Pa­rade as planned

Rotorua Daily Post - - Front Page -

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.

Gen­er­ous spirit

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.

Bridge re­opens

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.

Swim spon­sor­ship

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.ngati­

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.

Event fi­nal­ists

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.tipenere­open­

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