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      Dec 2019

      Justice of The Peace Service Centre

      A Justice of the Peace will be available in Meeting Room 3 (Second Floor) at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals and 18+ cards. No appointment is necessary - this is a 'drop-in' service.

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      Dec 2019

      The Arts Village Summer Festival 2019

      Welcome in Summer and prepare for the festive season at our Summer Festival this Saturday (14th December 2019) Join us from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 14th December for a vibrant festival of live local musical performances, free face-painting, free all ages art-making, delicious food, artists working onsite, and artist/artisan stalls. Activities: 10am to 3pm - Make Sustainable Christmas Decorations and Christmas cards with Maui Riley in Herberts Room 10.30am to 1.30pm - Hula Hooping Zone, have a go at hula hooping to the amazing local live music on the outdoor stage! 11am to 2pm - Free face-painting with Tara Live music: 10am - Jane Solly and the Ukulele Players 11am - Trojan John 12noon - Nat Mann 12.45pm - Bobby Howard [TBC] 1.45pm - Western Heights High School [TBC] Sound by Noel Lamberton Food: AVC (Arts Village Cafe) onsite serving a wonderful selection of delicious food, drink, and nibbles! Carol and Stone Soup onsite serving ice cream and other goodies BYO picnic - you are more than welcome to pack a lunch Note: Some stalls will not have EFTPOS for payments, so we recommend bringing cash. Confirmed stallholders: - Judith Prictor - Wilma J Design - Quirky Pottery - Lovely Nature New Zealand - Sarah McAlpine Art - The Twilight Sewn - Sugi's creations - Amazing Grace - Ray Zander Woodcraft - Oasis Scents - Fabulous Felties - Kim & Peg - Sue Devantier - The Cotton Cupboard - Kaz Designs - McE Art - Distinctive Artistry. By Kirsty Joy Welsh - BD Photography - Millie Art Studio - WB Creations - Fanny Adams Underwear - Koa Organics - Coastal Vision - Winifred's Lane: Printmakers Paradise - M Simmons and Marilyn's Mozaics - Mosaic Classes - Vanessa Hill and Dianne Surtees - Percy Browne - Linda Brown - The Shed Art Collective - Geyserland Guild of Woodworkers - Humbugs - Wood Plus Designs Ltd - Vegas City Limits - Totaea - Art By Tab - Rotorua Potters Group - Herbal Magic - Bloomin' Awesomeness - Always Glass Rotorua - Children's Books Stall - Mark Smith and Adrian Hodge Photography - Restyled by Rebecca - Art Glass by Jo Tricker and Lyndsay Butler - Helen's Crafternoon - Polly & Mertle - candoo art - Amokura Glass - Joan Sale - Name Art - The Fudge Grub + Remade

      14

      Dec 2019

      Jade Carving Workshop Tours

      Come and explore our jade carving workshop in Rotorua! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop and see how local artists James and Tama craft jade by hand. You'll discover the different tools and techniques that they use to transform raw stone into carved art and learn about the important role pounamu plays in Maori culture. Your guide will uncover the Maori myths and legends which breathe life into the stone and explore the traditional art of carving jade. Tours run on request daily, between 10am - 5pm. Tours last 15-minutes and no bookings are required.

      14

      Dec 2019

      Museum Community Christmas Tree: Rakau Kirihimete

      After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting Monday 2 December 2019 the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, (Haupapa Street) to receive donated gifts for the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Last year individuals and local businesses donated nearly 200 presents which were distributed by Waiariki Women’s Refuge to families in need. This year we would like to do even better! Families, individuals and companies can bring in wrapped presents, including a gift tag indicating whether they are for a mother or child, and if for a child, the gender and suitable age range. Local businesses are also invited to donate items or vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter for these deserving families. Donated gifts will be delivered to Waiariki Women’s Refuge just in time for Christmas. You can still donate presents after Christmas, right through until 6 January 2020 when the tree comes down. These gifts will be taken Waikariki Women’s Refuge to be given to families in need throughout the year. For further information please contact tori.williams@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

      14

      Dec 2019

      Double Comedy Feature: Bedtime Stories/The Internet Play

      Drama Kids Rotorua bring you back-to-back comedy with two family-friendly shows in a row. The Junior Production class kick off with a 60 minute comedy show: "Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)." It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. This is a hilarious twist on classic tales that will have the whole family in stitches. Next comes the Senior Production class with their 30 minute comedy show: "The Internet is Distract--Oh Look a Kitten!" The internet is taking over Micah's brain, quite literally. Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a new facts on the internet first... Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.

      14

      Dec 2019

      The Big British Bash - Top of The Pops Party

      Ever fancied a holiday to England? Well get your best British accent ready ‘cos we’re off to London to visit The Queen! Join our UK Holiday, be swept away to the land of Yorkshire Pud and mushy peas, and see for yourself if Britain’s really got talent! It’s home to The Beatles and Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Mercury, and this year the Blue Baths will be dishing out everything from Punks to Penny Lane – this party is Brilliantly British! Our talented troupe are firing up for the best bash in Blue Bath’s history, so if you loved our Grease party you’re gonna go bonkers for this! Dress as your favourite Brit, bring your Union Jack, and don’t forget a healthy appetite ‘cos we’ll be serving up the best brews and bites the Brits have to offer! With Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey, this is a Kingdom of cooking royalty… Who’ll be dishing up your dinner? Jump on the old dog’n’bone and book now to secure your place at the biggest bash in british-tory! Pricing: $80.00 pp – Early Bird Special (Valid for bookings taken before 1st September 2019) $85.00 pp – Standard ticket pricing (After 1st September 2019) *A 20% deposit is required to secure your spot for our parties based on approximate numbers. Final numbers are not due until closer to the event. Ticket prices include drink on arrival, buffet dinner, theming and live entertainment ’til midnight from our talented entertainment crew. All of our Christmas parties are fancy dress with prizes to be won for best dressed female, male and group! Book: Email - info@bluebaths.co.nz Phone - 07 350 2119

      14

      Dec 2019

      Double Comedy Feature: Bedtime Stories/The Internet Play

      Drama Kids Rotorua bring you back-to-back comedy with two family-friendly shows in a row. The Junior Production class kick off with a 60 minute comedy show: "Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)." It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. This is a hilarious twist on classic tales that will have the whole family in stitches. Next comes the Senior Production class with their 30 minute comedy show: "The Internet is Distract--Oh Look a Kitten!" The internet is taking over Micah's brain, quite literally. Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a new facts on the internet first... Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.

      14

      Dec 2019

      Lazy Fifty

      If you love classic blues rock, you'll love Lazy Fifty. We’re starting the night with some of our own kiwi blues rock originals. Once we’ve warmed you up with a few of our own tunes, we'll crack into some awesome music from the bands we love. Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top, Santana, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and other great bands of the era. A tight three piece band with two male vocalists and an extensive catalogue of their own songs, Lazy Fifty's original music harks back to the blues rock of the 70s, enhanced with a healthy dose of funk, rocking rhythms and impressive guitar. Lazy Fifty released their first album Petra et Volvo in 2017 and are currently promoting second album Fifty Shades of Lazy. You can check out both albums on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/artist/0TERjAd4UIMN6Yw0eOnPKs The name Lazy Fifty comes from the saying of an old friend. When he asked you for a ‘lazy $20’, you knew you’d never see the money again. That was a long time ago and our friend is no longer around. In memory of him, and allowing for inflation, we are now ‘Lazy Fifty’.

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      Dec 2019

      Soundshell Market

      the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, knitwear..variety, locally carved woodware, jewellery, soaps, handbags, concrete ornaments, top quality second hand tools, gemstones of all descriptions and sizes... hand-carved wooden statues from Kawerau, readings, massage - in fact, you name it - you will find it at the Soundshell Market.

      15

      Dec 2019

      Amjazz LA Dance Tour Mini Gala

      Come along and support the Amjazz LA Dance Tour Fundraiser. We are a group of 17 dancers aged between 13 & 17 heading to Los Angeles, USA. During our time away we will attending a ‘She Shines on Dance Tour” this will include two performances one on the Disney Stage at Disneyland, and the other on Hollywood Boulevard. During their time away they will also attend dance workshops, seminars and much more. We are holding a Mini Gala on Sunday 15th December 2019. We have themed it American, so pop on down for an American Hot Dog, Candy Floss, Toffee Apples, Sweet or Salty Popcorn. We will also have a couple of bouncy castles for different ages. You can pop on a sumo suits with your mates and use the crash pad, have a game of bubble soccer. We will have people doing henna and face painting or you could try your hand at our games prize pong or lollipops in the hay. There will be something for everyone, you can find us on the Village Green between 9am & 2pm, and there may even be a chance to see our dancers perform. There is no charge to attend this event, however there will be small charge for each of the activities with all proceeds going towards the dancer’s tour costs.

      15

      Dec 2019

      Jade Carving Workshop Tours

      Come and explore our jade carving workshop in Rotorua! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop and see how local artists James and Tama craft jade by hand. You'll discover the different tools and techniques that they use to transform raw stone into carved art and learn about the important role pounamu plays in Maori culture. Your guide will uncover the Maori myths and legends which breathe life into the stone and explore the traditional art of carving jade. Tours run on request daily, between 10am - 5pm. Tours last 15-minutes and no bookings are required.

      15

      Dec 2019

      Museum Community Christmas Tree: Rakau Kirihimete

      After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting Monday 2 December 2019 the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, (Haupapa Street) to receive donated gifts for the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Last year individuals and local businesses donated nearly 200 presents which were distributed by Waiariki Women’s Refuge to families in need. This year we would like to do even better! Families, individuals and companies can bring in wrapped presents, including a gift tag indicating whether they are for a mother or child, and if for a child, the gender and suitable age range. Local businesses are also invited to donate items or vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter for these deserving families. Donated gifts will be delivered to Waiariki Women’s Refuge just in time for Christmas. You can still donate presents after Christmas, right through until 6 January 2020 when the tree comes down. These gifts will be taken Waikariki Women’s Refuge to be given to families in need throughout the year. For further information please contact tori.williams@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

      15

      Dec 2019

      Double Comedy Feature: Bedtime Stories/The Internet Play

      Drama Kids Rotorua bring you back-to-back comedy with two family-friendly shows in a row. The Junior Production class kick off with a 60 minute comedy show: "Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)." It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. This is a hilarious twist on classic tales that will have the whole family in stitches. Next comes the Senior Production class with their 30 minute comedy show: "The Internet is Distract--Oh Look a Kitten!" The internet is taking over Micah's brain, quite literally. Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a new facts on the internet first... Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.

      15

      Dec 2019

      Rotorua UkeBox - Ukulele Strum-along and Open Mic Sessions

      Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead a community sing/play along and an open mic session for anyone who would like to perform. There will be hands-on learning opportunities and the Thermaleles will perform 2 or 3 of their own original songs. Requests for material to be covered or songsheets to be used during UkeBox, should be emailed to Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or posted to @RotoruaUkeBox Facebook page. Participation and watching UkeBox performances in Te Runanga Tea House is free of charge, although UkeBox will be asking for a gold coin donation to assist with costs.

      15

      Dec 2019

      Rotorua UkeBox - Ukulele Strum-along and Open Mic Sessions

      Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead a community sing/play along and an open mic session for anyone who would like to perform. There will be hands-on learning opportunities and the Thermaleles will perform 2 or 3 of their own original songs. Requests for material to be covered or songsheets to be used during UkeBox, should be emailed to Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz or posted to @RotoruaUkeBox Facebook page. Participation and watching UkeBox performances in Te Runanga Tea House is free of charge, although UkeBox will be asking for a gold coin donation to assist with costs.

      15

      Dec 2019

      Soft Tip Darts Tournament - Roto-Vegas Soft Tip Darts Night

      Are you hard enough to play Soft Tip Darts?

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      Dec 2019

      Rotorua Seniors – An Art Interaction

      Please load to Creative Rotorua Web and facebook, and General Eventfinda. Can co-host with RLC and Creative Communities. Public dates: Monday 9 Dec 2019 – 18 Mar 2020 - however RLC closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020. Opening times: 8am – 5pm weekdays. An exhibition of artwork created by Rotorua Senior Citizens. Artists Nicola Wright and Annette Bates received funding from the Rotorua District Creative Communities Scheme to run a series of art interactions with local senior citizens. This exhibition showcases the participants artworks. These seniors have painted, collaged, laughed and loved working with paint, clay, fabric and glue. The results are fabulous in their colour and freedom of expression and the senior’s joy of connecting with their inner creativity. Rotorua Seniors – an Art Interaction is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from Monday 9 Dec 2019 – Wednesday 18 Mar 2020. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm, however will be closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020.

      16

      Dec 2019

      Drop-in Tech Assistance

      SeniorNet have partnered with Rotorua Library to offer help to people of all ages who are facing 'challenges' or just need a bit of reassurance when using their phones, tablets, laptops or other computer equipment. Join in the fun at this free drop-in event - learn how to use your device to the max in this age where sending emails and using social media have become the new 'norm' and where a basic computer knowledge is taken for granted. Koha appreciated.

      16

      Dec 2019

      Museum Community Christmas Tree: Rakau Kirihimete

      After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting Monday 2 December 2019 the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, (Haupapa Street) to receive donated gifts for the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Last year individuals and local businesses donated nearly 200 presents which were distributed by Waiariki Women’s Refuge to families in need. This year we would like to do even better! Families, individuals and companies can bring in wrapped presents, including a gift tag indicating whether they are for a mother or child, and if for a child, the gender and suitable age range. Local businesses are also invited to donate items or vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter for these deserving families. Donated gifts will be delivered to Waiariki Women’s Refuge just in time for Christmas. You can still donate presents after Christmas, right through until 6 January 2020 when the tree comes down. These gifts will be taken Waikariki Women’s Refuge to be given to families in need throughout the year. For further information please contact tori.williams@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

      16

      Dec 2019

      Jade Carving Workshop Tours

      Come and explore our jade carving workshop in Rotorua! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop and see how local artists James and Tama craft jade by hand. You'll discover the different tools and techniques that they use to transform raw stone into carved art and learn about the important role pounamu plays in Maori culture. Your guide will uncover the Maori myths and legends which breathe life into the stone and explore the traditional art of carving jade. Tours run on request daily, between 10am - 5pm. Tours last 15-minutes and no bookings are required.

      16

      Dec 2019

      He Aka Pikirangi

      These fun, developmental term time sessions are solely in te reo Maori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Aka PIkirangi supports and fosters the use of te reo Maori, a connection to te ao Maori and the development of many other skills.

      16

      Dec 2019

      Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups

      Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups is an informal lunch time gathering for anyone who wants to have a go at speaking in and practicing te reo Maori no matter what stage of the learning journey they are on. Join like minded people and share the learning.

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      Dec 2019

      Rotorua Seniors – An Art Interaction

      Please load to Creative Rotorua Web and facebook, and General Eventfinda. Can co-host with RLC and Creative Communities. Public dates: Monday 9 Dec 2019 – 18 Mar 2020 - however RLC closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020. Opening times: 8am – 5pm weekdays. An exhibition of artwork created by Rotorua Senior Citizens. Artists Nicola Wright and Annette Bates received funding from the Rotorua District Creative Communities Scheme to run a series of art interactions with local senior citizens. This exhibition showcases the participants artworks. These seniors have painted, collaged, laughed and loved working with paint, clay, fabric and glue. The results are fabulous in their colour and freedom of expression and the senior’s joy of connecting with their inner creativity. Rotorua Seniors – an Art Interaction is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from Monday 9 Dec 2019 – Wednesday 18 Mar 2020. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm, however will be closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020.

      17

      Dec 2019

      Museum Community Christmas Tree: Rakau Kirihimete

      After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting Monday 2 December 2019 the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, (Haupapa Street) to receive donated gifts for the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Last year individuals and local businesses donated nearly 200 presents which were distributed by Waiariki Women’s Refuge to families in need. This year we would like to do even better! Families, individuals and companies can bring in wrapped presents, including a gift tag indicating whether they are for a mother or child, and if for a child, the gender and suitable age range. Local businesses are also invited to donate items or vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter for these deserving families. Donated gifts will be delivered to Waiariki Women’s Refuge just in time for Christmas. You can still donate presents after Christmas, right through until 6 January 2020 when the tree comes down. These gifts will be taken Waikariki Women’s Refuge to be given to families in need throughout the year. For further information please contact tori.williams@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

      17

      Dec 2019

      Fish Out of Water Art Trail

      Explore central Rotorua this summer and find the beautiful decorated fish created by local artists. Get a free trail map from the Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or any of the Fish Host venues and find all 13 fish to go in the prize draw. You also get the chance to pick your favourite fish for the People’s Choice Award. The Fish out of Water Art Trail began 15 years ago to celebrate Rotorua’s magnificent lakes and fisheries. There are 16 lakes in the Rotorua region, and 15 of those are fishable. The fish stock is mainly rainbow and brown trout with brook char and tiger trout also present. Big thanks to the Fish Host venues: - Rotorua iSite - Portico Gallery - McLeods Booksellers - The Rotorua Cycle Centre - O’Keefe’s Anglers Depot - Monkey Kids - The Living Room Collective - Trade Aid - Atlantis Books - Artworks - Cafe de Paris - Simply Different - The Arts Village Take a picture with your favourite fish and tag us in! @Fishoutofwaterrotorua #Fishoutofwaterrotorua Entries need to be received by 5pm, 3 February 2020. Enter at the Rotorua iSite or any of the Fish Host locations.

      17

      Dec 2019

      Jade Carving Workshop Tours

      Come and explore our jade carving workshop in Rotorua! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop and see how local artists James and Tama craft jade by hand. You'll discover the different tools and techniques that they use to transform raw stone into carved art and learn about the important role pounamu plays in Maori culture. Your guide will uncover the Maori myths and legends which breathe life into the stone and explore the traditional art of carving jade. Tours run on request daily, between 10am - 5pm. Tours last 15-minutes and no bookings are required.

      17

      Dec 2019

      Pub Quiz Night - Believe It Or Not Quiz Nights

      - If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Tuesday - Do not miss this! - Come and test your knowledge against the famous Believe It Or Not questions. With a pre-quiz game, the Main Quiz, and other on-the-spot prizes, and Bar Tab's, everyone can be a winner! Join us for two hours of exciting big screen trivia action.With brand new themed rounds each and every week there is something for everyone. The Quiz is free to play (No Cover Charge) - Get a team together (2 or more) and come on down for stacks of fun! If you are new to Roto-Vegas,or your freinds and familiy are not pub quiz people and you cant make up a team, come on your own, ask for Chris, and we will fit you into a team! All content is fair, fresh but challenging and it doesn't matter if you're 18 or 118, there'll be answers that you will help out with. This is an Event for people 18+ only Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas... we are here to help. Email: pubquiz@roto-vegas.co.nz Phone or Text: 027 2222 800 - Tables open from 5.00pm - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Famous Pizzas - Chris's World Famous Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas Quiz Night. #BelieveItorNotQuiz #Quiz #PubQuiz #RotoruaQuiz #Bion #BionQuiz #TriviaTuesday #PubTriviaTuesday #RotoVegas #Rotorua #PubTrivia #RotoVegasQuiz #RotoVegasPubQuiz #NoCoverCharge #GetYourSeatEarlyAndRelax #0800RotoVegas

    • 18

      Dec 2019

      Rotorua Seniors – An Art Interaction

      Please load to Creative Rotorua Web and facebook, and General Eventfinda. Can co-host with RLC and Creative Communities. Public dates: Monday 9 Dec 2019 – 18 Mar 2020 - however RLC closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020. Opening times: 8am – 5pm weekdays. An exhibition of artwork created by Rotorua Senior Citizens. Artists Nicola Wright and Annette Bates received funding from the Rotorua District Creative Communities Scheme to run a series of art interactions with local senior citizens. This exhibition showcases the participants artworks. These seniors have painted, collaged, laughed and loved working with paint, clay, fabric and glue. The results are fabulous in their colour and freedom of expression and the senior’s joy of connecting with their inner creativity. Rotorua Seniors – an Art Interaction is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from Monday 9 Dec 2019 – Wednesday 18 Mar 2020. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm, however will be closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020.

      18

      Dec 2019

      Museum Community Christmas Tree: Rakau Kirihimete

      After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting Monday 2 December 2019 the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, (Haupapa Street) to receive donated gifts for the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Last year individuals and local businesses donated nearly 200 presents which were distributed by Waiariki Women’s Refuge to families in need. This year we would like to do even better! Families, individuals and companies can bring in wrapped presents, including a gift tag indicating whether they are for a mother or child, and if for a child, the gender and suitable age range. Local businesses are also invited to donate items or vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter for these deserving families. Donated gifts will be delivered to Waiariki Women’s Refuge just in time for Christmas. You can still donate presents after Christmas, right through until 6 January 2020 when the tree comes down. These gifts will be taken Waikariki Women’s Refuge to be given to families in need throughout the year. For further information please contact tori.williams@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

      18

      Dec 2019

      Fish Out of Water Art Trail

      Explore central Rotorua this summer and find the beautiful decorated fish created by local artists. Get a free trail map from the Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or any of the Fish Host venues and find all 13 fish to go in the prize draw. You also get the chance to pick your favourite fish for the People’s Choice Award. The Fish out of Water Art Trail began 15 years ago to celebrate Rotorua’s magnificent lakes and fisheries. There are 16 lakes in the Rotorua region, and 15 of those are fishable. The fish stock is mainly rainbow and brown trout with brook char and tiger trout also present. Big thanks to the Fish Host venues: - Rotorua iSite - Portico Gallery - McLeods Booksellers - The Rotorua Cycle Centre - O’Keefe’s Anglers Depot - Monkey Kids - The Living Room Collective - Trade Aid - Atlantis Books - Artworks - Cafe de Paris - Simply Different - The Arts Village Take a picture with your favourite fish and tag us in! @Fishoutofwaterrotorua #Fishoutofwaterrotorua Entries need to be received by 5pm, 3 February 2020. Enter at the Rotorua iSite or any of the Fish Host locations.

      18

      Dec 2019

      Jade Carving Workshop Tours

      Come and explore our jade carving workshop in Rotorua! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop and see how local artists James and Tama craft jade by hand. You'll discover the different tools and techniques that they use to transform raw stone into carved art and learn about the important role pounamu plays in Maori culture. Your guide will uncover the Maori myths and legends which breathe life into the stone and explore the traditional art of carving jade. Tours run on request daily, between 10am - 5pm. Tours last 15-minutes and no bookings are required.

      18

      Dec 2019

      Poker Night – Texas Hold'em Tournament

      Going to be in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua on Wednesday Night? Don't be afraid. Wednesday night poker is back in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua Attention! Attention! New game, new game! Up to $5000 cash in prize money. Poker players you know you want to.. so don't miss out! Rego from 6.30pm Tournament Start's 7pm (Cards fly on the Felt) Late entries allowed until 8:00pm (end of the first break) Friendly TD with a smile. Great friendly environment. Great weekly Cash & Prizes to be won! Come along for a great evening of entertainment! $20 entry plus 2 x $20 rebuy and 1 x $10 Add on allowed until end of first break. Food and Drink points start from 4pm for extra chips, end's at 8pm (end of first break). Poker players you know you want to, so don't miss out. Phone/Text Tournament Director - 027 2222 800. Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas or Email: poker@roto-vegas.co.nz... we are here to help. - Tables open from 6pm - Courtesy Car Available $3 per person each way - Can pick you up from home and drop you back home - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Free Wifi - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Pizzas - Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks See you all there! #RotoVegasPoker #RotoVegas #RotoVegasPokerClub #RotoVegasPokerClubIncorporated #RotoruaPoker #TexasHoldem #RotoVegasPokerPlayers #TexasHoldemPoker #GetYourSeatEarlyAndRelax #Rotorua #0800RotoVegas

    • 19

      Dec 2019

      Rotorua Seniors – An Art Interaction

      Please load to Creative Rotorua Web and facebook, and General Eventfinda. Can co-host with RLC and Creative Communities. Public dates: Monday 9 Dec 2019 – 18 Mar 2020 - however RLC closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020. Opening times: 8am – 5pm weekdays. An exhibition of artwork created by Rotorua Senior Citizens. Artists Nicola Wright and Annette Bates received funding from the Rotorua District Creative Communities Scheme to run a series of art interactions with local senior citizens. This exhibition showcases the participants artworks. These seniors have painted, collaged, laughed and loved working with paint, clay, fabric and glue. The results are fabulous in their colour and freedom of expression and the senior’s joy of connecting with their inner creativity. Rotorua Seniors – an Art Interaction is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from Monday 9 Dec 2019 – Wednesday 18 Mar 2020. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm, however will be closed from 20 December 2019 until 5 January 2020.

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      Dec 2019

      Museum Community Christmas Tree: Rakau Kirihimete

      After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting Monday 2 December 2019 the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, (Haupapa Street) to receive donated gifts for the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Last year individuals and local businesses donated nearly 200 presents which were distributed by Waiariki Women’s Refuge to families in need. This year we would like to do even better! Families, individuals and companies can bring in wrapped presents, including a gift tag indicating whether they are for a mother or child, and if for a child, the gender and suitable age range. Local businesses are also invited to donate items or vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter for these deserving families. Donated gifts will be delivered to Waiariki Women’s Refuge just in time for Christmas. You can still donate presents after Christmas, right through until 6 January 2020 when the tree comes down. These gifts will be taken Waikariki Women’s Refuge to be given to families in need throughout the year. For further information please contact tori.williams@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2019

      Fish Out of Water Art Trail

      Explore central Rotorua this summer and find the beautiful decorated fish created by local artists. Get a free trail map from the Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or any of the Fish Host venues and find all 13 fish to go in the prize draw. You also get the chance to pick your favourite fish for the People’s Choice Award. The Fish out of Water Art Trail began 15 years ago to celebrate Rotorua’s magnificent lakes and fisheries. There are 16 lakes in the Rotorua region, and 15 of those are fishable. The fish stock is mainly rainbow and brown trout with brook char and tiger trout also present. Big thanks to the Fish Host venues: - Rotorua iSite - Portico Gallery - McLeods Booksellers - The Rotorua Cycle Centre - O’Keefe’s Anglers Depot - Monkey Kids - The Living Room Collective - Trade Aid - Atlantis Books - Artworks - Cafe de Paris - Simply Different - The Arts Village Take a picture with your favourite fish and tag us in! @Fishoutofwaterrotorua #Fishoutofwaterrotorua Entries need to be received by 5pm, 3 February 2020. Enter at the Rotorua iSite or any of the Fish Host locations.

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      Dec 2019

      Jade Carving Workshop Tours

      Come and explore our jade carving workshop in Rotorua! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop and see how local artists James and Tama craft jade by hand. You'll discover the different tools and techniques that they use to transform raw stone into carved art and learn about the important role pounamu plays in Maori culture. Your guide will uncover the Maori myths and legends which breathe life into the stone and explore the traditional art of carving jade. Tours run on request daily, between 10am - 5pm. Tours last 15-minutes and no bookings are required.

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      Dec 2019

      Te Manawa Playgroup

      Education Angels invite you to another exciting day at Te Manawa where your children can play and interact with other children. After all, the best learning experience comes from play. This playgroup will be held at the new children's playground, which was created in partnership with Ngati Toa Rangatira, a place well-loved by most tamariki in the area. The central stage provides a great place to gather for parents and educators to relax while watching their children at play. Come on down and let your children have the best time at Te Manawa!

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      Dec 2019

      8-Ball Pool Open Singles Comp

      - If you are in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly Thursday evening Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool Open Singles Competition. - We have 3 x 8 Ball Pool tables – The only Pub in the Bay of Plenty with a (Pot Black) Tournament table. Chalk up those pool cues (we have many here you can use) or BYO, and get ready to break and sink the black! - 32+ Players/Rebuys Guarantees a pot of $210.00 - 24+ Players/Rebuys - $170.00 (or more) pot - 17+ Players/Rebuys - $130.00 (or more) pot - Top Up from Bar is by Food/Drink Bar Tab's (No Cash) For Competitions with less then 16 Players/Rebuys the pot will be entry fees only - no top up from the Bar/Restaurant Buy in is $5, Rebuy's are also $5... Don't forget to enter the $2.00 Jackpot, which gives you even more ways to win. - 100% and more entries/rebuy's fees paid out Contact a mate who you want a showdown with and come on down here from 6:30pm for registration each and every Thursday. - Have you got the balls to play? - Got a question you need answered about this event? Phone us now on 0800 RotoVegas... we are here to help. Email: 8ballpool@roto-vegas.co.nz Text: 027 2222 800 - "Be part of something bigger" - This is an Event for people aged 18+ only - Pool Tables open from 11am... Free Pool Tables all day! (Save $2.00 per game) - Free Wifi - Courtesy Van Available to collect you from your address in Rotorua, and take you home.($3.00 per person, each way) (Terms and Conditions Apply) - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Easy Wheelchair Access - Great selection of food available - Hot Food - Rotorua's #1 Famous Pizzas - Burgers - Chips - Wedges - Milkshakes - and Bar Snacks. - Come on down to Rotorua's famous Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp Night #RotoVegas #Rotorua #0800RotoVegas #8BallPool #Rotorua8BallPool #RotoVegas8BallPool #MitchellDownsTavern

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      Dec 2019

      Museum Community Christmas Tree: Rakau Kirihimete

      After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting Monday 2 December 2019 the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, (Haupapa Street) to receive donated gifts for the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Last year individuals and local businesses donated nearly 200 presents which were distributed by Waiariki Women’s Refuge to families in need. This year we would like to do even better! Families, individuals and companies can bring in wrapped presents, including a gift tag indicating whether they are for a mother or child, and if for a child, the gender and suitable age range. Local businesses are also invited to donate items or vouchers to make Christmas a little brighter for these deserving families. Donated gifts will be delivered to Waiariki Women’s Refuge just in time for Christmas. You can still donate presents after Christmas, right through until 6 January 2020 when the tree comes down. These gifts will be taken Waikariki Women’s Refuge to be given to families in need throughout the year. For further information please contact tori.williams@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2019

      Fish Out of Water Art Trail

      Explore central Rotorua this summer and find the beautiful decorated fish created by local artists. Get a free trail map from the Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or any of the Fish Host venues and find all 13 fish to go in the prize draw. You also get the chance to pick your favourite fish for the People’s Choice Award. The Fish out of Water Art Trail began 15 years ago to celebrate Rotorua’s magnificent lakes and fisheries. There are 16 lakes in the Rotorua region, and 15 of those are fishable. The fish stock is mainly rainbow and brown trout with brook char and tiger trout also present. Big thanks to the Fish Host venues: - Rotorua iSite - Portico Gallery - McLeods Booksellers - The Rotorua Cycle Centre - O’Keefe’s Anglers Depot - Monkey Kids - The Living Room Collective - Trade Aid - Atlantis Books - Artworks - Cafe de Paris - Simply Different - The Arts Village Take a picture with your favourite fish and tag us in! @Fishoutofwaterrotorua #Fishoutofwaterrotorua Entries need to be received by 5pm, 3 February 2020. Enter at the Rotorua iSite or any of the Fish Host locations.

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      Dec 2019

      Jade Carving Workshop Tours

      Come and explore our jade carving workshop in Rotorua! Every day this summer you can join a free guided tour of our jade carving workshop and see how local artists James and Tama craft jade by hand. You'll discover the different tools and techniques that they use to transform raw stone into carved art and learn about the important role pounamu plays in Maori culture. Your guide will uncover the Maori myths and legends which breathe life into the stone and explore the traditional art of carving jade. Tours run on request daily, between 10am - 5pm. Tours last 15-minutes and no bookings are required.

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      Dec 2019

      TWS Paradise Valley Speedway - Club Night

      A TWS Paradise Valley Speedway Club Night is designed and run so all the members can enjoy a race meeting. Many use this opportunity to try a new setup on the car and there are also new drivers trying their hand at Speedway Racing. The Youth Ministock enjoy another night's racing as do all the other classes.