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Rotorua will capture your heart and elevate your soul. Ancient towering trees frame wonderful bush walks and mountain bike trails, while the soft sand shores of 18 pristine lakes are a temptingly short trip from the city centre.

Rotorua Chinese New Year Festival 2020

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Jan 2020

Rotorua Chinese New Year Festival 2020

The Rotorua Chinese Community Association alongside Multicultural Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council look forward to sharing a fun evening of Chinese food, culture, dance, crafts and more at Te Manawa (corner of Hinemoa and Tutanekai Streets) from 5pm – 9pm on Thursday 23 January 2020. The festival will take place alongside the regular Rotorua Night Market and celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. This year is the Year of the Rat, the very first of all the Chinese zodiac animals. Celebrate Chinese cuisine with dumplings, pork buns, rice cakes and more while you watch traditional dragon dances and other cultural performances. Learn your future for 2020 from a fortune cookie and take part in the red envelope tradition where stallholders will give children red envelopes – there will be great prizes up for grabs! Watch the Dumpling Eating Competition while children enjoy Chinese crafts and calligraphy. Enjoy the festival atmosphere with red lanterns and couplets (red banners wishing good fortune and happiness) strung across Te Manawa.

TWS World Invitation Superstock Championship

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Jan 2020

TWS World Invitation Superstock Championship

Multiple winning event at the NZ Speedway Awards and again for the 2018 TWS World 240s event. This event sold out last year so be in quick to get a ticket and reserve a seat via our website when they become available. Around 100 of New Zealand's best Superstocks vying for just 19 positions in the final to be joined by competitors from England and last year's winners. Not only Superstocks but also the Hynds Pipe Systems Aotearoa Ladies Stockcar Crown, which last year nearly stole the show. These two titles are backed up with the O'Briens Plumbing BOP Modified Championship, Hemming Transport and Engineering Ltd 2nd Tier Title and also a third Tier for the Superstocks, and just capping off this Event of the Year, the Stockcar Teams Race. This year the teams race will be against the Huntly track for the Ross Orr Memorial Shield and also the team will be putting the coveted Rees Shield on the line. Keep an eye on our website for all the latest details for this event and list of competitors as they enter. In the event of a postponement due to rain this event will be held on the 26th of January at 1pm. Allocated seating may become available closer to the event. Please keep an eye on our website for any information and possible ticketing upgrade

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