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      Nov 2018

      History of Children’s Day

      A photographic exhibition Come and view this special exhibition of photographs of the Redwoods Children’s Day in Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. On display from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, these beautiful images showcase the forest celebrations since its inception more than 18 years ago. The Travelling Tuataras were the first to organise a Family Fun Day in the Redwood Forest and this has evolved and grown over the years. Jill Walker of The Travelling Tuataras remembers that when they first began the event in the Redwoods they did not enjoy the forest for what it had to offer. They included activities into the forest activities which had little to do with the environment. They quickly embraced the special venue and changed the nature of activities to utilise the uniqueness of the forest and all it offers. In 2004 Rotorua Lakes Council joined forces with the Travelling Tuataras to make the event bigger and brighter. Visitors enjoyed the opportunity to explore the forest in a new way and celebrate children in this beautiful playground. In 2009 Children’s Day was combined with the Redwoods Family Fun Day and in 2010 the first Redwoods Children’s Day celebrations were held. Children’s Day is a national celebration observed annually on the first Sunday in March and has become a much-loved date on the summer events calendar for families. The day’s success is only made possible by the incredible effort and support of community organisations, local artists and an enthusiastic team of volunteers. The Redwoods Forest brings families and nature together is the perfect setting for a day of celebration, offering endless possibilities for the exploration, creativity, imagination and fun. History of ‘Children’s Day at the Redwoods’ exhibition is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (Haupapa Street) from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm (except from 12pm on the 21 December 2018 until 7 January 2018 when the council offices are closed).

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      Nov 2018

      2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium

      Eighteen talented sculptors will be taking part in the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. Each of the sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua. The sculptors, from New Zealand and around the world, choose the material they carve with from Oamaru stone, Taranaki andesite or macrocarpa, with some combining several of the materials into their final design. The Symposium opens on Friday 16 November and carvers work through the weekend and following week to complete their sculptures. On Sunday 25 November tools are laid down and judging begins for the Supreme Award winner who receives $10,000. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come. More information on Facebook.

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      Nov 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

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      Nov 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, 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 music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Nov 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Lunchtime Toastmasters

      We are a small Toastmasters Club with a huge heart. We believe that the key components to becoming a competent speaker and leader, is the sincere support of those around you; as well as having lots of fun along the way! What's the point otherwise, right? If you visit our Facebook page, 'Lunchtime Toastmasters Rotorua', you will come to see that we are all lifelong learners of this wonderful craft of public speaking. We do this through a learn-by-doing process, backed up by peer-to-peer feedback. We reckon that's the best way too! You see, every opportunity is an opportunity to improve. Any hiccups you experience (and you will), throughout your journey to self improvement, are not events to be feared or embarrassed by. On the contrary. Embrace them. Let your mistakes fuel the fire in your belly! Because that is where the magic happens! If you're interested to know more... Come join us! We'd love to see you!

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      The Most Fun You Can Have With Words

      A weekly club where you learn to relax and speak with confidence as you practice how to get your message across clearly. Expect to learn the secrets of delivering an opening statement with impact, preparing engaging content that captures your audience and ending in a way that makes everyone remember your message long after you were done. Lake City Breakfast Toastmasters Club is a supportive, fun group with a mix of ages and professions. The club has a unique energy that sets you up for the day. An innovative new Toastmasters Education Programme, called Pathways, has rolled out in 2017 which allows you to learn online as well as at club meetings. Call David Remmerswell on 027 422 8717 for more information and come and discover how to have the most fun with words.

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      Nov 2018

      History of Children’s Day

      A photographic exhibition Come and view this special exhibition of photographs of the Redwoods Children’s Day in Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. On display from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, these beautiful images showcase the forest celebrations since its inception more than 18 years ago. The Travelling Tuataras were the first to organise a Family Fun Day in the Redwood Forest and this has evolved and grown over the years. Jill Walker of The Travelling Tuataras remembers that when they first began the event in the Redwoods they did not enjoy the forest for what it had to offer. They included activities into the forest activities which had little to do with the environment. They quickly embraced the special venue and changed the nature of activities to utilise the uniqueness of the forest and all it offers. In 2004 Rotorua Lakes Council joined forces with the Travelling Tuataras to make the event bigger and brighter. Visitors enjoyed the opportunity to explore the forest in a new way and celebrate children in this beautiful playground. In 2009 Children’s Day was combined with the Redwoods Family Fun Day and in 2010 the first Redwoods Children’s Day celebrations were held. Children’s Day is a national celebration observed annually on the first Sunday in March and has become a much-loved date on the summer events calendar for families. The day’s success is only made possible by the incredible effort and support of community organisations, local artists and an enthusiastic team of volunteers. The Redwoods Forest brings families and nature together is the perfect setting for a day of celebration, offering endless possibilities for the exploration, creativity, imagination and fun. History of ‘Children’s Day at the Redwoods’ exhibition is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (Haupapa Street) from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm (except from 12pm on the 21 December 2018 until 7 January 2018 when the council offices are closed).

      21

      Nov 2018

      2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium

      Eighteen talented sculptors will be taking part in the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. Each of the sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua. The sculptors, from New Zealand and around the world, choose the material they carve with from Oamaru stone, Taranaki andesite or macrocarpa, with some combining several of the materials into their final design. The Symposium opens on Friday 16 November and carvers work through the weekend and following week to complete their sculptures. On Sunday 25 November tools are laid down and judging begins for the Supreme Award winner who receives $10,000. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come. More information on Facebook.

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      Nov 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

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      Nov 2018

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps?

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing with He Pipi Paopao - First Steps. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. 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.

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      8-Week Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation Course

      Why Meditation? Meditation allows us to see through our minds conditioning and live more fully present in the moment. By maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the surrounding environment, we can reset from our daily routine and find calmness in a chaotic world. As items such as handheld devices become ever-present in our lives, ‘turning off’ stressful jobs can become difficult to achieve. When we do not take time to look after thoughts and feelings, life can become distorted. Our 8-week course aims to provide the tools necessary to help achieve a greater result of practicing mediation at home. MBSM teaches 4 steps of mediation – Preparation, Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Stillness. The course is accredited by the Gawler Foundation of Australia as one of the 7 essential elements of healing and wellness. Each week the course covers theoretical framework of steps using experiential exercises to help an individual to understand the Preparation, Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Stillness method to develop your own meditation practice. The course includes: - Develop a Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Explore Effective emotional management skills - Create balance in the body, mind and emotions - Gain trust in yourself and your feelings - Develop the skills to respond more skilfully to stress, problems and difficult situations - Become less reactive and judgmental to your thoughts, feelings and emotions - Course workbook - Access to the Deluxe Lake Spa bathing area at Polynesian Spa - Numbers strictly limited, book now to avoid missing out.

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      Nov 2018

      Rotorua Symphonic Band Rehearsal

      Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion players of all ages - and we always welcome musicians from our community to come out and play. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Band Room on Amohau Street - beside Pak n Save and the Shambles Theatre. We play a wide range of popular band arrangements and classical compositions. Stop by to see what we are all about - join us in playing or just have a listen!

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      Nov 2018

      Jazz Wednesdays with Ben Wilcock

      Live at the Baby Grand. The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand's finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style. In 2003 he was the pianist in Indian Ink’s The Pickle King, which toured New Zealand and Singapore, and eventually went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent the next five years performing in the UK as a resident pianist in jazz clubs and hotels in London, gigging with Latin bands, blues bands, recording for BBC Radio 4 and then moving back to New Zealand in 2008, where he now teaches at the NZ School of Music. Since re-settling in New Zealand Ben has performed with many of New Zealand’s finest artists including Bella Kalolo, Hollie Smith, Aaradnha, Rodger Fox, Colin Hemmingsen, The Royal NZ Airforce Central Jazz Band, John Rae, Tim Hopkins, Reuben Bradley and many more. He has also played and workshopped with top international jazz acts visiting New Zealand such as Bennie Maupin. Ben has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, City of London, Origins (London), AWME, Tauranga Jazz Festival, G Taranaki, New Zealand Festival, Sounds Aotearoa, Taranaki and Nelson Arts Festivals.

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      Nov 2018

      Pioneers Toastmasters Club

      Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these skills, necessary for today's fast-paced world and to have lots of fun.

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      Nov 2018

      History of Children’s Day

      A photographic exhibition Come and view this special exhibition of photographs of the Redwoods Children’s Day in Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. On display from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, these beautiful images showcase the forest celebrations since its inception more than 18 years ago. The Travelling Tuataras were the first to organise a Family Fun Day in the Redwood Forest and this has evolved and grown over the years. Jill Walker of The Travelling Tuataras remembers that when they first began the event in the Redwoods they did not enjoy the forest for what it had to offer. They included activities into the forest activities which had little to do with the environment. They quickly embraced the special venue and changed the nature of activities to utilise the uniqueness of the forest and all it offers. In 2004 Rotorua Lakes Council joined forces with the Travelling Tuataras to make the event bigger and brighter. Visitors enjoyed the opportunity to explore the forest in a new way and celebrate children in this beautiful playground. In 2009 Children’s Day was combined with the Redwoods Family Fun Day and in 2010 the first Redwoods Children’s Day celebrations were held. Children’s Day is a national celebration observed annually on the first Sunday in March and has become a much-loved date on the summer events calendar for families. The day’s success is only made possible by the incredible effort and support of community organisations, local artists and an enthusiastic team of volunteers. The Redwoods Forest brings families and nature together is the perfect setting for a day of celebration, offering endless possibilities for the exploration, creativity, imagination and fun. History of ‘Children’s Day at the Redwoods’ exhibition is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (Haupapa Street) from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm (except from 12pm on the 21 December 2018 until 7 January 2018 when the council offices are closed).

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      Nov 2018

      2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium

      Eighteen talented sculptors will be taking part in the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. Each of the sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua. The sculptors, from New Zealand and around the world, choose the material they carve with from Oamaru stone, Taranaki andesite or macrocarpa, with some combining several of the materials into their final design. The Symposium opens on Friday 16 November and carvers work through the weekend and following week to complete their sculptures. On Sunday 25 November tools are laid down and judging begins for the Supreme Award winner who receives $10,000. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come. More information on Facebook.

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      Nov 2018

      He Pou Aroha - Community Cenotaph

      Discover your connection. Look out for He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph at Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Share your stories of your ancestors who served. Bring along your memorabilia which can be scanned in our digitisation kiosks and uploaded directly to the Online Cenotaph. Brought to you by Auckland Museum and the Lottery Grants Board, He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph is available during opening hours on the Second Floor of Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri.

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      Nov 2018

      Our Supervolcano System: Intro to Taupo Volcanic Zone

      Our Supervolcano System: An introduction to the central Taupo Volcanic Zone. Rotorua U3A will host a passionate volcanologist at their special forum on November 22 in the Bridge Clubrooms. Doors open at 9.30 when light refreshments are served. Visitors are welcome with gold coin entry. We’ll hear world-leading volcanologist Professor Colin Wilson FRS on his recent research into explosive volcanism close to home – close to our home, that is: he’ll discuss the secrets of super volcanoes in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, which extends from Ruapehu to White Island and of course includes Rotorua. Currently the Professor of Volcanology in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University Wellington, geologist Colin Wilson received one of the highest international honours in science when, in 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. More recently Prof Wilson received the 2017 Rutherford Medal. Established in 2000, this award is the Royal Society of NZ’s highest honour to a scientist and only one is awarded each year. Colin is the first earth scientist to receive the medal. Photo shows Colin Wilson, digging deep for science. Described as ‘an outstanding field-focused geologist’ Colin’s lifelong fascination has led him into a research career which now helps us better understand what’s going on beneath our feet.

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      Nov 2018

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ??Tailored specifically for babies, 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 music, action, literary and craft activities. ???Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

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      Nov 2018

      Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

      If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from formatting Word documents to managing your digital photos, and from Facebook and Trade Me to Google Drive. You can book for just one class or for several. Booking is required. Numbers are limited, and classes fill fast. For more information on classes or to book your place in a class, visit the website to enquire at Rotorua Library.

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Twilight Golf

      2018 Twilight Golf at the Rotorua Golf Club "Arikikapakapa" in conjunction with Matt Schofield Golf Ltd Every Thursday from 4th October – 20th December. 2PM – 6PM Tee off. Everyone welcome! Play 14 out of 21 rounds to be in to win a Vanuatu trip prize pack from Hello World Rotorua!

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Rotorua Night Market

      The Rotorua Night Market is a must do while in Rotorua! This event is for locals and visitors alike, it is family friendly with great food, music and boutique stalls. Experience every Thursday evening in the 'Heart of Tutanekai Street’ (between Haupapa and Hinemoa Streets). This high-profile, main street location comes to life with permanent LED lighting and sound providing a festive community atmosphere for residents and visitors. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates about what is happening at this week's event! Enjoy the boutique-style shopping experience with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce from local growers. Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine (including Croatian, Indian, French patisseries, handmade Italian pasta and of course local kai) and be entertained by local musicians. See you there!

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      Nov 2018

      Twilight Bowls

      Registration is now open for Twilight Bowls, every Thursday night for 6 weeks beginning 8 November. Get a team of 3 together and try your hand at lawn bowls, prizes for the top teams. The entry fee of $120 per team includes two games each week for 5 weeks & the prize giving dinner on the final week. The greens can only hold 32 teams so get your registration form in quick. Complete the registration form on our website and bring it to the Clubrooms any night we are open to pay and secure your spot. Clubrooms open Thursday and Friday 4pm to 7pm and Sunday 2pm to 7pm. Sunday rollups from 2pm. It doesn't matter if you have never played before we will give your team a demonstration and explain the rules.

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      Nov 2018

      History of Children’s Day

      A photographic exhibition Come and view this special exhibition of photographs of the Redwoods Children’s Day in Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. On display from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, these beautiful images showcase the forest celebrations since its inception more than 18 years ago. The Travelling Tuataras were the first to organise a Family Fun Day in the Redwood Forest and this has evolved and grown over the years. Jill Walker of The Travelling Tuataras remembers that when they first began the event in the Redwoods they did not enjoy the forest for what it had to offer. They included activities into the forest activities which had little to do with the environment. They quickly embraced the special venue and changed the nature of activities to utilise the uniqueness of the forest and all it offers. In 2004 Rotorua Lakes Council joined forces with the Travelling Tuataras to make the event bigger and brighter. Visitors enjoyed the opportunity to explore the forest in a new way and celebrate children in this beautiful playground. In 2009 Children’s Day was combined with the Redwoods Family Fun Day and in 2010 the first Redwoods Children’s Day celebrations were held. Children’s Day is a national celebration observed annually on the first Sunday in March and has become a much-loved date on the summer events calendar for families. The day’s success is only made possible by the incredible effort and support of community organisations, local artists and an enthusiastic team of volunteers. The Redwoods Forest brings families and nature together is the perfect setting for a day of celebration, offering endless possibilities for the exploration, creativity, imagination and fun. History of ‘Children’s Day at the Redwoods’ exhibition is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (Haupapa Street) from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm (except from 12pm on the 21 December 2018 until 7 January 2018 when the council offices are closed).

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      Nov 2018

      2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium

      Eighteen talented sculptors will be taking part in the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. Each of the sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua. The sculptors, from New Zealand and around the world, choose the material they carve with from Oamaru stone, Taranaki andesite or macrocarpa, with some combining several of the materials into their final design. The Symposium opens on Friday 16 November and carvers work through the weekend and following week to complete their sculptures. On Sunday 25 November tools are laid down and judging begins for the Supreme Award winner who receives $10,000. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come. More information on Facebook.

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      St Luke's Church Fair

      Come along for a day of fun, food and shopping! Support your local community. All are welcome to come and see the wonderful stalls that will be open and get in early to get some christmas shopping done!

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      Nov 2018

      Crown Lynn 2 Day Sale

      This will be the first sale of all Crown Lynn to be held in Rotorua. It will be held on the 24th and 25th of November at the Monarch Room which is part of the historic Princes Gate Hotel. The Monarch Room is situated on Hinemaru Street and there is plenty of parking available. Cash sales as no Eftpos.

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      Nov 2018

      2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium

      Eighteen talented sculptors will be taking part in the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. Each of the sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua. The sculptors, from New Zealand and around the world, choose the material they carve with from Oamaru stone, Taranaki andesite or macrocarpa, with some combining several of the materials into their final design. The Symposium opens on Friday 16 November and carvers work through the weekend and following week to complete their sculptures. On Sunday 25 November tools are laid down and judging begins for the Supreme Award winner who receives $10,000. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come. More information on Facebook.

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      St John's Church Gala

      St John's Church are holding a gala to raise money for the re-build of our church. Come along for food, games, entertainment, auctions and fun!

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      Nov 2018

      Dinner & Cabaret Show

      Be entertained with a night of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song and dance.

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      Nov 2018

      House of Travel Superstocks and Stockcars

      Enjoy the crash and bash of Superstocks and Stockcars as they fight it out in the House of Travel Points Series. Enjoy some of New Zealand's Best cars at the track that was last year crowned the top Club run track in the country.

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Rotorua Farmers Market

      The Rotorua Farmers Market showcases the freshest locally sourced products in the region. It gives visitors the opportunity to purchase directly from local growers and producers. The Market is held at Te Manawa in the centre of the Rotorua CBD, from 9am to 1pm every Sunday. Enjoy locally grown or produced products such as free range eggs, honey, gelato, artisan bread and organic fruit and vegetables. The Market has a relaxed environment and family friendly atmosphere with a small play area to keep the little ones entertained. There is a generous range of ready made food options with plenty of outdoor seating. Rotorua Farmers Market stallholders trade their wares from locally handcrafted wooden barrows. The Market operates every Sunday from 9am to 1pm at Te Manawa (intersection of Hinemoa and Tutanekai Streets. There is plenty of bike parking as well as free (Sunday) car parking in the streets surrounding the market. The Rotorua Farmers Market has a zero waste policy. All wrapping and containers are made from biodegradable materials which can be composted or recycled. We encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags and containers wherever possible.

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      Nov 2018

      Crown Lynn 2 Day Sale

      This will be the first sale of all Crown Lynn to be held in Rotorua. It will be held on the 24th and 25th of November at the Monarch Room which is part of the historic Princes Gate Hotel. The Monarch Room is situated on Hinemaru Street and there is plenty of parking available. Cash sales as no Eftpos.

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      Nov 2018

      2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium

      Eighteen talented sculptors will be taking part in the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. Each of the sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua. The sculptors, from New Zealand and around the world, choose the material they carve with from Oamaru stone, Taranaki andesite or macrocarpa, with some combining several of the materials into their final design. The Symposium opens on Friday 16 November and carvers work through the weekend and following week to complete their sculptures. On Sunday 25 November tools are laid down and judging begins for the Supreme Award winner who receives $10,000. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come. More information on Facebook.

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      History of Children’s Day

      A photographic exhibition Come and view this special exhibition of photographs of the Redwoods Children’s Day in Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. On display from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, these beautiful images showcase the forest celebrations since its inception more than 18 years ago. The Travelling Tuataras were the first to organise a Family Fun Day in the Redwood Forest and this has evolved and grown over the years. Jill Walker of The Travelling Tuataras remembers that when they first began the event in the Redwoods they did not enjoy the forest for what it had to offer. They included activities into the forest activities which had little to do with the environment. They quickly embraced the special venue and changed the nature of activities to utilise the uniqueness of the forest and all it offers. In 2004 Rotorua Lakes Council joined forces with the Travelling Tuataras to make the event bigger and brighter. Visitors enjoyed the opportunity to explore the forest in a new way and celebrate children in this beautiful playground. In 2009 Children’s Day was combined with the Redwoods Family Fun Day and in 2010 the first Redwoods Children’s Day celebrations were held. Children’s Day is a national celebration observed annually on the first Sunday in March and has become a much-loved date on the summer events calendar for families. The day’s success is only made possible by the incredible effort and support of community organisations, local artists and an enthusiastic team of volunteers. The Redwoods Forest brings families and nature together is the perfect setting for a day of celebration, offering endless possibilities for the exploration, creativity, imagination and fun. History of ‘Children’s Day at the Redwoods’ exhibition is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (Haupapa Street) from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm (except from 12pm on the 21 December 2018 until 7 January 2018 when the council offices are closed).

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

      Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is an exhibition developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) with support from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. Children are free to enter the exhibition and the gold coin koha from adults will be donated to charity. Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems. The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves. Visitors can also learn more about the recipients of ground-breaking heart care such as Helen Harris and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Almost fifty-nine years ago ten-year-old New Zealander Helen Arnold (now Harris) became the first person in New Zealand to undergo heart-lung bypass surgery. This remarkable medical achievement was just one of a number of ground breaking procedures developed by the small team of heroic clinicians at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital. Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is on display at Jean Batten Square (Te Aka Mauri, Haupapa Street, Rotorua) from 5 November 2018 until 5 March 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be closed on public holidays. Groups of more than 20 should pre-book by contacting - brett@marvelly.co.nz This special exhibition has been brought to Rotorua by Rotary Rotorua West with the support of Rotorua Lakes Council, Four Winds Foundation and One Foundation. Rotorua Museum are running a supporting education programme for New Zealand school children Year 7-10. For more information on this programme visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/education/nz-schools/year-1-10-programmes/brave-heartseducation-programme-education-programme

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      Nov 2018

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles while increasing flexibility in a fun, social class. Two sessions on Mondays 5-6pm or 6-7pm in Rotorua. There is also an advanced class available on a Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.

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      Nov 2018

      Flexi Barre - Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Fusion Classes

      Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a dancer to attend these classes! Tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles while increasing flexibility in a fun, social class. Two sessions on Mondays 5-6pm or 6-7pm in Rotorua. There is also an advanced class available on a Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm. You must register to attend as there are limited spaces available - info@wanderlustdance.co.nz.