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Discover Rotorua

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.

Wool on Wheels Pop Up - Rotorua

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Sep 2020

Wool on Wheels Pop Up - Rotorua

Wool on Wheels is coming to Ohakune! If you love indie-dyed yarn then you do not want to miss this. All the variety of a major yarn festival is packed into a van and brought to you. - see the colours in real life - squish in person - discover new dyers EFTPOS available. Gold coin entry.

Paint & Wine Night - Summer in NZ

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Sep 2020

Paint & Wine Night - Summer in NZ

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Rotorua! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going! Get your tickets now. What you need to know about this event: Time: 7pm to 8:30pm/9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm) Drinks: Your first drink is included in your ticket price Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? Good Eastern's dinner menu will be available throughout the event What is Paintvine? It’s a fun social painting class where our artists will run you through step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own masterpiece in a fun and relaxed bar in Queenstown. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends. We provide all the materials you need (high-quality canvas, acrylic paint, brushes). All you need to bring is your creative spirit (or find some at the bottom of a glass). At the end of the night, you will leave with your own painting ready to hang up on your wall. What is included? All you need to bring is yourself. We supply the paints, brushes, canvases, easels and more. Best of all we do all of the setup and cleaning up so you can focus on just having fun. What drink is included with the ticket? The ticket includes one complimentary house beer, house wine or non-alcoholic drink for those already creatively charged. For tickets, future events, FAQs and more info head to the Paintvine website.

Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

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Oct 2020

Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise