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Blue Lake Multisport Festival

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Jan 2020

Blue Lake Multisport Festival

Six events, two days and one great location! Entries open 1 August 2019. A major cash prize will be up for grabs for both King and Queen of the Lake awarded to the fastest overall time across the three main events (aquathon, 2km swim, sprint tri). There will also be prizes for winners of individual events and lots of spot prizes from our great sponsors! Further information including course maps will be added over the coming weeks. We have some awesome events! Enter the series or individual events – join us! King & Queen of the Lake – Series – 25 & 26 January 2020. To qualify for the King & Queen of the Lake series, you must complete The Go Physio Aquathon; 2 km Open Water Swim; and the Sprint Tri. All series finishers will receive a special Series Finisher medal. Saturday 25 January 2020 8.30 am – Go Physio Aquathon A reverse aquathon – a 5.5km offroad run followed by an 800m swim (2 x 400m laps) 11.00 am – Kids Triathlon The kids triathlon is a great first step into triathlon, or an ideal follow up from the Weetbix Tryathlon series. The distances are approximately 100m swim/2km bike/1km run. Please note the kids’ tri always sells out in advance of the event, and event numbers are strictly limited to 150 children across all categories. To avoid disappointment, enter early. 4.00 pm – Open Water Swim – 2km (including the Hinemoa Trophy) Competitors will catch a bus to the Blue Lake Lookout. Buses will leave at 3.20pm and 3.40pm. All competitors must be on the start by 3.50pm for race briefing. Race briefing: 3.50pm at the Blue Lake Lookout beach?? The Hinemoa Swim trophies are award to the first male and female competitors that complete the 2km swim without wetsuits. 4.00 pm – Open Water Swim – 750m One lap of the swim course, in the beautiful & iconic Blue Lake. Starting on the beach opposite the holiday park, and finishing at the main gantry. Sunday 26 January 2020 8.30 am – Sprint Triathlon Swim – One x 750m lap?Cycle – 16km (Two 8km laps)?Run – One x 5.5km loop 8.30 am – Tikitapu Taster Tri Swim – One x 400m lap?Cycle – 8km (one lap)?Run – An offroad run on a shorter course (2 to 3km in length) to finish. Start approx 8.30am 8.30 am 5.5km Offroad Fun Run & Walk This is a non-competitive fun run or walk. Competitors will be eligible for spot prizes. Race Briefing: 8.15am at the Finish line Contact: bluelakemultisport@gmail.com

Rotorua Home & Garden Show

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Jan 2020

Rotorua Home & Garden Show

The Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings and create the place you’ve always dreamed of. Check out the variety, the innovations and take advantage of the expert advice. There will be exclusive show specials and exhibitors showcasing the latest trends plus everyone who attends has the opportunity to enter the draw to win a fabulous show prize. It’s all about ideas, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the Rotorua Home & Garden Show. With over 160 exhibitors, latest trends, innovations, expert advice, and exclusive show specials it’s the place to be for inspiration for indoors and out. For more information visit www.homeandgardenshow.co.nz or 'Like us' on Facebook. Show opening hours: Friday & Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-4pm. FAQs: - What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free parking is available at the venue. -What is the best time to attend? Peak visitor times are normally between 11am - 2pm so the crowds are less outside of these times. - What days is the ticket valid for? General Admission entry tickets are for one entry only and are valid for any one of the 3 event days. Gold Card Special 1/2 price tickets valid for Friday only. - Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A printed ticket or showing the barcode on your smartphone to the entry staff is required. - What's the refund policy? The entry ticket is non-refundable, but it is transferable so you if you can't attend for whatever reason, you can give the ticket to a friend.

House of Travel Superstock & Stockcar Series

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Feb 2020

House of Travel Superstock & Stockcar Series

Superstocks and Stockcars vying for a travel voucher supplied by House of Travel. Add in a bit of Stockcar Teams Racing as well Great speedway racing supported by Streetstocks, Ministocks and Vintage Stockcars. 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.