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COVID-19 – what you need to know

COVID-19 – what you need to know

Last updated 18/03/2020

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on Rotorua businesses, as well as people living in and visiting the district. We’ve compiled some helpful links to a range of information sources on COVID-19, including the latest health updates, advice for visitors and locals, business support and more.  


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XTERRA Rotorua Festival

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Apr 2020

XTERRA Rotorua Festival

At XTERRA we want everyone to "live more". Our focus is to inspire people to get out and be active in New Zealand’s great outdoors. Since its inception 17 years ago, the XTERRA Rotorua Festival has grown to become one of the best XTERRA events in the world. Each year we offer nine events for competitors to choose from and are set in and around Rotorua’s Blue Lake and Whakarewarewa Forest. It is without question amongst the most beautiful scenery in New Zealand. 5.5km, 11km, 21km trail walk or run - people of all abilities can participate in any of the three distances which are set in stunning forest scenery. 26km mountain bike event - this event is for mountain biking and general fitness athletes with some mountain bike experience, set in stunning forest scenery and on world class trails. Duathlon Long Course - 26km MTB and 11km run. XTERRA Individuals Short Course - 500m swim, 12km MTB and 5.5km run New for 2016 is this exciting event. This event is a great opportunity for new competitors, or those who want a less-demanding XTERRA experience. The mountain bike course has been designed so it is not technical and 90% on open dirt roads. XTERRA Individuals Long Course - 1km swim, 26km MTB and 11km run This event is for multisport, triathlon, mountain biking and general fitness athletes of all abilities. The course is not for novice mountain bikers. You can enter as an individual or get 2 or 3 people together and enter as a team.

Hickey Contractors Ltd Easter Extravaganza

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Apr 2020

Hickey Contractors Ltd Easter Extravaganza

The Hickey Contractors Ltd Easter Extravaganza is the last big Hit Out of the season for all of the premier Classes that will be racing. Superstocks, Stockcars, Modifieds, Saloons, Streetstocks, Production Saloons and Ministocks will all be competing for their Easter Titles and Best Pairs. Just to round out the night and the season will be the Sportsweb Photography Demolition Derby. Who doesn't enjoy and good Demo Derby, the kids just love. Last chance of the year to get your Back Side Track Side. Keep an eye on our website for all the latest updates for this event. In the event of rain and a postponement this event will be run on Monday 13th April at 1pm

Ice Skate Tour

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May 2020

Ice Skate Tour

Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding and helmets + gloves provided at no charge (both compulsory for kids) it’s the safest possible way to try ice skating. On Fridays we got Disco Skating powered by More FM! Get your early bird tickets before the 1st of January!