What is Rotorua known for?

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school and other mission buildings. Other christian Maori warned other Europeans to leave the Waikato as their lives were in danger. Te Awamutu was a major site during the New Zealand land wars of the 19th century, serving as a garrison town for the colonial settlers from 1864. European settlement began at the conclusion of the Waikato Wars (Invasion of Waikato) (1863–1865). During the second half of the 20th century, many counties received overflow population from nearby cities. The result was often a merger of the two into a "district" (e.g., Rotorua) or a change of name to "district' (e.g., Waimairi) or "city" (e.g., Manukau (Manukau City)). thumb right 250px Dunedin International Airport (File:Dunedin International Airport3.jpg) – an Air New Zealand 737 lands on the runway while a Air New Zealand A320 waits on the taxiway. Dunedin International Airport is located Commons:Category:Rotorua

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varies from extremely professional contemporary artwork to cheap nick-nacks. Popular items include pounamu greenstone (jade) or bone jewellery, traditional weapons and statues. This selection is accompanied by sheepskins and the normal tourist giftware of t-shirts, caps, mugs and pens plastered with "Rotorua", other words and pictures. More attractive and practical gifts can be found such as simple clothing (jackets, shirts, ties, caps) with abstract Maori designs on them. Eat There are numerous places to try the traditional Maori feast, the hangi. This "earthen oven" technique is similar to the Hawaiian umu and results in a very distinctive smoky earthy flavour - well worth trying. In the last decade Rotorua has acquired some nice cafes - good options include: Ciccio Italian cafe, Relish, Capers, ZIppy's or the Fat Dog. The usual chains for pizzas and burgers can be found: they're generally on Amohau Street (SH 30A in the central city) and on Fairy Springs Road (SH 5 heading north out of the city). Restaurants are slightly more scarce but several of the major hotels have good eating establishments (Novotel or Ridges on the raceway). The main centre for eating is lower end of Tutanekai Street (known locally as ''Eat Street''), but beware, even after 9PM you may find little left on the menu. Popular restaurants on Tutanekai Street include: Triple 1 Five, Indian Star and Wild Rice. * Commons:Category:Rotorua

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Zealand, he took up a position in Rotorua. Highly active in Māori cultural organisations, Tapsell was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1968 for services to medicine and the Māori people. Today, most of the filming for ''Shortland Street'' occurs at South Pacific Pictures Waitakere City studios, with Ferndale High School scenes being filmed at the nearby Waitakere College

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, Rotorua MacKillop College . Her family was very involved in the squash community and she started playing when she was very young.

Letters Publishing year 2006 location Masterton, New Zealand series Famous New Zealanders isbn 0-1-877177-59-8 page 7 Susan turned professional at the age of 17. Her first World Open title came in 1985,

book last Kirk first Allan R title Susan Devoy, Squash Champion publisher Capital Letters Publishing year 2006 location Masterton, New Zealand series Famous New Zealanders isbn 0-1-877177-59-8 page 13 with a subsequent win in 1987. Further World Open titles came in 1990 and 1992.

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pool (with a small hydro slide) plus two alkaline mineral pools. Set amid native flora, the exclusive Lake Spa Retreat is an inviting relaxation haven, providing an array of enticing massage, spa and hydro therapies. All spa therapies include Lake Spa bathing and start at $85 for a half hour (bookings are essential). Also includes a café that serves light cuisine, and a spa essentials store. *

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and ultimately, as in 2005, earns the Cup title, this over Prémont and 2005 silver medallist German (Germany) '''Sabine Spitz'''; Kalentieva finally finishes four points behind Spitz and German '''Nina Gõhl''', the winner of the Fort William event. **After a season in which only one rider is a multiple event-winner (Mountain Bike World Cup 2006#Downhill), seven bikers finish within 300 points of first place and Englishman (England) '''Steve Peat''', the 2002 (2002 in sports) and 2004

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, losing several fixtures by a single goal. Indeed, injuries to key personnel did little to dent the squad's resolve. The move to playing games outside Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), perhaps was not financially successful, as the gate numbers were not as large as expected, but Rotorua became a fortress with wins over both Hawke's Bay Utd (Hawke's Bay United) and eventual champions Auckland City (Auckland City FC). The Green and Golden Bell Frog occurs on three islands off the east

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''' is a small, shallow lake in northern New Zealand, located 30 kilometres to the east of Rotorua. It is immediately south of the active volcano Mount Tarawera, and the geography was substantially altered by a major eruption (volcanic eruption) in 1886. thumb left Rock wall and steam (Image:Lake Rotomahana wall steam.jpg) '''Lake Rotomahana''' is an lake in northern New Zealand, located 25 kilometres

. So along with the geothermal wonders, many water-based activities such as fishing, boating and white water rafting are available. Geologically, Rotorua is in the middle of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, named after Lake Taupo, the largest volcano in the area. This geologically active zone produces the heat that is needed to drive all the geothermal activity. Along with many volcanic hills and mountains, the zone contains several major volcanic calderas (large subsidence craters). These are important


for the 2006 World Championships. Rotorua host several other adventure activities such as Zorbing, indoor rock-climbing and whitewater rafting or sledging. When deciding if spending $20+ per person for entry to "Volcanic Caldera Areas" remember that there are many free parks that have very similar sights and smells, often with less walking and no charge. One activity that is unique is the ability to play a round of golf amongst the mud pools. The Rotorua golf course has a public course

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hotel, with suites available. Pohutu Cultural Theatre with nightly Maori cultural show and traditional Maori feast. Free shuttle runs from hotel to i-Site office in town from 8AM-9:00PM. Stay safe This geothermal wonderland has some hazards. Respect safety signs and barriers around active geothermal locations - they are there for good reasons. The hot water and mud from geothermal springs can be boiling hot. Superheated steam may cause eruptions - after all it is steam that makes


'''Rotorua''' ( southeast of the nation's most populous city, Auckland.

Rotorua has an estimated permanent population of , of which 3,600 live in the Waikato section.

Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal (Geothermal (geology)) activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology.

The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.

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