Media Releases

Large Chinese incentive group visits Rotorua

A large cosmetics company from China is in Rotorua this week as part of a New Zealand incentive trip.

Rotorua shines for business events industry

Rotorua’s Business Events team is reflecting on a successful week promoting the city at the year’s biggest tradeshow for the business events industry.

A unique dance collaboration brings Rotorua’s story to life

Kapa Haka and contemporary dancers shared the stage this week to help tell Rotorua’s story to media, Government officials and senior tourism representatives at TRENZ. 

Experiencing kai the Rotorua way at TRENZ

Elevating TRENZ cuisine with experiential elements and sharing the stories and history behind the flavours, will give TRENZ delegates a deeper understanding of Rotorua this week.

Harness tech knowledge to connect with the world at Rotorua Techweek

Find out how businesses are harnessing tech to solve problems, tell stories and connect with the world at Rotorua Techweek from May 17 – 24.

Top tips for Rotorua businesses preparing for TRENZ

Travel professionals from around the world are touching down in Rotorua ahead of New Zealand’s biggest tourism trade event TRENZ next week, giving local businesses the opportunity to benefit from increased demand in the city.

Chinese student wins week at Rotorua school

A 12-year old student from Yungu School in Hangzhou, China has been experiencing life in Rotorua this week after winning a competition to spend a week at a New Zealand school.

Largest international conference to be hosted in Rotorua

Rotorua is hosting the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) conference on 7-11 April 2019, which is the largest international conference that the city has ever secured.

Rotorua to host first North Island GODZone event

In 2020, Rotorua will become the first North Island location to host the world’s largest expedition adventure race, GODZone.

DOC and i-SITE sharing our public spaces with visitors

A new Department of Conservation visitor information hub opens in Rotorua's central i-SITE.

Visitor industry celebrates Chinese New Year

Rotorua’s visitor industry celebrated the Chinese New Year in Auckland this week at Destination Rotorua’s China-New Zealand Year of Tourism event.

Helping Kai Rotorua create a sustainable social enterprise

Rotorua Economic Development (RED) is working with Kai Rotorua to help them develop a strategy to become a sustainable social enterprise.

Rotorua Koru symbol showcased on new street flags

A new Koru design created for Rotorua is now displayed on street flags around town. The distinctive symbol represents Rotorua’s geographical features and plays an important role in Destination Rotorua’s work to promote the city as a place to live, visit, study, do business and invest in.

OGO launches one-of-a-kind Towgo

OGO, a popular Rotorua tourist attraction has developed their own unique design to solve an operational issue, which has both business and environmental benefits - introducing the Towgo!

Christmas Day in Rotorua

Find out what activities & restaurants are open on Christmas day for your family & friends to enjoy!

Encouraging responsible camping

Rotorua’s central i-SITE is helping to promote responsible camping this summer by enticing visitors to use free Wi-Fi.

Bringing back the Pink and White Terraces

Waimangu Volcanic Valley has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that will allow visitors to experience the Pink and White Terraces for the first time since they were destroyed in the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Unlocking the Chinese market

The story of Pic’s Peanut Butter’s success in China provided a useful lesson on Chinese market potential for members of Rotorua’s visitor industry at a recent workshop.

$27.4 Government Funding Announcement

Today’s announcement from the Government that Rotorua will receive $27.4 million dollars from the Provincial Growth Fund is another sign of the region’s thriving investment and business economies.

TE PUIA l NZMACI - NEW TĀ MOKO STUDIO OPENS

Tā moko (Māori tattoo) now sits proudly alongside other Māori art forms at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI), at Te Puia, with the opening of a new studio dedicated to the traditional practice.

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