Monday, May 1, 2017
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Rotorua

Rotorua plans major venue upgrade to take on NZICC

Rotorua is planning an upgrade of its Energy Events Centre to keep it competitive with new venues coming online.

New zipline, kiwis and classic motorcycles among winners of $2.5m TGP funding

Two Rotorua and two Southland attractions have been granted nearly $2.5m in funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership.

Rotorua retailers to open on Easter Sunday

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.

$1.7m boost for Rotorua’s Crankworx

The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua.

Airbnb: Which councils are following Queenstown’s lead?

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.

TripAdvisor: Rotorua hotel best reviewed in NZ

Two Rotorua accommodation providers have taken out their categories in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.
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ROUND UP

March 2017

Crankworx promises big economic boost Organisers of the upcoming Crankworx mountain biking festival hope it will crack the $10 million mark for money injected into the country’s economy. The NZ Herald

Rotorua economy growing from strength to strength It’s a positive outlook for Rotorua, with a “bumper” 2016 for the tourism sector, Rotorua GDP up by 3.9 per cent and more people choosing to call the district home. Rotorua Daily Post

Big farewell planned for local tourism trailblazer The family of a Rotorua tourism pioneer are coming to terms with a tragic loss, but his wife says she will forever remember the great times they enjoyed together. Rotorua Daily Post

Rotorua environmental tourism leader dies

 Rotorua environmental tourism leader and owner of Waimangu Thermal Valley, Harvey James, has died. Rotorua Daily Post

Rotorua retailers to open on Easter Sunday An Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy which will enable retailers to trade on Easter Sunday if they wish has been adopted by the council. Rotorua Lakes Council