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Tiki Āhua: Fashion & Design Extravaganza

Through the hollowed mist and steam of Te Whakarewarewa Valley, contemporary Māori culture comes to life.

Discover 5 of Rotorua's favourite lakes

It is a great time to enjoy the tranquility of Rotorua's favourite lakes. Photo of Lake Okareka.

Wrap up warm and head down to the Rotorua Night Market!

Enjoy a boutique style shopping experience with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce from local growers.

10 of the best things to see and do these school holidays

Check out our list of 10 of the best things to do for the school the holidays

Cross Country champs the place to be this weekend

​Rotorua’s best teenage runners will use the skills they gained over the past eight weeks of the Podium Run Rotorua programme to compete against their peers from around New Zealand at the New Zealand Secondary School Cross Country championships this weekend.

Rotorua's latest movie star role hits the cinemas in August

Rotorua's Redwood Forest stars in Disney's new fantasy film Pete’s Dragon - scheduled for release August 2016

A Celebration of Tunes and Te Reo at the Rotorua Museum

Huia Hamon is to perform at Rotorua Museum, celebrating Te Reo Maori Language Week

Nightmare at the Museum is back!

Nightmare at the Museum is returning to Rotorua Museum for 2 spooky nights in August.

Māori emoji take social media by storm

The world’s first Maori emoji characters are being launched in July

Mighty D. makes a dash!

​Mighty Dash is poised to be released back to his natural habitat

Something for everyone when Targa hits town

The 2016 Targa Tarmac Motor Rally is returning to Rotorua!

Okere Falls Store Strong Beer Festival

Beer-tasting, bonfires and live music make for a warming experience

10 Free Family Activities in Rotorua

There are so many great activities in Rotorua for the family! Visit us today in NZ's Coolest Hot Spot.

Rotorua among the Top 10 Health, Wellness and Spa vacations

There is no better place to relax and indulge in a range of health, wellness and spa treatments, than Rotorua.

Blue Baths Comedy Club

The Blue Baths Comedy Club have announced the line up for their second Comedy Club

Rare lizard spotted in forest near Rotorua

Recently, a group from Rotorua Canopy Tours, made the exciting discovery of a rare lizard in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve, near Rotorua.

Balls, Bullets and Boots

Balls, Bullets and Boots is a multimedia exhibition that explores the stories of rugby players turned soldiers

The geysers of Te Whakarewarewa Valley

According to Māori legend, geysers are a gift from the gods and Te Whakarewarewa Valley has the largest remaining concentration of geysers in New Zealand.

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