Whats happening this week around our neck of the woods.

With the weather getting so much nicer now, there are more outdoor events happening around the community. It’s great for the soul to get out and socialize with friends and just enjoy the atmosphere around you.

Every week we will keep you updated in what is happening in your neck of the woods. We will start off with this week.

Pedal Powered Scavenger Hunt – Rotorua Bike Festival

Sport Bay of Plenty, 1189 Amohia St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Tuesday 23 October 2018 – Sunday 28 October 2018 8:00am – 8:00pm


Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival.

Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all whilst exploring Rotorua’s extensive Cyway network as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s pedal powered scavenger hunt. Head to the website to get the full instructions on how to play and start exploring, plus go in the draw to win rad prizes.

Rock of Ages

Casa Blanca Theatre, 122 Riri Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Wednesday 24 October 2018 – Saturday 27 October 2018 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80’s, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair!

Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.

Amazing Race Rotorua

Rotorua Youth Centre, 6 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Saturday 27 October 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm



Race information.

– Each team must register to secure your entry as there are limited numbers. Registrations close Wednesday 24 October.

– Teams must have a minimum of four people but no more than five and each team must have at least two youth (15+) and two females.

– Teams must have a mobile phone for emergency situations.

– Each team member must wear running shoes, bring snacks for the race and a water bottle.

Time: Check-in time is 9.00am at the Rotorua Youth Centre

– Prize giving: 3.00pm with live entertainment, free food for participants with over $2000 in cash and prizes.


Hell-O-Wheels Roller Derby Spooktacular

Southern Trust Sportsdrome, Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Saturday 27 October 2018 6:00pm – 8:45pm

Part of Halloween 2018



Tricks and Treats!

The Sulphur City Steam Rollers and Wildside Promotions present SCSR’s annual Halloween Skate Spooktacular… Hell-O-wheels! A fun themed event for the whole family!

Doors open: 6:00pm
Game start: 6:45pm
Est. End time: 8:45pm

Phone: 09-970 9700
Or from the Energy Event Centre Box Office

$15 adult
$7 child (13 yrs and under)
$40 family (2 adults and 2 kids)
3yrs and under enter free
*Ticketmaster booking fees apply

The Sulphur City Steam Rollers are fielding a mixed-level team and will be coming up against Team Crazy Legs Aotearoa, an invitational team of players from all areas of New Zealand who skate out for invisible (mental and chronic) illness.

Our goal for this event, is not only to raise funds for our local league but also to give back to the wider New Zealand roller derby community. We plan to raise enough funds to cover the costs of seven representatives from roller derby leagues around the country, to attend the new St John Mental Health First Aid Course.

This, in the hopes of better equipping our sport, in times when members are going through crisis. This is very important to us.

Prizes will be given to the Best Dressed Adult and Child Halloween Costumes, as well as those with the Best Supporter’s Sign for their favourite team or skater.

Free face painting
Trick or Treat Lolly Scramble
Merchandise and food and drink for sale

In most of the Sulphur City Steam Rollers’ events to-date, tickets have sold out up to a week prior to the event. So the organisers recommend that you purchase your tickets well in advance. We’re not even kidding!

In the game of roller derby, which is full contact and has been likened to ‘rugby on skates’, players skate around an oval track in a pack made up of eight skaters, four from each team, who hold the position of blockers.

Blockers must remain within a certain distance from each other at all times. Also on the track are jammers, one from each team who are the point scorers. It is the jammers’ role to attempt to ‘break’ through the pack and score points for each opposition player they pass.

Following an extensive rule set, modern roller derby also includes a large group of officials who keep the players in line and track game statistics. There are up to seven referees required during a game, each with individual responsibilities. Up to 14 Non-skating Officials are also required, and generally include newer skaters, or in Steam Roller terminology, Groupies.


To see more on what’s happening around our community check out this link


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