Published date25 March 2022
Publication titleRotorua Weekender
Walk in Wednesday Short Demonstration Reading: From Rob Osborne, every Wednesday. Free. 10am to 3pm. The Wellness Hub, 1070 Eruera St

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.

Rotorua Bridge Club: 7pm at the Rotorua Bridge Club, Neil Hunt Park. Sessions of play, everybody welcome. Contact (07) 345 5114.

Poker (Texas Hold’em): Roto-Vegas Poker Club (Inc) every Wednesday night. Play starts at 7pm. No matter your skill level or experience, our poker night has a place for you. 2 x dealers per table are supplied. Host Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, 12 Goldie St, Pukehangi. Contact us through our Facebook Page or call/text (027) 2222 800.

Zennin Martial Arts - Goju-Ryu: Learn to protect yourself, your family, and get fit in a safe environment. 6.45pm to 8pm, Monday and Wednesday. Runs for school terms. Aorangi Primary School, Gem St. First two lessons free. Call Andy on (021) 227 6644.

DIY Shed Rotorua: Wednesdays 9am to 2.30pm and Thursdays 5pm to 10pm. 7/11 Dinsdale St, entry through the gate, next to Bunnings. off-street parking only. “Empowering women to learn basic trade skills.” A space for you to work in while learning new skills or increasing those you already have. There are three classes you must complete first and bookings for these are essential. $10 for each visit, extra charges will apply for classes, tutors and special events. Contact - Jocelyn (021) 065 8329, email: or visit the Facebook page DIY Shed Aotearoa.


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 Claire (07) 345 8331 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 at Arawa: Come and join our group Thursdays 1pm to 4pm, Arawa Bowling Club, Lytton St. Contact Carola Gohring (027) 617 6315 or June Sharp (07) 345 9633.

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 secretary Lorraine at 021 945 863.

Spud Run: 5.45pm at Podium. 5.5km or 3.5km option. Free with hot chips and sauce at the end.

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 Uria Jenkins (027) 467 7327.

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.

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.

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