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Walk­ing with Joy: Ex­er­cise, com­pan­ion­ship, life­long friends, fresh air and monthly bus trips. Ev­ery Tues­day. En­quiries to Elaine (07) 349 4228 or text Bar­bara (027) 662 3478.

Rum­mikub: Ro­torua Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club, meet Balmerino Lounge, Ro­torua Race­course. 1pm to 4pm. $10 join­ing fee. $2 per day. Contact Chris­tine An­der­son (027) 772 7190.


Canasta Club: Meet­ing 1.30pm at Parksyde. For more in­for­ma­tion phone (07) 348 0697 or 022 135 8720.

Ro­torua Cam­era Club: Meets first Wednesday of ev­ery month at the Ngongo­taha Leagues Clu­b­rooms, Neil Hunt Park, Tarawera Rd at 7pm. Go to­toru­a­cam­ for more in­for­ma­tion or phone/text Julie on (027) 727 4914.

Ro­torua Sul­phur City Lions Club: Meets ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Wednesday of the month. 6.45pm. A mix of busi­ness meet­ings and fun/ so­cial out­ings. For in­for­ma­tion call Janet Kings­land (07) 3455629 or (021) 255 4848.

Ro­torua Em­broi­der­ers: 9.30am to 3pm and 7pm to 9pm. Parksyde, Taw­era Pl. For more in­for­ma­tion contact Amer­ents (07) 345 3515. Ukulele classes: Classes are lim­ited to 15 peo­ple, cost $100 per term and run weekly on Wednesday and Thurs­day evenings. Contact the Arts Vil­lage (07) 348 9008 or email of­fice@artsvil­

Ro­torua Rock Min­eral Gem & Fos­sil Club: Meets fourth Wednesday of ev­ery month, 7.30pm at St Johns, Pererika St un­less oth­er­wise ad­ver­tised, free, all ages wel­come. Go to www.face­ Ro­toru­arock­club.

Arawa Cubs: Meet at Arawa Scout Den on Pererika St, (near Ro­torua Boys High) 5.45pm Wed­nes­days. Arawa Cubs sec­tion wel­comes chil­dren who are in Years 4-6 at pri­mary school.

Housie: Ro­torua Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club meet Balmerino Lounge, Ro­torua Race Course, Wednesday 1pm to 4pm. $10 join­ing fee, $2 per day, ev­ery­one wel­come. Contact Bill Mor­ris on (07) 357 4097. Ro­tary Club of Ro­torua North: Meets 5.30pm, Wednesday at the Hol­i­day Inn on Froude St. The ma­jor pro­ject of the club is the Satur­day mar­ket at Kuirau Park, rais­ing money for lo­cal char­i­ties. Go to http://ro­tary­ro­toru­ Old/vin­tage Bot­tle and Col­lectable Club of Ro­torua: Meet sec­ond Wednesday of each month at the Monarch Room, Prince's Gate Ho­tel, Hine­maru St at 7.30pm. All vis­i­tors and new mem­bers are very wel­come, contact Rick (07) 348 6008 or John (07) 348 4563. Cro­quet Ro­torua Club: Meet Wednesday and Satur­day at 9.15am. New play­ers wel­come. Free tu­ition and equip­ment sup­plied. Chal­lenge your mind while ex­er­cis­ing your body. Contact (021) 039 7022. The first three ses­sions are free.

Bel­lyve­gas: Com­mu­nity belly dance group meet ev­ery Wednesday from 5pm to 6.30pm at Ro­torua Youth Cen­tre, Te Ngae Rd. Cost $4 per class, first class free. Contact Mandy at bel­lyve­g­as­ or txt (027) 459 3893.

Bad­minton: Suit­able for all lev­els and skills for ages 8 to 80, ju­niors 5.30pm to 7pm, se­niors 7pm to 9pm ev­ery Wednesday, wear non­mark­ing shoes, ju­niors $5, high school stu­dents $7, se­niors $10, Bad­minton Club Hall, 28 Tarewa Pl, contact Tony (027) 686 7196.

Mad Po­ets: Weekly meet­ing, 4pm to 5.30pm at At­lantis Books. Bring a favourite poem. All wel­come. Se­nior­net Ro­torua: Com­puter learn­ing for se­niors. Our monthly so­cial meet­ing is at 2pm on sec­ond Wednesday each month, at Re­gency Park Es­tate. For more de­tails contact Denise (07) 348 9924 or visit ro­toru­ase­nior­ Ro­torua Cen­tral Scout Group: Cub Sec­tion: school Years 4 to 6. Wel­come boys and girls to meet 6pm to 7.30pm at the scout den at the Lake­front of­fer­ing a range of chal­leng­ing in­door/out­door ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing camp­ing, knot ty­ing, com­pass work. Contact Michael (029) 946 3645.

Owhata In­door Bowls Club: Meets ev­ery Wednesday at 7.15pm to 9.30pm at the Owhata Pri­mary School Hall, Brent Rd, from Fe­bru­ary 14 to Septem­ber 5. All equip­ment pro­vided. Phone Del­wyn (07) 345 6609 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Ro­torua Kiwi Cof­fin Club: Meets ev­ery Wednesday 9am to 12pm at 2 Old Quarry Rd. Meet our friendly team and make new friends. For more in­for­ma­tion call Deidre (07) 3482291.

Air Train­ing Cadets: Fu­ture pilots wanted. From 6.15pm, 23 Ged­des Rd. Ages 13 years plus. Come along and have a look.

Ngongo­taha¯ Gar­den Cir­cle: Meets fourth Wednesday of ev­ery month in Ngongo­taha¯ Hall. 1pm. Pro­gramme var­ied. Contact Pauline Black­burn (07) 366 6733 or Jesse Moore (07) 332 3795.


West­brook In­door Bowls Club: West­brook School Hall, Mal­froy Rd, 7.15pm. For en­quiries call Karen (07) 348 0408.

Cre­ative Fi­bre: Wel­comes all who work with fi­bre, and those in­ter­ested to learn. Meets ev­ery first and third Thurs­day at the li­brary from 6pm to 8pm. Meets ev­ery Thurs­day at Arawa Bowl­ing Club, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Contact Sal­lie (07) 347 0677, Marie (07) 348 6407 or email cre­ative­fi­­ Ro­torua Dart Club For those aged 12 and over. The cost for each night is $3, but first three nights are free. Based at the Ro­torua Club Inc. be­hind Ry­dges on Fen­ton St. 7pm to 9.30pm. Contact through Face­book page or Call/text Sean (021) 255 5504 or Paul (021) 804 891.

Ro­torua Scrab­ble Club: Meet at Parksyde Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Tarewa Rd ev­ery Thurs­day from 9am to 12pm. Contact Ruth Good­win (07) 349 6954 or (027) 349 6061.

Ro­tary Club of Ro­torua West: Meets 5.30pm Thurs­day at the Princes Gate Ho­tel on Arawa St, email info@ro­tary­ro­toru­ or go to http://ro­tary­ro­toru­ Re­volve Women’s Cy­cling Club: Women's in­ter­me­di­ate moun­tain bike ride al­ter­nate Thurs­days open to all ladies, meet 5.30pm in Waipa carpark for a grade 3 friendly ride on al­ter­nate Thurs­days from Au­gust 17, then ev­ery other week. Contact ro­torua@re­volve­cy­ to let us know you are com­ing if you are first timer.

Plun­ket Play­group: For 0-5 yearolds meet Thurs­day in the class­room be­hind Plun­ket House, 1436 Puku­atua St. From 9.30am to 11am, school term only, all wel­come. Phone (07) 350 1517 or (0204) 042 8319.

In­door Bowls: Ro­torua Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club meet Balmerino Lounge, Ro­torua Race Course, Mon­day, Thurs­day, Satur­day, 10am to 12.30pm. $10 join­ing fee, $2 per day. Contact Bill Mor­ris on (07) 357 4097.

So­cial Bridge: Come and join our group Thurs­days 1pm to 4pm, Arawa Bowl­ing Club, Lyt­ton St. Contact Hilda ph (07) 346 8277 or Bob­bie ph (07) 348 3804.

Mums and Bubs Re­vive: Baby wear­ing fit­ness classes for mums, older chil­dren wel­come too, 10am to 11am ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day, Ro­tove­gas Box­ing Gym, 212 Te Ngae Rd, contact Jenny (027) 631 5011.

Pick­le­ball: A cross be­tween ten­nis, bad­minton and ta­ble ten­nis. Suit­able for 18 years and over, $5, 10am to 12pm. Ro­torua Bad­minton Hall, Tarewa Pl, next to Parksyde Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Wear non­mark­ing shoes, contact Kris (07) 332-3196 or (027) 511 4465 or go to www.pick­le­

Cen­tral Box­ing train­ing: Old and new mem­bers wel­come. 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Ages 10 years and up. $3 per night. 24 Ford Rd. For more in­for­ma­tion contact Rex Jenk­ins (07) 348 4212.

Ro­torua Cen­tral So­cial Bad­minton Club: 7pm to 9pm. Ro­torua Bad­minton Hall, Taw­era Rd. An­nual fee $20 then $6 per night. For more in­for­ma­tion call Matthew Jones, (07) 348 5321 or (022) 353 0644.

Di­a­betes NZ Ro­torua Branch: Thurs­day morn­ing tea and sup­port group. 10am to 12pm at Ro­torua Com­mu­nity Di­a­betes Cen­tre, 17 Mar­guerita St. This is an in­for­mal group and any­one is wel­come. Ro­torua Os­tomy Group: Ev­ery third Thurs­day un­til Novem­ber. 11am to 1pm. Fen­ton St Mc­don­alds. Guest speak­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion ring (07) 348 5882. Ro­torua East Probus Club: Meets on the secnd Thurs­day of each month (ex­cept Jan­uary), at 10am at the Lyn­more Bowl­ing Club, War­wick Drive. Guest speaker and morn­ing tea. Vis­i­tors wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Bev at (07) 345 7255.

Spud Run: 5.45pm at Podium. 5.5km or 3.5km op­tion. Free with hot chips and sauce at the end. Com­mu­nity Kai: Din­ner open to ev­ery­one as a way of bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether. 5.40pm. Sel­wyn Pri­mary School Hall.

In Gen­eral

For­est And Bird: The Ro­torua Branch of New Zealand's lead­ing con­ser­va­tion group. We have reg­u­lar meet­ings, pre­sen­ta­tions and field trips, man­age the Vi­o­let Bon­ning­ton Re­serve on Mt. Ngongo­taha¯ and use vol­un­teers at our ma­jor pest con­trol pro­ject at Tik­i­tapu Scenic Re­serve. For more in­for­ma­tion look at our web­site and Face­book page, email ro­torua.branch@fore­stand­ or contact Mar­garet (07) 357 2024 or Judy (07) 345 7477.

Wine and Food So­ci­ety: A club about en­joy­ing good wine and food with fun peo­ple. Or­gan­ised func­tions ev­ery six to eight weeks. New mem­bers wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion and up­com­ing events contact Ian or Judy (07) 348 5303 or 027 280 5605.

Grow­ing Through Grief: A non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion who run sup­port groups for chil­dren and young peo­ple be­tween ages of 5 and 18 years who are suf­fer­ing grief and loss in their lives. Each pro­gramme runs through a school term and en­rol­ments can be taken any­time by phon­ing Gae­lyn (07) 350 3384, or (021) 814 816, or email gt­gro­torua@sea­ Ro­torua East Club: Is held in the Ro­torua East Bowl­ing Clu­b­rooms in War­wick Drive, Lyn­more. Call Ian on (07) 347 8990.

Cur­tain­bank Ro­torua Char­i­ta­ble Trust: We gift do­nated pre-loved cur­tains to fam­i­lies in need of warmth. Open Mon­days, Wed­nes­days, and Fri­days 10am to 11am. Sec­ond build­ing on the left, Ro­torua Race­course. Call Julie on (027) 408 3730 to see if you fit our cri­te­ria to qual­ify for cur­tains.

The QE Health Pa­tients’ As­so­ci­a­tion: We are sup­port­ers of QE Health — past and present pa­tients, staff and users of QE fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices. Contact Pat Cow­bourne (07) 346 1655 or Judy O'sul­li­van Pres­i­dent of the QE Health Pa­tients' As­so­ci­a­tion on (07) 348 4248 or (0210) 393758. Achilles In­ter­na­tional: A world­wide or­gan­i­sa­tion whose mis­sion is to en­able peo­ple with all types of dis­abil­i­ties to par­tic­i­pate in main­stream ath­let­ics. For en­quiries please contact Glen­nys Kere­opa, Re­gional Co-or­di­na­tor: Tel. (07) 350 2391 & (0273) 644440 & email: glen­ Girl­guid­ing Ro­torua: For more in­for­ma­tion contact He­lena Martin at he­le­nal­ or phone (0219) 40853, or visit our web­site at www.girl­guid­ Friend­ship group for 60+: A small group who meets reg­u­larly for com­pan­ion­ship and ar­range ac­tiv­i­ties and out­ings for en­joy­ment and sup­port. New mem­bers wel­come. Contact: Bryan Palmer (027) 446 9092 or Shirley Knud­sen (027) 404 4035.

Bu­jinkan Sen Dojo Ro­torua: Teaches peo­ple au­then­tic Ja­panese mar­tial art de­signed for self de­fence and sur­vival. For all en­quiries please contact Chief In­struc­tor: Leighton White Tele­phone: (0223) 290 413 or email close­quar­

Te Amorangi - Ro­torua’s Set­tlers and Steam Mu­seum: Open Thurs­days and Sun­days 10am to 4pm, Robin­son Ave. Four­teen build­ings full of fun with some­thing for the whole Fam­ily. Chil­dren free, adults $10, train rides $2. To en­quire call (021) 061 1114.

Quota In­ter­na­tional:we are in­volved in a wide range of projects with spe­cial em­pha­sis in the ar­eas of hear­ing and speech, and dis­ad­van­taged women and chil­dren. For more in­for­ma­tion visit our web­site Swim Ro­torua: Classes avail­able for all. Contact Pauline Spear on (0210) 2280591.

Lit­er­acy Ro­torua: Avail­able to help adults who want to im­prove their read­ing, writ­ing, spelling and maths skills. We also help with learner li­cence at no cost for the learn­ing. 16 Te Ngae Rd, part of Menz Shed build­ing Phone (07) 350 2286, (0212) 043904. Open 9pm to 2pm daily.

Ro­torua Menz Shed: Meet new faces, learn some wood-work­ing skills or pass on their knowl­edge to oth­ers. Come along and meet us, have a cof­fee and a chat at 16 Te Ngae Rd, op­po­site Count­down carpark. Phone (07) 347 8393. Ca­nine Friends: We visit the fol­low­ing rest homes on a reg­u­lar ba­sis: The Gar­dens, Fer­gus­sons, Glen­brae, Makoha, The Red­woods, Wharearoha and Cantabria. For more in­for­ma­tion have a look at­nine­ Ro­torua Par­ents Cen­tre: A vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion who have been pro­vid­ing ser­vices to the com­mu­nity for more than 40 years and would love to ex­pand mem­ber­ship. Phone (07) 345 3111 email ro­torua@par­ents­cen­ or visit the web­site at www.par­ents­cen­­torua.

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