Heading into summer
Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well and have had a great week.
Wasn’t Labour Weekend a beautiful one?
It truly felt like summer was on its way with all that sunshine and nice warm weather.
It was also great to see Rotorua so busy — people and cars everywhere, especially cars with bikes and boats in tow.
It was beautiful out at Lake Tarawera on Sunday afternoon when I went out to the Lake Tarawera Spring Fair. We certainly have some natural gems in this city, don’t we?
It has also been great to see and hear about all the Bike Festival events which have been on this week.
There are still a number of events you can catch this weekend, so head along to rotoruabikefestival.com to check out what is on.
Have you been putting on your helmet for any of the Rotorua Bike Festival events?
This week I found out more about what the Geyserland Guild of Woodworkers does.
It is such a cool club and they are now in need of a new building, so if you or anyone you know of can help the guild out with this make sure you get in touch.
There is also a cool Eastside Trolley Derby event coming up which sounds fun.
It always thrilling to go flying downhill and see how fast you can go.
Those looking for a bit of an adrenalin rush should definitely get involved and register.
While on the topic of derbies, Sulphur City Steam Rollers has its final home game of the 2018 season being held at the Southern Trust Sports-drome on Saturday. It will be a game for a great cause, and they are planning to raise enough funds to cover the costs of seven representatives from roller derby leagues around the country to attend the new St John Mental Health First Aid Course.
I think this is such a great idea as dealing with mental illness is a common struggle in society.
For more information on this event check out the story on page 5.
There are many more cool things going on in the community, so I’ll let you get reading.
Don’t forget to keep those thumbs ups and downs and reader’s photos rolling in so we can share what is happening in the community.
Take care, until next time.
Zac Mcilroy, 5, enjoys the sun and fun at Lake Tarawera Spring Fair.