• 20

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      20

      Sep 2019

      FEAST at Terrace Kitchen

      Join us for a visual feast with Nicola Bennett. *Please email bookings@terrace.kitchen or call 07 460 1229 to book your spot. Limited tickets available. Terrace Kitchen and Artist Nicola Bennett present, Feast. Experience an epic collaboration between local abstract artist Nicola Bennett and our team of culinary professionals at Terrace Kitchen. Our executive chef has partnered up with Nicola to create a mouth-watering 4 course menu inspired by the artwork and a VIP preview of Nicola’s paintings. Feast connects people through a full sensory experience of eating, seeing and listening. Nicola and Timo will talk about their inspiration and behind the scenes creative process. Nicola Bennett is a contemporary abstract painter passionate about the sensory experience of fine art and fine food. Bennett works with oils and mixed media to create artworks to ‘eat’ with the eyes – a visual feast. Her work is held in private collections around the world. Ticket Option One – $95. Glass of bubbles on arrival / 4 course menu with refresher course. Ticket Option Two – $135 Glass of bubbles on arrival / 4 course menu with refresher course / Mills Reef wine match for each dish *Please email bookings@terrace.kitchen or call 07 460 1229 to book your spot. Limited tickets available. Event begins at 6.30pm at our Restaurant Terrace Kitchen – 1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. Meet the Artist – Nicola Bennett Nicola Bennett is an English artist living and working in Okere Falls, New Zealand. In 2007 Bennett completed her Masters of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland. Her work is held in private collections in New Zealand, South Africa and England. “I am an abstract painter working on mainly large canvas’ in mixed media – oils, acrylics, spray paint and pastels. My passion for fine art is influenced by fine food. I think of colours like flavours, and how they interact. The process is a playful search for beauty. I always know when a painting is finished; it is ready to eat with the eyes. A visual feast if you will."

      20

      Sep 2019

      Super Hugh-Man

      A Maori Boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. This award-winning solo cabaret show by acclaimed entertainer, Rutene Spooner, charts his personal journey growing up as a young Maori kapa haka student to becoming a musical theatre star, after discovering the secret identity of his hero, Hugh Jackman. Spooner will present a witty and rousing night of entertainment as his performance uncovers that it’s okay to be a different kind of man – one who’s strong and sensitive. Treat yourself to a night of haka and high kicks as well as a stirring touch of fierce and fabulous. Super Hugh-Man is a shamelessly charming and heartfelt story, intricately weaving together comedy, dance, kapa haka and waiata into a stunning cabaret experience. “…Spooner’s autobiographical musical is deceptively complex. Honest, uplifting, stirring and hilarious…” – Theatreview

      20

      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

      20

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

    • 21

      Sep 2019

      Friends of The Library Book Sale

      The Friends of the Rotorua Library run a book sale at Kuirau Park on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library. Anyone can join the Friends of the Library and they are always happy to have new members. It costs $10 per year for individual membership. You will also receive the Friends of the Library newsletter.

      21

      Sep 2019

      The Original Gypsy Fair – Est'd 1990

      For 30 years in its current format The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in Rotorua for our First of the 2019/2020 season Bigger, Brighter, Better. The Original Gypsy Fair has had some positive changes whilst maintaining its charm that it is well known for. A fun filled day for the whole family with something for everyone, and entry is free! As always we will be bringing you an expansive range of handmade products, some of which will be made before your eyes. Watch our glassblower skilfully craft molten glass into works of art. Grab yourself a unique piece of jewellery and other items made from silverware. Ever seen a coin turned into a ring? Coin rings are available, maybe a ring with your birth year! There’s also a gorgeous array of items lovingly made from beads. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, sun catchers, spiders, just to name a few. An expansive range of clothing and accessories are available, tie dye, upcycled, boho, hats, bags and more. Get that tattoo you’ve always wanted. Tattoos by Jude. Circus toys, Hula hoop, juggling, fire poi, comic art, face painting, airbrush tattoos, a unique obstacle bounce and new this year, challenge your mates on the gladiator. Test out your skills on the hover boards. Shoot for prizes or shoot for fun at the Shooting Gallery. Absolutely addictive and totally mind blowing are the words that describe a first for any NZ fair. Virtual reality! Crystals, raw, polished, beautiful. Soaps, oils, fragrances, incense. Readings by Sirian along with Adriels beautiful mystical art. You will be spoilt for choice with food, Hot chips, Café, mini doughnuts, American Hotdogs, Candyfloss, sweets and addictive homemade Fudge. This season we have a brand new stage manager, bringing with her a fresh new sound. An amazing lady with an amazing voice. Spend time in our village green soaking up the sounds and playing on ye old playstation toys. The Original Gypsy Fair is NZ’s longest running fair and has an eclectic range of mobile homes which you can admire as you walk among the stalls. Want to join our wonderful lifestyle? Email - enquiries to hippyhill9@gmail.com. See you there!

      21

      Sep 2019

      Friends of The Library Book Sale

      Book sale on the first, 3rd & Holiday Saturday of each month, Pukuatua Street end of Kuirau Park, from 9am till 1pm. The books, at bargain prices include adult and children’s fiction, non-fiction and magazines, are ex-library and from extensive private donations and are often "as new" All funds raised go back to the library.

      21

      Sep 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.

      21

      Sep 2019

      Angelite Holistic Fair

      Welcome, come along and enjoy your day Sharing Good Vibes with our Clairvoyants / Readers and Healers. Children free. Practitioner charges apply. Please note there is No Eftpos , ATMs are a 4-minute walk away in Ngongotaha Village. Public and practitioner inquires welcome. Rob Osborne, Director. Email - angeliteholisticfair@xtra.co.nz

      21

      Sep 2019

      NetballSmart Prep and Play

      Do you enjoy netball but feel there’s too many hurdles to join in? Join our six week programme for newcomers, returning players, parents, social players or if you’re wanting to build strength and stability, increase your fitness and play some fun netball games in a supportive environment. Family friendly – kids activities included. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! NetballSmart Prep and Play is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

      21

      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

      21

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

      21

      Sep 2019

      Super Hugh-Man

      A Maori Boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. This award-winning solo cabaret show by acclaimed entertainer, Rutene Spooner, charts his personal journey growing up as a young Maori kapa haka student to becoming a musical theatre star, after discovering the secret identity of his hero, Hugh Jackman. Spooner will present a witty and rousing night of entertainment as his performance uncovers that it’s okay to be a different kind of man – one who’s strong and sensitive. Treat yourself to a night of haka and high kicks as well as a stirring touch of fierce and fabulous. Super Hugh-Man is a shamelessly charming and heartfelt story, intricately weaving together comedy, dance, kapa haka and waiata into a stunning cabaret experience. “…Spooner’s autobiographical musical is deceptively complex. Honest, uplifting, stirring and hilarious…” – Theatreview

      21

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

      21

      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

      21

      Sep 2019

      ABBA Heaven - All the Hits with The Mermaids Dance Band

      It's sheer heaven if you love ABBA and want a great night out - members of the club and public are welcome. An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland band "The Mermaids". "The Mermaids" present 29 of Abba's most beloved songs, featuring three accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton ("TrueBliss"), Amber Claire ("At 17") and Pauline Berry, with legendary keyboardist Stuart Pearce ("Hello Sailor", "Poi E"). Take part in the epic fun of dance hits: Waterloo, Does Your Mother Know, Lay All Your Love On Me, Ring Ring, Mama Mia, Super Trooper, Take A Chance On Me, I Do I Do I Do, Honey Honey, I Have A Dream, Knowing Me Knowing You, Dancing Queen and so much more. Sing along with Thank You For The Music, Fernando & SOS. The vocalists perform in eye-popping costumes from the glam rock era of ABBA. Audience participation and dancing is encouraged. Come in your 70's glitz. Tickets from the bar at Barcode, Rotorua phone - 07 3472633.

      21

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

    • 22

      Sep 2019

      Timatanga Te Waka: SOLD OUT

      Want to have a go at waka ama? Sign up and learn about waka ama history, water safety and paddling technique. Last week free. There'll also be loads of opportunities after the series for regular participation and racing. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! $30 for the six week series. Rock Climbing is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

      22

      Sep 2019

      The Original Gypsy Fair – Est'd 1990

      For 30 years in its current format The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in Rotorua for our First of the 2019/2020 season Bigger, Brighter, Better. The Original Gypsy Fair has had some positive changes whilst maintaining its charm that it is well known for. A fun filled day for the whole family with something for everyone, and entry is free! As always we will be bringing you an expansive range of handmade products, some of which will be made before your eyes. Watch our glassblower skilfully craft molten glass into works of art. Grab yourself a unique piece of jewellery and other items made from silverware. Ever seen a coin turned into a ring? Coin rings are available, maybe a ring with your birth year! There’s also a gorgeous array of items lovingly made from beads. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, sun catchers, spiders, just to name a few. An expansive range of clothing and accessories are available, tie dye, upcycled, boho, hats, bags and more. Get that tattoo you’ve always wanted. Tattoos by Jude. Circus toys, Hula hoop, juggling, fire poi, comic art, face painting, airbrush tattoos, a unique obstacle bounce and new this year, challenge your mates on the gladiator. Test out your skills on the hover boards. Shoot for prizes or shoot for fun at the Shooting Gallery. Absolutely addictive and totally mind blowing are the words that describe a first for any NZ fair. Virtual reality! Crystals, raw, polished, beautiful. Soaps, oils, fragrances, incense. Readings by Sirian along with Adriels beautiful mystical art. You will be spoilt for choice with food, Hot chips, Café, mini doughnuts, American Hotdogs, Candyfloss, sweets and addictive homemade Fudge. This season we have a brand new stage manager, bringing with her a fresh new sound. An amazing lady with an amazing voice. Spend time in our village green soaking up the sounds and playing on ye old playstation toys. The Original Gypsy Fair is NZ’s longest running fair and has an eclectic range of mobile homes which you can admire as you walk among the stalls. Want to join our wonderful lifestyle? Email - enquiries to hippyhill9@gmail.com. See you there!

      22

      Sep 2019

      Great Moscow Circus

      After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus! Delve into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns. The Great Moscow Circus has scoured the globe to find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy that will have you in fits, breathtaking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe Of Death, FMX jumps beneath the big top and that’s not all… Don’t wait another 20 years - book now!

      22

      Sep 2019

      Indian Dancing: SOLD OUT

      Ready to try something new and fun? Join our talented dancing duo and learn a mix of Bollywood and bhangra dancing. This series is suitable for all levels of ability and fitness and is a great way to learn. You’ll find it hard to stop smiling! Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! Indian Dancing is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

      22

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

      22

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

      22

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      23

      Sep 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.

      23

      Sep 2019

      Wacky Warm Ups: A Community Project

      Join this group if you'd like to knit or make warm items for people living in cold spaces. The group shares wool, needles and know-how and also accepts donations of wool and finished hand-made items and meets on the Ground Floor near the Coffee Cart every Monday. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.

      23

      Sep 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.

      23

      Sep 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.

      23

      Sep 2019

      Give It a Go Swimming

      Enjoy the water but don’t feel confident in the deep end? With summer on the horizon these classes will help you learn new swimming and water safety skills. The classes are best suited to participants who are unable to swim or who are not confident enough to swim a lap of a pool. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! Give it a Go Swimming is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

      23

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

    • 24

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      24

      Sep 2019

      Call for Entries - Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2019

      Rotorua Museum is happy to announce the return of the bi-annual Art Awards for 2019 and are calling upon all Bay of Plenty artists to enter. In association with Friends of Rotorua Museum this prestigious competition is sponsored by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Lockwood and More FM. Entries are invited from artists, in any art or craft medium including digital/moving image, who currently reside, work or study in the Bay of Plenty, and those students who study away from their Bay of Plenty home base. Prizes include: Rotorua Museum Supreme Award at $10,000 Friends of Rotorua Museum Emerging Artist at $1,000 Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award at $1,000 Lockwood Youth Award at $1,000 (artists 18 years and under) More FM People’s Choice Awards at 2x $500 (in gallery and on Facebook) This will be the largest prize pool that Rotorua Museum has ever offered. Rotorua Lakes Council Arts and Culture Manager, Stewart Brown, hopes local and regional artists will take up this exciting opportunity to showcase their skills. Entries close on Monday 30 September 2019, 5pm, with the Awards evening on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions rotoruamuseum.co.nz/artawards You can download an entry form or enter online from rotoruamuseum.co.nz/artawards Employees of Rotorua Lakes Council and Friends of Rotorua Museum executive committee are not eligible to enter. For further information please contact Julie Parsons, phone 07 351 7823 or email Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz

      24

      Sep 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for 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 experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

      24

      Sep 2019

      Poetry Reading Supporting Dementia Awareness

      Poetry Reading for Dementia Awareness Month. Michelle Mills is a carer for people with dementia. She works at Bupa Redwood Care Home and will be sharing poems she has written from her point of view. Come and hear her poetry in the warmth of our new library from midday on 24th and 26th September.

      24

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

    • 25

      Sep 2019

      Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism

      Bricharne Hastie is a talented local artist living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Bricharne’s unique view on the world is expressed through her art with use of complementary colours, which are then enhanced by unconventional application. Several of her creative artworks are on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria from 26 July until 25 September 2019. This exhibition, Grape Obsessions – Painting with Autism, focuses on her continuing fascination with representing grapes two dimensionally using various media. Grape Obsessions: Painting with Autism is on display at Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) 26 July until 25 September 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank in conjunction with Creative Rotorua.

      25

      Sep 2019

      He Pipi Paopao - First Steps

      Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing. 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. Koha appreciated.

      25

      Sep 2019

      Reading Round

      Reading Round is a group that meets monthly for a round table discussion about their favourite reads. Come along to have a cup of tea or coffee and chat about the scheduled theme or share what you have enjoyed reading over the last month. If you prefer, you can come along and just listen and enjoy. Anyone with a love of reading is welcome to attend - new faces are always welcomed.

      25

      Sep 2019

      Chinese Lunch

      Come and discover traditions, history and food of China. Wednesday 25th September 12 pm in Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri China has a vast territory and abundant resources, and each region has different climate, natural products and folk customs. After a long time, different region has formed its own food flavors. For example, people in southern China take rice as staple food, while people from northern China are used to eat noodles or steamed buns as staple food. As for the flavor, the whole country can be generally divided into four parts: sweet south, salt north, sour east and spicy west. Chinese people will change their menus as the switch of each season, from the raw materials to the cooking methods, each season uses different seasonings and accompany dishes. Winter has a thicker and rich flavor, while summer features in light and cool flavor; cuisines in winter are most braised or stewed, while in summer, they are mostly served as cold and dressed with sauce. Chinese cuisine puts great importance on the aesthetic sense of the dish, and pursues the harmony in color, aroma, taste, shape and utensil. The aesthetic sense of the cuisine can be expressed from multiple aspects. No matter the raw material is Chinese cabbage or carrot, they can all be cut into different shapes to match the whole dish, which gives people a highly unified mental and physical enjoyment.

      25

      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

      25

      Sep 2019

      Get Active Challenge

      A Waikite Gym JTK Boxing four week challenge with a combination of walking, running and boxing. Meet new people in a supportive environment and challenge yourself. The challenge is perfect for beginners who are first-timers at a fitness class, or those who are getting back into exercise after a break and are looking for a friendly and encouraging environment. Wahine Tu, Wahine Toa! The Get Active Challenge is part of the Spring Starter Series for women - an annual Play in the Bay initiative by Sport Bay of Plenty to support low-cost and beginner level activities designed to encourage women to get active and try a new activity.

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      Sep 2019

      Selwyn Bennett Tall Tales Toastmasters Competition

      The Selwyn Bennett Speech Contest is an evening of Tall Tales speeches delivered by Toastmasters from all the clubs in Rotorua. It is a fun event and offers a chance to experience the Toastmasters skill set, have supper and make new friends and contacts. Entry is from 5.30 pm $5 includes supper. Open to anyone interested in the art of public speaking.

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      Sep 2019

      Mary Bumby's Hive of Story

      A theatre opportunity not to be missed! Meet Mary Bumby, Aotearoa's honey bee pioneer, who brought Apis Mellifera, to Aotearoa/New Zealand 180 years ago.Mary has returned to Earth to re-awaken the bee-ing in humans. A highly interactive, insightful and humorous excursion into a world where Apis Mellifera the honey bee and New Zealand's past and future meet to make something sweet and golden. Celebrating the honey bee, Mary Bumby's story and the liquid gold of human/bee relationships. The performance is written and performed by Tanya Batt, nationally acclaimed storyteller, gardener and novice bee keeper, from Waiheke Island. Music by Peter Duncan Forster. For more information about the performance https://www.facebook.com/BumbyBatt. This is not a childrens' show per se but might be enjoyed by children 8 years plus. Booking of tickets: - Audience numbers limited to 70. - To secure a seat we advise booking tickets via local organisor Jill Walker email: thetravellingtuatara@gmail.com - Attendance, in keeping with bee lore is by gifting/koha. We thank Advocate Print, Rotorua Honey Bee Club, and Princes Gate Hotel for their support with this event. Bee Aware Month - This performance is one of many exciting events happening throughout the country as part of Bee Aware Month (https://apinz.org.nz/bee-aware-month-2019-events-calendar)

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      Sep 2019

      He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers

      Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for 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 experiences. Come along to this free event (koha appreciated) and read, dance, rock and create!

      26

      Sep 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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      Sep 2019

      Poetry Reading Supporting Dementia Awareness

      Poetry Reading for Dementia Awareness Month. Michelle Mills is a carer for people with dementia. She works at Bupa Redwood Care Home and will be sharing poems she has written from her point of view. Come and hear her poetry in the warmth of our new library from midday on 24th and 26th September.

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.

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      Sep 2019

      Rugby World Cup 2019

      The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off right here at Duke's! Starting Friday 20th September, we are showing all of the RWC games live! As usual, we have some great RWC food + drink specials. Don’t miss the action – grab some mates, get your supporter shirts on and head on down to Duke’s for the best seat in the house. Bookings are essential so reserve your table by giving us a call on 07 348 1179.