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Author: Jen Hinitt

Bring along a picnic and settle in to enjoy free local entertainment as Music at the Band Rotunda returns to Government Gardens on Sunday afternoons in February and March 2021. The series will cover seven Sunday afternoon sessions from 1pm – 3pm, starting Sunday 7 February.  Now...

Additional funding has been added to the current Rotorua District Creative Communities Scheme round, meaning over $52,000 is available to support Rotorua arts initiatives.  With nearly double the normal amount offered, applications are being sought for this funding round which closes on 6 March 2021. Rotorua Creative...

Te Maru a Hineraukatauri The Rotorua Band Rotunda in Government Gardens will again showcase local music on sunny Sunday afternoons during February and March 2021. Bring along a deck chair, a rug and picnic, then lay back to enjoy a great range of music and entertainment in...

Quick-fire talks from the arts community ArtsMAD is a visual presentation evening that takes place four times a year, where people from the wider arts community talk about what they do alongside a rolling show reel of interesting images. The evening takes place at The Monarch Room...

An exhibition by Ladies of Diversity Celebrating diversity in art, this exhibition showcases a variety of styles and mediums by four talented local artists; Joanne Black, Tracey Lee Cassin, Lianne Maxwell and Tania Akehurst. Ladies of Diversity is a unique group of four women of similar age...

Explore central Rotorua this summer (19 December 2020 until 3 February 2021) and find the beautiful decorated fish created by local artists. Download the Fish out of Water Art Trail brochure, also available from the Rotorua i-Site (Fenton Street) or any of the Fish Host venues...

Te Ara Whakairo o Te Roto Pūngāwhā  Sulphur Lake was originally created in 1908 through the vision of Dr Arthur Wohlmann - the country’s first Balneologist who lived in nearby Wohlmann house (now part of the Rotorua Arts Village).  Dr Wohlmann believed that tranquil picturesque surroundings were...

Birds of Aotearoa When the 2020 Rotorua Christmas Tree goes up in Te Manawa for 1 December, you will see if offers a uniquely Kiwi twist on traditional festive decorations. Learn more about this design, the materials and processes behind its creation from artists, Imogen Zino and...