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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.

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 ro­[email protected]­stand­ 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]­ 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.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[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 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 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 ro­[email protected]­ents­cen­ or visit the web­site at www.par­ents­cen­­torua.

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

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.sports­­tralrl, 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.

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