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]volvecycling.co.nz. 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 www.youth.stjohn.org.nz. 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 visit www.rotaryrotorua.org.nz. 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://rotaryrotoruasunrise.co.nz or www.facebook.com/ 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]masters.org.nz 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.easternsuburbspreschool.co.nz or find us on Facebook. Rotorua Toastmasters: Meet fortnightly at the Rotorua Race Course from 6pm to 7pm. Email ro[email protected]masters.org.nz 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 www.rpia.org.nz.
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]sons.org.nz. 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 creativefibre.ro[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 to www.rotoruacamera.co.nz 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]lage.org.nz.
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.facebook.com/ 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://rotaryrotoruanorth.co.nz. 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 rotoruaseniornet.gen.nz. 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 creativefibre.ro[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]taryrotoruawest.org or go to http://rotaryrotoruawest.org. 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]volvecycling.co.nz 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.pickleball.org.nz.
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 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]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 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.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. For all enquiries please contact Chief Instructor: Leighton White Telephone: (0223) 290 413.
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. .