Friday Nov 18 - Sunday Dec 11:

God's Road. Take an intimate look into the world of the Tyburn Catholic Monastery in Ngakuru through the lens of award winning Rotorua-based photographer Andrew Warner. At RAVE on Hinemaru St from 9am-5pm. For more information visit or call (07) 348 9008.

Saturday Nov 19: The Rotorua Embroiderers' Exhibition of Embroidery. At the Bainbridge Methodist Centre, Old Taupo Rd. Open from 10am to 4pm Thursday and Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday. $3 admission. Sales table and lucky draws.

Saturday Nov 19: Friends of St Chads Monster Garage Sale. From 8.30am on the corner of Devon and Fenton Sts. Come along and grab a bargain. Donations of goods would be gratefully accepted. All funds used to enhance the lives of the clients of St Chads. Call (027) 444 0652 for information.


Saturday Nov 19: The Rotorua North Rotary Club Charity Flea Market. Open every Saturday next to the playground in Kuirau Park from 7am-1pm.

Saturday Nov 19: The Friends of the Rotorua Library book sale. From 9am-1pm in the Old Tea Kiosk in Kuirau Park. Thousands of books at bargain prices with all proceeds going to the Rotorua District Library.

Saturday Nov 19: The Checks at The Shed. New Zealand music at its best with The Checks playing live at The Shed on their Deadly Summer Sway album release tour. Tickets from the usual places and on the door From 8pm.

Sunday Nov 20: The 44th Annual International Trout Fishing Tournament. Organised by Rotorua East Lions Club, the three-day trout fishing tournament will be based in the Arawa Lounge at the Rotorua Race Course on Fenton Street. $1000s worth of prizes up for grabs. Entry forms at any local fishing shop. Registration from 3pm Thursday. Adult $70, Junior $35, under fives $15. Visit for information.

Sunday Nov 20: Owhata Indoor Bowls Club Hams Tournaments. Holiday Inn Fours on Saturday and Bidvest Pairs on Sunday. Entries to Delwyn Hughes, 5 Farnworth Ave, or call (07) 345 6609. Fours $30 a team, pairs $15 a team. From 1pm - 4pm at the Rotorua Sportsdrome.

Sunday Nov 20: Spring into Summer. A concert and fashion show run by Quota International of Rotorua. At the Casa Blanca Theatre, 122 Riri St from 1pm. Cash bar available, concluding with a high tea, raffles and lucky draws. Quota proudly support the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation. Entertainment by Rhapsody'n Rhythm, the JPC Singers, Evelyn Falconer and fashion by Parrots on Hinemoa. Tickets are $35 each and are available from Lyn on (07) 348 8443.

Sunday Nov 20: Geyserland Country Music Club. Club day at the Rotorua RSA, Haupapa St. Enjoy an afternoon of country music performed by the local club band and singers from Rotorua and Tauranga. 1pm to 4.30pm. $4 door charge for non-members. For information, contact Julie Hill on (027) 727 4914.

Sunday Nov 20: The Hamurana Playcentre Spring Fair. From 10am to 2pm at Hamurana Reserve, opposite the golf course. Grand auction at midday with everything from a cow to a deluxe accommodation package going under the hammer. Games to play and a hole-in-one golf boat challenge. For more information, call Bridget on (07) 332 2077.


Thursday Nov 24: The Men's Shed. Open every Thursday between 10am-4pm at Te Amorangi Museum, Robinson Ave. This new group is gaining in popularity as summer approaches and is getting busier. Come and create, repair or just have a good chat with a cuppa. It's free. Call Bruce on (07) 345 9525 or Allan on (07) 345 6884 for more information.

Thursday Nov 24: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Playgroup. For all grandparents raising grandchildren and kin carers, Plunket would like to invite you and your children to a free get together in the classroom behind the Plunket office, 1436 Pukuatua St. Just turn up on the day to enjoy a chance for your children to play while you catch up with others in the same circumstance. From 1.30pm. For information, call Louise Perese on (07) 350 1517 or (021) 221 8654.

Thursday Nov 24: Mates in Bowls. At the Rotorua East Bowling Club. A five week competition in a fun and relaxed environment. Get a team of three together and register for this social summer league. For information contact Mary Solomon on (07) 345 3180 or (0272) 273 365 or email

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