Parade as planned
The Rotorua Christmas Parade and Festival will go ahead tomorrow from 4pm in the CBD. A free movie, Kiwi Christmas, will start at 6pm at the Village Green.
Geyser Community Foundation has dished out thousands of dollars worth of gifts at its annual awards function this week. Geyser approved gifts totalling more than $220,000 from donor funds this financial year, while the total value of gifts made at Geyser's “Celebrating Giving” awards function at Princes Gate Hotel on Tuesday exceeded $50,000.
Rerewhakaaitu bridge three is open to traffic again. Repairs have been ongoing since the April storm which caused flooding across the district.
Road still unstable
The road closure on Paradise Valley Rd has been extended until contractors are able to safely stabilise the road. This requires specialised work to excavate the bank and tap the underground springs that are causing issues with the road foundation.
Applications for sponsorship from the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board to attend the 2019 Swim Magic Rotorua programme close on December 14. Full details are available at www.ngatiwhakaue-eetb.org.nz.
Water garden tips
A water gardening expert from Glenbogal Aquatic will be in store at Palmers Rotorua tomorrow from 10am to 1.30pm with a free talk at 11am. It will cover all aspects of water gardening.
Crankworx Rotorua has been announced as a finalist for the Best International Event and Best Sports Event categories, in the New Zealand Events Association Awards. IronMa¯ori Taupo¯-nui-a-Tia 2018 (Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board) made the finals for Best Community Event and Best Corporate Social Responsibility or Not-for-Profit Event.
Interest in college
The Tipene (St Stephen’s Ma¯ ori boys’ boarding college) Reopening Committee has launched a website to allow families to register their interest in sending their boys to the proposed new school, near Auckland, from 2020. It is www.tipenereopening.nz.