Rotorua has a vibrant and welcoming environment with a well-tested ecosystem of connections, infrastructure and experience
Rotorua is a modern, growing city with a pipeline of investment projects underway that are changing the face of the district.
As the birthplace of New Zealand tourism, we have been welcoming people to Rotorua for more than 150 years, in the spirit of manaakitanga (kindness, hospitality, generosity and support). This spirit drives a supportive and receptive community and contributes to Rotorua’s unique identity, making it locally and internationally recognised as a desirable place to live, work, play and study.
In addition, our robust transport links and large commercial accommodation footprint make Rotorua a popular conference destination, regularly welcoming business events with well over 1,000 attendees.
Collaboration with mana whenua (local Māori landholders) is woven into the fabric of Rotorua, backed by the Te Tatau o Te Arawa partnership between local iwi and Rotorua Lakes Council, and enshrined in our motto of Tātou Tātou – We Together.
Our diverse learner population, including a significant representation of priority learner groups, benefits from viable networks between iwi, local government, employers, tertiary organisations, schools and kura (Māori language immersion schools). Our network of both work-based and off-the-job vocational learning and training nurtures innovation in both technology and education. Of particular note are the thriving local businesses in primary industries, manufacturing, health and social services, construction, and creative and cultural fields.
Businesses that have relocated or established themselves here recognise the value of a central location, resilient high-speed ICT networks, and a diverse labour pool.
A variety of cost-effective commercial office spaces and an active labour market provide a sound basis for both the establishment and growth of new ventures, supported by a suitable residential housing market and enviable lifestyle options to welcome relocating employees and their whānau (family).
Rotorua is a city of diverse opportunities, and we look forward to welcoming you as whānau.
Did you know...
Visitors first flocked to Rotorua in the 1800s to see the Pink and White Terraces which were considered to be the eighth wonder of the world.