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Investing in Rotorua

There are few places in the world where residents can enjoy all the benefits of regional lifestyle with the convenience of city living and the added value of a world tourism Mecca on your door step.

This means that as a Rotorua resident, business owner or investor, you can take advantage of the wonderful Maori culture, geothermal activity, mountain biking, forest environment, natural spa waters as well as very affordable housing and a pristine natural environment, every day.

Rotorua is ideally situated in the centre of the North Island and has unique and varied investment opportunities.

The main industry sectors of tourism, forestry/wood processing and agriculture are well established within the region and are excellently supported by the growing manufacturing, education, research and technology sectors.
Rotorua provides a unique lifestyle and geographical position that is ideally situated to enhance the transport, communications and logistics industries, along with the opportunity for the perfect balance between lifestyle and business for the owner operated small to medium enterprise.

Over the past 12 months growth and development in Rotorua has seen an economic growth rate of around 4% per annum, consistently above the national average, record numbers and value of building consents recorded, along with an increasing number of national and international visitors, all pointing to Rotorua as one of the growth nodes of the future for New Zealand.

Why Rotorua for business investment?

Centrally located with excellent air, road and rail access - only 1 hourís drive from Tauranga (and its international shipping port) Hamilton and Taupo and 2 Ĺ hours from Auckland.

Close proximity to major population centres with around 240 000 within 1 hour, 600 000 within two hours and nearly 2 million within 3 hours of Rotorua. This population base provides both relatively easy access to an above average income market and access to a ready and able labour force, with higher than average level of vocational qualification.

Very Competitive commercial & industrial purchase prices, rentals, overheads and operating environment.















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