Danc­ing, dis­counts, DIY

Rotorua Weekender - - News - Shauni James

DIY, dis­counts and danc­ing are not typ­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties one would pair to­gether but when lo­cals come to­gether next month, that’s ex­actly what they’ll be do­ing.

This year’s Mitre 10 Mega Ro­torua Ladies Night is be­ing held on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 17 from 6pm to 9pm at the store, with pro­ceeds go­ing to Ro­torua Com­mu­nity Hospice.

Mitre 10 Mega Ro­torua store gen­eral man­ager War­ren Rehu says there will be 31 sup­pli­ers at the event, which is more than last year.

The sup­pli­ers will be do­ing games, give­aways and demon­stra­tions.

It will also be a Gst-free night of ev­ery­thing in the re­tail store, along with raf­fles, a “wicked” auc­tion and the cafe open.

The event will also in­clude en­core per­for­mances of Har­courts Danc­ing with the Stars dance cou­ples, and a per­for­mance from lo­cal chil­dren in The Next Gen­er­a­tion.

There will be a bar­be­cue go­ing, and the first 500 tick­ets sold re­ceive a goodie bag and the chance to win a $500 Mitre 10 Mega voucher.

Tick­ets cost $5 and are avail­able in­store.

War­ren says the store is a big sup­porter of hospice, with a num­ber of team mem­bers hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced hospice through their own fam­i­lies.

“We are al­ways ex­cited about get­ting in­volved with any­thing to do with hospice and make an ef­fort to be a part of any­thing they are in­volved in.

“Rais­ing as many funds as

pos­si­ble for hospice is al­ways the main goal and chal­lenge.

“This is Mitre 10 Mega Ro­torua’s big­gest event of the year, and it’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to see the in­ter­ac­tion of our cus­tomers with sup­pli­ers while sup­port­ing hospice.”

He says it is an ex­cit­ing and fun night which you do not want to miss.

Ro­torua Com­mu­nity Hospice fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing man­ager Ni­cola Small­wood says she went last year and had an ab­so­lute blast.

It is an op­por­tu­nity for women to learn more about DIY, ask sup­pli­ers ques­tions and min­gle with other women do­ing DIY projects.

“We are in­cred­i­bly blessed in the Ro­torua com­mu­nity to have sup­port like this and we sim­ply couldn’t func­tion with­out it.

“War­ren and his team re­ally go above and beyond plan­ning the event for months.”

Ni­cola says she is ex­cited to en­ter com­pe­ti­tions, watch an en­core per­for­mance of Har­courts Danc­ing with the Stars and is look­ing for­ward to the at­mos­phere from 500 women hav­ing a great night out.

“DIY, dis­counts, danc­ing — all for Ro­torua Hospice. What’s not to love?

“It’s a fan­tas­tic night out, a bar­gain price of $5 . . .

“If you want a ticket, get in quick.”

Photo / Michelle Cutelli

Har­courts Danc­ing with the Stars dance cou­ples per­form at last year’s Mitre 10 Mega Ladies Night.

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