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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.

Three Rotorua attractions take out Qualmark Experience Awards

Rotorua Canopy Tours, Redwoods Treewalk and Kaitiaki Adventures are three of the seven winners of the inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards held by Qualmark.

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.

New Wingspan site is now open to visitors

A new chapter is underway for one of Rotorua's longest running conservation stories.

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.

Four Rotorua restaurants win national culinary awards

Rotorua diners are being served up award winning dishes, celebrating New Zealand’s top quality beef and lamb.

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.

Rotorua helps National Geographic discover manaakitanga

A team from National Geographic has visited Rotorua to find out what makes it such a welcoming destination.

A destination fit for Royals

The eyes of the world were on Rotorua today as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex completed their tour of New Zealand with a packed Rotorua itinerary.

$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.

Partnership helps to restore Birdsong

Rotorua Canopy Tours continue to made headway with their conservation efforts.

Rotorua a special place for renowned designer David Trubridge

David Trubridge is to present a public talk alongside his new installations at the Rotorua Library building Te Aka Mauri.

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