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Rotorua
Urban Area Population 55,100
Extent Ngongotaha to Owhata
Territorial
Authority
Name Rotorua District
Population 67,600
Extent On the North Island

Rotoma; Tokorau to File links The following pages link to this file: Rotorua ... Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ...

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Name Bay of Plenty and Waikato
The Rotorua Museum today...
The Rotorua Museum today...
… and historically as the bath house.
… and historically as the bath house.

Rotorua is a town on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand, and Rotorua District is the encompassing local authority area. The city has a population of 64,509. It is 60 km south of Tauranga, 105 km south-east of Hamilton and 82 km north-east of Taupo. Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region in the North Island of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 323 pixelsFull resolution (4952 × 2000 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 323 pixelsFull resolution (4952 × 2000 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 524 pixelsFull resolution (1466 × 960 pixels, file size: 409 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 524 pixelsFull resolution (1466 × 960 pixels, file size: 409 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Lake Rotorua Mokoia under stormy skies, seen from the south Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand, and covers 80 km2. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region in the North Island of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Tauranga (population 109,100 — 2006 census) is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is the centre of New Zealands fourth largest urban area, and is the countrys seventh largest city. ... Taupo (Māori pronunciation - IPA: ) is a small urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Rotorua is well-known for geothermal activity. There are a number of geysers, notably the Pohutu geyser at Whakarewarewa, and hot mud pools located in the city, which owe their presence to the Rotorua caldera. Earth cutaway from core to exosphere. ... Strokkur geyser, Iceland A geyser is a type of hot spring that erupts periodically, ejecting a column of hot water and steam into the air. ... Whakarewarewa is a geothermal area within Rotorua city in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand. ... The Rotorua Caldera is one of several large volcanoes located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone on the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Rotorua is connected to the north by State Highway 5, to the east by State Highway 33, to the west by State Highway 30, and to the south by State Highway 5. Increasingly though travellers to Tauranga are selecting the newly commissioned State Highway 36 via Ngongotaha and Pyes Pa. Ngongotaha is a town on the western shores of Lake Rotorua in New Zealands North Island. ...


Rotorua Regional Airport provides daily flights to Auckland International Airport and Wellington International Airport via turbo-prop services and Christchurch International Airport using turbo-props and a daily jet service. Plans are afoot to increase the runway length to allow trans-Tasman flights. Rotorua Regional Airport is an airport in Rotorua, New Zealand (IATA: ROT, ICAO: NZRO). ... Auckland International Airport (IATA: AKL, ICAO: NZAA) is the largest and busiest international airport in New Zealand serving over 12 million passengers a year, which is expected to more than double in less than 15 years. ... Wellington International Airport (IATA: WLG, ICAO: NZWN) is an international airport located on the Rongotai isthmus, 7 km southeast of central Wellington, New Zealands capital city. ... Christchurch International Airport (IATA: CHC, ICAO: NZCH) is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. ...


Rotorua is also connected to the rail network with a branch line from Putaruru to the north, currently disused.

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History

The name Rotorua comes from Māori, the full name being Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe; roto means lake and rua two - Rotorua thus meaning 'Second lake'. Kahumatamomoe was the uncle of the Māori chief Ihenga, the ancestral explorer of the Te Arawa.[1] It was the second major lake the chief discovered, and he dedicated it to his uncle. It is the largest of a multitude found to the north-east of the city, all connected with the Rotorua Caldera and nearby Mount Tarawera. The name can also mean the equally appropriate 'crater lake'.[1] Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... Te Arawa is a confederation of Māori iwi and hapu (tribes and sub-tribes) based in the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty areas of New Zealand, with a population of around 40,000. ... Mount Tarawera is a volcanic mountain 24 kilometres southeast of Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The area was initially settled by Māori of the Te Arawa iwi. The first European in the area was probably Phillip Tapsell who was trading from the Bay of Plenty coast at Maketu from 1828. He later married into Te Arawa and became highly regarded by them.[2] Missionaries Henry Williams and Thomas Chapman visited in 1831[1] and Chapman and his wife established a mission at Te Kouto in 1835.[3] This was abandoned within a year but Chapman returned in 1838 and established a second mission at Mokoia Island.[3][1] This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... Te Arawa is a confederation of Māori iwi and hapu (tribes and sub-tribes) based in the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty areas of New Zealand, with a population of around 40,000. ... Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region in the North Island of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... Maketu is a small town on the Bay of Plenty Coast in New Zealand. ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Te Arawa is a confederation of Māori iwi and hapu (tribes and sub-tribes) based in the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty areas of New Zealand, with a population of around 40,000. ... Henry Williams was one of the many European Missionaries that arrive in New Zealand, in an attempt to bring Christianity to the Maori people. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Mokoia under stormy skies, seen from the south Mokoia Island is located in Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. ...


The lakeshore was a prominent site of skirmishes during the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. A "special town district" was created in the 1883, in order to promote Rotorua's potential as a 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 and tourism from this time forward. Rotorua was established as a borough in 1922 and declared a city in 1962. M is the thirteenth letter of the Latin alphabet. ... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Rotorua Express was a passenger express train operated by the New Zealand Railways Department between Auckland and Rotorua. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Climate

Weather averages for Rotorua
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23 (73) 23 (73) 21.1 (70) 18.3 (65) 15.1 (59) 12.6 (55) 12.1 (54) 13 (55) 14.7 (58) 16.7 (62) 19 (66) 20.9 (70) 17.5 (64)
Average low °C (°F) 12.7 (55) 12.9 (55) 11.6 (53) 8.8 (48) 5.9 (43) 4.2 (40) 3.1 (38) 4.4 (40) 6 (43) 7.9 (46) 9.6 (49) 11.3 (52) 8.2 (47)
Precipitation mm (inch) 99 (3.9) 101 (4) 115 (4.5) 112 (4.4) 104 (4.1) 134 (5.3) 130 (5.1) 148 (5.8) 119 (4.7) 122 (4.8) 102 (4) 115 (4.5) 1,401 (55.2)
Source: NIWA Climate Data[4] 1971 – 2000

Geothermal areas

Thermal activity is at the heart of much of Rotorua's tourist appeal. Geysers and bubbling mud-pools, hot thermal springs and the Buried Village (Te Wairoa) - so named after it was buried by the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption - are within easy reach of the city.


Kuirau Park, to the west end of the central city, is also remarkable - hot bubbling mud pools dot the park, lending a surreal air to the setting. Visitors can soak their feet in hot pools.

Mud pool, Tikitere ("Hell's Gate"), Rotorua.

Rotorua is nicknamed Sulphur City, because of the aforementioned thermal activity. The sulphur gives off an odour unique to Rotorua that adds to the visitor experience. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (660x993, 285 KB) Summary Mud pool at Tikitere (Hells Gate), Rotorua (21 January 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (660x993, 285 KB) Summary Mud pool at Tikitere (Hells Gate), Rotorua (21 January 2005. ...


The especially pungent smell in the central-east 'Te Ngae' area is due to the dense sulphur deposits located next to the southern boundary of the Government Gardens, in the area known as 'Sulphur Point'.


Lakes

With 17 lakes, the Rotorua region is an aquatic paradise. Fishing, waterskiing, swimming and other water activities are popular in summer. The lakes are also great event venues; Rotorua hosted the 2007 World Waterski Championships. Lake Rotorua is also used as a departure and landing point for float planes.


Other activities

Downtown Rotorua, Lake Rotorua, and Mokoia Island.
Downtown Rotorua, Lake Rotorua, and Mokoia Island.

Rotorua is also home to botanical gardens and interesting historic architecture. Known as a spa town and major tourist resort since the 1800s, many of its buildings hint at this history. Government Gardens, close to the lakeshore at the eastern end of the town, are particularly worthy of note. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1024 pixels, file size: 426 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1024 pixels, file size: 426 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...

Northern Rotorua, Lake Rotorua, and Mokoia Island.
Northern Rotorua, Lake Rotorua, and Mokoia Island.

Another of Rotorua's attractions is the mountain biking. Whakarewarewa (also known as the "Redwoods") Forest has been described as 'the Disneyland of mountain biking' and has some of the best mountain bike trails in New Zealand. Rotorua hosted the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships, in August 2006. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1440 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1440 pixels, file size: 1. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... The first professional UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships took place in Durango (USA) in 1990. ...


Famous people

The City of Rotorua.
The city and the lake from a commercial flight
The city and the lake from a commercial flight

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 555 pixelsFull resolution (2340 × 1623 pixels, file size: 405 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 555 pixelsFull resolution (2340 × 1623 pixels, file size: 405 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (2358 × 1475 pixels, file size: 988 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (2358 × 1475 pixels, file size: 988 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Jean Gardner Batten (September 15, 1909 – November 22, 1982) was a New Zealand aviator, born in Rotorua. ... Susan Elizabeth Anne Devoy (born January 1, 1964) was a New Zealand squash player who dominated the sport in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Alan Duff (b. ... Bevan David Hari (born January 4, 1975 in Rotorua) is a field hockey striker from New Zealand, who finished in sixth position with the Mens National Team, nicknamed Black Sticks, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... Tāme Iti (b c. ... David (Dave) William Kosoof (born July 26, 1978 in Rotorua) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who finished in sixth position with the Mens National Team, nicknamed Black Sticks, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... Temuera Derek Morrison (born December 26, 1960) is a New Zealand actor. ... Christopher Edward Perkins (born 21 September 1891 at Peterborough, England, died Ipswich, Suffolk, 8 April 1968) was an artist in England and New Zealand. ... Wayne Buck Shelford (born 13 December 1957 in Rotorua) was a New Zealand rugby player who captained the All Blacks from 1987 to 1990. ... Miriama Te Rangimarie Smith (born June 3, 1976 in Rotorua, New Zealand) is an actress who has played roles in various TV shows such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Karaoke High and Shortland Street. ... Sir Peter Wilfred Tapsell KNZM MBE (born January 21, 1930) was Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. ... Italic text For other uses, see Cliff Curtis (disambiguation). ... Michael Barker is the drummer and percussionist for the Australian jam band John Butler Trio. ...

Sister cities

Rotorua has four sister cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

  1. ^ a b c d Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p383.
  2. ^ New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Tapsell Biography
  3. ^ a b New Zealand Dictionary of Biography: Thomas Chapman
  4. ^ Climate Data. NIWA. Retrieved on November 2, 2007.
  5. ^ Sister Cities International

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External links

  • Tourist information, etc
  • Glorious Mud: A Tourist's Introduction to Rotorua
  • Video of a Bubbling Mud Pool in Rotorua
  • Rotorua Street Maps
  • Rotorua travel guide from Wikitravel

Coordinates: 38°07′S, 176°19′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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