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      Nov 2019

      Toi 19 - Art Exhibition

      This November, Nineteen Graduates of Toi Ohomai’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies and Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship (Level 7) Will be taking the Rotorua Lakes Council building by storm for their final Art and Design exhibition. What better environment to showcase these emerging artists, as they use artistic license to speak about issues close to their hearts; many of which align with Governmental wellbeing agenda, cross cultural education, mental health, sustainable practice, slow fashion and leading edge marketing development. This is a Multidisciplinary Degree, and you can expect diverse works coming together as a collective exhibition. A few exciting elements include: - Avant-Garde Couture: including work recently featured in New Zealand Fashion Week, sustainable garments and fashion drawings - Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation - Eco Architectural Design - Film making - Fine Art Photography, including work of international reputation and unique views of Rotorua using drone cameras - Socio-Political work, Fine Art and Sculptural - Natural Textiles - Jewellery - Mixed Media - Interior Design - Cultural Come along to see for yourself during Rotorua Lakes Council opening hours between November 15th and December 4th 2019. There will be a Silent Auction for those interested in purchasing works, with a broad array for sale. With great thanks to our sponsors: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Creative Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council.

      15

      Nov 2019

      Art & Design Pop-up Shop

      Nau mai, haere mai... Join us for a family friendly event that showcases the amazing talent of our Toi Ohomai Level 6 Creative students across the disciplines of art, graphic design and fashion. Cost: Free and open to all ages. Support locally made art/design such as: hand made felted items, illustration and graphic design art prints, Gothic inspired fashion, zero waste slow fashion collections, contemporary jewellery, te reo educational sculptures, public art and children's toys. View and exhibition of interior design Charity House, a proposed pop up theatre concept, and learn about Maui dolphin conservation.

      15

      Nov 2019

      2019 Salon des Refusés

      Rotorua Museum Art Awards. Rotorua Museum is delighted to host a Salon des Refusés exhibition in conjunction with the 2019 exhibition of finalists. All works not selected for the finalist exhibition are given the opportunity to be displayed in the Salon des Refusés exhibition, on show at the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street, Rotorua) from 2 November until 17 November 2019, between 10am – 4pm (except for Sun 17 November when the exhibition will close at midday). Salon des Refusés is a French term for an exhibition of works not selected, and originates back in 1863 when works by now-famous artists like Manet, Whistler, Pissarro and Jongkind were not selected for the annual Paris Salon. The Salon des Refusés enables Rotorua Museum to showcase even more of the region’s artistic talent, and gives all the entered artists the opportunity to profile and sell their work. The Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2019 exhibition of finalists will be on display at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, from 23 October until 10 November 2019, 9am – 4pm (except for Sun 10 November when the exhibition will close at midday). Entry to both exhibitions is free with all artworks for sale throughout the exhibition period. The 2019 awards are sponsored by the Friends of Rotorua Museum, Toi Ohomai, Lockwood and More FM. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

      15

      Nov 2019

      Mums Work Do

      Mum’s Work Do is back… get excited!!! A fun night out for local mum’s because we work hard all year round and deserve a celebration. Tickets are $40 per mum. Ticket includes: - arrival drink (bubbles, punch or non-alcoholic) - light supper - entertainment - spot prizes / games Attendee’s are encouranged to bring a small wrapped Christmas present for a mum to place in the secret Santa sack for distribution by the Rotorua Salvation Army.

      15

      Nov 2019

      Caught In The Net

      The sequel to 'Run For Your Wife' finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children - one girl and one boy - have met on the Internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common - same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age. When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart. His saviour could be Stanley, his lodger. The ever-spiraling situation gets increasingly out of hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth! An amateur production by special arrangement with the New Zealand Play Bureau.

    • 16

      Nov 2019

      Friends of The Library Book Sale

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

      16

      Nov 2019

      Art & Design Pop-up Shop

      Nau mai, haere mai... Join us for a family friendly event that showcases the amazing talent of our Toi Ohomai Level 6 Creative students across the disciplines of art, graphic design and fashion. Cost: Free and open to all ages. Support locally made art/design such as: hand made felted items, illustration and graphic design art prints, Gothic inspired fashion, zero waste slow fashion collections, contemporary jewellery, te reo educational sculptures, public art and children's toys. View and exhibition of interior design Charity House, a proposed pop up theatre concept, and learn about Maui dolphin conservation.

      16

      Nov 2019

      Rotorua District Library Book Sale

      Book sale on the first, 3rd & Holiday Saturday of each month. The books, at bargain prices, include adult and children’s fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels/comics. Also music, jigsaws and magazines. Ex-library and from extensive private donations and are often "as new" All funds raised go back to the library.

      16

      Nov 2019

      Justice of The Peace Service Centre

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

      16

      Nov 2019

      Angelite Holistic Fair

      Welcome , come along and enjoy your day Sharing Good Vibes with our Clairvoyants / Readers and Healers and be into win the $50-00 Door Prize. Practitioner charges apply. No Eftpos. ATMs are a 4 minute walk away in Ngongotaha Village. Public and practitioner inquires welcome. Rob Osborne - Director Email - angeliteholisticfair@xtra.co.nz

      16

      Nov 2019

      2019 Salon des Refusés

      Rotorua Museum Art Awards. Rotorua Museum is delighted to host a Salon des Refusés exhibition in conjunction with the 2019 exhibition of finalists. All works not selected for the finalist exhibition are given the opportunity to be displayed in the Salon des Refusés exhibition, on show at the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street, Rotorua) from 2 November until 17 November 2019, between 10am – 4pm (except for Sun 17 November when the exhibition will close at midday). Salon des Refusés is a French term for an exhibition of works not selected, and originates back in 1863 when works by now-famous artists like Manet, Whistler, Pissarro and Jongkind were not selected for the annual Paris Salon. The Salon des Refusés enables Rotorua Museum to showcase even more of the region’s artistic talent, and gives all the entered artists the opportunity to profile and sell their work. The Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2019 exhibition of finalists will be on display at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, from 23 October until 10 November 2019, 9am – 4pm (except for Sun 10 November when the exhibition will close at midday). Entry to both exhibitions is free with all artworks for sale throughout the exhibition period. The 2019 awards are sponsored by the Friends of Rotorua Museum, Toi Ohomai, Lockwood and More FM. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

      16

      Nov 2019

      Seafood Bounties - Five Course Dinner

      New Zealand’s seafood is some of the best in the world and this five course menu celebrates that! If you are a lover of delicacies from the sea, then you will thoroughly enjoy this great evening. This event will book out quickly so please reserve your seat; early bird bookings before 1st November are $79. View the menu here: https://princesgate.co.nz/seafood-bounties/

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      Nov 2019

      House of Travel Superstocks & Stockcars

      Superstocks and Stockcars vying for a travel voucher supplied by House of Travel. Great speedway racing supported by Streetstocks, Ministocks, Production Saloons and Six Shooters. Voted New Zealand's No 1 track, TWS Paradise Valley Speedway has a variety of seating, from wooden seating to plastic fold down seats or you can provide your own deck chair or blanket. Viewing in this Natural Amphitheater has the best viewing in the country no matter where you choose to sit and the racing on the tight TWS Paradise Valley Speedway circuit is always spectacular.

      16

      Nov 2019

      Caught In The Net

      The sequel to 'Run For Your Wife' finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children - one girl and one boy - have met on the Internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common - same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age. When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart. His saviour could be Stanley, his lodger. The ever-spiraling situation gets increasingly out of hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth! An amateur production by special arrangement with the New Zealand Play Bureau.

      16

      Nov 2019

      Taiapa Road Soul Band

      Taiapa Road Soul Band is a seven piece, New Zealand covers band that recreates the very best of Soul, Funk, R&B and Disco dance hits from Motown like…”Your Love is Lifting Me Higher, Dancing in The Streets, Heat Wave, Get Down On it, Superstition” and many more. Music that helped to influence dance music as we know it today. The sizzling hot Taiapa Road Soul Band always brings ‘the party’ to any party and we’re excited to be coming to Barcode. Our band is proudly made up of some of the best local and international musical talent on the Auckland music scene. Lead Male Vocals /Guitar / Percussion George is a power vocalist and frontman with amazing ability. Hailing from Queensland, Australia. George is a hugely experienced vocalist/musician, having performed in USA, Korea and now New Zealand. His professional stage presence draws in any audience. Lead Female Vocals Nicki’s vocal ability is astounding and will have audiences eyes fixed on her as they enjoy her unique and huge vocal range. Nicki has performed and recorded in Indonesia, Sweden and Australia. Small in stature but large in stage presence. Lead Guitar /Vocals Reg is best known in the music scene as a bassist. In Taiapa Road, he’s the band’s lead guitarist. Reggie’s guitar hero’s include George Benson, Paul Jackson Jnr, Earl Klugh, Sanata, Angus Young and you’ll hear his blended style and vocal harmonies come through. Bass Guitar /Vocals Steve is a multi-talented and well respected bassist / Hammond keyboard player. Steve had played in many of Auckland's top blues and tribute bands. He is very professional, pays great attention detail and is in constant demand and anchors the rhythm section for Taiapa Road. Drums Logan is our youngest member. He is an up and coming drumming talent. Still at High School, Logan plays well beyond his years. Logan’s first audition for Taiapa Road was eye popping. Logan’s ability to reproduce the very complex rhythm sequences perfectly amazed the band. Taiapa Road’s set list is demanding and we guarantee Logan’s performance will leave audiences speechless and cheering for more. Logan is following in the footsteps of many of the great drummers in many other music genres. Percussion Richard, is our full-time professional musician, drum teacher and percussionist. Richard helps to perform our rhythm section into a powerhouse tight unit. Ricard is a great lover of blues and brings all his experience to the band. Vocals / Synths/ Keys / Programming Mark, joins Taiapa Road Soul Band and brings a wealth of recording and arranging experience to help bring depth on keyboards and with backing vocals. Mark’s musical tastes are wide, and he loves creating authentic performances on keyboards, horn section and Hammond organ.

      16

      Nov 2019

      Motown Mania at Barcode Rotorua

      “Roto Vegas Get Down Dance Party” is coming to Barcode - Rotorua with the Taiapa Road Soul Band - NZ's premier Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk and Disco 7pc professional band, lighting, sound and a lot of action! It’s your Christmas party come early. Order your tickets online at Eventfinda. Book now and secure your spot on the dance floor. Door sales available - if you haven't bought your ticket online, make sure you call and book today at Barcode. 07-347 2633. Don't miss out. $20 Early Bird Tickets available from venue, from 17th Sept. $25 Eventfinda from Oct + $3.62 booking fee $30 Door sales

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      Nov 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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      Nov 2019

      The Hamurana Flyer 5 km Dash

      Hosted by Kaharoa School PTA, an elite timed race with age categories, The Hamurana Flyer 5km Dash, will be followed by The Hamurana Flyer 5km Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run with 5 colour stations. Race for glory and your individually timed result in the Dash and/or run/walk for fun with a team in the Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run. Wear a white t-shirt and get splashed with vibrant colour. Loads of fun for all the family. All entries in to the Dash get automatic free entry in to the Hamurana Flyer Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run. All entrants are eligible for superb spot prizes. Support our rural school. Email - info@hamuranaflyer.nz or visit Eventbrite for entries.

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      Nov 2019

      The Hamurana Flyer

      Hosted by Kaharoa School PTA, an elite timed race with age categories, The Hamurana Flyer 5 km DASH, will be followed by The Hamurana Flyer 5 km Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run with 5 colour stations. Race for glory and your individually timed result in the DASH and/or run/walk for fun with a team in the Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run. Wear a white t-shirt and get splashed with vibrant colour. Loads of fun for all the family. All entries in to the Dash get automatic free entry in to the Hamurana Flyer Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run. All entrants are eligible for superb spot prizes. Support our rural school. Email - info@hamuranaflyer.nz or visit Eventbrite for entries.

      17

      Nov 2019

      Pure Silver Jewellery With Silver Clay

      Come and learn how to make beautiful pure silver jewellery with silver clay. Beginners are welcome no experience is necessary to make a beautiful piece. Cost is $165 which includes all your materials and a lovely lunch get in touch quickly if you would like to join us as spaces are limited info@jbcollections.co.nz. Visit us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/jbcollections

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      Nov 2019

      The Hamurana Flyer Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run

      Hosted by Kaharoa School PTA, The Hamurana Flyer 5 km Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run with 5 colour stations. Run/walk for fun with a team in the Farmlands Real Estate 5 km Colour Fun Run. Wear a white t-shirt and get splashed with vibrant colour. Loads of fun for all the family. Enter the Hamurana Flyer Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run or enter the Hamurana Flyer DASH as well. All entries in to the Dash get automatic free entry in to the Hamurana Flyer Farmlands Real Estate Colour Fun Run. All entrants are eligible for superb spot prizes. Support our rural school. Email info@hamuranaflyer.nz or visit Eventbrite for entries.

      17

      Nov 2019

      2019 Salon des Refusés

      Rotorua Museum Art Awards. Rotorua Museum is delighted to host a Salon des Refusés exhibition in conjunction with the 2019 exhibition of finalists. All works not selected for the finalist exhibition are given the opportunity to be displayed in the Salon des Refusés exhibition, on show at the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street, Rotorua) from 2 November until 17 November 2019, between 10am – 4pm (except for Sun 17 November when the exhibition will close at midday). Salon des Refusés is a French term for an exhibition of works not selected, and originates back in 1863 when works by now-famous artists like Manet, Whistler, Pissarro and Jongkind were not selected for the annual Paris Salon. The Salon des Refusés enables Rotorua Museum to showcase even more of the region’s artistic talent, and gives all the entered artists the opportunity to profile and sell their work. The Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2019 exhibition of finalists will be on display at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, from 23 October until 10 November 2019, 9am – 4pm (except for Sun 10 November when the exhibition will close at midday). Entry to both exhibitions is free with all artworks for sale throughout the exhibition period. The 2019 awards are sponsored by the Friends of Rotorua Museum, Toi Ohomai, Lockwood and More FM. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

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      Nov 2019

      Concert for The Time Honoured

      Experience a fun afternoon of entertainment and great company in this free concert for Rotorua’a retired community on Sunday 17 November 2019. Hosted by Mayor Steve Chadwick and Rotorua Lakes Council, guests will have afternoon tea prior to enjoying performances coordinated by Rotorua Lakes Performing Arts Company. The show will include a diverse range of classical and contemporary music, dance and drama. Collect your free ticket from Monday 4 November 2019. They are available to collect from the Box Office at Energy Events Centre, Queen’s Drive, during business hours, Monday to Friday. The afternoon will include: 1pm: Afternoon tea 2pm: Concert begins 3.30pm: Afternoon concludes For more information please contact: Holley Rolfe, phone - 07 351 8673 or email - holley.rolfe@rotorualc.nz.

      17

      Nov 2019

      Caught In The Net

      The sequel to 'Run For Your Wife' finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children - one girl and one boy - have met on the Internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common - same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age. When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart. His saviour could be Stanley, his lodger. The ever-spiraling situation gets increasingly out of hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth! An amateur production by special arrangement with the New Zealand Play Bureau.

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      Nov 2019

      Rotorua UkeBox - Ukulele Strum-along and Open Mic Sessions

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

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      Nov 2019

      Toi 19 - Art Exhibition

      This November, Nineteen Graduates of Toi Ohomai’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies and Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship (Level 7) Will be taking the Rotorua Lakes Council building by storm for their final Art and Design exhibition. What better environment to showcase these emerging artists, as they use artistic license to speak about issues close to their hearts; many of which align with Governmental wellbeing agenda, cross cultural education, mental health, sustainable practice, slow fashion and leading edge marketing development. This is a Multidisciplinary Degree, and you can expect diverse works coming together as a collective exhibition. A few exciting elements include: - Avant-Garde Couture: including work recently featured in New Zealand Fashion Week, sustainable garments and fashion drawings - Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation - Eco Architectural Design - Film making - Fine Art Photography, including work of international reputation and unique views of Rotorua using drone cameras - Socio-Political work, Fine Art and Sculptural - Natural Textiles - Jewellery - Mixed Media - Interior Design - Cultural Come along to see for yourself during Rotorua Lakes Council opening hours between November 15th and December 4th 2019. There will be a Silent Auction for those interested in purchasing works, with a broad array for sale. With great thanks to our sponsors: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Creative Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council.

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      Nov 2019

      Drop-in Tech Assistance

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

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      Nov 2019

      Wacky Warm Ups: A Community Project

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

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      Nov 2019

      He Aka Pikirangi

      These fun, developmental term time sessions are solely in te reo Maori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Aka PIkirangi supports and fosters the use of te reo Maori, a connection to te ao Maori and the development of many other skills.

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      Nov 2019

      Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups

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

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      Nov 2019

      Rotorua Museum Project Update

      Connecting Vision to Action Monday 18 November 2019 marks three years since the Rotorua Museum closed to the public after the Kaikoura earthquake. The strengthening, restoration and redevelopment of Rotorua Museum is a key element of Rotorua Lakes Council’s Vision 2030 and the Rotorua Way. Project Lead, Stewart Brown (Rotorua Lakes Council, Arts and Culture Manager), will give a project update that will take place at Rotorua Library (1127 Haupapa Street) on Monday 18 November 2019 at 12.30pm. As well as the project update (similar to previous updates held in September) hear what the Museum team has achieved over the last three years while their beloved building has been closed. From events to exhibitions, from guided tours to education programmes, they have been engaging with the community and looking after our precious taonga. Following the closure in 2016 a detailed seismic assessment revealed that the Museum was 19% of new building standard (NBS). Buildings under 34% NBS are considered earthquake prone. On completion of the project, the building will be strengthened to at least 80% New Building Standard. The strengthening programme involves under floor shotcreting, as well as the installation of new structural steel elements throughout the building, to reinforce the existing elements and provide additional strength in the event of an earthquake. Once completed, the building will look almost exactly the same as it did before it closed. Where changes are visible, the direction from Heritage New Zealand is for any new design elements to be sympathetic to the heritage building but clearly differentiated from it. As part of the seismic strengthening and restoration project, the opportunity will be taken to upgrade key amenities in the building to enhance functionality, accessibility and the overall visitor experience. Should you wish to find out more about the Rotorua Museum project visit rotorualakescouncil.nz/reopenmuseum

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      Nov 2019

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is a class focused on lengthening & strengthening your muscles while toning your booty, arms & abs! All levels of fitness and experience welcome - you do not have to be a dancer or have had dance experience to come along. Please register before attending class as there are limited spaces available: info@wanderlustdance.co.nz. These classes sell out every term so get in touch! Other locations available, please enquire.

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      Nov 2019

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is a class focused on lengthening & strengthening your muscles while toning your booty, arms & abs! All levels of fitness and experience welcome - you do not have to be a dancer or have had dance experience to come along. Please register before attending class as there are limited spaces available: info@wanderlustdance.co.nz. These classes sell out every term so get in touch! Other locations available, please enquire.

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      Nov 2019

      Toi 19 - Art Exhibition

      This November, Nineteen Graduates of Toi Ohomai’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies and Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship (Level 7) Will be taking the Rotorua Lakes Council building by storm for their final Art and Design exhibition. What better environment to showcase these emerging artists, as they use artistic license to speak about issues close to their hearts; many of which align with Governmental wellbeing agenda, cross cultural education, mental health, sustainable practice, slow fashion and leading edge marketing development. This is a Multidisciplinary Degree, and you can expect diverse works coming together as a collective exhibition. A few exciting elements include: - Avant-Garde Couture: including work recently featured in New Zealand Fashion Week, sustainable garments and fashion drawings - Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation - Eco Architectural Design - Film making - Fine Art Photography, including work of international reputation and unique views of Rotorua using drone cameras - Socio-Political work, Fine Art and Sculptural - Natural Textiles - Jewellery - Mixed Media - Interior Design - Cultural Come along to see for yourself during Rotorua Lakes Council opening hours between November 15th and December 4th 2019. There will be a Silent Auction for those interested in purchasing works, with a broad array for sale. With great thanks to our sponsors: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Creative Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council.

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      Nov 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

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      Nov 2019

      Caught In The Net

      The sequel to 'Run For Your Wife' finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children - one girl and one boy - have met on the Internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common - same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age. When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart. His saviour could be Stanley, his lodger. The ever-spiraling situation gets increasingly out of hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth! An amateur production by special arrangement with the New Zealand Play Bureau.

    • 20

      Nov 2019

      Toi 19 - Art Exhibition

      This November, Nineteen Graduates of Toi Ohomai’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies and Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship (Level 7) Will be taking the Rotorua Lakes Council building by storm for their final Art and Design exhibition. What better environment to showcase these emerging artists, as they use artistic license to speak about issues close to their hearts; many of which align with Governmental wellbeing agenda, cross cultural education, mental health, sustainable practice, slow fashion and leading edge marketing development. This is a Multidisciplinary Degree, and you can expect diverse works coming together as a collective exhibition. A few exciting elements include: - Avant-Garde Couture: including work recently featured in New Zealand Fashion Week, sustainable garments and fashion drawings - Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation - Eco Architectural Design - Film making - Fine Art Photography, including work of international reputation and unique views of Rotorua using drone cameras - Socio-Political work, Fine Art and Sculptural - Natural Textiles - Jewellery - Mixed Media - Interior Design - Cultural Come along to see for yourself during Rotorua Lakes Council opening hours between November 15th and December 4th 2019. There will be a Silent Auction for those interested in purchasing works, with a broad array for sale. With great thanks to our sponsors: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Creative Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council.

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      Nov 2019

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing. Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch and massage between baby and parent while nurturing development of language, social, cognitive and motor skills. He Pipi Paopao - First Steps is a fun programme for under twos and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes and finger play songs with your little one. Come along - dance and play. Koha appreciated.

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      Nov 2019

      Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa: Kura Reo 2019

      Ko Te Kura Reo a Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa tenei te haramai nei. Kei nga roia, kei nga tauira, kei nga toa taua mo te reo, nau mai ki Rotorua, ki Toi Ohomai, ki ta tatou Kura Reo. For the last few years, the desire to understand, learn and strengthen te reo Maori within Aotearoa has been at the forefront of many legal environments. It is for that reason that the idea for a kura reo, a full immersion course in te reo Maori, designed specifically for those working, teaching or studying within the law, was developed and progressed by Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa. Beginning last year at Hoani Waititi, Te Hunga Roia invites you to Toi Ohomai for its second Kura Reo. Powhiri at 3.30pm on 20 November 2019, Toi Ohomai Tangatarua Marae, Mokoia Campus, Mokoia Drive, Rotorua. Students: $150.00 Members of Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa: $225.00 Non-Members: $275.00

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      Nov 2019

      Gear Night

      In celebration of Get Outdoors Week, join us on November 20 at Macpac Rotorua for a fun night of workshops, gear advice and spot prizes. Want to learn how to properly fit a pack, or how to pick the best hiking boots for your needs? We’ve got all the answers to get you ready for your next outdoor adventure. We will also be featuring an outdoors safety/environmental guest speaker. As a thank you for joining us, you’ll be given special pricing on all Macpac brand products. You’ll also have a chance to enter the draw for our Gear Night Grand Prize, consisting of a Macpac Duolight tent, sleeping bag and pack! Conditions apply.

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      Nov 2019

      Reel Rock 14

      The Reel Rock Tour 14 presented by The North Face is coming to Rotorua! The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of climbing's greatest celebrations, returns this November with a new collection of world premiere films. In “The High Road”, the powerful and bold Nina Williams tests herself on some of the highest, most difficult boulder problems ever climbed. She is among the only women who climb elite-level problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall - with no rope. In “United States of Joe’s” climbers collide with a conservative coal mining community in rural Utah, to surprising results. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, they work with locals to build a more harmonious future. And in “The Nose Speed Record”, legends Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold battle Yosemite dirtbags Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright in a high stakes race for greatness. They competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. Reel Rock visits 500 locations across the world this November. Don’t miss your local show! Contact venue for tickets. Presented by: The North Face

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      Nov 2019

      Reel Rock 14

      The Reel Rock Tour 14 presented by The North Face is coming to Rotorua! The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of climbing's greatest celebrations, returns this November with a new collection of world premiere films. In “The High Road”, the powerful and bold Nina Williams tests herself on some of the highest, most difficult boulder problems ever climbed. She is among the only women who climb elite-level problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall - with no rope. In “United States of Joe’s” climbers collide with a conservative coal mining community in rural Utah, to surprising results. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, they work with locals to build a more harmonious future. And in “The Nose Speed Record”, legends Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold battle Yosemite dirtbags Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright in a high stakes race for greatness. They competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. Reel Rock visits 500 locations across the world this November. Don’t miss your local show! Contact venue for tickets. Presented by: The North Face

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      Nov 2019

      Toi 19 - Art Exhibition

      This November, Nineteen Graduates of Toi Ohomai’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies and Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship (Level 7) Will be taking the Rotorua Lakes Council building by storm for their final Art and Design exhibition. What better environment to showcase these emerging artists, as they use artistic license to speak about issues close to their hearts; many of which align with Governmental wellbeing agenda, cross cultural education, mental health, sustainable practice, slow fashion and leading edge marketing development. This is a Multidisciplinary Degree, and you can expect diverse works coming together as a collective exhibition. A few exciting elements include: - Avant-Garde Couture: including work recently featured in New Zealand Fashion Week, sustainable garments and fashion drawings - Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation - Eco Architectural Design - Film making - Fine Art Photography, including work of international reputation and unique views of Rotorua using drone cameras - Socio-Political work, Fine Art and Sculptural - Natural Textiles - Jewellery - Mixed Media - Interior Design - Cultural Come along to see for yourself during Rotorua Lakes Council opening hours between November 15th and December 4th 2019. There will be a Silent Auction for those interested in purchasing works, with a broad array for sale. With great thanks to our sponsors: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Creative Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council.

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      Nov 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

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      Nov 2019

      Te Manawa Playgroup

      Education Angels invite you to another exciting day at Te Manawa where your children can play and interact with other children. After all, the best learning experience comes from play. This playgroup will be held at the new children's playground, which was created in partnership with Ngati Toa Rangatira, a place well-loved by most tamariki in the area. The central stage provides a great place to gather for parents and educators to relax while watching their children at play. Come on down and let your children have the best time at Te Manawa!

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      Nov 2019

      Creative Art Workshops

      We warmly invite you to join us for two evenings to nourish the creative soul! A chance to enjoy company and create artistic treasures. Join us and Dr Barbara Hochstein our wonderful facilitator in designing: Stunning Ink Tile Art - Thurs 24 Oct and Festive 'Bags n Tags' with a Christmas Theme - Thurs 21 Nov.

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      Nov 2019

      8-Ball Pool Open Singles Comp

      - If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly Thursday evening Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool Open Singles Competition. Chalk up those pool cues (we have many here you can use) or BYO, and get ready to break and sink the black! 32+ Players/Rebuys Guarantees a pot of $210.00 24+ Players/Rebuys - $170.00 (or more) pot 17+ Players/Rebuys - $130.00 (or more) pot Top Up from Bar is by Food/Drink Bar Tab's (No Cash) For Competitions with less then 16 Players/Rebuys the pot will be entry fees only - no top up from the Bar/Restaurant Buy in is $5, Rebuy's are also $5... Don't forget to enter the $2.00 Jackpot, which gives you even more ways to win. Contact a mate who you want a showdown with and come on down here by 7pm for registration each and every Thursday. Have you got the balls to play? Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas...or Email: 8ballpool@roto-vegas.co.nz we are here to help. - This is an Event for people aged 18+ only - 3 x 8-Ball Pool Tables open from 11am.....Free Pool Tables all day! (Save $2.00 per game) - Free Wifi - Courtesy Van Available to collect you from your address in Rotorua, and take you home. ($3.00 per person, each way) - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Famous Pizzas - Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp Night #RotoVegas #Rotorua #0800RotoVegas #8BallPool #Rotorua8BallPool #RotoVegas8BallPool #MitchellDownsTavern

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      Nov 2019

      Caught In The Net

      The sequel to 'Run For Your Wife' finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children - one girl and one boy - have met on the Internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common - same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age. When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart. His saviour could be Stanley, his lodger. The ever-spiraling situation gets increasingly out of hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth! An amateur production by special arrangement with the New Zealand Play Bureau.