Published date05 February 2021
Publication titleRotorua Weekender
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

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 Godwin (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 or go to

Plunket Playgroup: For 0-5 year-olds 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 Natalie on (07) 357 5122.

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.

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 non-marking shoes, contact Kris (07) 332-3196 or (027) 511 4465 or go to

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.

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 East Probus Club: Meets on the second 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.

Rotorua Floral Art Group: Meets on the first Thursday of every month, 1pm, (between March and November). Held in Studio 2 at The Arts Village. New members welcome. Call club president Sally (07) 348 0630 or Jill (07) 376 8689.

Line dancing learners: 10.00am to 11.00am Thursday mornings at Parksyde Community Centre. Contact Jeanette (07) 348 4845.

Rotorua Central Scout Group - Scouts: 6.30pm to 8.30pm. School years 7 to 10. Rotorua Central Scout Group Hall, Pererika St. We offer team building, problem solving, leadership, challenges (boys and girls). Contact for information.

Samurai Arts - Ju Jutsu (Self Defence) and Ken Jutsu (Samurai swordsmanship): Learn to protect yourself and your family, and get fit in a safe environment. 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Top floor, Advocate Print Building, 248 Fenton St. First lesson free. Call Paul on (027) 829 9751.

Pioneers Toastmasters: Every Thursday morning, 7am. Meeting room at McDonalds Fenton St. Join us and find out what Toastmasters is about. For more information ring Carol on (07) 345 7627 or (027) 307 4493.

Geyserland Art Group: Meets Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Studio Two, The Arts Village, Hinemoa St to paint, draw, take part in artistic workshops and hold regular art exhibitions. Contact Robin (07) 348 6863. Website:

Seniors Card 500 Group: Meet every Thursday. 1pm to 4pm. For details phone (07) 349 2898.

‘Home’ Ngongotahā Life Memories: Our community has come together and created a wonderful ‘Home’ for Ngongotahā Life Memories. People welcome to view this taonga/treasure. 11.30am to 4pm. 180 Ngongotahā Rd (in the Village opposite Post Shop). Gold coin donation appreciated. Proudly supported by Progress Ngongotaha-Kokiri Inc.

Rotorua Croquet Club: Twilight croquet begins November 4. Play starts at 5.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the summer. New players are welcome to join. All equipment will be provided.

Rotorua Settlers and Steam Museum: Thursdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Volunteers welcome. Meet other volunteers and help maintain and improve the museum site. Drop in or email

Cancer Society Walk for Wellness: Every Thursday at the Redwoods from 9.30am. Call (07) 349 4556 for more information.

Probus Club of Rotorua: Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Rotorua Golf Club. Guest speaker and morning tea. For more information call Kevin (07) 348 6755.

Rotorua Tasters & Wine Club: Meet last Thursday of month for wine tasting with matching food at Terrace Kitchen. Hosted by winemaker from different vineyard across New Zealand each month. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members, annual subscription to club is $25. No obligation to purchase, but if you like the taste of the wine you sample, price of wine is discounted for Tasters Club. Meet at Terrace Kitchen at 5.30/6pm. For more information contact Vivien Cooper at (027) 270 3594.

Rotorua Genealogy Group: Meets third Thursday each month, February to November, at 6pm at the Public Library.

New members and visitors welcome. Learn how to research your family history. Contact: Wayne at (07) 345 3867.

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. Ngongotahā and use volunteers at our major pest control project at Tikitapu Scenic Reserve. For more information look at our website and Facebook page, email 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.

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