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About Rotorua

Rotorua (Maori: Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe "The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua from which the city takes its name, located in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. It is the seat of the Rotorua District, a territorial authority encompassing Rotorua and several other nearby towns. The majority of the Rotorua District is in the Bay of Plenty Region, but a sizeable southern section and a small western section are in the Waikato region. Rotorua is in the heart of the North Island, 60 km south of Tauranga, 80 km north of Taupo, 105 km east of Hamilton, and 230 km southeast of the nation's most populous city, Auckland.

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It is currently 5:00 PM in Rotorua. Rotorua uses New Zealand Standard Time and also supports New Zealand Daylight Time.