The Riches of Rotorua
Rich in spirit, rich in resources. Rotorua has been blessed with natural resources – its geothermal waters, an abundance of lakes, ancient forests, mighty rivers and majestic mountains. These treasured resources have sustained the people of this land from the days of old until today.
From the roofs on their heads and the clothes they wore, bathing, washing, and cooking food, the natural world has been a source of life and is utilised in the most respectful way.
So as you walk through our valleys, climb our mountains and wade in our waters, remember that we hold these gifts of the earth as sacred taonga, our treasures. And remember to practice kaitiakitanga wherever you go, not just here on our shores but everywhere that you walk.