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Old Nov 26th 2010, 8:31 am
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Ok I suggested this on the Rotorua head count thread but thought I'd make it official on here too.

As there's a few of us around Rotorua now and a few more to come soon I thought a wee January post xmas meet might be in order. Thought I would suggest it early to give everyone a chance to arrange time off etc.

So, as it would need to be child friendly I thought either someone could volunteer their home (my teeny garden is too small or I would happily volunteer) and we could all bring something or maybe a picnic type thing somewhere?

Any thoughts people, dates, venues etc?
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That sounds great. Good places are the lake from, plenty of space for kids to run around in and there is the playground too, or how about the Blue Lake. It's almost like a beach being there on the lake shore.

Any other suggestions......?

Lisa why not pick a date now and let people work around it. There would certainly be plenty of notice this way, as we know we can't please everyone.

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Lisa why not pick a date now and let people work around it. There would certainly be plenty of notice this way, as we know we can't please everyone.
Ok, how about we say Saturday 22nd Jan.

By my calculations that should be just after pay day and long enough after xmas and new year for everyone to have recovered (and the week before my mum arrives for a months visit!)

The lake front sounds good to me, lots of space for kids to run around and if everyone brings some picnic 'goodies' it should be a good day
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That sounds great for us, it will give us time to find our way around and settle in and we would be ready to meet new people. The location sounds lovely, we have looked it up on the internet, but then it all sounds lovely. Count me and the family in.
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Sounds like a great idea Lisa. We'll have friends over from the UK at that time, and I'm not entirely sure of our plans for then just yet, but I'll certainly be planning to join you all if we possibly can
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Dont forget us, we'll be there!!
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Are Mr G and I eligible?? I'm a returning kiwi, after many years in the UK, and Mr G is from Manchester (yeah, I know...but he can't help it...)
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We're returning to our mouse house at Okere Falls..yay!!
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Excellent... 22nd of January at the Lake front it is.
See you all then.

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Anyone know how to change the thread title to include the date?

Just wanted to clarify the meet will be at Rotorua Lake front and not the Blue Lake, I was getting myself confused.
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Are Mr G and I eligible?? I'm a returning kiwi, after many years in the UK, and Mr G is from Manchester (yeah, I know...but he can't help it...)
Most definitely eligible
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I intend to be there with bells on (although not sleigh bells, by that point). Sounds cracking; I'll try drag the boyfriend along too
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Is Rotorua lake front easy to find for us newcomers to the area? Its hard to imagine meeting you all over there whilst I am sat here in the UK with the snow coming down, do tell me the weather is nice over there?
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Is Rotorua lake front easy to find for us newcomers to the area? Its hard to imagine meeting you all over there whilst I am sat here in the UK with the snow coming down, do tell me the weather is nice over there?
Very easy to find, if your in town you really cant miss it!

As for the weather my outside thermometer insists it was 25c today, I'm pretty sure it was hotter
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Is Rotorua lake front easy to find for us newcomers to the area? Its hard to imagine meeting you all over there whilst I am sat here in the UK with the snow coming down, do tell me the weather is nice over there?
The weather here has been glorious, just had a much needed shower, to relieve some of the mugginess, and to ease the parched gardens, but it's still very pleasantly warm. Has been 22-24 oC over the past few days I believe

It's very easy to find the lake front I promise, the lake is the major feature in Rotorua & impossible to miss. The lake front is where the lake hits the city, lots of hotels & touristy things down there. If you have concerns about finding it once you're here we can give more detailed directions, but honestly it'll be a breeze

Have to say I'm not envying you the snow, but do make the most of it while you can- there's not a lot of it falls in Rotorua. Although if you like your winter sports it's only a couple of hours drive to the snow and some decent skiing.
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