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THURS­DAY 1 – FRI­DAY 9 OC­TO­BER TULIP FEST RO­TORUA

En­joy the chance to take tours, lis­ten to guest speak­ers, par­tic­i­pate in spring gar­den talks, fam­ily pic­nics, bike rides, mar­kets and much more! For de­tails of what’s on, visit www. tulipfe­stro­torua.co.nz

SUN­DAY 9 OC­TO­BER MITRE 10 CUP : BOP STEAM­ERS V MANAWATU

The Bay of Plenty Steam­ers take on Manawatu at the Ro­torua In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium as part of the an­nual Mitre 10 Cup. A great ex­pe­ri­ence for the whole fam­ily with food stalls, half time en­ter­tain­ment and the chance for your kids to meet some of the best provin­cial play­ers in NZ. 4.35pm – 10.00pm Ro­torua In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium, Devon Street, Ro­torua

TUES­DAY 11 OC­TO­BER THE WHITE GUI­TAR

Fol­low­ing stand­ing ova­tions and sell-out sea­sons in Auck­land, Welling­ton and Christchurch comes The White Gui­tar. Renowned hip-hop artist Scribe fea­tures with his fa­ther and brother Matthias in this stun­ning new play – the true story of their fam­ily, the Lua­fu­tus. 8.00pm – 9.30pm. Sir Howard Mor­ri­son Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 1170 Fen­ton Street

THURS­DAY 13 – FRI­DAY 14 OC­TO­BER STATE HIGH­WAY 48

This is a New Zealand orig­i­nal work, star­ring tele­vi­sion star Shane Cortese and one of An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s favourite per­form­ers Delia Han­nah. It tracks the life and times of an ev­ery­day fam­ily and their friends as they nav­i­gate the treach­er­ous road of mid­dle age. Changes in the fam­ily, work­place and friend­ship are set against the back­drop of the re­ces­sion and brought to life by 26 orig­i­nal songs. 7.30pm – 10.00pm, Sir Howard Mor­ri­son Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 1170 Fen­ton Street, Ro­torua

MONDAY 17 – SUN­DAY 23 OC­TO­BER OKERE FALLS BEER FES­TI­VAL

En­joy a full week of fri­vol­ity and fan­tas­tic Ger­man beer and food at Ro­torua’s own Ok­to­ber­fest. Held on the shores of Lake Ro­toiti at the Okere Falls Store, the week long fes­ti­val is a must-at­tend for beer and bratwurst lovers. Tick­ets avail­able at Okere Falls Store – for more in­for­ma­tion visit www.ok­ere­falls­store.co.nz

SATUR­DAY 22 – SUN­DAY 23 OC­TO­BER WHAKA 100

Whether you are in it to win it or just out for the ad­ven­ture, the 10th edi­tion of the Whaka100 has gar­nered a rep­u­ta­tion through­out the south­ern hemi­sphere as the best 100 kilo­me­tres of moun­tain bike rac­ing. Just 3 min­utes from Ro­torua’s CBD, the Whaka 100 takes ad­van­tage of the 140km of sin­gle track per­fec­tion through­out the Whakare­warewa For­est. Satur­day 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sun­day 7.00am – 6.00pm, Long Mile Road, Ro­torua

SATUR­DAY 29 OC­TO­BER LED LENSER RO­TORUA NIGHT TRAIL RUN

Get your head lamps ready for this unique trail run / walk un­der the stars at the Ro­torua Red­wood For­est. An off road night run/walk based from the Red­wood Cen­tre in Long Mile Road, you’ll run or walk your way around a 7.5km course on a mix of sin­gle trail and forestry roads. Mu­sic and lights will be pump­ing from the fin­ish area and hot food and cof­fee will be avail­able for pur­chase. 8.00pm - 10.00pm Corner Tarawera and Long Mile Road, Ro­torua

SUN­DAY 30 OC­TO­BER NEW ZEALAND ARIA – FI­NALS NIGHT

The New Zealand Aria is NZ’s largest an­nual clas­si­cal singing com­pe­ti­tion where the 10 Fi­nal­ists are backed by a full pro­fes­sional or­ches­tra. 7.30pm – 10.00pm Sir Howard Mor­ri­son Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 1170 Fen­ton Street, Ro­torua

WHAKA 100

BOP STEAM­ERS

TULIP FEST RO­TORUA

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