Media Releases

$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.


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.

Rotorua’s accommodation among the best in NZ

A number of Rotorua accommodation providers have been ranked amongst the best in the country according to the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Agroventures changes name to Velocity Valley

After nearly 20 years Agroventures Adventure Park is changing its name to Velocity Valley.

Rotorua makes the NY Times best destination list

Rotorua has been named as one of the top places to see in 2018 in the prestigious The New York Times' Places to Visit list.

Rotorua Tourism Industry Conferencing Update

Rotorua given an update on the focus of business events for the region.

Volcanology conference predicted to inject millions into economy

One thousand delegates from around the globe will attend four days of workshops and lectures at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

Australian travel industry left charmed by largest ever Rotorua Roadshow

Destination Rotorua and the largest ever group of local tourism operators have the Australian travel industry buzzing.

Contemporary Māori culture promotes Rotorua to travel agents

Brisbane's travel industry treated to Rotorua's contemporary Māori culture.

Rotorua visitors warm up to winter

Rotorua’s tourism industry demonstrated steady performance in May as unseasonably moderate weather extended the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities.

Rotorua Comes Alive with the Sound of Music

Rotorua hosts Australasia's best talent in a week long festival of music and celebration.

RotoruaNZ reaches 200000 fans on Facebook

RotoruaNZ Facebook page achieves a massive milestone.

Shared vision leads to MOU to inspire and engage

DR and DOC signed an MOU to share and collaborate for tourism, destination management and conservation.

Watch the Māori All Blacks in action

Fans will have a chance to catch a glimpse of the Māori All Blacks squad at a public training session at Puketawhero Park on Monday 12 June.

Rotorua hotels rate among the best in New Zealand on Tripadvisor

Rotorua accommodation providers - winners in 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

Ultramarathon tips record for biggest international field

International competitors line up for the 2017 Tarawera Ultramarathon

Rotorua tourism sector gears up for a good summer

Rotorua’s tourism, accommodation and hospitality sectors are geared for a huge summer after a record off-season.

World’s first Māori emoji app launched

The world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer

Forest markers a step forward for safety

Forest users in trouble can now be located more efficiently with a new emergency response system.

Five-time world triathlon champion to race the Rotorua Half Ironman

Five-time world triathlon champion to race the Rotorua Half Ironman

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