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Friday January 19:

FREE Swim Run Loop. Complete as many continuous loops of the swim run course as possible in 60 mins. Short course swim/walk of 100m parallel to the shore followed by 500m of running. Long course swim 300m and run 800m. Blue Lake. 6pm to 7pm. Free.

Friday January 19: Technology: The Wonderful World of STEAM at Rotorua Library. 10.30am to 12pm. Ages - 8 plus. Cost $10. Booking required. Visit www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz for details and booking.


Friday January 19 - Saturday January 20: TWS World Invitation Superstock Championship World 240s. Paradise Valley Raceway. Tickets and information at www.eventfinda.co.nz

Saturday January 20: Friends of the Library Book Sale at Kuirau Park (at the old tea kiosk), 9am to 1pm.

Sunday January 21: Soundshell Market. 9am to 3pm. Free admission. Soundshell and Village Green, Memorial Drive.

Sunday January 21: Rotorua Settlers and Steam Museum (Te Amorangi). 10am to 4pm, Robinson Ave. See forestry displays, steam engines, historic Douslin House and 1920 St. plus train rides and water features. For details call Allan on (07) 345 6884.

Sunday January 21: The Rotorua Vintage Car Club annual car show at the Lakefront. All proceeds donated go to St John Ambulance Rotorua.

Sunday January 21: Geyserland Country Music Club Country in the Park. 11am to 4pm. Band Rotunda in the Government Gardens. Free event.

Sunday January 21: Rotorua Dahlia Club free vasing demonstration for the annual show on February 24. Vases supplied. Bring along your garden dahlia for naming. Anne 350 1525. Mokoia Community Hall. 1pm to 3pm.

Saturday January 20 and Sunday January 21: Blue Lake Regatta - Held on Lake Tikitapu since the early 1960s this kayak regatta attracts 600-700 athletes from around the North Island along with their coaches and supporters.

Tuesday January 23: Summer of STEAM Bingo Reading Challenge Finale with special guest Aunty Bea at Rotorua Library. 1.30pm to 3pm. Ages - Up to 13 years. Booking is required for this free event. Visit www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz for details and booking.

Tuesday January 23: A four-hour workshop on script writing, hosted by actress Cian Elyse White. From 10am to 2pm at The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St. Bookings essential, call 348 9008.

Wednesday January 24: Arts Night Out: music, performance and Play On at The Arts Village. 5pm to 9pm.

Friday January 26: Open studios showcase at The Arts Village. A showcase of summer arts projects completed by the artists in residence. 5.30pm.