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Business support for COVID-19: a letter from Michelle Templer

Yesterday's announcement that the Government is raising the COVID-19 alert level has significantly changed the way that we will all be living - and working - for at least the next four weeks. I know this will have an impact on almost every business and our thoughts are with local teams as they work through the implications.

Destination Rotorua comments on Government's business relief package

The Government has today announced a wide-ranging business relief package to try and mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on the NZ economy. The package includes a $500 million boost for health, $8.7 billion in support for businesses and jobs, and $2.8 billion for income support to boost consumer spending.

Rolling through winter Rotorua styles

Just because the riders of Crankworx have packed up, doesn’t mean you have to retire your bike until spring re-emerges.

Ride Rotorua like a local

Mountain biking the trails in Whakarewarewa Forest can be one of the best days out on your bike you will ever have.

Planning your biking visit to Rotorua?

So, Crankworx has enticed you to come to Rotorua to play on your bike? Great idea! Before you do, let us help you make a plan..

Networking event sells Rotorua to Chinese tourism market

Rotorua’s tourism industry celebrated the Chinese New Year in Auckland earlier this week at the annual Destination Rotorua Chinese New Year event.  

There’s lots to do on Christmas Day!

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

Secret Spot officially opens

The secret’s out – Rotorua’s Secret Spot Hot Tubs complex was officially opened yesterday by Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick.

Rotorua to benefit from Christchurch Airport's collaboration with Alibaba

A new partnership between Christchurch Airport and Destination Rotorua will benefit Rotorua’s tourism operators by strengthening Alipay’s contribution to the district.

Family from Australia falls in love with Rotorua

The Cooper family from Victoria, Australia, loved Rotorua so much they extended their stay – and they’re already planning their return visit.

Business attraction or business development: which creates more jobs in Rotorua?

The nurturing of both new and existing businesses plays an equally important role in Rotorua’s economy – that’s according to a new report by economist Benje Patterson commissioned by Rotorua Economic Development.

Rotorua i-SITE takes on camping ambassador role

Rotorua’s i-SITEs are the first in the country to assign staff members as responsible camping ambassadors at free camping sites around the district.

New tourism venture launches on Lake Rotorua

A unique waka (canoe) paddling attraction for Rotorua locals and visitors is set to open this weekend – just in time for the start of summer.

Giving Australians a taste of Rotorua

Destination Rotorua and 15 tourism operators have been travelling across Australia this week to showcase Rotorua to travel agents and conference organisers.

Rotorua retains its gold-level mountain biking status

The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has reconfirmed Rotorua’s status as one of the world’s best mountain biking destinations by renewing the city’s gold-level Ride Centre™ status for another four years.

World first adventure innovations

Rotorua is a place of adventurers so, naturally, there’s a raft of clever innovators here too. Rotorua has the most world first adventures of any city in New Zealand!

Trail lowdown - find your perfect match

Got the kids in tow? On a mission to see breath taking views? Or keen to get some serious exercise? With over 130km of single track mountain bike trails and hundreds of kilometres of walking tracks, there’s a plethora of options in Rotorua to choose from. Let us help you pick the right spot.

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.

Celebrate Matariki in Rotorua

As the Matariki star cluster Pleiades appears over our southern skies to signal the Māori New Year, Rotorua will celebrate with a range of free events, including a kai (food) competition.  

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.

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