now to avoid missing out.

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      Oct 2018

      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 at the Band Room on Amohau Street - beside Pak n Save and the Shambles Theatre. 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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      Oct 2018

      Jazz Wednesdays with Ben Wilcock

      Live at the Baby Grand. The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand's finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style. In 2003 he was the pianist in Indian Ink’s The Pickle King, which toured New Zealand and Singapore, and eventually went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent the next five years performing in the UK as a resident pianist in jazz clubs and hotels in London, gigging with Latin bands, blues bands, recording for BBC Radio 4 and then moving back to New Zealand in 2008, where he now teaches at the NZ School of Music. Since re-settling in New Zealand Ben has performed with many of New Zealand’s finest artists including Bella Kalolo, Hollie Smith, Aaradnha, Rodger Fox, Colin Hemmingsen, The Royal NZ Airforce Central Jazz Band, John Rae, Tim Hopkins, Reuben Bradley and many more. He has also played and workshopped with top international jazz acts visiting New Zealand such as Bennie Maupin. Ben has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, City of London, Origins (London), AWME, Tauranga Jazz Festival, G Taranaki, New Zealand Festival, Sounds Aotearoa, Taranaki and Nelson Arts Festivals.

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      Oct 2018

      The Dawn Wall

      The Dawn Wall is here! Join us to see the most anticipated climbing film ever made. More than just a climbing movie, The Dawn Wall is an epic and inspirational story that will take you into the hearts and minds of the protagonists and is to be enjoyed by all. In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship? Winner of The Audience Award at South By Southwest. Accepted to Melbourne International Film Festival. Described by Variety Magazine as a "must-see". 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Check it out now!

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      Oct 2018

      Rock of Ages

      Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80's, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair! Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.

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      Oct 2018

      Pioneers Toastmasters Club

      Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these skills, necessary for today's fast-paced world and to have lots of fun.

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      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Bike Festival

      Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road cycling and cultural activities plus much more over 10 awesome days at the beginning of Summer. The festival is spread across the unique thermal oasis of Rotorua, from the slopes of Mount Ngongataha to the city centre, to the Whakarewarewa forest and even the Airport, there is something unique on offer for you, whether you ride bikes or not. Spend your days at individual events within the festival, or visit the TeManawa Community Hub, a melting pot where biking meets arts, and listen to story tellers, contribute to community arts projects, or go on Rotorua Art by Bike tours. Also register for our "Festival Passport", scan QR codes at local businesses and events and go in the draw to win a share of $2,000 worth of GrabOne vouchers! https://rotoruabikefestival.com/passport-info Visit http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/ for more information.

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      Oct 2018

      2018 Architectural Designers NZ Conference

      ADNZ National Conference + ADNZ - Resene Architectural Design Awards Architectural Designers NZ’s flagship event, providing the latest trends & innovations in the architectural design space! - Two-day conference at the Energy Events Centre filled with innovative speakers & great networking opportunities. - Tour of outstanding residential & commercial design in the area - Party in the Redwoods – Whakarewarewa Forest - Awards Gala Dinner at the Holiday Inn hosted by Michele A’Court Registration is now open with early bird prices available until 7th September. Recommendations for designated conference accommodation is included in the registration information. Celebrate in New Zealand’s most popular playground!

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      Oct 2018

      Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua Bike Festival

      Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

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      Oct 2018

      Sandy Shells: Original Works by Mindplus Students

      Sandy Shells – An exhibition of original works by Mindplus students. Come and view this special exhibition of student artwork from Rotorua’s MindPlus programme on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. The exhibition showcases the shells they painted alongside artists Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur and will be on display from Monday 13 August until Friday 2 November 2018. MindPlus is a once a week programme for academically and creatively gifted students which is part of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE). This nationwide organisation works to meet the needs of gifted children, their teachers and families and is a charitable organisation that raises all of its funding through grants, sponsors and donations. The students attend their own school four days a week and come to MindPlus on the other day. Currently MindPlus has three Rotorua classes catering for students from year 3 to year 8 from 12 different Rotorua schools. The programme provides extra challenge and opportunities to work with others of like-mind, to develop the children’s strengths and talents, as well as learning how to manage the needs and difficulties associated with being a gifted learner. Each year the students work with art tutors to complete an art project and to help develop the children’s creativity. In 2018 the students made artworks using acrylic paints with Tony Pope and Stephen Arthur. All of the children learned about using different brush strokes, how to select their colours, and using paint to create an illusion of three dimensions and texture. MindPlus would like to thanks to Tony and Stephen for their wonderful support while working with the students, and Rotorua Lakes Council for their enthusiasm and support in providing an authentic audience for the students’ work.

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      Oct 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

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      Oct 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers? supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Oct 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Oct 2018

      Twilight Golf

      2018 Twilight Golf at the Rotorua Golf Club "Arikikapakapa" in conjunction with Matt Schofield Golf Ltd Every Thursday from 4th October – 20th December. 2PM – 6PM Tee off. Everyone welcome! Play 14 out of 21 rounds to be in to win a Vanuatu trip prize pack from Hello World Rotorua!

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      Oct 2018

      Rotorua Night Market

      The Rotorua Night Market is a must do while in Rotorua! This event is for locals and visitors alike, it is family friendly with great food, music and boutique stalls. Experience every Thursday evening in the 'Heart of Tutanekai Street’ (between Haupapa and Hinemoa Streets). This high-profile, main street location comes to life with permanent LED lighting and sound providing a festive community atmosphere for residents and visitors. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates about what is happening at this week's event! Enjoy the boutique-style shopping experience with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce from local growers. Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine (including Croatian, Indian, French patisseries, handmade Italian pasta and of course local kai) and be entertained by local musicians. See you there!

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      Oct 2018

      Exposed Objects - Artist Talk

      Local Artist and Jewellery Designer Fiona Frew is interested in how objects are an important part of our daily lives and cultural memory. Her work uses found objects as a way of re-using things that have been thrown out, reducing the impact on our environment and wellbeing. Come and join her in a discussion about objects found locally and Fiona will also share about her own art practice. You are encouraged to bring your own small objects that can be included in a public collection of objects. This collection will then be used by the public to create cyanotype prints that will be presented in the final exhibition. This artist lead discussion is free to attend and all are very welcome. For more info get in touch with Fiona directly via: info@fionafrew.com or contact The Arts Village on 07 343 7108.

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      Oct 2018

      Spin Speed Dating - Rotorua Bike Festival

      If you're single and looking for someone who spins your wheels we have an event for you! This is a ‘spin’ on the classic speed dating concept and is certainly not your typical spin class. No extensive exercise required, you don’t even have to wear active wear and Lycra is certainly optional! This event is all about meeting new people and sharing good banter over a hopeful attraction or two. Matches will be emailed to you the following day and the rest is up to you. Spaces limited so get in touch to register today. Nibbles and drinks provided.

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      Oct 2018

      The Dawn Wall

      The Dawn Wall is here! Join us to see the most anticipated climbing film ever made. More than just a climbing movie, The Dawn Wall is an epic and inspirational story that will take you into the hearts and minds of the protagonists and is to be enjoyed by all. In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship? Winner of The Audience Award at South By Southwest. Accepted to Melbourne International Film Festival. Described by Variety Magazine as a "must-see". 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Check it out now!

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      Oct 2018

      Rock of Ages

      Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80's, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair! Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.