March 31, 2009

Kia Ora !*FIRSTNAME*!,

Working our markets

Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing Assistant GM Ruth Crampton was in Sydney earlier this month promoting the region as part of the Thermal Explorer Highway at a consumer Travel Xpo, March 14/15. International Co-ordinator James Fitzgerald covered the Melbourne version of the Travel Xpo, March 21/22, before heading to Canada last week to represent the Thermal Explorer Highway at Kiwilink North America tradeshows in Vancouver and Los Angeles from March 27 to April 5. The first ever Vancouver Kiwilink is as a result of encouraging growth in the Canadian market since Air New Zealand started services there in 2007. Great publicity was generated in Vancouver by way of a New Zealand delegation led by Te Puia CEO Te Taru White exchanging greetings with First Nations representatives. James will be back in the office on April 9. DRTM’s Ruth Crampton, pictured with Vanessa Freeman of Destination Lake Taupo, at the Travel Xpo in Sydney.

Free promotional opportunity

The wheels for the winter 2009 edition of DRTM’s In Essence trade and media magazine have started turning. A call for submissions for the TRENZ 2009 issue of In Essence went out on Friday. Rotorua operators with new commissionable developments, products or services have until April 9 to supply material for a chance to promote their businesses FOC to international buyers attending TRENZ, as well as the regular trade and media recipients. Click here for criteria around making an In Essence submission. Contact with any queries. TRENZ will be held in Auckland from June 8 to 11. 

Showcasing Rotorua in their language

Work has begun on adding two further foreign language options to DRTM's promotional DVD. German and Korean versions will be added to the line up of languages already available including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French and English. Contact our Office Administrator Karlene McCormick - – if you require current copies or wish to pre-order one of the new option(s).

Photographers’ shine

The winners in the DRTM’s inaugural Spirit of Rotorua photography competition were announced at the Rotorua Arts Village earlier this month. The announcements marked the official opening of an exhibition of competition entries that ran for two weeks (March 9-21) as part of the Te Ihi Te Wehi – Rotorua Festival of the Arts 2009. Martin Kostrewa, a German doctor living in Rotorua, won $1000 in prize-money for his work entitled ‘Mud Explosion – Kuirau Park’ and was named the Te Ihi Te Wehi supreme winner. The photograph, pictured, was also a winner in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley $500 Spirit of the Earth category. Click here to see all winning photographs selected from the more than 70 entries received. Due to public interest the supreme winner, category winners, People’s Choice winner and merit awards are on display in the Rotorua District Council building for the next two weeks.

Making our mark

So far DRTM have added ‘Rotorua - Feel the Spirit – Manaakitanga’ decals to the vehicles of seven local tourism operators. We are trialling the FOC branding with operators keen to add a Rotorua feel to their late-model sign-written vehicles that are frequently used out-of-town. Contact Communications Manager Jill Marshall on 349 7285 or to discuss criteria.

Introducing Mrs Clarke

For those of you who don’t get the marketing newsletter, here’s a lovely wedding pix of our newest married team member, Melissa Clarke (nee Gray) with her husband Scott. The couple where married on March 7 at the Rotorua Water Sports Centre and honeymooned on the Gold Coast. Melissa says the day was fantastic!

Setting sights on expansion

Good progress is being made on establishing a much expanded trade area on the website. Dedicated solely to the travel trade, the area is designed to make life easy for trade who are trying to sell Rotorua and New Zealand. New printable itineraries (either pre-set or customised DIY options including nearby attractions and free options) are a special feature of the new area expected to go live in the middle of next month. Once that is up and running, Web Development Co-ordinator Adrian Hodge will begin work on getting our new German language site up in time for a Tourism New Zealand cultural mission to Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and the UK in mid May. Rotorua - represented by Hells Gate, Te Puia and Kaitiaki Adventures - will be using the Ngatoroirangi story (how geothermal activity came to New Zealand) as the theme of their presentations.

First quarter going well

The first three months of 2009 are tracking extremely well on Compared to the first quarter (January 1 to March 27) last year, the site is up 74.07% in visits and up 55.21% in pageviews. The site also achieved a milestone in February with a record number of absolute unique visitors - 46,798 for the calendar month – compared to our previous best month of 35,447 in August 2008. The 32% increase is tracked via Google Analytics, which DRTM have employed to track stats since June 2007. Recently added pages are also being well used; the cruise page has attracted 889 pageviews since loaded on December 9), the campervan facilities page (added on December 23) has had 934 pageviews and Eat Streat has had 486 pageviews since January 19. Other interesting stats: 4.02% of the last month’s visitors to visited more than nine times within the month and 1.93% visited more than 50 times within the month; 14.46% of all visits in the past month spent more than 10 minute on the site while 3.74% spent longer than half an hour on the site; and 6.98% of all visitors looked at 20 or more pages during their visit to our site.

Three month forecast of tourism demand

The Tourism Industry Monitor is a great new resource that allows individual New Zealand tourism operators to benchmark the actual and expected performance of their business against the wider tourism industry.  Outputs include actual and expected levels of industry demand, profitability and business confidence.  Click here to learn more about the Tourism Industry Monitor and to view the latest results. The ongoing success of the Tourism Industry Monitor will be determined by the willingness of tourism operators to complete the survey each month. Please play your part by bookmarking this link and setting a task in your calendar to enter the requested information between the 1st and the 5th of each month. All data entered into the survey is strictly confidential to Covec (the consultancy contracted to manage the survey by Tourism Industry Association NZ, NZ Hotel Council and Ministry of Tourism), and will only be used to derive aggregated statistics. Last month’s survey took an average of four and half minutes for respondents to complete. Businesses that complete the survey will receive the results a few days after the survey closes and several days ahead of the results being made publicly available.

Three World Cup matches for city

Rotorua has been selected as a host venue for three pool matches for the Rugby World Cup 2011. DRTM’s GM Don Gunn is “delighted” by the announcement that Rotorua will host Fiji vs. Africa (Sept 10), Oceania vs. Africa (Sept 14) and Ireland vs. Europe (Sept 25) . “As we saw during the 2005 Lions tour, the benefits to Rotorua are likely to be all encompassing for tourism, hospitality and retail. Visitor numbers during the Rugby World Cup will be huge, and we’re looking forward to showcasing Rotorua’s extensive range of attractions and activities to the world,” said Don. “Giving these visitors a memorable experience will see continuing benefits for Rotorua in the years after the Rugby World Cup.” A festival programme encompassing the whole of the Bay of Plenty area is being created around the Rotorua matches. The Rugby World Cup starts in September 2011 and the finals will be played during Labour Weekend. The opening match will be New Zealand versus Tonga at Eden Park on September 9. The semi-finals and finals will also be in Auckland. Rotorua was part of a Bay of Plenty-wide bid for pool games.

Silver Ferns for Rotorua

News that Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre is to host a major international netball match in August is a huge coup for the city according to Mayor Kevin Winters. He says it’s also a glowing endorsement of the district’s bold investment in major event facilities. “We're on a roll right now . . . getting this brilliant news hot on the heels of the announcement that the city is to host three Rugby World Cup matches in 2011.” Mayor Winters said without the community's support to proceed with building the hugely successful Energy Events Centre complex, Rotorua would not be attracting international events of this calibre. “Today we are reaping the benefits of those bold decisions, and the whole local economy gains,” he added. The Silver Ferns versus the Rest of the World game at the EEC on August 26 is expected to attract many people from outside of Rotorua, providing both immediate economic benefits and a boost to the city’s profile nationally and internationally.

Give bushfire families a break

Rotorua’s 95.9 MORE FM, in conjunction with DRTM, is planning on inviting 50 victims of the recent Australian bush fires to Rotorua for a free week’s holiday. Obviously there is a large cost to achieving this goal and one of the ways MORE FM is raising funds is a 12-hour radio-thon this Friday, April 3. Hosted by breakfast announcer Mike Baird, the radio-thon will run from 6am till 6pm. Promotions Manager for Mediaworks Radio Rotorua Eddie Young says the radio-thon will include the usual fun antics and entertainment associated with these types of affairs. TV3’s SUNRISE show will be part of the early morning too, with weather presenter Josh Hislop doing his regular reports live from radio-thon headquarters - a marquee adjacent to MORE FM station in Ranolf Street. A cooked breakfast will be available during the morning, with entertainment throughout the day. Eddie says they have a large number of local schools involved with things like mufti days and coin trails to help with fundraising on the day. Eddie is hoping that local businesses, including tourism operators, will get in behind the radio-thon and contribute in some way, either by being part of the fun, challenging other like businesses, or simply making a donation by calling 349 3959 on the day. For more information phone Eddie on 346 3902, email or visit

Kart track gets financial boost

Fund-raising for Rotorua’s international standard karting track received a huge boost last month when the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust announced a donation of $250,000 toward the project. As well as the donation, the Rotorua Trust has also provided the Rotorua KartSport Development Trust with a loan of up to $800,000 to assist with the development of this new international facility. The secretary of the Rotorua KartSport Development Trust, Warwick Kay, said their vision was to create the best KartSport track in the country. “Our objective is to build an international KartSport circuit for local and international events that will be New Zealand’s first internationally rated circuit,” he said. Being built on six hectares of land purchased from (and adjacent to) Off Road NZ, the 8m wide, 1.2km circuit will be similar to a two way road - with karts – when complete. Because many sporting facilities sit idle for long periods (making security and maintenance a challenge), the KartSport Trust have chosen to work closely with Off Road NZ by contracting the new track and facilities back to them for casual and corporate use thus providing the trust with ongoing revenue. Off Road NZ plans to add a fleet of hire karts (capable of speeds of up to 120kph) to their range of products which will mean phasing out their sprint car racing option. We hear rumours that iconic Kiwi race car driver Greg Murphy, the KartSport Development Trust’s patron, may be in Rotorua early next month to check out the track at kart level on a sponsors day planned for Easter Monday. Apparently he may get a chance to pop over the hill during the build up to the V8s in Hamilton. The track is expected to be completed and operational this spring as long as fund-raising stays on track. Warwick says he would love to hear from companies or individuals keen to help the project “get to the finish line”. He can be contacted by phoning 348 4899, emailing or going to

Hotels urged to stay focussed

Rotorua hotels must focus on adding value and effectively managing costs to remain competitive in the face of softening demand over the next few months. That’s the view of New Zealand Hotel Council (NZHC) chair Jennie Langley who was in Rotorua last Monday (March 23) to present the results of the NZHC Annual Operating Survey 2008 to Rotorua members as well as invited guests. She said the state of the economy is currently the single biggest concern for NZHC members, with revenue coming under significant pressure as demand falls. “We know the short-term outlook for many hotels is tough but they cannot lose sight of the eventual economic recovery by continuing to deliver quality product, retaining staff and investing in refurbishments and developments,” said Jennie. The importance of attracting New Zealanders and Australians to Rotorua was made clear in the survey, with New Zealanders accounting for 40.2% of all rooms sold in Rotorua last year, followed by Australians at 11.9%. Tours and groups were the biggest source of business for Rotorua hotels, accounting for 42% of rooms sold, followed by leisure travellers (33.6%). “Australia and the domestic market will be critical in buffering the industry from lower long-haul international demand. Rotorua’s eight NZHC members (who collectively have a total 1337 rooms) employed 700 people and generated $60m in revenue last year. Reflecting the national fall in occupancy (69.2% in 2008 down from 70.7% in 2007), Rotorua’s average occupancy fell 2.3% to 66% while the average room rate only increased 3c (to $109.15) compared to the previous year.

They jumped for joy

Nicholas Finch, a freefall photographer for Rotorua’s tandem skydive company NZONE (pictured), was delighted to be part of Jump Start. Held at Auckland’s Whenuapai Air Base in Auckland earlier this month, Jump Start is a charity event involving skydivers raising money to sponsor a young person from CanTeen or Project K. Nicholas not only acted as one of the official freefall photographers on the day but also presented the event organisers with a cheque for $500 that he fundraised for the event. Fifty volunteer instructors did a tandem skydive from 10,000ft with their young CanTeen or Project K companions while freefall photographers captured the experience on tape. Each youngster received their own DVD of their jump. “Skydiving is an amazing and potentially life-changing experience," said Nicholas, “so I was excited to share that with kids who were so deserving. These guys epitomise what NZONE’s all about – being brave.” Jump Start is supported by commercial and sport skydivers from around New Zealand as well as the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) which supplied a C130 Hercules aircraft and its Parachute Training and Support Unit for the event.

Investment money to be awarded

Tourism operators have two weeks to enter the New Zealand International Business Awards – and with it a chance of winning some serious investment money. Promoted by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise with assistance from Business NZ, the awards recognise NZ businesses operating in the international market. The $100,000 prize (to invest in furthering international growth) will be awarded to a supreme winner who stands out across the award categories of best business (small, medium and large) operating internationally, most innovative international business model, best use of design in international business, best commercialisation of intellectual property in international business and best use of research and development in international business. Click here for business awards info.

He’s in love in New Zealand

New Zealand is currently gaining huge exposure in the US thanks to romantic reality television show ‘The Bachelor’. Part of the latest series of this top-rating US show was filmed in New Zealand and it seems it’s not just a bachelorette the star has fallen in love with, it’s our whole country. Two of the final three episodes were filmed in New Zealand as part of Tourism New Zealand’s International Media Programme. The first New Zealand episode screened in the US to an audience of 12.5 million in mid February while the second (the show’s season finale) was aired earlier this month. Jason Mesnick, the bachelor in search of romance in the hugely successful hit show, said New Zealand is the most beautiful place he’s ever been. When asked if he would recommend New Zealand, Jason said “New Zealand is ‘the’ place that must be on your list”. Visits to Tourism New Zealand’s US website - - increased from 3458 to 7277 the day after the first New Zealand episode screened. Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive George Hickton says money can’t buy the kind of exposure Jason has given New Zealand. “With a massive media industry, the US is a tough market to get our message across in, but the messages from Jason Mesnick have reached a huge audience in the US and beyond. The programme itself has helped create ‘a buzz’ around New Zealand as a destination profiling our stunning landscapes and the experiences many US travellers would be unaware they could have here.” TNZ launched a fresh take on its 100% Pure New Zealand advertising campaign in the US following the last episode of The Bachelor on March 9.

Among the best NZ has to offer

A multi-day hike marketed by a Rotorua-based tourism business, Walking Legends, has been ranked as the third-best guided walk in New Zealand in the latest issue of Wilderness Magazine. Walking Legends owner operators Rob Franklin and Hilary Sheaff are delighted to receive the accolade from what they say is this country’s premier hiking and outdoor magazine. The magazine ranks Walking Legends’ guided Lake Waikaremoana walk above the Milford Track, arguably New Zealand’s most famous walk (and marketed as the finest walk in the world). The Lake Waikaremoana track itself was ranked as New Zealand’s number one multi-day tramp. The Rotorua couple attribute their high ranking to several factors: hard work establishing their business over the past six years, attention to detail to ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable hike and the quality of the walk itself. The 46km walk in Te Urewera National Park, some 150km south–east of Rotorua, circumnavigates pristine Lake Waikaremoana over four days.

Silver for backpackers

Kiwi Paka is the latest Rotorua accommodation provider, and the first local backpackers, to gain Enviro benchmarking from Qualmark. Kiwi Paka director Malcolm Munro says they are proud to display their Silver Enviro logo from Qualmark. “We are committed to achieving the highest levels in environmental practises; actively participating in water efficiency, waste management, water conservation, environmental conservation and community support,” he says. “After 22 years in the industry, it is a significant milestone that Kiwi Paka is able to show its commitment to excellence, and encourage international and domestic guests to look for environmental sustainability. Taking care of guests while caring for the environment ensures we can all enjoy New Zealand, both now and in the future.”

And for holiday park

Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park owners David and Carol Adams are delighted that their business is the first holiday park in the North Island to gain Enviro-Silver benchmarking from Qualmark. They say the park’s Qualmark Enviro Silver rating acknowledges the wonderful (continuing) team effort required to reduce their impact on the environment. The holders of a four star plus holiday park accommodation Qualmark rating were galvanised into documenting the park’s environmental actions (since they purchased the business in 1992) on hearing of Qualmark’s new Enviro logo option last year. The scheme extends beyond the regular Qualmark quality assurance programme to include an environmental and social assessment into its criteria. Some of the actions Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park have taken include being part of the LoveNZ recycling promotion, removal of hot water storage, gas reticulation throughout the park, energy saver lighting and reduced water consumption by purchasing high-efficiency front-loading washing machines.

Getting show on the road

Tamaki Heritage Experiences is launching a new product to Rotorua industry at the Distinction Hotel this week. Developed off the back of the ‘Chronicles of Uitara, Lost in Our Own Land’ trilogy, the re-enactment is now being offered as a touring product. The new 45-minute travelling show, designed to work for the MICE and education segments, will be available throughout New Zealand. “We have developed this version of our story to meet a gap in the MICE segment,” says Kiri Atkinson-Crean. She says the need for PCOs to come up with compelling and creative events for openings or dinner gala events works in their favour. “We think Lost in Our Own Land as a touring product will fit that bill very nicely with all the drama and colour of the core story - but without having to leave their hotel or conference venue.” Education will also be a key target with the story developed in such a way it can be delivered to scale - from country halls to massive convention centres. “We have developed the sets and backdrops for the story to be a multi-layered blend of three dimensional physical sets and audio visual effect. This way we can maximise the AV impact when it is available but can
also offer a scaled back, but equally compelling, story with less reliance on technology in a local school hall or community centre. The size and scale of event will also determine cast numbers - with the story operating with between 10 and 20 actors depending on the scale of the event,” says Kiri.

Easy peasy for clubs

Getting social clubs, groups or teams together for some active or sporting fun is easier thanks to the release of a new package - Rotorua Made Easy.  Mitai Maori Cultural Experiences, Hells Gate and Wai Ora Spa and Kiwi Paka have teamed up to create the ‘no fuss’ package for active Kiwis looking to indulge in their chosen activities in Rotorua - whether it’s golf, lawn bowls or adventure rafting. The Rotorua Made Easy package includes two nights accommodation, breakfast, a night out, some relaxation and a spa. Wai Ora Group Sales Manager Haydn Marriner describes the new package as “flexible, workable and fun for seniors groups who want to enjoy the activities instead of being bogged down having to organise them.” Haydn says the package is aimed at those New Zealand club groups or associations who often travel away to challenge themselves on the fairways or bowling greens of rival clubs. With unique golf courses, bowling clubs and stunning gardens, it is hoped that this package can help further enhance the attractiveness of Rotorua as a viable get-away destination for the outgoing senior New Zealander.

Holiday park users not necessarily budget guests

Holiday parks play a key role in stimulating economic activity at local, regional and national levels. New research commissioned by the Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) shows travellers who choose to stay at New Zealand holiday parks contribute at least $623m in direct expenditure and support a wide range of businesses in the community. HAPNZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown says “There is a perception that travellers who stay at holiday parks might not be worth as much to the economy as those who stay in more expensive accommodation. However this research shows they actually make a large contribution through the amount they spend in the community while they are on holiday.” Approximately $340m (55%) of the expenditure by holiday park visitors is contributed by domestic travellers, with the balance of $283m (45%) comes from international visitors. “This means the export earnings of holiday parks are worth more than exports by New Zealand’s mussel industry, the book publishing industry, or the fresh vegetable sector,” says Fergus. The research also highlights that holiday park visitors spend about 18% of their daily expenditure on accommodation costs. The bulk of their spending is done outside holiday parks in areas such as cafes, restaurants, bars, activities and attractions, shopping and entertainment. In addition to direct expenditure, holiday parks employ more than 2000 people nationally, as well as supporting many local businesses through purchase of supplies, maintenance, and payments for marketing and professional fees. “The holiday park sector has enjoyed a relatively good summer season, with both New Zealanders and international travellers choosing to stay in our facilities. People are still travelling but they are often choosing cheaper accommodation. This research shows that holiday parks will continue to be a valuable part of the economy.” HAPNZ represents holiday parks around the country.

French flavour added to local lodge

We reported in the last newsletter that Kim and Andrew Martin had sold Hamurana Country Estate to Steave and Graziella Novella. The award-winning boutique hotel has now been renamed Hamurana Lodge and plans are on the way for a major upgrade to the property. The Novellas say they aim to provide the highest possible level of services for discerning guests looking for luxury country-style accommodation with a difference. Another change is that the lodge restaurant, now offering a French-inspired menu, is open to casual diners as well as lodge guests. The French-speaking couple from New Caledonia have been involved in many hospitality businesses (including one locally) as well as owning companies in other industries in their home country.

Want caffeine with your book?

One of the added extras available to the community in Rotorua’s newly extended and revamped public library (officially opened yesterday, March 30) is a café. Opening on Wednesday (April 1), the café has been leased by the owner of the successful Okere Fall Store, Sarah Uhl. Named The Library Store, if it’s anything like its Okere Falls counterpart the café will serve great take-away food, great coffee and have a (limited) range of interesting and organic foodie stuff for sale. The $2m redevelopment of the library has added 1000sq.m. of floor space to the (now 4000 sq.m.) building with more of the actual space accessible to library users.

Musical chairs for Accor people  

Rob McIntyre is the new GM of the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside and Ibis Rotorua as well as Accor Area GM Central North Island. With more than 15 years of hospitality experience, Rob’s most recent post was GM Novotel London Towers. He replaced Klaus Gottschalk who took up a General Manager’s role with Accor in China. The hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Andrea Richards, heads back home to Australia this week to take up a role as Director of Sales and Marketing at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast. Although Andrea says she has really enjoyed her four years in Rotorua, she is looking forward to returning to Australia. Thomas Klotz is also moving on from his role as Hotel Manager of Ibis Rotorua to his first General Manager’s role at All Seasons Katherine in the Northern Territory. Zac Lumsden, who was hotel manager at the Princes Gate Hotel while the property was under Accor management last year, is now GM of Accor’s Auckland Formule 1 property.

Pong = passion?

Rumour has it that a well-known celebrity has bought part of one of Rotorua’s most historic properties. Speculation is that the older male may have become interested in a holiday home in Sulphur City following the recent release of some Italian research ( that says Rotorua’s sulphurous air can have a positive affect on men with erectile problems or those who just want to heighten their sexual prowess. A public announcement is expected to be made tomorrow.

Part of team

Tourism Rotorua Travel Office and Information Centre’s newly appointed team leader is Adam Hughes. Adam, who took up his position on Monday, has recently returned to Rotorua from Perth and is excited to get back into tourism.

Reusing batteries

With daylight saving coming to an end this weekend (when clocks go back one hour at 3am on Sunday, April 5), the New Zealand Fire Service is once again reminding us to replace the batteries in smoke detectors. Although they must be replaced annually to ensure the safe operation of the smoke detector, these batteries are often still usable. Unfortunately most will go directly into a landfill to leach various toxins into the environment. Alternatively some will be taken to a recycling centre where they will be placed in a ‘leach-proof’ cement block before being placed in a landfill. Although the final resting place for smoke alarm batteries is inevitably a landfill, they can be given a second life. The Salvation Army Thrift Shop at 1223 Pukuatua Street has offered to take in usable household batteries from Rotorua residents and businesses. These batteries will then be distributed for use in children’s toys and other appliances where reliability does not have the same importance as it does in smoke detectors. To find out more helpful tips on reusing products otherwise destined for landfill think about joining the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter. Contact Gina George by on 349 7289 or email

Saturday, April 4
100K Flyer, fast and scenic 100km cycle ride from Rotorua to Taupo,
from Kingsgate Hotel on Fenton Street.

April 5
Bike Vegas Highlander Mountain Bike Marathon, classic style MTB race over one lap of challenging terrain, Whakawerawera Forest

April 10-12
Bike Odyssey, MTB tour through Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo forests.

Saturday, April 18
Xterra Multi Sport Festival, biggest off road multi sport festival in NZ, Blue Lake.

April 18-19
Tagged Trout Tournament, two days of fishing with great cash prizes, Lake Rotorua.

April 24-26
NZ Single Speed Championship, one gear, one day, one champion, Long Mile Road, Whakarewarewa Forest.

Saturday, April 25
Giant R4 Rotorua to Whakatane cycle ride, past Lake Rotorua, Rotoiti, Rotoehu and Rotoma, from ibis Hotel on Rangiuru Street.

Queen – It’s a Kind of Magic, re-live the energy and excitement of Queen, Rotorua Civic Theatre.

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Jill Marshall
Communications Manager
Destination Rotorua Marketing
Private Bag 3007, Rotorua
Phone +64 7 349 7285
Fax +64 7 349 4133