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As our club list­ings are a free ser­vice, whether they run or not is en­tirely de­pen­dent on space. In or­der to be fair to the hun­dreds of clubs that have list­ings, we run them on a ro­tat­ing ba­sis. Should you wish to ad­ver­tise on a weekly ba­sis, you can book a clas­si­fied ad by phon­ing (07) 348 6199. Pub­lic Li­brary, meet­ing room, sec­ond floor. 11am to 1pm. New mem­bers wel­come. Con­tacts: Jim Comber (07) 347 8265 or Ge­orge Joseph (07) 348 3280.


Gey­ser­land Coun­try Mu­sic Club: Meets third Sun­day of each month from 1pm to 4.30pm at the Ro­torua Bowl­ing Club, next to the Blue Baths in the Gov­ern­ment Gar­dens, Hine­maru St. $5 door fee for non-mem­bers, chil­dren un­der 13 free. For more in­for­ma­tion go to the Gey­ser­land Coun­try Mu­sic Club Face­book page or phone Dal­las or Julie on (07) 350 2048 evenings.

Re­volve Women’s Cy­cling Group: For women 18 and over. Sun­day So­cial Rides leave from the Waipa MTB Park at 9am. All rid­ing lev­els wel­come. We love wel­com­ing new mem­bers so come and join our friendly group. For more in­for­ma­tion on up­com­ing rides and events find us on the Re­volve Ro­torua Face­book page, or email ro­[email protected]­volve­cy­ Ro­torua Model Air­craft Club: Meet ev­ery Sun­day and ev­ery Wed­nes­day morn­ings (weather de­pen­dent) at Mead Rd. For de­tails please con­tact Ray on (07) 345 6790.

Ro­torua Jazz Club: Meets first Sun­day of ev­ery month. 4.30pm to 8pm. Day­light sav­ings an hour later open­ing and clos­ing. Arawa Lounge, Ro­torua Race­course, Fen­ton St. $15 en­try. For up­com­ing events and bands visit Ro­torua Jazz Club Face­book page or email rot­jaz­[email protected] Pe­tanque Ro­torua: In front of the Blue Baths, 1pm. All are wel­come. It costs $30 to be­come a mem­ber, but peo­ple can come along for the first cou­ple and see if they like it. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact (022) 324 5820.

Ro­torua Psy­chic Cafe: Meets ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Sun­day of the month. 1.30pm to 4pm. Lin­ton Park Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. $10 en­try. Con­tact Sharon (021) 025 65784.

Va­ri­ety Mu­sic: Ev­ery sec­ond Sun­day of each month. Arawa Bowl­ing Club, 64 Lyt­ton St. Starts at 1pm 4.30pm. Light af­ter­noon re­fresh­ments served. Wel­come all gen­res of mu­sic. All mu­si­cians, singers and spec­ta­tors of all ages are wel­come. Can bring your own in­stru­ments. $5 en­try, chil­dren up to 16 years free, stu­dents free with ID. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Rose (021) 0265 1706.


St John Youth: St John Am­bu­lance Hall, Pererika St. Ju­niors, 5.45pm to 7.15pm, In­ter­me­di­ates and Se­niors 7pm to 8.30pm. Con­tact craig.el­ph­[email protected], (0800) ST JOHN or Parksyde Travel Club: 10am on the first Mon­day of each month at Parksyde Cen­tre, Tarewa Pl. Cover charge of $3 in­cludes morn­ing tea.

Ro­torua East Lions Club: Meet first and third Mon­day night of each month from 6pm at the Ro­torua Club, 278 Fen­ton St (above the Ro­torua Race­course) Con­tact Wendy Allen, (07) 348 6769 or Don, (07) 345 9555. Ro­torua Ro­tary Club Meets 12.30pm, Mon­day at the Ro­torua Golf Club. Email ro­toru­aro­tary.sec­re­[email protected] or visit­tary­ro­ Ra­dio Con­trolled Yacht­ing or Pow­ered Boats:11am to 3pm, Mon­day Lake O¯ kareka Re­serve and other venues de­pend­ing on the weather, dif­fer­ent rac­ing classes for dif­fer­ent boats, Ring Dusty (07) 345 9080 or John (027) 271 8033.

Ngongo­taha¯ In­door Bowls: Ngongo­taha¯ Hall, 6.45pm, $3, con­tact Kevin Whyte (07) 357 4766.

Ro­torua RSA In­door Bowls: Otonga Rd Pri­mary School, 6.45pm, con­tact Eion Gains­ford (07) 348 5502.

In­door Bowls: Ro­torua Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club meet Balmerino Lounge, Ro­torua Race Course, Mon­day, Thurs­day, Satur­day, 10am to 12.30pm. $10 join­ing fee, $2 per day. Con­tact Bill Mor­ris on (07) 357 4097.

Ro­torua East Lions Club: Meets on the first and third Mon­day of each month from 7pm. Con­tact Wendy Allen on (07) 348 6769 or (021) 1716 007.

Pick­le­ball Ro­torua: Meets ev­ery Mon­day from 7pm to 9pm. All equip­ment pro­vided. Played at the Ro­torua Bad­minton Hall, Tarewa Pl, next to the Parksyde Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. First night is free. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Sharon Fleet (027) 289 8846. Meet’n Eat: Meet at the Bap­tist Church on Mal­froy Rd each Mon­day at 11.30am for tea/cof­fee fol­lowed by a hot meal and dessert for $6. Con­tact Val (027) 419 2668.

Scot­tish Coun­try Danc­ing: Be­gin­ners and all ages wel­come, first class free, then $4. Mon­days at St An­drews Church Hall, cnr Devon St and Old Taupo Rd, con­tact Claire Miller (07) 348 1501.

Ta­ble Ten­nis: At the Lyn­more Pri­mary School gym­na­sium, Mon­day nights from 7pm to 10pm. Con­tact Colin (07) 3457160 / (021) 030 2428.


Womens Singing Group: Un­ac­com­pa­nied four part har­mony. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary, just joy in mak­ing mu­sic to­gether. Meet at the Sham­bles – the Lit­tle Theatre be­hind Pak-n-save, 6pm. Con­tact Linda or Anne (07) 362 4139. West­brook Gar­den Cir­cle: Meets in the Ro­torua Bowl­ing Club rooms at 1pm on the first Mon­day of ev­ery month ex­cept for Jan­uary. Mon­day pub­lic hol­i­days meet on the sec­ond Mon­day. We also en­joy tours of gar­dens (lo­cal and fur­ther afield) when th­ese can be ar­ranged. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact sec­re­tary, Tr­ish Adler (07) 347 9250 or pres­i­dent, Avis Spen­der on (07) 347 7130.

Ro­torua Cen­tral Scout Group: Ven­tur­ers: School Years 11 to 14. Wel­come boys and girls to meet 7 to 9pm at the den at the Lake­front of­fer­ing a range of chal­leng­ing in­door/out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. Con­tact Daryl (07) 349 2835.

Ro­torua North Probus Club: Meet ev­ery fourth Mon­day of the month at Parksyde, 10am for fel­low­ship and friend­ship. Con­tact Betty (07) 348 8117 or (022) 309 4103.


Hinemoa Bad­minton Club: Meets ev­ery Tues­day 9.30am to 12pm, at Ro­torua Bad­minton Hall, Tarewa Pl. Con­tact Keri (07) 347 2111.

Quota In­ter­na­tional of Ro­torua: Meet for din­ner sec­ond Tues­day of the month, 6.30pm, Princes Gate. Con­tact Betty (07) 348 8817. Ngongo­taha¯ Lions Club: Ev­ery fourth Tues­day is the club’s so­cial meet­ing and ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day is the club’s busi­ness meet­ing at Ngongo­taha Com­mu­nity Hall, School Rd, 6.45pm for din­ner. Con­tact sec­re­tary (07) 357 5050. Ro­tary Club of Ro­torua Sun­rise: Meets on Tues­day at 6.45am for a break­fast meet­ing at the Princes Gate Ho­tel on Hine­maru St, go to http://ro­tary­ro­toru­a­sun­ or www.face­ Ro­tary­ro­toru­a­sun­rise.

St An­drews In­door Bowls: Otonga Rd Pri­mary School, 7pm, Tues­day con­tact June Mchale (07) 349 3113. Lunchtime Toast­mas­ters Ro­torua: From 12.15pm to 1.15pm Tues­day at the Ro­torua Arts Vil­lage. Con­tact [email protected]­mas­ or phone Danielle (022) 073 1264. Prostate Can­cer Foun­da­tion: We hold our bi-monthly meet­ings on the last Tues­day of ev­ery sec­ond month at the Can­cer So­ci­ety Rooms, Ranolf St, at 7pm. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Gayle Hunt (07) 347 8074 or (027) 2528 365. Eastern Suburbs Play­group: We wel­come any new fam­i­lies to come and visit us with­out obli­ga­tion (first visit is free). We have spa­ces avail­able in our Tues­day and Thurs­day play­group ses­sions from 8.45am to 11.30am. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact our cen­tre man­ager at Eastern Suburbs Preschool, on (07) 345 5988 or www.east­ern­sub­urb­ or find us on Face­book. Ro­torua Toast­mas­ters: Meet fort­nightly at the Ro­torua Race Course from 6pm to 7pm. Email ro­[email protected]­mas­ or ring Pauline on (027) 486 8699.

Flag 500 Club: Come and join our Flag 500 club card group at the Arawa Bowl­ing Club, Lyt­ton St on Tues­days 1pm to 4pm. for fur­ther de­tails please phone Nancy (07) 345 4532 or Bob­bie (07) 348 3804. Housie: Ro­torua Cit­i­zens Club meet ev­ery Tues­day, 2pm to 4pm, 1146 Rangiuru St, Ro­torua. Con­tact Neil Mccready (07) 348 3066.

Ro­torua Prop­erty In­vestors As­so­ci­a­tion: Group of lo­cal land­lords and prop­erty own­ers meet sec­ond Tues­day each month, 6.30pm BNZ Part­ners Cen­tre. Con­tact pres­i­dent Deb­bie Van Den Broek (021) 131 6119 or go to

Mums and Bubs Re­vive: Baby wear­ing fit­ness classes for mums, older chil­dren wel­come too. 10am to 11am ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day, Ro­tove­gas Box­ing Gym, 212 Te Ngae Rd, con­tact Jenny (027) 631 5011.

Group Fit­ness Classes: What­ever your fit­ness level come and kick­start your day for en­ergy, $5, 6.15am ev­ery Tues­day, Waikite Gym, Belle­vue Rd, Koutu, suit­able for 13 years and over, con­tact Josh (021) 049 2631.

Hinemoa Bad­minton Club: 9.30am to 12pm. Ro­torua Bad­minton Hall, Tarewa Pl. All lev­els wel­come. First day free. En­quiries call Freda (027) 374 7906 or Keri (07) 347 2111. Ro­torua Cen­tral Scout Group: Kea Sec­tion: school Years 1 to 3, 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Con­tact Sarah (027) 761 4215. Scout Sec­tion: school Years 7 to 10, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Con­tact John (027) 247 7049. Wel­come boys and girls to meet at the scout den at the Lake­front of­fer­ing a range of chal­leng­ing in­door/out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

Movers and Shak­ers: Singing for ther­apy group. Gold coin en­try. Ben­e­fi­cial to any­one with a neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion, es­pe­cially Parkin­son’s or stroke. 10am at Lin­ton Park Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Con­tact Rachel on (07) 343 7986 or cen­[email protected]­ Spring­field Golf Club: Nine hole ladies and men. 9am tee off. First game free. Phone Hazel (07) 343 7667 or David (07) 349 1236. Ro­torua Creative Fi­bre: Ro­torua Creative Fi­bre wel­comes all who work with fi­bre and those in­ter­ested to learn. We meet ev­ery Tues­day evening 6.30pm to 9pm and ev­ery Thurs­day morn­ing 9.30am to 1pm at the Vin­tage Car Club rooms, Neil Hunt Park, Lyn­more. Con­tact Sal­lie (07) 347 0677 or cre­ative­fi­­[email protected] Walk­ing with Joy: Ex­er­cise, com­pan­ion­ship, life­long friends, fresh air and monthly bus trips. Ev­ery Tues­day. En­quiries to Elaine (07) 349 4228 or text Bar­bara (027) 662 3478.

Rum­mikub: Ro­torua Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club, meet Balmerino Lounge, Ro­torua Race­course. 1pm to 4pm. $10 join­ing fee. $2 per day. Con­tact Chris­tine An­der­son (027) 772 7190.


Canasta Club: Meet­ing 1.30pm at Parksyde. For more in­for­ma­tion phone (07) 348 0697 or 022 135 8720.

Ro­torua Cam­era Club: Meets first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at the Ngongo­taha Leagues Clu­b­rooms, Neil Hunt Park, Tarawera Rd at 7pm. Go to­toru­a­cam­ for more in­for­ma­tion or phone/text Julie on (027) 727 4914.

Ro­torua Sul­phur City Lions Club: Meets ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day of the month. 6.45pm. A mix of busi­ness meet­ings and fun/ so­cial out­ings. For in­for­ma­tion call Janet Kings­land (07) 3455629 or (021) 255 4848.

Ro­torua Em­broi­der­ers: 9.30am to 3pm and 7pm to 9pm. Parksyde, Taw­era Pl. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Amer­ents (07) 345 3515. Ukulele classes: Classes are limited to 15 peo­ple, cost $100 per term and run weekly on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day evenings. Con­tact the Arts Vil­lage (07) 348 9008 or email of­[email protected]­

Ro­torua Rock Min­eral Gem & Fos­sil Club: Meets fourth Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month, 7.30pm at St Johns, Pererika St un­less oth­er­wise ad­ver­tised, free, all ages wel­come. Go to www.face­ Ro­toru­arock­club.

Arawa Cubs: Meet at Arawa Scout Den on Pererika St, (near Ro­torua Boys High) 5.45pm Wed­nes­days. Arawa Cubs sec­tion wel­comes chil­dren who are in Years 4-6 at pri­mary school.

Housie: Ro­torua Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club meet Balmerino Lounge, Ro­torua Race Course, Wed­nes­day 1pm to 4pm. $10 join­ing fee, $2 per day, ev­ery­one wel­come. Con­tact Bill Mor­ris on (07) 357 4097. Ro­tary Club of Ro­torua North: Meets 5.30pm, Wed­nes­day at the Hol­i­day Inn on Froude St. The ma­jor project of the club is the Satur­day mar­ket at Kuirau Park, rais­ing money for lo­cal char­i­ties. Go to http://ro­tary­ro­toru­ Old/vin­tage Bot­tle and Col­lectable Club of Ro­torua: Meet sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at the Monarch Room, Prince’s Gate Ho­tel, Hine­maru St at 7.30pm. All visi­tors and new mem­bers are very wel­come, con­tact Rick (07) 348 6008 or John (07) 348 4563. Cro­quet Ro­torua Club: Meet Wed­nes­day and Satur­day at 9.15am. Con­tact (021) 039 7022. The first three ses­sions are free. Bel­lyve­gas: Com­mu­nity belly dance group meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 5pm to 6.30pm at Ro­torua Youth Cen­tre, Te Ngae Rd. Cost $4 per class, first class free. Con­tact Mandy at bel­lyve­g­as­[email protected] or txt (027) 459 3893.

Bad­minton: Suit­able for all lev­els and skills for ages 8 to 80, ju­niors 5.30pm to 7pm, se­niors 7pm to 9pm ev­ery Wed­nes­day, wear non­mark­ing shoes, ju­niors $5, high school stu­dents $7, se­niors $10, Bad­minton Club Hall, 28 Tarewa Pl, con­tact Tony (027) 686 7196.


Mad Po­ets: Weekly meet­ing, 4pm to 5.30pm at At­lantis Books. Bring a favourite poem. All wel­come. Se­nior­net Ro­torua: Com­puter learn­ing for se­niors. Our monthly so­cial meet­ing is at 2pm on sec­ond Wed­nes­day each month, at Re­gency Park Es­tate. For more de­tails con­tact Denise (07) 348 9924 or visit ro­toru­ase­nior­ Ro­torua Cen­tral Scout Group: Cub Sec­tion: school Years 4 to 6. Wel­come boys and girls to meet 6pm to 7.30pm at the scout den at the Lake­front of­fer­ing a range of chal­leng­ing in­door/out­door ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing camp­ing, knot ty­ing, com­pass work. Con­tact Michael (029) 946 3645.

Owhata In­door Bowls Club: Meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7.15pm to 9.30pm at the Owhata Pri­mary School Hall, Brent Rd, from Fe­bru­ary 14 to Septem­ber 5. All equip­ment pro­vided. Phone Del­wyn (07) 345 6609 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Ro­torua Kiwi Cof­fin Club: Meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day. 9am to 12pm. 2 Old Quarry Rd. Will have moved to 5 Ti St by the be­gin­ning of De­cem­ber. Meet our friendly team and make new friends. For more in­for­ma­tion call (027) 549 4260.

Air Train­ing Cadets: Fu­ture pi­lots wanted. From 6.15pm, 23 Ged­des Rd. Ages 13 years plus. Come along and have a look.

Ngongo­taha¯ Gar­den Cir­cle: Meets fourth Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month in Ngongo­taha¯ Hall. 1pm. Pro­gramme var­ied. Con­tact Pauline Black­burn (07) 366 6733 or Jesse Moore (07) 332 3795.

Full Gospel Busi­ness Men’s Fel­low­ship In­ter­na­tional: Meets first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at the Ngongo­taha Bowl­ing Club, Do­main Av­enue, Ngongo­taha at 7pm. Men and women wel­come. For more de­tails phone or text Martin (027)2715878


West­brook In­door Bowls Club: West­brook School Hall, Mal­froy Rd, 7.15pm. For en­quiries call Karen (07) 348 0408.

Ro­torua Creative Fi­bre: Ro­torua Creative Fi­bre wel­comes all who work with fi­bre and those in­ter­ested to learn. We meet ev­ery Tues­day evening 6.30pm to 9pm and ev­ery Thurs­day morn­ing 9.30am to 1pm at the Vin­tage Car Club rooms, Neil Hunt Park, Lyn­more. Con­tact Sal­lie (07) 347 0677 or cre­ative­fi­­[email protected] Ro­torua Dart Club For those aged 12 and over. The cost for each night is $3, but first three nights are free. Based at the Ro­torua Club Inc. be­hind Ry­dges on Fen­ton St. 7pm to 9.30pm. Con­tact through Face­book page or Call/text Sean (021) 255 5504 or Paul (021) 804 891.

Ro­torua Scrab­ble Club: Meet at Parksyde Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Tarewa Rd ev­ery Thurs­day from 9am to 12pm. Con­tact Ruth Good­win (07) 349 6954 or (027) 349 6061.

Ro­tary Club of Ro­torua West: Meets 5.30pm Thurs­day at the Princes Gate Ho­tel on Arawa St, email [email protected]­tary­ro­toru­ or go to http://ro­tary­ro­toru­ Re­volve Women’s Cy­cling Club: Women's in­ter­me­di­ate moun­tain bike ride al­ter­nate Thurs­days open to all ladies, meet 5.30pm in Waipa carpark for a grade 3 friendly ride on al­ter­nate Thurs­days from Au­gust 17, then ev­ery other week. Con­tact ro­[email protected]­volve­cy­ to let us know you are com­ing if you are first timer.

Plun­ket Play­group: For 0-5 yearolds meet Thurs­day in the class­room be­hind Plun­ket House, 1436 Puku­atua St. From 9.30am to 11am, school term only, all wel­come. Phone (07) 350 1517 or (0204) 042 8319.

In­door Bowls: Ro­torua Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club meet Balmerino Lounge, Ro­torua Race Course, Mon­day, Thurs­day, Satur­day, 10am to 12.30pm. $10 join­ing fee, $2 per day. Con­tact Bill Mor­ris on (07) 357 4097.

So­cial Bridge: Come and join our group Thurs­days 1pm to 4pm, Arawa Bowl­ing Club, Lyt­ton St. Con­tact Hilda ph (07) 346 8277 or Bob­bie ph (07) 348 3804.

Mums and Bubs Re­vive: Baby wear­ing fit­ness classes for mums, older chil­dren wel­come too, 10am to 11am ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day, Ro­tove­gas Box­ing Gym, 212 Te Ngae Rd, con­tact Jenny (027) 631 5011.

Pick­le­ball: A cross be­tween ten­nis, bad­minton and ta­ble ten­nis. Suit­able for 18 years and over, $5, 10am to 12pm. Ro­torua Bad­minton Hall, Tarewa Pl, next to Parksyde Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Wear non­mark­ing shoes, con­tact Kris (07) 332-3196 or (027) 511 4465 or go to www.pick­le­

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 non­profit 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 Co-or­di­na­tor: 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. For all en­quiries please con­tact Chief In­struc­tor: Leighton White Tele­phone: (0223) 290 413.

In Gen­eral

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.par­ents­cen­ 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

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. .

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