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ROTORUA'S Jo Romanes
is determined to ensure
the town's much-loved Blue
Baths marks its 75 years of
existence in fine style.
Jo has been at the helm
of the Blue Baths for the
past decade and can take
much of the credit for the
revival and re-opening of
the historic baths in
December 1999 after 17
years of neglect.
With its stunning Art
Deco and Spanish Mission
architecture, daring mixed
bathing (a first for New
Zealand) and glamorous
tearooms, the Blue Baths
once offered the ultimate in
Opened during the Great
Depression of the 1930s, the
baths were a testament to
the hope of a better life to
Jo said the 75th anniver-
sary was the ideal time to
launch "something stun-
ning to showcase a wonder-
ful building with an inter-
The result is a semi-
permanent cabaret dinner
show for the summer sea-
son showcasing the fash-
ions, fads and famous
events that have been part
of the Blue Baths' -- and
New Zealand's -- history.
Jo hopes people will be
swept along on a wave of
nostalgia as they relive the
baths' glory days.
Staff dressed in 1930s
costumes will present
guests with either a feather
boa (for the ladies) or a
fedora hat (for the men) as
they arrive for the cabaret
The Fashion, Fads and
Famous Events cabaret din-
ner shows runs Thursday,
Friday and Saturday nights
through to April 30, at a
cost of $125 per person.
Visitors to Rotorua
should check the online
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