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This guide is produced by Settlement Support New Zealand. The guide is intended for people who have recently moved to Rotorua District from overseas.
Settlement Support New Zealand is a government funded initiative designed to help newcomers settle into the local community.

Please direct queries and advise of any changes required to the guide to:

Heather McAllister,
Settlement Support

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The Business Hub
1209 Hinemaru Street
P. + 64 7 348 4199

[email protected]

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Although every care has been taken in compiling this guide. Settlement Support New Zealand accept no responsibility for errors or omissions, or the results of any actions taken on the basis of information contained in this guide.


How to Use this Guide

Getting Information

Finding a Place to Live


Obtaining Work, Self Employment

Getting Around

Health Care


Improving your English

Ethnic Groups, Churches


Legal Matters

Things to do in Rotorua

Maori culture


Mayor’s Message of Welcome

It is my great pleasure, as Mayor of Rotorua, to extend a very warm and friendly welcome to new residents
to our beautiful district.

Rotorua is a multi-cultural community and also the heartland of Maoridom in New Zealand with Maori
culture and values an integral part of the district’s activities and character.

Rotorua is a unique and exciting city and district, with its lakes, forests, parks and gardens, and awesome
geothermal activity and spas, as well and as adventure playground of outdoor activities.

You may care to take a few moments to view what the city of Rotorua and its surrounding district has to
offer on our website

Welcome to Rotorua, voted one of the most beautiful cities in New Zealand.

Haeremai. Haeremai. Haeremai.
Welcome. Welcome. Welcome.

Kevin Winters


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