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      Apr 2019

      ANZAC Dawn Service

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. Rotorua’s Dawn Service will take place on ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) at 5.45am. The service will be conducted by Te Arawa Maori Returned Services League Inc and take place at Ohinemutu. 5.45am: Gather at Ohinemutu 5.50am: Parade march to Muruika Soldiers’ Cemetery (by St Faith’s Church) 6.00am: Dawn Service begins with a mihi (welcome) from Te Arawa Maori Returned Services League Prayers: Reverend Tom Poata ANZAC Dedication followed by hymn and guest speaker. The Dawn Service is expected to conclude at approximately 6.30am. Following the Dawn Service the ANZAC Day Parade will depart from Memorial Drive at 9am, and make its way to the Sportsdrome (Queen’s Drive, Government Gardens) where Rotorua’s Civic Memorial Service will begin at 9.30am. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2019

      The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt

      There will be Easter letters hidden throughout Government Gardens from Saturday 13 April until Sunday 28 April 2019. Can you find them all and solve the mystery word? Become an Easter detective and follow a series of clues. The clue sheet will be available from the 13 April from a variety of sources: - Collect from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) - Pick up from Children’s Art House during free Easter crafts at (15 - 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm). - Download from the Rotorua Museum Facebook or website from 13 April. Once you’ve found all the letters and solved the mystery word, you can enter the draw to win a great Easter prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Children’s Art House (during free crafts). All entries need to be in by Monday 29 April 2019. Please take care when hunting for the Easter letters. The letters will be hung up high so you can find them. Please leave them there for the next Easter detectives. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2019

      Rotorua’s ANZAC Parade and Civic Memorial Service

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. ANZAC Day marks New Zealand’s first major engagement of World War One at Gallipoli, Turkey. While it was a terrible defeat, it has gone on to become a legend of sacrifice. On Thursday 25 April 2019 Rotorua will be hosting an ANZAC Day Parade and Civic Memorial Service open for all to attend. Locals and visitors can come to reflect and remember all the men and women who have served their country, showing courage and loyalty. 8.45am: Meet at Memorial Drive Parade (lake end of Fenton St) 9am: ANZAC Parade leaves Memorial Drive and heads through Government Gardens 9.20am: Parade arrives at Sportsdrome 9.30am ANZAC Civic Memorial Service begins (the service will take about an hour) The officiating Minister will be Reverend Tom Poata, with Her Worship the Mayor Steve Chadwick introducing this year’s guest speaker: Major (Rtd) Pita Anaru MNZM, E.D., M.I.D., JP (Rtd) Ken Douglas will play the Last Post on his bugle before the Ode to the Fallen is read out. Following the laying of the wreaths music will be performed by City of Rotorua Highland Pipe Band, Evelyn Falconer, Rotorua Brass Band and Western Heights High School Choir. There will be a free bus travelling from the start of the parade in Memorial Drive to the Civic Service, departing at 9am for those requiring transport. The national theme of this year’s ANZAC commemorations is ‘Finding Our Way Back’. Following the conclusion of World War One in November 1918, soldiers were not able to return immediately due to a shortage of ships, and the need for personnel for the occupation of Germany. For many, the return took over ten months, well into 1919. The journey back is also a metaphor for the return to a peacetime society. 2019 is the time to reflect on the future. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2019

      April School Holiday Craft Activities

      Drop in to Children’s Art House (Government Gardens) with the kids these holidays and enjoy some Easter inspired crafts, with fun colouring-in sheets for younger children. Rotorua Museum is hosting free Easter crafts for the first week of the holidays from Monday 15 April until Thursday 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm each day. Kids will be able to make Easter baskets, Easter puppets and Easter cards for the holidays. Have you completed The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt through the Government Gardens? Running the throughout the school holidays (13 - 28 April) you can collect entry forms from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street), during crafts at Children’s Art House, or download a clue sheet from our website rotoruamuseum.co.nz For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

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      Apr 2019

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed by the Cenotaph in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The crosses will remain in place until Wednesday 1 May 2019 and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance please visit Rotorua Museum website. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

    • 26

      Apr 2019

      The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt

      There will be Easter letters hidden throughout Government Gardens from Saturday 13 April until Sunday 28 April 2019. Can you find them all and solve the mystery word? Become an Easter detective and follow a series of clues. The clue sheet will be available from the 13 April from a variety of sources: - Collect from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) - Pick up from Children’s Art House during free Easter crafts at (15 - 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm). - Download from the Rotorua Museum Facebook or website from 13 April. Once you’ve found all the letters and solved the mystery word, you can enter the draw to win a great Easter prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Children’s Art House (during free crafts). All entries need to be in by Monday 29 April 2019. Please take care when hunting for the Easter letters. The letters will be hung up high so you can find them. Please leave them there for the next Easter detectives. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      26

      Apr 2019

      April School Holiday Craft Activities

      Drop in to Children’s Art House (Government Gardens) with the kids these holidays and enjoy some Easter inspired crafts, with fun colouring-in sheets for younger children. Rotorua Museum is hosting free Easter crafts for the first week of the holidays from Monday 15 April until Thursday 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm each day. Kids will be able to make Easter baskets, Easter puppets and Easter cards for the holidays. Have you completed The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt through the Government Gardens? Running the throughout the school holidays (13 - 28 April) you can collect entry forms from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street), during crafts at Children’s Art House, or download a clue sheet from our website rotoruamuseum.co.nz For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      26

      Apr 2019

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed by the Cenotaph in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The crosses will remain in place until Wednesday 1 May 2019 and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance please visit Rotorua Museum website. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2019

      The Messy Magic Adventure

      Tickets on sale now! Rollicking Entertainment presents Messy Magic Adventure! There’s magic on the loose these school holidays at the Blue Baths! Spray and Wipe are two cleaners who have been hired for their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magician’s house! But when they accidentally let the magic out of its box, everything is turned topsy-turvy… Now, the audience must help Spray and Wipe think of a plan to get the magic back in the box before the magician comes home, as her house gets messier and messier! The best of circus, slapstick and magic combine in this very special adventure for primary school aged children and their families. Run time – 45mins. Begins at 10.30am. Show pricing: Groups $10 – groups of 10+ $12 – group and one bag of popcorn per person $15 – group show and swim $17 – group show, popcorn and swim General Admission: $15 – for individual tickets $17 – show and popcorn $20 – show and swim 22 – show, popcorn and swim Review quotes: Plays out in a terrifically unexpected way….Highly recommended for big kids and little kids alike.” - Theatreview, Christchurch 2016 “Gleeful physical comedy… The entire audience appears to be having a ball.” - Theatreview, Southland Festival of the Arts 2017 Bios: David Ladderman is an actor, circus performer and theatre maker. He was a founding member of The Loons Circus Theatre Company, and worked with them until the 2011 earthquakes. Since then he has performed for the New Zealand Opera, The Cricket World Cup, The World Buskers Festival, The Court Theatre, The Hobbit – World Premiere and The NZ International Comedy Festival, while touring his solo show, Battle of the Bastards internationally. In 2013 he formed Rollicking Entertainment with Lizzie Tollemache and is now the company’s general manager. Lizzie Tollemache is a sideshow stuntwoman, theatre maker and the creative director of Rollicking Entertainment Ltd. After spending six years as an improviser and MC with New Zealand’s longest running comedy show, Scared Scriptless, Lizzie now performs around the world at events as diverse as the Dubai International Comedy Festival, WOMAD, the Rugby World Cup, Edinburgh Fringe and World Buskers Festival. She is also a motivational speaker at universities around the UK and Australasia. In 2013 she formed Rollicking Entertainment with David Ladderman. Rollicking Entertainment Ltd was formed out of a deep love for carnival tradition. The company uses circus, illusion and sideshow to make original theatre which tells New Zealand stories. They now tour to arts festivals and theatres all across New Zealand as well as overseas (Canada, the UK and Australia). Their award winning original productions, all devised by David and Lizzie, include Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics, The Dunstan Creek Haunting, Seven Deadly Stunts and The Messy Magic Adventure trilogy for children. Book now!

    • 27

      Apr 2019

      The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt

      There will be Easter letters hidden throughout Government Gardens from Saturday 13 April until Sunday 28 April 2019. Can you find them all and solve the mystery word? Become an Easter detective and follow a series of clues. The clue sheet will be available from the 13 April from a variety of sources: - Collect from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) - Pick up from Children’s Art House during free Easter crafts at (15 - 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm). - Download from the Rotorua Museum Facebook or website from 13 April. Once you’ve found all the letters and solved the mystery word, you can enter the draw to win a great Easter prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Children’s Art House (during free crafts). All entries need to be in by Monday 29 April 2019. Please take care when hunting for the Easter letters. The letters will be hung up high so you can find them. Please leave them there for the next Easter detectives. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      27

      Apr 2019

      April School Holiday Craft Activities

      Drop in to Children’s Art House (Government Gardens) with the kids these holidays and enjoy some Easter inspired crafts, with fun colouring-in sheets for younger children. Rotorua Museum is hosting free Easter crafts for the first week of the holidays from Monday 15 April until Thursday 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm each day. Kids will be able to make Easter baskets, Easter puppets and Easter cards for the holidays. Have you completed The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt through the Government Gardens? Running the throughout the school holidays (13 - 28 April) you can collect entry forms from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street), during crafts at Children’s Art House, or download a clue sheet from our website rotoruamuseum.co.nz For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      27

      Apr 2019

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed by the Cenotaph in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The crosses will remain in place until Wednesday 1 May 2019 and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance please visit Rotorua Museum website. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

      27

      Apr 2019

      The Messy Magic Adventure

      Tickets on sale now! Rollicking Entertainment presents Messy Magic Adventure! There’s magic on the loose these school holidays at the Blue Baths! Spray and Wipe are two cleaners who have been hired for their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magician’s house! But when they accidentally let the magic out of its box, everything is turned topsy-turvy… Now, the audience must help Spray and Wipe think of a plan to get the magic back in the box before the magician comes home, as her house gets messier and messier! The best of circus, slapstick and magic combine in this very special adventure for primary school aged children and their families. Run time – 45mins. Begins at 10.30am. Show pricing: Groups $10 – groups of 10+ $12 – group and one bag of popcorn per person $15 – group show and swim $17 – group show, popcorn and swim General Admission: $15 – for individual tickets $17 – show and popcorn $20 – show and swim 22 – show, popcorn and swim Review quotes: Plays out in a terrifically unexpected way….Highly recommended for big kids and little kids alike.” - Theatreview, Christchurch 2016 “Gleeful physical comedy… The entire audience appears to be having a ball.” - Theatreview, Southland Festival of the Arts 2017 Bios: David Ladderman is an actor, circus performer and theatre maker. He was a founding member of The Loons Circus Theatre Company, and worked with them until the 2011 earthquakes. Since then he has performed for the New Zealand Opera, The Cricket World Cup, The World Buskers Festival, The Court Theatre, The Hobbit – World Premiere and The NZ International Comedy Festival, while touring his solo show, Battle of the Bastards internationally. In 2013 he formed Rollicking Entertainment with Lizzie Tollemache and is now the company’s general manager. Lizzie Tollemache is a sideshow stuntwoman, theatre maker and the creative director of Rollicking Entertainment Ltd. After spending six years as an improviser and MC with New Zealand’s longest running comedy show, Scared Scriptless, Lizzie now performs around the world at events as diverse as the Dubai International Comedy Festival, WOMAD, the Rugby World Cup, Edinburgh Fringe and World Buskers Festival. She is also a motivational speaker at universities around the UK and Australasia. In 2013 she formed Rollicking Entertainment with David Ladderman. Rollicking Entertainment Ltd was formed out of a deep love for carnival tradition. The company uses circus, illusion and sideshow to make original theatre which tells New Zealand stories. They now tour to arts festivals and theatres all across New Zealand as well as overseas (Canada, the UK and Australia). Their award winning original productions, all devised by David and Lizzie, include Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics, The Dunstan Creek Haunting, Seven Deadly Stunts and The Messy Magic Adventure trilogy for children. Book now!

    • 28

      Apr 2019

      The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt

      There will be Easter letters hidden throughout Government Gardens from Saturday 13 April until Sunday 28 April 2019. Can you find them all and solve the mystery word? Become an Easter detective and follow a series of clues. The clue sheet will be available from the 13 April from a variety of sources: - Collect from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) - Pick up from Children’s Art House during free Easter crafts at (15 - 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm). - Download from the Rotorua Museum Facebook or website from 13 April. Once you’ve found all the letters and solved the mystery word, you can enter the draw to win a great Easter prize pack. Entry boxes will be located at Rotorua iSite and Children’s Art House (during free crafts). All entries need to be in by Monday 29 April 2019. Please take care when hunting for the Easter letters. The letters will be hung up high so you can find them. Please leave them there for the next Easter detectives. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      28

      Apr 2019

      April School Holiday Craft Activities

      Drop in to Children’s Art House (Government Gardens) with the kids these holidays and enjoy some Easter inspired crafts, with fun colouring-in sheets for younger children. Rotorua Museum is hosting free Easter crafts for the first week of the holidays from Monday 15 April until Thursday 18 April 2019, 10am until 2pm each day. Kids will be able to make Easter baskets, Easter puppets and Easter cards for the holidays. Have you completed The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt through the Government Gardens? Running the throughout the school holidays (13 - 28 April) you can collect entry forms from Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street), during crafts at Children’s Art House, or download a clue sheet from our website rotoruamuseum.co.nz For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz.

      28

      Apr 2019

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed by the Cenotaph in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The crosses will remain in place until Wednesday 1 May 2019 and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance please visit Rotorua Museum website. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2019

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed by the Cenotaph in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The crosses will remain in place until Wednesday 1 May 2019 and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance please visit Rotorua Museum website. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      Apr 2019

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed by the Cenotaph in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The crosses will remain in place until Wednesday 1 May 2019 and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance please visit Rotorua Museum website. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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      May 2019

      Rotorua Field of Remembrance

      Ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed by the Cenotaph in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915. Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918. The crosses will remain in place until Wednesday 1 May 2019 and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes. For a list of all those commemorated in the Rotorua District Field of Remembrance please visit Rotorua Museum website. ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) Road closures: *Memorial Drive (at the lakefront) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am. *People driving to the Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.