Thursday 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 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. Rotorua Life Drawing Group: Artists who meet to draw. Beginners welcome. No tuition given. Alternate Thursdays. 7pm to 9pm. Cost $10 (model fee). Please contact Ingrid for information - Rotorua Bridge Club: 7pm at the Rotorua Bridge Club, Neil Hunt Park. Sessions of play, everybody welcome. Contact (07) 345 5114. Rotorua Astronomical Society: Meets first Thursday of the month from 7.30pm. We have regular Speakers, videos, and some telescope viewing nights (weather dependent). Rotorua Arts Village, Hinemaru St. $5 koha for nonmembers. Contact the secretary at for more details. Ukulele and Guitar Club: Every Thursday, 10am to 12pm, Rotorua Citizens Club, no charge. For more information call the Rotorua Citizens Club on (07) 348 3066. 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. 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 rotorua. 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. Growing Through Grief: A nonprofit organisation who run support groups for children and young people between ages of 5 and 18 years who are suffering grief and loss in their lives. Each programme runs through a school term and enrolments can be taken anytime by calling Wendy (07) 350 3384, (021) 814 816, or email Curtainbank Rotorua Charitable Trust: We gift donated pre-loved curtains to families in need of warmth. Open Wednesdays, and Fridays 10am to 11am. Second building on the left, Rotorua Racecourse. Call (021) 2020 129 to see if you fit our criteria to qualify for curtains. The QE Health Patients’ Association: We are supporters of QE Health — past and present patients, staff and users of QE facilities and services. Contact Pat Cowbourne (07) 346 1655 or Judy O'sullivan President of the QE Health Patients' Association on (07) 348 4248 or (0210) 393758. Achilles International: A worldwide organisation whose mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. For enquiries please contact Glennys Kereopa, Regional Co-ordinator: Tel. (07) 350 2391 & (0273) 644440 & email: Girlguiding Rotorua: For information contact Helena Martin at or phone (0219) 40853, or visit website at Friendship group for 60+: New members welcome. Contact: Bryan Palmer (027) 446 9092 or Shirley Knudsen (027) 404 4035. Bujinkan Sen Dojo Rotorua: Teaches people authentic Japanese martial art designed for self defence and survival. For all enquiries please contact Chief Instructor: Leighton White Telephone: (0223) 290 413 or email Quota International: We are involved in a wide range of projects with special emphasis in the areas of hearing and speech, and disadvantaged women and children. For more information visit our website Swim Rotorua: Classes available for all. Literacy Rotorua: Available to help adults who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling and maths skills. We also help with learner licence at no cost for the learning. At 1292 Pukuatua St. Phone (07) 350 2286, (0212) 043904. Open 9pm to 2pm daily. Rotorua Menz Shed: Meet new faces, learn some wood-working skills or pass on their knowledge to others. Come along and meet us, have a coffee and a chat at 16 Te Ngae Rd, opposite Countdown carpark. Phone (07) 347 8393. Canine Friends: We visit the following rest homes on a regular basis: The Gardens, Fergussons, Glenbrae, Makoha, The Redwoods, Wharearoha and Cantabria. For more information have a look at www.caninefriends. Rotorua Parents Centre: A volunteer organisation who have been providing services to the community for more than 40 years and would love to expand membership. Phone (07) 345 3111 email or visit the website at rotorua. Orienteering Bay of Plenty: OBOP organises orienteering and rogaine foot and mountain bike events in Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty. For more information and upcoming events see Central Lion’s Rugby League: Looking for senior Prem or Reserve grade, junior players of all ages. We are also looking for coaches, managers and referees. Check out www., Facebook; Central Rugby League Amateur Sports Club Rotorua, or text or ring Kerry on (0275) 366 235. Dog Lovers Group: Group for dog lovers to get together to actively help the dogs of Rotorua. Will involve campaigning, walking dogs, and other activities devoted to improve dogs lives. Contact Elaine at or phone, (07) 3488994 or (027) 322 2339. The Friends of the Rotorua District Library: Supports and promotes the Library, helps acquire additional resources and services as well as encouraging involvement of the community in the activities and needs of the Library. We organise events involving guest speakers, visiting authors and regular newsletters. Book sales on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Contact through the Library/ Te Aka Mauri. Bay Pride LGBT: Celebrating community, diversity and togetherness, Bay Pride Rotorua is an all-inclusive group that meets monthly in an informal and relaxed setting. All welcome. For information on the next meet-up go to Rotorua Genealogy Society: Meets February to November at Rotorua Library. 6pm. Anyone interested is welcome. Any enquiries to secretary Mary Anne Cameron (07) 349 3388 or Wayne Hall convenor (07) 345 3867 or email Parksyde Community Centre: Parksyde is an Activity Centre for the 55 plus. It has a weekly schedule of activities with no membership fee, but a small door charge for each activity. Activities include bokwa, book club, canasta, chess, card making, Counterpunch Parkinsons, dance sport, Embroiderers' Guild, indoor bowls, line dancing, mah-jong, Parksyde Cafe´ Knitters, Probus North, QE Health Balance Upright Standing, Rotorua Hospital Auxiliary Knitters' Group, rummikub, scrabble, seated aerobics, Seniornet, square dancing, table tennis, tai chi, Travel Club, U3A History Group, yoga, and Zumba. Check out, email, or call (07) 348 9892 weekdays. Friday The Bluff Sports and Recreation Club: Club rooms are open every Friday night from 5pm until late at 12 Waikaukau Rd. Contact Bob (027) 292 8988 or Margie (021) 744 648. 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. 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. Rummikub: 9.30am to 11.30am at Parksyde Activities Centre. For 55 plus. Please arrive by 9.15am. For more information call Betty on (07) 348 7018 or (021) 208 8301. Saturday 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. Text Yi (027) 526 3387 or email 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. 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. Sunday 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. For events go to Rotorua Jazz Club Facebook page or email