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. Rotorua Community Kai: Dinner open to everyone as a way of bringing the community together. 5.40pm. Selwyn Primary School Hall. It is a way of bringing the community together, from the community for the community.
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 ro[email protected]standbird.org.nz 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 non-profit 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 gtgro[email protected]sons.org.nz. 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 Coordinator: Tel. (07) 350 2391 & (0273) 644440 & email: glen[email protected]
Girlguiding Rotorua: For more information contact Helena Martin at helenal[email protected] or phone (0219) 40853, or visit our website at www.girlguidingnz.org.nz.
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[email protected]
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 www.quotanz.org. Swim Rotorua: Classes available for all. 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 at www.caninefriends.org.nz.
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 ro[email protected]entscentre.org.nz or visit the website at www.parentscentre.org.nz/rotorua.
Orienteering Bay of Plenty: OBOP organises orienteering and rogaine foot and mountain bike events in Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty. For more information and upcoming events see www.obop.org.nz.
Central Lion’s Rugby League: Looking for senior Prem or Reserve grade, junior players of all ages. We are also looking for coaches, managers and referees. Check out www.sportsground.co.nz/centralrl, Facebook; Central Rugby League Amateur Sports Club Rotorua, or text or ring Kerry on (0275) 366 235.
Dog Lovers Group: Group for dog lovers to get together to actively help the dogs of Rotorua. Will involve campaigning, walking dogs, and other activities devoted to improve dogs lives. Contact Elaine at elaineman[email protected] or phone, (07) 3488994 or (027) 322 2339.
Pukuatua Community Hub Lifeline/ Samaritans (07) 348 0567 or 0800 726 666, PARS (Prisoners Aid & Rehabilitation) (07) 348 0005, Parent2parent (07) 346 3231, Education & Achievement (ADHD) (07) 348 1946, and Family Planning Health Promotion (07) 347 0703 have moved to the Pukuatua Community Hub, 1225 Pukuatua St (above the Salvation Army). The office is in the same block as Budget Advice and WINZ and just round the corner from Mana Social Services and other groups previously located in Community House.
The Friends of the Rotorua District Library: Supports and promotes the Library, helps acquire additional resources and services as well as encouraging involvement of the community in the activities and needs of the Library. We organise events involving guest speakers, visiting authors and regular newsletters. Book sales on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Contact through the Library/ Te Aka Mauri.