Living Well sets stage for festive fun

By Gary Hamilton-Irvine

The annual Living Well Church Christmas Production will return for its seventh year in Rotorua, with some big names joining the show.

This year's theme is Love Lives On and the production will feature a nativity scene, Christmas carols, music from the choir and plenty more.

The team at Living Well has been preparing since the end of October, involving a cast of 40 for the production.

There are three shows this year - on Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm.

There will also be a Christmas message read out by well-known community representatives, including Rotorua Mayor Kevin Winters on Saturday night and Rotorua MP Todd McClay on Sunday night.

During the Saturday night show the Salvation Army Band will help lead the carol singing, as they have done for the past four years.

Each night begins with three well-known carols the audience can sing along to. Entry is free but the church is accepting donations of canned and dry goods to support The Daily Post Christmas Appeal for the Salvation Army foodbank.

The matinee performance, on Sunday afternoon, will be followed by a complimentary afternoon tea.

Meanwhile, donations to The Daily Post Christmas Appeal for the Salvation Army foodbank can be made at our Hinemoa St office between 8am and 5pm on weekdays. People can donate money or non-perishable food.

Food donations can also be made at the Salvation Army's Community Ministries at Community House on Haupapa St.

If any organisations or individuals are organising a can drive or fundraising event, please let us know by contacting reporter Abigail Hartevelt. Phone (07) 348 6199, ext 57049 or send her an email at


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