Published date23 April 2021
Date23 April 2021
Publication titleRotorua Weekender
Rotorua Anglers Association: Join any Friday night 5pm onward at the club rooms in Pererika St. Family friendly, offer club fishing trips, fly tying and casting tuition. An opportunity to meet fellow anglers and share fishing tips.

Indoor Bowls Parksyde Community Centre: For over 55s. 1pm to 4pm. Beginners welcome. Please arrive by 12.50pm. For more details call Betty (07) 348 7018 or (021) 208 8301.

Mahjong: From 1pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, phone (07) 347 6527.

Arawa Bowling Club Outdoor Bowls: New members welcome, bowls and coaches available - contact club, (07) 348 0216 or Ian (07) 347 8386..

Lakeview Golf and Country Club Friday Haggle Tee Off: 12pm, register 11.30am. All welcome. Green fee $10, Haggle $5. Contact (07) 357 2341.

Coffee, Cheese N Crackers: This group runs every Friday evening at Linton Park Community Centre, 16 Kamahi Place, 6pm to 7.30pm.

Whatever it is that’s getting you down, Coffee, Cheese ‘n’ Crackers is a support group designed for people to get together, have something to eat, and have a chat with others.

Lakeside City Aikido: ‘The art of peace’. Come and experience a friendly and fun learning environment, if you want to learn a martial art by improving one’s self-integrity and strength. QE Health, every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and Friday 11am to 12pm. Free classes. For more information contact Tim (021) 087 31419.

Kiwi Coffin Club Charitable Trust: 1am to 12 noon at 5 Ti St. Other days by arrangements - telephone for appointment. Come and help the team of professional volunteers in making, painting and lining your own coffin/casket, or help others in making theirs. Plan your own end of journey. We also wrap and store. ‘See’ us on Facebook and the website. Call (027) 549 4260 or email

Rotorua Ostomy Group: Every third Friday until November. 11am to 1pm. Guest speakers. For more information call (07) 348 5882.

Rotorua Bridge Club: 1pm at the Rotorua Bridge Club, Neil Hunt Park. Sessions of play, everybody welcome. Contact (07) 345 5114.


Taoist Tai Chi: Learn the first 17 moves of the Taoist Tai Chi set, an ancient art that compliments all other exercise programmes, 9.30am. Taoist Tai Chi Academy, 1192 Eruera St, contact Trish (07) 349 4943.

People First New Zealand: Meet monthly 1pm to 2.30pm on the last Saturday each month at Rotorua St John, 35 Pererika St. For people with learning and intellectual disabilities to learn about their rights and how to speak-up for what they want in their lives and community. Text Yi (027) 526 3387 or email

Seniors Social Club: Meet twice a month. Held on second Saturday each month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Bainbridge Centre, 187 Old Taupō Rd. New members welcome 55 plus. Join in with Rumikub or Housie. Bring a small plate of food for a shared afternoon tea. Fourth Friday of each month meet for a cafe lunchat an arranged time and place. Contact Annette 216 0790.

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 (07) 357 5122.

Croquet Rotorua Club: Meet Saturday and Wednesday, 9.15am. New players welcome. Free tuition and equipment supplied. Challenge your mind while exercising your body. Contact (021) 039 7022. The first three sessions are free.

Rotorua Singles Mingle Club Over 50s Group: Come along, have some fun with our lovely people, nice to have company, we welcome new suggestions. Weekly outings, activities, dinner, walks, shows, barbecues etc. Contact Max (022) 363 0282 or Tass (021) 027 45217 or Delwin (020) 416 69493.

Royal New Zealand Air Force Association: Meets on the first Saturday of every month. Rotorua Public Library, meeting room, second floor. 10.30am to 12.30pm. New members welcome. Contacts: Jim Comber (07) 347 8265 or George Joseph (07) 348 3280.

Lynmore Tennis Club: Play Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm on the corner of Selwyn and Lewis Rd, all year around. New members welcome, all levels catered for, coaching available. Call Tony 027 3323 842.

Rotorua Writers Group: Meets at 1pm on the last Saturday of every month at Rotorua Arts Village. For details contact Marj Griffiths – phone (07) 345 6883.


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 call Dallas (07) 350 2048 evenings, or Bruce (027) 446 5800.

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, winter and summer. Rotorua Citizens Club, Arawa St. $20 entry for adults, $2 for juniors. The public is always welcome. For upcoming events and bands go to Rotorua Jazz Club Facebook page or email

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.

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...

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