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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 Bike Festival

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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.

Velocity Valley Freestyle AirBag Big Air Competition

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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.

Rotorua Hospice - Jo Seagar On Tour

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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