Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show offers an abundance of browsing fun and inspiration

The bustle of a Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show. Photo / Provided

If you’re looking for home and lifestyle inspiration and enjoy browsing products and services, be sure to mark the Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show 2022 on your calendar.

The event is only a month away and it is also an opportunity to support the Rotorua Community Hospice.

Renee Murray, regional events director for NZME Events, says this year more than 150 companies are involved, with everything from spa pools, flooring and furniture to crafts, alcohol and hunting and fishing gear.

She says the show is suitable for everyone, from those planning a renovation to visitors who just want to shop and buy handicrafts, home decor and more.

“If you’re planning a new build or renovation, this is your chance to chat with experts on site and speak directly to the people you need, book quotes, review designs, ask questions , smell the fabrics, compare prices, take home samples and be inspired by new ideas.

“Many exhibitors also offer special trade show-only discounts, so you can’t afford to miss them.”

Renee says a popular part of the home living room is the unique shopping available, from luxury items like spa pools and new cars to metal wall art, ornaments and even delicious treats like rum and artisanal gin.

When asked how it felt to be able to have the Home & Lifestyle Show after the uncertainties of the past two years, Renee said it was amazing.

“The past few years have been a huge challenge for the events industry as well as for many of our exhibitors who rely on events like this to keep their business afloat.

Previous Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show visitors chatting with businesses.  Photo / Provided
Previous Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show visitors chatting with businesses. Photo / Provided

“With limitations on events almost non-existent now, it feels like we’re slowly getting back to normal.”

The Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show partnered with Rotorua Community Hospice last year for the first time, and Renee says the partnership has been so beneficial to the two that they are continuing this year.

“There is a pre-sale discounted admission ticket option available on GrabOne now where you have the option to add a $2 or $5 donation to Hospice.”

She says it’s a wonderful way for the event to raise awareness of the services provided by Hospice, as well as raise much needed funds.

“All funds donated to The Home Show will stay in the Rotorua community, helping the Hospice provide free care to people with life-threatening illnesses and their whānau.”

Denise Byrne, fundraising and marketing coordinator for Rotorua Community Hospice, said she was delighted to be chosen as a charity partner again this year.

She says Rotorua Hospice volunteers and staff will work alongside the organizers and the local hospice will also have an exhibition stand at the show.

“Come say hello, we are at stand 160.

“Palliative care services are not fully funded by the government, so each year we have to raise $1,000,000 to cover the shortfall.

“Fundraising events have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions. To keep everyone safe, we have canceled our Trees of Remembrance street appeal over Christmas, so money raised at the show of housing this year is more important than ever.

Denise says the home show is a fantastic community event and there really is something for everyone.

“We can’t wait to check out the other booths and see what great deals are on offer.”

The details
– What: Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show
– When: July 8 to 10: Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Where: Energy Events Center
– $5 door sales (U12 kids free) or get 2 for 1 tickets now on GrabOne (offer ends July 7)

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