Author: Jen Hinitt

artsMAD Tuesday 13th March  5.30pm - 7.30pm @ The Monarch Princes Gate Short art talks to ignite and inspire All welcome. Gold coin koha welcome. People from a range of disciplines and interest areas (design, visual arts, performance, music, environment, community development, business and more) make presentations about the art of life, or their work,...

Our son Max popped back home recently and left his newish car with us for a couple weeks. Fortunately, there’s nothing modified, raucous or ratty about this vehicle at all - you might even say it looks decidedly unremarkable as a factory standard, Japan-built family wagon. ‘The...

Applications are being sought for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme which closes on 6 March 2018. “With nearly $25,000 available for new arts projects in the community, this is a fantastic opportunity for locals with an artistic passion to make their dreams...

Music at the Band Rotunda celebrates 10 years of showcasing local talent when the series returns this Sunday (4 February 2018). ­­Locals and visitors are invited to relax in Government Gardens over the next seven Sunday afternoons (1pm-3pm) and enjoy a diverse range of performances. The programme...

‘Eureka! Eureka!’ (I found it! I found it!) Archimedes proclaimed these famous words as he lowered himself into a bathtub one day. Suddenly, the answer was all so clear – and in that defining moment, the ancient Greek scholar had finally solved the mathematical problem...

Back-to-work blues. This is certain to be a common condition around the country over the next few weeks as people begin to slowly trickle back from their holidays. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, feeling disoriented and irritable, with headaches and general malaise. Not...

[caption id="attachment_16549" align="alignright" width="300"] Sulphur Point Geometric by Paul Walsh[/caption]   A design by local artist Paul Walsh has been crowned Rotorua central city’s favourite painted power box following more than 700 public votes. Walsh was presented with his $1,000 prize at a special ceremony at Rotorua Lakes...