Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones were in Rotorua
to make the announcement.
You can pack the main sights around Rotorua
comfortably into two days, but make sure you leave enough time to visit nearby Lake Taupo - worth an overnight stop.
"I started to think, 'I'm not sure I'm doing any good here, I don't seem to be making a difference," says Ryan, who was working at Korowai Aroha Health Centre in Rotorua
. "I just felt it was a waste of time and money, like I wasn't getting anywhere."
> Meghan hugs little Catalina Rivera, 2, during a walkabout in Rotorua
Catalina Rivera and her mother Mercedes were among the well-wishers at Rotorua
's Government Gardens, having moved to New Zealand 10 months ago from El Salvador.
Lakes Council's debt levels remain weaker than average for 'AA' rated peers, but sufficient financial flexibility will allow the council to cope with a significant capex increase under its long-term plan.
Ben Te'o breaks away from Tawera Kerr-Barlow as the Lions decisively beat the Maori All Blacks at the Rotorua
"It depends how hungry he is - whether he keeps on being the Butcher of Rotorua
or becomes the Squire of Northampton."
The exception to this was at Rotorua
where, for the first time, the country's government saw value in formalising the provision of physical therapies, not only to the broader public, but also to overseas visitors, who might bring with them valuable investment.
* Advanced Nursing Assessment & Clinical Reasoning--available at Rotorua
(Mokoia) campus only;
The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science Annual Scientific Meeting for 2016 will be held at the Rotorua
Energy Events Centre from 16-19 August 2016.
The following day we drive the two hours to Rotorua
, the heart of New Zealand's volcanic region and home to an array of geothermal parks which can be experienced for next to nothing.