. The lakeshore was a prominent site of skirmishes during the New Zealand Wars (Māori wars) of the 1860s. A "special town district" was created in the 1883, in order to promote Rotorua's potential as a spa destination (Polynesian Spa). The town was connected to Auckland with the opening of the Rotorua Branch railway and commencement of the Rotorua Express train in 1894, resulting in the rapid growth of the town
Do Your best bet is to spend some energy taking in some of the many day-time activities such as land-sledding down Mt. Ngongotaha at Skyline Skyrides Luge Ride heli-touring or hiking through the abundance of parks often alongside thermal vents. Nearby is the curious forest of California Redwoods that was planted last century and has thrived in the ideal climate so that it appears to have been there for many centuries. The forest in this area has been developed to provide world-class mountain biking tracks, some of which are being used 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 where for $10 you can play 9 holes and attempt to avoid the mud pool hazards, a unique experience. The course is at the top of Fenton Street opposite Te Puea, the Maori Arts and Craft Institute and geyser. *
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
(September 1, 1934) NZETC . The CMS missionaries established a flourishing trade school that focused on developing agricultural skills. The missionaries introduced European crops such as wheat, potatoes and peaches and provided advice and some capital to help local Maori establish 8 local flour mills in the wider area. They assisted in finding a suitable miller to operate the mills and train Maori in this skill. During the 1850s the wider area prospered on the back of sending surplus farm produce to Auckland. For a brief period wheat was even sent overseas. By the late 1850s prices dropped as cheaper flour and other foodstuffs were imported from Australia. This caused huge resentment among local Maori who had grown use to the wealth provided by trade. Some of the more warlike Maori such as Rewi Maniapoto blamed the missionaries for having a negative influence on Maori tikanga (cultural practices). He attempted to kill the local missionary and burnt down the trade 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
1.5 km of Pohutu Geyser being cemented shut, with another 120 wells outside the radius being shut due to a punitive royalty charging regime. There has subsequently been a pronounced recovery in the geysers and hot springs at Whakarewarewa. Dominica's '''Boiling Lake''' is the second largest hot spring in the world. The largest is Frying Pan Lake, located in Waimangu Valley near Rotorua, New Zealand. *Rugby union: **The British and Irish Lions win the first match of their tour to New Zealand (2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand), defeating Bay of Plenty (Bay of Plenty Rugby Union) 34-20 in Rotorua. Experienced England (England national rugby union team) back-rower Lawrence Dallaglio suffers a serious ankle injury, ending his tour. (BBC) yearofbirth 1985 placeofbirth Rotorua, Bay of Plenty countryofbirth New Zealand '''Daniel Raymond Flynn''' (born 16 April 1985 in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty) is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for the Northern Districts and has represented the New Zealand international side (New Zealand cricket team) in the past. He has captained (New Zealand national cricket captains) the New Zealand Under-19 side in Youth ODIs. On 6 February 2008 it was announced that Flynn would take the place of the injured Jacob Oram for the second international Twenty20 against England (England cricket team), having impressed on 30 January, hitting 149 in a domestic match. ''Flynn replaces Oram in Kiwi squad'' BBC News retrieved 6 February 2008 New Zealand fell to a second defeat in the Twenty20 series, however, with Flynn surviving only two deliveries, making one run, before being dismissed by Graeme Swann. ''England beat Kiwis to seal series'' BBC News retrieved 7 February 2008 He then replaced an out-of-form Peter Fulton for the final One Day International on 23 February 2008 ''New Zealand v England one-day series'' BBC News retrieved 23 February 2008 Flynn then accompanied the New Zealand team to England and, on 15 May 2008 made his test debut. DATE OF BIRTH 16 April 1985 PLACE OF BIRTH Rotorua, Bay of Plenty DATE OF DEATH Christchurch Dunedin, Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), Hokitika, Invercargill, Napier (Napier, New Zealand), Nelson (Nelson, New Zealand), New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Tauranga Wellington Dunedin, Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), Invercargill, Napier (Napier, New Zealand), Nelson (Nelson, New Zealand), New Plymouth, Rotorua, Tauranga style "background:transparent;" width "120px" Auckland Blenheim (Blenheim, New Zealand), Gisborne (Gisborne, New Zealand), Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Masterton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Taupo, Wanganui, Whangarei, Whakatane. secondary_hubs focus_cities Rotorua, Queenstown (Queenstown, New Zealand) frequent_flyer Airpoints (#Airpoints) ''Mount Cook Airline'' was one of New Zealand's tourism pioneers opening up the 'tourist trail' of Rotorua through to Christchurch, Mount Cook and Queenstown. For almost 30 years, it operated a fleet of Hawker Siddeley HS 748s across regional tourist routes in New Zealand. After a long evaluation study, the first of the new ATR 72-200s arrived in October 1995 as the chosen replacement of the HS 748s. Early Historic Fleet Details width "120px" Auckland Napier (Napier, New Zealand), Palmerston North Christchurch Dunedin, Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), Invercargill, Mount Cook http: www.airnewzealand.co.nz press-release-2011-air-new-zealand-announces-plans-for-new-service-between-mt-cook-christchurch-queenstown (Begins 23 December 2012), Palmerston North, Rotorua, Queenstown (Queenstown, New Zealand), Wellington Wellington Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), Queenstown (Queenstown, New Zealand), Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch Waikato Clinical School and other clinical placements Most students are taught in the three main Auckland hospitals (namely Auckland City (Auckland City Hospital), North Shore (North Shore Hospital) and Middlemore (Middlemore Hospital)). However there is also a significant presence outside Auckland with the Waikato Clinical School branch of the faculty, in Waikato Hospital, Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand). This campus is home to 50-60 undergraduate medical students for most of the academic year. Waikato DHB Waikato Clinical School From 2008 a similar programme has been introduced in Northland, centering around Whangarei. Small numbers of clinical students also complete short periods in Rotorua hospital and Tauranga hospital. All medical students also rotate through urban and rural General Practice placements. None of this succeeded in stopping the establishment of the game and by 1910 it was being played in Auckland, Taranaki (Taranaki Region), Rotorua, Nelson (Nelson, New Zealand), Southland (Southland Region), Wanganui, Marlborough (Marlborough, New Zealand), Invercargill, Hawke's Bay, and South Auckland. The New Zealand Rugby League was formed in 1909 and other provinces joined the league. The club is the regional representative for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Football, and has previously played home fixtures in Rotorua and Mount Maunganui, both in the Bay of Plenty region. Between 2008 and 2010, Waikato FC was based at Centennial Park (Centennial Park, Ngaruawahia) in Ngaruawahia, having before that played at Waikato Stadium. Despite finishing second bottom of the table, the team showed signs of promise, 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 coast of Australia: Kooragang (Kooragang Island) and Broughton Islands (Broughton Island, New South Wales) off Port Stephens and Bowen Island at Jervis Bay (Jervis Bay Territory). It was introduced to New Zealand in the 1860s and it is now common on the part of North Island north of Rotorua. In most places it is the only frog species in the vicinity. However there have been reports of a recent decline, suspected to be due to predatory fish. It was also introduced to the Pacific island countries of New Caledonia and Vanuatu in the 19th century, and has since become common there. birth_name Caleb Stan Ralph birth_place Rotorua, New Zealand death_date He made the New Zealand sevens side while still at Western Heights High School, Rotorua. He has since regularly represented New Zealand (New Zealand national rugby union team (sevens)) in Rugby sevens between 1996 and 2000 playing with Eric Rush and was a member of the gold medal-winning New Zealand team at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. DATE OF BIRTH 10 September 1977 PLACE OF BIRTH Rotorua, New Zealand DATE OF DEATH As of 30 June 2008, NIWA had 753 staff spread across 15 sites in New Zealand and one in Perth (Perth, Western Australia), Australia. Commons:Category:Rotorua
at close hand. There are also some small caves where glow worms can be found. *
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newsroom. Two sports reporting journalists will also be leaving from the Auckland newsroom, leaving six. Accredited parliament reporters also look to face redundancy cuts, as well as reporters from the Christchurch (w:Christchurch) newsroom. As well as people losing their jobs, the Queenstown (w:Queenstown, New Zealand), Wanganui (w:Wanganui) and Rotorua (w:Rotorua) newsrooms will be closed, as well as the news reference library, and the current affairs show, Sunday looks set to close its Wellington office. Head of journalism at the University of Canterbury (w:University of Canterbury), Jim Tully says that the closing of the Queenstown newsroom is a big mistake. Current affairs show, Close Up (w:Close Up) will also lose two journalists and a Christchurch producer, but will gain a producer in Auckland. Fair Go (w:Fair Go), consumer affairs show, will lose three senior producers. Breakfast will lose a weather and sports presenter, and a producer. :'''Phil:'''When archaic trading hours for bars and retail exist in a secular society and ‘tourist’ towns like Rotorua (w:Rotorua) and Queenstown (w:Queenstown) can trade openly then things need to change. NZ is highly reliant on Tourism….. we can’t be closed. Over zealous Police and Liquor licensing people who interpret laws made public comments in advance of the weekend which did deter people from coming. While we can’t quantify the numbers we have had considerable comment to this effect. Commons:Category:Rotorua
carrying the smoke-dried decapitated heads James Cowan, The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Vol 2, Chapter 1, 1922 were sent from Taranaki to chief Hirini Te Kani at Poverty Bay via Wanganui and Taupo in two parties – one via Rotorua, Whakatane, Opotiki, and East Cape, and the other through the centre of the island via
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
'''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.