Lakes Planning & Funding Newsletter

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Lifewise Mental Health & Addictions - Rotorua Ekiden 2014

Running a boot camp is all part of day-to-day work for the team at Lifewise in Rotorua. As part of their mental health & addictions programme, they use a health & fitness approach to support people to gain confidence and optimism, growing their health and well-being.

So what do they do on their weekends off!?  They get together and run a marathon!

We'd like to congratulate Paula Lemon, Paula Coller, Sinitia Lee, Jade Kameta, Shane Unuwai and service manager Haehaetu Barrett for smashing the annual Ekedin marathon. You did Lifewise proud!


Working4Youth is an online resource providing notices, current events, projects, research & publications and networking for those working with and for young people in the Bay of Plenty.


Expressions of interests for W4Y roundtables
We are looking at a variety of ideas for holding the W4Y roundtables. We would like people to volunteer their knowledge and their time for the roundtable meetings. You would only have to hold one meeting at your place or at the Rotorua Youth centre. It is an opportunity to share your workplace vision, skills and knowledge. If you have any ideas moving W4Y forward and sharing information please contact working4youth "at"

ColourDash 9th November Event
Have you heard that the colour dash is coming to Rotorua on 9 November

Click here for copy of the poster and give us a call today if you require more information:

Sport BOP. November is Water Month

Increase your fitness, try something fun and meet new people!?

Play in the Bay is a calendar full of beginner style 'have a go' activities to suit all ages, abilities and levels of fitness. Each month is themed and activities are held all over the Bay of plenty. November is a great time to experience the region's lakes, rivers, beaches and pools.?

Try out Sailing, Stand Up Paddling, the Virtually on Track Launch Events, Swimming Lessons, Arthritis Pool Classes, Tarawera Trail Walk, Swimming classes for special needs, Guided Hot Pools Kayak, River Rafting,?and much more!!!!!?

Contact our Recreation Advisors:?

Tauranga: Jen Riley -  jenr "at" or 07 5780016?
Rotorua: Melissa Gordon -
melissag "at" or 07 348 4125?
Whakatane: Cathy Bell -
cathyb "at" or 07 308 8304


Waiariki School Leaver Scholarship INformation & More

Welcome back to Term 4!  Hopefully this first week is going great!!

Here is the latest information about our new scholarships, new qualifications and upcoming Creative Arts Festival.

Clike here for scholarships for school leaesr 2015 or click here for Scholarship applications for 2015 - free fees for school leavers is offered again for 2015.