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Logo Great Write Away - Writers Festival Rotorua 5 - 11 September 2022

Be the writer you've always wanted to be

Tell the world something it needs to hear

The Great Write Away - a New Writer's Festival in Rotorua

Live + Virtual Event

Hosted by a team of Story Telling Legends 

FOR 7 DAYS ONLY: Monday 5th - Sunday 11th of September 2022

Rotorua, New Zealand

 

Find your tribe.

Discover your voice.

Tell your stories.

 

Rotorua in the Heart of Hot Tub Valley - host for The Great Write Away

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The Great Write Inn: on-line school for writers

 

The Great Write Inn - on-line chool for creative writers

BE THE WRITER YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE

NEW! NOW TAKING ENROLMENTS

 

Ignite your passion as a story teller.

Have you always wanted to write "something" but didn't know where to start?

The Great Write Inn is an on-line school for writers. 

Offering a series of MasterClasses, creative writing exercises and inspiration to take your idea all the way through to a published short story.

We've created a seven step-by-step process for at-home learners.

 

Seven step process - Great Write Inn

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PAST EVENTS

The Great Write Inn: Live Event 16-17 October 2021

 SOLD OUT!

Watch the video to reflect on the happy memories

Click the video to take a stroll down memory lane of the Great Write Inn Live Event in Dunedin.

Set to music by Matthew Hollinsgworth, this is a collection of the photographic highlights of the Opening Address, held at Olveston - Dunedin's beloved Edwardian Historic Home. 

The Great Write Inn was officially opened by the Mayor of Dunedin, Aaron Hawkins and Festival Director, Julia Anne and attended by first cohort of guest writers. 

Great Write Inn - Writers Festival Dunedin

The masterclasses were filmed and are now available to view at home.

Enrol in the new on-line school

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International Women's Day

Community Event: International Women's Day

Friday 12 March 2021

Rotorua

As our Tourism Industry takes a nose-dive and is in survival mode - there is a new Economy on the rise.

With Bay of Plenty Hostesses opening up their homes to $1Million of domestic visitors - the Sharing Economy is a new light on the horizon.

New Zealand women are some of the world's best hosts.

Join us for a Celebration of International Women's Day and how New Zealand women are poised to benefit from the new "Shared Access" Economy. Hear from Look After Me Founder and Managing Director, Dr Julia Anne, how women are re-defining hospitality, manaakitanga and looking after our guests. 

Tickets $10 - At Event Finder.

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International Women's Day, Zonta Rotorua March 2021 with Dr Julia Anne   IInternational Women's Day Zonta Club of Rotorua - March 2021 with Dr Julia Anne - Shared Access Economy

 


Zonta Festival in the Garden - sponsored by Look After Me

Sponsorship Community Event

Zonta's Festival in the Garden

25 November 2020

Rotorua

After a year like 2020, being part of a community has never been so important. Zonta clubs are a group of business and professional women who raise money for projects that empower women and girls.

Look After Me was proud to be the major sponsor for the raffle prize for the Zonta Club of Rotorua's fundraiser - a "Go Slow" three night accomodation and hot pool package. 

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Photos from Zonta Festival in the Gardens - Rotorua - November 2021   

  Soak and Cycle Holiday Package winner - Zonta Festival in the Gardens


Frock IT Rhythm and Rhymes Dance Party Event in Dunedin 2020

Frock IT!

Rhythm and Rhymes: Friday 28 August 2020

Dunedin

A dance party with a rhythemical twist. 

An unofficial National Poetry Day event where people came to rock their frock and slam dunk rhyme if they wanted to.

Four hours of dance party music, performance poets and slammers, a bowl of food and first drink. 

Cover Charge $14 or General Admission (including food & drink) $39. 

This event won TV3 The Project's Whip Around for being the best place in New Zealand to be on 28 August 2020. 

Prjoject TV3 The Whip Around Challenge winners 28 August 2020

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World Peace Festival 2020

Ekam World Peace Festival

Watch live stream on You-Tube

10th, 12th and 13th of August 2020

From Rotorua HQ, the spiritual homeland of New Zealand, we contemplated, meditated and prayed for Peace.

This was part of the Ekam World Peace Festival - a gathering of over 10 million people around the world. 

Look After Me Founder & Managing Director Dr Julia Anne was a New Zealand Ambassador for World Peace and is an advocate for promoting inner calm, and looking after ME, in an chaotic world. 


Queens High Tea - Nationwide Tea party in New Zealand to celebrate the Queens Birthday

Queen's High Tea - Monday 1 June 2020

Rotorua, Dunedin and nationwide, on-line

Queen's High Tea Parties were held at home and at Olveston Historic Home in Dunedin, Princes Gate in Rotorua and the Royal Albatross Centre at Otago Peninsula.

It was a Feel Good tourism initiative to kick-start New Zealand celebrations as we moved into Covid-19 Alert Level 2. It was also launched our Keep Calm and Carry On strategy to help unify New Zealanders.

The event was covered by the Rotorua Daily Post and the Otago Daily Times.

Queen's High Tea       Carrying on Calmly - photos of queens high tea 2020

The Queen's High Tea Facebook Group captured all the elegance of the day.

See live streams of entertainer Evelyn Falcolner from Prince's Gate Rotorua and a photo gallery.

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Queens High Tea Facebook Community Page


D.I.Y PACKAGE HOLIDAYS

WEE WRITE INNS: WRITER'S RETREATS

Look After Events and Accommodation Network New Zealand

“Re-discover, re-ignite or kick-start a
passionate relationship with your creative self…”

Come on a Creative Journey with us.

While organsing large, LIVE events is challenging during the Covid-19 pandemic we have pivoted our company to offer bespoke Educational Experiences, coupled with our Accommodation Network.

The Masterclasses for our Great Write Inn were recorded and have been made avaialble as a unique step-by-step process.

These Wee Write Inns are created by writers, for writers. 

Follow your passion in gorgeous locations with our specially designed programmes. All Wee Write Inn packages offer half-price access to the Great Write Inn programme. 

 

Frock IT Fashion - planning underway for 2023

a pair of caucausian hands holding colourful striped fabric and sewing. In the background are scattered fabrics and threads.

Always wanted to explore your inner fashionista?

Come along to our Frock It! Event; you’ll end up in stitches!

Frock it with fabric, fibre, felt and fashion.

Will you retro or glam, up-cycle or re-cycle?

Learn different approaches to making your own fabulous clothes.

Stay 'n' Clay - planning underway for 2023

Clay covered hands at a pottery wheel spinning a clay vase

Go absolutely potty!

Join us for a four day Festival of Clay where you can explore various pottery and ceremic arts and activities.

Spin a wheel, get glazin’ or raku if you want to.

Build, mosaic, mould and get very, very messy.

 

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We're on a mission to connect like-minded people through our events and accommodation.

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