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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree

      For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. 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 Saturday 1 December 2018 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 350 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 7 January 2019 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: rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Lake Sculpture Trail

      Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially selected artworks from previous Sculpture Symposiums to become part of the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Have your say and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Explore the trail and vote for your favourite online to be in to win $100 prezzy card. Voting is open from 7 December 2018 - 17 January 2019. Vote here: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4719011/Rotorua-Sculpture-Trail-people-s-choice-vote-2018 The winning People’s Choice artist will receive $500 Bunnings voucher which will be announced at the end of the voting period on 18 February 2019.

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      Dec 2018

      200 Show Exhibition In the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries

      200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

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      Dec 2018

      Jade Discovery Tour

      Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural influences and symbolic meanings behind the carved designs. Take a journey into the history of jade from around the world and get up close to the stone that has been treasured for thousands of years. You’ll also learn how jade is formed and about the variations in colour. Our Discovery Tour is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily throughout summer, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and no bookings are needed.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Acting Workshops

      Including acting workshops for Rotorua Community. Partnering with Rotorua based theatre and film company Waiti Productions, helmed by playwright, actor and director Cian Elyse White (Te Arawa, Ngati Porou), the cast of The Night Mechanics are offering two open ‘Acting Workshops’ for Rotorua locals interested in developing new skills for acting for stage and screen. ‘Acting Workshops’ are free of charge. To register your interest please email Tawata Productions - tawata@tawata.co.nz. Dec 14, 2018: Acting Workshop One - Kearoa Marae, Horohoro Workshop One 4PM - 6PM The Night Mechanics Show 7PM Show Dec 15, 2018 Acting Workshop Two - Taharangi Marae, Rotorua Workshop Two 9.30AM - 12PM The Night Mechanics Show 1PM Show Proudly supported by Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua.

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      Dec 2018

      Prince's Gate Dinner & Dance Party

      It’s been a great year and summer’s here! Festive buffet dinner, live band, cash bar. Located in the heart of the city with ample easy parking. Stay with us and make a weekend of it! Rooms and suites available to suit all budgets.

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      Dec 2018

      The Night Mechanics A Play by Miria George

      'The Night Mechanics' is a tale where water is no longer free. This is the future. "If you don’t let us dream… we won’t let you dream.’ The world has lost control of fresh water. A fluke of nature puts reluctant Hine on a collision course with the corporate monster that is ’The Water Company." Inspired by the world today – the fight for clean water + tino rangatiratanga. This award winning play weaves physicality + text, "…furious and alert." - The Pantograph Punch "…a poetic play that resonates beyond." - Theatreview "…a truly fascinating piece." - The Dominion Post Presented with support by WAITI Productions. 'The Night Mechanics' is the vital play by Miria George + features Sarita Keo Kossamak So, Amanda Noblett, Raai Badeeu + Taungaroa Emile. Sound Design by Karnan Saba + Costume Design by Sopheak Seng + Prop Design by Tony De Goldi. 'The Night Mechanics' is produced by Tawata Productions.

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      Dec 2018

      Karaoke Night

      - This is an Event for people 18+ only - Free Entry - Good prizes - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Karaoke at Mitchell Downs Tavern is where you get to be the star with MC Nicole - Great selection of food available - Hot Food and Bar Snacks - Thousands of songs to choose from - very friendly atmosphere - Bring a Mate or a Group of Friends - you are the entertainment - Awesome bar staff! - Courtesy Drop-Off Van (Conditions Apply) Come on down for Rotorua's famous RotoVegas Karaoke Night. Join us with MC Nicole. Drink specials—it's where all the locals in the know go.

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      Dec 2018

      Antipodes Good Winter Album Release

      Antipodes are a group of some extremely fine NZ and AU musicians writing original jazz music blurring the lines between art music and more traditional forms of jazz as folk music. The unique trans-tasman amalgamation of the group allows for music that, as John Fenton of Jazz Local 32 writes is "...the communication of a shared vision that lifts them above the ordinary." "Good Winter" is Antipodes' first studio album, following four years of touring and live recordings throughout New Zealand and Australia. It was recorded at Free Energy Device Studios in Sydney with help from Creative New Zealand funding. Richard Belkner engineered the session and mixed the album, and Nate Wood mastered the album in New York City. The album is a collection of compositions by longtime members Jake Baxendale (saxophone) Luke Sweeting (piano) and Callum Allardice (guitar). It also features a composition by Max Alduca (bass) and the talents of Aidan Lowe (drums) and Ken Allars (trumpet).

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      Dec 2018

      Ed Pool North Island Tour

      'Ed Pool' brings together multi-instrumentalist Andre 'Sonic Delusion' Manella on beats, synth, guitar and loops and Urs Signer on space-clarinet and keys. The Swiss-born Aotearoa-dwelling duo brings live electronica to the dance floor - we call it techno-jazz! Expect wild solos, groovy beats and a funky good time.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Friends of The Rotorua Library Book Sale

      Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. All funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library for additional library services and resources.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Lake Sculpture Trail

      Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially selected artworks from previous Sculpture Symposiums to become part of the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Have your say and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Explore the trail and vote for your favourite online to be in to win $100 prezzy card. Voting is open from 7 December 2018 - 17 January 2019. Vote here: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4719011/Rotorua-Sculpture-Trail-people-s-choice-vote-2018 The winning People’s Choice artist will receive $500 Bunnings voucher which will be announced at the end of the voting period on 18 February 2019.

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      Dec 2018

      Acting Workshops

      Including acting workshops for Rotorua Community. Partnering with Rotorua based theatre and film company Waiti Productions, helmed by playwright, actor and director Cian Elyse White (Te Arawa, Ngati Porou), the cast of The Night Mechanics are offering two open ‘Acting Workshops’ for Rotorua locals interested in developing new skills for acting for stage and screen. ‘Acting Workshops’ are free of charge. To register your interest please email Tawata Productions - tawata@tawata.co.nz. Dec 14, 2018: Acting Workshop One - Kearoa Marae, Horohoro Workshop One 4PM - 6PM The Night Mechanics Show 7PM Show Dec 15, 2018 Acting Workshop Two - Taharangi Marae, Rotorua Workshop Two 9.30AM - 12PM The Night Mechanics Show 1PM Show Proudly supported by Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua.

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      Dec 2018

      Ciabatta Jazz

      Enjoy some light jazz with your Saturday brunch/lunch - first and third Saturday of each month.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree

      For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. 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 Saturday 1 December 2018 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 350 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 7 January 2019 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: rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2018

      200 Show Exhibition In the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries

      200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

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      Dec 2018

      Jade Discovery Tour

      Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural influences and symbolic meanings behind the carved designs. Take a journey into the history of jade from around the world and get up close to the stone that has been treasured for thousands of years. You’ll also learn how jade is formed and about the variations in colour. Our Discovery Tour is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily throughout summer, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and no bookings are needed.

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      Dec 2018

      The Night Mechanics a play by Miria George

      'The Night Mechanics' is a tale where water is no longer free. This is the future. "If you don’t let us dream… we won’t let you dream.’ The world has lost control of fresh water. A fluke of nature puts reluctant Hine on a collision course with the corporate monster that is ’The Water Company." Inspired by the world today – the fight for clean water + tino rangatiratanga. This award winning play weaves physicality + text, "…furious and alert." - The Pantograph Punch "…a poetic play that resonates beyond." - Theatreview "…a truly fascinating piece." - The Dominion Post Presented with support by WAITI Productions. 'The Night Mechanics' is the vital play by Miria George + features Sarita Keo Kossamak So, Amanda Noblett, Raai Badeeu + Taungaroa Emile. Sound Design by Karnan Saba + Costume Design by Sopheak Seng + Prop Design by Tony De Goldi. 'The Night Mechanics' is produced by Tawata Productions.

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      Dec 2018

      Greased Lightnin' Blue Baths Prom Party

      Two shows have sold out - third date now released. Pop your clutch and hang on for the ride of your life, as we go back to the nifty fifties and celebrate the most iconic musical in movie history! Break out the Brylcreem and stretch your leather – we’re hopelessly devoted to delivering the most bangin’ Blue Baths bash yet… and you’re the one that we want! Grab your white socks, winkle pickers, poodle skirts and stovepipes ‘cos we’ll be crowning our Prom King and Queen! But remember “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s what you do with your dancin’ shoes!” The Blue Baths and the 50s go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong, so Big Daddies and Cute Chickies, let your summer days drift away and give in to the Summer Nights with hits, hotrods, cool cats and charming comedy – there are worse things you could do! Grease is The Word!

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      Dec 2018

      Prince's Gate Dinner & Dance Party

      It’s been a great year and summer’s here! Festive buffet dinner, live band, cash bar. Located in the heart of the city with ample easy parking. Stay with us and make a weekend of it! Rooms and suites available to suit all budgets.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      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.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      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.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Lake Sculpture Trail

      Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially selected artworks from previous Sculpture Symposiums to become part of the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Have your say and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Explore the trail and vote for your favourite online to be in to win $100 prezzy card. Voting is open from 7 December 2018 - 17 January 2019. Vote here: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4719011/Rotorua-Sculpture-Trail-people-s-choice-vote-2018 The winning People’s Choice artist will receive $500 Bunnings voucher which will be announced at the end of the voting period on 18 February 2019.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree

      For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. 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 Saturday 1 December 2018 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 350 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 7 January 2019 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: rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2018

      Felt a Wacky Elf Hat Party

      Learn to Felt a Wacky Elf Hat. This is will be a small group get together. While drinking tea we will craft our wacky hat using an ancient felting technique. After we decorate our wacky shaped hat with various wool fibres, we will agitate the wool with soap and water using different methods until the fibres intertwine and turn into a strong piece of fabric. This felting process requires time and endurance. It can take up to four hours to complete our hat. This workshop is 6 hours long but you may finish your hat earlier. We will take our time with breaks. - I will lead you through the felt making process as a group and on an individual basis. - Learn advanced felting techniques in a beginner style, step by step. - Create your own wacky elf hat design! We will cut out our own unique template. - Small and cozy group setting, social and fun. We will take a lunch break. Lunch and dining is available at the Regent Hotel. Tea, coffee, drinks available at the bar. Please 'Like' or 'Join' the Facebook page event on my page for more information: www.facebook.com/woolberrycraft You can also email me at yumcreative@gmail.com All materials included. Adult workshop only.

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      Dec 2018

      Jade Discovery Tour

      Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural influences and symbolic meanings behind the carved designs. Take a journey into the history of jade from around the world and get up close to the stone that has been treasured for thousands of years. You’ll also learn how jade is formed and about the variations in colour. Our Discovery Tour is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily throughout summer, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and no bookings are needed.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Ukebox - Ukulele 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 Rotorua UkeBox 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 administration costs. The Thermaleles. Photo by Natascha Hartzuiker.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree

      For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. 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 Saturday 1 December 2018 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 350 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 7 January 2019 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: rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

      17

      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Lake Sculpture Trail

      Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially selected artworks from previous Sculpture Symposiums to become part of the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Have your say and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Explore the trail and vote for your favourite online to be in to win $100 prezzy card. Voting is open from 7 December 2018 - 17 January 2019. Vote here: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4719011/Rotorua-Sculpture-Trail-people-s-choice-vote-2018 The winning People’s Choice artist will receive $500 Bunnings voucher which will be announced at the end of the voting period on 18 February 2019.

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      Dec 2018

      200 Show Exhibition In the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries

      200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

      17

      Dec 2018

      Jade Discovery Tour

      Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural influences and symbolic meanings behind the carved designs. Take a journey into the history of jade from around the world and get up close to the stone that has been treasured for thousands of years. You’ll also learn how jade is formed and about the variations in colour. Our Discovery Tour is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily throughout summer, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and no bookings are needed.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      The Open Studios Project Preview

      Come and hear a bit about The Open Studios Project artists in residence for summer 2018-2019. We will hold pecha-kucha style presentations by the artists, followed by light refreshments and a chance to mingle. Held in the Eric Bridgman Studio at The Arts Village. View more details on the project at the website.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree

      For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. 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 Saturday 1 December 2018 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 350 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 7 January 2019 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: rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Lake Sculpture Trail

      Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially selected artworks from previous Sculpture Symposiums to become part of the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Have your say and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Explore the trail and vote for your favourite online to be in to win $100 prezzy card. Voting is open from 7 December 2018 - 17 January 2019. Vote here: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4719011/Rotorua-Sculpture-Trail-people-s-choice-vote-2018 The winning People’s Choice artist will receive $500 Bunnings voucher which will be announced at the end of the voting period on 18 February 2019.

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      Dec 2018

      200 Show Exhibition In the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries

      200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

      18

      Dec 2018

      Jade Discovery Tour

      Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural influences and symbolic meanings behind the carved designs. Take a journey into the history of jade from around the world and get up close to the stone that has been treasured for thousands of years. You’ll also learn how jade is formed and about the variations in colour. Our Discovery Tour is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily throughout summer, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and no bookings are needed.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Pub Quiz Night

      - If you are in 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, 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 - Get a team together (2 or more) and come on down for stacks of fun! 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 - Free Off Street Car Parking for 100+ Cars - Great selection of food available - Hot Food and Bar Snacks - Awesome bar staff! - Courtesy Pick Up and Drop-Off Van (Conditions Apply) - Come on down for Rotorua's famous RotoVegas Quiz Night.

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      Dec 2018

      Quiz Night (Believe It Or Not)

      Quiz Night on every Tuesday Night Starts at 6:30pm sharp. No entry charges to enter into. You only need two or more friends with you to enter into competition. It is fun event not to test knowledge. There will be some cool prizes to win. Food and beverage will be available through whole event. come and enjoy the evening with your friends. Van will be running for Pick and Drop offs with small donation. For more info or pickup give us call on 07 347 8706 or 07 346 0346.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree

      For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. 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 Saturday 1 December 2018 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 350 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 7 January 2019 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: rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Lake Sculpture Trail

      Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially selected artworks from previous Sculpture Symposiums to become part of the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Have your say and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Explore the trail and vote for your favourite online to be in to win $100 prezzy card. Voting is open from 7 December 2018 - 17 January 2019. Vote here: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4719011/Rotorua-Sculpture-Trail-people-s-choice-vote-2018 The winning People’s Choice artist will receive $500 Bunnings voucher which will be announced at the end of the voting period on 18 February 2019.

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      Dec 2018

      200 Show Exhibition In the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries

      200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

      19

      Dec 2018

      Jade Discovery Tour

      Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural influences and symbolic meanings behind the carved designs. Take a journey into the history of jade from around the world and get up close to the stone that has been treasured for thousands of years. You’ll also learn how jade is formed and about the variations in colour. Our Discovery Tour is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily throughout summer, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and no bookings are needed.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

      Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on Christmas Eve, as Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale music fills the air and Clara is given a nutcracker doll by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Falling asleep on the sofa, she dreams a Christmas dream of magic and romance… As the clock strikes midnight, the drawing room is transformed into a battleground. Skirmishes break out between toy soldiers, led by the brave Nutcracker, and the motley crew of mice who emerge from the shadows of the skirting boards. All seems lost, but clever Clara saves the day, and the handsome Nutcracker Prince sweeps her away on a snowy journey to the enchanted Marzipan Castle. Welcomed to the magical kingdom by the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and her Prince are captivated by dances representing tea, coffee, chocolate, marzipan and flowers. The dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy brings the entertainment to a climax in one of ballet’s most beloved showpieces. As the night ends, Clara awakes on Christmas morning, knowing that the sweetest memories are made with those whom we love.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree

      For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. 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 Saturday 1 December 2018 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 350 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 7 January 2019 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: rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz or phone 07 351 8055.

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      Dec 2018

      Rotorua Lake Sculpture Trail

      Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially selected artworks from previous Sculpture Symposiums to become part of the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Have your say and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Explore the trail and vote for your favourite online to be in to win $100 prezzy card. Voting is open from 7 December 2018 - 17 January 2019. Vote here: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4719011/Rotorua-Sculpture-Trail-people-s-choice-vote-2018 The winning People’s Choice artist will receive $500 Bunnings voucher which will be announced at the end of the voting period on 18 February 2019.

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      Dec 2018

      200 Show Exhibition In the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries

      200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

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      Dec 2018

      Jade Discovery Tour

      Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural influences and symbolic meanings behind the carved designs. Take a journey into the history of jade from around the world and get up close to the stone that has been treasured for thousands of years. You’ll also learn how jade is formed and about the variations in colour. Our Discovery Tour is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily throughout summer, it lasts approximately 20 minutes and no bookings are needed.

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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 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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      Dec 2018

      The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

      Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on Christmas Eve, as Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale music fills the air and Clara is given a nutcracker doll by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Falling asleep on the sofa, she dreams a Christmas dream of magic and romance… As the clock strikes midnight, the drawing room is transformed into a battleground. Skirmishes break out between toy soldiers, led by the brave Nutcracker, and the motley crew of mice who emerge from the shadows of the skirting boards. All seems lost, but clever Clara saves the day, and the handsome Nutcracker Prince sweeps her away on a snowy journey to the enchanted Marzipan Castle. Welcomed to the magical kingdom by the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and her Prince are captivated by dances representing tea, coffee, chocolate, marzipan and flowers. The dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy brings the entertainment to a climax in one of ballet’s most beloved showpieces. As the night ends, Clara awakes on Christmas morning, knowing that the sweetest memories are made with those whom we love.

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      Dec 2018

      Karaoke Night

      - This Event is for people Aged 18+ - Free Entrey - Good prizes. - Karaoke at VC's bar is where you get to be the star with MC Nicole - Great selection of food available - Thousands of songs to choose from - very friendly atmosphere - Bring a Mate or a Group of Friends - you are the entertainment - Complimentary Snacks Served - awesome bar staff! - Courtesy Drop-Off Van (Conditions Apply) Come on down for Rotorua's CBD's famous RotoVegas Karaoke Night. Join us with MC Nicole. Drink specials—it's where all the locals in the know go.