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Rotorua International Airport reports that this year, in conjunction with Destination Rotorua Marketing, Events and Venues and Ride Rotorua, it produced a DVD titled “Be Rude Not To”. Named after a popular Rotorua mountain bike track, the DVD
follows a group of lads from Australia who set out to enjoy nine days of wild riding through Central Park and its world class
trails around Rotorua, Taupo, Hawke’s Bay and the Whirinaki Forest.
Air New Zealand has announced capacity increases between Rotorua and Queenstown via Christchurch with the up-gauging of six services a week to a Boeing 737. The airline currently operates three jet-prop ATR services a day via Christchurch. The planned up-gauge to a 737 on one of the services provides a 27% increase in capacity between ROT and CHC, and a 14% increase between CHC and ZQN.Read the full post
Polynesian Spa and Rotorua Museum have developed a combined experience, Rotorua Spa Stories, where visitors can enjoy Polynesian Spa, one of the world’s top ten spas, as well as the world-class Rotorua Museum. When the Bath House, now home to Rotorua Museum, first opened in 1908 as a therapeutic spa facility, it drew thermal waters for its
range of treatments from both the Rachel and Priest Pools located in Government Gardens.
The Australian Society of Travel Writers are holding their AGM and annual convention in Rotorua 29-31OCT, where over 70 delegates will experience attractions and activities around Rotorua. Tourism New Zealand is partnering with Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing to leverage this opportunity which includes preand
post-conference tours that will showcase other highlights of New Zealand.
Ten baby tuatara siblings are now on display to the public at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs and its team has created a series of quirky TradeMe listings where people can bid for the right to name them.Read the full post
The refurbishment of the public areas at Sudima Lake Rotorua has now been completed, with the lobby, restaurant, and bar revamped with a cleaner look.Read the full post
Bellamarie Todd, a waitress at Rotorua’s Boulevard Restaurant, has won a KiaOraMai Awesome Service Award, one of just 12 such award winners across New Zealand during 2011.Read the full post