Benchmark beating growth in domestic visitor nights spent in Rotorua’s commercial accommodation for the month of March 2018 points to Rotorua being a favourite place for Kiwis to enjoy over the Easter break.
TRENZ is to return to Rotorua next year, and will be held in Christchurch in 2020.
Rotorua and Taupo will now be able to take part in proposals for future air ambulance services following a meeting yesterday between Health Minister David Clark, mayors and district health board representatives.
A lantern-inspired spiral entranceway with a focus on design, sustainability and innovation has opened at Redwoods Treewalk, Rotorua.
Peppers on the Point – Lake Rotorua are pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Gregor – Greene to the role of Lodge Manager.
How is Rotorua competing for events on the world stage, what sectors of the domestic market is it targeting and what effect will NZ’s new convention centres have on the destination’s share of the MICE market? The Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell was taken on a tour of the city’s conference offerings.
Infrastructure New Zealand has announced that the location for the 2019 Building Regions Symposium will be Rotorua with the Energy Events Centre hosting the conference in August 2019.
Playing a role in what makes Rotorua the tourism epicentre of the North Island is something Andrew Aitken has been passionate about for a long time.
After nearly 20 years Agroventures Adventure Park is changing its name to Velocity Valley.
More than 1.5 million Filipinos tuned in to watch a recent episode of a popular television programme showcasing Māori culture and Rotorua’s geothermal wonders.
One of Skyline Enterprises’ longest-serving senior managers, Rotorua-based Neville Nicholson, is retiring in April 2018 after 34 years with the company.
NZMACI tumu whakairo (head of school), Arekatera Maihi says it is the first time the three main carving styles of this area have been officially acknowledged in one place.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley is gearing up for growth with the appointment former Skyline Rotorua manager David Blackmore as general manager.
Key Rotorua tourism operators have come together to create a first of its kind training and networking event for Rotorua accommodation partners.
Rotorua’s Mary Tolley knows how important the backpacker market is to Rotorua and NZ, and now it will be part of her responsibility to help others realise it too.
Phil Veal, the chief executive of Rangatira Investments, which owns two of the country’s most iconic attractions, has resigned and will leave his role in November.
The first kiwi of the season has hatched at Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua – marking “the start of a great new era” for New Zealand’s largest kiwi hatching facility.
Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa is set to put Rotorua on track to becoming the spa and wellness capital of the Southern Hemisphere.
More than a million dollars is expected to be pumped into the Rotorua economy when a thousand volcanologists and delegates converge on the city for four days of workshops and lectures.
Destination Rotorua and the largest ever group of local tourism operators have the Australian travel industry buzzing.
Rotorua is set to become the country’s first bilingual city and district with Te Tatau o Te Arawa leading the initiative with support from Council and Te Puni Kōkiri.
Rotorua’s Te Puia and two local hapu have bought Rotorua’s Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal attraction.
Rotorua’s Mudtopia festival will be staged in December without imported cosmetic mud powder.
Without wishing to wallow in the absurdity of what some people are willing to pay for, farmers are bemused by plans by Rotorua to import mud from Korea.
The Taxpayers’ Union is astounded at MBIE’s decision to provide $1.5m of funding to the Mudtopia Festival, to be held in Rotorua in December.
The world’s biggest haka in Rotorua, organised as part of the nationwide festival of events for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series tour attracted extensive international media attention.
Destination Rotorua’s Facebook page has just reached 200,000 ‘fans’, only the second destination Facebook page in New Zealand to have achieved this milestone.
The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event.
The wave of hospitality spending around a Lions game continued on the weekend with spending through Paymark in Bay of Plenty amongst merchants such as bars, clubs and cafes amounted to $3.5m.
The excitement of the DHL NZ Lions Series isn’t quite over for Rotorua with many visitors expected to return to the district during the coming weeks.
Jasmine Adams of the Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park has won the inaugural Holiday Parks’ Emerging Star Award for holiday park professionals under the age of 35.
Rotorua Museum Outside the Walls Walking Tour Guides has won the Supreme Award at the 2017 Trustpower Rotorua Lakes Community Awards.
A wet summer has contributed to flat earnings for the owner of Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa and Auckland’s Rainbow’s End. Rangatira Investments has reported operating earnings for the year to March MORE »
Destination Rotorua is rolling out the red carpet with a challenge that will see two lucky Cantabrians spend their Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Rotorua. But there is a catch.
Prime Minister’s Fellow from the Philippines, Secretary of the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco, visited Rotorua’s Agrodome today to learn more about New Zealand agriculture and Ngāi Tahu Tourism.
Rotorua is planning an upgrade of its Energy Events Centre to keep it competitive with new venues coming online.
Two Rotorua and two Southland attractions have been granted nearly $2.5m in funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership.
An Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy which will enable retailers throughout the Rotorua district to trade on Easter Sunday if they wish has been adopted by the council.
The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua.
The issue of whether residential ratepayers who rent out their homes for profit should pay rates in line with their commercial counterparts is not a new one.
Two Rotorua accommodation providers have taken out their categories in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.
22 May 2018 Hobbiton-themed Magic match dress unveiled